Meeker board strikes down former hospital lot rezoning

MEEKER I The Town of Meeker’s board meeting was filled to bursting Tuesday as concerned citizens gathered to express their opinions on a request to rezone the old hospital lot. The parcel, located at Third and Cleveland streets, is currently zoned as a single family residential lot, but a request by the Eastern Rio Blanco […]

County seeks new budget director and bookkeeper

RBC I As folks may have seen in the Herald Times classifieds the last few weeks, Rio Blanco County is advertising for a new budget and finance director as well as a bookkeeper for accounts payable. What’s happened?

From My Window: Students head to class, but summer events not over yet

We are now moving toward the end of summer. School is starting, the nights are a bit cooler, signs are already up welcoming the hunters, who will be dropping into Rio Blanco County before August is over for the archery/muzzleloader seasons, the water in the White River is now low enough to fish in most […]

Candidate Tracy in Meeker today

MEEKER I Emily Tracy, the Democratic candidate for Colorado State Senate District 8, will be walking in Meeker today, visiting with voters about issues important to them. Tracy will also attend the Natural Resource Tour reception on Thursday evening at the Heritage Culture Center and Museum, plus a meet and greet for Tracy following the […]

2016 Fair Results and more photos

Classifieds: August 18, 2016

Ads for 08/18/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at 7th and Park, Meeker. AA & Al-Anon Meetings – Rangely Alcoholics Anonymous – Open meetings Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m., 115 […]

BLM is evaluating oil and gas leases in Rio Blanco and others

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to offer about 100,000 acres of federal minerals in northwestern Colorado in the May 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

CPW offers free navigation, orientation classes

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering hunters, hikers, bikers and anyone who enjoys excursions into the backcountry a chance to learn one of the most important skills an outdoor enthusiast should master—how to find your way in the wilderness.

Exposure to sunlight not good for infants that are under the age of six months

RBC I Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s sun exposure each day, believing […]

Meeker Marlins swim team competes well at High Country championship

Meeker Marlin swimmer Brooklynn Nielsen gets some instruction from coach Chance Walker immediately before winning the 25-yard backstroke at the High Country Swim League Championship Meet in Eagle on July 29.

Meeker I The Meeker Marlin swimmers, an ERBM Recreation and Park District program, competed at the High Country Swim League Championship Meet at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink in Eagle on July 29, and several of the swimmers did Meeker proud.

Two sides of coal leasing reform hold GJ meeting

RBC I In the late 1890s, when coal mines began operating in Western mountain communities, miners took caged canaries underground to alert them to danger. If potentially deadly gases, such as carbon monoxide and methane, were to leak out of the coal seams, the sight of a fragile yellow bird in distress warned the miners […]

Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program now taking applicants

RBC I The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is accepting applications from emerging leaders looking to further develop both their skills and their commitment to the future of Colorado’s agricultural and rural communities.