New staff at Rangely schools…


New members of the faculty and staff within Rangely School District RE-4 this year, are, from left to right: Pat Walsh, vocational/agriculture; Alex Schroeder, junior high English; Sarah Campbell, elementary music; Carlene Cantrell, fifth grade; Jeremy Cantrell, high school physical education; Matthew Clark, junior high science; Dana Forbes, fourth grade; Deedra Halcomb, elementary media specialist; […]

Letter to the Editor: On mill levy for Meeker schools

Dear Editor: This fall, voters in Meeker will be asked to decide whether to increase our property taxes to fund our schools. This mill levy increase will generate around $900,000 to use in our classrooms.

Rector Building dedication Aug. 28

RANGELY | The ribbon cutting for the Rector Science Building grand opening is Aug. 28 on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sheepdog handler uses dogs to move wildlife out of Canadian town

Dog handler Chris Jobe gets some hiking exercise for herself and three of her dogs at home in Alberta, Canada. Jobe will be in Meeker for the Meeker Sheepdog Championship Trials, held Sept. 3-7.

MEEKER I Mist from dawn’s early rain lingers in Waterton, Alberta. This tiny town in the southwestern province of Canada awakes to whistles and “that’ll do” directed at six border collies on an early morning mission.

Meeting set on fair impact

RBC I Public meetings for all county residents who want to voice their input regarding the recent 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair are invited to a public input meeting on Aug. 28.

Rangely area author to hold local book signing Saturday


RANGELY I Blue Mountain author Lou Dean knows how to write about hardship.

Death Notice: Delbert Schmidt

Delbert L. Schmidt, 82, of Montrose and Maybell, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose.

Coach’s team captures golf classic; Cowboy gridders play host to Rye

Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team had two-a-days last week, then Saturday it hosted the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament. This Saturday it will host Rye in Starbuck Stadium in the first football game of the season.

Local event celebrates anniversary of Wilderness Act

RBC I A celebration of “50 Years Wild” to commemorate the anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and a half-century of wild and special places, area residents and visitors are invited to an afternoon of wilderness education, primitive skills demonstrations, live music and food. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday on the […]

Hunting, fishing photos wanted


RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Familiar teams playing for co-ed softball championship

The 2014 Coed Softball League tournament has started and just like the season, any team can win. Rangely’s Clark Edwards, playing for Prater’s Plumbing (the No. 3 seed) get Ace Hardware’s Shiloh May out at first in a semifinal game Monday. Ace, the defending champs, lost to Prater’s and dropped into the consolation bracket and Prater’s advanced in the championship bracket of the double elimination tournament.

RBC I The regular season is over, the tournament has started and the championship game was played last night between familiar foes, the defending champions, Ace Trucking of Meeker and last year’s runners-up from Rangely, Prater’s Plumbing and Heating.

From My Window… Students: Get the most from your education; thoughts on Dr. Bob

Schools are back in session. As a small child, this was the highlight of the year. Even though the youngest of seven siblings, I was bored. I was also pretty excited to see my friends again. Besides, I actually liked my teachers — all nuns at a Catholic school in Colorado Springs.