Dispatchers play vital role in importance of emergency 911

One of seven Rio Blanco County dispatchers, Rhawnie McGruder is seen here running the central desk, computers and display screens where 911 calls are first answered at the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.

MEEKER I Driving our western Colorado mountain passes in winter storms can create a situation in which calling 911 can be a lifesaver. Did you ever wonder how 911 really works? Where a 911 call gets answered? How long ago and whoever started the 911 system?

Classifieds: April 28, 2016

Ads for 04/28/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: debbiew@theheraldtimes.com RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, […]

CNCC Foundation Dinner…

Peggy Rector, left, long a staunch supporter and active board member at Colorado Northwestern Community College, presents CNCC President Russell George with a plaque of appreciation for all the good that Russell has done for the college since he began service as president in 2011. George has announced that he will be retiring before the year is out.

Hunter ed opt-out available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes are now in effect. Hunter education test-out options are available for U.S. military and individuals 50-years of age or older.

After Birth Ball…

There were plenty of items on the silent and regular auction block Saturday evening during the After Birth Ball fundraiser for the local FFA team, who served the meal, cleaned up afterward, delivered tea and water and did all the things required to serve the guests. Several thousand dollars were raised during the event, but the final tally was not known as of press time Tuesday.

Obituary: Janet ‘Jan’ Meyer (Smith)

Janet Meyer

Meeker resident Janet “Jan” Marie Meyer (Smith) died peacefully in Meeker, Colo., on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Rural seatbelt crackdown ends with 1,593 cited

RBC I In response to high traffic fatality rates and low seat belt use in Colorado’s rural communities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement launched their annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period from March 28 to April 3.

Rangely Mayor Nielsen and new council members will be sworn in this Tuesday

RANGELY I Two weeks after the Rangely Town Council election results rolled in, future town trustees Andy Key, Trey Robie and Tyson Hacking as well as new Mayor Joseph Nielsen are ready to get to work. Nielsen, who ran for mayor unopposed, expressed pleasure at the high voter turnout the election garnered.

RHS Prom royalty …

Rangely High School held its Spring Prom on Saturday. The 2016 Prom Royalty includes, in the back row from left to right: Attendants Nakoma Bailey and Marielle Ivie; Prom King and Queen Kiki Ruiz and Carrie Goddard; and Attendants Kaulan Brady and Echo Campbell. In the front row are Cutler Mergelman and Addison Thayn.

Annual Rangely memorial blood drive Wednesday

RANGELY I The sixth annual Makayla Jane Kottenstette Memorial Blood Drive, in conjunction with Rangely High School’s annual event, is scheduled for Wednesday at the school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meeker Education Foundation picks math program as its annual project

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Foundation’s annual fund’s role is to complete a major project for Meeker School District by pursuing community partnerships, grants and targeted fundraising.

Al White drops from District 8 state Senate race, endorses Tracy

RBC I Al White announced last week that he is withdrawing from the Colorado State Senate District 8 race. White cited a lack of funding as the reason driving his decision.