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.

RBC Warranty Deeds ~ July 2016

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Dave Cole of Meeker earns Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award—highest given by FAA

On July 27, Meeker pilot David Cole, center, completed a routine charter pilot proficiency flight test to join the Colorado Flight Center team in Grand Junction. The day was made extraordinary, however, when Rhuandale Hinson, right, the FAA aviation safety inspector, and Richard Jeffs, left, the Salt Lake City Federal Aviation Administration safety team manager, presented Cole with the FAA Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award, which is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.

MEEKER I On July 27, Meeker pilot David Cole completed a routine charter pilot proficiency flight test to join the Colorado Flight Center team in Grand Junction. The day was made extraordinary, however, when Rhuandale Hinson, the FAA aviation safety inspector and Richard Jeffs, the Salt Lake City Federal Aviation Administration safety team manager, presented […]