Education fundraiser is Sunday

MEEKER I The Meeker Education Foundation will hold its second annual benefit dinner and auction Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Freeman Fairfield Center.

Local comments needed to assist Trapper Mining’s future

RBC I Trapper Mining on Monday called on the northwest Colorado community and energy consumers across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West to review and provide comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) developed for Trapper Mining by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The draft EA was developed in response to […]

From My Window: Denver Broncos firing on both cylinders—to SB50

Yes! They finally did it with style, class and quality!

Family Fun Day…


This racer tries desperately to cut his snowmobile tightly around the barrel during the barrel racing event at the Family Fun Day on Saturday at Ute Park. This rider found out that the snow was soft, powdery and not at all packed, which meant the front of the snowmobile would dig in but the rear […]

Classifieds: January 28, 2016

Ads for 01/28/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: 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: RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, […]

Obituary: Norma Jean Galloway

Norma Jean Galloway, 84, passed away at her home in Rangely, Colo., surrounded by her family.

CNCC aids food bank…


René Harden of Rangely coordinated the project, then connected with Leana Cox, president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Cox got the PTK members to run the concession stand at CNCC and to make popcorn. The deal was that if someone brought in a non-perishable food […]

Rangely Chamber of Commerce opens 2016 with some new incentives

RANGELY I The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping to start off 2016 with a bang by introducing several new programs to the community. Chamber Director Kristin Steele is excited about the new programs and their potential impact on the community.

Barone basketball…

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Barone Middle School eighth-grader Makenna Burke leads the pack down the court during a game between the two Rio Blanco County middle school teams. Barone Middle School’s A-team beat Rangely but Rangely Middle School’s seventh grade team came out on top of the young Cowboy team.

Selle joins superintendents calling for more funding

MEEKER I Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle participated Jan. 14 in a news conference by state school superintendents at the State Capitol, urging the Legislature to properly fund public schools.

Ice tower…


The ice tower that is built annually on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely is slowly approaching its summit as the water and cold temperatures combine to make the solid ice. The tower is studied for weather’s effect on ice making, but when it is complete, the outdoor leadership classes use it for […]

Meeker’s Better City plan moving toward implementation during 2016

MEEKER I Early in January, the Meeker Town Board approved $25,000 for the first year of economic development implementation of the economic development strategy established by Meeker, Rangely, Rio Blanco County and the town chambers of commerce.