Editor’s Column: Collaboration

The word for the week is collaboration, which has come up in multiple (otherwise unrelated) conversations and meetings. What is collaboration? It’s what the county’s IT department accomplished in 2014 when they successfully negotiated the broadband project that will bring Rio Blanco County into the lead in regard to internet access. It’s what the Rio […]


Adalee Grace Ball bounced into this world weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 oz., and 19 inches long on Sept. 4, 2016. She was born at 12:31 p.m. at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Her proud parents are Caleb and Marisa Ball of Greeley. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Kellie Tovar […]

TANK features Days of Sonic Learning, Eckert concert as season winds down

RANGELY I Days of Sonic Learning activities for more than 100 Rangely children, senior citizens and college students took place at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts Sept. 25-27, followed by Grammy-award winning artist Rinde Eckert performing in the space Friday, Sept. 30. Share on Facebook

RHS Homecoming…

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Trail closures at Lost Solar lifted

MEEKER I Recent snow in the Flat Tops Wilderness has cooled much of the Lost Solar Fire, enabling the White River National Forest to lift the safety closure that has been in effect since mid-September. Share on Facebook

Weekly Call Review ~ Oct. 1-9

The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on […]

School districts announce 2016 ratings

RBC I Annually the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) accredits (or not) every public school district in the state. Last week, Meeker School District (MSD) Superintendent Chris Selle announced that CDE had issued its preliminary 2016 accreditation reports and that the Meeker District has earned a rating of “accredited with distinction.” This is the highest […]

Ilicit dumping a problem for Meeker recycle center

MEEKER I If you need moving boxes, or want to be eco-conscious and recycle those old phone books, or old newspapers, the recycling center in Meeker is where you go. Recently, a few residents—either out of ignorance or simply not wanting to pay the fee—have been taking advantage of this local service by dumping household […]

Rangely Homecoming Royalty 2016….

Rangely Panthers’ homecoming royalty (left to right) Hunter Hanvey, Audrey Patch, Samantha Lapp, Tyson Bailey, Klaire Denny, Doug Dennison, Mandy and Dylan Smuts, Lindzey Thacker, Troy Allred, Katye Allred, Landon Rowley, Antoinette Dorris and Zach Sulser. Junior attendants: Kenna Ahrens and Kaylub Longley. See more photos on page 13A. Share on Facebook

BLM to gather Sand Wash horses in October

RBC | The Bureau of Land Management will begin gathering up to 50 wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area in October under a decision signed today. Beginning Oct. 21, the BLM will bait-trap wild horses in northwestern Colorado’s Sand Wash Basin in order to administer fertility control treatments and remove up to 50 […]

Letter: Thoughts on election, Rangely coverage

 Dear Editor: Who is Donald Moskowitz of Londonderry N.H.? and What the heck does he know about Colorado? In a small way I think we could use a president with the likes of Mr. Johnson, but he isn’t on the ballot, and even if he were and you vote for him it would be a […]

Scholarship Awards

MEEKER | The national FFA organization awarded a $5,000 Georgia M. Hellberg Memorial scholarship to Jacob Smith of the Meeker HS-FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Georgia M. Hellberg Memorial Fund as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Smith plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Oklahoma State University. MEEKER | […]