County schools open Monday

RBC I Most students in Rangely and Meeker will return to their classrooms on Monday, filling the streets and sidewalks in both towns with young students walking or bicycling, older students driving to school, school buses busy delivering children to the schools and parents dropping off their children.

Rangely loses Heritage Building & Home Center following liquidation

Heritage Building and Home Center on Main Street in Rangely, owned by John and Beckey Hume since 1997, will liquidate its inventory starting today and close its doors in September. The Humes cited a lagging economy, local competition and the appeal of online and big-box stores as factors in the decision.

RANGELY I Starting today, Rangely’s Heritage Building and Home Center will begin liquidating its store inventory with plans to close its doors next month.

Co-ed softball…

Donald Blazon, who plays for Ace Trucking in the Meeker Co-ed Softball League, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District, takes a swing during a recent game at Paintbrush Park. Ace Trucking will enter the annual tournament, which starts Monday, as the No. 1 seed. The championship game will be played on Tuesday at Paintbrush Park.

From My Window: Fair worth all the work; road crews busy; hunters coming; school opens

The 2015 Rio Blanco County Fair is over. That is a mixed blessing because the event is fun to cover, but not a lot of fun to follow up on.

Community Calendar: Aug. 13-19

This week… • Discover the Parks. Program for children up to age 7 will meet at Sanderson Park in Meeker today. You and your children can make new friends and enjoy active play with your kids. ERBM Recreation & Park District, 970-878-3403 with questions. • Meeker Chamber taking Colowyo support comments. The Office of Surface […]

Phase II work begins on Meeker’s Market Street sidewalk project

The Town of Meeker has started Phase II of the Market Street Sidewalk Project, to extend sidewalks on the north side of Market Street from Fourth Street, where Phase I ended, to 11th Street. Phase II, unlike Phase I, which included grant funds, will be paid from town coffers at a total price of $700,000, which boils down to $100,000 per block. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said the project should be done as early as October or November, pending cooperative weather.

MEEKER I The only things that remain to complete Phase I of Meeker’s Market Street Sidewalk Project, Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said, is to install a hand rail at School Street, for CenturyLink to bury a line and to finish the crosswalk on Third Street. However, the town has already started work on Phase II […]

Classifieds: August 13, 2015

Ads for 08/13/15 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, […]


There were several dioramas on display at the Rio Blanco County Fair, and this one, which garnered a champion ribbon, is titled “Parts of a Compound Bow.” The display was created by Dayton Willey and was a part of the county’s 4-H competition.

New teachers in Rangely

RANGELY I Kayla Newbanks, 4th grade; Corey Hale, 5th grade; Brandon Bremer, Jr/Sr High School language arts; Matthew Hunter, 3rd grade; Annette Heil, kindergarten; Rebecca Moseley, 1st grade.

MSD welcomes new, returning staff for 2015/16

MEEKER I The Meeker School District has a number of new staff members this year, a few faculty members who are transferring from one role to another, as well as many returning staff members.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival set for Steamboat, Hayden

This majestic and streamlined sandhill crane is the model for the Annual Yampa Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, held September 10-14 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. During the festival, which features all things sandhill crane, there will be a variety of activities and fun times to be had.

RBC I The fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colo., Sept. 10-14, featuring guided crane viewing, talks by crane experts, a live raptor experience, films, children’s and family activities, photography and journaling workshops, and more.

Rangely School District supply lists for 2015/16

Preschool Paper plates-Lg. 9” Coffee filters (for snacks, art) #150 6 purple glue sticks 2 packs washable markers 1 box of 24 count crayons 2 boxes 5 oz. wax coated drinking cups 1 package watercolors Backpack