Public Notices: July 11, 2019

Pursuant to the Rules and Regulation of the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board published August 1980, and pursuant to the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act 34-33-101, et seq., notice is hereby given of the filing of an application for Phase I through III Bond Release of a portion of the Colowyo Mine site. The application pertains to the existing Colowyo Coal Mine, Permit No. C-1981-019, Colowyo Coal Company L.P., 5731 State Highway No. 13, Meeker, Colorado 81641, filed with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS), Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203, and approved by the Division on August 14, 2018 (latest Permit Renewal). The Colowyo Mine is located approximately 28 miles south of Craig, Colorado.
The Phase I and II bond release areas being applied for were reclaimed from 2011 through 2014 and total approximately 3.3 acres and 83.3 acres respectively. The Phase III area being applied for are permanent structures and total approximately 5.2 acres. All areas being applied for are shown on Maps 1 and 2 within the application. The status of the reclaimed areas is consistent with the requirements of the approved reclamation plan, which includes backfill and grading to the approved post-mine topography, variable topsoil replacement depths, and vegetative establishment supporting the post-mine land use. Listed below is a general legal description of these areas:
Phase I Area
Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 15 – NW ¼ SW ¼

Phase II Areas

Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 10 – SW ¼ S ½
Section 15 – NW ¼
Section 16 – SW ¼ S ½, NE ¼ SE ¼
Section 17 – N ½
Section 20 – NE ¼
Section 21 – NW ¼
Phase III Areas
Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 2 – SE ¼ SE ¼
Section 11 – All
Colowyo currently holds a self-bond (Bond No. SB-010) in the amount of $108,025,721.00. With this application, Colowyo will be requesting relinquishment of 60% of the bond held for the Phase I area, and 25% of the base bond held for the Phase II parcels, and 100% of the bond held for the Phase III areas applied for under this application.
A copy of the bond release application is on file at the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder’s Office located in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado 81625, and the Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder’s Office located in Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641. Written comments, objections, and requests for a public hearing or informal conference concerning this bond release application should be addressed to the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203.
Comments must be filed within thirty (30) days from the last date of this publication, or within thirty (30) days of the completed inspection by the CDRMS, whichever is later.
Published: June 20, 27, July 4, and July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
§ 15-12-1303, C.R.S.
In the Matter of the Determination of Heirs or Devisees or Both and of Interests in Property of:
Evelyn M. Bassier a/k/a Pat Evelyn M. Bassler, Deceased
Rio Blanco County District Court
Case No. 2019PR030008
To all interested persons and owners by descent or succession:
Gail P. Morris, Douglas C. Bassler, Kevin E. Bassler, and Kelly J. Harrington
A petition has been filed alleging that the above decendent died leaving the following property:
Property: Severed Mineral Rights Account #N5500861, Rio Blanco County, Colorado
The hearing on the petition will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued:
Date: September 6, 2019, Time: 9:00 am, Courtroom or Division: B
Address: 455 Main St., Meeker, CO 81641
the hearing will take approximately 15 minutes.
You must answer the petition on or before the hearing date and time specified above.
Within the time required for answering the petition, all objections to the petition must be in writing, filed with the court and served on the petitioner and any required filing fee must be paid.
The hearing shall be limited to the petition, the objections timely filed and the parties answering the petition in a timely manner. If the petition is not answered and no objections are filed, the court may enter a decree without a hearing.
Karen L. Brady, Atty. Reg. #18324
Law Offices of Karen Brady, P.C.
5400 Ward Road V-170
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone Number: (303) 420-2863
FAX Number: (303) 424-2599
Published: June 27, July 4 and July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Public Notice: Skyway Towers, LLC proposes the construction of a 78-meter (overall height) self-support communications tower to be located east of a portion of Colorado Highway 139, south of the Town of Rangely, in Rio Blanco County, Colorado (Parcel #189119200001). The proposed communications tower will be located at 39° 46’ 5.26” N, 108° 46’ 42.57” W (NAD 83) and is anticipated to utilize dual-mode medium-intensity lighting. The proposed communications tower can be identified by FCC Form 854 File Number A1138971. Interested persons may review the application by going to and entering the FCC Form 854 File Number A1138971. Interested persons may raise environmental concerns about the proposed structure by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission. The Federal Communications Commission strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online, and instructions for making such filings can be found at The mailing address for interested parties that would prefer to file a Request for Environmental Review by paper copy is as follows; FCC Request for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Additionally, Skyway Towers, LLC invites comments on the impact the proposed tower may have on Historic Properties. Comments may be sent to George Swearingen of Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc. Written comments can be sent to or 326 Tryon Road, Raleigh NC 27603. George Swearingen can be reached at (919) 661-6351. Please respond to this request for comment within 30 days of the publication date of this notice. (CO-04018 Polluck Canyon)
Published: July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) plans to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) application to the State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. CDBG/HOME funds are intended to provide decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons through rehabilitation and preservation, economic/job development and public facilities improvements.
The application being considered would request $645,000 for 86 loans for a 3-year contract that will be used to deliver single family rehabilitation loans throughout Mesa, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties. It is estimated that approximately 100% of the funds would benefit low and moderate-income persons. Permanent involuntary displacement of neighborhood persons or businesses is not anticipated. Should it later become necessary to consider such displacement, alternatives will be examined to minimize the displacement. If no feasible alternatives exist, required/reasonable benefits will be provided to those displaced to mitigate adverse effects and hardships. Any low- and moderate-income housing which is demolished or converted will be replaced. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify Wendy Genkov at HRWC, 524 30 Road, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504 a minimum of 3 days in advance so that appropriate aids can be made available.
A public hearing will be held at 11:00 am – Noon on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in the library at 490 Main Street, Meeker, CO 81641 to obtain citizen views and to respond to proposals and questions related to:
•The proposed CDBG and HOME application for this project; and
•Community development and housing needs, including the needs of low- and moderate-income persons, as well as other needs in the community that might be addressed through the CDBG and HOME program; and
•The performance of Housing Resources of Western Colorado in carrying out its community development responsibilities.
•Potential historical effects.
A copy of the application(s) as submitted to the State will be available for public review at HRWC, 524 30 Road, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504 from July 1st to July 12, 2019
Written comments are also welcome and must be received by July 12, 2019 at HRWC, 524 30 Road, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504, Email:
Oral and written comments will be considered in deciding whether to submit an application for the proposed project.
Written summary information will be available at HRWC, 524 30 Road, Ste 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504 on July 22 -23, 2019, during regular office hours on any CDBG/HOME applications Housing Resources of Western Colorado intends to submit to the State.
Information and records regarding Housing Resources of Western Colorado proposed and past use of CDBG/HOME funds are available at 524 30 Road, Ste 3, Grand Junction, CO 81504 during regular office hours.
Published: July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 13th day of August, 2019 at Meeker, Colorado, final settlement will be authorized by the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners with CKC Field Service, LLC dba CKC Asphalt of P O Box 184, Altamont, UT 84001 for all work done by said CONTRACTOR on the project known as Rio Blanco County 2019 Crackfill Project.
Any person, co-partnership, association, or corporation who has an unpaid claim against the said project may at any time, up to and including the date specified in item 2 below, file a VERIFIED STATEMENT of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claims.
All such claims shall be filed with Clint Chappell, Road and Bridge Coordinator, Rio Blanco County Public Facilities Department, 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 on or before August 7, 2019.
Failure on the part of a creditor to file such a statement will relieve Rio Blanco County from any and all liability for such claim.
Dated at Meeker, Colorado this the 8th day of July, 2019.
Published: July 11 & 18, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:00 P.M. Board Meeting
Town Hall
345 Market Street, Meeker, CO
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of the Agenda
V. Approval of the Previous Minutes
VI. Approval of Monthly Disbursements
VII. Public Participation
This is an opportunity for Citizens to bring comments and questions to the Board of Trustees not being addressed in the Regular Meeting Agenda.  In consideration of other regularly scheduled agenda items, comments will be limited to 3 minutes or less.  Citizens are asked to approach the podium state their name and address for the record.
VIII. Staff Updates
IX. Public Hearings:
a. Consideration of Special Events Liquor Permit from the Meeker Lion’s Club for the OHV Rodeo to be held on July 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 700 Sulphur Cr. Rd., RBC Fairgrounds Grandstands.
X. New Business:
a. Request from Meeker School District to waive water tap fees for the Meeker High School building project.
b. Consideration of renewing the Agreement for Services with Better City.
c. Consideration of adopting Resolution 05-2019, a resolution adopting the AGNC resolution 19-1 compact between and amongst Colorado counties fro freedom, energy and electricity production, mining and agriculture.
d. Consideration of adoption of Resolution 06-2019, a resolution authorizing the Mayor and Town Clerk to enter an Intergovernmental Agreement with Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder for coordinated election services.
XI. Mayor’s remarks
XII. Town Manager’s Report
XIII.Other Board Business
XIV. Adjournment
Published: July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of County Commissioners of
Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Rio Blanco County Annex Building
17497 Highway 64
Rangely, Colorado 81648
Tentative Agenda July 16, 2019
Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda, you are requested to make your comments when the Board takes that matter. Please limit your comments to three minutes per member or five minutes per group. The public comment time is not for questions and answers. It is your time to express your views.
1. 11:00 a.m. Call to order:
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Changes to the July 16, 2019 Agenda
C. Move to approve the July 16, 2019 Agenda including any changes. 
Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda. Any Commissioner or member of the audience may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately on the regular agenda prior to action being taken by the Board on the Consent Agenda.
A. Move to approve the below listed items of the Consent Agenda. 
B. Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2019. 
A. Move to approve/deny a letter from the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the Jordan Cove Energy Project and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, and authorize execution out of session. 
A. 2019 Rio Blanco County Road 5 Stock Pass 5 Replacement Project.
A. None.
A. Move to approve/deny an Agreement for Services between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, for the use and benefit of the Rio Blanco County Department of Human Services, and Behavioral Health and Wellness to provide Mental Health Services to eligible youth and families, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00. 
A. Move to approve/deny Resolution No. 2019-14, a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, amending the text of the Rio Blanco County Building Code, 2006 Edition. 
A. Public Comment
B. County Commissioners’ Updates
A. None.
The agenda is provided for informational purposes only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will normally be considered in the order they appear on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through the noon hour and even continue an item for a future meeting date. The Board, while in session, may consider other items that are brought before it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled.
The next regular Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Commissioner’s Hearing Room, in Meeker, Colorado.  Please check the County’s website for information at If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made.
Published: July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times