Networking …

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Rangely Town manager Peter Brixius (right), pictured with Al White at a recent networking meeting, will be at the candidate forum Mar. 14 at Town Hall starting at 6:30. The two mayoral candidates and seven people running for three council seats will answer scripted questions and some from the audience.

White reflects on ‘difficult’ session

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As difficult as this legislative session was — and with all of the money wrangling it was a real doozy — first-term northwest Colorado senator Al White expects next year’s session to be even tougher.

Here’s Rio Blanco County … by the numbers

County Assessor Renae Neilson knows her numbers. Speaking at an meeting last month of Rio Blanco County Democrats, Neilson, who, by the way, is a Republican, recited figures mostly off the top of her head, with very few notes.

No way to cope with COPD; stop smoking

Tammie Freitag has two words for smokers. “Stop smoking,” she said. “Put it in bold, stop smoking, please.”

White unsure of benefits of stimulus bill in county

RBC — President Obama was in Denver on Tuesday to sign the $787 billion federal stimulus bill.

Sen. White meets with school boards to talk about state budget cuts

RBC — When Meeker and Rangely school board members expressed concern about educational funding to Sen. Al White of Hayden, he could sympathize with their situation. “I understand it’s a very difficult year,” White said.

White named to tourism board

RBC — State Sen. Al White, of Hayden, has been selected for a spot on the Colorado Tourism Office Board.

Senator-elect White to continue on panel

RBC — Bringing eight years of experience from the House of Representatives, including two years as the House Republicans’ only member on the powerful Joint Budget Committee, Senator-elect Al White of Hayden was appointed by Senate GOP chief Josh Penry to continue to serve on the key budget-writing panel.