Al White drops from District 8 state Senate race, endorses Tracy

RBC I Al White announced last week that he is withdrawing from the Colorado State Senate District 8 race. White cited a lack of funding as the reason driving his decision. Share on Facebook

Networking …

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. Share on Facebook

White reflects on ‘difficult’ session

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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.” Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

White named to tourism board

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

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. Share on Facebook