Historic school tour…

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Participants of the Historic Schools Upper White River tour group take a break at Trappers Lake after visiting the original Buford School last week.

Social Saturday to benefit restoration of Coal Creek School

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BUFORD I More than 30 years ago, when Janet Clark first came to reside along County Road 6, she remembers recognizing the stately old building as an abandoned school. Now she is spearheading the Rio Blanco County Historical Society committee that is restoring Coal Creek School as an educational and interpretive center for community and […]

Buford benefit to help county’s oldest school

The Coal Creek School was the first rural school in the area. The current building was built in 1892 and still stands at its original site. The Rio Blanco County Historical Society plans to preserve and restore the one-room schoolhouse to its original appearance. Phase one of the project will be to reinforce and weather-proof the exterior to prevent further deterioration. A fund-raising Box Social and Dessert Auction will be held at the Buford School on Aug. 30 from 5-9 p.m. to generate funds needed for repairs.

RBC I The Coal Creek School on County Road 6 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties on July 18. In 1884, Coal Creek School, the first rural school in the area, was started in a log cabin about a half-mile east of where the […]

Letter to the Editor: Buford Fish Fry was a huge success

Dear Editor: The 2014 White River Community Association’s Fish Fry this past Saturday was a tremendous success. With the help of some very dedicated folks, we were able to serve crispy fried white fish and delicious side dishes to about 250 attendees.

Buford School benefit fish fry…

Members of the White River Community Association served up potatoes, other side dishes and salads for the more than 200 people who attended the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday at the Buford School, alongside County Road 17 about 20 miles east of Meeker. The funds raised go toward upkeep on the school, which is listed on the Colorado Register of Historic Places, having been built in 1889 near what is now Lake Avery.

Annual White River Fish Fry Saturday at Buford School

BUFORD I Once again on Saturday, members and friends of the White River Community Association will gather for the 45th straight year for good food, fellowship and neighborly support for the Buford School.

Annual Buford fish fry this weekend

MEEKER I A few years ago, the White River Community Association was awarded a grant to restore the rural Buford School, which is located upriver just south of the historic community of Buford. Restoration took place and the association has since maintained the property through funds raised during the annual fish fry on the second […]