From My Window: Republicans, Trump have some good ideas, but concerns exist

Three days ago, I finished watching the last of four days of the Republican National Convention. I have made a habit out of watching the Democratic and Republican conventions as the two groups have gathered every four years since about 1964—including the messy 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Share on Facebook

From My Window: OHV rendezvous good for county; lessons may be learned from event

Since Thursday, everywhere in Rio Blanco County and particularly on the east side near the Flat Tops and the mountains south and north of Meeker one saw a lot of four-wheelers and off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Share on Facebook

From My Window: Police shootings out of hand; welcome to our valuable OHV riders

All this gun violence is getting way out of hand, and my windows are getting foggier and foggier. What must run through a person’s mind to enable the men and women doing this to kill another human being—black or white, male or female or police officer or fireman. I don’t understand it. Doesn’t it register […]

From My Window: Despite deluges and mud, Range Call enjoyed by thousands

It was a wild Fourth of July weekend all around Rio Blanco County with the four-day celebration of the holiday beginning Friday night at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds with “the Pageant,” a 100-person-plus re-enactment of issues leading up to and including the Meeker Massacre, as well as Rangely kicking off its celebration Friday, Saturday […]

From My Window: The TANK an unmatched joy; fishing the best of childhood dreams

It was a true joy to be invited to be a part of Friday night’s special bash at the Solstice Gathering 2016 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts—as The TANK is now formally known. Share on Facebook

From My Window: Heat, wind, delays don’t deter those at cattledog nationals

It was sunny, hot and windy, but few seemed to mind. There were some serious glitches, but not many folks were bothered. There was a decent turnout for the inaugural five-day Meeker Classic National Cattledog Association Finals Cattledog Trials in Meeker running Wednesday through Sunday, and the spectators and contestants seemed to enjoy themselves. Share […]

From My Window: Volunteers make the county go ’round; Meekerpalooza a success

There’s always the Rio Blanco County Fair, Range Call and the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials. Those are the big multi-day events that fall on the summer calendar in Rio Blanco County. Then there is Rangely’s Septemberfest, which runs a couple of days in late summer. Share on Facebook

From My Window: Congrats MHS seniors: Your biggest challenges still lie ahead

A baby is born. The infant can do no wrong—even if it does No. 2 and it blows out the side of the diaper. Share on Facebook

From My Window: 1.2 million soldiers have died fighting in service to America

It has been a long, cold, snowy winter and this is the official start of the summer vacation season, although summer doesn’t officially start for three more weeks. Share on Facebook

From My Window: RHS grads receive sage advice from commencement speaker

It is always enjoyable to attend a high school or college graduation as it is easy to spot those who are really happy those 12 years in high school, 14 years in a junior college and 16 years at a four-year college or university are over and now only a memory in the past. Share […]

From My Window: Some things best left to young folks; Congrats to RHS, MHS grads!

Some things are best left to a younger person. I definitely found out this past weekend that I am not as young as I used to be and that 30 to 35 years does make a difference. Share on Facebook

From My Window: Chamber dinner unique and enjoyable; congrats to CNCC grads

The annual Meeker Chamber of Commerce Membership and Awards Dinner on Friday night was a unique event for a couple of reasons—and both of them made for a mostly enjoyable evening. Share on Facebook