From My Window: Future Bright

I sat with silent happiness and listened to the five candidates who make up the list of folks running for the Meeker Town Board. The Meeker Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, while unfortunately only drawing about 25 persons who weren’t candidates, was an uplifting event in which each of the candidates clearly looked out their windows […]

From My Window: Good to see all commission candidates on ballot; watch fire board

Saturday was gorgeous no matter which window one looked out. It was in the 60s at both ends of Rio Blanco County and a great day to be outdoors, particularly in the afternoon. Too bad it didn’t work out that way, but it was still a great day for a drive from Meeker to Rangely […]

From My Window: Monday’s snow was welcome; Thanks, Peyton! Open the ballot…

Got up at 6 a.m. on Monday morning. At 7:20, I looked out the window and it was overcast, but that was all. By 7:21, there were light flurries. By 7:23, it was a blizzard at my house. By 7:50, there was an inch and a half of snow on the back porch. “It’s back!” […]

From My Window: Commissioner race gets more interesting with Hill vs. Rector

Out my window the winds are starting to increase, the clouds are getting darker and I am getting exciting a bit about the approaching possible blizzard. Many folks were startled a couple of weeks ago when former Rio Blanco County sheriff Si Woodruff announced his plans to take on fellow Republican and incumbent Jeff Eskelson […]

From My Window: Tremendous job by MHS wrestlers; snowmobile run, justice center tours go well

It was a heck of a weekend. For one solid weekend, I looked out my windows and saw the sun on Saturday and Sunday. What a joyous time! Think spring is coming? Nope! Me neither.

From My Window: Russell George to be great loss; students looking at move to college

For the betterment of society, some people just shouldn’t be allowed to retire. But at age 70 and after an incredibly productive career in service to the people of Colorado as well as its government, Russell George deserves to sit back, retire and enjoy the life he has been too busy to enjoy until now.

From My Window: Broncos win Super Bowl by playing best game of the season

Just 15 minutes ago I turned off the TV at home and came to work immediately after watching Super Bowl 50. What a joy! What a feat! What a great way for Peyton Manning to possibly wrap up a career. And what a fitting tribute to the Denver Broncos to have Von Miller be named […]

From My Window: Race for RBC commisioner may be interesting this year

The county political climate is rapidly heating up as the announcement comes that former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is going after—er—challenging Jeff Eskelson for his seat on the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners. This news brings mixed feelings to me and to several other folks I have spoken with in the past […]

From My Window: Denver Broncos firing on both cylinders—to SB50

Yes! They finally did it with style, class and quality!

From My Window: State Park and Wildlife Commission wisely says no to wolves; Go Broncos!

Great news for Colorado’s Western Slope came out of last week’s meeting of the Colorado Park and Wildlife Commission meeting in Pueblo, where the commission not only shot down the notion of a grey wolf reintroduction to Colorado but also passed an anti-wolf reintroduction resolution.

From My Window: Trying to solve nation’s forest and water woes failed; Go Broncos!

Spending more than an hour with Hal Pearce at the Meeker field office of the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday brought about an interesting discussion of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service over the years.

From My Window: Act before it’s too late; Broncos saga continues; watch for students

It is with quite a bit of irony that I chose this Christmas, New Year’s and even Thanksgiving to focus my columns on the importance of family and renewing the relationships with family members when they had become lost and the importance of forgetting the past and looking forward to the future as far as […]