From My Window… Never underestimate ease of, need for college degree

It is wonderful to see and hear about all the Meeker and Rangely high school seniors filling out applications, taking their tests, checking into scholarships and grants and even student loans in preparation for life after high school.

From My Window… Avoid the flu; Looking at life with terminal cancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes the old window gets a little foggy, and stories, columns and features that show up do more justice to journalism than I ever could. Below are two health-related columns. The first is written by Margie Joy, the development and community relations manager at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker on how to take […]

From My Window… Herald Times: A look back at past year, looking forward

This is a good time of year to look back at the 10 months I have been here as editor of the Herald Times — the good and bad of it all — and to look forward to what is upcoming in 2014 to hopefully bring improvements to the publication and to make it easier […]

From My Window… Time to take pressure off gas outlets; margin of profit fair

The phone rang mid-afternoon this past Friday. On the other end was the owner of one of the outlets in Meeker that sells gasoline. He was angry. He said he would go door to door in Meeker and tell everybody to stop buying the newspaper because I was lying to them.

From My Window… New Year’s resolutions only as good as real intent

To go on a diet or quit eating fried food? To start going to church or praying more at home? To quit smoking, to cut down smoking or go to electronic cigarettes?

From My Window… A big difference between cold and frigid temperatures

Whew! That was one cold week we just went through and I would admit I was ill prepared.

From My Window… Airport dedication honors decades of service; work well done

Well, it looks like winter is upon us this week, and it may well be around for a few days. It has really been pretty nice around here with cold nights but days in the 40-degrees range. However, that is now just a few short days. It looks like we will be “enjoying” days in […]

From My Window… Broncos not down yet; shop locally where you can

I imagine that there were quite a few Denver Broncos left stunned following the overtime mishap on Sunday night against the Patriots, not to mention the Broncos blowing a 24-point halftime lead. However, not all was lost as Denver is still in first place with the Kansas City Chiefs and far from out of the […]

From My Window: There seems to be something special about Thanksgiving

I like this time of year. Winter is rapidly approaching, sure, but so are the holidays — the social season. But I like this time of year mostly because Thanksgiving is just around the corner — a week from today.

From My Window… Not just a slogan: Local shopping helps town, pals, families

November seems to be the month when everyones’ minds turn to the holidays — Thanksgiving, then Christmas. It is also the time to put out the annual call to buy locally during the Christmas season.

From My Window: Veterans must be remembered; AT&T tower a mystery

Not enough can be said, though a lot has been said this past year in Rio Blanco County with the dedication of the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial.

From My Window… HopeWest-Meeker great for elderly, families; gas prices plunge

HopeWest from Grand Junction and Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker held a joint fundraiser for HopeWest-Meeker on Saturday night with the HopeWest/Pioneers Medical Center’s soon-to-open palliative care program gaining more start-up funds for the Meeker-based program.