From My Window… Be aware of school children; more fun coming

Rangely schools are open and Meeker schools will have their first day in class on Sept. 3, so it is certainly time to put out the words of caution that parents love and children hate — “Watch out for children walking and biking on the sidewalks and streets because school is back in session.”

From My Window… Hunting season shaping up as best in many years

Having just spoken to the last of the five area wildlife managers in Northwest Colorado, I’d say all conditions exist in this quadrant of the state for darned good hunting, regardless of the species being sought.

From My Window… As county fair unwinds, so do childhood memories

The Rio Blanco County Fair is already under way unofficially, but kicks into full gear in an official way on Monday. There’s still that part of me that looks toward the county fair – having grown up with the El Paso County Fair, the Boulder County Fair and the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

From My Window… Commissioners face tough task picking new administrator

The Rio Blanco County commissioners are currently mulling over and have interviewed three candidates for county administrator to succeed Kimberly Bullen, who resigned in April.

From My Window… For first-timer, Range Call and Pageant most impressive

I have been hearing for a couple of weeks now that the Range Call is great once, good the second time and pretty boring after 20 years. That may well be, and I was nearly convinced by Meeker-area regulars that it is really fairly boring for them

From my window… U.S. still the best place on this planet

Welcome to Meeker, dear visitors, and best wishes for a wonderful Fourth of July and a fun Range Call go out to all on this day.

From My Window… God bless the firefighters; Range Call begins Wednesday

Smoke to the left of us, smoke to the right of us; smoke all around us. That seems to be the battle cry for the past two weeks for those of us in Rio Blanco County. Thank God for the firefighters!

From My Window… Justice Center in Rangely worth considering; prevent tragedy now

Yes, it probably does throw a wrench into the works for the Rio Blanco County commissioners and even the Town of Meeker, but the suggestion put forward by Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt and Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius that the county should consider putting the new justice center in Rangely

From My Window … A real father is someone special; memorial is fitting

Father’s Day is Sunday, and once again dad is being honored for the role he plays at home and in society.

From my window… Passion is key to happy life: sense of community seen

I was fortunate enough to catch commencement exercises at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely and lucky enough to catch the graduation exercises on Saturday at Meeker High School. (Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict kept me away from the Rangely High School graduation, but I look forward to that event next spring.)

From my window… County busy with holiday fun; why the U.S. is No. 1

Memorial Day was quite enjoyable around Rio Blanco County with the towns nearly deserted but area activities — mostly outdoors — keeping a lot of people from leaving the area for the three-day weekend.

from my window… No TELL survey for Rangely; GED could be key move

The TELL Colorado survey, carried out every two years statewide, is a great learning tool for the school districts concerned. It is a confidential survey done solely by state-certified instructors at Colorado elementary, middle and high schools.