John Denver wrote the lyrics, “Gee, it’s nice to be back home again!” And while I returned late last week from seven nights in Glenwood Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder, the clean windows on my car presented a beautiful fall trip through the mountains, where my wife and I saw the aspens ranging from a […]
Whoever it was who said you can’t go home again, I beg to differ. I spent the past six days in Rio Blanco County, and I felt right at home. It has been five years since I was the editor of the Herald Times, and a lot has happened during that time, a lot has […]
Peering out my window, the skies appear mostly clear on the horizon except for a few afternoon thunderstorms that are still forming as we approach the first day of fall later this month. At first glance, it seems those thunderstorms, which have been present here for most of the spring and summer, are kind of […]
Summer may be winding down, but it will be a while yet until the event calendar in Rio Blanco County quiets down. Starting Friday of this week in Rangely is the four-day Septemberfest fall celebration, which takes place over the Labor Day weekend, wrapping up with a busy Monday of fun.
Well, it appears that we are into that ugly season again, when visibility out the window goes way down, the air doesn’t smell quite so good and for a lot of folks, the breathing gets a bit tougher.
I looked out my window on Saturday and saw a familiar sight I had never seen before. And while the scenery was nearly breathtakingly beautiful, there was a slight sadness brought on by visions of a place I saw differently long ago.
The 2015 Rio Blanco County Fair is over. That is a mixed blessing because the event is fun to cover, but not a lot of fun to follow up on.
The sun was out, the temperatures were warm, and during the Rio Blanco County Fair my tired feet and note-taking hands could see pretty clearly outside the window to all corners of Rio Blanco Fair.
My windows are so clean this week I could see all the way up to Moffat County, where I encountered the Yampa Valley Data Partners, which shares small snippets of news pertaining to Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt counties.
My windows were pretty clear over the weekend, and off-highway vehicles (OHVs) could be seen visiting all parts of Rio Blanco County from the mountains to the east of Meeker to the areas north and south of Rangely—toward Grand Junction and Piceance Creek to the south and up toward Dinosaur to the north.
My window is muddied up with what could be perceived is a case of lousy customer service. I’m not happy. But who cares? Right?
In a battle between Rangely and Craig, who wins? No one, because there shouldn’t be a battle between the two, and that is pretty clear out my clear, recently rained-upon window. The loser is Colorado Northwestern Community College if there is a battle. The winner is CNCC if there is no battle, and there shouldn’t […]