From My Window: Staying at area hunting, fishing lodge a bargain—in the 1960s

I received a letter the other day with just a short note from its sender, Elmer Reed, who comes to Rio Blanco County each year to hunt, but he hails from Punxsutawney, Penn. Reed’s note stated, “Enclosed please find a 1960s flier on Adams Lodge. Your readers might get a chuckle reading this. The original […]

From My Window: Happy Thanksgiving; Local shopping benefits friends, neighbors, towns

It looks like winter has finally arrived. We were lucky with the warm, dry October, when not one flake was reported in the valley. But it hasn’t taken long to change that.

From My Window: Meeker football team should stand proud; hunting season over

The view out my window was cold—frosted over—and downright unfriendly, as the sun forgot to shine upon the Meeker Cowboys and the Denver Broncos.

From My Window: Thanks veterans; an election review; and congratulations to the Cowboys

A massive thank you goes out to all of our veterans of all the Armed Forces as we celebrate Veterans Day this week.

From My Window… Hooray! Election finally over and Cowboys keep winning

Looking out the window this morning, I see, for the second day, the clearest skies, brightest clouds and sunniest shadows I have seen in several months. By golly, we did survive another election year and the sun still rose—following the most negative, nasty, personal, derogatory, disrespectful, lying and deceptive election I have ever seen. But […]

From My Window: Don’t forget to vote and change your clocks; kudos to “The Tank” and Tasos

Let me start out with a couple quick reminders that are relevant this week throughout Rio Blanco County. The first is that daylight saving time ends this coming Sunday morning at 2 p.m.

From My Window… Vote for broadband issue 1A; congrats Cowboys and Broncos

Whether I sit close to the window or with my nose pressed against the pane, the subject of local ballot initiative 1A, which would pave the way for Rio Blanco County to get broadband, is clear as a bell a winning proposition.

From My Window… There are several reasons to pass the Meeker school vote

Hopefully, the windows are clear and the vision is of a sunny election with ballot measure 3A passing so the Meeker School District can get on with doing what it is they are supposed to be doing, and that is offering students the best education possible.

From My Window: This week we look at two amendments up for Nov. vote

Out my window I see some clear skies over Rio Blanco County, where there is nary a single opposed election for local office that will be seen on this year’s election in November. But the clouds are on the horizon, bringing on one of the most negative —I could say despicable—campaigns I have ever witnessed […]

From My Window: Colors changing; Fall Festival a success; election ads depressing

It was a tough weekend behind us without the Broncos. Thank God for the Fall Festival on Saturday to ensure that something was going on to kill the boredom after a summer filled with what seems like a major event every weekend. But this weekend, there was no Bronco game on Sunday—therefore the withdrawals.

From My Window: Vegas fun, but glad to be home; fall colors peaking

I want to thank Jeff Burkhead, who returned to Rio Blanco County last week so my wife and I could slide away for a couple of days of badly needed vacation.

Grateful for opportunity to return to Rio Blanco County

Jeff Burkhead, former editor of the Rio Blanco Herald Times.

It was hard enough to leave the last time. It won’t be any easier the second time around.