Wildlife area opens near Meeker

MEEKER I After the completion of a successful land swap between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and ExxonMobil, the Colorow Mountain State Wildlife Area near Meeker is now open to hunters, outdoor recreationists and the public.

ExxonMobil donation…

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ExxonMobil recently invited representatives from Meeker, Rangely, Rifle and Craig for a catered lunch by the Bistro on Park Street before presenting checks to local organizations.

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Meeker 4-H council president Taylor Neilson accepts a $15,000 donation check from Matt Briney, Piceance operations superintendent for ExxonMobil Production.

Impact of ExxonMobil tax decision on Rio Blanco County

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RBC | In November, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed without opinion the trial court ruling against the county’s application of its use tax on industrial construction and building materials.

Public hearing on adoption of 2009 budget set for Dec. 8 at RBC Administration Building

RBC — With its lawsuit with ExxonMobil pending, budgeting has been a challenge for Rio Blanco County. However, the 2009 budget will be considered for adoption at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Administration Building.

Use tax suit could mean millions for Rio Blanco

County hopes Colorado Supreme Court will hear case against ExxonMobil RBC — Rio Blanco County is knocking at the door of the Colorado Supreme Court. It remains to be seen if the door will be opened.

ExxonMobil buys interest in Williams reserves

RBC — Williams announced last week it expects to receive approximately $71 million as a result of ExxonMobil’s exercise of its contractual option to purchase an interest in a portion of the Piceance Basin reserves Williams acquired in May.

Three teachers chosen for math, science academy

MEEKER — ExxonMobil Corporation and the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy announced today that a group of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers from the Meeker area will enhance their math and science teaching skills by participating in the National Academy in July.