First day of autumn…

September 22, 2016 Niki Turner 0

The fall equinox takes place at 8:21 a.m. today, marking the first official day of autumn. From here, daylight hours get shorter until winter solstice in December. While temperatures have remained mild, the leaves are […]


Color change…

November 18, 2014 Sean McMahon 0

The peak has passed for Rio Blanco County color-changed leaves with the frost and snow the past two weeks. Shot just south of Meeker the day before the snow fell, this small group of aspen […]



October 19, 2014 Special to the Herald Times 0

There is no question that autumn is surrounding us in Rio Blanco County or that the great precipitation this summer and fall has added to the bright colors surrounding us. This tree, located at the […]


Autumn palette…

October 12, 2014 Sean McMahon 0

Between shadows caused by heavy rain clouds on Saturday evening shone this potpourri of color in the sunshine below the Ripple Creek area about 40 miles east of Meeker. Nearly all colors of the autumn […]


Fall colors…

October 8, 2014 Sean McMahon 0

The reds, golds, light greens, yellows and dark greens offer a sharp contrast to each other near the Ripple Creek area east of Meeker by about 40 miles, near the turnoff to Trappers Lake where […]


Color show…

October 1, 2014 Sean McMahon 0

The bright yellows, light greens and light reds shone brightly in the sun on Saturday about two miles north of the summit of Nine Mile Hill, north of Meeker along Highway 13. The area has […]


Trees are a’changing…

October 2, 2013 Sean McMahon 0

The trees that are changing colors already at higher elevations are definitely still in the minority, but these aspens, about five miles east of Buford on Saturday, indicate that the great fall color show is […]


Fall colors …

October 3, 2012 Bobby Gutierrez 0

The fall colors are spectacular in the area. This photo was taken on a driving loop starting in Meeker on the Flattops Scenic Byway, via Trappers Lake, over Ripple Creek Pass and connecting to Highway […]