From My Window… RBCHS seeks young blood; prom a mess; Grandin a coup

Looking out the ol’ back window, last week was a crazy time. And since the look is a retrospective, we’ll start with the most recent and work back.

From My Window… It’s time for county to end outdated party assemblies

Once again, my window looks a little clouded. Colorado is one of the few states that still has political party general assemblies and Rio Blanco County is one of the few counties left in Colorado to use them. The Republicans and the Democrats in Rio Blanco County held their general assemblies this past weekend, and, […]

From My Window… Clearly, a sense of unity in Meeker would aid objectives

There are all kinds of cliches that are appropriate for the current situation in Meeker: United we stand, divided we fall. It takes a village… It’s not personal; it’s business. We can make it together… Since last week’s votes by the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees and the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners, […]

From My Window… Congrats MHS cagers; A busy week regarding justice center

Congratulations go to the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams at Meeker High School, both of which made it to the Colorado Class 2A State Basketball Championships in Pueblo over the weekend.

From My Window… Woolgrowers enlightening; volunteers play a major role

I spent an interesting couple of hours on Friday at the annual Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers Association meeting, and I was surprised at how enlightening that meeting was.

From My Window… Living here for a year now; potential tremendous for area

Saturday is my one-year anniversary in Rio Blanco County — or at least the day I started working as editor of the Herald Times. It has truly been an enjoyable, if not “interesting,” year for me and my wife, Cris.

From My Window… Name game not always easy; Olympics’ end means more sleep

Names are important to us all. For all intents and purposes, our name is the only thing we can take with us wherever we go, whatever we do, and we strive to keep our identity. I know as well as anyone how it feels when someone messes it up.

From My Window… Memorial snowmobile ride a great success; Olympics easy to enjoy

Roughly 200 spectators, helpers and participants took part in a great event Sunday morning and afternoon at the third annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride in the mountains around the Lost Creek Trailhead, about 30 miles east of Meeker on County Road 8.

From My Window… Mini vacation drove off cabin fever; wind here no problem

I had a great relaxing mini-vacation over the weekend. It was just what the doctor ordered to clean the fog off my windows, and I never even left Rio Blanco County.

From My Window… Variety of meetings provides useful information, ideas

Looking out the rear window this week, it has been a busy time all around.

From My Window… Never underestimate ease of, need for college degree

It is wonderful to see and hear about all the Meeker and Rangely high school seniors filling out applications, taking their tests, checking into scholarships and grants and even student loans in preparation for life after high school.

From My Window… Avoid the flu; Looking at life with terminal cancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes the old window gets a little foggy, and stories, columns and features that show up do more justice to journalism than I ever could. Below are two health-related columns. The first is written by Margie Joy, the development and community relations manager at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker on how to take […]