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 […]

From My Window… Herald Times: A look back at past year, looking forward

This is a good time of year to look back at the 10 months I have been here as editor of the Herald Times — the good and bad of it all — and to look forward to what is upcoming in 2014 to hopefully bring improvements to the publication and to make it easier […]

From My Window… Time to take pressure off gas outlets; margin of profit fair

The phone rang mid-afternoon this past Friday. On the other end was the owner of one of the outlets in Meeker that sells gasoline. He was angry. He said he would go door to door in Meeker and tell everybody to stop buying the newspaper because I was lying to them.

From My Window… New Year’s resolutions only as good as real intent

To go on a diet or quit eating fried food? To start going to church or praying more at home? To quit smoking, to cut down smoking or go to electronic cigarettes?

From My Window… A big difference between cold and frigid temperatures

Whew! That was one cold week we just went through and I would admit I was ill prepared.