From My Window: Commissioner race gets more interesting with Hill vs. Rector

Out my window the winds are starting to increase, the clouds are getting darker and I am getting exciting a bit about the approaching possible blizzard. Many folks were startled a couple of weeks ago when former Rio Blanco County sheriff Si Woodruff announced his plans to take on fellow Republican and incumbent Jeff Eskelson […]

From My Window: Tremendous job by MHS wrestlers; snowmobile run, justice center tours go well

It was a heck of a weekend. For one solid weekend, I looked out my windows and saw the sun on Saturday and Sunday. What a joyous time! Think spring is coming? Nope! Me neither.

From My Window: Russell George to be great loss; students looking at move to college

For the betterment of society, some people just shouldn’t be allowed to retire. But at age 70 and after an incredibly productive career in service to the people of Colorado as well as its government, Russell George deserves to sit back, retire and enjoy the life he has been too busy to enjoy until now.

From My Window: Broncos win Super Bowl by playing best game of the season

Just 15 minutes ago I turned off the TV at home and came to work immediately after watching Super Bowl 50. What a joy! What a feat! What a great way for Peyton Manning to possibly wrap up a career. And what a fitting tribute to the Denver Broncos to have Von Miller be named […]

From My Window: Race for RBC commisioner may be interesting this year

The county political climate is rapidly heating up as the announcement comes that former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is going after—er—challenging Jeff Eskelson for his seat on the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners. This news brings mixed feelings to me and to several other folks I have spoken with in the past […]

From My Window: Denver Broncos firing on both cylinders—to SB50

Yes! They finally did it with style, class and quality!

From My Window: State Park and Wildlife Commission wisely says no to wolves; Go Broncos!

Great news for Colorado’s Western Slope came out of last week’s meeting of the Colorado Park and Wildlife Commission meeting in Pueblo, where the commission not only shot down the notion of a grey wolf reintroduction to Colorado but also passed an anti-wolf reintroduction resolution.

From My Window: Trying to solve nation’s forest and water woes failed; Go Broncos!

Spending more than an hour with Hal Pearce at the Meeker field office of the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday brought about an interesting discussion of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service over the years.

From My Window: Act before it’s too late; Broncos saga continues; watch for students

It is with quite a bit of irony that I chose this Christmas, New Year’s and even Thanksgiving to focus my columns on the importance of family and renewing the relationships with family members when they had become lost and the importance of forgetting the past and looking forward to the future as far as […]

From My Window: Family still a strong pull during holidays; lights, Broncos shine

Just got done riding around Meeker after Friday night’s big snow and there certainly isn’t a lot of pavement to be found. Even on Sunday, after about 36 hours without snow, there are a lot of cars that might be tough to find as well. Between the snows that had fallen last week, the snow […]

From My Window: Concert a joy; a nurse’s smile helps; and Merry Christmas!

It was a real pleasure and actually a lot of fun to take in the Meeker School District annual Community Winter Concert last week at Meeker High School. The music featured the sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade bands from Meeker Elementary School, the Barone Middle School choir and the Meeker High School choir […]

From My Window: Christmas lights create holiday mood; prep basketball a joy

I must admit to being a bit of a Scrooge. It has been more than just a couple of decades since I became excited about Christmas. As an adult on my own until I got married at the age of 29, there wasn’t much to look forward to.