It is truly heartwarming to see a community jump behind one of its members and throw out a rope to help support that member who has fallen prey to a truly tough time.
Rangely schools are open and Meeker schools will have their first day in class on Sept. 3, so it is certainly time to put out the words of caution that parents love and children hate — “Watch out for children walking and biking on the sidewalks and streets because school is back in session.”
Having just spoken to the last of the five area wildlife managers in Northwest Colorado, I’d say all conditions exist in this quadrant of the state for darned good hunting, regardless of the species being sought.
The Rio Blanco County Fair is already under way unofficially, but kicks into full gear in an official way on Monday. There’s still that part of me that looks toward the county fair – having grown up with the El Paso County Fair, the Boulder County Fair and the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
The Rio Blanco County commissioners are currently mulling over and have interviewed three candidates for county administrator to succeed Kimberly Bullen, who resigned in April.
I have been hearing for a couple of weeks now that the Range Call is great once, good the second time and pretty boring after 20 years. That may well be, and I was nearly convinced by Meeker-area regulars that it is really fairly boring for them
Welcome to Meeker, dear visitors, and best wishes for a wonderful Fourth of July and a fun Range Call go out to all on this day.
Yes, it probably does throw a wrench into the works for the Rio Blanco County commissioners and even the Town of Meeker, but the suggestion put forward by Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt and Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius that the county should consider putting the new justice center in Rangely
Father’s Day is Sunday, and once again dad is being honored for the role he plays at home and in society.
I was fortunate enough to catch commencement exercises at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely and lucky enough to catch the graduation exercises on Saturday at Meeker High School. (Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict kept me away from the Rangely High School graduation, but I look forward to that event next spring.)
Memorial Day was quite enjoyable around Rio Blanco County with the towns nearly deserted but area activities — mostly outdoors — keeping a lot of people from leaving the area for the three-day weekend.
The TELL Colorado survey, carried out every two years statewide, is a great learning tool for the school districts concerned. It is a confidential survey done solely by state-certified instructors at Colorado elementary, middle and high schools.