From My Window… Justice Center in Rangely worth considering; prevent tragedy now

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

From My Window … A real father is someone special; memorial is fitting

Father’s Day is Sunday, and once again dad is being honored for the role he plays at home and in society.

From my window… Passion is key to happy life: sense of community seen

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.)

From my window… County busy with holiday fun; why the U.S. is No. 1

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.

from my window… No TELL survey for Rangely; GED could be key move

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.

From My Window: Saving elementary school will demand ‘warp’ speed

The Meeker Town Board meeting on May 7 was an interesting study in community involvement as roughly 70 residents of the town attended, ready to voice their opinions and ask questions regarding the use of the old elementary school in downtown Meeker.

From My Window… Happy Mother’s Day: Unpacking woes and county cautioned

I can see sunshine clearly out my window, and that may be a good thing. It may actually turn into spring soon, and that will cheer up a lot of folks in Rio Blanco County who are waiting for sunshine and warmer temperatures after a particularly prolonged winter.

From My Window… I see a drug lord, an inspiration and a controversy

I looked out my window and saw an interesting news week, topped by the arrest of Meeker restaurant owner Francisco Peralta-Cabral, who was described by federal/state drug task force authorities as “the U.S. head of the drug-dealing operation with tentacles across the Western Slope,” including ownership of the Los Koras Mexican restaurant in Meeker.

From my window… Too many Meeker events subject to overload

Looking out my window I saw a large number of people surrounding the Rio Blanco County Courthouse, peering up into the air with a forlorn, lost look. It seemed they were in need of some leader to emerge to tell them what to do next.

From my window… Dealing with rumors: It happened and it’s time to move on

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is customary for newspapers across the United States to not use the names of juveniles arrested, issued summons or citations. The one exception is when a person under 18 is arrested and charged with a capital felony — most often murder. The reason I am touching on this subject is because the […]

From My Window… Report addresses Meeker schools; CNCC has busy week

From my window I saw a very involved, well-thought-out, thorough report called, “A Vision for Strategic Planning” that was “respectfully submitted to the Strategic Planning Project and the Administration and Board of Directors of Meeker School District Re-1” by Robert D. Amick.

From my window… Oops on editor; weather, egg hunts good

It certainly didn’t take long for the honeymoon to end. I made my first mistake and it didn’t go unnoticed. Several readers, mostly from Meeker, wasted little time in letting me know I had messed up. Most of then apologized for bothering me before telling me why they were approaching me on the phone, via […]