From My Window… After Front Range visit, beauty of small towns becomes clear

Looking out my window I saw a lot of pollution, a lot of red taillights and stoplights, a lot of concrete barriers, construction barriers, lots of police cars and heard an abundance of police sirens, ambulance sirens and fire truck sirens. Such has become a regular part of traveling Colorado’s Front Range, and such was […]

From My Window… Future of Brothers unknown; Piceance Creek an unexpected surprise

It kind of ruined my day when I saw the “For Sale” sign on Brothers Meat Processing in Meeker a couple of weeks ago. First of all, I hated to think that another business was going to leave Meeker, and I hated to possibly lose a store where I was at least a part-time customer. […]

From My Window… It appears as though state has lost 1,500 RBC workers

Looking out my window this week offers me a cloudy picture of what is going on in our fair county and/or state.

From My Window: Livestock association meetings great for area info; Congrats, Cowboys!

My window was pretty clear regarding what is going on with the government agencies in and around Rio Blanco County after attending the Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers Association annual meeting on March 6 in Meeker.

From My Window… Kindler thinks of team first; busy season starts; Peyton’s chances

Over the course of my career, I have written a lot of sports stories about a wide variety of athletic teams from junior high and high schools and for college and university teams as well as the Denver Broncos.

From My Window… Two years happily at home in Meeker; Congrats to T.J.

At the end of this week, I will have lived in Rio Blanco for two years exactly. It has been an interesting time, filled with challenges, boo-boos, successes, good news, bad news, good friends, some not-so-good friends, interesting news, depressing news, hot weather, cold weather and weather that is just right.

From My Window: Meeker’s old IOOF Lodge also on National Register; the poker is missing

Through my now-clear window, I see that I made a bit of a mistake these last two weeks while writing about a portion of downtown Meeker that has been targeted for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. In the two-part series I wrote, I included the “incorrect” facts that two buildings in downtown […]

From My Window: Two events offer sense of community during long winter

The visibility has been darned clear for the past weeks, interrupted briefly on Sunday as snow fell intermittently high on County Road 8 during the annual “I Ride With James” Poker and Snowmobile Run. It was too darned clear on the way up to Lost Creek Trailhead, about a mile or so past the Marvine […]

From My Window… Honesty a great thing to find; good luck teams; ice getting thin

I truly appreciate an act of honestly, and last week’s action by a Meeker merchant actually caught me off guard, but cognizant of a great act.

From My Window… Drugs increase on DUI list; every NFL pick wrong; set for college

Colorado has indeed entered into a new era of state drivers navigating under the influence. Certainly we know about the attempt in all 50 states to get drunken drivers off our roadways, but I’m talking about those who are hazardous drivers due to driving under the influence of drugs, now officially known as DUIDs.

From My Window… 2014 warmer than 2013; gas prices becoming local issue again

I enjoy facts and figures regarding the weather. Maybe it is because I have been exposed to both extremes in my life. While I did basically grow up in Colorado Springs and Boulder, which are mild areas of heat and cold, I have lived in the more extreme climates.

From My Window: How health insurance will affect your income tax returns

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am not going to write my “From My Window” this week due to the extreme importance of better understanding the insurance picture and what it will mean to those filing income tax returns. The issue is important and a misunderstanding can be expensive. Hopefully, the following article will answer a few of […]