Hopefully, the windows are clear and the vision is of a sunny election with ballot measure 3A passing so the Meeker School District can get on with doing what it is they are supposed to be doing, and that is offering students the best education possible.
Out my window I see some clear skies over Rio Blanco County, where there is nary a single opposed election for local office that will be seen on this year’s election in November. But the clouds are on the horizon, bringing on one of the most negative —I could say despicable—campaigns I have ever witnessed […]
It was a tough weekend behind us without the Broncos. Thank God for the Fall Festival on Saturday to ensure that something was going on to kill the boredom after a summer filled with what seems like a major event every weekend. But this weekend, there was no Bronco game on Sunday—therefore the withdrawals.
I want to thank Jeff Burkhead, who returned to Rio Blanco County last week so my wife and I could slide away for a couple of days of badly needed vacation.
I am not happy to say it, but the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler, already a few of the trees are turning yellow and the sheepdogs and hunters are here. Reality is setting in.
The summer activities continue in Rio Blanco County, and the focus this past weekend was Septemberfest in Rangely. Septemberfest is three days of fun activities, good food, water and mud, a parade, great entertainment, an ice cream social and an impressive car show.
What an unfortunate event it was. What a tragedy it could have been. Be it a large metropolitan city or a small town in the remote mountains, it is a shame when anyone — not to mention a law enforcement officer in the line of duty — is injured while just doing their job.
Schools are back in session. As a small child, this was the highlight of the year. Even though the youngest of seven siblings, I was bored. I was also pretty excited to see my friends again. Besides, I actually liked my teachers — all nuns at a Catholic school in Colorado Springs.
Schools in Rangely and Meeker will be open for classes next week and drivers are cautioned to be more aware with young children walking the streets to and from school and with more bicycles on the roadways than normal.
Whew! The Rio Blanco County Fair is over, and there are a lot of folks taking it a little easier today (Sunday), after a long stretch of tough days.
The Rio Blanco County Fair has been running unofficially for a couple of weeks now, officially since Friday, and, this week, the last three days of the fair are the fun-filled, action-packed days featuring the opening of the exhibit halls, the showing and competitions with the goats, pigs, sheep and cows.
Must admit here, the county fair, no matter where one lives, is usually a fun time, and we are rapidly approaching the Rio Blanco County Fair, which officially slides its doors open on Friday at 4 p.m. with horse classes and the beginning of team roping at 6 p.m.