From My Window… Schools begin — use caution; Meeker School District faces tough year

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.

From My Window… Fair a bright light for Rio Blanco County; Meeker’s Wilson returns

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.

From My Window… Fair fun intensifies; fire threat increases; stay hydrated

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.

From My Window… From fun weekend to politics on to start of county fair

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.

From My Window… For some people, being rude comes about a bit too easily

It is a constant amazement the lack of respect and the abundance of rudeness some people spew toward others with complete disregard for another person in situations where conflicts don’t really need to arise at all.

From My Window… County was great place to be for Fourth of July

Another busy weekend just passed, and if someone in either Meeker or Rangely said there was nothing to do, their heads were certainly buried in the deep grasses growing abundantly around Rio Blanco County. The one regret I have for the weekend is that I was not able to make both celebrations. I was pretty […]

From My Window… County election works impress; holiday fun in Meeker, Rangely

Spent last Tuesday night on special duty, acting as an Associated Press writer to cover the Rio Blanco County elections for the state media, and a heck of a night it was. I’ve done it before and it isn’t really any fun, but it is always interesting to see the work being done.

From My Window… A countywide look at trash, concerts and Rangely tragedy

I applaud the nudge from the Town of Meeker requiring residents and landlords to pick up limbs and trash from their properties and to require thigh-high grass to be cut.

From My Window… Fishing Day, Fish Fry fun work, unite communities

It was a fun weekend to be working. Can’t always say that, but covering the Meeker Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday morning and traveling upriver to attend the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday afternoon reminded me of what is fun about covering local events for a small publication.

From My Window… Father’s Day salute to those dads who deserve it!

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… Dams needed in county and other locations in the West

It looks like there is eventually going to be a new dam in Rio Blanco County’s future. And that is likely to cause a torrent of criticism from the environmental factors in the county, the state and the nation. Time after time, the need has been shown for more water throughout the West and time […]

From My Window… Memorial Day: Remembering freedom

Memorial Day is special for a couple different reasons. First, but hopefully not foremost on everyone’s mind, it is the first holiday of summer. It is a time for family gatherings, perhaps a round of golf when the weather is good, as it was this year, or a time to take the family out fishing […]