From My Window… Commissioners face tough task picking new administrator

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.

From My Window… For first-timer, Range Call and Pageant most impressive

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

From my window… U.S. still the best place on this planet

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.

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.