RBC I Knowing when to talk to your children about serious problems they may face sooner rather than later can be difficult for parents.
RBC I Only God can make a tree, but only Congress can designate a wilderness, and the Wilderness Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, became the law it is today largely because a powerful Colorado congressman, Wayne Aspinall, blocked the legislation in his committee over and over again.
RBC I On a crisp fall day lined with cottonwoods as yellow-bright as balls of flame, I take a gravel shortcut from Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon toward Vernal, an energy boomtown of some 10,000 souls.
RBC I Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa—or your spouse—the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia.
RBC I Think of our schools as a horse and buggy. It worked well in a different time, but times have changed. Educational needs have changed as much as transportation needs. Retrofitting a horse and buggy will not give us an airplane, and yet we seem to expect that reforms to our schools will meet […]
RBC I University of Maryland researchers just concluded that hydraulic fracturing—the process of shaking oil and gas free from below—could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to air and water pollution. This would certainly be cause for alarm, if true.
RBC I It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Halloween through Christmas and on to New Year’s Day are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.
RBC I As we come to the close of the year, the decision about whether to file for water rights becomes important. First, it helps to understand what a water right is. For those of you not on a city or municipal system, such as rural properties located outside of city limits, chances are you […]
MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council has endorsed and encouraged the new National Core Arts Standards as provided by the Educational Theatre Association (EDTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society, recognizing outstanding high school and middle school students in the performing arts), and has provided information on the National Core Arts Theatre Standards.
RBC I As we roll into the final quarter of 2014, the Rio Blanco County commissioners are busy establishing the 2015 budget. One area of importance in the 2015 budget concerns the number of employees we have serving the public. The commissioners have asked all departments to analyze staffing levels. One hundred and 25 full-time […]
RBC I Have you noticed? One formerly viable and essential Meeker downtown business has failed and closed. Rumors of others struggling are rampant. Main Street is often sparsely populated with vehicles, and businesses are often nearly devoid of customers.