Letter to the Editor: Note planned changes for SH13

Dear Editor: I attended the informational meeting regarding the future modernization of State Highway 13 from Rifle to Rio Blanco on July 16. Counting my wife and two staff members from CDOT, six of us were there.

Traffic delays possible in area

RBC | According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there are two current road projects under way in the Rio Blanco County area that are subject to causing area delays:

Traffic closures possible in area

RBC | According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there are two current road projects under way in the Rio Blanco County area that are subject to causing area delays:

Road work

RBC I Delays are possible along Highway 13 south of Meeker (mile marker 38) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning in April and continuing through October. There will be single lane closures for fence installation and culvert work.

Hwy. 13 project south of Meeker begins

RBC I Motorists along Hwy. 13 south of Meeker are in for another round of road construction. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a full depth reconstruction project Monday on a 1.95 mile stretch of highway between mile markers 25 and 27. The project will widen shoulders, add guardrails, and add new drainage pipes […]

Watch for elk on Highway 13

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are warning motorists on State Highway 13 south of Meeker to be especially watchful for large numbers of elk congregating on a five- or six-mile stretch of road around mile marker 26.

Here’s Rio Blanco County … by the numbers

County Assessor Renae Neilson knows her numbers. Speaking at an meeting last month of Rio Blanco County Democrats, Neilson, who, by the way, is a Republican, recited figures mostly off the top of her head, with very few notes.

Large load traveling Highway 13 today

RBC — An oversized load, headed to the new Williams Gas Plant in the Piceance Creek Basin, will make its way through Rio Blanco County today and Friday.

Supersized load will halt traffic

RBC — An oversized or “super load” will make its way through Rio Blanco County today and Friday, halting traffic in spots. The load, which weighs 580,000 pounds and is 236 feet long, is headed to the new Williams Energy gas plant in the Piceance Creek Basin.

Town looks for new funding source

MEEKER — With the amount of traffic going through town, the curb and guttering project along Highway 13 can’t wait.

CDOT budget limited to maintenance only on Hwy. 13

RBC — “You’ll probably not like the news we have to deliver here by the time the day is over,” Weldon Allen, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation, began his annual update to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners May 12. “We’re going to experience a lot of cuts this year.”

Tanker rollover claims life, DUI accident at RHS damages school

RBC — Trooper Kirk Gardner with the Colorado State Patrol, Sergeant Patrick Darrow with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue crews responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident in the Piceance Creek Basin April 18 at 12:27 p.m.