MEEKER I Sometimes when we lose a loved one, closure thankfully comes quickly—with the body in the family’s possession. Sometimes, unfortunately, real closure never comes—as the body is never recovered. And sometimes, closure comes after 86 years, such as in the case of Herman Leroy Parks, nicknamed “Hermie,” who was last seen alive in 1930.
RBC I Why are we drawn to monuments that commemorate evil, darkness and death? What compels us to remember things we would rather forget? Every year, thousands of visitors journey to Nazi concentration camps. Here in the U.S., President John F. Kennedy’s birthplace is a national historic site, but the museum on the sixth floor […]
MEEKER I Early employees of the 101 Ranch, now the Rio Blanco Ranch, may remember the “ice house” and going out to cut blocks of ice to be used for refrigeration throughout the year—or as long as it would last.
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RBC I In the 60-plus years that I have been privy to the sheep industry in Rio Blanco County many things have changed and much has remained the same.
RBC I Range cattle in White River country were plagued with summer drought,