Opinion: This is the county’s newspaper … and both towns’

Dee Weiss, who has strong ties to both ends of the county, which is appropriate, given the topic I am writing about this week, recently shared a publication with me I had never seen before.

Polley keeping memories of Uintah Railway alive

Towns that sprouted along what used to be the Uintah Railway have long been a thing of the past.

Coulter Aviation, Meeker FBO, is a family business

Gary Coulter has been managing the Meeker Airport for as long as I’ve been alive. That sort of puts it in perspective for me.

Parkview name remains, despite change in location

In Rangely, school’s out for the summer. At Parkview Elementary, school’s out for good.

Ride-along lets this reporter be ‘cop’ for a night

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a trash man.

Coverage may not be ‘positive,’ but it’s important

Based on letters to the editor, as well as notes I have received, there are some readers — responding to the newspaper’s coverage of Austin Stoner’s overdose and funeral service — who would have preferred space be devoted to more “positive” news.

Drug abuse affects you and me

Soon after I moved to Rio Blanco County, I couldn’t help but wonder if I had done the right thing. And it had nothing to do with the new job.

Reminiscing on a first anniversary …

Recently, I covered two events for the paper that brought back memories of this same time a year ago.

Fixing frustration high on county’s to-do list

The release of the results of Rio Blanco County’s survey of residents — part of the development of a new master plan for the county — has generated quite a bit of discussion.

Responses to county survey run the gamut

Besides the buzz created by the report a severed hand and foot had been found last Thursday night in the grassy area by the skateboard park in Meeker — it turned out they were bear paws — another hot topic of conversation was the countywide survey.

Flight to D.C. will honor World War II vets

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Time is running out for World War II veterans. That’s why a Western Slope group is raising money to send WWII veterans on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials that honor their service. Before it’s too late.

CNCC works on its own ‘Field of Dreams’

Tom Cassera, Colorado Northwestern Community College’s first-year baseball coach, had never met Julius and Lomell Poole. That is, until about two weeks ago. Cassera met the Pooles for the first time during a recent doubleheader at the CNCC ballpark in Rangely. “They seem like very nice people,” Cassera said of