Antique rifle causes a contemporary injury

Ran Cochran managed to call 911. After that, it’s all pretty much a blur.

Scare up good food without scaring yourself

It seems every year there is some food scare. This year, it has been salmonella in peanut butter. And with the economic downturn, people are turning to gardening as a way to supplement their food budgets.

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.

Fish fry, bingo will benefit ‘adopted’ family

Shannon and Lisa Jones are a long way from their home state of Arkansas and the support of family.

Being up front (and out back) with my tags

My first clue was when I saw, in my rearview mirror, the Colorado Highway Patrol car make a U-turn.

SEC inspector tight-lipped on money matters

If Jon Hertzke has opinions about Wall Street corruption, executive bonuses and the economic collapse, he’s keeping them to himself. “I can’t comment on anything like that,” said Hertzke, a 1988 graduate of Meeker High School.

With Sims family, politics is not a party

John Sims knows what it’s like to be in the minority. He’s a Democrat. In Rio Blanco County, there aren’t many of his kind.

We’re fast losing the Greatest Generation

We’ve heard it all before: Veterans of the Second World War are dying at an alarmingly fast rate.

Making some new friends on Facebook

I’ve been making some new friends. Facebook friends. I’m a newcomer to this cyber networking thing. But I decided to give it a try.

Making good citizens not just good grades

Being a member of the National Honor Society means more than getting good grades.

Looking ahead more interesting than back

The end of the year is a time of reflection. Now is when you see the traditional year-in-review stories in newspapers and magazines.

Rector glad to be home for the holidays

It takes a lot to keep Peggy Rector down.