Antique rifle causes a contemporary injury

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

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

Making good citizens not just good grades

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

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. Share on Facebook

Rector glad to be home for the holidays

It takes a lot to keep Peggy Rector down. Share on Facebook