My son turned 18 earlier this month, which means he will get to vote in November. He’s excited to cast his ballot in the general election. Voting, especially for the first time, is a big deal.
A couple of weeks ago, I pulled my Jeep onto Third Street in Meeker about 11:30 at night, and right in front of me was a good-sized deer, taking its sweet time crossing the road. I’ve heard it’s not unusual to see deer in town, but for a guy from Kansas, it’s sort of a [...]
It didn’t rain during the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Champion-ship Trials. In fact, there was nary a cloud in the sky during most of the event. The weather was perfect. But rain sure did dampen Rangely’s Septemberfest the previous weekend. In the past, it’s often been the other way around. At least it was last year. [...]
It helps to get an outside perspective. That’s why last week’s visit by folks from Pinedale, Wyo., was a good thing.
It seems to me, there’s no shortage of community events in Rio Blanco County. Who says there’s nothing to do in a small town? OK, I’ve only been here for three months. But, during that time, there’s been plenty of activities going on. And I’ve enjoyed them all.
RBC — In the nearly three months I have been here, I have spent most of my time covering events either in Meeker or Rangely. Beyond that, I haven’t ventured out much. There’s been lots going on, right here in Rio Blanco County, to keep me plenty busy. I’m either working or … let’s see, [...]
RBC — After listening to Tim Schultz speak at last Thursday’s Community Networking Group in Rangely, I wished I had recorded what he had to say. It was that good.
RBC — There’s no hiding the fact I’m a city boy. Even though I grew up in an agricultural state, I lived in a good-sized city with a major university. I never was in 4-H or FFA. The only reason I took shop class in high school was because it was required.
RBC — Meeker has been receiving its share of criticism — some would say deservedly — for its unwelcoming attitude toward outsiders. But it did itself proud last weekend. Based on the number of recent letters to the editor, as well as comments I hear on the street, there must
RBC — In the July 10 edition of the Herald Times, we published an anonymous letter to the editor. The “Bubba” letter, as it has become known, created a bit of a stir. Some liked it, some didn’t. One thing for sure, it definitely has been a topic of conversation.
RBC — Being new to the area, I’ve been asked by a lot of people what I think about living in a small town. I always give the same answer: I like it. They usually seem surprised. Some who have asked are almost apologetic, as if what they meant to say is, “You really don’t [...]
RBC — While giving instructions prior to the start of Friday’s Meeker fireworks show, Todd Morris, who is in charge of the event, reminded the volunteers to wear goggles, along with their fireman’s jackets and helmets and, of course, ear plugs. That should have been my first clue.