Energy companies are taking conservative approach to ’09

Companies’ plans tied to U.S. economy RBC — With the slowdown in the economy and the uncertainty of the markets, energy companies operating in Rio Blanco County are approaching the new year accordingly. “We can’t speculate about 2009, because we don’t know what the economy will do,” said Jim Lowry of ConocoPhillips. “Our 2008 capital […]

Local rancher supplies natural lambs to Whole Foods stores

RBC — A local sheep rancher and Blanco Ranger District livestock permit-holder has recently supplied the natural grocer chain, Whole Foods.

Officials: Local governments’ money secure

RBC — Individuals invested in the stock market aren’t the only ones who are worried about their life savings.

NC Telecom files bankruptcy

Local services don’t expect interruption RBC — NC Telecom has begun a bankruptcy bidding process with the highest bidder to become the new owner. But, in the meantime, customers of the high-speed Internet and digital wireless provider can expect business as usual. “We anticipate no changes or interruptions,” said Rick Heming, general manager for NC […]

Some local liquor stores will open Sundays

RBC — Colorado’s new liquor sales law took effect at the beginning of July, but not all area liquor stores plan to be open for business on Sundays. Both liquor stores in Meeker — White River Liquors and Ol’ Crows — will not be open this Sunday. Neither will Christie’s Liquors in Dinosaur.