Letter: Rangely earthquake

This past week there was a significant 5.3 earthquake in the Denver area. Mention was made of the granddaddy of all earthquakes in Colorado on the 6.6 one of Nov. 7, 1881. This earthquake is most significant in Rangely history.

Up and down el Rio Blanco: Volunteer

Dios te pagar,” my mom tells me or anyone who does a favor for her. The saying translates “God will pay you.” When my mom says it with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, I know God has already paid me tenfold for my efforts. It is the same payment […]

Letter: Thankful parent

Words fall short when I try to describe what has gone into moving the Meeker Elementary School classrooms. I am just so amazed at how the Meeker School District staff has rallied, worked together and remained positive during this time.

Letter: More helicopters

On Aug. 6, 2011, the U.S. lost 30 special forces troops, including 22 Navy SEALS, in a helicopter shot down over Afghanistan. These people were the elite of our military who have trained for these missions over many years.

Letter: No Dutch ovens

I regret I’ll not be able to bring dutch oven desserts to accompany the Rangely Museum Society’s Ice Cream Social this Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4. Last year I was joined by Bill & Mike Zadra and we had a great time sharing our dutch oven creations.

Secret ballots? Ruling clouds law

RBC I We hope the state Supreme Court will reverse an appeals court decision letting governments do the public’s work in secret.

Letter: Thank you everyone

We would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food and your thoughts and prayers at our time of sorrow. Also a special thanks to everyone who helped at the service.

Letter: Take money from those more fortunate

Dear Mr. President, I heard you say you will not guarantee Social Security checks if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. Why is it the scare always has to do with Social Security, Medicare and our soldiers’ pay? Why not stop your pay, your staff or Congress and the Senate to save more money for our […]

Letter: Amicable separation for Pierson and ERBM

For the past three years, Scott Pierson has satisfactorily performed his work responsibilities as the executive director of the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District. Due to a difference in management philosophy, the district board and Mr. Pierson agreed to the amicable separation of his employment, effective Sept. 6, 2011.

Letter: Humble thanks

New Eden Pregnancy Care Services, located at 345 Main St. in Meeker, humbly thanks those who donated to the yard sale. $1,160 was given to help this important service to help our women and their babies!

Letter: Bounty on Coyotes

The deer herd in Rio Blanco County is the lowest it has been in the last 50 years since my family has been processing game. I will admit there were too many deer in the ‘50s for the range to support along with cows, sheep and yes, wild horses.

Opinion: Schools for a bright Colorado

RBC I A campaign to stop the devastating and short-sighted school budget cuts is on pace to reach the ballot as a grassroots movement continues its petition drive.