Natural Soda announces plan to double production at plant

RBC I Blanco County locals are well aware of the county’s rich history of mineral extraction. However, few know the true rare gem located in Piceance Creek, the only known large deposit of nahcolite, or natural sodium bicarbonate, in the world.

House burns down in Piceance Creek; resident hospitalized

This home in Piceance Creek was destroyed by fire during weekend.

PICEANCE CREEK I The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 9:29 p.m. last Thursday that a structure was on fire at 23404 County Road 5, which is in the rural Piceance Creek area, 45 miles southwest of Meeker. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, when the first deputy […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter to Piceance Creek road users

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to residents who use Piceance Creek Road (County Road 5). This letter is to let you know that Community Counts road signs have been installed along, and feeding into, Piceance Creek Road (County Road 5 or CR5). We are extremely excited to bring our program to Rio Blanco […]

Piceance-born author to speak on area’s history

RIFLE I Rifle Creek Museum is hosting another “Remembering Rifle” day with Gracie Petrakian as special guest on July 6 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Afternoon excitement…

Courtesy Photo

Rhawnie McGruder, a customer service representative with Natural Soda Inc., said she never brings her camera to work but she happened to have it with her on May 29 when she spotted this afternoon funnel cloud, located north-northwest of the Natural Soda office on County Road 31 in Piceance Creek. McGruder said that neither she […]

Weed and Pest District meets Monday

RBC | The Piceance Creek Weed and Pest District will meet Monday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Piceance community building.

RBC ready to begin CR 5 work

RBC I County commissioners awarded a $5.6 million bid for construction project at two locations on RBC Road 5 and opened bids for an airport runway project, where the lowest bid was more than $8.7 million.

Here kitty, kitty …

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Meeker resident Scott Isenhour, general manager of Meeker’s REDI Services, went lion hunting with friends on Piceance Creek recently and harvested this mountain lion.

Proposed water facility in Piceance

meeker I The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal from BOPCO, L.P., to construct a facility 20 miles west of Meeker, Colo., to treat produced water from oil and gas development on the Piceance Basin and discharge it into Yellow Creek.

Donation for emergency vehicle

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Williams recently separated into two stand-alone, publicly-traded corporations, Williams and WPX Energy. Representatives from both were in Meeker to donate $15,000 towards the purchase of a second quick-response vehicle for the Piceance Creek area.

Weed, pest district meeting Dec. 13

RBC | The Piceance Creek Weed and Pest District will have a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock School.

Drivers asked to use caution on RBC Rd. 5

RBC | The Meeker Chamber of Commerce would like to ask drivers to use caution Saturday on Rio Blanco County Road 5 (Piceance Creek),