Author will sign Piceance Creek history

MEEKER I Author Grace Petrakian will do a signing for her new book, “Land of Tall Grass,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Avis’ Village Floral.

County Road 5 will hold info. meeting

RBC — The Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department invites the public to attend an informative meeting about the County Road 5 (CR 5) Corridor Project. This meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Rock School Community Building, located along County Road 5 near Milepost 23.5, in Rio Blanco County from 5:30-8 […]

Saying  her  piece  about  the  Piceance

Gracie Petrakian grew up in Meeker, before moving to Silt for her senior year of high school.

Large load traveling Highway 13 today

RBC — An oversized load, headed to the new Williams Gas Plant in the Piceance Creek Basin, will make its way through Rio Blanco County today and Friday.

Supersized load will halt traffic

RBC — An oversized or “super load” will make its way through Rio Blanco County today and Friday, halting traffic in spots. The load, which weighs 580,000 pounds and is 236 feet long, is headed to the new Williams Energy gas plant in the Piceance Creek Basin.

Town hears update on new gas plant

MEEKER — Represent-atives from Williams Companies presented information about their new Willow Creek gas processing plant to Meeker’s town board and staff prior to the regular board meeting June 17.

Region leaders gear up to protest new rules

RANGELY — A special report outlining planned regulations and legislation from state and federal government that would cripple or almost destroy the area’s economy was presented at Rangely’s monthly community networking meeting by Sandy Been of EIS Solutions in Grand Junction.

Industry wants RBC to wait 6 mos. before imposing fees

RBC — Heading the charge to address critical needs in community infrastructure, the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners presented a controversial impact fee proposal for residential, commercial and industrial development May 27.

Industry wants RBC to hold off impact fees

RBC — Everyone attending the public hearing held by the Rio Blanco County Commissioners on the Rangely campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College Monday was in agreement about the impacts facing the county but not how to pay for them.

Accidents on CR 5 increase significantly since 2006

RBC — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a study of accidents that occurred on County Road 5 between 2001 and March 2008, and there has been a significant increase. In 2001, the sheriff’s office investigated nine property damage accidents and one injury accident on County Road 5, for a total of 10 […]

“Staggering” forecasts may lead to increased fees

Rio Blanco County is planning to increase fees on new home, industry construction and development

DOW asks for halt on some oil, gas leases

RBC (AP) — The Colorado Division of Wildlife is recommending that several proposed federal oil and gas leases be withdrawn or issued with conditions in an upcoming auction to protect greater sage grouse, lynx, native cutthroat trout and other wildlife.