Letter to the Editor: Commissioner on environmental group

Dear Editor: June 16 was the deadline for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule change for the operation of the Bonanza Power Plant. This infringement on Deseret’s permit was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians.

Bolton elected to head up Colorado state commissioners

Thomas Davidson, left, president of Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI) and a county commissioner from Summit County, hands the group presidency over to Rio Blanco County Commissioner Shawn Bolton, right, at the group’s December meeting. CCI consists of 62 of the state’s 64 counties. Bolton will serve as CCI board president during 2014.

RBC I Shawn Bolton, chairman of the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners for another week, was recently chosen by the board of Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI), to be its president as of Jan. 1 for a one-year term. CCI is a non-profit membership association with the purpose of offering assistance to other county commissioners […]

County has sights on justice center plan; school plans on hold

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Commissioners are beginning the journey of constructing a new justice center and renovating the old courthouse.

County puts administrator hunt on hold

RBC I The plan by the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners to hire a full-time county administrator has officially be put on hold for now, board Chairman Shawn Bolton said.

County has four plans for justice center using old school

Four plans were suggested for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on the old Meeker Elementary School site during an Aug. 13 workshop held by the county commissioners.

Commissioner Hill to discuss wild horses

RBC | The Uintah Mountain Club of Vernal, Utah, will be hosting Callie Hendrickson and Jon Hill at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at 100 North and 200 East (the new Vernal library).

Commissioners approve cell tower, defend 2nd amendment

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioners signed a resolution to approve a Special Use Permit, with eight conditions, for Mercury Towers to construct a 105-foot telecommunication tower on land owned by Joe and Kelly Conrado.

Commissioners approve shorter cell phone tower

Rio Blanco County Commissioners approved a Special Use Permit for Mercury Towers to construct a 105-foot wireless communication facility on land owned by Joe (standing) and Kelly Conrado. “When we went into this, we thought it would be good for Meeker and in the end it is going to be good for Meeker,” Conrado said.

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioners unanimously approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for Mercury Towers to construct a 105-foot wireless telecommunication tower on private property owned by Joe and Kelly Conrado.

New commissioners attend first meeting

Former Meeker resident Jim Cagney (standing with cap), the current Northwest District manager for the BLM, which oversees 5 million surface acres and 8.7 million sub-surface federal minerals in northwest Colorado, met with RBC commissioners to discuss BLM lands in the county.

RBC I After being sworn in last week and attending Colorado Counties Inc., (CCI) training in Denver, new commissioners Jeff Eskelson and Jon Hill attended their first official county meeting Monday last, making appointments to different boards and meeting with Bureau of Land Management officials in the afternoon.

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Commissioner-elect Jeff Eskelson (center) listens as Rio Blanco County clerk Nancy Amick swears in Jon Hill to the office of Rio Blanco County Commissioner. After the ceremony Eskelson and Hill left for Denver to attend CCI (Colorado Counties, Inc.) training along with 66 other newly elected county commissioners in the

Commissioners’ reception

Former RBC commissioners Ken Parsons and Kai Turner share a laugh with chairman Shawn Bolton at a reception held to thank Parsons and Turner for their service. Both enjoyed the opportunity to serve and intend to stay involved, Parsons as a member of the Energy Impact Assostince board of the Department of Local Affairs and Turner as a member of the Colorado River District board of directors and Northwest RAC.

RBC I A reception for outgoing Rio Blanco County commissioners Ken Parson and Kai Turner was held Monday, the day before commissioners-elect Jon Hill and Jeff Eskelson were sworn in by RBC Clerk Nancy Amick.

Proclamation prompts commissioners to protest

RBC I A controversial proclamation made by the City and County of Denver regarding the potential connection between protecting the supply of water pulled from the Colorado River Basin for the Front Range and the future of oil shale research, development and production sparked a speedy response from Rio Blanco County’s commissioners.