Letter to the Editor: Hill thanks voters

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for me in the primary election. At the same time I want to thank all the voters, as you have exercised your right to determine the direction our county will follow for the next four years.

County commissioners table public hearing on new ERBM service plan

RBC I A number of rumors, concerns and fears were put to rest Monday afternoon as the Rio Blanco County commissioners postponed a public hearing regarding a new service plan proposed for the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District.

Rector grateful for support in commission race, looking to learn particulars

RANGELY I Rangely businessman Jeff Rector says he is most grateful for the support of Rio Blanco County Republicans who voted for him in last week’s GOP primary election, when he defeated incumbent Republican Jon Hill for the District 3 Rio Blanco County commissioner seat.

Two new county commissioners coming in January

RBC I Two new county commissioners will take their seats in Rio Blanco County in January as the Republican primary election Tuesday ended up with former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff soundly defeating incumbent Jeff Eskelson and Rangely businessman Jeff Rector squeaking by incumbent Jon Hill by 17 votes.

Commissioner Jon Hill attends national conference to address Western issues

RBC I Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jon Hill joined 500 county officials at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., from May 25-27.

Letter to the Editor: Jon Hill for county commissioner

Dear Editor: Rio Blanco County is in a precarious position. We have lost a tremendous amount of revenue mainly due to the decline of the oil/gas related industries. Not only do the employees directly employed by this industry suffer, the effects trickle down to almost every household in the county in one way or another. […]


County commissioner candidate forums set

RBC I Candidate forums have been scheduled in the next two weeks for Rangely and Meeker, giving county voters a change to better decide who will be the best candidate for Rio Blanco County commissioners.

Commissioners appreciated by WPX…

Jeff Kirtland, left, of WPX Energy presented a plaque of appreciation to Rio Blanco County Commissions, second from left to right, Jeff Eskelson, Shawn Bolton and Jon Hill on Tuesday morning for the cooperation between the company and the county over the past couple of years, which, Kirtland said, has meant much to the advancement […]

Letter to the Editor: Why Jon Hill is running for re-election

Dear Editor: Since the Republican County Assembly, I have been thinking of topics for a column. Then, a few days ago, I ran into a man who grew up in Rangely and left in 1993. He was a senior when I was a freshman. He had recently been in Rangely and we discussed how it […]

All commission candidates make ballot

RBC I On Saturday, Republican residents from all points in Rio Blanco County gathered in the Colorado Room on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely for the 2016 Rio Blanco Republican County Assembly. The 55 delegates voted on which county commissioner candidates would appear on the June Republican primary ballot, and they elected […]

Eskelson running again in effort to continue work done in first term

RBC I Incumbent Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson will seek re-election to his position with the county this fall. Eskelson, whose only opponent so far is fellow Republican and former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, is hopeful that voters will give him the opportunity to finish the work he started when he was […]