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. […]

Forum…

Blanco County candidates for county commissioner was held Monday night at the CSU Extension Office Building at the county fairgrounds in Meeker. From left to right, candidates Si Woodruff, Jeff Eskelson, Jeff Rector and John Hill made opening statements, fielded questions from the Republican organizers and then took questions from the audience, which was about 50 people strong. Questions were asked on a wide variety of subjects, and the forum story will be included in next week’s edition of the Herald Times.

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 of WPX Energy and the county.

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

Jeff Eskelson

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 […]

Former sheriff Si Woodruff to challenge Eskelson for commissioner

Si Woodruff

RBC I Former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff formally announced his intention to seek election to the position of Rio Blanco county commissioner from District 3. Incumbent Jeff Eskelson is seeking re-election. Both men are Republicans. Woodruff believes his knowledge of the local people and their needs qualify him for the job.

Farewell…

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The Rio Blanco County commissioners honored Ken Coffin, the U.S. Forest Service District Ranger for the White River National Forest—Blanco Ranger District, on Oct. 26 with an Award of Special Recognition for his years of service locally to build community relationships and encourage multi-use of public lands. Coffin has accepted another USFS position in Red […]

County ponders plans for Columbine Park redevelopment

RBC I On Oct. 14, interested parties gathered at the Columbine Park Jockey Shack to view and discuss several options for updating and renovating the Columbine Park facilities.

Hill seeks re-election as commissioner

Dear Editor: This letter is to inform the voters of Rio Blanco County of my intention to seek re-election.