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.

Celebration for outgoing commissioners

MEEKER | A thank you celebration for county commissioners Ken Parsons and Kai Turner for their years of service to Rio Blanco County, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the County Administration Building, 200 Main, Meeker.

Cell tower hearing

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County commissioners will reconvene Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., at the Fairfield Center in Meeker, the public hearing regarding a special use permit for the construction of a 199-foot, self-supported communications tower located near RBC Road 13 (Flag Creek Road).

Public hearing for cell tower continued — Community wants cell tower, but not in the proposed location

“We had no clue this was going to happen or we probably would have looked for a different way,” said local businessman Joe Conrado (standing), about the public hearing and comments from adjacent landowners on their application to place a 199-foot communications tower on a parcel of their property on RBC Road 13 (Flag Creek Road).

MEEKER I A public hearing for Rio Blanco County commissioners to take comments on a special use permit to build a 199-foot cell tower has been continued until 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the commissioners’ meeting room in the Fairfield Center.

RBC issues more than $200K in grants

RBC I With interest rates at less than one-half of one percent, $18 million (the principal amount in the County Capital Improvement Trust Fund CCITF) does not generate the kind of revenue it used to bring in.

Commissioner aims to inform constituents

RBC I During the next few years I will be writing a column to keep the people of Rio Blanco County informed of the issues facing us. It will be written as necessary, sometimes each week, sometimes longer between columns. All of the discussions will be my own opinion.

RBC commissioner candidates answer questions

Ballots for the 2012 republican primary election will be conducted by mail-ballot, which will be delivered to local mailboxes between June 4-8 and are due back Monday, June 25.

Letter to the Editor: Residents invited

We would like to invite the residents of Rio Blanco County, Rangely and Meeker to a mixer to meet and greet our county commissioner, Kai Mark Turner. We are holding this event to visit with Commissioner Kai Turner at 259 Crest St., in Rangely on the Friday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m.

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.

Hill, Eskelson earn most delegates

Jeff Eskelson

RBC I Jon Hill and Jeff Eskelson’s names will appear on top of the ballot as the two received the most delegates’ votes in the two races for Rio Blanco County commissioner at the 2012 RBC Republican General Assembly held last Saturday in the Colorado Room on the CNCC campus.

Energy operators meet with county officials

Lannie Massey, of Encana, speaks with RBC commissioner Ken Parson (foreground), while Mesa county commissioner Craig Meis chats with RBC commissioner chairman Shawn Bolton, and WSCOGA director David Ludlam and RBC commissioner Kai Turner (right).

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioners and road and bridge personnel met last week with several energy operators working in the county and members of the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) to discuss alternatives to the county’s impact fees.