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.

RBC proud to furnish Capitol Christmas Tree tree

(Above) Blanco District Ranger Ken Coffin and Rio Blanco County Commissioner Kai Turner spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a press conference announcing that the White River National Forest will provide the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree.

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioner Kai Turner joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Under Secretary of Agriculture Harris Sherman, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service last Friday in Denver for the official announcement that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be provided by the White River National Forest. RBC Commissioner Kai Turner, a fifth-generation […]

Commissioners adopt budget

RBC I In a public meeting last Monday, Rio Blanco County budget director Chris Singleton presented an overview of the proposed 2012 budget to commissioners and department heads.

County to hold budget hearing Dec. 12

RBC | County commissioners will hold a special budget hearing Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 200 Main St., in Meeker.

How’s RBC spending your tax dollars?

RBC I If you are interested in the answer to that question, this is the best time of the year to look into it – while next year’s financial plan is being formulated.

2012 budget presented

RBC I The 2012 budget for Rio Blanco County was presented to commissioners Monday by budget/finance director Chris Singleton.

Commissioners grant $120K

Eighteen million dollars doesn’t earn what it used to but according to Rio Blanco County commissioners and five local entities, it’s still important.

RBC streamlines process

RBC I “We’ve been working on this process for more than a year,” Rio Blanco County commissioner chairman Kai Turner said of the resolution to streamline the permitting process for drilling well pads.

Commissioners go paperless

RBC I Frontier Paving Inc., was awarded the bid to overlay Rio Blanco County Road 31 by county commissioners June 27 and bids were opened to seal coat and paint at the Rangely airport. Commissioners also approved the Tucker Minor Subdivision-Buford Store and Lodge, LLC.