Bolton elected to head up Colorado state commissioners

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

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

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.

I swear!…

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 state.

Commissioners’ reception

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.