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.

Values of child welfare practices

The relationship between parental rights and children’s rights is a fundamentally important issue to the field of child welfare.

Parsons honored by Club 20

RBC commissioner Ken Parsons was honored by Club 20 with the Dan Noble award.

Rio Blanco County commissioner Ken Parsons was honored with the Dan Noble award by Club 20 at its spring meeting last weekend in Grand Junction.

Commissioners shop locally

Several people were present at the most recent meeting of the Rio Blanco County commissioners, where 10 vehicle bids were awarded, three of them to local vendor Northwest Auto Sales and Service.

Commissioners attend meeting

Rio Blanco County commissioners Kai Turner and Ken Parsons attended the final meeting of the joint select committee on redistricting in Grand Junction last Saturday.

Bolton joins commissioners

RBC I The commissioners meeting came to order Tuesday, Jan. 11 with newly elected commissioner Shawn Bolton officially seated. Kai Turner was selected chairman as well as being appointed to the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) committee, the County Investment Policy committee and as the E911 board member representing the east end of the […]

2010: The Year in Review

Rio Blanco County commissioner candidates Wendy Gutierrez, Pat Hughes and Shawn Bolton, are pictured during a candidate forum. All three ran on the Republican ticket and Bolton won the primary election in August. Bolton will be sworn in Jan. 11.

APRIL~JUNE As the year 2010 comes to an end, we take a look at some of the top stories of the second three months of the year: • The town of Rangely has competitive races for the position of mayor as well as for three trustee seats on the town council. While on the other […]

The Commish

Shawn Bolton visited with customers at Meeker Cafe the morning after the Aug. 10 primary election. Bolton will be sworn in as a county commissioner, replacing the retiring Joe Collins, in January.

Commissioner-elect Bolton ‘trying to get a handle on things’ MEEKER I Shawn Bolton won’t be sworn in as Rio Blanco County’s newest commissioner until January. But even when he officially takes office, he’ll still be a businessman at heart. “I’m not a politician,” Bolton said “I’m a businessman.”