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.”

Local election results: The votes are counted, but they aren’t “official” yet

Commissioner: Shawn Bolton-583 Pat Hughes 571 Wendy Gutierrez 542 Coroner: Albert Rudolf Krueger 807 Sherri Halandras 534 Nancy Ann Richardson 367

Letter to the Editor: Two votes for Hughes

Dear Editor, Our county is at a critical crossroads. Do we want to expand our government and regulations on business including our crucial oil and gas industry, or do we want to open our doors to business and truly encourage our economy to recover?

Candidates make final election pitch

County Commission candidates, from left, Wendy Gutierrez, Pat Hughes and Shawn Bolton answered questions at a public forum July 28.

RBC I In their second question-and-answer session in a little more than a week, the three candidates for a seat on the Rio Blanco County Commission again took turns trying to distinguish themselves from the competition. It may have been their last opportunity.

Three vie for seat on county commission

Shawn Bolton

RBC I Editor’s note: In advance of party caucuses March 16, the three candidates, all Republicans, vying for a seat on the Rio Blanco County Commission, which will be vacated by Joe Collins, who isn’t seeking reelection, were asked to respond to the same set of questions.

Impact of ExxonMobil tax decision on Rio Blanco County


RBC | In November, the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed without opinion the trial court ruling against the county’s application of its use tax on industrial construction and building materials.