2010 budget keeps Rio Blanco County on solid financial footing

RBC I Despite losing its budget and finance director in the middle of the budgeting process.

County now considering justice center sites in Rangely

Commissioner Ken Parsons answered questions at last week’s public meeting.

RBC I County commissioners are keeping their options open. When it comes to selecting a site for a proposed justice center — providing expanded space for courtrooms and a jail — commissioners are still considering different locations.

Letter: Why does lawyer need to be involved?

Dear Editor, I have received a letter back from Mr. Borchard on some of my questions. Some of you may wonder why I sent a letter directly to him.

Here’s Rio Blanco County … by the numbers

County Assessor Renae Neilson knows her numbers. Speaking at an meeting last month of Rio Blanco County Democrats, Neilson, who, by the way, is a Republican, recited figures mostly off the top of her head, with very few notes.

No way to cope with COPD; stop smoking

Tammie Freitag has two words for smokers. “Stop smoking,” she said. “Put it in bold, stop smoking, please.”

Task force works to prioritize public services

RBC — While funding required to maintain the levels of service provided by local governments may be decreasing, the needs aren’t.

County to appoint TAG for master planning

RBC — The Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners will appoint a Technical Advisory Group to assist the Planning Commission with the completion of the new County Master Plan.

Nelson nearing end of tenure

RBC — Forrest Nelson’s days as an elected official are numbered. But it has been a good run, and he’s ready to focus more on operating the family ranch and spending time with his grandchildren.

County to seek housing assessment

RBC — Commissioners gave the go-ahead Monday for a $50,000 grant request to the state to fund a countywide housing assessment.

Commission meeting canceled for Dec. 15

RBC — The Board of County Commissioners’ meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 15 in Rangely, has been canceled.

Commissioners approve $49.7 million budget

RBC — Bracing for a worst-case scenario in its court case over collection of use tax, Rio Blanco County commissioners adopted a proposed 2009 budget Monday night of nearly $49.7 million.

County treasurer Arnold gives her third quarterly report

RBC — As any investor knows, there is always a risk factor. It’s no different for Rio Blanco County. The job of County Treasurer Karen Arnold is to minimize those risks. “The county’s policy has always put safety before liquidity or yield,” Arnold said. “We may not get the best yield, but I make every […]