Unemployment rate continues to drop in Rio Blanco County

RBC I For the fourth straight month, the June unemployment rate is down slightly in Rio Blanco County, using seasonally non-adjusted figures. Unemployment numbers are down more than 1.8 percent from June 2013.

Special permit given…

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In separate meetings during April, the Rio Blanco County Planning Board and County Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit for The Friends of the Tank, the group that initiated a Kickstarter campaign last March to raise more than $46,000 for an unused water tank west of Rangely to become an educational and recording sound space.

Eskelson new vice chairman of AGNC

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado elected new executive board officers at their monthly Board meeting held on April 24 at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction.

Citizen survey: County residents mostly happy with RBC

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the Rio Blanco County-commissioned resident-satisfaction survey that measures resident satisfaction with the county government and its services. The first part examines the findings of those who did the survey, looking at areas where the county rated at or above 50 percent satisfaction. […]

‘Stop work’ order given on AT&T’s tower

MEEKER I The AT&T tower under construction south of Meeker on County Road 13 has been hit with a “stop work order,” which puts an instant halt to continuing work on the equipment building at the site.

Rio Blanco County: 2012 Year in Review

New siding was installed at the Radino Senior Center in Rangely.

RBC I The following review was provided by Rio Blanco County staff.

RBC making reappointments to boards

RBC | Rio Blanco County Commissioners will be making appointments or reappointments to the following local boards during the month of January 2013:

The Future: “It’s all about resource sharing”

RBC I A meeting called by Rio Blanco County commissioners was held in Rangely Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College to bring all the taxing districts in the county together to discuss current and future projects and how they can take advantage of opportunities by working together.

RBC sees rise in percentage of college graduates

RBC I Rio Blanco County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees.

RBC caves remain closed

RBC I Regional Forester Daniel Jirón signed an extension to an emergency order today to restrict access to all caves and abandoned mines on National Forests and Grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service (Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas). The intent of the closure is to minimize the risk […]

Grateful winners…

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Rangely’s Kent and Brenda Ahrens (center and right) attended the Rio Blanco County Fair and left with a blue ribbon and a special statue.

Helitack provides attack

The Teton Helitack crew from the Bridger Teton National Forest out of Jackson, Wyo., spent 14 days camped at the Meeker Airport and responded to 15 fires during their stay. The crew included helicopter crew members Nic Glatt and Kate Ball, helicopter mechanic fuel truck driver Randy ??, crew members Chris Edwards and Philip Brass, squad leader Matt Lancaster, crew supervisor David A. Gomez and helicopter pilot Steve Wilson, with Helicopter Express.

RBC I The Teton Helitack team from Jackson, Wyo., first came to Rio Blanco County July 22, to help with the Powell fire.