Letter to the Editor: Higher taxes on oil

Dear Editor: The administration and too many members of Congress still want to levy higher taxes on oil and natural gas producers, a policy that would not only discourage investment and kill job creation, but also weaken our energy security and national defense. Share on Facebook

BLM to host scenic value meetings

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a series of community workshops in northwestern Colorado the week of Aug. 8 to hear from the public about what matters to them most about the scenic views on BLM lands.These open house workshops are part of the visual resources inventory BLM is conducting in the […]

BLM engages in bipartisan agenda

RBC I  As part of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s push to build a bipartisan wilderness agenda that can be enacted in the 112th Congress, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state offices will solicit suggestions and recommendations from state and local elected officials, tribes and other Federal land managers on areas that deserve wilderness […]

Observe Liberty Tree Day Aug. 13

RBC I Early settlers of Boston planted an elm tree on Boston Neck in 1646, which subsequently became known as the “Liberty Tree.”  Share on Facebook

Visit irs.gov to reduce tax stress

RBC I The IRS website irs.gov makes it easy to get an answer to a tax question anytime during the year. The site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you need a tax form, a tax publication or have tax questions, IRS.gov has a wealth of information. Share on Facebook

EHV-1 outbreak update

RBC I The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s office has released all hold and quarantine orders associated with the recent spread of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state; the disease is considered contained within Colorado and there have been no new confirmed cases since May 20, 2011. Share on Facebook

RBC valuation more than $1.2B

RBC I For the third year in a row, the assessed value of Rio Blanco County (RBC) is more than $1 billion. Share on Facebook

3 tons of marijuana equipment, supplies dumped on BLM lands

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information about the dumping of more than 6,000 pounds of equipment and trash associated with an indoor marijuana growing operation. Share on Facebook

BLM seeking nominations for council

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking additional nominations for five openings on its Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council. Share on Facebook

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Motivation

Please accept this invitation from one small business owner to all others in Rio Blanco County to join me Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m., to listen to motivational speaker Cinda Baxter. Share on Facebook

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Miss Agnes Hazen reports the attendance at the public school has been increasing. Maud Miller and Clarence Nichols head the roll of those who have been neither tardy nor absent. Share on Facebook

Oak Ridge small scale prescribed burns

RBC | During the next month, the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be conducting small scale prescribed burns on Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area. For more info contact the CDOW office at 878-6090. Share on Facebook