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.” 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Williams donates snowmobiles

Williams employees Roger Decker, Clete Long, John Carroll and T.J. Oden, (far right) delivered two Arctic Cat Bear Cat snowmobiles and donated them to Rio Blanco County search and rescue coordinator Travis Mobley (second from right), also an investigation sergeant for RBC.

What makes kids happy?

We live in a time when high self-esteem is encouraged early, when young people have more independence than ever, but also far more depression, anxiety, cynicism and loneliness. So how do we help our kids be happy and successful, without becoming what many experts dub the “Entitled Generation”?

Prescribed burns on Oak Ridge

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.