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.

Sun brings out golfers, wind challenges them

The sun came out and with it, the golfers, to both courses in Rio Blanco County.

Foggy track

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Bad weather cancelled track meets for RBC track teams last week and both teams will compete at Battle Mountain this Saturday. RBC 1600-meter runners recently ran through fog in Rifle. Bobby Gutierrez

BLM seeks public input

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will evaluate the potential impacts of constructing the Gateway South 500-kilovolt (kV) alternating current (AC) transmission line project, which is proposed to cross portions of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The project is proposed by PacifiCorp, doing business as […]

RHS Panthers end baseball season for Cowboys

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The Meeker baseball team played its final home game on the road last week. Because of the weather, Meeker’s baseball diamond was never dry enough to play on this season, so the Cowboys had to play their scheduled home games against Paonia in Rifle and their final home game against the Panthers in Rangely.

Harmon honored for child support enforcement work

A certificate of excellence was presented to Andrea Harmon and the RBC Department of Social Services by John Bernhart (left), Director of the child support division of the Colorado Department of Human Services. Also pictured are Dana Giles, legal technician I - Rio Blanco child support enforcement, Andrea Harmon, child support enforcement administrator, Rio Blanco child support enforcement, RBC commissioners Kai Turner, Ken Parsons and Shawn Bolton, and Larry Desbien, chief of the policy and evaluation section for Colorado child support enforcement.

John Bernhart, director of the Colorado Division of Child Support Enforcement, drove to Meeker from his Denver office to present Andrea Harmon with a certificate of excellence award at the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting held Monday in Meeker.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago J.L. McHatton arrived home from Illinois bringing with him 12 head of fine Norman-Percheron horses. County warrants 65 cents at J.W. Hugus & Co.

Sealant Saturday, clinic April 16

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program is sponsoring a Sealant Saturday and Cavity Free Clinic this year in Rangely on April 16 at 9 a.m.

Keep children in car seats, booster seats as long as possible

Colorado’s child passenger safety experts support new guidelines announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which advise parents and caregivers to keep children in the appropriate child safety restraint type — including rear-facing, forward-facing and booster seats — as long as children fit within the height and weight limits set by the […]

Sale assessment up for comment

RBC I Environmental assessments for parcels proposed for leasing in northwestern Colorado in its upcoming August 11 competitive oil and gas lease sale.

Now is the time for kids to get 2nd flu shot

State influenza experts would like to remind parents that now is the time to get their younger children a second dose of flu vaccine if they fall into the category of children needing two doses this season.