RBC I Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) applaud Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to send a letter supporting the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export facility in Coos Bay, Ore., to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair, Cheryl LaFleur.
Dear Editor: On May 12, Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Jeff Eskelson, who is also chairman of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC), and I attended the AGNC board meeting in Grand Junction with Gov. John Hickenlooper.
RBC I The State of Colorado Energy and Mineral Impact Advisory Committee met recently to review requests for grants from state severance tax and mineral lease revenues, and has awarded Rio Blanco County $2 million.
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.
RBC I Meeting notices and the agenda of the Rio Blanco County Commissioners are published in the legal section of the Rio Blanco Herald Times each Thursday before their Monday meetings. Or online at www.co.rio-blanco.co.us.
Dear Editor: Having read the Aug. 22 Herald Times article titled “County has four plans for justice center using old school,” it occurs to me that there is “a rat in the wood pile.”
MEEKER I The Meeker Community Center Task Force requested a public meeting with the Rio Blanco County Commissioners on Monday afternoon, and approximately 29 people participated.
MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept possession of the downtown Meeker property known as the old Meeker elementary school, but they made it clear that the building is not automatically going to be demolished in favor of the new county justice center.
RBC I Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson raised the issue of unequal distribution of state severance tax funds with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Friday, during Tipton’s visit to the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center. Tipton also visited with the commissioners regarding regional policy issues.
RBC I Rio Blanco County elected two new county commissioners in the 2012 Republican primary election. Jeff Eskelson defeated incumbent Kai Turner and Jon D. Hill defeated Chris Brasfield to fill the seat vacated by Ken Parsons. The two new commissioners will be seated in January 2013.
RBC I Republican caucuses were held in Meeker, Rangely and Piceance Creek Tuesday. Delegates were chosen and four candidates announced their intentions to run for two Rio Blanco County commissioner seats.
RBC I Both school districts in Rio Blanco County will benefit from a “one-year only” grant given by the county commissioners at their June 13 meeting. It was also the first day on the job for the new county administrator.