BUFORD I More than 30 years ago, when Janet Clark first came to reside along County Road 6, she remembers recognizing the stately old building as an abandoned school. Now she is spearheading the Rio Blanco County Historical Society committee that is restoring Coal Creek School as an educational and interpretive center for community and […]
MEEKER I After White River Indian Agent Nathan Meeker plowed up the Ute’s racetrack and tensions escalated, Meeker called for military assistance from the nearest fort, and Major Thomas T. Thornburgh and his 150 troops were dispatched from Fort Fred Steele in Wyoming. They rode south and crossed Milk Creek some 18 miles northeast of […]
MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.
RBC I Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association co-presidents Sandra Bradfield and Robert Amick extend their personal invitation and warmest welcome to pioneers and guests attending the 102nd Anniversary Centennial Plus-2 celebration of the Old Timer’s Reunion on Saturday at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.
MEEKER I A thorough spring cleaning is in store for the White River Museum Garrison from 1-3 p.m. on May 3.
MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society Board and museum members are grateful for Sandy Shimko’s 13 years of dedicated, dependable service. In light of her recent resignation, there will be an Appreciation Tea in the lobby of the Meeker Hotel on Feb. 22. Everyone is invited to come by between 2 and 4 […]
MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life history of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.
MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.
MEEKER I “Good history is best told by more than one voice,” states the Museum of Western Colorado (MWC). In that spirit, the MWC staff invited history institutions from around the Western Slope to help tell the story of our heritage.
RBC I In spite of the cold and snow, an excellent group gathered at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker on Sunday for the Rio Blanco County Historical Society Annual Meeting. After a luncheon of hot soups, homemade breads, salads and desserts, the annual meeting proceeded with President Ellene Meece presenting the 2013 annual report via PowerPoint […]