Coal Creek School…

New trusses were installed on the Coal Creek School building Sept. 16 as part of the ongoing restoration project. Each truss had to be individually built to fit between the original trusses. The new trusses bring the building up to code for snow loads. The white building behind the crane is the privy/coal shed with […]

Rubber duck race to raise funds for Coal Creek School

“A Pleasant Event” was reported in the Meeker Herald on Sept. 24, 1892, about the dedicatory ball held at Coal Creek School. People from all over the county came to this “temple of learning” for a dance and a supper that was an “epicurean feast.” The total cost of the building was $2,000. More than […]

Meeker task force seeks old town, Rio Theater photos

MEEKER I The Meeker National Historic District Task Force is seeking photos and stories about downtown Meeker historic buildings and residences. A special need is a photo of the Rio Theatre building, which was demolished and replaced with the Rio Blanco County Abstract building in the 1970s. Please contact the Rio Blanco County Historical Society […]

Joe Sullivan’s 97th birthday…

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RBCHS honors heritage of Meeker Fire Department

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s regular quarter meeting on Sunday was anything but regular as members and guests enjoyed a picnic potluck at the beautiful Downtown Plaza before moving to the Old West Heritage Culture Center for a brief business meeting and a historic presentation on the Meeker volunteer fire department. Share on […]

RBCHS to honor Meeker Fire Dept.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society is inviting everyone to help celebrate the history of the Meeker Fire Department on Sunday. Share on Facebook

County historical society and heritage center plan full slate of summer events

MEEKER I Saturday evening at the inaugural 2016 Meeker Classic NCA National Cattledog Finals, the Rio Blanco County Heritage Society and the Heritage Culture Center Committee brought a celebration of our cowboy heritage with history on Cattle Drive Days in Rio Blanco County. Share on Facebook

Work underway on Coal Creek School renovation

MEEKER I Coal Creek School, the oldest school in Rio Blanco County still standing on its original location, is being restored by MM-Eight Construction to its original 1882 exterior appearance. On May 19, after 124 years in darkness, the foundation was excavated by T&M Contracting, exposing the various size stones it had been firmly resting […]

Historical society has plans for summer filled with fun events

RBC I Validating their claim: “Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee is committed to providing opportunities to bring our citizens and visitors into celebration of our heritage roots,” the group has lined up dozens of cultural-heritage activities and events for the summer. Share on Facebook

Ute guests honored at county historical society’s meeting

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had hoped to have a nice luncheon and conversation about their shared heritage with the Ute guests who came to the quarterly meeting on Sunday afternoon. But, they never dreamed it would be such a transparent and rich dialogue from both sides of the topic. The unity […]

Museum to honor White River Utes’ heritage on Sunday

RBC I Do you know your grandparents’ stories? Do you know why they treasured certain pieces of furniture or have you learned the experience behind certain photographs? Share on Facebook

Cultural, Heritage task forces sets the stage for 2016 progress

MEEKER I The Heritage Culture Center Committee and Heritage Tourism Task Force met Jan. 19 at the Old West Heritage Culture Center to set the stage for 2016. Share on Facebook