RBCHS has annual meeting, officers the same

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society hosted its annual meeting on Sunday afternoon at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, which included a recap of the 2015 accomplishments as well as the election of officers for 2016.

RBC Historical Society, Heritage Culture Center complete plans for 2016

RBC I In the past two-plus years, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society has discussed the need to become involved in heritage tourism. Everyone had become painfully aware of the economic downturn and the toll it was having on our communities, and it was pointed out that heritage tourism was the No. 1 economic driver […]

Milk Creek Memorials: Look forward but never forget

RBCHS celebrates local hunting heritage

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Milk Creek dedication an end to many years of separation

RBC I Saturday was a beautiful afternoon to dedicate Milk Creek Battlefield with more than 300 people in attendance. Through the event, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society hosted many Ute friends and VIPs from all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, authors of books on the Milk Creek Battle, the local Veterans of Foreign […]

RBCHS celebrates county’s hunting history Oct. 4

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Battlefield dedication Saturday

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host the dedication of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park Saturday at 3 p.m., and the public is invited to the event.

Meeker culture group hosts mentor in regard to heritage agri-tourism

MEEKER I The Heritage Culture Center Committee benefited from a CHAMP mentor this past week who spent three days in Meeker educating the committee on strategic planning—helping them re-formulate their mission statement and documenting their goals and objectives.

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

Celebration Sunday marks 130 years of The Meeker Herald

MEEKER I A stellar year for new beginnings came in 1885. The Town of Meeker was officially started. The rodeo began that year and never stopped. And James Lyttle came to town and started a newspaper on Aug. 5, 1885.

Milk Creek donations to double

MEEKER I The Milk Creek Battlefield Park needs descriptive signs to complete this fascinating historic monument. Now your donation to the RBC Historical Society for this purpose will double in value. An anonymous donor has promised a 100 percent match for every dollar donated up to a total of $2,500. Donation jars can be found […]

Historical Society sponsored events

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society is sponsoring the following events during the 130th annual Range Call Celebration: