MEEKER I EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week we looked at the plan for the possible inclusion of part of downtown Meeker on the National Register of Historic places and the lack of forced restrictions on any property owner within the proposed district. This week, we look at the process, the grants and other funds available, the […]
RBC I The Coal Creek School exterior restoration will become a reality this summer, made possible in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.
MEEKER I “What is ‘cultural heritage tourism,’ anyway?” someone asked recently. By definition of the National Trust it is: “Traveling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes historic, cultural and natural resources.”
RBC | The annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will be held Sunday in Richards Hall at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker.
RBC I Youth is very much a vital part of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society. Even though senior adults make up the largest percentage of the membership, young people are closely tied to many programs, outreaches and efforts.
RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society invites everyone to join the group for “Remembering Trappers Lake: A Historic Presentation” on Sunday afternoon at Kilowatt Korner.
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 […]