Snow in the high country…

Demonstrating the job that lay ahead, this Rio Blanco County snow plow shows what lies in front of it while trying to clear County Road 8 up over Ripple Creek Pass all the way over into Routt County on Wednesday. As of noon on May 20, the Rio Blanco County road crew had less than four miles to go to clear a narrow route the entire length of the closure. The crew was also battling a major blizzard on top of the pass, but were able to finish the initial path and open the road. The road will require a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a lot of caution as there is a lot of snow, melt-off and mud, making the travel treacherous for possibly a couple weeks, the county Road and Bridge Department advised on Friday.

Sites chosen for Rangely-area cleanup

This trash-filled ravine, located a quarter-mile east of Highway 139 outside of Rangely, is a priority target area for cleanup.

RANGELY I Local, county and federal officials met Monday to take steps toward cleaning and preventing illegal dump sites around Rangely.

Road and Bridge faces long list of summer projects

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department oversees 913 miles of roads, the county landfill between Rangely and Meeker, and now the department director says this summer is going to be one of the busiest ever with additional road repair and maintenance projects above the normal routine.