Mayor, town manager appeal for Rangely to house justice center

RANGELY I Feeling that his town has been left out of consideration for too long, Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt believes the Early Education Center, which is now for sale by Rangely School Ditrict RE-4, would make an ideal location for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.

Meeker moves to turn school over to county

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to proceed with an ordinance that would allow the town to turn the old Meeker Elementary School on Main Street in the downtown area over to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners.

10 candidates apply for county administrator job

RBC I Ten candidates submitted their applications by the end of last week to become the next Rio Blanco County administrator, filling the vacancy created in April by the resignation of former administrator Kimberly Bullen.

Meeker officials, residents discuss old elementary school use

MEEKER I More than 70 residents filled the Meeker Town Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night to voice concerns at a public hearing about the town turning over the old elementary school to Rio Blanco County for use as the new justice center.

County plans cost-share for herbicides

RBC I Rio Blanco County will again be selling herbicide and offering cost-share on select chemicals. The Rio Blanco County Weed Department will sell herbicide at the Fairgrounds in Meeker on Thursday mornings from 7-11:30 a.m. and delivering pre-orders to the Rangely area on Thursday afternoons starting May 2.

Funds improve for water, sewer

MEEKER I Funding for the multi-agency project to extend the Meeker water and sewer line to the new Pioneers Medical Center site and Curtis Creek area on Meeker Terrace is rapidly nearing the point of full funding commitment, the Rio Blanco County Economic Stakeholders announced last week.

Celebration for commissioners’ service

MEEKER | A thank you celebration for county commissioners Ken Parsons and Kai Turner for their years of service to Rio Blanco County, will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the County Administration Building, 200 Main, Meeker.

RBC to utilize CodeRED alert app

RBC I Rio Blanco County, through a contract with Emergency Communications Network, LLC, will begin providing public safety alerts through the company’s new public safety app — CodeRED Mobile Alert.

Understanding new tax exemptions

RBC I On May 14 the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution 12-15 allowing three new sales tax exemptions to the original sales tax resolution. These are already exempt at the state level and will now be exempt at the county level effective July 1. Some vendors have already received specific information [...]

RBC to update wildfire protection plan

RBC I Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are authorized and defined by the Health Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) passed by Congress in 2003. A CWPP is a community plan that brings together diverse local interests to discuss their mutual concerns for public safety, community sustainability and natural resources.

Rio Blanco County Fair: what will you bring?

Spring has sprung and summer is on its way in Rio Blanco County! Local 4-H members are diligently working on various projects from scrap booking to steer projects, eagerly awaiting the first week of August for the County Fair.

Exploratory well …

A drilling rig has been set up next to the new WREA substation north of Meeker on the Sulphur Creek road.