from my window… Current mindset of many a problem for county teens

The stories written in the past three weeks by Meeker High School to-be-senior Calvin Shepherd are prophetic and troubling.

Leftover hunting licenses on sale Aug. 6

RBC | Leftover big game hunting licenses will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and license retailers statewide.

Rio Blanco County Fair to close with spectator favorites

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Jaicee Simmons wouldn’t be able to see through the windshield if he was driving a car, but she did well navigating her horse through the obstacle course as part of the peewee competition at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds on Saturday. It took this young lady a little while to navigate her big horse through the course, but she made it.

RBC | The Annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially opens Monday, but there are a number of fair events that remain today, Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Meeker.

Classifieds – August 1, 2013 Edition

ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at:

2013 Pre-Fair Contest results

RBC | Results from the pre-Rio Blanco County Fair: Team Cake Decorating Challenge First Place Team: 
Linda Lombardi, Jadynn Archuleta
,Cori Mohr; Second Place Team: 
Brynlee Williams,
Savana May; 

Third Place Team:
 Lisa Lombardi,
Mikayla Cardile

Resident survey: Not all happy with county operations

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series that looks at the Rio Blanco County-commissioned resident-satisfaction survey that measures resident satisfaction with the county government and its services. The first part examined the findings of those who did the survey, looking at areas where the county rated at or above 50 percent satisfaction. […]

Finalists named for county administrator

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Board of Supervisors has pared the list of candidates for the position of county administrator down to the final three.

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.