Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • A new schedule went into effect yesterday on the Rifle-Meeker mail route that affects incoming and outgoing stages. Instead of leaving Rifle at 7 in the morning, they now leave after the arrival of the Denver mail train, all the way from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

All state parks are free Monday

RBC | Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks.

— RBC Fair competition begins —

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Lori Ann Klinglesmith captured first place in the working cow horse competition, and here she is seen working the cows on Friday night as a pre-Rio Blanco County Fair event held at the county fairgrounds in Meeker.

RBC | The Rio Blanco County Fair kicked off its horse competition Friday night with the working cow horse competition followed by several team roping events.

Letter: Remember Korean War veterans

Dear Editor: We all should proudly remember the veterans of the Korean War as the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that brought the war to an end was on Saturday.

Rural Philanthropy Days aids funding

RBC | Online registration is now open for the Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference Sept. 25-27 at Winter Park Resort, Colo.

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: www.parks.state.co.us.

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.