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.

Up and down el Rio Blanco: Thank you veterans

Thank you Rio Blanco County veterans and local V.F.W. Post 5843 for leading us in showing respect and honoring our fallen with your annual tossing of a wreath into the White River and placing another at the memorial in Highland Cemetery, where fallen veteran’s graves were marked with American flags and there were many.

RBC selling herbicide

The Rio Blanco County Weed Department will be selling herbicide on Thursday mornings 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Meeker Fairgrounds and at the Road and Bridge Building in Rangely after 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

RBC commissioner candidates answer questions

Ballots for the 2012 republican primary election will be conducted by mail-ballot, which will be delivered to local mailboxes between June 4-8 and are due back Monday, June 25.

Letter: China’s policies

The U.S. Defense Department believes China will soon have anti-ship missiles with a range of 1,000 miles, B-6 bombers armed with long range cruise missiles, aircraft carriers, 75 surface navy ships, 60 submarines and missile boats.

Oldtimers centennial reunion Saturday

The Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association co-presidents Connie Theos and Mary Ann Wilber extend their personal invitation and warmest welcome to pioneers who will attend the 100th anniversary Centennial celebration of the Old Timer’s Reunion on Saturday, June 2, at the Freeman Fairfield Community Center. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.