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.

Veteran’s memorial contributions

Contributions to the proposed County Veterans Memorial can be sent to: VFW POST 5843, Rio Blanco County Memorial Fund, Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St., Meeker, Colo., 81641

DROWNING: Leading cause of injury death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a report that states: “Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children ages 1-4 years… These children most commonly drowned in swimming pools.”

Classifieds: May 31, 2012 edition

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

RBC 4-H livestock teams wins contest

This past weekend the RBC judging team competed in a double header and won them both. The junior team of Madi Shults, Macy Collins, Kenzie Turner and Marryn Shults judged the classes at the fourth annual Tri River Area Judging contest at the Montrose County Fairgrounds Friday. They won the team title and many individual […]

Fraud alert

The Meeker Police Department would like to remind all citizens to be on the alert for people running scams either on the phone or through the mail. Two types of fraud have been reported recently in our area.