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: www.parks.state.co.us

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.

Letter to the Editor: Turner represents

The last four years, those of you who comprise the wonderful community and county of Rio Blanco have been well represented by commissioner Kai Turner. Rio Blanco County and Northwest Colorado need experience, knowledge, dedication and a commitment to serve and represent those who have elected you to office.

Unbuckled deaths rose in 2011

Despite a continuous decline in the number of people killed in traffic crashes in Colorado over the past decade, the number of people who died without seat belts increased for the first time since 2002. 

RBC to complete wildfire plan

In collaboration with the public and a broad range of stakeholders, Rio Blanco County will complete a community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) and countywide addressing project by December 2012.

Letter to the Editor: Association thank you

The National Barrel Horse Association Colorado District 10 had a barrel race in Rangely, Colo., at Columbine Park on May 19.  I would like to thank the Daniel Lapp family, Jed the CNCC rodeo coach, Ted (who helped with the speaker system and photographer), the Rangely Cattlewomen who provided a great concession stand and all […]

Review oil shale proposals

As part of an ongoing commitment to encourage industry to develop technologies that could lead to economic and commercial viability for oil shale development, the Bureau of Land Management has released for public review a preliminary environmental assessment for two proposed oil shale research development and demonstration leases in Rio Blanco County, Colo., about 35 […]

Observe Memorial holiday fire safety

Conditions this year may be as dry as they’ve ever been for the Memorial Day weekend kick-off of the summer outdoor recreation season.

Classifieds: May 24, 2012 edition

ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us

Cavity-Free

Ashley Moon (right) accepts the first ever Cavity-Free at Three Recognition Award from Karen Savoie, registered dental hygienist and education director for the Cavity-Free at Three program, on Thursday, May 3 during The Colorado Trust Health Integration Summit in Breckenridge, Colo. Moon is a registered dental hygienist and implements the Cavity-Free program as oral health coordinator through Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Savoie cited Moon’s and Connections 4 Kids’ public relations efforts and relationship with Colorado Northwestern Community College’s dental hygiene program among the local program’s successes. For more information about the program or council, call Connections 4 Kids at 824-8282, ext. 47.

Ashley Moon (right) accepts the first ever Cavity-Free at Three Recognition Award from Karen Savoie, registered dental hygienist and education director for the Cavity-Free at Three program, on Thursday, May 3