RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

Celebration Sunday marks 130 years of The Meeker Herald

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will celebrate 130 years of the Meeker Herald on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. will be a potluck lunch in the courtyard of the garrison. Guest speakers will include several of the past publishers (owners), including current owner Mitch Bettis, who is also in the newspaper business in Little Rock, Ark.

MEEKER I A stellar year for new beginnings came in 1885. The Town of Meeker was officially started. The rodeo began that year and never stopped. And James Lyttle came to town and started a newspaper on Aug. 5, 1885.

130 years old…


Today’s issue marks the start of 130th year of the Herald Times. The Herald Times is the oldest continuous business in Rio Blanco County and one of the oldest newspapers in Colorado. The Meeker Herald and the Rangely Times were combined into one operation in 2000 and current owner/publisher Mitch Bettis purchased the publication in […]

Letter to the Editor: Editor, you’re doing a fine job

Dear Editor: You don’t need to become “tougher.” I think you’re doing a fine job and I’ve been reading the Herald for decades, Dick Lyttle and Jim and Leota Cook’s watch.

Early deadline for Nov. 25 edition of paper

RBC I Due to next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, all news items, photos, display ads and legal notices for the Nov. 25 edition of the Rio Blanco Herald Times are due by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Early deadline for Christmas edition

RBC — With the holidays around the corner, the Herald Times office will have new deadlines.