Longest-running state newspapers

Compiled by the Denver Public Libary The Weekly Register-Call (Central City) July 26, 1868 – Present Originally founded as the Central City Register (July 26, 1868). Merged with the Evening Call (founded Feb. 16, 1878) on May 27, 1878 to form the Daily Register-Call, which ran until Nov. 3, 1890. The Weekly Register-Call ran concurrently […]

Editorial: What’s the purpose of a local newspaper?

RBC I First of all, hello! My husband Pat and I are excited about our return to Rio Blanco County. We’re looking forward to meeting new people and getting reacquainted with old friends. We’ve been away for four years and we’re glad to be moving back to where we raised our family from 1998 to […]

Bettis family announces change of Herald Times ownership

RBC I The oldest, continuously operated business in Rio Blanco County has new owners. Niki and Pat Turner have purchased the Herald Times newspaper from Mitch and Meg Bettis. The Turners begin their ownership today.

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

Celebration Sunday marks 130 years of The Meeker Herald

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.