Ranching Feature: Sheep industry changes, but survives

RBC I In the 60-plus years that I have been privy to the sheep industry in Rio Blanco County many things have changed and much has remained the same.

Arrangements pending for Theos

Longtime Meeker sheep rancher Tom Theos, 89, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker. Funeral arrangements are pending, and friends are asked to call Cochran Memorial Chapel at 878-5722 for service details. A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the Herald Times.

Local rancher supplies natural lambs to Whole Foods stores

RBC — A local sheep rancher and Blanco Ranger District livestock permit-holder has recently supplied the natural grocer chain, Whole Foods.