Up and down el Rio Blanco: New editor coming soon

I am excited and thankful to announce that the Rio Blanco Herald Times will have a new editor starting next week when Sean McMahon takes the helm of Rio Blanco County’s oldest business.

It shouldn’t be easy

I just want to put a face on local small businesses in Rio Blanco County,” Matt Scoggins, a local Certified Public Accountant, told Rio Blanco County commissioners during public comment at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting, which I attended Monday.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Time to get to work

Thanks to all who helped with or participated in the harvesting of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree. Many from out of town and some new to the area were surprised by the turnout, but not me. I know it doesn’t take much to get people excited about celebrating the great outdoors in Rio Blanco County.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Teamwork

How ‘bout them Broncos? How much fun was it watching the Broncos on Monday Night Football pull off one of the most incredible comebacks in NFL history in an important divisional game against the San Diego Chargers?

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Buckle up

A parent of a young driver told me she thinks young drivers should see images of the damage caused in a car accident in order for them to understand the possible consequences of not buckling one’s seatbelt when in a vehicle. I agree, as vivid images motivate me to buckle up.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Thank you, veterans

First and foremost, thank you to all Rio Blanco County veterans and troops around the world for protecting us while we celebrated our nation’s independence last week. It is because of your service and sacrifice America has celebrated its independence on July 4, for 237 years and in Rio Blanco County for the past 127 […]

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Happy Independence Day

Today we celebrate the signing of America’s Declaration of Independence. Our independence has come at a high cost of human service and sacrifice paid for by men and women who are or have served our country in the armed forces.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: A safe & enjoyable holiday

Congratulations to Jeff Eskelson and Jon Hill for being elected to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners. I wish both of you the best in representing our county in the years to come.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Christmas in July

Thanks goes to Mary Ann Wilber and Connie Theos, who served as co-presidents for the 2012 Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association’s Old Timers Reunion Dinner and Dance centennial celebration last Saturday.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: In the merry month of May

First let me write: Happy birthday, Haylee! May is definitively my favorite month of the year. It is the month my daughter and only granddaughter were born, it has my favorite holiday – Mother’s Day (May 13, don’t forget), and it brings the peak of spring and all that spring in Rio Blanco County entails.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Excitement

What a news week: Meeker’s first bank robbery in more than 100 years and an armed robbery of the Rangely Pharmacy. The good news is both robbers were caught and no one was hurt and the reverse 911 system works. The bad news is we had two robberies  in a few days and poor decisions […]

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Get Involved

Get involved seems to be a common theme in the county of recent, as there is a lot to do. Hopefully we all heed the call.