Up and Down el Rio Blanco: Birthdays

I love birthdays, or as my friend/boss Mitch wrote on my Facebook page, “Happy anniversary of your birth.” It’s not just my birthday I love, I love yours and everyone’s anniversaries of birth because they celebrate life and another day to live it.

Up and down el Rio Blanco: Rising tide

A rising tide raises all ships,” Meeker Chamber of Commerce board president Margie Joy said before introducing guest speaker Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Motivation

Please accept this invitation from one small business owner to all others in Rio Blanco County to join me Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m., to listen to motivational speaker Cinda Baxter.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Showing Up

“Spectacular,” said Judith Martinez, director of dropout prevention and student engagement for the Colorado Department of Education, when I told her about Torie Slagle’s upcoming feat.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: No Secrets

Maybe 15 or 20 years ago, I remember a brochure distributed by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce with the tag line “Colorado’s Best Kept Secret.” Unfortunately (or some might argue fortunately), try as we might to get the word out, Meeker still might be Colorado’s best kept secret.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Perseverance

“Endeavor to persevere,” said Lone Watie, the Indian character in the 1976 movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Keep the momentum

“I think we have momentum,” Katelin Cook said after a recent public meeting about economic development in Rio Blanco County. “The rubber meets the pavement in the way the information is dealt with; is it ignored or embraced?” asked Peter Brixius, Rangely town manager, after a public meeting concerning the same topic.

Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Grace

Grace, there are many definitions. It can be heard, seen and felt. My mom says grace before every meal.