“War zone” left behind after early snowstorm

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MEEKER I Last week’s early snowstorm swept through the Meeker area and swathed trees still laden with summer leaves under up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow, breaking numerous limbs and branches and causing multiple power outages. Cleaning up the mess is going to take awhile.

A dusting of snow…


Despite an unseasonably warm start to spring, Mother Nature reminded Rio Blanco County residents that it may be too chilly yet for shorts and sandals. A dusting of snow across Rangely on Saturday morning was followed by several days of more typical spring weather. 

Recreation on winter ice demands safety skills

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RBC I At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors. The winter landscapes beckon and there is plenty of room to roam. To safely enjoy winter outdoor recreation adventures on the ice, Colorado Parks […]

Snow Day…

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Jacob Pelloni and several other Meeker kids have been enjoying Christmas break on, or in Pelloni’s case, above, the sledding hill at Paintbrush Park.

Water losses from frozen pipes

MEEKER I Messy and expensive water losses from burst frozen pipes and ice dams continue to top the types of claims State Farm® receives from mountain town customers.

Winter stresses on trees, shrubs

RBC — Winter’s heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in suburban landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can lessen the adverse effects of winter weather with preventive maintenance.

Snow pack registers high marks for year

RBC — The first snow survey of the winter was conducted on Jan. 30 at the snow survey sites on the upper White River Basin. The White River snow pack water equivalent (snow moisture) is 141 percent of what it was in 2007 at this time of the year. Overall, the White River snow pack […]