Breaking News

State moves RBC to Yellow instead of Red

November 25, 2020 Niki Turner 3

RBC | As of press time Tuesday (early deadline), all indications were that the Colorado Department of Public Health would be moving to Level Red: Severe Risk, according to communications between RBC Public Health and […]

County

First COVID-19 death in RBC

November 20, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC | The first death due to “complications from COVID-19” has been reported in Rio Blanco County, according to a press release issued Friday, Nov. 20. Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) […]

County

Regular meeting for BOCC

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 0

PLEASE NOTE: Budget workshops are ongoing and we will be covering those discussions as space allows over the next few weeks. Call in at 970-878-9432 to listen to county workshops (schedule on page 6B), or […]

Opinion

Guest Column: Lean on Me

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 0

The song “Lean on Me” composed by Bill Withers in 1972 still resonates with me. The words say, “You can call on me and I will be there” and similar comforting offers of support, friendship, […]

Opinion

Editor’s Column: Oct. 22, 2020

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 1

The only thing we can control Have you been “cutting yourself some slack” and “giving yourself a break” when it comes to your personal goals and commitments because of pandemic stress? Eating a little too […]

Meeker

Oct. 20 board of trustees meeting

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 0

MEEKER | Meeker’s board of trustees met Tuesday, with Mayor Kent Borchard attending by phone. The board approved a building permit waiver for the hospital’s new sleep center construction. Pioneers Medical Center CEO said the […]

County

Fire season is not over

October 22, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC | Extreme drought and fire conditions continue to plague Northwest Colorado as we head into mid-autumn. According to Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola, last week the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District responded to […]

County

Jury trial for Elk Creek Ranch case

October 16, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC I Prospective Rio Blanco County jurors found themselves summoned to court this week for a trial. In July, members of the Elk Creek Ranch Owners Association, a nonprofit corporation, filed a “complaint and jury […]

County

More discussion about dispatch, but no decisions

October 16, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC I The county continues “gathering data” to determine whether transferring dispatch services to the regional Colorado State Patrol call center in Craig would save the county money. The Board of County Commissioners invited representatives […]

Opinion

Editor’s Column: Speak your truth

October 8, 2020 Niki Turner 0

This is the 80th annual observance of National Newspaper Week. Naturally, I’m hyper-aware of the importance and value of newspapers and journalists all year long. If I wasn’t, I would need to be in a […]

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