ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us
The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at 7th and Park, Meeker.
SAFEHOUSE If you are being abused physically or mentally, you can call SAFEHOUSE for confidential shelter and help. 878-3131
AA & Al-Anon Meetings – Rangely Alcoholics Anonymous – Open meetings Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m., 115 Kennedy Dr., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Rangely. Al-Anon meets Monday, 8:15 p.m., 207 S. Sunset, 1st Baptist Church, Rangely. Al-Anon info call 970-629-5064 or 970-629-2970.
Meeker Cat Coalition accepting cat food or monetary donations for spay/neuter and health care. Donations may be left at The Vet Clinic in Meeker or call 878-3560 or 878-4429 for more information.
Rangely Rockcrawling & 4 Wheel Drive group in Rangely meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Rio Blanco Water Users Building on Hwy. 64 at 7 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous Mon. 8 p.m., Weds. 7 p.m., Fri. 7 p.m. St. James Church – enter from back parking lot, meetings are downstairs in Richards Hall, 4th & Park, Meeker 878-4158, 878-5919, 878-5636 Alanon Thurs. 7 p.m. 878-5655
Rangely Victim Services An open door for the protection and care of abused and battered persons. Non-emergency call 629-5729 or 629-0709. Emergencies call 911. Providing assistance for victims of violent crimes.
New Eden Pregnancy Care Services – pregnancy tests, emergency supplies, guidance by trained volunteers, classes on pregnancy and child care, post-abortion support, referrals. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 345 Main Street, Meeker. Email: email@example.com or (970)878-5117. All services are confidential.
Moms group meeting, open to anyone with a child 0-5 years, Grace Baptist Church, Rangely, first Thursday of every month, 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Info. call Heather Zadra (970)629-9937
Meeker Housing Authority Board of Directors meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at The Pines, 875 Water St., Meeker.
Bresnan cable television customers – If you are not receiving a television channel station you normally get, 3 people must report it before it’s considered an outage. Call the service number on your bill to report.
Veterans Service Offices Rio Blanco County: Veterans Service Officer – Joe Dungan, Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., County Administration Building, 200 Main Street Suite 300, Meeker. 878-9690 office, 878-3219 home. Fax 878-9581. Rangely: Veterans Service Officer – Hoot Gibson, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., County Annex, 17497 State Hwy 64, Rangely. 878-9695 office, 675-2669 home.
VFW Post 5843 and Ladies Auxiliary monthly meetings are now held at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker: VFW Post 5843 – 6:30 p.m. 2nd Monday. Ladies Auxiliary -5:00 p.m., 2nd Monday.
For XC Skiing & Snowshoeing See: White River Nordic Council at Facebook-For Grooming Reports, Events & Info
Food Bank of the Rockies mobile pantry truck will be in Rio Blanco County providing Food assistance to community member. Scheduled Dates for 2013: December 26. They Food Bank will be at the Meeker Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rio Blanco County Commissioners are seeking applicants for the following boards. RBC Lodging Tax Board (Meeker and Rangely) RBC Columbine Park Advisory Board, RBC Fair Board, RBC Fairgrounds Advisory Board, MCCIC Board, Weed Management Advisory Board and the RBC Historic Preservation Board. All of the listed boards are 3 year terms. If you are interested in serving on one of these boards please send a letter of interest no later than December 31, 2013 to: Board of County Commissioners, Box i, Meeker, CO or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your mailing address and e-mail address.
RADINO & CHUCKWAGON Please call before 9:00 a.m. day of meal 878-5627 or 675-8112 Senior Citizen Nutrition Program Meals served at noon. Reservations appreciated. Suggested Donation Over 60 – $2.50. Under 60 – Guest Fee $7. (Did you know? Homebound trays can be ordered for over 60, suggested donation $2.50 – 12:10 p.m. pickup.) **MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE** FRIDAY, December 20: Fruit salad, beef stew, biscuit and vanilla pudding MONDAY, December 23: Tuna noodle casserole, mixed vegetables and tropical fruit. TUESDAY, December 24: Tossed salad, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pecan pie. WEDNESDAY, December 25: CLOSED-Happy Holidays FRIDAY, December 27: Split pea soup, ham & cheese sandwich, and strawberry shortcake.
MEEKER STREAKER MONTHLY SCHEDULE DECEMBER 2013 NOTE: Please call 878-9368 in advance to set up all medical appointment rides. Activities are subject to change. Bus available on dates noted below. Dec 18, Bus in town Dec 19, Bus in town, Grand Jct. Medical Dec 20, Bus in town Dec 22, AM Bus Dec 23, Bus in town Dec 24, Bus in town Dec 25, No Bus-Christmas Dec 26, Bus in town, Craig Dec 27, Bus in town Dec 29, AM Bus Dec 30, Bus in town Dec 31,Bus in town Jan 1, No Bus-Happy New Year Call Streaker for a ride 878-9368. Reservations for Rec. Center Trips should be made at 878-3403. Chuckwagon 878-5627.
Cedar Ridges Golf Course – Carts up for bid. Starting bid is $1400. Submit sealed, maximum bid to Rangely Recreation Center with name, date, and phone number. Bids will be opened on January 10th.
Fair Board meeting in Meeker, Thursday, December 19th, 6 p.m. in Extension kitchen.
PISTOL RIVER LEATHER I wish for everyone a Merry Christmas and hope we all remember the TRUE reason for this season! When you’re tryin’ somethin’ new, the fewer people who know about it, the better. 785 Park Avenue 878-4346 www.pistolriverleather.com
NEW LIFE CARPET CARE Carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and cleaning services provided by certified carpet technicians. A great job at a great price. (970)824-1017.
Need help setting up your new holiday electronics? For help with computers, laptops, wifi, TV’s and more call (970)-878-3777 or (720)-280-4913.
Western Snow PLOW, 7 1/2 foot, hydraulic, with control & motor. $500.00 Call 878-3424 or (970) 274-1662.
KELLEY’S GUNSMITHING Would like to buy quality guns and optics 878-4582
PETSKA FUR Paying top prices for Fur, Antler, Deer & Elk Hides. In Rangely and Dinosaur December – March. (308) 870-4887. www.petskafur.net
ASK ABOUT OUR CNC MACHINING Can’t get a metal part? We can make all kinds of parts. We have CNC Machine equipment, lathe and tooling to do the job. Contact Phil at Family Automotive and Machine. (970)878-5606.
Emergency Clinician – Meeker/Rangely, Colorado Provides mental health on-call services to individuals in crisis or to community agencies with individuals in crisis. This includes performing mental health evaluations. Must be available by phone or beeper while on call and be able to respond in a timely fashion. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required; Previous experience in crisis intervention preferred. Email resumes to: email@example.com or fax to (970)255-3963. Visit our website at www.mindspringshealth.org/careers for a complete list of open positions. Mind Springs Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an Affirmative Action Plan and has a tobacco-free work environment policy.
HELP WANTED: R&T Oilfield Services is looking for a few people to help transfer water in PA for W.P.X Frac’s. Will work 21 days on & 7-14 days off. Also need people to work in Stanley, ND. 14-21 days on & 14-21 days off. Must have valid drivers license and pass a U.A. Be able to repair or replace pumps and make outside deliveries to drilling rigs. Call (970) 878-4077.
Production Operator Natural Soda, Inc. We are looking for an individual who will be responsible for the production of the company’s products within prescribed specifications and efficient machine operation. Natural Soda is a solution mining operation for Baking Soda located in the heart of the Rio Blanco County. To apply, please see Careers www.naturalsoda.com
Program Instructors: The ERBM Recreation & Park District is seeking Program Instructors; part time (24-35 hours) without benefits; hiring range $9.81-$14.67/hr. Duties include, but are not limited to: responsibilities and tasks as the Cultural Arts Coordinator and Recreation Manager assign; coordination, implementation, and supervision of District dance and tumbling programs; assist with instruction of District programs; serve as a substitute instructor; multi-task and prioritize multiple projects; organize and prepare lesson plans/agendas for each class being taught. Requirements include, but are not limited to: applicant must be 15 years of age or older, be available to work early morning, evening, split and/or weekend shifts. A completed ERBM Recreation & Park District job application is required for consideration and should be returned to ERBM Recreation & Park District, Attn: Human Resources, 101 Ute Rd, Meeker, CO 81641. 970-878-3403. Applications are available at the Meeker Recreation Center and on the website, www.MeekerRecDistrict.com. Complete job description is available upon request and online. Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 27, 2013. ERBM Recreation & Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
The Rio Blanco Herald Times is looking for a part-time freelance reporter with newspaper experience to cover Rangely’s school board and town board meetings as well as occasional county commissioners’ meetings. If interested, call Editor-Sean McMahon at 878-4017 or 675-5033, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTS OFFICIALS The ERBM Recreation & Park District is seeking Sports Officials with immediate openings for Youth Basketball. The season runs from January through March. There are ongoing openings for Youth Baseball, Youth Softball, Adult Softball, Youth Flag Football, and Youth Soccer. Part time without benefits; hiring range is $11.81-$14.43/hr. Requirements include, but are not limited to: knowledge of sport and rules, ability to multitask and communicate effectively with adults and children. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. A completed ERBM Recreation & Park District job application is required for consideration and should be returned to ERBM Recreation & Park District, Attn: Human Resources, 101 Ute Rd, Meeker, CO 81641. Applications are available at the Meeker Recreation Center and on the website, www.MeekerRecDistrict.com. Complete job description is available upon request and online. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The ERBM Recreation & Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
1350 Sage Ridge Road 4BDR 3BA home on double lot in Sage Hills. Large deck with beautiful, unobstructed views. Many extras. $240,000. See photos at Westernslopefsbo.com. Call (970)878-3228.
FSBO: 1452 Mountain View Rd., Sage Hills. 3,600 sq. ft. 4BDR, 3BA, great room, lower level entertainment room, shop/bonus room. 3 car garage. $370,000. (970) 243-7083.
FSBO Horse property, 22 acres, new 5 wire barbless fence, 200 amp service, cistern, heated utility bldg, horse barn, corrals, shed, RV service, house ready. $89,500. Possible lease purchase. 4751 County Road 7. (580) 571-5967
Very nice 1BDR, 2BA house on 2 lots. With workshop, shed and extra parking. Rent Negotiable. Call (970) 987-4560.
Small house, 1 BR, 1 Bath. Detached 2 car garage. On 5 acres. 6 Miles up Strawberry Road. Available now. 970-878-4138
2BDR, 1BA remodeled manufactured home. All new appliances and flooring. $600/month, water, sewer and trash included. Deposit and references required. Call (970) 220-2150.
3 BDR, 1.5 BA, nicely furnished townhouse. Washer & dryer included, NS, water, trash & sewer included. $775/mo. plus security deposit. 878-5858.
3BDR 1BA home, fenced yard, decent storage room, large kitchen, new furnace. $600 per month, references and security deposit required. Call (970) 220- 2150.
FOR RENT: Newly renovated- 4BDR, 1BA house. All appliances included. Water and sewer paid. NS, NP. $850.00 a month. Call (970) 878-3257.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1 BDR furnished apartment utilities included, quiet setting, no smoking, no pets. 878-4141 or 878-4198 leave message.
3BDR, 2BA, fenced yard, private location. References and security deposit required. $850/month. Call (970) 878-5828.
2 BDR townhouse, all appliances including washer and dryer, covered patio. Landlord pays water and sewer. $550/month plus $650 damage deposit. (916) 873-3659 or (970) 878-5486.
CLEAN REMODELED 2BD apartments, utilities included, in-house laundry, storage units available, close to shopping and the downtown area & more. $575 per month. Western Exposures Realty LLC (970) 878-5877.
Furnished, 2BDR, 1 BA townhouse. $600 a month plus deposit, includes cable and internet. Call (970)878-5367 or (970)878-3736.
Large house with river frontage for rent. Close to town. Available January 2014. $1,900/month. References, deposit and minimum 1 year contract required. Call (970) 878-4138.
Furnished bachelor’s apartment. $395/month plus deposit. Call 878-5367 or 878-3736
Clean, quiet, 2 BDR, 1 BA townhouse, $475 a month plus deposit. Call (970)878-5367 or (970)878-3736.
Clean 2BD/2BA Apartments. Furnished/Unfurnished-in unit WD, utilities included. Year lease $650, $1,500 damage deposit. Shorter term options available. Western Exposures Realty (970) 878-5877.
Exceptionally Clean, spacious, 2 BDR apt. Hot water heat, water, sewer, trash paid. Lease/Deposit required. NS, NP. (970)878-4592.
Storage Depot 10×25 unit. 878-4808.
12TH STREET APARTMENTS 2 BDR, 1 BA, heat, hot water, cable included. Call (970)261-1441 or (970)878-3739.
Halandras Building, 300 sq. ft. interior office, includes utilities. Off street parking, easy access. (970)629-9714.
Rocky Mountain Storage & Rentals 5×10, 10×10 storage units available in town. 878-0085 or 878-3700.
The former BLM Building west of Meeker is for rent. The building consists of approximately 10,000 square feet of office space. Interested parties may contact the Meeker Re-1 School District Superintendent at 878-9040 for more information.
Commercial office space available in Hugus Building, downtown Meeker. 878-4138.
RV spaces in Rangely available. Rent $350/month, utilities included. Now also leasing mobile home spaces! Contact Christy (970)589-9249.
SILVER SAGE RV PARK (970)675-2259 RV Spaces for rent. Manager: Heath GeBauer (970)675-2259 (970)846-4293 Fax: (970)675-5509
2004 Pontiac Vibe. 200,000 miles, runs great, 40 mpg, new tires. $3,000. Call (970) 629-2485.
MOTOR: MOTORCADE: MISCELL
Trailers, hitches, flatbeds, toolboxes, trailer service and truck accessories. We are a “one stop shop” truck and trailer outfitter. B&W gooseneck hitches $597 installed. Pine Country Trailer Sales, Grand Junction. 1-800-287-6532.
FOR SALE: 2001 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat, 600cc fuel injected. Call (970) 878-4215.
FOR SALE: 2 place ATV trailer, drive on-drive off. Good tires, good lights. $700.00, call (970) 878-3640.
LEGAL NOTICES 1
County Court, Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Court Address: 555 Main Street, Suite 303, Meeker, CO 81641 IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: Adult: Morgan Claire Tegeder FOR A CHANGE OF NAME TO: Morgan Claire Robb Case Number 13C61 Public Notice is given on November 26, 2013, that a Petition for a Change of Name of an Adult has been filed with the Rio Blanco County Court. The Petition requests that the name of Morgan Claire Tegeder be changed to Morgan Claire Robb. Susan Mills, Clerk of Court By: Joan Jensen, Deputy Clerk Publish: December 12, 19 and 26, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
TOWN OF RANGELY Check Register November-13 VENDOR, AMOUNT, DESCRIPTION ACCUTEST MOUNTAIN STATE, $80.00, Chemicals AFLAC, $379.16, Payroll deduction AIR LIQUIDE, $21.70, Cylinder Rental ARAMARK, $619.76, Uniforms ASHLEY VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL, $474.10, Animal Shelter Expenses BALBOA CAPITAL CORP., $306.00, Expenses BASIN SAW INC, $211.98, Expenses BRIXIUS, PETER, $225.00, Benefit Reimbursement BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC, $572.50, Expenses CARROT-TOP INDUSTRIES, INC., $693.18, Expenses CARSTEN, KIMLA, $50.00, Animal Surcharge CASELLE, INC., $799.33, Services CASTO, BRAD, $100.00, Council Stipend CENTURYLINK, $2,608.74, Telephone/Services CERTIFIED BUSINESS SVC. INC, $16.50, Expenses CHARTER COMMUNICATION, $200.07, WRV Cable CHEMATOX LABORATORY, ICN., $40.00, Services CLARKE COMPANY, $1,871.07, Services CLAYTON, CHRIS, $482.00, Benefit Reimbursement CNCC, $75.00, Expenses CONNETT, TERESA, $14.54, Expenses CONSERVANCY OIL COMPANY, $518.65, Expenses COUNTRYSIDE VETERINARY CLINIC, $61.25, Animal Shelter Expenses DILLON, MICHAEL, $135.96, Benefit Reimbursement DRIDAK PUMPING, $12.42, Utility Clearing DUCEY’S ELECTRIC, $34.00, Expenses ECONOMY FLOOR COVERING, $490.00, Expenses EDDY, DAN, $100.00, Council Stipend ELIZABETH ROBINSON STUDIO, $240.00, Services EMC PLUMBING, $6,338.63, Services ENGLERT, MICHAEL, $205.00, Benefit Reimbursement EVERGREEN, $2,395.25, Expenses EYL, MELODY, $372.00, Benefit Reimbursement FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, $703.22, Payroll deduction FIDELITY ADVISOR FUNDS, $21,594.85, Retirement funds FLEX MAGIC CONSULTING, $160.00, Services FOX, SONIA, $215.00, Benefit Reimbursement FPPA, $498.61, PD Insurance FRESH EXPRESS CLEANING, $23.00, Expenses GALLS, AN ARAMARK COMPANY, $191.59, Uniforms GOHR, CLAYTON, $100.00, Council Stipend GOULD CONSTRUCTION, INC, $74,484.75, Expenses GRAND JUNCTION PIPE & SUPPLY, $812.78, Expenses GRAND VALLEY IMAGING, $825.74, Copier maint agree GREAT AMERICAN LEASING COMPANY, $721.45, Lease HACH, $1,108.53, Chemicals HATCH, LISA, $100.00, Council Stipend HERITAGE BUILDING & LUMBER,$2,068.42, Supplies HOLIDAY DESIGNS, INC, $1,983.57, Expenses HUITT, FRANK, $150.00, Council Stipend ITELLICHOICE, INC, $1,200.00, Services ITRON, INC., $983.26, Services JJ’S TIRE AND AUTOMOTIVE, $834.18, Expenses KANSAS CITY LIFE, $1,819.22, Life & STD Insurance LACAL EQUIPMENT CO, $436.83, Expenses LEAVENWORTH CONSULTING, LLC, $830.00, Services MACK’S MECHANICAL, $382.00, Expenses MAIL SERVICES, $926.26, Services MANSFIELD PRINTING, $304.16, Expenses MASTER PETROLEUM, $2,088.00, Fuel MASTERCARD, $4,721.36, Expenses MAYS CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES, INC, $3,150.00, Expenses MEEKER SAND & GRAVEL, $1,020.26, Expenses MESA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT, $40.00, Services MOON LAKE ELECTRIC, $15,419.09, Electricity MWI VETERINARY SUPPLY, $318.85, Expenses NATIONAL METER & AUTOMATION, $979.10, Expenses NETWORKS UNLIMITED, $1,707.58, Support NICE SYSTEMS, INC, $260.00, Expenses NICHOLS STORE, $18.00, Expenses NIELSEN, JOSEPH, $100.00, Council Stipend PIERING, LISA, $30.00, Expenses PINNACOL ASSURANCE, $82.36, Expenses PIPELINE TESTING CONSORTIUM, $170.00, Services PITNEY BOWES INC, $104.83, Services PRESTIGE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, $300.00, Payroll deduction PROFESSIONAL TOUCH, $391.00, Expenses PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER INC, $186.93, Expenses Q.C. TESTING, $820.00, Expenses QUILL, $2,742.51, Supplies RAIN FOR RENT, $412.50, Expenses RANGELY AUTO PARTS, $4,851.60, Supplies RANGELY HARDWARE, $2,844.40, Supplies RANGELY MUSEUM, $1,000.00, Grant RANGELY SCHOOL FOUNDATION, $22,848.11, Sales Tax Funding RANGELY TRASH SERVICE, $796.85, Services RANGELY, TOWN OF, $5,494.62, Utilities RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES, $103.09, Supplies RIO BLANCO COUNTY, $186.22, Fuel RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES, $277.92, Expenses RIVERBEND MACHINERY, INC., $2,742.00, Expenses ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH PLANS, $27,199.11, Heath Ins ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEED MANAGEMENT, $569.00, Expenses ROMNEY, SHERMAN, $1,808.00, Services SCHMEUSER GORDON MEYER, INC, $25,035.00, Services SENERGY BUILDERS, $5,217.00, Housing Rental Fee SOUTHWEST CONTRACTING INC, $65,788.00, Services STAKER & PARSON COMPANIES, $1,430.77, Expenses STEWART & STEVENSON, $438.84, Expenses STRATA NETWORKS, $500.00, Services SUMMIT ENERGY, $34,838.90, Gas Transmission/Transport TARGET TRUCKING, $112.29, Services THATCHER CHEMICAL CO, $838.59, Chemicals TIMBERLINE ELECTRIC & CONTROL, $4,359.05, Expenses TLO LLC, $21.75, Services TURGEON, SUSAN, $439.00, Benefit Reimbursement UNCC, $66.83, Services URIE TRUCKING, $5,255.00, Expenses URIE, ELAINE, $100.00, Council Stipend USA BLUEBOOK, $1,540.09, Expenses VERIZON WIRELESS, $996.10, Cell Service VET CLINIC, THE, $154.50, Animal Shelter Expenses W.C. STRIEGEL, INC, $819.00, Expenses WEX BANK, $5,946.68, Fuel WHITE RIVER MARKET, $100.42, Supplies WILCZEK, KAREN, $300.00, Judge Fee WINWATER COMPANY, $199.91, Expenses WRB REC & PARK DISTRICT, $20.00, Fee’s TOTAL $394,502.22 Published: December 19, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Stephen Edward Arthur also known as Stephen E. Arthur, Stephen Arthur, Steven Arthur and Steve Arthur, Deceased, Case Number 2013 PR 30019. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Rio Blanco, County, Colorado at PO Box 1150, 555 Main St., Meeker, CO 81641, on or before April 14, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Nancy Jo Arthur Personal Representative PO Box 55 Rangely, CO 81648 (970) 675-2054 FJ Fennessy Attorney PO Box 1518 Meeker, CO 81641 (970) 878-4783 Publish: December 12, 19 and 26, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on January 8, 2014 final settlement will be made to Belland Builders for the Office Restoration Project. Any person, co-partnership, company, association of persons, or corporation who has an unpaid claim with the Company listed above, as their subcontractors, or for labor and materials, may file a verified statement, until Tuesday, January 7, 2014, before 4:00p.m., prior to final settlement, of the amount due with the Meeker Sanitation District, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.C., as amended. Failure on the part of the Claimant to file such verified statement with the Meeker Sanitation District Board of Directors, prior to the final settlement on said Contract will relieve the Meeker Sanitation District from any liability for such Claimant’s claim. Gail Frantz Office Manager Meeker Sanitation District 265 8th Street PO Box 417 Meeker, CO 81641 Publish: December 19 and 26, 2013 & January 2, 2014 Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of County Commissioners Friday, December 20, 2013 County Administration Building Meeker, CO Tentative Board Agenda Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda. Any Commissioner or member of the audience may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately on the regular agenda prior to action being taken by the Board on the Consent Agenda. Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda, you are requested to make your comments when the Board takes that matter. Please limit your comments to three minutes per member or five minutes per group. The public comment time is not for questions and answers. It is your time to express your views. 11:00 a.m. Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance Changes or Additions to the December 20, 2013 Board Agenda Approval of the December 20, 2013 Board Agenda CONSENT AGENDA: BUSINESS AGENDA: – General: Certification of Levies and Revenues for Y2014 according to CRS Section 39-1-111 – Resolutions: OTHER BUSINESS: ADJOURN: The agenda is provided for informational purposes only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will normally be considered in the order they appear on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through the noon hour and even continue an item for a future meeting date. The Board, while in session, may consider other items that are brought before it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled. If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9573 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made. Published: December 19, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of County Commissioners County Administration Building Meeker, Colorado December 23, 2013 Tentative Agenda Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda. Any Commissioner or member of the audience may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately on the regular agenda prior to action being taken by the Board on the Consent Agenda. Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda, you are requested to make your comments when the Board takes that matter. Please limit your comments to three minutes per member or five minutes per group. The public comment time is not for questions and answers. It is your time to express your views. 11:00 a.m. Call to order: Pledge of Allegiance Changes to the December 23, 2013 Approval of the December 23, 2013 CONSENT AGENDA Board minutes of Budget Hearing December 12, 2013 Board minutes of December 16, 2013 Board minutes of December 20, 2013 Access Easement to Cooper property located off CR 14 2013 Federal Forest Payment Election BUSINESS AGENDA -Contracts/Agreements/Grants: Agreement with Reilly Johnson on the Justice Center -Resolution A resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, appropriating additional sums of money to defray expenses in excess of amounts budgeted, in the various funds and spending agencies, in the amount and for the purpose, as set forth below for the 2013 budget year. OTHER BUSINESS: a. BLM General Update Kent Walter b. County Commissioners Updates c. Public Comment e. Executive Session to discuss legal matters ADJOURN: The agenda is provided for informational purposes only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will normally be considered in the order they appear on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through the noon hour and even continue an item for a future meeting date. The Board, while in session, may consider other items that are brought before it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled. The next regular Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 13, 2013, in Meeker at the County Administration Building. Please check the County’s website for information at www.co.rio-blanco.co.us/departments/commissioners. If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9573 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made. Published: December 19, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE TAXPAYERS OF EASTERN RIO BLANCO COUNTY The Board of Directors of the Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Service is pleased to submit the Year 2014 Budget for the public’s review. The year 2014 Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Service Budget was prepared using the modified accrual basis of accounting. Following the budget is a schedule showing the adjustments that are necessary for the reconciliation of budgeted fund balance to the retained earnings, which were determined with the full accrual basis of accounting that was used in preparation of the actual 2013 financial statements. The primary services that will be provided during the 2014 calendar year are described in the attached Mission Statement. Some of the important features of the Year 2014 Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Service Budget are: 1. The budget was prepared as a financial plan that is in full compliance with all applicable statues. 2. Colorado Revised Statues 29-11-101 et. Seq. will be followed. The purpose of the budget is to provide a financial plan that will insure the public with all the services and programs that are included herein. The primary emphasis of the plan is to provide the essential 911 Emergency Telephone Services that are needed by the citizens of Eastern Rio Blanco County, Colorado. With every dollar spent, it is the sincere intent of the Board to provide the citizens of Eastern Rio Blanco County with the highest level of 911 emergency telephone services possible. Please feel free to submit any written comment, concern or opinion to the following address: Board of Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Services PO Box 1460 Meeker, CO 81641 The proposed budget will be considered at a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Service to be held in the Rio Blanco county Sheriff’s Office, Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, CO on Monday December 23, 2013 at noon. Any interested elector of such Eastern Rio Blanco County 911 Emergency Telephone Service may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Sincerely, /s/Drew Varland Drew Varland, Chairman Publish: December 12 and 19, 2013 in Rio Blanco Herald Times
ORDINANCE No. 7, Series 2013 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND CERTIFYING A TEMPORARY MILL LEVY REDUCTION AND LEVYING GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013 TO DEFRAY THE COST OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR THE TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO WHEREAS, the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees, the “Town Board”, on December 10, 2013, adopted an annual budget for the 2014 fiscal year in accordance with the Local Government Budget Law of Colorado; and, WHEREAS, at the Town’s regular municipal election on April 1, 2008, the Town’s registered electors approved a ballot question authorizing and permitting the Town to collect, retain and spend or reserve all property tax revenue collected, in the amount of the Town’s 1999 property tax mill levy (which was 9.781 mills), prior to the Town’s approval of its temporary tax credit, which would be effective on January 1, 2009 and, further, authorized the Town to collect and spend or reserve the full revenues from such revenue increase, notwithstanding the restrictions on the collection or spending of revenues under Article X, Section 20 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, C.R.S. 29-1-301, or any other state law; and, WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that due to the current economic conditions plaguing the U.S. and the local economies it would be in the best interests of the Town’s citizens and businesses to impose a temporary general fund property tax reduction from the current 9.781 mills and thereby certifying a temporary general fund property tax mill levy of 8.743 mills; and, WHEREAS, the amount of money necessary to balance the budget for general operating expenses is $268,750.00; and, WHEREAS, the Town’s 2013 valuation for assessment, as certified by the Rio Blanco County Assessor, is $21,447,730.00; and, WHEREAS, on December 10, 2013, at a special meeting, the Town Board did officially adopt a general fund property tax mill levy of 8.743 mills. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF MEEKER BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1) For the purpose of meeting all general operating expenses of the Town of Meeker, during the 2014 fiscal year, there is hereby levied a tax of 8.743 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property within the Town of Meeker for the year 2013, which represents a temporary mill levy rate reduction of 1.038 mills from a gross mill levy of 9.781, for the reasons stated above and foregoing. 2) The Town Board forthwith formally certifies to the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, the 8.743 mill levy and said mill levy will be certified by letter to the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, on or before December 15, 2013. 3) The mill levy herein approved and adopted by an affirmative vote of a majority of the Town Board shall be signed by the Mayor and made a part of the public records of the Town of Meeker. 4) Pursuant to C.R.S. 29-1-108, this ordinance shall be effective upon adoption. INTRODUCED, READ, PASSED, ADOPTED, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED BY LAW BY A VOTE OF 5 TO 0 OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO, AT ITS SPECIAL MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF MEEKER THIS 10TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. TOWN OF MEEKER BOARD OF TRUSTEES MANDI ETHERIDGE, Mayor ATTEST: LISA COOK, Town Clerk Published: December 19, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
ORDINANCE No. 6, Series 2013 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BUDGET, SUMMARIZING EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR EACH FUND FOR THE TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 2014 AND ENDING THE LAST DAY OF DECEMBER, 2014. WHEREAS, the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees, the “Town Board”, has received from the Town budget office a proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year; and, WHEREAS, upon due and proper notice, published in accordance with Local Government Budget Law of Colorado, the proposed budget was open for public inspection at the Meeker Town Hall, a public hearing was held on November 19, 2013, and interested Town electors were given the opportunity to file or register any objections to the proposed budget, up to the time of final adoption of the proposed budget; and, WHEREAS, whatever increase or decreases may have been made in expenditures, like increases or decreases were made to the revenues, so that the budget remains in balance, as required by law; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO: 1) The estimated expenditures and reserves in each fund are as follows: GENERAL FUND Operating Expenses $1,801,902.00 Systems Development Amount 887,150.00 Highway Users Tax Fund 84,400.00 Estimated Fund Reserve 7,034,896.00 Emergency Reserve 105,250.00 Total General Fund $9,913,598.00 WATER FUND Operating Expenses $523,945.00 Systems Development Amount 5,034,500.00 Encumbered Funds (water tap deposit) 50,000.00 Encumbered Curtis Creek Waterline Reserve 326,403.00 Estimated Fund Reserve 1,329,617.00 Total Water Fund $7,264,465.00 CONSERVATION TRUST FUND Park Expenses $12,312.00 Estimated Fund Reserve $25,016.00 Total Conservation Trust Fund $37,328.00 2) The estimated revenues and reserves for each fund including transfers are as follows: GENERAL FUND Sources other than General Property Tax and Highway Users Tax, including appropriated reserve $2,501,535.00 Emergency Reserve 105,250.00 General Property Tax 187,517.00 Highway Users Tax Fund 84,400.00 Reserve Funds and Unencumbered Estimated Opening Balance 7,034,896.00 Total General Fund $9,913,598.00 WATER FUD Non-water Service Income, including appropriated reserve $4,935,945.00 Water Service Fees 622,500.00 Encumbered Funds (water tap deposits) 50,000.00 Encumbered Curtis Creek Waterline Reserve 326,403.00 Reserve Funds and Unencumbered Estimated Opening Balance 1,329,617.00 Total Water Fund $7,264,465.00 CONSERVATION TRUST FUND State Lottery Share & Reserve for Parks Expenses $12,300.00 Interest 12.00 Estimated Opening Balance 25,016.00 Total Conservation Trust Fund $37,328.00 3) That the budget as submitted, amended, and hereinabove summarized by Fund, hereby is approved and adopted as the budget of the Town of Meeker for the 2014 fiscal year and funds are hereby authorized and allocated to be appropriated to each fund for the purpose of meeting expenditures therein. 4) That the budget herewith approved and adopted by an affirmative vote of a majority of the Town Board shall be signed by the Mayor and made a part of the public records of the Town of Meeker. 5) Pursuant to C.R.S. 29-1-108, this ordinance shall be effective upon adoption. INTRODUCED, READ, PASSED, ADOPTED, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED BY LAW BY A VOTE OF 5 TO 0 OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO, AT ITS SPECIAL MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN OF MEEKER THIS 10TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. TOWN OF MEEKER BOARD OF TRUSTEES MANDI ETHERIDGE, Mayor ATTEST: LISA COOK, Town Clerk Published: December 19, 2013 Rio Blanco Herald Times
DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following pages comprise a resume of Applications and Amended Applications filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of NOVEMBER, 2013. 2013CW3030, RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Corral Gulch, Yellow Creek, The White River Water Division 6. Shell Frontier Oil & Gas Inc., Attn: Mark S. Pippin, 4582 South Ulster St., Rm. 503, Denver, CO 80231, (303) 305-7801, email@example.com, Applicant’s attorneys: Kirsten M. Kurath, Mark A. Hermundstad, Williams, Turner & Holmes, P.C., 200 N. 6th St. – P.O. Box 338, Grand Junction, CO 81502, (970) 242-6262. Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence and to Make Absolute in Part. Structures: Corral Gulch Borrow Area Pond (“Pond”), Corral Gulch Lower Site Reservoir (“Reservoir”), Corral Gulch Borrow Area Ditch (“Ditch”) and the Corral Gulch Borrow Area Infiltration Gallery (“Infiltration Gallery”). Description of Conditional Water Rights: Date of Original Decree: November 5, 2007, Case No. 03CW160, Water Div. 5. No Subsequent decrees. Locations (see Figure 1): Pond: The axis of the proposed embankment to increase the borrow area storage intersects the right abutment at a point 2,320 feet north of the S Sec. Line and 620 ft W of the E Sec. Line of Sec. 33, T1 S, R99 W of the 6th P.M. Reservoir: The axis of the proposed dam intersects the right abutment at a point 2,140 ft N of the S Sec. Line and 830 ft E of the W Sec. Line of Sec 34, T1 S, R99 W of the 6th P.M. Ditch and Infiltration Gallery: At a point approximately 2,100 ft N of the S Sec. Line and 1,100 ft W of the E Sec. Line of Sec. 33, T1 S, R99 W of the 6th P.M. Sources: Pond: Water diverted from Corral Gulch through the Ditch and Infiltration Gallery. Corral Gulch is tributary to Yellow Creek, tributary to the White River. Reservoir: Corral Gulch, tributary to Yellow Creek, tributary to the White River. Ditch: Corral Gulch, tributary to Yellow Creek, tributary to the White River. Infiltration Gallery: Alluvial deposits under and adjacent to Corral Gulch, tributary to Yellow Creek, tributary to the White River. The estimated depth of the Infiltration Gallery will be 30 ft. Since the Infiltration Gallery is in the alluvium of Corral Gulch and within 100 ft of Corral Gulch, depletions from diversions through the Infiltration Gallery are deemed to be instantaneous to Corral Gulch. Appropriation Date: May 21, 2002. Amounts: Pond: 21 acre ft, conditional, together with the right to fill and refill the Pond when water is available in priority in order to keep the Pond full. Reservoir: 23 acre ft, conditional, together with the right to fill and refill the Reservoir when water is available in priority in order to keep the Reservoir full. Ditch: 5.0 c.f.s., conditional. Infiltration Gallery: 5.0 c.f.s., conditional, with a maximum annual diversion amount of 50 acre ft. Uses: The use of water stored in the Pond and Reservoir and diverted at the Ditch and Infiltration Gallery is for industrial and mining purposes, including, but not limited to, re-injection to maintain ground water levels, dust control, product processing, remediation, drilling activities, and other activities in connection with the mining and production of oil and other products from oil shale, and for domestic and commercial purposes. The domestic and commercial purposes include the provision of water in housing facilities for Applicant’s employees, contractors and support personnel and in shops, offices, and other support facilities. The uses described in this Paragraph shall be referred to in this Application as the “Decreed Uses.” Water stored in the Pond or Reservoir may be used by Applicant on or in connection with the development of lands in which Applicant currently has a legally vested interest. The lands in which Applicant currently has a legally vested interest are described on Exhibit A. Water stored in the Pond and Reservoir may also be used by Applicant on or in connection with the development of lands in which Applicant has a reasonable expectation of procuring a legally vested interest in the future. Lands in which Applicant has a reasonable expectation of procuring a legally vested interest in the future are described on Exhibit B, Applicant shall not be entitled to use water stored in the Pond or Reservoir on or in connection with the development of lands described on Exhibit B unless and until Applicant obtains a legally vested interest in such lands. Water stored in the Pond and Reservoir may be used directly for the Decreed Uses, and it may also be used for augmentation of, for replacement of and/or by exchange for water diverted for Decreed Uses in connection with the development of the property described on Exhibits A and B and depletions from such diversions; provided, however, that such water can only be used by or for augmentation, replacement or exchange in connection with a plan approved in accordance with applicable law by the water court, the state engineer, and other appropriate administrative official. No appropriative rights of exchange have been adjudicated. The Application contains a detailed outline of the work performed during the diligence period. Claim to Make Absolute in Part: Pond: In 2011, while in priority, Shell filled the Pond to its current as built capacity of 9.26 acre feet. Therefore, pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-301(4)(e), this water storage right should be decreed absolute in the amount of 9.26 acre feet for all its decreed purposes described above at Paragraph 3.g. Ditch: In 2011, Shell diverted 0.15 c.f.s. of water in priority to fill the Pond. Landowners: The structures are or will be located on land owned by the Applicant. You are hereby notified that you will have until the last day of JANUARY, 2014 to file with the Water Court a Verified Statement of Opposition, setting forth facts as to why a certain Application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such Statement of Opposition must be served on the Applicant or the Applicant’s Attorney, with an affidavit or certificate of such service being filed with the Water Court, as prescribed by Rule 5, C.R.C.P. The filing fee for the Statement of Opposition is $158.00, and should be sent to the Clerk of the Water Court, Division 6, P.O. Box 773117, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. MARY ANN NINGER CLERK OF COURT ROUTT COUNTY COMBINED COURT WATER DIVISION 6 /s/ Sharon Martin Deputy Court Clerk Published: December 19, 2013 in Rio Blanco Herald Times