Home of: Tim and Chris Uphoff

PICEANCE CREEK | This week’s home of honorees are longtime residents Tim and Chris Uphoff. Chris was born in Meeker. Her parents are Norma Oldland and the late Reuben Oldland. Chris has lived in Rio Blanco county all of her life. Her great-grandfather homesteaded on Piceance Creek in 1884. Tim worked the summers of 1975 and 1976 on the U.S. Forest Service trail crew. Tim moved to Meeker in 1977. According to Chris, “We have been married 31 years, but it seems like yesterday.”
Both Tim and Chris live and work on the family ranch on Piceance Creek.
Chris is a board member of the Rio Blanco Historical Society.
Tim and Chris have one son, Coe, who also lives on Piceance and works on the ranch.
Chris loves art in all forms. “As Tim says I would really get good if I would stick to one medium. Tim does underwater photography, scuba (Padi scuba instructor for 12 years) hunting, and losing golf balls,” stated Chris.
The Uphoffs “don’t live in Meeker but I’m sure if we did, we would like it. We have lived on Piceance all our married life and have really enjoyed the peace and quiet – until the last few years. Actually, we don’t mind the gas companies as they have brought good along with a few bad things,” Chris added.