Public Notices: June 11, 2020

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Quarterly Lodging Tax meeting will be held on June 12 at 3:00 at Elk Mountain Inn. If you have a request please drop off a copy before the meeting at Elk Mountain or with Melinda Parker or Dan Schwartz.


Estate of Oscar K. Ridgeway, a/k/a Oscar Kenneth Ridgeway, a/k/a Oscar Ridgeway, Deceased

Case Number 2020PR4

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 on or before  October 5, 2020, or the claims may be forever barred.Catherine Eileen McDaugale

Personal Representative

9705 Eagle River Street

Littleton, CO 80125

Published: June 4, 11 and 18, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



Meeker Municipal Code Sections 8.20.104 and 8.20.105 requires that owners of land within the Town or any agent in charge of such property are required to cut and remove the weeds and brush, including weeds that have grown along alleys and in the public right-of-way adjacent to such property.

Weeds and brush must be maintained to a length no greater than a height of 12 inches at all times. A written notice may be served upon the owner or agent if not complied with by the 20th of June, the owner may be cited and required to appear in Municipal Court or the Town will cut the weeds and assess a tax lien against the property in which the weeds and brush have been removed.

By: Lisa Cook, Town Administrator

Published: June 4th and 11th, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times





NOTICE is hereby given that on the 14th day of July, 2020 at Meeker, Colorado, final settlement will be authorized by the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners with CKC Field Service, LLC dba CKC Asphalt of P O Box 184, Altamont, UT  84001 for all work done by said CONTRACTOR on the project known as Rio Blanco County 2020 Crackfill Project.

1) Any person, co-partnership, association, or corporation who has an unpaid claim against the said project may at any time, up to and including the date specified in item 2 below, file a VERIFIED STATEMENT of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claims.

2) All such claims shall be filed with Clint Chappell, Road and Bridge Coordinator, Rio Blanco County Public Facilities Department, 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 on or before July 10, 2020.

3) Failure on the part of a creditor to file such a statement will relieve Rio Blanco County from any and all liability for such claim.

Dated at Meeker, Colorado this the 1st  day of June, 2020.



Published:  June 11 & 18, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Rio Blanco County is seeking a Contractor for the 2020 Rio Blanco County Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems Preventive Maintenance Services in Meeker and Rangely, Colorado. The intent of this Invitation for Bid is to have a Contractor submit a Bid to specifically address the services required, fee, and provide a well-considered plan of execution for those services. The Bid Documents must be received by mail no later than Monday, June 22,  2020, or hand delivery no later than 11:00 A.M., Mountain Daylight Time, on Tuesday,  June 23, 2020,  to  555 Main Street, Meeker Colorado 81641.  Bid Documents can be picked up at the RBC Courthouse 555 Main Street, Meeker CO, or downloaded from the Rio Blanco County Webpage Bid Postings at

Published: June 11 and 18, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting

Town Hall

345 Market Street, Meeker, CO

6:00 P.M. Work Session

Presentation by Chris Hale, Mountain Cross Engineering, of the updated review for the Meeker Landslide study.

In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 044 dated April 26, 2020 prohibiting public gatherings in public places of ten (10) persons or more the public is invited to attend by telephone by calling 970-878-8091.

I. Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of the Agenda

V. Approval of the Previous Minutes

VI. Approval of Monthly Disbursements

VII. Public Participation

This is an opportunity for Citizens to bring comments and questions to the Board of Trustees not being addressed in the Regular Meeting Agenda.  In consideration of other regularly scheduled agenda items, comments will be limited to 3 minutes or less.  Citizens are asked to approach the podium state their name and address for the record.

VIII. Staff Updates 

IX. Public Hearings:

   a. Request from Meeker Arts and Cultural Council for a Special Event Liquor Permit for the Meeker Palooza Events on the Courthouse lawn, 555 Main St., on June 26, July 17, and July 31, 2020.

   b. Request from Meeker Lions Club for a Special Event Liquor Permit for the RBC Fairgrounds Grandstands, 700 Sulphur Cr., Rd., on July 3rd and 4th, 2020.

X. New Business:

   a. Presentation by Marlo Coates, Colorado CPA, of the Town’s 2019 Financial Audit.

   b. Request from Doug Merrel, Networking of the Rockies, regarding billing changes for IT Services.

   c. Consideration of Resolution 7, Series 2020 establishing a committee to approve events located on Town property during the COVID-19 pandemic.

   d. Discussion regarding mosquito control measures.

XI. Mayor’s Remarks

XII. Town Manager’s Report

XIII. Town Attorney’s Report

XIV. Other Board Business

XV. Adjournment

Published: June 11, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times




FAA A.I.P. No. 03-08-0047-014-2020


Sealed Bids for the construction of project, will be received by RIO BLANCO COUNTY, at the office of the RIO BLANCO COUNTY, at the RIO BLANCO COUNTY BUILDING located at 555 MAIN STREET, MEEKER, CO 81641 until 4:00 PM local time on JUNE 25TH, 2020. If mailing please send to PO Box 599, MEEKER, CO 81641. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the presence of Bidders at 4:30 PM on JUNE 25TH, 2020 via Skype teleconference meeting so that the public can listen to the bids being opened and read aloud. The public will not be allowed in the room due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. 

The project is 1 bid schedule. Bid Schedule 1 includes: replacing a culvert that runs under Connector A2, removing connector A3, and improve drainage on an existing swale that abuts the GA Apron. 

No bids will be received after the specified hour and date and may not be withdrawn after the time fixed for opening them. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bids and reject any and all bids. No bids will be considered in which the Proposal, Specifications or any provisions have been modified. 

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a unit price basis, as indicated in the Bid Form. The bidder must supply all information required by the bid or proposal forms and specifications. 

Each bid must be accompanied either by a certified check, payable to RIO BLANCO COUNTY in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, or by a Bid Bond in a like amount and executed by an approved surety company.  The check or bond will be retained by the Owner as liquidated damages if the successful bidder refuses or fails to enter into contract and performance bond in accord with his bid within fifteen (15) days after date of notification of award.

Bidders may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents, consisting of a Project Manual, from the T-O Engineers Contract Bidding Plan Room as described below.

Printed copies of the Bidding Documents are available upon request at via the Contract Bidding tab. Non-refundable shipping charges apply. Blueprint Specialties in Boise, Idaho will transmit the Bidding Documents.  The shipping charge amount will depend on the shipping method selected by the prospective Bidder.  The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by Blueprint Specialties will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Interested parties may register, view, and download the Bidding Documents online at on the T-O Engineers web site under the Contract Bidding tab.

The Bidder is advised that construction site aviation safety is of paramount importance.  There is a Construction Safety Phasing Plan that is part of the project requirements and the Contractor will need to conduct his/her operations in strict accordance with this plan.  There are penalty provisions outlined in the Construction Safety Phasing Plan for noncompliance by the Contractor’s personnel.  All costs associated with the Contractor’s compliance with this operational plan will be considered incidental to and included in the prices bid for the actual work items of the bid schedule.

Rio Blanco County, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The Bidder is hereby notified that this project is subject to FAA Federal Contract Provisions, including, but not limited to: Buy American Preference, Davis Bacon, Affirmative Action, Government-wide Debarment and Suspension, and Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace. 

A pre-bid conference will be held at 3:00 PM local time on June 11th, 2020 at the Rangely Airport Managers Office located at 2248 E Main Street, Rangely, CO 81648 and via teleconference and online. Call in information along with a link to view the presentation live is available below.  

Attendance at the pre-bid conference is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged.

Join by Phone

Toll-free number: 800-613-5029 Passcode: 6848840478# 

Toll number: 224-554-0322

Passcode: 6848840478#

Conference ID: 6848840478 

4V0 Pre-Bid Meeting Live Video Link:




Published: June 4, 11 and 18, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times

Board of County Commissioners of

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Rio Blanco County Annex Building

17497 Hwy 64

Rangely, CO  81648

Tentative Agenda June 16, 2020

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.

1. 11:00 a.m. Call to order: 

   A. Pledge of Allegiance

   B. Changes to June 16, 2020 Agenda



   C. Move to approve the June 16, 2020 Agenda including any changes.

2. CONSENT AGENDA for June 16, 2020 

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.

   A. Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Meeting Minutes of June 9, 2020. 


   A. None


   A. None


   A. None


   A. Move to approve/deny Request for Reimbursement #4 from T-O Engineers, for the Rangely Airport Federal Grant #3-08-0047-013-2019, State Grant #19-4VO-01, in the total amount of $3559.56.  The FFA reimbursement is $3,203.60, the CDOT reimbursement is $177.98, the RBC Sponsor Commitment is $177.98.   

    B. Move to approve/deny an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and the Town of Rangely for the 2020 Rangely Airport Waterline Project, with a contribution amount by Rio Blanco County not to exceed $19,573.78.


   A. None


   A. Public Comment

   B. County Commissioners Updates


   A. None


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 June 26 in the 

Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Hearing Room  Meeker, Colorado 81641. Please check the County’s website for information at If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made.  

Published: June 11, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times

Eastern Rio Blanco County

911 Emergency Telephone Service Board

Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office 

Training  Room

355 4th Street, Meeker, CO 81641

Board Meeting – June 15, 2020 at 12:00pm

Proposed Agenda

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of the Previous Minutes


1. Treasurer Report

2. Dispatch Report

Old Business

1. 911 CPE

New Business

1. DSS Contract


Published: June 11, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times

The Town of Rangely will be accepting letters of interest to fill a vacated seat on the Rangely Development Agency (RDA)/Rangely Development Corporation (RDC) board. Please submit all letters to the Town of Rangely, 209 E. Main, Rangely, CO 81648 ATTN: Town Clerk, no later than June 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact Marybel Cox at (970) 675-8476.

Published: June 11, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



ORDINANCE No. 03-2020


WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined it to be reasonable and necessary to amend and update Chapter 18.1.143, Access, of the Meeker Municipal Code, adopted January of 2006; and

WHEREAS, such amendments and updates are in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Meeker; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds and determines this Ordinance is reasonably necessary to promote the legitimate public purposes of the health, safety and welfare of the Town of Meeker and the inhabitants thereof.


1. Chapter 18.1.143, Access, of the Meeker Municipal Code, is amended in its entirety to read as follows: 

“Every building lot shall be designed to have legal and physical access from a public street that affords ingress and egress for each residence and/or nonresidential use on the property. Primary access from an easement or alley shall not be allowed with the exception for building lots having primary access from an easement or alley in existence prior to the adoption of Ordinance No. 03-2020.”

2. Except as specifically modified herein the remaining provisions of the Meeker Municipal Code shall remain in full force and effect.

3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. 


This Ordinance shall take effect thirty days after its publication as provided in Section 30-15-405 C.R.S. 

INTRODUCED, PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on June 2, 2020, by a vote of 5 for and 0 against, and ordered published in full in the Rio Blanco Herald Times.


Kent A. Borchard, Mayor


Amy Tupy, Town Clerk
Published: June 11, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times