Public Notices: June 27, 2019

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Used 1989 Caterpillar Loader
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Meeker is selling a used 1989 Caterpillar Loader with 10,123 hours, complete with one set of forks, a bucket, tires are at 50% tread. A minimum bid of $5,000 is required. Loader may be viewed by calling Russell at 970-942-7555. Loader will be sold as is/where is, with no warranty expressed or implied. The bid will be awarded to the highest bidder.
Sealed bid proposals will be accepted at Town Hall, 345 Market Street, Meeker, CO until Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Town Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. July 2nd. The bid proposal must be placed in an envelope, securely sealed and labeled “Town of Meeker Caterpillar Loader Bid”.
The Town reserves the right to reject or accept any and all bids; to change, add, or amend the specifications; to waive any informalities; and the right to disregard all nonconforming or conditional bids or counter proposals. Each proposal shall be reviewed and considered consistent with the provisions of the Town of Meeker Purchasing Policy. Contact Lisa Cook, Town Administrator, 970-878-5344 for additional information.
Published: June 20th and 27th, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Pursuant to the Rules and Regulation of the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board published August 1980, and pursuant to the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act 34-33-101, et seq., notice is hereby given of the filing of an application for Phase I through III Bond Release of a portion of the Colowyo Mine site. The application pertains to the existing Colowyo Coal Mine, Permit No. C-1981-019, Colowyo Coal Company L.P., 5731 State Highway No. 13, Meeker, Colorado 81641, filed with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS), Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203, and approved by the Division on August 14, 2018 (latest Permit Renewal). The Colowyo Mine is located approximately 28 miles south of Craig, Colorado.
The Phase I and II bond release areas being applied for were reclaimed from 2011 through 2014 and total approximately 3.3 acres and 83.3 acres respectively. The Phase III area being applied for are permanent structures and total approximately 5.2 acres. All areas being applied for are shown on Maps 1 and 2 within the application. The status of the reclaimed areas is consistent with the requirements of the approved reclamation plan, which includes backfill and grading to the approved post-mine topography, variable topsoil replacement depths, and vegetative establishment supporting the post-mine land use. Listed below is a general legal description of these areas:
Phase I Area
Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 15 – NW ¼ SW ¼
Phase II Areas
Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 10 – SW ¼ S ½
Section 15 – NW ¼
Section 16 – SW ¼ S ½, NE ¼ SE ¼
Section 17 – N ½
Section 20 – NE ¼
Section 21 – NW ¼
Phase III Areas
Township 3 North, Range 93 West of the 6th P.M.
Section 2 – SE ¼ SE ¼
Section 11 – All
Colowyo currently holds a self-bond (Bond No. SB-010) in the amount of $108,025,721.00. With this application, Colowyo will be requesting relinquishment of 60% of the bond held for the Phase I area, and 25% of the base bond held for the Phase II parcels, and 100% of the bond held for the Phase III areas applied for under this application.
A copy of the bond release application is on file at the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder’s Office located in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado 81625, and the Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder’s Office located in Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641. Written comments, objections, and requests for a public hearing or informal conference concerning this bond release application should be addressed to the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203.
Comments must be filed within thirty (30) days from the last date of this publication, or within thirty (30) days of the completed inspection by the CDRMS, whichever is later.
Published: June 20, 27, July 4, and July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Petitions for Nomination of Director Candidate
Now Available
Please be advised that Petitions for Nomination of Director Candidates for the White River Electric Association, Inc. Board of Directors will be available for prospective candidates beginning June 20, 2019.
Prospective candidates may obtain Petitions for Nomination of Director Candidate at the WREA headquarters, 233 6thStreet in Meeker, Colorado during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Petitions are also available on-line at At the September 11, 2019 WREA Annual Meeting, one director from the Town of Meeker, and two directors from the Rural District will be elected for three-year terms.  Completed Petitions must be signed by 15 qualified WREA members and returned to WREA no later than July 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Members may vote in the election of directors by mailed ballot or in person at the Annual Meeting, September 11, 2019 at the Fairfield Center in Meeker, Colorado. Please call WREA at 970-878-5041 for more information or with any questions.
Published: June 20, 27, and July 4, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Rio Blanco County is seeking a qualified contractor to replace a sub-standard bridge with an 8’ x 8’ concrete box culvert (pre-cast), remove 52 lin. ft. of culvert, install 59 lin. ft. of 36” drainage pipe, re-align 1,256 feet of roadway, place 1,736 tons ABC Class 6, and place 1,217 tons of Hot Mix Asphalt. Construction specifications will follow the “2017 Colorado Department of Transportation’s Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Construction”. Project Special Revisions and Standard Provisions applicable to this project are included with the Bid Package. A State of Colorado DOLA Energy Impact Assistance Grant is funding 50% of the project costs.
BID DOCUMENTS: Bid Documents shall be available on June 27, 2019 on-line at, or on the county’s website at on the Business/Purchasing/Bid Postings page.
BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS: Vendors must be listed on the most current CDOT Pre-qualified Contractor Listing. Bidder must also be listed as a Business in Good Standing on the State of Colorado Secretary of State Business Listing.
MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: Bidders must attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting: July 8, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.
PROJECT ENGINEER AND QUESTIONS: Van Pilaud, County Engineer, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396. All Bidders are advised to examine the site and become familiar with all conditions. Any questions regarding this Project are to be directed in writing to Van Pilaud before 5:00 P.M. on July 11, 2019 at the above address or fax number.
WORK SCHEDULE: Project shall be complete by October 31, 2019.
BID SUBMITTALS: Bidder shall submit sealed bids for this project which shall include all information required by the contract documents. Bids shall have Bidder’s name and address and “SEALED BID – 2019 CR 5 SP 5 REPLACEMENT PROJECT” printed on the outside.
Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.
Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, July 15, 2019. Do not depend on overnight delivery. Mailing Address: Rio Blanco County Commissioners, Attn: Vicky Edwards, P.O. Box 599, Meeker, CO 81641.
Hand delivered bids will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on July 16, 2019. Hand-delivery address: Rio Blanco County Commissioners, 17497 Hwy. 64 – Rangely Annex Board Room, Rangely, CO 81648.
Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on July 16, 2019 at the Rio Blanco County Rangely Annex, Rangely, CO. Bids submitted after 10:45 A.M. will be returned not opened. Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.
Construction efficiency and timely completion are major considerations for the award of this project. A realistic construction schedule is required to be submitted with bid. A bar chart showing the salient features as set forth in the specifications is acceptable.
C.R.S. 8-19-101, et.seq, shall be observed on all construction contracts on public projects. The law states that when a construction contract for a public project is to be awarded to a bidder, a resident bidder shall be allowed preference against a nonresident bidder from another state equal to the preference given or required by the state in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.
C.R.S. 8-17-101 states “whenever any public works project financed in whole or in part by funds of the state, counties, school districts, or municipalities of the state of Colorado are undertaken in this state, Colorado labor shall be employed to perform at least eighty percent of the work. The governmental body financing a public works project shall waive the eighty percent requirement if there is reasonable evidence to demonstrate insufficient Colorado labor to perform the work of the project and if compliance with this article would create an undue burden that would substantially prevent a project from proceeding to completion”.
The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids; to waive any informalities in bids; and to accept the bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado.
Dated: June 24, 2019
By: Jeff Rector, Chairman
Published: June 27 and July 4, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

June 3, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 4:01PM by Chair, Jay McLaughlin.
Board Members Present: Jay McLaughlin, Diane Sizemore, Kerri Knight, Susie Berardi.
Rio Blanco County Representatives: Eric Jaquez, Mark Litzelman
CNCC Representatives: Kaley McLean
I. Deadline for Lease Agreements and Policies and Procedures—August 1, 2019
II. Luke Scott’s hours at the Park are M-F from 8:00AM-3:00PM
a. Contact phone number will be posted at the Park Entrance, Administration Office, Red Barn, and Quonset
III. Maintenance/Repair requests should be made via Work Order submissions, Work Oder Forms will be located at the Columbine Park Maintenance Office.
I. Patched-and-Filled Parking Lot
II. Conducted ‘Burn’
III. Relocated Stockpile east of lower arena
Old Business:
I. Policies and Procedures Draft Review
A. Eric requested revision of current draft completed by July 3 then presented to County Commissioners July 9
i. Draft will be e-mailed with request for comments
B. Discussion Points
i. County will supervise a walk-through tour with new boarders at which time boarder will a) submit Coggins, Health Certificate, and Contact Information; b) sign lease agreement
ii. Boarders may initiate boarding application online
County will be creating and maintaining a web page for Columbine Park.
iii. Stalls will be tagged with identification of horse and owner
iv. CNCC Equine Program will ‘rent’ multiple stalls as one entity; however, boarders assume responsibility for their horses and Park use
v. Solid Round Pens may be locked with Use by Permission, Contact Luke Scott Columbine Park Maintenance Tech. at 970-756-0817 to schedule the use of the Round Pens.
vi. Boarders are prohibited from watering, feeding, and/or boarding horses in Exercise and Turn-out Pens with enforcement under discussion
vii. Signs with Policies will be posted at Red Barn, Quonset, and Sheds
II. Policies and Procedure Enforcement
A. Three-Strike Violation Process in discussion
III. Columbine Park Facilities Review
A. Discussion Points
i. Covered arena sand will be replaced with new sand
ii. Exercise and Turn-out pens will be graded and filled with new sand
iii.Manure disposal site will be determined
iv. Eric will provide Template for stall signage
v. Site survey analysis for water in turn-out areas is in process
vi. Free-range boarding still in discussion
vii.Hay storage still in discussion
viii.Trailer-parking still in discussion
ix. Stall mats to be laid as an on-going project
New Business
I. Suggested removal of lower outside arena with discussion to continue
Next Meeting Agenda
I. July meeting will discuss and approve Columbine Park Policy and Procedure Draft for presentation to County Commissioners
Next Meeting: Monday, July 1, 4:00PM at the Columbine Park Administration Office
Respectfully Submitted,
Susie Berardi
Published: June 27, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

MEEKER, CO 81641
COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice is hereby given that by appointment, on July 31, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado will sit as the Board of Equalization in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Rio Blanco Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado, and by videoconferencing at the Western Annex Building, 17467 Hwy 64, in Rangely, CO. The Board will hear appeals from determinations by the Assessor. Petitions for appeal from determinations of the Rio Blanco County Assessor may be filed pursuant to Chapter 39, Article 8, C.R.S.
Dated this 27th day of June, 2019
Published: June 27, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

§ 15-12-1303, C.R.S.
In the Matter of the Determination of Heirs or Devisees or Both and of Interests in Property of:
Evelyn M. Bassier a/k/a Pat Evelyn M. Bassler, Deceased
Rio Blanco County District Court
Case No. 2019PR030008
To all interested persons and owners by descent or succession:
Gail P. Morris, Douglas C. Bassler, Kevin E. Bassler, and Kelly J. Harrington
A petition has been filed alleging that the above decendent died leaving the following property:
Property: Severed Mineral Rights Account #N5500861, Rio Blanco County, Colorado
The hearing on the petition will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued:
Date: September 6, 2019, Time: 9:00 am, Courtroom or Division: B
Address: 455 Main St., Meeker, CO 81641
the hearing will take approximately 15 minutes.
You must answer the petition on or before the hearing date and time specified above.
Within the time required for answering the petition, all objections to the petition must be in writing, filed with the court and served on the petitioner and any required filing fee must be paid.
The hearing shall be limited to the petition, the objections timely filed and the parties answering the petition in a timely manner. If the petition is not answered and no objections are filed, the court may enter a decree without a hearing.
Karen L. Brady, Atty. Reg. #18324
Law Offices of Karen Brady, P.C.
5400 Ward Road V-170
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone Number: (303) 420-2863
FAX Number: (303) 424-2599
Published: June 27, July 4 and July 11, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7:00 P.M. Board Meeting
Town Hall
345 Market Street, Meeker, CO
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. New Business
Request from Meeker Fire and Rescue Dept. for annual fireworks donation.
Renewal of Hotel Restaurant Liquor License, M and M Inc., dba Meeker Café, 534 Main Street, Meeker, Colo.
Renewal of Fermented Malt Beverage Off Premise License, Fey’s Business Ventures Inc., dba Gofer Foods of Meeker, 812 Market St., Meeker, Colo.
Bid opening and award 1989 Caterpillar Loader.
Chamber Update.
IX. Mayor’s Remarks
X. Town Manager’s Report
XI. Other Board Business
XII. Executive Session pursuant to C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(b) to receive legal advice on specific legal questions.
XIII. Adjournment
Published: June 27, 2019
Rio Blanco Herald Times