New fire start

July 15, 2020 Niki Turner 0

A new fire has been reported west of Meeker on the eastern edge of the Black Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Bureau of Land Management crews are working on it. It’s been named the Grassy Fire […]


Public fishing …

Ten new kiosks and a public fishing area map have been developed through a Fishing is Fun Grant with the Colorado Department of Wildlife.  The kiosks are located alongside County Road 8 noting areas along […]


Plans for more Meeker trails

June 9, 2020 Niki Turner 0

The town’s board of trustees reviewed and amended a building incentive program that would provide rebates for new construction within the Town of Meeker limits. The resolution provides rebates for new structures constructed between January […]


Fighting fires during COVID-19

[responsivevoice voice=”US English Female” buttontext=”Listen to this”] EDITOR’S NOTE: Dry conditions in Rio Blanco County contributed to the rapid growth of a wildfire last month in Lions Canyon. The potential for a significant wildfire season, […]


County Beat: Fair board members appointed

February 27, 2020 Niki Turner 0

RBC I In work sessions, the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners discussed preparing scoping comments on the proposed revision of the regulations governing the BLM’s grazing program. The Bureau of Land Management is […]

Breaking News

Fire southwest of Meeker

September 6, 2019 Niki Turner 14

MEEKER | According to a BLM news release, firefighters from the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit are closely monitoring the 5-acre Hunt Fire about 26 miles southwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County. The […]


‘Walter’ the dinosaur gets a lift

July 11, 2019 Niki Turner 5

RANGELY | The fossilized remains of the dinosaur dubbed “Walter,” found just outside of Rangely in 2014 by a Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) professor, were airlifted to a federal repository on the CNCC Craig […]

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