Nichols Store owner Bill Hume was welcomed back to Rangely last week after a lengthy out of town hospital stay. His family and employees thank everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers for Bill’s full […]


State reduces mask restrictions

April 8, 2021 Niki Turner 0

RBC | As of Tuesday, April 6, the county was reporting 15 additional COVID-19 cases since Monday, March 29, with nine active cases in Meeker and seven active cases in Rangely. No new hospitalizations or […]


RBC goes Green

April 2, 2021 Niki Turner 0

State’s color-coded COVID dial system to be retired in next two weeks RBC | The state health department moved Rio Blanco County to Dial Level Green on March 25, removing most restrictions on gatherings while […]



Changes to reporting requirements kicked Rio Blanco County into Level Blue over the weekend. More on the new restrictions at covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial. Vaccinations are well underway; phase 1.B.4 opens Friday, March 19, 2021. RBC Health Vaccination […]

Letters To The Editor

Letter: My Opinions

Dear Editor: This is in response to comments posted in the local newspaper. Every year family and friends of cattle ranchers in the spring gather together to brand, castrate (male calves) and vaccinate thousands of […]

Letters To The Editor

Letter: Infection outbreaks

Dear Editor:Recent actions by our Board of County Commissioners and their attorney apparently intend to suppress accurate reporting of public health data. Certainly it is important to protect individual health records (and those protections have […]


Editor’s Column: A Sad Milestone

February 27, 2021 Niki Turner 0

The United States marked a sad milestone this week: 500,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19. You can argue about the numbers. You can insist that the doctors who are treating those patients are fudging the numbers […]

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