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Just Transition action plan released

January 15, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

RBC | Instability in the energy industry comes as no surprise. For decades energy market volatility drove the economic boom and bust cycles that shaped the landscape of northwest Colorado for better or worse. As […]

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Swearing In …

January 13, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

Newly-elected county commissioner Ty Gates (above) and re-elected incumbent Jeff Rector (below) took their oaths of office Tuesday led by Clerk and Recorder Boots Campbell. Gates replaces retiring commissioner Si Woodruff. Commissioner Gary Moyer, who […]

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County approves 2021 budget

December 17, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | Rio Blanco County Commissioners adopted the 2021 County Budget Tuesday evening during a special meeting. Prior to adoption, Budget and Finance Director Janae Stanworth presented an overview of the budget, which covers a […]

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News Briefs: Dec 17, 2020

December 17, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

Window shop with The Upstairs Gallery MEEKER | The Upstairs Gallery has moved downstairs into the Hugus Building windows. Shop anytime. Text or leave a voicemail for Pat @ 970-799-9375 with your name and item […]

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‘Vaccine is best hope’

December 13, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

RBC I Before any vaccines for COVID-19 have been distributed, local residents asked questions about possible negative side effects and safety of the new vaccine during the quarterly Board of Health meeting Tuesday. Dr. Albert […]

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Conservation Corner: Forest Health and Pine Beetles

November 26, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

CSU-Extension states: “Mountain Pine Beetles (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae, are the most important insect pest to Colorado’s pine forests.” They can have devastating effects on whole systems. Unfortunately, there are currently millions of dead trees across […]

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County Beat: Nov 24 Commissioners Meeting

November 26, 2020 Lucas Turner 0

Editor’s Note: After press time on Tuesday, the CDPHE notified the county that RBC would be moving to yellow status on Nov. 30, rather than red as they had previously indicated. Read our full update at theheraldtimes.com/state-moves-rbc-to-yellow-instead-of-red/rio-blanco-county/ […]

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When in doubt, quarantine

November 19, 2020 Lucas Turner 1

RBC | Local COVID-19 case counts are changing quickly, and not in the right direction. The number of positive cases has tripled in the last two weeks, putting the county in “mitigation” status to attempt […]

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