Episode 87 of Rio Blanco County News. Featuring highlights from the June 16, 2022 print edition of the Rio Blanco Herald Times.
It’s primary election season and ballots are out to all registered Rio Blanco County voters. Locally four candidates are running for two seats, District 1 County Commissioner and Sheriff. Rio Blanco County Republican party leaders hosted forums last week for the contested primary races in Meeker and Rangely, where candidates were asked to respond to four questions after giving their opening statements.
Despite an entire page of election coverage in this edition, the front page was clear of any politics….well….except of course for the advertisements. PAID advertisements, that is.
That’s right, in the latest SHOCKING development, we now sell advertisements. Some are even saying this innovation could revolutionize the newspaper industry.
WATCH OUT social media. You’re days are numbered….
Anyway, moving past the news feed, lets talk about the news….news. This week’s feature stories cover two very distinct, but still impressive accomplishments.
On the west side of the county, Rangely High School graduate Autumn Curdy received the state Masonic Scholarship and plans to head to the University of Colorado–Denver this fall to pursue a degree in healthcare. https://www.theheraldtimes.com/rangely-grad-wins-state-masonic-scholarship
Annnd back on the east side, Dr. Travison Anderson of Pioneers Medical Center discussed his love of biking, following the completion of a 4200 mile coast to coast road trip….on bike.
He completed the trip on four segments, the first of which was back in 2008.
Congratulations Autumn and Travis on your inspiring accomplishments. I’ll use this burst of motivation to… complete producing this podcast.
Gotta start somewhere…
This week Rio Blanco County Commissioners Ty Gates, Ginny Love and Jennifer O’hearon went about their regular business of work sessions, meetings, and more work sessions….
Topics covered included facilities, the potential of a new waterline at the meeker airport, the exit of visionary broadband, and more. One notable decision was the restoration of $13 maintenance cost for the Dominion Voting Systems that commissioners previously removed from the budget.
Commissioner O’Hearon voted no on the motion after inquiring about other potential voting systems. County attorney Don Steerman said clear-ballot, the system used in Garfield county would cost $145K plus training and maintenance.
Commissioner Gates said he didn’t think there was time to get a new system in place for this year, nor find 145K in the budget, but agreed that reviewing the differences between proposed systems would be a good idea.
There was quite a lot more, if you can believe it, in this week’s county beat. Probably worth a look, if you want to be informed about how your tax dollars are being used.
Just remember, the meetings keep happening so…you might have to make a habit of reading the paper…..you know. Or attending the meetings, or watching them on youtube.
Or you could just read the paper.
Look I was going to mention some other news but…it’s too much. Plus we already reported on it. YA ungrateful bastards! I mean…thank you for your support….
Keep your head up, eyes peeled. The political ads are everywhere, EVERYWHERE! Wouldn’t want one to COME OUT OF NOWHERE
Stay vigilant. Stay alert. Stay safe. Stay…..a supporter of community journalism
- News & Politics