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Kadence Wagner of Rangely
was one of hundreds of kids
involved in the livestock
classes at the recent Rio
Blanco County Fair, held in
Meeker at the Rio Blanco
County Fairgrounds. Kadence
is seen here with her grand
champion goat in the junior
goat showmanship class. She
also had the reserve champion in the breeding goat class.
For more top award winners
at the fair, please see the
photos on Page 11A.
One case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Rio Blanco County
Volume 132, Number 2 n August 18, 2016 n theheraldtimes.com
By SEAN McMAHON
[email protected]
RBC I Rio Blanco County is
one of 14 counties in Colorado that
have at least one confirmed case of
the West Nile virus.
The Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) confirmed on Aug. 10 that
Colorado has seen a sharp increase in
the number of cases of West Nile
virus diagnosed since January.
That information was confirmed
by Jennifer O’Hearon, the executive
director of Health and Human
Services for Rio Blanco County, who
MSD to carry
over roughly
$875,000
added that state law forbids the
release of information that could lead
to identifying the person infected
such as sex, age or area of residence.
O’Hearon did say that it does not
appear that the virus was contracted
near any of Rio Blanco County’s
lakes, but she did confirm that the
method of infection was by mosquito.
O’Hearon added that it appears
the mosquito was encountered in Rio
Blanco County.
People, animals and mosquito
pools have tested positive from the
following counties this season:
Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder,
Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Gunnison,
La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Morgan,
Rio Blanco and Weld. So far this
year, 13 cases of human West Nile
virus have been reported, including
one death.
O’Hearon confirmed that the
death was not in Rio Blanco County.
The CDPHE expects more cases
to be diagnosed as the summer progresses. Public health officials
advise Colorado residents to continue to take precautions against West
Nile virus by using mosquito repellent with DEET and other methods to
avoid mosquito bites.
Last year, 101 people in
Colorado contracted West Nile virus
and three died.
“Although we can’t predict how
much more West Nile virus activity
will occur this summer, we know the
virus is present and that means people are at risk,” said Jennifer House,
the state public health veterinarian.
To help prevent West Nile virus
infection, follow the four D’s: 1)
Drain standing water around your
house weekly; remember to drain
water from tires, cans, flowerpots,
clogged rain gutters, rain barrels,
toys and puddles; 2) Dusk and dawn
are when mosquitoes are most
active; limit outdoor activities and
By REED KELLEY
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I Meeker School
District Superintendent Chris Selle
says it wasn’t totally unexpected, but
the amount of the dollars leftover from
the 2015-2016 school year is “significantly more than we thought it would
be.”
At an Aug. 2 work session, the
Meeker Board of Education (BOE)
began discussing what to do with the
$875,311.87 left in July from the last
school fiscal year.
This total results from $443,300 of
higher-than-budgeted school district
revenues and $432,012 of lower-thanplanned expenditures. The board
budget for the last year, adjusted in
January, projected total expenditures
of just under $6.3 million with a
deficit just short of $400,000. This
deficit was to have been taken out of
district reserves.
According to Selle, the major factors that created the differences from
the budget were:
First, assessed property valuations
in the school district and across the
state, which were higher than estimated. While some of this was countered
by reduced state equalization, the net
result was a significant increase in revenue.
Second, the district realized a significant portion of additional revenue
through county and Meeker Education
Foundation grants that had been budgeted at zero because the district could
not be have been sure of receiving
them.
Third, some of the district expenses had not been adjusted for the fourday school week. For those expenses
seriously impacted by the four-day
week, actual expenditures were significantly lower than budgeted, Selle
said. These reduced expenditures have
been accounted for in the 2016-17
budget.
Fourth, some of the district savings were from lower salary expenditures, largely due to using fewer substitutes. This is seen as a benefit of the
four-day week, as well, with teachers
using Fridays instead of days off to
meet personal needs.
The BOE is now in a bit of a
dilemma as they agreed months ago to
spend down the district’s reserves. The
board members feel they were critiu See MSD, Page 12A
WEATHER
Meeker Sheepdog Classic has
vast, colorful 30-year history
MICHELLE COX
Above, several border collies are seen resting in the sun awaiting each of their turns in the
Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials, which will be held Sept. 7-11 this year at Ute Park.
By MARY CUNNINGHAM
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I Boasting 30 years
of legacy and traditions, Meeker’s
Ute Park will once again be brimming with dogs, sheep and people
for the annual Meeker Classic
Champion Sheepdog Trials Sept. 711.
Known as the “go-to trial”
around the world, the Meeker
Classic features 140 dog/handler
teams matched up against the
tough, wily Meeker sheep. A true
community effort, this tradition
embraces Meeker’s cultural heritage and showcases volunteerism,
sportsmanship and friendship.
Back in the mid 1980s, locals
Marv Brown and Lou Watkins were
at the Gus/Christine Halandras
kitchen table when then Mayor Gus
Halandras mentioned he was looking for an idea to bring commerce
and people to the community.
Trainers and trialers themselves,
Brown and Watkins suggested a
sheepdog trial.
Little did they know that their
idea would write the script for
something that has become a legend
of its own. The Meeker Classic now
stands as an event that elicits a true
sense of community for all those
involved.
Looking back on that first day
of the first Meeker sheepdog trial
on Sept. 17, 1987, Keith
Chamberlain described it best in his
historical piece, Something Useful
and Unspoiled . . .:
“As the first light of day brightened the sky over the White River
Valley, the chilly temperature betokened a change of season. Among
folks gathered out at the Seely
Ranch a few miles from Meeker
there was keen anticipation to
match the crispness in the air. In the
growing light, handlers could be
seen walking among fence panels,
pacing off distances, committing
fetch and drive lines to memory, toting up the small landmarks that
at the Wilber Barn from 5-6:30
p.m. New to the evening will be a
solo concert by country recording
artist Michael Martin Murphey.
Trial visitors will have a personal unique opportunity to listen
to American cowboy music courtesy
of
iconic
Western
singer/songwriter Michael Martin
Murphey, the top selling artist of
that genre of all time.
As always, admission to Art
Reception and Cook-off is free.
Following the activities at the
Wilber Barn, folks will be directed towards the main vending area,
where the concert will be held. A
small admission fee will be
charged for those attending the
concert. Vendors will remain open
for the evening and tickets can be
purchased at the main gate.
Concerts at the top of the new
attractions during the Classic
By MARY CUNNINGHAM
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I New events will
complement the world-class
sheepdog competition in Meeker
for the 30th annual Meeker
Classic Sheepdog Championship
Trials, Sept. 7- 11.
Thursday, Sept. 8 features a
local and spectator favorite, the
Art Reception and Lamb Cook-off
Saturday: 78/45 Sunny
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take precautions to prevent mosquito
bites during these times; 3) DEET is
an effective ingredient to look for in
insect repellents; always follow label
instructions carefully; and 4) Dress
in long sleeves and pants in areas
where mosquitoes are active.
For more information about West
Nile
virus,
visit
www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/we
st-nile-virus.
There currently are four viruses
in Colorado that are transmitted by
mosquitoes.
These viruses are maintained in a
bird-mosquito-bird
cycle.
Mosquitoes are infected by feeding
on a bird with virus in its blood. The
virus is transmitted to the new host in
the mosquito’s saliva when the insect
bites another person or animal.
Humans and horses are incidental dead-end hosts in that they cannot
infect other mosquitoes. Person-toperson transmission does not occur
These viruses are prevalent from
May to September, when mosquitoes
are most abundant, but the risk to
humans occurs primarily from
August through early September.
Severe infections can result in
permanent brain damage or death.
By CAITLIN WALKER
[email protected]
ignation were too much to stomach.
Although there is no developer or
solid plan for the town homes, many
residents expressed concerns about
traffic, noise, views, property values
and a variety of other issues. The
group asked the board to carefully
consider potential repercussions
before voting.
“I’d like to ask you to seriously
consider tabling this until after the
first of the year; it has been put out
to the public but it has not been put
out for public input,” said Pat
Daggett, a local artist and Meeker
resident. “Give it some time; the
public has no clue what Better City
has given.”
Kelly Sullivan, who lives near
the property, asked the board to stay
their decision “until we can see what
we’re actually getting and what
we’re trying to do here.”
It was also noted that the county
administration will feature fresh
faces come January, which could
change the game entirely.
“I can only hope that our commissioners continue to support the
money we’ve already put into it,”
said Town Administrator Scott
Meszaros regarding the project.
After almost two hours of back
and forth discussion, the board ultimately struck down the rezoning.
“It opens up a can of worms and
once that can is open we do not have
a lid,” said Mayor Regas Halandras.
Harman stated he was “disappointed” in the decision, but the hospital’s ultimate goal is “very much
to be respectful of the community.”
Meeker board strikes down
former hospital lot rezoning
MEEKER I The Town of
Meeker’s board meeting was filled to
bursting Tuesday as concerned citizens gathered to express their opinions on a request to rezone the old
hospital lot.
The parcel, located at Third and
Cleveland streets, is currently zoned
as a single family residential lot, but
a request by the Eastern Rio Blanco
Health District sought to change that
to mixed-use residential (MRA). The
MRA designation would allow for
multi-family units to be built on the
lot.
According to Pioneers Medical
Center’s CEO Ken Harman, the purpose of the request was to attract
buyers.
“We do believe that providing
this designation gives us the opportunity to have a more marketable product,” he stated.
The rezoning would also be a
step toward Better City’s preliminary
development plan for the property.
Better City aims to address some of
the shortcomings of the current
housing market by finding a developer to build 48 townhome-type
units on the lot.
After completing a housing feasibility study earlier in the year, Better
City determined a grossly uneven
renter-to-owner ratio in the housing
market was a symptom of inadequate
affordable quality housing.
For citizens in attendance, the
“what ifs” involved in an MRA des-
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The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park
District held the second of its four Summer Entertainment
Series events on Friday just off the Downtown Plaza at Fifth and
Main streets. The country/bluegrass band, Halden Wofford and
the Hi-Beams Band, delighted the small group of spectators.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
n Quilting Group. Tuesdays
from 6-9 p.m. at the Parker Mall.
Bring your sewing machine and
project.
n Gentlemen’s Group
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the
Meeker Rec Center lounge for
adults 50+. Stop by for refreshments and conservation. Call
878-3403 or visit meekerrecdistrict.com.
n Volleyball Open Gym at
the MES gym. Volleyball will
meet every Tuesday through
Aug. 23. Call 878-3403 or visit
meekerrecdistrict.com.
n Game Day Wednesdays at
9 a.m. at the Meeker Rec Center
lounge for adults 50+. Call 8783403 or visit
meekerrecdistrict.com.
n Children’s Story Hour
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the
Meeker Public Library.
n Adult Pickleball
Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the
Admin Gym through Aug. 31.
Call 878-3403 or visit meekerrecdistrict.com.
n The Ideal You Free
Workshop Thursday, Aug. 18 at
6 p.m. at the Meeker Rec Center.
Please join us for a free workshop hosted by the regional
director of Ideal Protein of
America. Learn all about the
medically managed 4 Phase
weight loss program.
MEEKER I Emily Tracy, the
Democratic candidate for Colorado
State Senate District 8, will be walking in Meeker today, visiting with voters about issues important to them.
Tracy will also attend the Natural
Resource Tour reception on Thursday
evening at the Heritage Culture Center
and Museum, plus a meet and greet
for Tracy following the reception, at
the bar and lounge of the Elk
Mountain Inn, 723 Market St.
“Speaking directly with voters is
the best way to find out what’s most
important to them, to hear what’s
working well, and what’s not,” Tracy
stated.
“I’ve walked in a number of towns
MSD HIRES, TRANSFERS ...
n The Meeker Library Book
Club meets at 1 p.m. the second
Monday of each month (excluding holidays). The next meeting
with be Sept. 12. We will be discussing "The End of Your Life
Book Club" by Wil Schwalbe. All
interested readers are welcome.
Stop by the Meeker Library for
details.
n Food Bank of Rockies
Mobile Food Pantry Thursday,
Aug. 28 at the Fairgrounds from
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone
welcome. Handicap served first.
n Discover the Parks Aug.
23 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Foothills
Park. Call 878-3403 or visit us
online at meekerrecdistrict.com.
Please send calendar items to
[email protected]
before 5 p.m. on Monday.
Candidate Tracy in Meeker today
Special to the Herald Times
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES
Thursday, August 18, 2016
and cities in Senate District 8 this year,
and have not only heard concerns
about housing and health care costs,
but have also heard how much people
love living in rural Northwest
Colorado. Voters want and expect
their government to be responsive to
their interests and needs,” she continued.
The Natural Resource Tour, sponsored by the White River and Douglas
Creek conservation districts and the
Rio Blanco Water Conservancy
District, will feature keynote speaker
John Stulp at the Thursday reception
at 6 p.m.
Stulp is Special Policy Advisor to
Gov. John Hickenlooper for water.
Tracy is running against incumbent Sen. Randy Baumgardner.
REED KELLEY
Pictured are the Meeker School District new hires and transfers listed with their assignments. Meeker classes begin
Monday. Back row, from left: Nikki Keetch, preschool, BOCES paraprofessional; Rochelle Quinn, Barone Middle
School, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Amy Rundberg, high school, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Obie Deming, kindergarten; Jody May, high school, BOCES special education paraprofessional; Cody Smith,
elementary physical education; Sandy Orgoglioso, BOCES, English Language Learner paraprofessional; Apryl
Newkirk, fifth grade; Boadachia, second grade; Jamie Dale, elementary school, BOCES, special education teacher;
and Diane Ewing, high school math and science. Middle row, from left: Mary Washburn, food service; and Haley
Kracht, high school credit recovery/alternative school paraprofessional. Front row, from left: Denee Chintala, HS agricultural education; Ann Franklin, elementary school librarian paraprofessional; and Kaila Carroll, elementary school
paraprofessional. Not pictured is Jackie Meyer, kindergarten.
BLM issues EA, draft ruling on area grazing lands
Special to the Herald Times
RBC I The White River National
Forest and Blanco Ranger District
have released an Environmental
Assessment (EA) and Draft Decision
Notice for the Morapos Creek,
Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek sheep
and goat grazing allotments.
The EA analyzes domestic sheep
grazing on the Morapos Creek,
Wilson Mesa and Deer Creek S&G
allotments and identifies resource
management opportunities within the
project area. The EA analyzes three
alternatives, including no grazing,
continued management and a third
adaptive management alternative for
the three allotments.
The draft decision notice (DDN)
identifies Alternative 3 as the selected
alternative. Under this alternative, the
current management system is select-
ed as the starting point for the permits
administered on these allotments.
This alternative is based on the principle of “adaptive management,” a
process that uses focused monitoring
information to determine if management changes are needed, and if so,
what changes and to what degree.
“This Environmental Assessment
is about providing district staff a tool
box to respond to the needs of the
resource and the needs of the permittees,” stated Curtis Keetch, the new
Blanco District Ranger in Meeker. “I
selected Alternative 3 in the Draft
Decision Notice because it positions
the district to adaptively monitor the
allotment for the future, which will
benefit the livestock and the land.”
Adaptive management is a
process that allows the Forest Service
to manage for changing conditions
and new information over time.
Ultimately, this approach gives the
authorized officer the flexibility to
adapt to change within the constraints
imposed by the EA and subsequent
decision, and to align with Forest Plan
Direction.
“Flexibility is key to appropriate
management in range allotments,”
stated Hal Pearce, the district’s range
and invasive species coordinator.
“The adaptive management tool gives
discretion to the ranger to make
changes within the scope of the
Environmental Assessment.”
As long as implementation continues to remain within the scope of
the EA, the district ranger may choose
to implement adaptive changes. If a
needed change has not been evaluated
within this EA, additional NEPA
analysis and decisions may be necessary.
The allotments in the analysis are
located on the furthest north side of
the Blanco Ranger District, accessed
by State Highway 13 to Moffat
County Road 41 that turns into Rio
Blanco County Road 58. The three
allotments encompass 12,334 acres
within an elevation range of 7,600 to
10,445 feet.
The EA and DDN are available
online at: www.fs.usda.gov/project/
?project=44050. These documents are
also available for review at the Blanco
Ranger Station, 220 E. Market St.,
Meeker, Colo. 81641. Additional
information can be obtained from:
Mary
Gillespie
at
[email protected], or 970-8786015.
The Morapos Creek, Wilson
Mesa and Deer Creek Sheep and Goat
Grazing Allotments Project is subject
to the objection process pursuant to
36 CFR 218, subparts A and B.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
County seeks new budget
director and bookkeeper
By REED KELLEY
Special to the Herald Times
RBC I As folks may have seen
in the Herald Times classifieds the
last few weeks, Rio Blanco County
is advertising for a new budget and
finance director as well as a bookkeeper for accounts payable.
What’s happened?
The individuals in these critical
county positions have been, respectively, for the last six and a half
years, Chris Singleton, who lives in
Craig, and for the last eight years,
Meeker native Cassie Denney. Both
are highly regarded by the individuals in county government with
whom the Herald Times has spoken. Singleton, although she submitted her resignation letter to the
county on July 14, has indicated she
would stay on through the fall
budget preparations for the county’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget, which
has to be completed by early
December. Denney’s last day as a
county employee was Aug. 5.
At their July 25 meeting, the
Rio Blanco Board of County
Commissioners voted to approve
the appointment of Singleton as the
person responsible for the preparation of the 2017 budget per the
requirements of state law (C.R.S.
29-1-104). The commissioners’
budget calendar requires all county
agency budget estimates to be filed
by Sept. 2.
Denney clearly wrote in her
July 12 resignation letter that she
could not continue to allow her
boss (Singleton) to be pressured
into taking unwarranted disciplinary actions against her for asking
questions she had, in her professional capacity, about paying
invoices coming to the county or
simply about matters critical to her
job that she had not been informed
of by the commissioners.
In her letter, Denney described
her regret in feeling she had to
resign, as she said the budget and
finance department was one “that
could not be beat,” and that “she
couldn’t have asked for a better
boss or department than has come
together here.”
For her part, Singleton’s letter
of resignation stated that she had
grown increasingly uncomfortable
over the last two and one-half years
with the responsibilities she has to
provide the county with a clean
annual audit while not having the
necessary authority or support from
the commissioners.
Singleton is also concerned that
given an expected 25-plus percent
decline in property tax valuation
assessments and reduced assistance
from federal/state funds, remaining
fund balances will likely be needed
to cover operations until the local
economy recovers so the county
needs to be careful about further
commitments.
Contacted by the Herald Times,
County Clerk and Recorder Boots
Campbell and Assessor Renae
Neilson confirmed how highly
respected
and
appreciated
Singleton is by the various county
departments and employees. Both
said “she really knows her stuff,”
and expressed relief that Singleton
is willing to lead the county’s budget development process during the
next three to four months. They
added, however, that anyone would
get pretty tired of commuting from
Craig to Meeker and back after
almost seven years.
All three county commissioners
were called by the Herald Times
and all three returned the calls.
Commission Chairman Shawn
Bolton indicated he thought there
were some factual errors in
Singleton’s letter and some matters
with which he disagrees. All the
commissioners were hesitant to
speak as the situation regards personnel.
Bolton added, however, that the
commissioners expect employees
to operate in a professional manner.
Commissioner Jeff Eskelson largely echoed Bolton’s stand.
Commissioner
Jon
Hill
expressed
appreciation
that
Singleton will stay on to help
develop the new budget. He said he
hates to see her leave the county as
she’s done an excellent job. He also
reported that he’s always “really
appreciated the job Denney has
done chasing stuff down (necessary
documentation and the like).”
Hill did not agree that there
might be any fear of reprisal among
county employees for countering
commissioners or asking too many
questions.
NEW YEAR ...
Pictured are the new teachers
that will be joining the Rangely
School District this upcoming
school year. In the front row,
from left to right, are: Julie
Green for kindergarten; Sal
Higgins to fill Junior/Senior High
School art position; Katelyn
Leslie, a new elementary school
music teacher and Amanda
Sheridan, a new resource
teacher. In the back row, from
left to right, are: Carol Morton, a
Junior/Senior High School
teacher; Katie Toyne, a
Junior/Senior High School science teacher; William Zenner, a
fourth grade teacher; and
Danielle Sloan, a third grade
teacher.
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Students head to class, but summer events not over yet
FROM MY WINDOW...
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By SEAN McMAHON
[email protected]
e are now moving toward
the end of summer. School is
starting, the nights are a bit
cooler, signs are already up welcoming the hunters, who will be dropping
into Rio Blanco County before
August is over for the archery/muzzleloader seasons, the water in the
White River is now low enough to
fish in most places and most of the
busy summer is almost a memory.
But not quite.
There is still a lot of fun and
activity to be enjoyed in Rangely and
Meeker.
The next two weekends are relatively slow, but then both towns
reawaken to say a firm farewell to
summer.
On Labor Day weekend, the
focus will be on Rangely, which
hosts its annual four-day
Septemberfest, usually starting with
some fun on Friday night then filling
Saturday, Sunday and Monday with
all kinds of great fun ranging from a
town parade, the wonderful Car
Show in the Park, the fire department’s breakfast, several barbecue’s
at Elks Park, where a large numbers
of vendors will be selling their wares
during the car show, there will be an
obstacle race up the hill from the
park at the old Parkview site, and
there will be a color run and a wide
variety of other games and entertainment to keep the residents of Rangely
and their visitors busy enjoying the
entertainment.
There is also the ice cream social
to kick off the event and there is
plenty of time during the weekend to
curl up under a tree and just take a
nap.
Right after Septemberfest, starting on Wednesday, is the opening of
the 30th Annual Meeker Classic
Sheepdog Championship Trials,
which will take on a traditional five
days of fun and dogs, but, this year,
also boasts of a number of new activities over previous years.
While there are several new
activities, the big changes come in
the form of concerts, which will feature cowboy music artist Michael
Martin Murphy in concert at Ute
Park on Thursday and then Gary
McMahon of Bellevue, Colo., and
Dave Munsick of Sheridan, Wyo.,
who will offer great Western music as
well as wonderful stories and tales of
the West in a concert on Saturday at
the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.
All that in addition to the Meeker
Classic, which is an entertaining and
tough competition between border
collies and wild Meeker sheep. It
won’t take long for the spectators to
understand where the phrase “I’ve
been Meekered” comes from.
The competition is a joy to
behold, watching how handler and
dog work together to handle some of
the wildest sheep around, all in a
timed event, leading up the finals on
Sunday.
just perhaps it looks like another
banner year for the Broncos.
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It is getting close to my favorite
time of year here—football season.
And after believing that the
Broncos were going to be some
down donkeys this season, I’m not
so certain. Although I do know that
Mr. Manning is going to might tough
to replace.
I’ve enjoyed the Broncos since
their inception in 1960, but it is safe
to say that there have been some
years better than others and that three
Super Bowl titles is pretty good for
what I believe is the second-smallest
market in the NFL, only larger than
Green Bay—although they have
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Madison
to pull from.
Anyway, I am glad it is football
season and I feel pretty good about
the Broncos after watching them
play the Chicago Bears last Thursday
in the first pre-season game.
All three quarterbacks looked
fairly good and, once again, the
defense looked outstanding—far
advanced from what was normally
their first game of the year. They at
times had a mid-season look, and
that was without a couple of the
Broncos starters, most noticeable
Aqib Talib and Mr. Super Bowl,
Vonn Miller.
The Bears could barely (pun not
intended) move against a stalwart
Bronco defense; imagine what it
might have been like if Talib and
Miller had been in the game.
Anyway, given the protection
that the Broncos can afford, whoever
is the Broncos’ quarterback may just
have the time to do what is needed.
Sanchez really threw well and he
threw some ropes to his receivers, so
herd using an increasingly ubiquitous
conservation tool: an unmanned aerial
vehicle, more commonly known as a
drone.
Drones can be cheaper, more efficient and safer than traditional
manned aircraft, and may also provide
more accurate data. A six-bladed
drone and camera costs about $1,500,
and can deliver imagery with resolution at the centimeter level.
Government agencies and nonprofits
are already exploring their use in conservation, land management and wildland firefighting, with at least a dozen
pilot projects currently in the works.
But introducing new technology
to wild areas is tricky. Drones may
unduly stress wildlife, as a study of
black bears in Current Biology last
year demonstrated. Recreational
drones have also endangered wildland
firefighting crews.
And problems will likely mount as
Hundreds of
volunteers make
this major event a
wild success, and
a great time, good
food and topnotch dog competition make this
unique event one
you aren’t soon
going to forget.
But that isn’t all.
On the Saturday after the
Sheepdog Classic, Mountain Valley
Bank will hold its annual Octoberfest
event, which is most of the day filled
with good food, fun activities and
helping each other out as the event is
an opportunity for Meeker-area nonprofit organizations to do some
fundraising headed into winter.
Everyone gets a $5 chip just for
registering and folks are also asked to
bring canned foods to help the
Meeker Food Bank and get addition
chips for use at the event.
These are at least three more
weekends of fun before the snow is
expected to fly, and both ends of Rio
Blanco County will be showing off
their best sides and ability to put on a
fun bash.
Enjoy. Winter is coming soon
enough.
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As hunting season is rapidly
approaching, readers all over
Northwest Colorado can help us do
an even better job this year of showing photos from hunting trips in past
years of their successful hunts.
Hunters, outfitters and photographers throughout the area from
Grand Lake to the
Colorado/Wyoming border and from
Aspen to Grand Junction and up
along the Utah border to the
Wyoming border are urged to send
us photos of harvested animals from
successful hunts to some of the
majestic critters in the area that were
shot only by a camera for inclusion
in our section.
This section has traditionally
been distributed in the area described
above and has covered the five
Colorado Parks and Wildlife regions
in the northwest corner of the state—
Meeker, Hot Sulphur Springs,
Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction
and Steamboat Springs.
Nothing shows the special area
we live in than to see the moose,
sheep, elk, bears, deer, mountain
lions and antelope that inhabit our
area’s plains and mountains than
photos of those critters.
The outfitters, hunters and photographers will be give credit for
their photographs, which are preferably full color and which should be
sent electronically by 5 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 19 to Niki Turner at [email protected]
We want you to be proud of your
guided hunts, your independent or
party hunts or your photography
involving Northwest Colorado’s
wildlife, and this magazine-quality
opportunity is your chance for thousands of others to see your work.
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One last reminder is that the
Rangely and Meeker nests will be
bustling the next few weeks with
new activity as school kicks back
into hear.
Rangely’s schools began class
this week and the schools in Meeker
will begin on Monday, so you will
see more pedestrian children, more
bike-riding students and more students being driven by mom or students driving themselves with their
new licenses.
Please beware.
Nothing on his earth is worse
than injuring or even killing a child
pedestrian or bicycle rider on his or
her way to or from school.
Kids on foot or on bike are often
unpredictable, and if ever there is a
time to drive defensively, it is in the
morning when they are on the way to
school or in late afternoon as they
are headed to home.
If you expect and are prepared
for what could be the worst, likely
on the best will actually take place.
Please exercise caution.
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Special to the Herald Times
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track of 2,000 bison on a 45,000-acre
unfenced pasture,” says Chris Pague,
Colorado Nature Conservancy senior
conservation ecologist. But last year,
The Nature Conservancy counted the
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700,000, according to the Consumer
Technology Association. Although the
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Mosquito Abatement –
Aerial Spraying
August 22 or 23, 2016
Dear Residents of Rangely:
The Town will be spraying for
mosquitos on Monday, Aug. 22 or
Tuesday, Aug. 23, dependent on
weather.
Mr. Bill Ekstrom, Rio Blanco County
Extension Agent, has indicated that spraying is required for public
health reasons. The chemical being used is approved for mosquito
and fly control at the maximum allowable rate listed on the label
and applied in accordance with label instructions.
This notification will be the only notification received. We will not
be able to provide the exact time when the aerial spraying will
occur as suitable timing and weather conditions are difficult to predict.
Residents who for health reasons need to know the day of spraying
can be contacted by phone prior to the days before spraying is
scheduled. Town staff will be providing this contact service as soon
as we are aware of the date of spraying. Contact the Town of
Rangely at your earliest convenience so your name can be added to
a list of contacts.
Thank you for your help and cooperation as the
Town works to remediate a pest and health hazard
within our community.
For more information please contact Town Hall at
675-8476.
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DRONES: Can be useful
Service to test a drone for prescribed
burns. The drone injects chemicalfilled pingpong balls with glycol and
drops them into an unburned area,
where they ignite within minutes.
THE BAD
Oceanside scares
Université
de
Montpellier
researcher Elisabeth Vas and her
French colleagues used a small quadcopter to test reactions in three waterbirds: semi-captive mallard ducks,
wild flamingos and wild common
greenshanks. They did not appear to
respond to the drone’s speed, color or
number of approaches, but when it
approached at a 90-degree angle, like
a predator, most birds either moved or
flew off, potential signs of stress.
Stressed-out bears
Researcher Mark Ditmer at the
University of Minnesota’s Department
of
Fisheries,
Wildlife
and
Conservation Biology discovered that
even when black bears exhibited no
visible reaction to a nearby quadcopter, their heart rates rose, with one
bear’s quadrupling from 40 to 160
beats per minute. Long-term stress
could affect health while fleeing animals risk dangerous encounters with
traffic or other animals.
THE UGLY
Firefighting interference
A recreational drone disrupted
firefighting during California’s 2015
Lake Fire in the San Bernardino
National Forest. When pilots spotted a
fixed-wing drone with a four-foot
wingspan about 1,500 feet over the
fire, firefighters had to call off three
air tankers to avoid a mid-air collision.
There were 21 similar incidents that
year.
The U.S. Forest Service has now
coined a new slogan, “If you fly, we
can’t,” and a drone almost triggered a
grounding of the planes in Rio Blanco
County, Colo., in mid-July, but firefighters found the drone runners, who
said they didn’t know the danger of
the drones, and they departed the
scene before it caused the firefighting
planes to be grounded.
Sheep on the run
The National Park Service temporarily banned drones after a 2014
incident, in which a recreational drone
frightened bighorn sheep, separating a
ewe from its young. Even with the
ban, Zion National Park reports that
visitors have spotted several drones,
and the park has found at least one
crashed machine. The agency is working on new regulations.
Fear by the bay
In 2014, two drones startled a herd
of pupping harbor seals in California’s
Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary. Fortunately, no pups were
separated from their mothers, trampled or killed.
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requires owners to register recreational drones, public education remains
one of the few tools to combat irresponsible users. In this technological
Wild West, some drone uses are good,
some bad, and some downright ugly.
THE GOOD
Surveying on land
In 2012, the U.S. Geological
Survey used a drone to count 15,000
roosting sandhill cranes in only four
hours. By using an infrared camera in
the southern Colorado’s Monte Vista
Wildlife Refuge at night, the drone
avoided startling roosting birds. This
benefited the birds and the surveyors
since manned aircraft often scare
cranes into flight, potentially causing
mid-air collisions.
Counting at sea
National
Oceanic
and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
fisheries biologist Wayne Perryman
has used drones since 2011 to count
penguins, leopard seals and fur seals
in Antarctic colonies.
“Humans are just lousy at estimating,” says Perryman. Last year, he
integrated drones into an annual gray
whale survey off the California coast.
Fighting the flames
Just over a quarter of wildland
firefighter fatalities from 2000 to 2013
were caused by aircraft crashes,
according to the Centers for Disease
Control. So the Interior Department is
experimenting with drones to make
firefighting safer. During the 2015
Paradise Fire in Washington’s
Olympic National Forest, it used
drone-mounted infrared video to see
through the dense forest canopy and
help guide helicopters to drop water
on hot spots. In Boise, Idaho, the
agency also tested a helicopter that
can be operated like a drone for delivering cargo and dropping water and
flame retardant.
Starting prescribed fires
This year, at Nebraska’s
Homestead National Monument of
America, the Interior Department
worked with the University of
Nebraska and the National Park
LETTER TO
THE EDITOR
election this year like
a football game
Dear Editor:
This presidential election is like a
football game. The Republicans are
against the Democrats.
Donald Trump is the Republican
quarterback and Hillary Clinton is the
Democratic quarterback.
Trump, if you want to win the
game, you send your linemen after
Hillary Clinton; you do not send your
linemen into the stands after the spectators.
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Meeker
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advertising has been extraordinary.
And even though he’s passed through
a difficult period for his campaign, the
polls have grown quite close.
On the other hand, the Republican
Party is splintered and off its game. Its
leaders are having a difficult time with
a Trump candidacy. A sizable number
of GOP stars are finding excuses not
to have attended last week’s convention, which is remarkable.
Conventions are where parties fire
up the faithful and gird for the general
election; to find elected officials staying away is clearly a problem. And
any revolt at the convention will be
messy—though fortunately for the
GOP, the months from August to
November are an eternity in politics.
Yet the Democrats should take no
comfort from this state of affairs. For
starters, below the presidential level
the party is struggling. Since 2008,
Democrats have lost 69 seats in the
U.S. House, 13 Senate seats, 12 governorships, and more than 900 seats in
state legislatures. Nor do they have
much of a bench.
The two most prominent
Democrats this year, Clinton and Sen.
Bernie Sanders, are both senior citi-
zens: Clinton is 68, Sanders 74.
Despite President Obama’s relative
youth, his years in office did not usher
in a new generation of national
Democratic leadership.
And while Clinton’s path to the
presidency may be wider than
Trump’s, that doesn’t mean she’s a
strong candidate—at least, not for this
particular year. She’s put out carefully
thought-through, even impressive
position papers on a wide variety of
current issues that get very little attention in the press. At a moment when
voters clearly want change, she
appears to favor incrementalism as the
way to get things done in Washington.
And despite the FBI’s decision
that it wouldn’t bring criminal charges
on her handling of emails when she
was Secretary of State, the issue is
clearly dogging her. She went into this
election facing a lot of voters who
simply didn’t trust her, and that has
only gotten worse. In politics, you
cannot talk someone into trusting
you—you have to earn it, inch by
inch.
Moreover, if Trump faces tough
arithmetic in the electoral college,
Clinton faces her own difficult equation: It is extremely hard for a political
party to win a third consecutive term
in the White House.
It happened 28 years ago, when
George H.W. Bush succeeded Ronald
Reagan. The last candidate before that
was Franklin Roosevelt, in 1940.
The British vote on Brexit is a
reminder that resentments and anger
can fly under the radar. And
Washington, where there’s money
everywhere you turn, is a ripe target
for “take-our-country-back” populism. The anti-establishment, antiWashington mood captured by both
Sanders and Trump should make both
parties uneasy.
But then, so should the course of
this election, which has put a premium
on sound and fury at the cost of true
engagement with the issues confronting the country.
On that score, we all lose.
Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor
for the Indiana University Center on
Representative Government; a
Distinguished Scholar, IU School of
Global and International Studies; and
a Professor of Practice, IU School of
Public and Environmental Affairs. He
was a member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for 34 years.
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and Democratic national conventions
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and assess this year’s election. Which
carries bad news for both parties.
The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge. If Hillary Clinton carries Florida (where polling shows a
very close race) plus the District of
Columbia and the 19 states that have
voted Democratic in each of the last
six presidential elections, she wins.
Yet victory for Donald Trump is
hardly out of the question. He’ll have
to retain the support he already has
from white voters—especially working-class whites in swing states—and
try to make some inroads among nonwhite voters. He’ll also need to hope
that any third-party candidates take
more votes away from Clinton than
from him.
Trump floated through the
Republican primaries by tackling the
anger and discontent that course
through this year’s electorate. His talk
about a broken system and his
emphatic, brash style appeal to a lot of
people. His ability to dominate news
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am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but
by me (Jn. 14:6). This verse is among
the most definitive statements about
Christ in the NT. Jesus Christ, and He
alone, is the only sufficient road (the
way), the only suitable vehicle (the
truth), and the only satisfying destina-
tion (the life).
First, note the offense. It is this very truth of Jesus as
the absolute for salvation that offends people more than
any other religious concept. The common view in our
postmodern world, as one religious organization puts it,
is: “each individual is different and so what works for
one person might not work for another.” That writer goes
on to illustrate how one mountain climber might get to
the top one way while another will take a different route,
or that a physician would not give the same medicine to
five people who have different illnesses. Likewise, it is
concluded, there are as many paths to God as there are
people.
What is obviously ignored here, of course, is that
such illustrations are about earthly, temporal matters,
making the inference about God illogical. Further, we
could just as easily illustrate by observing that the telephone company is narrow minded in forcing us to dial
the exact number we wish to call. Or we could ask, are
we not thankful that engineers build bridges and buildings to exact specifications, not some relativistic standard that they feel is close enough at the moment?
Indeed, we are not addressing such worldly matters.
Salvation is an eternal, spiritual question. Our Lord,
therefore, is again unambiguous. He declares boldly (and
dare we add dogmatically?) that no one comes to God by
any other way than by Him. Is it not amazing how many
people say such things as, “Jesus was a good man” or,
“Jesus was a great teacher,” but completely overlook His
“narrowness”? How could He possibly be good, according to modern standards, if He was that narrow in His attitudes and intolerant of the beliefs of others?
Second, we see the object. The phrase no man
cometh unto the Father but by me explains the preceding three-fold statement: He is the way because He
is the path that leads to the Father, the truth because He
is the perception of the Father, and the life because He is
the power of the Father. Or, we can put it another way:
the way reaches the Father, the truth reveals the Father,
and the life radiates the Father.
Third, there is the overshadowing. The most critical
principle of all here is that the context very clearly indicates the predominate concept of Christ as the way. In
other words, “He is the way because He is the truth and
the life.” Does this not again cause us to love our Lord all
the more? Can love exist in relativism and ambiguity?
Can we really love uncertainty? Oh, let us rejoice in the
way!
Scriptures for Study: Note the exclusivity of Christ
in the following verses: John 3:36; Acts 4:12; 1 Peter
3:18; 1 John 5:11–12; 2 John 9. What observations can
you add?
You are invited to worship with us at Grace Bible
Church (on the corner of 3rd and Garfield) at 10:30 A.M.
each Lord’s Day, where the ministry is the expository
preaching of God’s Word. Please visit our website
(www.TheScriptureAlone.com), where you will find
many resources for Christian growth, including messages
in MP3 media files.
6A G NEWS
Meeker woman chosen as ambassador
for int’l women’s hiking organization
By REED KELLEY
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I A Meeker wife,
mother, grandmother, dutiful daughter-in-law, dental assistant, receptionist and entrepreneur has been chosen
to be an ambassador for the international Hike Like a Woman (HLAW)
organization.
Jill Norcross Dunbar announced
on Facebook on Aug. 1 that she has
been selected to “be a part of this
amazing group of women from
around the world.”
Dunbar wrote that she and the
other HLAW ambassadors “will be
reviewing gear and products, writing
stories of inspiration, giving trip
reports, hiking hacks, sharing recipes,
participating in discussions and inspiring other women to go outdoors and
enjoy the gifts of nature we have been
blessed with.”
No matter one’s expertise, no matter one’s age, no matter one’s physical
ability, Dunbar urges hikers and hikers-to-be to take advantage of the benefits from the group by hooking up
with and “liking” the outfit’s website,
www.hikelikeawoman.net, and joining an adventure they’ll “never, ever
forget.”
HLAW was started a couple years
ago by Rebecca Walsh of Laramie,
Wyo. She and her husband are retired
Army officers, both having been
deployed to Iraq.
The two of them also have a small
business called Just Trails, writing and
selling trail guides for southeastern
Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Walsh writes about the outdoors,
is a wife and mother who also has a
part-time job other than the trail guide
business, occasionally coaches a
biathlon team and leads a local hiking
group.
Part of hiking,
she says, is time
to relax and
decompress,
clearing her mind
and gaining inspiration. She is
described
by
some as a “crazy
hiking mom.”
Walsh says of
Jill Dunbar
the HLAW website that she wanted to “turn a small piece of the
Internet into a place full of friendship,
kindness and motivation for outdoor
women.”
Pages of the site offer product and
book reviews, trip reports, misadventures (mistakes made in the outdoors),
trail thoughts, writings from inspiring
women, pro-tips on clothing and other
hiking gear, and ideas on hiking
snacks.
Further, the site encourages
women hikers to share their experiences and hiking photos. Essay blogs
on the site include titles like “How to
teach a child to love the outdoors,”
“What a tragic death taught me about
risk in the outdoors,” and “What’s my
contribution to the world?”
The site includes photographs and
bio-sketches of each of the ambassadors.
Dunbar’s photo shows her kissing
a relatively large brown trout. In her
bio, she says she loves “hiking and
backpacking—it gives me a chance to
shed all the negativity in my life and it
recharges my batteries. I love living
the simple life and having to depend
on my skills for survival.
“I’m really excited and humbled
by my addition to the HLAW ambassador group. Through the Facebook
page, I’ve already met a kindred spirit
whom I can’t wait to meet in person! I
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State bird atlas now available
Special to the Herald Times
RBC I The second Colorado Breeding Bird
Atlas is in the final stages of editing and layout in
preparation for printing. Co-publishers Colorado
Bird Atlas Partnership and Colorado Parks and
Wildlife seek are in search of pre-orders to help
implement a smooth mass distribution of the
book’s launch.
Cost is $75 plus shipping or pick-up options.
Pre-orders will guide the print run and ensure coverage of the many costs of publication. Only,
slightly more books will be printed than pre-orders
received.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will go
directly towards publication costs, with any
amount leftover saved for the initiation of Atlas III
(in 2027).
The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas
book is in press after four years of preparation.
This 750-page reference follows in the footsteps of
the first Atlas book, documenting current distribution, habitat use and breeding phenology of
Colorado’s breeding birds as well as changes in
species distribution across a 20-year interval.
The book includes detailed accounts for 262
species and short accounts for about a dozen more
with full color maps, graphs and illustrations by
Colorado-based artist Radeaux. The new book represents another milestone in Colorado ornithology
and bird conservation that will be used by natural
resource managers, educators, birders and environmentalists for years to come.
Breeding Bird Atlases are critical tools for
large-scale, long-term monitoring of breeding
birds, unparalleled by other techniques. These projects document species distribution, breeding phenology, and habitat use, and when repeated at regular intervals, they can detect changes in these
variables over time.
Fueled almost entirely by volunteers, Breeding
Bird atlases are also some of the most extensive
and influential citizen science projects ongoing
today.
Colorado birders conducted field work for the
state’s first Breeding Bird Atlas from 1987 to 1995.
Published in 1998, Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas
(H. E. Kingery, Ed.) detailed distribution, habitat
use and breeding status of over 250 species, a landmark achievement in Colorado ornithology.
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On Friday at 8 p.m. at the 4-H
Community Center at the Rio
Blanco County Fairgrounds, there
will be a free screening of the Award
Winning Film “UNBranded.”
“UNBranded” is a documentary that
follows four friends (recent graduates of Texas A&M) on their 3,000mile trip from the Mexican border
north to Canada using recently
broke mustangs.
Facing challenges of weather,
terrain, human nature and the mustangs, the four embrace this journey
across the American West. The trip
became an epic journey of self-dis-
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cannot wait to interact and meet
everyone else. I feel we all have something to contribute and that we can
learn from each other.”
HLAW has nearly 30 ambassadors
who reside in the United States. Ten of
these are from the West, three from the
Midwest, and 14 from the East.
Walsh said, “Every conceivable
level of outdoorsy women is represented, beginners as well as bad ass
ninja-hikers. Each ambassador was
carefully selected to represent a wide
variety of skill levels, geographic
areas and expertise in this unique
experiment in blogging.”
Diana Jones, owner of Meeker
Drugs, a partner with Dunbar in establishing Smoking River Studio Arts on
Main Street, and a co-adventurer on
many outdoor weekends, said the
HLAW folks “could not have picked a
better ambassador than Jill. She has so
much to offer this group of amazing
women.”
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covery, tested friendships and iconic
landscapes that included runaway
horses, a sassy donkey, perilous
mountain passes, rodeos, sickness,
injury and death.
The Audience Award winner at
Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot
Docs Film Festival, “UNBranded” is
a soaring tale of danger and
resilience, an emotionally charged
odyssey that shines a bright light on
the complex plight of our country’s
wild horses. Admission to the film is
free.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
evening events will all be held at the
Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds this
year. Visitors to Meeker and locals
will join two acclaimed entertainers
as they offer songs and stories of the
American West.
Longtime
friends,
Gary
McMahan of Bellevue, Colo., and
Dave Munsick of Sheridan, Wyo.,
share stories about the land, lore and
lives of the West, leaving the audience to feel that they’ve experienced
life through their eyes.
McMahon wrote the famous
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song, “Double Diamond” and practices his heart’s desire: to write, perform, and record the stories, poems,
songs and humor of his Western heritage. Gary’s songs have been
recorded by stars like Ian Tyson,
Chris LeDoux and Riders in the Sky.
He has also recorded six critically
acclaimed albums himself.
He has received the most prestigious award in Western music: A
National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Wrangler Award. Gary’s poems have
also been published by the Cowboy
Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.
Joining
McMahon
from
Sheridan, Wyo., is Dave Munsick,
who writes and sings stories from
Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains.
Munsick has written scores of songs,
produced 6 CDs of original music
and written and recorded themes for
historical documentaries as well as
compositions for government, commercial and private sectors. In addition to writing and recording, he performs with several bands and has
opened for or performed on fiddle,
piano and guitar for artists including
Chris LeDoux, Gary McMahan, Ian
Tyson, Lyle Lovett and Suzie
Bogguss.
The Meeker Lions Club will host
their barbecue and a beer garden
from 5-7 p.m. at the fairgrounds that
evening. Following the barbecue,
spectators and handlers will move
over to the arena to watch the
Handler’s Challenge Arena Trial.
That is a time for spectators to watch
handlers gather together, kick back
and have some fun. Ray Crabtree
will provide commentary.
Event visitors will enjoy the
finest original border collie art to be
found at the Wilber Barn. Juried by
Meeker artist Pat Daggett, all art
will be offered for sale through
silent auction. Works by Daggett and
2016 poster artist Leslie Franklin of
Winnipeg, Man., Canada will be displayed in the barn as well. Steven
Baker will host a book signing and
special exhibit on Saturday and
Sunday at the Wilber Art Barn, featuring the life and works of
Colorado’s sheepherder artist
Pacomio Chacon.
Sheep, dogs, music, film and
art—the week of Sept. 7-11 in
Meeker—present a rare opportunity
to enjoy authentic culture and entertainment of the American West.
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MACC to meet on Monday
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I The Meeker Arts
and Cultural Council will meet
Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Old West Heritage Culture Center,
517 Park St., in Meeker.
MACC now shares offices with
the HCC and is participating in the
economic development projects available through heritage and agri-
tourism, which are among the top economic development engines in
Colorado.
Topics at the meeting will include
Meeker Palooza and summer performing arts events. The fall musical
“Shrek,” will be discussed as well.
A report on the New York City
performing arts trip will also be made.
Youths, adults and seniors are welcome and invited to participate and
help plan exciting performing and
fine arts activities such as dinner theaters, performing arts outreach seminars, support of school and ERBM
Recreation and Parks District drama
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Possible grant funding from philanthropic foundations will be discussed along with performing and fine
arts venue discussions.
HISTORY: Classic coined a new term
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their run. Out at the far end of the
field, a goodly herd of woolly
Columbia ewes were packed tight into
holding pens. They pricked up their
ears when a chorus of howls and yips
erupted from the throats of three score
and ten eager border collies. The voices swelled to a brief crescendo, then
faded away. On this, the first of many
such mornings, the actors were gathered, the stage was set and all was in
readiness.
“Then, with the dazzling newrisen sun chasing the chill, months of
preparation came to an end. Judge
David McTier assembled the contestants for the morning handlers’ meeting. In a rich Scottish brogue, he outlined the work to be done and reminded them that he’d be looking for
straight lines, smooth corners and a
steady pace. Herbert Holmes and his
dog Nell came to the handler’s post.
The dog spied the packet of five sheep
moving to the set out post atop a gentle rise 500 yards away and she
strained forward, eyes locked on her
sheep. Holmes waited for the sheep to
settle a bit, then gave Nell the command she so much wanted and she
rocketed away in a blur of black and
white. It was Thursday, September 17,
1987, and the first Meeker sheepdog
trials were underway. Holmes and
Nell were about to discover something
interesting about the sheep in this neck
of the woods.
“At the end of her outrun that first
morning Nell shimmied into position
behind the packet of five and up came
their heads. They studied her and she
studied them back. When she finally
got them moving, things went downhill fast. Recounting that historic first
Meeker run, Holmes says flatly, ‘It
was terrible, absolutely terrible.
Barely movin’ the sheep and if they
were movin’ they were goin’ all over
the place.’ Nell and Holmes quickly
realized these gals weren’t docile farm
flock ewes. After a few minutes of
chasing them all over the far end of the
field, Holmes called out, ‘That’ll do,
Nell!’ and retired. He would soon
regret it.
“The sheep stymied dogs and handlers all day and a lot of scores were
miserably low. From the sidelines, the
light began to dawn on Holmes. ‘Now
it’s a historical fact that the Meeker
sheep are hard to deal with, but
because I didn’t know how bad the
runs could be there, I walked away
before my time had expired, probably
with enough points to get to the semifinals. However, I didn’t know that at
the time.’ He fared better with his second dog but on the first run of the first
day of the first trials ever at Meeker,
Herbert Holmes and Nell established a
brand new tradition: They got
Meekered.”
The phrase “Meekered” is now
standard phrase usage by handlers—
they’ve been “Meekered” defined:
mee-kered
(“mee-kerd”)
v.i.
[American slang, origin—Meeker
Classic Championship Sheepdog
Trials],
1. To be thwarted in the attempt to
drive sheep, the consequence being to
receive a low score or be disqualified.
2.To be outmaneuvered by a packet of sheep
Herbert Holmes, the one who was
so famously initiated with the term
“Meekered” 30 years ago will compete in the 2016 Meeker Classic with
his dog, Bob. Herbert and Bob made it
in to the finals in 2015 and hope to do
the same this year.
Over the years, handlers from all
over the world have gathered in
Meeker— drawn by the sheep and the
rough 600-yard-high altitude course.
Meeker sheep are known as tough and
independent ones that challenge even
the best dog and handler teams as they
work together to maneuver the group
through the series of obstacles.
Mimicking real-life situations
when working on the farm or ranch,
the amazing teamwork that exists
between the handler and his sheepdog
is remarkable to watch and attracts
visitors to Meeker each year. It takes
750 sheep to provide each handler
with a fresh group for qualifying runs.
Meeker Classic entries have
grown from 64 dogs in 1987 to 270
entries in 2016 from across the US,
Canada and Brazil. Those 270 entrees
are narrowed down through a draw
process to the 140 dogs that ultimately compete.
Originally held at the Seely Ranch
up Flag Creek, the trials have moved
twice since then—first to Walt
Brown’s hayfield at the junction of
Highway 13 and 64 a couple miles
west of town, and then to the current
site at Ute Park, just west of the
Meeker city limits.
Evolving into an event that intertwines five days of sheepdog trials,
education, culture and trade, the
Meeker Classic stands testimony to
the community that built it. Events
and attractions associated with the
event continue to grow and change
each year.
The perennial favorites remain as
well—the artisan craft and food fair,
art contest and auction, lamb cook-off,
flyball and agility dogs, petting farm,
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pancake breakfast, barbecues, educational seminars and demonstrations.
This years’ educational demonstrations will feature spinning and
weaving, Navajo culture and traditions, felting, saddle making, border
collie training, dutch oven cooking
and so much more. Youth art programs are now offered in the education tent during the final weekend.
Entertainment events have
expanded into a major solo concert by
Michael Martin Murphey on Thursday
evening following the art reception, a
free Screening of the award winning
film “UNBranded” on Friday evening
and Saturday evening at the Rio
Blanco County Fairgrounds with an
outdoor concert featuring a cowboy
entertaining duo, Gary McMahan and
Dave Munsick, a Lions Club barbeque
and an arena trail.
The educational aspects of the
event now feature a School Outreach
Program that hosts more than 500 students annually. Organized school
groups from across Northwest
Colorado attend the Meeker Classic,
Wednesday through Friday, free of
charge. The opportunity for students
to spend some time at the Meeker
Classic often paves the beginning of a
year-long learning journey as teachers
use the experience to reinforce the
core subjects taught in their classroom.
Governed by a 14-member board
of directors that meets monthly during
the year, it takes the work of 350-plus
volunteers annually to orchestrate the
event.
The Meeker Classic originated out
of an economic slump, has survived
the economic ups and downs of the
nation’s economy over the years and
remains a viable, tangible event for the
community.
So much has changed, yet Meeker
still remains the same—a place where
time stands still, where dogs, sheep,
handlers and visitors gather each year
to celebrate the sport of sheepdog trials and the Meeker Classic.
The efforts of thousands of volunteers who have contributed countless
hours have made the Meeker Classic
the standard to which any trial and
event might aspire to meet.
Saturday, Sept. 3—Monday, Sept. 5
Saturday, Sept. 3
FAST, FLAT AND FREE 5K
8am at Elks Park
BLUE MOUNTAIN HALF
MARATHON
7:30am start time - Shuttle
to Blue Mountain at 7am from
Playground Pavilion (Must preregister for shirt & medal - $35)
WAGON WHEEL RIDE RANGELY UTV
9am-4pm starting at Kevin Poole Baseball Field
(Sponsored by WRBM Rec & Park District)
BIKE RALLY
9am-12pm at Elks Park (Presented by the Rangely
Police Department)
MEET THE TANK
9-11am at The Tank
EVENING MEET THE TANK
6-9pm at The Tank
DAY IN THE PARK (Sponsored by WRBMRPD)
1-4pm at Elks Park (Free inflatables for all ages, bring a
picnic basket for lunch.)
BENCH PRESS CONTEST
(Men & Women Divisions - 15 & up)
2pm to finish at Elks Park Pavilion
7TH ANNUAL ROCK ‘N BULL
7pm to finish at Columbine Fairgrounds
$20 VIP, $10 Adults, $5 Kids,
Under 3 FREE
Sunday, Sept. 4
ADULTS & CHILDREN
Sunday School 10am Sun.
Church Service 11am Sun.
Bible Study 7pm Wed.
WAGON WHEEL RIDE
RANGELY UTV
9am-4pm starting at Kevin
Poole Baseball Field
(Sponsored by WRBM Rec
& Park District)
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
1pm to finish at Rangely Museum
CHILI COOK-OFF CONTEST
3pm at Elks Park Main Pavilion
MUDDY DIP ‘N DASH (Obstacle Course)
5:30pm to finish at old Parkview site
MUD TUG O’ WAR (Teams of 5)
7:30pmto finish at old Parkview site
MEET THE TANK
7-9pm at The Tank
SUNDAY EVENING DINNER & A MOVIE
6pm at Elks Park Pavilion
OFFICE HOURS
Mon. - Fri. 9am-12pm
Monday, Sept. 5
Meeker
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FIREMAN’S PANCAKE
BREAKFAST
6:30-8:30pm at Rangely
Fire Station
STAR SPANGLED PARADE
9-10am on Main Street
CRAFT FAIR & CAR SHOW
10am-5pm at Elks Park
BARBECUE IN THE PARK
($2/PERSON MINIMUM DONATION)
1-3pm at Elks Park
DUCK RACE (Sponsored by STUCO)
5-6pm at Green River Bridge
FREE CONCERT
6:30pm at Elks Park Softball Field
Call Rec Center at 675-8211 for more information!
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Coed softball league
crowns new champion
By BOBBY GUTIERREZ
[email protected]
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Team Ripped Shorts are the 2016 champions of the ERBM Recreation & Park District Adult Coed Softball
Tournament held in Meeker on Aug. 13. Team ERBM was second and Team New Creation Church of
Meeker was third. Pictured left to right are champs: Greg Chintala, Bill deVergie, Amanda Jessop, Kathy
deVergie, Troy Browning, Jessica Browning, Brady Jensen, Samantha Wilson, Brandon Gorney, Matt
Gregory and Kris Casey.
Selle welcomes students to new school year
FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
By CHRIS SELLE
MEEKER SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUPERINTENDENT
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I This is an open letter from your Meeker
school superintendent to Meeker’s parents, guardians,
students and community members:
As implied in our district vision statement,
“Excellence in All We Do.” our purpose is to instill
Meeker Excellence in the students who attend our
schools.
The Meeker School District exists to meet the needs
of students.
We help students learn. We help them grow. We help
them believe. We help them try. We do these things
while providing an environment that is physically, emotionally and mentally safe for all students while also
building accountability for their own behaviors.
We challenge students to pursue excellence because
we know their potential and long to see them achieve
success.
At times, our task is monumental, but we are rewarded with daily miracles while accomplishing this task.
We directly confront our challenges because we know it is our
privilege to foster curiosity, build discipline, provide support, expect
excellence, embrace diversity, conquer adversity and share joy with our
students so they are prepared to
become successful and contributing
members of society.
We take all children, regardless of
their background, and hold them to
Chris Selle
high expectations in order to maximize the success of their school experience. We do this with some students for only a few
days. For others, we enjoy their presence in our buildings and classrooms for 13 years.
Regardless of the length of time students are with us,
it is our opportunity, privilege and responsibility every
day to positively impact the lives of the children in our
care. Every moment of every hour of every day of every
school year we are entrusted with the possibility, and
embrace the opportunity, to instill Meeker Excellence in
the life of every child.
Welcome to the Meeker School District!
2016 RIO BLANCO COUNTY FAIR RESULTS
County Shoot Out Results—July 23,
2016
Modified Compound Archery, Jr.—
Emily Archuleta (Score 98)—Grand
Champion
Modified Traditional Archery, Jr.—
Kayla Scott (Score 73)—Grand Champion
Savannah Taylor (Score 42)—Reserve
Champion
Drew Drake (Score 40)—3rd Place
Dechlin Taylor (Score 8)—4th Place
Modified Traditional Archery, Int.—
Ethan Drake (Score 70)—Grand
Champion
Shauna Lapp (Score 25)—Reserve
Champion
Compound Limited Archery, Jr.—
Ryan Sullivan (Score 139)—Grand
Champion
Mason Allen (Score 115)—Reserve
Champion
Montey Franklin (Score 93)—3rd Place
Judd Harvey (Score 18)—4th Place
Compound Limited Archery, Int.—
Kyle Wangnild (Score 159)—Grand
Champion
Cori Mohr (Score 91)—Reserve
Champion
Sarah Kracht (Score 88)—3rd Place
Austin Lopez (Score 84—4th Place
Compound Limited Archery, Sr.—
Kiyoko Thelen (Combined Score 349)—
Grand Champion
Traditional Archery, Int–
Makenzie Manchester (Score 31)—Grand
Champion
Hailey Scott (Score 23)—Reserve
Champion
Traditional Archery, Sr.—
Elena Forbes (Combined Score 120)—
Grand Champion
Jordan Fiscus (Combined Score 109)—
Reserve Champion
Compound Traditional Archery, Sr—
Riley Boydstun (Combined Score 232)—
Grand Champion
Western Heritage—
Desperados 9-11
Doc Holliday (aka Austin Lopez) 19”86
seconds, 0 penalties—1st place
Laura Ingalls (aka Kayla Scott) 56”27 seconds, 1 penalty—2nd place
Rimfires 12-19
Billy the Kid (aka Justin Piloni) 57”91 seconds, 5 penalties—1st place
Street James (aka Reese Harvey)
1’08”64, 2 penalties—2nd place
Sarah Montgomery (aka Hailey Scott)
1’42”12, 5 penalties—3rd place
Overall Western Heritage Shooter
Doc Holliday (aka Austin Lopez)—Grand
Champion
Billy The Kid (aka Justin Piloni)—Reserve
Champion
.22 Hunt, Jr—
Kayla Scott (Score 99)—Grand Champion
Matthew Willey (Score 92)—Reserve
Champion
Drew Drake (Score 86)—3rd Place
Landin Lopez (Score 79)—4th Place
Kristalyn Piloni (Score 76)—5th Place
Dawson Willey (Score 65)—6th Place
Coy Richardson (Score 62)
.22 Hunt, Int—
Mackenzie Manchester (Score 163)—
Grand Champion
Sarah Kracht (Score 123)—Reserve
Champion
Ethan Drake (Score 65)—3rd Place
Cori Mohr (Score 49)—4th Place
.22 Hunt, Sr.—
Andrew Kracht (Score 244)—Grand
Champion
Dalton Dembowski (Score 114)—Reserve
Champion
.22 Scope, Jr—
Dawson Willey (Score 131)—Grand
Champion
Matthew Willey (Score 77)—Reserve
Champion
.22 Scope, Int.—
Anthony Garner (Score 199)—Grand
Champion
Del Garner (Score 182)—Reserve
Champion
Hailey Scott (Score 116)—3rd Place
.22 Scope, Sr.—
Dayton Willey (Score 212)—Grand
Champion
Justin Rusher (Score 69)—Reserve
Champion
.22 4P, Sr.—
Andrew Kracht (Score 253)—Grand
Champion
Dayton Willey (Score 200)—Reserve
Champion
Shotgun, Jr.—
Connor Blunt (Score 30)—Grand
Champion
Cade Blunt (Score 18)—Reserve
Champion
Fisher Winder (Score 18)—Reserve
Champion
Brooke Archuleta (Score 11)—3rd Place
Kevin Wren (Score 8)—4th Place
Shotgun, Int.—
Del Garner (Score 44)—Grand Champion
ing.
After the first round-robin, New
Creation defeated ERBM, then
ERBM defeated Ripped Shorts and
Ripped Shorts defeated New
Creation.
Total points scored were used to
determine the seeding and only two
points separated the three teams.
Ripped Shorts scored 54 points,
ERBM scored 53 and New Creation
scored 52. Ripped shorts earned a
bye into the championship game,
while ERBM had to defeat New
Creation to advance to the title game,
which it did. Ripped Shorts avenged
their loss and beat ERBM 16-9 to
win the championship and bragging
rights for the next year.
“It was a super close tournament,” Pfister said.
fy a comprehensive travel network
that provides good public access balanced with protection of sensitive
areas and resources.”
The preliminary alternatives are
online at bit.ly/2aLnDKx.
“Before we begin a detailed analysis of these alternatives through an
environmental assessment, we are taking this extra step of asking the public
to review them,” Walter said. “In particular, have we included an adequate
range of alternatives? Do you see any
issues with the alternatives?”
The BLM will host two public
open house meetings about these preliminary alternatives from 5-7 p.m. on
Aug. 30 in Meeker at the Public
Library, 490 Main St.; and Aug. 31, in
Rangely at the Western Rio Blanco
Metropolitan Recreation Center, 611
S. Stanolind Ave.
Comments will be most effective
if received by Sept. 30. Comments
may
be
sent
to
[email protected] or by
mail to Heather Sauls, BLM White
River Field Office, 220 East Market
St., Meeker, Colo. 81641.
Before including your address,
phone number, e-mail address or other
personal identifying information in
your comment, you should be aware
that your entire comment—including
your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available
at any time.
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review,
we cannot guarantee that we will be
able to do so.
BLM needs comments on roads
within White River Field Office
Special to the Herald Times
RBC I On Monday, the Bureau of
Land Management released for public
review preliminary alternatives detailing travel management area designations within the 1.5-million acre White
River Field Office in northwestern
Colorado.
The preliminary alternatives designate which areas within the field
office would be open to cross-country
motorized and mechanized use, which
would be limited to designated routes
and which would be closed to motorized and mechanized vehicles.
“Once we complete these area
designations in 2017, we will begin
detailed, route-by-route evaluations,”
said White River Field Manager Kent
Walter. “Our ultimate goal is to identi-
Int.—Madison Kindler—Grand Champion
Int.—Emily Amick—Reserve Champion
Sr.—Amber Elliott—Grand Champion
Sr.—Grace McSweeney—Reserve
Champion
Adult—Kathy Buffham—Grand Champion
Adult—Heather Waters—Reserve
Champion
Hi Point Speed
PeeWee—Jace Vroman—Grand
Champion
PeeWee—Leah Wood—Reserve
Champion
Jr.—Melayni Wangnild—Grand Champion
Jr.—Brendan Clatterbaugh—Reserve
Champion
Int.—Madison Kindler—Grand Champion
Int.—Kelton Turner—Reserve Champion
Sr.—Kenzie Turner—Grand Champion
Sr.—Ellie Anderson—Reserve Champion
Adult—Kathy Buffham—Grand Champion
Horse Show—July 29-30, 2016
Adult—Shelley Massey—Reserve
Team Roping
Champion
Mixed Century 1st Place—Dee Norell
Halter
(Header) & Bill Plummer (Heeler)
Mare—Taylor Elliott—Grand Champion
Switch Ender 1st Place—Neal Brennan
Mare—Phalon Osborn—Reserve
(Header) & Rowdy Atwood (Heeler)
Champion
Jr, Sr, & All Girls 1st Place—
Gelding—Heather Waters—Grand
(Header) & Louis Vilapondo (Heeler)
Champion
All Youth 1st Place—Ellie Anderson
Gelding—Karli Wagner—Reserve
(Header) & Lane Anderson (Heeler)
Champion
Open Roping 1st Place—Cody Edinger
4H Champions
(Header) & Bill Plummer (Heeler)
Showmanship Jr.—Deana Wood—Grand
Champion
Hi Point Performance
PeeWee—Leah Wood—Grand Champion Showmanship Jr.—Eva Scritchfield—
Reserve Champion
PeeWee—Jace Vroman—Reserve
Showmanship Int.—Anna Lee Goodwin—
Champion
Grand Champion
Jr.—Deana Wood—Grand Champion
Showmanship Int.—Madison Kindler—
Jr.—Karli Wagner—Reserve Champion
Anthony Dorris (Score 36)—Reserve
Champion
Justin Piloni (Score 36)—3rd Place
Andrew Dorris (Score 35)—4th Place
Keihlin Myers (Score 30)—5th Place
Dax Sheridan (Score 29)—6th Place
Anthony Garner (Score 24)
Kelton Turner (Score 20)
Hailey Scott (Score 18)
Aspen Low (Score 15)
Alex Black (Score 14)
Shotgun, Sr.—
Clay Anderson (Score 36)—Grand
Champion
Paityn Myers (Score 33)—Reserve
Champion
Nishiko Thelen (Score 26)—3rd Place
Dalton Dembowski (Score 24)—4th Place
Justin Rusher (Score 19)—5th Place
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Antoinette Dorris
Rangely Fair Champion
MEEKER I After two months
of scheduled games and a doubleelimination tournament, a new
champion was crowned in the 2016
Coed Softball league, sponsored by
the ERBM Recreation and Parks
District. Six teams started the 2016
Coed Softball season and three finished the tournament.
Defending champion Ace
Trucking finished the season undefeated and entered the tournament as
the number one seed, while Ripped
Shorts was second, ERBM third,
Faith Baptist fourth, New Creation
fifth and Wendll’s Pitch Slappers finished the season and the tournament
at the bottom.
There were no surprises in the
first two rounds of the tournament,
which were played at Paintbrush
Park on a Wednesday, with the
championship
games
played
Saturday last. One of the biggest
challenges for teams is to gather
enough players to field a team and
the challenge continued in the tournament, which left only three teams
for Saturday’s games.
“We played a round-robin to
determine seeding then played each
other again,” Mike Pfister, recreation
coordinator said of the championship
games. With the defending champions unable to field a team for
Saturday’s games, there was more
parity with the three remaining
teams, so much so, a tiebreaker was
needed to determine the final seed-
Reserve Champion
Showmanship Sr.—Phalon Osborn—
Grand Champion
Horsemanship Jr—Deana Wood—Grand
Champion
Horsemanship Jr.—Eva Scritchfield—
Reserve Champion
Horsemanship Int.—Emily Amick—Grand
Champion
Horsemanship Int.—Madison Kindler—
Reserve Champion
Horsemanship Sr.—Phalon Osborn—
Grand Champion
Dog Show Aug. 1, 2016
Hi-Point Overall Champion—Montey
Franklin
Hi-Point Overall Reserve Champion—
Grace Roberts
Showmanship Junior Novice—
Montey Franklin—1st Place
Showmanship Junior—
Kayla Scott—1st Place
Brooke Archuleta—2nd Place
Showmanship Intermediate—
Grace Roberts—1st Place
Hailey Scott—2nd Place
Obedience Beginner Novice A—
Montey Franklin—1st Place
Obedience Beginner Novice B—
Grace Roberts—1st Place
Kayla Scott—2nd Place
Obedience Beginner Novice C (1st
year)—
Brooke Archuleta—1st Place
Obedience Novice B—
Hailey Scott—1st Place
Puppy open Obedience Class—
Eva Scritchfield—1st Place
Fashion Review
Best of Show—Kolbi Franklin
Unit 1—Jr.
Haley Weston—1st Place
Neveah LeBlanc—2nd Place
Aimee Shults—3rd Place
Lissbeth Sanchez—4th Place
Kayla Scott—5th Place
Unit 2—Int.
Hadley Franklin—1st Place
Tacy Crawford—2nd Place
Hailey Scott—3rd Place
Unit 1—Sr.
Kolbi Franklin—1st Place
4H Projects
Sports fishing Jr.—
Judd Harvey—Grand Champion (Selected
for State Fair)
Kayla Scott—Reserve Champion
Judd Harvey—Best of Show
Sports fishing Int.—
Hailey Scott—Grand Champion
Sports fishing Sr.—
Lorena Martinez—Grand Champion
Gardening Sr.—
Lorena Martinez—Grand Champion
Cooking Jr.—
Tanner Goodwin—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Cooking Int.—
Annalee Goodwin—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Cooking Sr.—
Jordan Goodwin—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
2016 RIO BLANCO COUNTY FAIR RESULTS
Nishiko Thelen—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
.22 Rifle, Jr.—
Cake Decorating Jr.—
Dawson
Willey—Grand Champion
Birdie McCaffrey—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Kristalyn Piloni—Reserve Champion Drew Drake—Reserve Champion
.22 Rifle, Int.—
Lissbeth Sanchez—3rd Place
Sarah Kracht—Grand Champion
Isabella Blazon—4th Place
(Selected for State Fair)
.22 Rifle, Sr.—
Birdie McCaffrey—Best in Show
Dayton Willey—Grand Champion
Cake Decorating Int.—
(Selected for State Fair)
Grace Roberts—Grand Champion
.22 Rifle Stand Alone, Jr.—
(Selected for State Fair)
Landin Lopez—Grand Champion
Global Citizenship—
(Selected for State Fair)
Hadley Franklin—Grand Champion
Matthew Willey—Reserve Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Kristalyn Piloni—3rd Place
Coy Richardson—4th Place
Clothing Construction
.22 Rifle Stand Alone, Int.—
Unit 8, Int.—
Anthony Garner—Grand Champion
Tacy Crawford—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Cori Mohr—Reserve Champion
Unit 2, Jr—
Neveah LeBlanc—Grand Champion Del Garner—3rd Place
Mackenzie Manchester—4th Place
(Selected for State Fair)
Haley Weston—Reserve Champion .22 Rifle Stand Alone, Sr.—
Dalton Dembowski—Grand
Aimee Shults—3rd Place
Champion (Selected for State Fair)
Unit 1, Int—
Justin Rusher—Reserve Champion
Hailey Scott—Grand Champion
Archery Stand Alone, Sr.—
Unit 1, Jr.—
Lissbeth Sanchez—Grand Champion Jordan Fiscus—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Elena Forbes—Reserve Champion
Kayla Scott—Reserve Champion
Jarrod Fiscus—3rd Place
Lissbeth Sanchez—3rd Place
Lane Carlson—4th Place
Unit 3, Sr—
Anna Forbes—5th Place
Kolbi Franklin—Grand Champion
Kiyoko Thelen—6th Place
(Selected for State Fair)
Best of Show—Jarrod Fiscus
Unit 3, Int—
Archery Stand Alone, Int.—
Hadley Franklin—Grand Champion
Joseph MacKay—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Best of Show—Hadley Franklin
Kyle Wangnild—Reserve Champion
Entomology
Austin Lopez—3rd Place
Int.—
Archery Stand Alone, Jr. –
Gabriel Richardson—Grand
Dechlin Taylor—Grand Champion
Champion (Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Jr.—
Savannah Taylor—Reserve
Oliver Holmes—Grand Champion
Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Sam Smithers—Reserve Champion Ryan Sullivan—3rd Place
Archery Display Board, Sr. –
Gage Richardson—3rd Place
Riley Boydstun—Grand Champion
Gabe Smithers—4th Place
(Selected for State Fair)
Andrew Kracht—Reserve Champion
Shooting Sports
Archery Display Board, Int. –
Western Heritage
Ethan Drake—Grand Champion
Sr.—Reese Harvey—1st place
Int.—Hailey Scott—Grand Champion (Selected for State Fair)
Shauna Lapp—Reserve Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Archery Display Board, Jr. –
Shotgun Unit 436, Jr—
Judd Harvey—Grand Champion
Kevin Wren—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
(Selected for State Fair)
Fischer Winder—Reserve Champion Montey Franklin—Reserve Champion
Emily Archuleta—3rd Place
Brooke Archuleta—3rd Place
Secretary Books –
Connor Blunt—4th Place
Paityn Myers—1st Place
Cade Blunt—5th Place
Tatumn
Kennedy—2nd Place
Shotgun Unit 437, Int—
Treasurer Books –
Kehlin Myers—Grand Champion
Kinzy Burke—2nd Place
(Selected for State Fair)
Andrew Dorris—Reserve Champion Self Determined (Reading)—
Jr—Drew Drake—Grand Champion
Anthony Dorris—3rd Place
Int—Ethan Drake—Grand Champion
Aspen Low—4th Place
(Selected for State Fair)
Kiley Goshe—5th Place
Best of Show—Ethan Drake
Chloe Goshe—6th Place
Shotgun Unit 464, Int—
Leathercraft –
Justin Piloni—Grand Champion
Unit 1, Jr.—Judd Harvey—Reserve
(Selected for State Fair)
Champion
Dax Sheridan—Reserve Champion
Unit 3, Int.—Rowdy Rosendahl—
Kelton Turner—3rd Place
Grand Champion (Selected for State
Shotgun Unit 438, Sr—
Fair)
Paityn Myers—Grand Champion
Unit 3, Jr—Amy Jo Rosendahl—
(Selected for State Fair)
Reserve Champion
Austin Ficken—Reserve Champion
Unit 4, Int.—Hailey Scott—Reserve
Shotgun Unit 465, Sr –
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Champion
Unit 8, Jr—Jayde Turner—Grand
Champion (Selected for State Fair)
Unit 8, Sr—Kasey Rosendahl—
Grand Champion (Selected for State
Fair)
Unit 9, Int—Chayton Bumguardner—
Grand Champion (Selected for State
Fair)
Model Rockets –
Unit 4, Jr.—
Kayla Scott—Grand Champion
(Selected for State Fair)
Cade Greager—Reserve Champion
Unit 2, Jr—
Dartagnan Goodwin—Grand
Champion
Poultry
4H Showmanship Jr.—
Emily Archuleta—Grand Champion
4H Showmanship Sr. –
Mary Baylie—Grand Champion
Breeding Sr.—
Mary Baylie—1st Place
Mary Baylie—2nd Place
4H Market Geese Jr.—
Emily Archuleta—Grand Champion
Open Poultry—
Class 6601—
Jill Ward—1st Place
Jill Ward—2nd Place
Hayden Garcia—3rd Place
Open Rooster—
Class 6601—
Miles Franklin—1st Place
Class 6602—
Reed Kelly—1st Place
Chayton Bumguardner—2nd Place
Reed Kelly—3rd Place
Reed Kelly—4th Place
Trio Class—
Reed Kelly—1st Place
Class 6603—
Sonya Garcia—1st Place
Class 6604—
Hayden Garcia—1st Place
Reed Kelly—2nd Place
Class 6605—
Miles Franklin—1st Place
Class 6606—
Hoyt Garcia—1st Place
Hoyt Garcia—2nd Place
Class 6616—
Hayden Garcia—1st Place
Hoyt Garcia—2nd Place
Hayden Garcia—3rd Place
Sonya Garcia—4th Place
Class 6617—
Brooke Archuleta—1st Place
Aaron Archuleta—2nd Place
Emily Archuleta—1st Place
Best of Show—Emily Archuleta
Class 6619—
Jill Ward—1st Place
Jill Ward—2nd Place
Rabbit—
Jr Showmanship—
Jessica Pelloni—1st Place
Jade Miller—2nd Place
Neveah LeBlanc—3rd Place
Int Showmanship—
Whitney Rusher—1st Place
Sierra Gomez—2nd Place
Kelsay Atchley—3rd Place
Chayton Bumguardner—4th Place
Del Garner—5th Place
Sr Showmanship—
Lena Forbes—1st Place
Anna Forbes—2nd Place
Class 6004—
Jessica Pelloni—1st Place
Whitney Rusher—2nd Place
Del Garner—3rd Place
Jade Miller—4th Place
Anna Forbes—5th Place
Elena Forbes—6th Place
Del Garner—
Class 6005—
Sierra Gomez—1st Place
Del Garner—2nd Place
Anna Forbes—3rd Place
Elena Forbes—4th Place
Class 6008—
Whitney Rusher—1st Place
Sierra Gomez—2nd Place
Whitney Rusher—3rd Place
Kelsay Atchley—4th Place
Class 6006—
Sierra Gomez—1st Place
Class 6007—
Whitney Rusher—Grand Champion
Whitney Rusher—Reserve Champion
Chayton Bumguardner—3rd Place
Jessica Pelloni—4th Place
Jade Miller—5th Place
Kelsay Atchley—6th Place
Anna Forbes—
Neveah LeBlanc—
Elena Forbes—
Class 7701—
Bonnie Coryell—1st Place
Sonya Garcia—2nd Place
Elena Forbes—3rd Place
Anna Forbes—4th Place
Chayton Bumguardner—5th Place
Class 7703—
Hoyt Garcia—1st Place
Hayden Garcia—2nd Place
Sonya Garcia—3rd Place
Del Garner—4th Place
Class 7704—
Bonnie Coryell—1st Place
Jessica Pelloni—2nd Place
Anna Forbes—3rd Place
Hayden Garcia—4th Place
Chayton Bumguardner—5th Place
Elena Forbes—6th Place
Del Garner—
Class 7705—
Sonya Garcia—1st Place
Class 7706—
Hoyt Garcia—1st Place
Whitney Rusher—2nd Place
Hayden Garcia—3rd Place
Del Garner—4th Place
Whitney Rusher—5th Place
Better City strategy may aid Rangely
Special to the Herald Times
RANGELY I The Town of
Rangely, Rio Blanco County and
Better City LLC have been working
together for the last 18 months to
develop, refine and implement a strategy to attract private investment into
the Town of Rangely and to create
new opportunities for employment
and economic prosperity.
These efforts have culminated in
the identification of a development
opportunity that would create new
options for housing in the community,
particularly for students at CNCC.
The housing component is critical
because CNCC is currently near
capacity for student housing, and in
order to grow programs as part of its
ongoing commitment to the Town of
Rangely, the college needs additional
capacity for new students.
The retail component of the project is designed to meet two of the
community’s most expressed desires:
a robust, full-service grocery store that
eliminates the need for frequent trips
to Vernal or Grand Junction, and a
family/young adult entertainment
venue such as bowling, arcade, skating rink, etc.
Several potential sites have been
identified within the town, and,
depending on which location is ultimately selected, river recreation
rentals such as kayaks, rafts etc., as
well as mountain bikes could be added
to help provide an additional source of
revenue for the retail operator.
By joining these projects into one,
each component will assist the entire
development and will help create critical mass to ensure a successful outcome overall.
In other words, Town Manager
Peter Brixius said, the retail and entertainment options will help recruit and
retain students and staff. In turn, the
proximity of housing adjacent to the
proposed retail and entertainment center will provide easy access to individ-
uals that will patronize the retail
stores.
By themselves, any one of these
projects would struggle in a rural community like Rangely, but by joining
together and sharing overhead and
development costs, economic modeling has shown that these projects are
feasible and sustainable through a
public-private partnership.
Brixius explained that the publicsector invests through responsible and
well-vetted means to change the project dynamics sufficiently so that the
project becomes attractive to a private-sector operator. The private-sector operator takes on operational risk
and the public-sector benefits by
adding assets and venues without paying for the entire cost.
The details of this public-private
partnership will be determined in the
coming weeks and months, but the
project stands as a great opportunity to
inject private investment into the
Town of Rangely.
Sheep Lead Results
BOYS
Wee Peep
1st Milo Brennan
2nd John Raley
Bo Peep
1st Miles Franklin
2nd Thomas Theos
3rd Teagn Smith
GIRLS
Little Bo Peep
1st Josephine Coryell
2nd Hannah Coryell
3rd Brodee Kilduff
Wee Peep
1st Jada Gould
2nd Hattie Brennan
3rd Grayson Coryell
Bo Peep
1st Leah Wood
2nd Angelina Forunato
3rd Braydin Raley
RANGELY PANTHERS
Colorado CPA
Services, PC
118 W. Main St., Rangely, CO
675-2222
Bank of the San Juans
222 W. Main, Rangely, CO
675-8481
W.C. Striegel
17030 Hwy. 64 Rangely, CO
675-8444
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675-3010
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259 Crest, Rangely, CO
675-2259
Ma Famiglia Restaurant
Henry & Kris Arcolesse
410 Market, Meeker, CO
878-4141
White River Electric
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233 Sixth St., Meeker, CO
878-5041
Coulter Aviation
Meeker, CO
878-5045
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485 Market St., Meeker, CO
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271 E. Market, Meeker, CO
878-5868
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500 Main, Meeker, CO
878-5073
Go-Fer Foods & Deli
812 Market St., Meeker, CO
878-5381
10A G NEWS
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Makelle Grace Aldridge was born
Sunday, July 14, 2016, at 12:35
a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10
ounces and measuring 20 inches
long. Makelle is the daughter of
Scott and Cortney Aldridge and
was welcomed home by her brother, Kyden, and sister, Kinley.
Maternal grandparents are Dennis
and Torrie Cook and maternal
great-grandparents are Torrance
and Connie Hughes, and Rex and
Lillian Cook, all from Meeker.
Paternal grandparents are Bruce
and Leslie Aldridge and paternal
great-grandparents are Quen and
Jane Hammond, all from Brighton,
Colo.
BIRTH...
COURTESY PHOTO
OBITUARIES
Deena Hallmark Archibeque
Deena Hallmark Archibeque was
born in 1959 in Colorado Springs to
Robert and Patsy Hallmark.
Deena was actually raised by Pat
and J.O. Wieland and grew up in Rio
Blanco County, Colo.
Deena really went to a one-room
school house called Rock School,
just like the Little House on the
Prairie. They lived on a ranch with
her brother, Robert, and sister, Vicki.
I think this is one of the places that
really formed her life; this is where
tragedy could have stuck. Deena was
severely burned and almost died at
the age of nine but she survived. She
was truly Country Strong.
The family moved to the Town of
Meeker, Colo., in 1972, when Deena
was in sixth grade. She was very
self-conscious and humble because
of the scarring from the burns. To her
credit, she became very popular and
made friends easily, many that she
was still friends with as adults. She
was a cheerleader and even
Homecoming queen her senior year
in 1977.
Gerald Dickman, born in
Meeker, Colo., Aug. 16, 1925,
passed away on Sunday Aug. 7,
2016.
He is survived by: daughter
Lorie Dickman; son Rex Dickman;
and grandchildren Robert and Amy.
His wife of more than 50 years,
Doralee, preceded him in death
seven years ago.
Upon being graduated from
Meeker High School, Gerald joined
the Navy. After serving in World
War ll, Gerald become the postmaster in Meeker, where he was well
loved and respected in this position
for 35 years.
July 23, 1959~Feb. 9, 2015
After high school, Deena went to
a medical technician school in
Denver for a year, was graduated,
and then moved to Grand Junction,
Colo., and worked for a dermatologist. Then another life changing
experience happened, her mom
passed away when she was only 23.
So many times she would wish to
talk to her mom as our lives went on
with the small and big challenges.
In Grand Junction, Andre and
Deena met in a bar called Suds n
Sounds. They had one dance and
after that she knew she would marry
that guy as she told her friends. They
were wed on June 12, 1982, and
that’s when the adventure began.
They traveled right from the
beginning and, after a little while, a
little addition named Alex came
along in 1985. From Utah to
Massachusetts and then in New
Jersey, they stayed together when
another addition was added named
Nicole. Andre worked as an electrician while Deena worked in several
doctors’ offices.
They finally
ended up in the
Pacific Northwest
in Vancouver,
Wash. Deena
again would work
for doctors’
offices after the
children started
school. Andre
Deena
started coaching
Hallmark
and Deena
Archibeque
learned the term
“Team Mom.” After a few years, she
learned to delegate and others were
asked to be team moms, but she was
always right there for a child that
needed a ride or extra snacks or
maybe just a hug after a rough game;
truly our teams’ biggest fan.
Working, team mom, cooking,
cleaning, all of this and still such a
sweet person to all. Deena was a
beautiful and amazing person; she
raised a family, became a successful
business owner and bravely fought
cancer for 20 years. Deena still had
smile on her face and faith in God.
Aug. 16, 1925~Aug. 7, 2016
grandfather,
father-in-law,
uncle and friend
to many. Those
who knew him
remember his
warm smile and
gracious manner.
Graveside
services will be
Gerald
held at 1 p.m. on
Dickman
Monday, Aug.
22, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Veteran’s
Memorial Cemetery of Western
Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway,
Grand Junction, Colo.
Gerald Dickman
On the side, he ran the movie
projector at what was referred to as
the Show Hall by many locals.
Gerald and Doralee also operated
and owned the A&W in Meeker for
many years.
After retiring from the Postal
Service, Gerald moved to Palisade,
where he and Doralee bought and
ran an apartment complex for a few
years, then retiring to their summer
home in Grand Junction and winter
home in Sun City, Ariz.
Gerald loved to golf, fish, walk
and hunt, and he immensely
enjoyed playing poker with friends.
Gerald was a great father,
Alfred Marlin George
Marlin George passed away
peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016,
at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by
his family.
Marlin was born in Rifle, Colo.,
to Alfred and Bertha George. He was
Aug. 2, 1938~July 18, 2016
preceded in death by his parents and
one brother, Dick George of
Fairbanks, Alaska.
The George family moved to
Meeker in 1955, when Marlin’s parents and grandparents ran the Meeker
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he attended Colorado State
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In 1959, he married Patricia Ann
Collins (Anderson), and together they
had four children: Edy Lynn of
Meeker, Colo., Jim and his wife
Cheryl George of Aurora, Colo., Jody
(George) and Lonnie Tate of
Palisade, Colo., and Tom and
Jennifer George of San Antonio,
Texas.
In 1981, Marlin married Sally
Caywood. With this union, Marlin
inherited three additional children:
Teresa and her husband, Jeff Catt, of
Clifton, Colo., Charlie and his wife,
Celeste Caywood, of Colorado
Springs, Colo., and Clay and his
wife, Melissa Caywood, of Delta,
Colo.
After graduating from CSU,
Marlin began his teaching career in
Grover, Colo. He later taught,
coached and served as both the assistant principal of Delta High School
and principal of Delta Junior High.
From that position, he went to
Cedaredge, Colo., where he was the
principal of Cedardge Jr./Sr. High
School.
Marlin laughed about “retiring”
from his jr/sr high assignment and
advancing his career by moving into
the position of principal of
Cedaredge Elementary, where he
stayed until retiring from public education.
Marlin served on the Colorado
High School Activities Association
for several years while in the
Cedaredge school system. Hen loved
working with young people and helping them to explore the possibilities
of life.
Memory lives on in the hearts of:
his brothers, Tony George of
Roseburg, Calif., and Tom and his
wife, Ilene George, of Winnemucca,
Nev.; four children; three stepchildren; 20 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts and friends.
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Rio Blanco County Fair: Animals are receiving top-notch care
SEAN McMAHON PHOTOS
Jenna Walsh was the proud owner of this pig in the Rio Blanco County Fair swine competition. The swine
took reserve champion in the market class, bringing in $2,700 in the 4-H Youth Livestock Auction. It was
purchased by Master Petroleum and Mountain Valley Bank.
Also during the 4-H Youth Livestock Auction, Damien Kent shows off his pig, which won the ribbon for
Grand Champion for market swine. The pig brought in $4,500 and was purchased by Mike Lopez.
Macy Collins can be seen here with her Grand Champion-award winning market goat. Collins won several other life-stock related awards
and ribbons as well as ribbons for her other non-animal 4-H exhibition entries.
Once again at the livestock auction, Trai Kennedy was parading his
reserve champion market goat. Kennedy’s goat raised $1,100 in the
auction and it was purchased by Northwest Auto.
Proving she can control her sheep, Antoinette Dorris shows off her
reserve champion in senior sheep showmanship class. First place is
deemed to be grand champion and second place overall is reserve
champion.
Matthew Willey is seen here with his open class champion goat, and
he also had the reserve champion in the goat showmanship class at
the fair.
Tatum Kennedy
also had a lot of
luck showing her
animals at the
Rio Blanco
County Fair, but
here he is showing off her intermediate class
champion in the
goal showmanship class.
Dayton Willey is showing off his reserve champion goat. He and the
goat were presented the second place award in senior goat showmanship class.
There’s no question about where the beef is on this critter, shown by Marryn Shults of Meeker. This
beast took the reserve champion ribbon in the beef showmanship class at the fair.
Lori Ann Klinglesmith was the proud owner of the reserve champion market beef at the recent county
fair. Although there are chickens, rabbits and other poultry at the fair, the four main animals for the competition are beef, swine goats and sheep.
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NILE: Treatment for West Nile limited to supportive care MSD: Budget deficit of $700K
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Most deaths occur in persons older
than 50 years of age.
There is no specific treatment for
infection with these viruses except
supportive care.
Which animals get infected with
these viruses? There are native birds,
which have no natural resilience, and
horses,
Horses are susceptible to infection with WEE and West Nile viruses, but not SLE. Another virus, eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is not
found in Colorado, but could be a
problem if a horse travels to the eastern U.S. These diseases do not seem
to be specific to a particular breed or
age of horse. Clinical signs in a horse
can include lack of coordination or
muscle control.
In 2001, the program expanded
to detect West Nile virus. Western
equine encephalitis (WEE) is distributed across the central and western
United States. St. Louis encephalitis
Here
(SLE) is found throughout the continental United States. California
encephalitis viruses are a group of
several viruses found throughout the
U.S.
West Nile virus historically
occurred in parts of Asia, Eastern
Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
This virus was first detected in the
United States in 1999 during an outbreak in New York City.
These viruses are transmitted to
people and animals by bites from
infected mosquitoes. Only certain
species of mosquitoes carry the virus
and very few mosquitoes actually are
infected. In Colorado, these viruses
are transmitted to people by a species
called Culex tarsalis, a mediumsized mosquito that feeds in the few
hours around dawn and dusk. During
the day, they rest in shady, secluded
areas, such as under porches, roof
overhangs, tall grass, shrubs and
storm sewers. They breed in almost
any source of standing water, including irrigated fields, old tires, hoof
prints, flowerpots, tree holes, or any
puddle of water that lasts for more
than a few days.
Most people who are infected
with mosquito-borne viruses do not
become ill and have no symptoms.
For persons who do become ill, the
time between the mosquito bite and
the onset of symptoms, known as the
incubation period, ranges from 5-15
days.
Two clinically different types of
disease occur in humans: (1) viral
fever syndrome, and (2) encephalitis,
an inflammation of the brain.
Symptoms of the viral fever syndrome include fever, headache and
malaise. These symptoms persist for
a about 2-7 days.
In rare cases, the virus can cause
a more serious brain infection such
as aseptic meningitis or encephalitis.
These infections begin with a sudden
onset of high fever and a headache,
and then may progress to stiff neck,
disorientation, tremors, and malaise.
An infected mosquito can bite
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money in reserve.
Board member Kevin Amack clarified, with full board approval, at the
July 4 meeting that the board would
dip into their more-than-$4-million
reserve for approximately two years
and, if it had to, to use the state’s lowinterest loan fund temporarily to pay
bills in short months, before going
back to the district taxpayers for any
mill levy increase.
“By that time,” Amack said, “The
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DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS
IN WATER DIVISION 6
Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following pages comprise a resume of Applications and Amended Applications filed in the office of
Water Division 6, during the month of JULY, 2016.
2016CW3026 RIO BLANCO COUNTY Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence. Applicant: Puckett Land Company (“PLC”), Attention: Eric R. Stearns,
5460 South Quebec Street, Suite 250, Greenwood Village, CO 80111; 303-763-1000. Direct pleadings to: Peter D. Nichols, Katherine A.D. Ryan, Berg Hill
Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, 1712 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302. 2. Description of Conditional Water Right. a. Name of Structure: White River – Figure 4
Pipeline b. Type: Pipeline c. Date of Original Decree: July 16, 1971, Case No. W-196, District Court in and for Water Division 5, Colorado d. Subsequent
decrees awarding findings of diligence (Case No. and date of decree): W-1683, August 2, 1973; W-196-76, July 28, 1977; 80CW393, April 22, 1981; 84CW345,
March 29, 1985; 88CW365, November 17, 1989; 95CW260, April 23, 1996; 02CW98, September 3, 2003; and 09CW46, July 21, 2010 (Water Division 6) e.
Legal description of point of diversion: The South Bank of the White River at a point whence Corner No. 6, Tract 53, Section 26, T1N, R96W, 6th P.M., bears
South 38°00’ West, a distance of 373 feet. The point of diversion is shown on the map attached as Exhibit 1. f. Alternate legal description: The decreed locations for the point of diversion is set forth above. For purposes of providing additional information in connection with the application, PLC’s engineer estimates that
the point of diversion is located at a point 970 feet south from the north line, 1840 feet west from the east line of Section 26, Township 1 North, Range 96 West,
6th P.M. g. Source of water: White River h. Appropriation date: June 10, 1968 i. Amount: 70 cfs j. Use: Industrial, domestic, and irrigation purposes. Note
that the court cancelled municipal use as a decreed use in Case No. 02CW98. k. Location of irrigation use. The conditional water right will be used for irrigation
in the Piceance Creek and White River basins. PLC currently owns or has interests in the properties shown on the map attached as Exhibit 2. l. Land ownership information: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 220 Market Street, Meeker, CO 81641 3. Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence. A. Background:
PLC is a Colorado corporation that holds interests in approximately 30,700 acres in the Piceance Creek and White River basins and controls the right to develop
the oil, gas, coal bed methane, and oil shale minerals associated with those lands, including the Figure Four Ranch. The subject conditional water right will be
used to develop the energy resources associated with these lands. B. During this diligence period, in continuing the development of the conditional water rights,
PLC has been diligent in the continued use and development of the water right involved, including expenditures for legal, consulting, and engineering work. In
summary, the foregoing activities encompass the following: i. Retained SGM to evaluate the physical and legal water availability for potential future development
and use of the Figure Four Pipeline water right. SGM provided PLC with a Figure Four Pipeline Hydrology Assessment report that is the first phase in a series of
steps needed to prepare for a potential water pumping and storage project. ii. Investigated proposed reservoir site to store water as indicated in the yield study
by SGM, including: a. 20,000 acres on Figure Four lands owned by Applicant; b. The size, location, and volume of abutments; and c. Identified preliminary alignment of pipeline from point of diversion to reservoir site utilizing existing pipeline corridors and areas outside of areas of environmental concern. iii. Entered into
a Lease Agreement with TC Landco, LLC to provide surface location for the Figure 4 Pipeline pump station and associated facilities. iv. Entered into discussions
with \EV Ranch regarding a potential land acreage swap to provide surface location for the Figure 4 Pipeline pump station and associated facilities. v. Entered
into discussions with the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) regarding a right-of-way from PLC’s point of diversion to the leased acreage acquired by PLC from
TC Landco, LLC for PLC’s pump location. vi. Entered into discussions with White River Electric to ensure adequate power supply to the Figure 4 Pipeline pump
station and associated facilities. vii. Attended various meetings, conferences (Colorado Water Congress, webinars, and seminars) to understand state and local
water programs and the Colorado Water Plan developed by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Interbasin Compact Committee and Yampa River Basin
Roundtable. viii. Reviewed the water resume of applications as published by the Water Court for Water Division 6 for protection of the subject conditional right.
As a result, PLC has filed Statements of Opposition to numerous applications in the White River and Piceance Creek basins, and participated in these cases to
prevent injury to the subject conditional water right. PLC expended approximately $4,388.00 on legal services and $18,972.00 on engineering services in connection with this work. WHEREFORE, Applicant seeks entry of a decree confirming that the Applicant has exercised reasonable diligence toward completion of
the appropriation for the decreed uses, and continuing the subject conditional water right in full force and effect for another six-year diligence period. 7 pgs.
You are hereby notified that you will have until the last day of SEPTEMBER, 2016 to file with the Water Court a Verified Statement of Opposition, setting forth facts
as to why a certain Application should not be granted or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such Statement of Opposition
must be served on the Applicant or the Applicant’s Attorney, with an affidavit or certificate of such service being filed with the Water Court, as prescribed by Rule
5, C.R.C.P. The filing fee for the Statement of Opposition is $158.00, and should be sent to the Clerk of the Water Court, Division 6, 1955 Shield Dr. Unit 200,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
MARY ANN NINGER
CLERK OF COURT
ROUTT COUNTY COMBINED COURT
WATER DIVISION 6
Published: August 18, 2016
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any animal, but not all animals will
become ill. As the reservoir host of
these viruses, birds are most often
infected, but other animals can be
infected and become ill as well.
Mosquitoes acquire the viruses
from wild birds. Infection has been
reported in more than 70 bird
species. With WEE and SLE, infected birds will not appear ill or die.
However, West Nile virus is new to
this country and does cause illness
and death in crows, magpies, ravens
and jays. American crows constitute
the majority of birds reported positive for West Nile virus.
Components of the Colorado
Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance
Program, local health departments
and the Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment have
conducted a statewide mosquitoborne encephalitis surveillance program.
Chicken flocks are strategically
placed throughout the state and are
tested bi-weekly during the mosquito
season.
Cases of encephalitis suspected
of being caused by these viruses are
physician-reportable
conditions
under Colorado law.
/s/ Dylan Walters
Deputy Court Clerk
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facilities master plan, professional
development, bus barn improvements,
building upgrades and preventive
maintenance.
Selle urged the board to consider
the $875,000 as one-time money and
not to build in future costs that the district might have difficulty meeting. He
reported after the board’s Aug. 2 meeting that he feels the board generally
feels the board should spend some
portion of the funds.
Likely, he said, “We will use a
minimum of half the funds and potentially more.”
Selle committed to the board that
he would seek ideas from staff and
arrange for public discussion on
spending these dollars. The board will
continue expenditure considerations at
their meeting that was held on
Tuesday.
Other items that were on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting included board policies on the annual budget, purchasing authorities, drug and
alcohol use by students, including the
use of medical marijuana, public conduct on school property and community use of school facilities.
The district’s budget, approved in
June, for the school year just starting
projects total expenditures of $6.5 million with a deficit of $700,000.
Tryouts for
Range Call
Royalty set
RBC I Tryouts for the
2017 Range Call Queen and
her attendants will be held
Saturday at the Rio Blanco
County Fairgrounds and the
CSU Extension Office at the
fairgrounds.
All girls are welcome to the
tryouts. They must be able to
bring and ride a horse.
The tryouts will begin at
8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Any questions can be
answered by calling 970-3610960 or 970-756-8121.
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LEGAL NOTICES
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PUBLICATION REPORT
JULY 29, 2016
FUND: GENERAL
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
ARY, MARLYN L., MC-ELEC JDGS, $325.00
DEARMAN, JIM, MC-ELEC JDGS, $100.00
HAZELBUSH, DALEEN, MC-ELEC JDGS,
$525.00
HICKEN, SUSAN, MC-ELEC JDGS, $105.00
KENDALL, MARLENE, MC-ELEC JDGS, $395.00
SHULTS, PEGGY, MC-ELEC JDGS, $265.00
STEWART, SHEILA, MC-ELEC JDGS, $240.00
ARY, MARLYN, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$400.00
DEARMAN, JIM, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$185.00
HAZELBUSH, DALEEN, VC-ELEC JDGS, $610.00
HICKEN, SUSAN, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$180.00
KENDALL, MARLENE, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$480.00
SAUTER, JOANNE, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$75.00
SHULTS, PEGGY, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$340.00
STEWART, SHEILA, VC-ELEC JDGS, -$365.00
DIGITAL DISPLAY SYSTEM, VC-SPLYS, $286.45
ELIASEN, JERRY, VC-SAR, -$27.50
2H MECHANICAL SERVICE, RPR/MTNC,
$543.46
ALSCO, INC, PRCH SVCS, $992.57
SYNCB/AMAZON, SPLYS, $434.24
AMERICAN COWBOY, PRCH SVCS, $14.95
ATMOS ENERGY, UTIL, $434.97
AVEY, MONA, ADVNC, $132.00
AVFUEL CORPORATION, AVGAS, $29,241.20
BATTERY JUNCTION, SPLYS, $55.09
BOY-KO SUPPLY, SPLYS, $658.61
CATA, PRCH SVCS, $450.00
CENTURYLINK, PRCH SVCS, $445.63
CENTURYLINK, PRCH SVCS, $364.04
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES, PRCH SVCS,
$567.86
CHAPPELL, CLINT (PLAN COMM), PLAN
COMM, $100.00
CO ASSR ASSN-DIST 5, PRCH SVCS, $10.00
CO DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, PRCH SVCS,
$600.00
COLORADO, STATE OF, PRCH SVCS, $354.87
COOK, KATELIN, TRVL, $64.38
COULTER AVIATION, SPLYS, $2,660.95
CREDIT UNION OF CO, PRCH SVCS, $6,750.95
DAY, TRAVIS, PLAN COMM, $100.00
DEVORE, MATT, PRCH SVCS, $76.87
DHE COMPUTER SYSTEMS, SPLYS, $369.60
DIGITAL DISPLAY SYSTEM, SPLYS, $286.45
DISTRICT ATTORNEY, OFFICE OF, PRCH
SVCS, $19,702.75
EATON SALES & SERVICE, SPLYS, $1,373.80
ARY, MARLYN L., ELEC JDGS, $35.00
COOK, LISA, ELEC JDGS, $45.00
DUNBAR, EULA M., ELEC JDGS, $45.00
FRANKLIN, IRIS, ELEC JDGS, $45.00
KENDALL, MARLENE, ELEC JDGS, $30.00
STEWART, SHEILA, ELEC JDGS, $40.00
WALDREF, RHONNA, ELEC JDGS, $10.00
EKSTROM, WILLIAM A., TRVL, $269.68
ELIASEN, JERRY, SAR, $27.50
FEDEX, PRCH SVCS, $60.01
FENCE POST COMPANY, PRCH SVCS, $70.72
FIRST ADVANTAGE OCC HLTH, PRCH SVCS,
$36.76
GALL'S, UNIF/CLOTH, $470.27
GIOVANNI'S ITALIAN GRILL, PRCH SVCS,
$74.18
LEGAL NOTICES
GRAND JUNCTION POLICE, TRAIN/DEV,
$100.00
HDR, PRCH SVCS, $10,292.45
HILL, LOGAN D., PLAN COMM, $100.00
INTELLICHOICE, PRCH SVCS, $20,434.51
J. CHRISTOPHER YOUNG, PRCH SVCS,
$300.00
JANKE, PAUL, RENT/LEASE, $2,925.00
JOY, J. LEIF (RBC SURVEYOR), PRCH SVCS,
$1,425.00
KINSCO, SPLYS, $7,684.92
KRACHT, ANN, ADVNC, $67.00
LITTLE-MYERS, SHERYL M, PLAN COMM,
$100.00
LOVE, VIRGINIA L., PLAN COMM, $100.00
MCGUIRE AUTO PARTS, SPLYS, $40.51
MEEKER AIRPORT, CNTC SVCS, $3,500.00
MEEKER AUTO PARTS, SAR, $43.82
MEEKER CHAMBER OF COMM, SPLYS,
$928.22
MGM, PRCH SVCS, $985.70
MEEKER SANITATION DIST, UTIL, $644.00
MEEKER, TOWN OF, UTIL, $7,559.35
MESA MOVING & STORAGE, PRCH SVCS,
$1,825.25
METROPOLITAN COMPOUNDS, SPLYS,
$2,162.90
MNJ TECHNOLOGIES DIRECT, SPLYS,
$4,901.40
MOON LAKE ELECTRIC ASSOC, UTIL,
$2,525.32
MOUNTAIN VALLEY BANCSH, RENT/LEASE,
$1,000.00
NFPA, PRCH SVCS, $175.00
NIELSEN, TREVOR, PRCH SVCS, $30.84
NORMAN, ADAIR, PLAN COMM, $100.00
NORTH LINE GIS, PRCH SVCS, $300.00
PEPPERDINE'S, SPLYS, $24.75
PHIL VAUGHAN CONST, CNTC SVCS, $5,973.47
PIONEERS MEDICAL CENTER, PRCH SVCS,
$74.55
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT, PRCH SVCS,
$824.23
QDS COMMUNICATIONS, PRCH SVCS,
$12,822.25
RANGELY PHARMACY, SPLYS, $47.79
RANGELY, TOWN OF, PRCH SVCS, $500.00
RANGELY TRASH SERVICE, UTIL, $199.00
RANGELY TRUE VALUE, SPLYS, $19.43
RBC HISTORICAL SOC, PRCH SVCS,
$21,000.00
REDI SERVICES, UTIL, $1,345.00
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES, PRCH SVCS,
$1,318.42
ROCKY MOUNTAIN INFO, PRCH SVCS, $100.00
RR DONNELLEY, PRCH SVCS, $523.06
SALT LAKE WHOLESALE SPEC, FIRM SPLYS,
$2,029.97
SAMUELSON TRUE VALUE, SPLYS, $723.72
THE SCHALLERT GROUP, PRCH SVCS,
$395.17
SECURITY TRANSPORT SRVCS, PRCH SVCS,
$770.70
SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP, SPLYS, $1,072.10
SIDWELL COMPANY, PRCH SVCS, $600.00
STAPLES ADVANTAGE, SPLYS, $494.15
STRATA NETWORKS, UTIL, $1,082.44
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR, PRCH SVCS,
$1,561.22
TURNKEY CORRECTIONS, SPLYS, $3.63
TYLER TECH, PRCH SVCS, $7,891.80
UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY, PRCH SVCS,
$1,161.67
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, WTR STDY,
COMBINED NOTICE - MAILING
CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 16-11
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:
On May 26, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to
the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Rio Blanco records.
Original Grantor(s)
Kuck, Jayne
Duane Ahlers and Carol Ahlers
Original Beneficiary(ies)
Duane Ahlers and Carol Ahlers
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt
Date of Deed of Trust
August 27, 2004
Rio Blanco
County of Recording
Recording Date of Deed of Trust
August 27, 2004
279362
Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.)
$322,000.00
Original Principal Amount
Outstanding Principal Balance
$322,000.00
Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have
been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments
provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
Township 4 South, Range 101 West of the 6th P.M., Section 15: E1/2NW1/4, S1/2: Section 21:
NE1/4; Section 22: N1/2NW1/4, Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Also known by street and number as: 1500 County Road 120, Rangely, CO 81648.
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY
THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
NOTICE OF SALE
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,
09/28/2016, at Office of the Public Trustee, Temporary Office, 1032 Jennifer Drive, Meeker CO 81641, sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s),
Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence
of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by
law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.
First Publication
8/4/2016
Last Publication
9/1/2016
Name of Publication
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN
RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF
SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU
MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A
COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY
AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS SHALL BE SENT WITH ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER,
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES.
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST
SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED;
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-302 SHALL BE FILED
WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE;
• IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF
INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;
• IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE
PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A
COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE
FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
(800) 222-4444
www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
(855) 411-2372
www.consumerfinance.gov
DATE: 05/27/2016
Karen Arnold, Public Trustee in and for the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado
By: Karen Arnold, Public Trustee
The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s)
representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
John Randolph Torbet #958
Torbet Tuft & McConkie, LLC 2 N. CASCADE AVE., SUITE 320, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903 (719)
475-9300
Attorney File # Ahlers
The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information
provided may be used for that purpose.
LEGAL NOTICES
$19,223.00
USIC LOCATING SERVICES, PRCH SVCS,
$749.15
VALLEY HARDWARE, SPLYS, $1,037.07
VALUE WEST, INC, PRCH SVCS, $2,260.00
VERIZON WIRELESS, LEASE/LIC, $4,173.38
VOIANCE LANGUAGE SRVCS, PRCH SVCS,
$50.00
WALL STREET JOURNAL, SUBSCRPT, $560.00
WATT'S RANCH MARKET, FOOD SPLYS,
$712.75
WEATHERFORD ELECTRIC, PRCH SVCS,
$1,020.23
WHITE RIVER DIST, SPLYS, $311.50
WREA, UTIL, $10,604.15
WHITE RIVER MARKET, SPLYS, $62.39
YAMPA VALLEY DATA PARTNERS, GRANT,
$2,500.00
ZONES, SPLYS, $2,293.84
MEEKER, TOWN OF, RENT/LEASE, $18,000.00
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $38,403.05
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $54,669.92
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $11,971.48
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $36,414.73
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE,
$112,642.13
A-1 COLLECTION AGENCY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$871.81
FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$284.00
FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$388.00
FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$697.48
GENERAL FUND TOTAL $519,760.18
FUND: CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP, INFO SYSTM,
$1,152.72
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE FUND TOTAL
$1,152.72
FUND: ROAD & BRIDGE
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
MEEKER, TOWN OF, MC-APPORT MUN,
$40,910.99
RANGELY, TOWN OF, MC-APPORT MUN,
$37,268.05
ALSCO, INC, PRCH SVCS, $130.19
CASCADE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS, DATA SPRT,
$3,134.74
CENTURYLINK, PRCH SVCS, $108.13
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES, PRCH SVCS,
$155.44
CO ST TREAS/DEPT LABOR, UNMPLY,
$1,555.00
COBITCO, RD OIL, $67,138.11
CREDIT UNION OF CO, SPLYS, $1,694.65
DIVISION OF RECLAM, MINING, PRCH SVCS,
$791.00
FRONTIER PAVING, ASPHLT, $97.50
G.A. WESTERN CONSTRUCT, CR 0 BRDG,
$62,204.84
HDR, CR 73 BRDG, $1,211.42
HDR, CR 46 ERSN, $4,867.18
HDR, CR 0 BRDG, $6,183.37
MEEKER AUTO PARTS, SPLYS, $363.15
MGM, SPLYS, $31.98
MEEKER SAND & GRAVEL, RD OIL, $900.00
MEEKER, TOWN OF, SPLYS, $323.93
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT, PRCH SVCS,
$45.08
PRECISION EXCAVATING, AGGTS, $93,650.74
LEGAL NOTICES
RANGELY AUTO PARTS, SPLYS, $21.29
RANGELY TRUE VALUE, SPLYS, $172.36
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES, PRCH SVCS,
$117.58
SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION, SPLYS,
$524.23
SAMUELSON TRUE VALUE, SPLYS, $61.11
TRITON ENVIRONMENTAL, CR 5 WLDLF,
$22,872.37
UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY, PRCH SVCS,
$247.13
VALLEY HARDWARE, SPLYS, $224.66
WHITE RIVER DIST, SPLYS, $25.00
WREA, UTIL, $127.04
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $15,279.00
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $22,778.53
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $5,171.00
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $18,573.21
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE,
$52,551.73
FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$600.00
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND TOTAL $462,111.73
FUND: PUBLIC HEALTH
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
CNTR FOR DISEASE DET, PRCH SVCS, $60.00
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES, PRCH SVCS,
$113.62
CREDIT UNION OF CO, PRCH SVCS, $421.07
GLOBALSTAR USA, PRCH SVCS, $56.39
NSO-PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, INS, $109.00
PIONEERS MEDICAL CENTER, PRCH SVCS,
$200.00
R & S NORTHEAST, SPLYS, $1,477.02
WHITE RIVER DIST, PRCH SVCS, $15.00
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $2,072.89
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $2,776.62
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $640.59
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $1,527.70
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE,
$4,197.23
PUBLIC HEALTH FUND TOTAL $13,667.13
FUND: DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $3,968.29
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $5,890.68
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $1,388.93
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $5,226.24
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE,
$17,213.19
DHS ACCTS PAYABLE, $5,629.73
DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES FUND TOTAL
$39,317.06
FUND: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
COLORADO FIBER COMMUNITY, MC-AR,
$200,000.00
ALL STATE COMMUNICATION, JSTC CNTR,
$4,395.75
CIRCLE H CONSTRUCTION, BRDBND,
$353,280.17
DUCEY'S ELECTRIC, BRDBND, $83,807.30
FRONTIER PAVING, 4H BLDG, $1,290.74
GOEDERT CONSTRUCTION, M FGNDS,
$18,484.50
GRAND JUNCTION PIPE & SPLY, M FGNDS,
$72.00
GRANDE RIVER ENVIR, CRTHS, $32,096.00
GRAYBAR, BRDBND, $807.68
JKS INDUSTRIES, CRTHS, $94,678.25
LITE INDUSTRIES, BRDBND, $3,767.08
MID-STATE CONSULTANTS, BRDBND,
COMBINED NOTICE - MAILING
CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 16-09
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:
On May 12, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to
the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Rio Blanco records.
Original Grantor(s)
CHAD SHEPHERD and JEANETTE
HOLDING
Original Beneficiary(ies)
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., as a nominee for Universal
lending Corporation
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
October 23, 2009
Date of Deed of Trust
County of Recording
Rio Blanco
October 28, 2009
Recording Date of Deed of Trust
297190
Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.)
Original Principal Amount
$264,617.00
$269,376.40
Outstanding Principal Balance
Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have
been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments
provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
LOT 8 AND 9, BLOCK 98, TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO
Also known by street and number as: 1298 CLEVELAND STREET, MEEKER, CO 81641.
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY
THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
NOTICE OF SALE
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,
09/14/2016, at Office of the Public Trustee, Temporary Office, 1032 Jennifer Drive, Meeker CO 81641, sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s),
Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence
of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by
law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.
First Publication
7/21/2016
Last Publication
8/18/2016
Name of Publication
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN
RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF
SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU
MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A
COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY
AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS SHALL BE SENT WITH ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER,
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES.
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST
SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED;
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-302 SHALL BE FILED
WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE;
• IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF
INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;
• IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE
PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A
COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE
FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
(800) 222-4444
www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
(855) 411-2372
www.consumerfinance.gov
DATE: 05/16/2016
Karen Arnold, Public Trustee in and for the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado
By: Karen Arnold, Public Trustee
The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s)
representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
Erin Robson #46557
Holly Shilliday #24423
Iman Tehrani #44076
McCarthy & Holthus, LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122
Attorney File # 16-711658
The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information
provided may be used for that purpose.
LEGAL NOTICES
$16,669.01
OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY, M FGNDS,
$2,400.00
PRIEFERT RANCH EQUIP, M FGNDS,
$104,734.25
REILLY JOHNSON ARCH, JSTC CNTR,
$13,348.50
SHELTON WELDING SVCS, M FGNDS,
$19,512.00
SHI INTERNATIONAL, BRDBND, $1,152.72
STONEBILT CONCEPTS, M FGNDS, $2,672.00
WEATHERFORD ELECTRIC, M FGNDS,
$6,322.00
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND TOTAL
$959,489.95
FUND: USE TAX
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
CENTURYLINK PRCH SVCS $165.71
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES PRCH SVCS
$104.97
CNCC CNTC SVCS $1,000.00
CREDIT UNION OF CO PRCH SVCS $218.29
MOON LAKE ELECTRIC ASSOC UTIL $398.44
NICKSON, ANNALEE PRCH SVCS $34.04
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT PRCH SVCS
$10.23
RANGELY TRASH SERVICE UTIL $166.00
REDI SERVICES PRCH SVCS $84.00
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES PRCH SVCS
$40.00
U.S. FOODS FOOD SPLYS $455.72
VALLEY HARDWARE SPLYS $134.73
WATT'S RANCH MARKET FOOD SPLYS $231.13
WESTERN IMPLEMENT SPLYS $126.60
WHITE RIVER MARKET FOOD SPLYS $176.90
US DEPT. TREASURY FED W/H $1,605.71
US DEPT. TREASURY FICA W/H $2,547.18
CO DEPT REV STATE W/H $562.48
GREAT WEST RETIREMENT $1,896.28
COUNTY HEALTH POOL INSURANCE $4,738.64
USE TAX FUND TOTAL $14,697.05
FUND: IMPACT FEE
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
GROUND ENGINEERING, CRTHS, $7,945.00
HDR, CR 5 CRDR, $3,447.86
IMPACT FEE FUND TOTAL $11,392.86
FUND: SOLID WASTE
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
CAROLINA SOFTWARE, SPLYS, $649.06
CREDIT UNION OF CO, SPLYS, $63.13
MEEKER AUTO PARTS, SPLYS, $17.60
OFFICE DEPOT, SPLYS, $212.99
OVERTON RECYCLING, SPLYS, $2,802.00
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT, PRCH SVCS,
$37.23
REDI SERVICES, PRCH SVCS, $30.00
UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY, PRCH SVCS,
$53.80
WHITE RIVER DIST, PRCH SVCS, $15.00
WREA, UTIL, $70.22
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $1,087.49
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $1,767.88
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $377.00
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $1,322.00
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE,
$3,533.40
A-1 COLLECTION AGENCY, WAGE ASGNMT,
$688.38
CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES, WAGE ASGNMT,
$200.00
LEGAL NOTICES
SOLID WASTE FUND TOTAL $12,927.18
FUND: WEED & PEST
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
COULTER AVIATION, MSQT CNTRL, $19,650.00
CREDIT UNION OF CO, SPLYS, $338.42
ELDER WEED SPRAYING, WD CNTRL,
$5,569.13
FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, SPLYS, $159.95
OLATHE SPRAY SERVICE, PRCH SVCS,
$22,365.38
OSBORN, LARWRENCE M., PRCH SVCS,
$189.93
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT, PRCH SVCS,
$7.91
RANGELY INSURANCE GROUP, INS, $1,200.00
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEED MGMT, WD CNTRL,
$2,434.84
VALLEY HARDWARE, SPLYS, $1.99
VAN DIEST SUPPLY, CMCLS, $25,463.06
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H, $1,179.88
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $2,153.54
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H, $460.00
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT, $572.00
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE, $843.15
WEED & PEST FUND TOTAL $82,589.18
FUND: FAIRFIELD
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
PINYON MESA AUTOMATICS, VC-PRCH SVCS $517.30
ATMOS ENERGY, UTIL $80.22
BOY-KO SUPPLY, SPLYS $223.22
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES, PRCH SVCS
$108.11
CRITTERS R US, PRCH SVCS $150.00
FRONTIER PAVING, CPTL OTLY $1,304.85
MB ENTERPRISES, PRCH SVCS $595.00
MEEKER SANITATION DIST, UTIL $35.00
MEEKER, TOWN OF, UTIL $1,174.00
PINYON MESA AUTOMATICS, PRCH SVCS
$517.30
REDI SERVICES, UTIL $315.00
SAMUELSON TRUE VALUE, SPLYS $210.99
TRANE U.S., PRCH SVCS $735.25
VALLEY HARDWARE, SPLYS $44.03
WREA, UTIL $2,267.19
US DEPT. TREASURY, FED W/H $316.64
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H $705.10
CO DEPT REV, STATE W/H $129.52
GREAT WEST, RETIREMENT $552.33
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, INSURANCE
$2,586.21
FAMILY SUPPORT REGISTRY, WAGE ASGNMT
$2.52
FAIRFIELD FUND TOTAL $11,535.18
FUND: CENTRAL SERVICES
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
ALL COPY PRODUCTS, CNTC SVCS, $235.95
CENTURYLINK, PRCH SVCS, $167.88
CENTURYLINK (LONG DIST), PRCH SVCS,
$336.36
FASTTRACK COMMUNICATION, PRCH SVCS,
$665.87
MGT OF AMERICA, CST ALLOC, $4,820.00
PAUL D. MILLER CPA, PROF SVCS, $11,000.00
PITNEY BOWES RESERVE ACCT, PRCH SVCS,
$32.81
STRATA NETWORKS, INTERNET, $3,506.71
WREA, INTERNET, $99.98
XEROX CORPORATION, CNTC SVCS,
$1,050.30
COMBINED NOTICE - MAILING
CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 16-10
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:
On May 12, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to
the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Rio Blanco records.
Jeremy J. Simmons and Michelle L.
Original Grantor(s)
Simmons
Original Beneficiary(ies)
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., as nominee for Guild
Mortgage Company, a California
Corporation
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt
Association
November 12, 2010
Date of Deed of Trust
County of Recording
Rio Blanco
November 16, 2010
Recording Date of Deed of Trust
299829
Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.)
Original Principal Amount
$277,720.00
$256,764.94
Outstanding Principal Balance
Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have
been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments
provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
LOT 2, RIEGEL MINOR SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF FILED MAY 4, 2010
AS RECEPTION NO. 298461.
Also known by street and number as: 1075 County Road 43, Meeker, CO 81641.
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY
THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
NOTICE OF SALE
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,
09/14/2016, at Office of the Public Trustee, Temporary Office, 1032 Jennifer Drive, Meeker CO 81641, sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s),
Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence
of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by
law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.
First Publication
7/21/2016
Last Publication
8/18/2016
Name of Publication
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN
RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF
SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU
MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A
COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY
AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS SHALL BE SENT WITH ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER,
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES.
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST
SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED;
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-302 SHALL BE FILED
WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE;
• IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF
INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;
• IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE
PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A
COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE
FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
(800) 222-4444
www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
(855) 411-2372
www.consumerfinance.gov
DATE: 05/16/2016
Karen Arnold, Public Trustee in and for the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado
By: Karen Arnold, Public Trustee
The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s)
representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
Erin Robson #46557
Holly Shilliday #24423
Iman Tehrani #44076
McCarthy & Holthus, LLP 7700 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 230, Centennial, CO 80112 (877) 369-6122
Attorney File # 15-685970
The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information
provided may be used for that purpose.
CPAXLP
CAXCA
14A G CLASSIFIEDS
LEGAL NOTICES
CENTRAL SERVICES FUND TOTAL $21,915.86
FUND: FLEET
VENDOR NAME, ACCOUNT NAME, AMOUNT
A&E TIRE, PRTS/ACC, $802.08
BEST DEAL SPRINGS & TRUCK, SPLYS,
$801.22
BOY-KO SUPPLY, PRCH SVCS, $97.60
CENTURYLINK-LAND LINES, PRTS/ACC, $62.60
COLUMBINE FORD, GAS, $162.65
CREDIT UNION OF CO, TIRES, $456.05
GCR TIRES & SERVICE, PRCH SVCS,
$2,500.42
GILBARCO, PRTS/ACC, $198.38
HONNEN EQUIPMENT, PRTS/ACC, $1,052.10
JACKSON GROUP PETERBILT, SPLYS, $280.19
KIMBALL MIDWEST, SPLYS, $137.03
LEACH'S INDUSTRIAL SRVCS, GAS, $19.50
MASTER PETROLEUM, PRTS/ACC, $13,113.96
MCGUIRE AUTO PARTS, PRTS/ACC, $1,315.21
MEEKER AUTO PARTS, RPR/MNTC, $1,502.96
MEEKER COLLISION CENTER, UTIL, $5,607.93
MOON LAKE ELECTRIC ASSOC, RPR/MNTC,
$41.24
NORTHWEST AUTO SALES & SRVC, SPLYS,
$100.18
OFFICE DEPOT, PRTS/ACC, $37.73
RANGELY AUTO PARTS, LUBE, $1,662.47
RANGELY CONOCO, PRTS/ACC, $25.00
RANGELY TRUE VALUE, PRTS/ACC, $57.99
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES, PRTS/ACC,
$35.04
STEWART WELDING & MACHINE, SPLYS,
$48.00
VALLEY HARDWARE, PRTS/ACC, $21.30
VICTORY MOTORS, PRTS/ACC, $1,011.63
WAGNER EQUIPMENT, PRTS/ACC, $2,624.28
WESTFALL O'DELL TRUCK, SPLYS, $5,084.83
WHITE RIVER DIST, UTIL, $40.00
WREA, UTIL, $127.27
XCEL ENERGY, FED W/H, $43.29
US DEPT. TREASURY, FICA W/H, $3,341.82
US DEPT. TREASURY, STATE W/H, $5,354.41
CO DEPT REV, RETIREMENT, $1,129.00
GREAT WEST, INSURANCE, $4,729.43
COUNTY HEALTH POOL, PRTS/ACC,
$12,220.14
FLEET FUND TOTAL $65,844.93
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
PUBLIC NOTICE
THE RIO BLANCO COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
HEREBY ANNOUNCE AN INVITATION FOR
BIDS for the
MEEKER AND RANGELY AIRPORTS
AVIATION LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY
Bids must be received no later than Thursday,
September 22 , 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Bids should
be mailed to the Board of Commissioners, Rio Blanco
County, Attention: Vicky Edwards, PO BOX I, Meeker,
CO 81641, or hand delivered to the Commissioner
Office, Rio Blanco County Justice Center, 455 Main
St., Meeker, CO 81641 no later than 11:00 a.m.
on September 26, 2016. All envelopes must be
clearly marked AIRPORT BIDS. Bid opening will
be held at the Rio Blanco County Board of
Commissioners regular meeting in Meeker on
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Published: August 18 & 25, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES
Thursday, August 18, 2016
LEGAL NOTICES
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
NOTICE OF FINAL CONTRACTOR
SETTLEMENT 2016 RIO BLANCO COUNTY
ROAD 8 SURFACE TREATMENT
PROJECT'S LOCATION A (CR 8)
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 12th day of
September, 2016 at Meeker, Colorado, final settlement
will be authorized by the Rio Blanco County Board
of County Commissioners with Frontier Paving of
P O Box 1167, Silt, CO 81652 for all work done
by said CONTRACTOR on the project known as
2016 Rio Blanco County Road 8 Surface
Treatment Project's Location A (CR 8).
1)Any person, co-partnership, association, or
corporation who has an unpaid claim against the
said project may at any time, up to and including
the date specified in item 2 below, file a VERIFIED
STATEMENT of the amount due and unpaid on
account of such claims.
2)All such claims shall be filed with Van Pilaud,
County Engineer, Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge
Department, 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641
on or before end of business on September 1, 2016.
3)Failure on the part of a creditor to file such a
statement will relieve Rio Blanco County from any
and all liability for such claim.
Dated at Meeker, Colorado this 8th day of August,
2016.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RIO
BLANCO COUNTY
BY SHAWN J. BOLTON, CHAIRMAN
First Publication: 8/11/16
Last Publication: 8/18/16
Publish: August 11 and August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
NOTICE OF FINAL CONTRACTOR
SETTLEMENT
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
2016 DUST CONTROL PROJECT
NOTICE is hereby given that on the 12th day of
September, 2016 at Meeker, Colorado, final settlement
will be authorized by the Rio Blanco County Board
of County Commissioners with GMCO
Corporation, P.O. Box 1480, Rifle, CO 81650 for
all work done by said CONTRACTOR on the project
known as Rio Blanco County 2016 Dust Control
Project.
1)Any person, co-partnership, association, or
corporation who has an unpaid claim against the
said project may at any time, up to and including
the date specified in item 2 below, file a VERIFIED
STATEMENT of the amount due and unpaid on
account of such claims.
2)All such claims shall be filed with Clint Chappell,
R & B Coordinator, Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge
Department, 570 2nd Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641
on or before September 1, 2016.
3)Failure on the part of a creditor to file such a
statement will relieve Rio Blanco County from any
and all liability for such claim.
Dated at Meeker, Colorado this 8th day of August,
2016.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RIO
BLANCO COUNTY
BY Shawn J. Bolton, CHAIRMAN
First Publication: 08/11/16
Last Publication: 08/18/16
Publish: August 11 and August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
COMBINED NOTICE - MAILING
CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 16-12
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:
On June 8, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the
Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Rio Blanco records.
Franklin L Lontine
Original Grantor(s)
Original Beneficiary(ies)
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee
for Great Plains National Bank
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt
Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC
April 25, 2014
Date of Deed of Trust
County of Recording
Rio Blanco
May 15, 2014
Recording Date of Deed of Trust
308396
Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.)
Original Principal Amount
$95,555.00
$93,316.63
Outstanding Principal Balance
Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have
been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments
provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
LOT 16 BLOCK 92 TOWN OF MEEKER, COLORADO
Also known by street and number as: 1109 Park Avenue, Meeker, CO 81641.
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY
THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
NOTICE OF SALE
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,
10/05/2016, at Office of the Public Trustee, Temporary Office, 1032 Jennifer Drive, Meeker CO 81641, sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s),
Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence
of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by
law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.
First Publication
8/11/2016
Last Publication
9/8/2016
Name of Publication
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN
RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF
SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU
MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A
COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY
AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS SHALL BE SENT WITH ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER,
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES.
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST
SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED;
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-302 SHALL BE FILED
WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE;
• IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF
INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;
• IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE
PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A
COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE
FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
(800) 222-4444
www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
(855) 411-2372
www.consumerfinance.gov
DATE: 06/09/2016
Karen Arnold, Public Trustee in and for the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado
By: Karen Arnold, Public Trustee
The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s)
representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
Lisa Cancanon #42043
Monica Kadrmas #34904
Barrett Frappier & Weisserman, LLP 1199 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 350-3711
Attorney File # 3850.100236
The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information
provided may be used for that purpose.
CPAXLP
CAXCA
LEGAL NOTICES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and
Safety proposes to approve with conditions
Permit Revision Application No. 4, submitted by
Colowyo Coal Company L.P. for a coal mining permit
at the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019).
Colowyo proposes a revision to the mine plan for
the Collom area. This entails removal of one of
the planned pits (Little Collom X), a significant
decrease in the size of the proposed spoil pile,
and all associated changes, including sediment
control structures.
The
Colowyo
Coal
Mine
is
a
surface operation located in Moffat and Rio Blanco
Counties, approximately 28 miles south of Craig,
Colorado. Coal interest is federal, state and private
and the surface to be affected is federal, state and
private land. The permit area encompasses
approximately
29,075.74 acres.
This proposed decision is based on a finding that
the proposed operation will comply with all
requirements of the Colorado Surface Coal
Mining Reclamation Act, Section 34-33-101, et seq.,
C.R.S., and the regulations promulgated
thereunder.
Copies of the proposed decision, including any
stipulations are on file for public inspection at the
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety,
Room 215, Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman
Street, Denver, Colorado 80203; Moffat County Clerk
and Recorder, 221 W Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625;
and Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder, 500
Main Street, Meeker, CO 81641. Persons with an
interest that may be adversely affected by the
proposed decision may request a formal hearing
before the Mined Land Reclamation Board on the
proposed decision. Such request must be made
within thirty (30) days of the initial publication of
this notice, must be in writing, and must state with
reasonable specificity the reasons for the request
and the objections to the proposed decision.
Published: August 11 & 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
PUBLIC NOTICE
RIO BLANCO COUNTY PLANNING
COMMISSION HEARING
Notice is hereby given that on Thursday,
September 8, 2016 the Rio Blanco County
Planning Commission will hold a public hearing
beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Rio Blanco County
Administration Building Meeting Room, 200 Main
Street, Meeker, Colorado to consider the following:
Sleepy Cat Minor Subdivision PSUB-0006-16. The
applicant is requesting to subdivide the property
into five lots. The applicant is also requesting to
rezone the five lots to Rural Residential. The property
is located at 16064 County Road 8, Meeker Colorado,
in Section 23, T1S, R92W.
Copies of the documents may be obtained from
the Community Development Department at 200
Main Street in Meeker, Colorado, or you may call
(970) 878-9456 for more information between the
hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
LEGAL NOTICES
PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR DIRECTORS
YELLOW JACKET
WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by arrangement with
the Clerk of Court, a hearing to appoint directors
for the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District
has been set before the District Court for October
7, 2016 commencing at 2:00 p.m. In the District
Court Room, Rio Blanco Combined Court, 555 Main
Street, Meeker, Colorado. Any party interested
in serving as a director must submit an application
and appear at the Rio Blanco County District court
at such time or contact undersigned counsel to
participate by telephone. Directors may serve atlarge where there is a vacancy in a particular District
and are not required to own property within a specific
District. Preference will be given to applicants owning
property within a particular District. The Districts
for which applications will be considered are: District
No. 4 (Meeker) or at large and District No. 7 (Upper
White River). To qualify, the Applicant must be a
resident of the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy
District for one year and must own real property
within the boundaries of the Yellow Jacket Water
Conservancy District. Applicants should be
knowledgeable in water matters and familiar with
the beneficial use of water in the YJWCD
boundaries. Applications must be in writing with
resumes showing background in water use and
filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Rio Blanco
County Combined Court, P.O. Box 1150, Meeker,
CO 81641. Applications will be accepted by the
Court until September 30, 2016. Please contact
Scott Grosscup, Balcomb & Green, P.C., 970-9456546, P.O. Drawer 790, Glenwood Springs, CO
81602, with any questions regarding director terms,
map of the director district or other requirements.
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
2017 Budget Work Session 5:30 p.m.
TOR Conference Room
Town of Rangely
August 23, 2016 - 7:00pm
Agenda
Rangely Board of Trustees (Town Council)
JOSEPH NIELSEN, MAYOR
ANDREW SHAFFER, MAYOR PRO TEM
LISA HATCH, TRUSTEE
TREY ROBIE, TRUSTEE
ANN BRADY, TRUSTEE
ANDREW KEY, TRUSTEE
TYSON HACKING, TRUSTEE
•Call to Order
•Roll Call
•Invocation
•Pledge of Allegiance
Minutes of Meeting
•Approval of the minutes of the August 9, 2016
meeting.
•Petitions and Public Input
•Changes to the Agenda
Public Hearings - 7:15pm
•Committee/Board Meetings
•Supervisor Reports - See Attached
•Roy Kinney-Police Department
COMBINED NOTICE - MAILING
CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 16-13
To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust:
On June 8, 2016, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the
Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Rio Blanco records.
Original Grantor(s)
JOSE J CARRASCO-GUTIERREZ and
JOSE G CARRASCO-CARRENO
MORTAGE ELECTRONIC
Original Beneficiary(ies)
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Current Holder of Evidence of Debt
July 27, 2010
Date of Deed of Trust
County of Recording
Rio Blanco
August 03, 2010
Recording Date of Deed of Trust
Recording Information (Reception No. and/or Book/Page No.)
299125
$156,765.00
Original Principal Amount
$144,570.32
Outstanding Principal Balance
Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have
been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments
provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof.
THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN.
LOT 33 BLOCK 4 SAGEWOOD WEST SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF FILED
JUNE 27, 1979 AS RECEPTION NO. 189097 TOWN OF RANGELY, STATE OF COLORADO.
Also known by street and number as: 1061 HALFTURN RD, RANGELY, CO 81648.
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY
THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST.
NOTICE OF SALE
THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday,
10/05/2016, at Office of the Public Trustee, Temporary Office, 1032 Jennifer Drive, Meeker CO 81641, sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s),
Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence
of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by
law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law.
First Publication
8/11/2016
Last Publication
9/8/2016
Name of Publication
Rio Blanco Herald Times
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY BEING FORECLOSED, OR HAVE CERTAIN
RIGHTS OR SUFFER CERTAIN LIABILITIES PURSUANT TO COLORADO STATUTES AS A RESULT OF
SAID FORECLOSURE. YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDEEM SAID REAL PROPERTY OR YOU
MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CURE A DEFAULT UNDER THE DEED OF TRUST BEING FORECLOSED. A
COPY OF SAID STATUTES, AS SUCH STATUTES ARE PRESENTLY CONSTITUTED, WHICH MAY
AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS SHALL BE SENT WITH ALL MAILED COPIES OF THIS NOTICE. HOWEVER,
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS STATUTES.
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-104 SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST
SCHEDULED SALE DATE OR ANY DATE TO WHICH THE SALE IS CONTINUED;
• A NOTICE OF INTENT TO REDEEM FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 38-38-302 SHALL BE FILED
WITH THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE NO LATER THAN EIGHT (8) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE SALE;
• IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF
INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED;
• IF THE BORROWER BELIEVES THAT A LENDER OR SERVICER HAS VIOLATED THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT IN SECTION 38-38-103.1 OR THE
PROHIBITION ON DUAL TRACKING IN SECTION 38-38-103.2, THE BORROWER MAY FILE A
COMPLAINT WITH THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FEDERAL CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU (CFPB), OR BOTH. THE FILING OF A COMPLAINT WILL NOT STOP THE
FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
Colorado Attorney General
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
(800) 222-4444
www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
P.O. Box 4503
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
(855) 411-2372
www.consumerfinance.gov
DATE: 06/09/2016
Karen Arnold, Public Trustee in and for the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado
By: Karen Arnold, Public Trustee
The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s)
representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is:
Alison L. Berry #34531
David R. Doughty #40042
Elizabeth S. Marcus #16092
Eve M. Grina #43658
Kelly Murdock #46915
Lynn M. Janeway #15592
Nicholas H. Santarelli #46592
Sheila J. Finn #36637
Janeway Law Firm 9800 S. Meridian, Suite 400, Englewood, CO 80134 (303) 706-9990
Attorney File # 16-011602
The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information
provided may be used for that purpose.
LEGAL NOTICES
•Reports from Officers - Town Manager Update
New Business
•Discussion and action to approve the Liquor License
renewal for El Agave Mexican Restaurant
Informational Items
•2016 CML District 11 Meeting is being held on
Wednesday, September 14th in Rifle. RSVP
deadline is September 5th. RSVP to www.cml.org"
www.cml.org For questions, call 303-831-6411
•Scheduled Announcements
•Rangely District Library regular meeting August
8, 2016 at 5:00pm.
•Rangely Junior College District Board meeting is
scheduled for August 8, 2016 at 12:00pm.
•Western Rio Blanco Park & Recreation District meeting
August 15, 2016 at 6:00pm.
•Rangely Chamber of Commerce board meeting
is scheduled for August 18, 2016
at 12:00pm
•Rural Fire Protection District board meeting is
scheduled for August 15, 2016 at 7:00pm.
•Rio Blanco County Commissioners meeting is
scheduled for August 15, 2016 at 11:00am.
•Community Networking Meeting is scheduled for
August 23, 2016 at 12:00pm.
•Rangely School District board meeting is
scheduled for August 30, 2016 at 6:15pm.
•Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District board meeting
is August 31, 2016 at 7:00pm.
•Rangely District Hospital board meeting is
scheduled for August 25, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Adjournment
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District is
requesting bids to replace the fishing dock at Kenney
Reservoir. The fishing dock will be approximately
19 feet by 20 feet, with an access walkway that
will tie into the existing sidewalk. The fishing dock
will be supported on a concrete foundation with
steel framing, Trex decking, steel handrails, and
a sitting bench. Contract documents including an
invitation to bid, owner contractor agreement,
construction drawings, and a contractors bid form
can be obtained by contacting the Rio Blanco Water
Conservancy District office at (970) 675-5055 or
by sending an email request to
[email protected] Bids must be received before
August 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM.
Published: August 18 & 25, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of County Commissioners
of Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Rio Blanco County Justice Center
455 Main Street, Courtroom B
Meeker, Colorado 81641
Tentative Agenda
August 22, 2016
Items of routine and non-controversial nature are
placed on the consentagenda. Any Commissioner
or member of the audience may request an item
beremoved from the Consent Agenda and
considered separately on the regularagenda
prior to action being taken by the Board on the
Consent Agenda.
Public Comment: Any member of the public may
address the Board on matters which are within the
jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing
the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda,
you are requested to make your comments when
the Board takes that matter. Please limit your
comments to three minutes per member or five
minutes per group. The public comment time is
not for questions and answers. It is your time to
express your views.
11:00 a.m. Call to order:
•Pledge of Allegiance
•Changes to August 22, 2016 Tentative Agenda
•Approval of the August 22, 2016 Agenda
CONSENT AGENDA FOR August 22, 2016
•Consent 1_Consideration of the Board Minutes
of August 15, 2016
•Consent 2_Approval of Contract Amendment #1
for DOLA Grant #9084 for the Meeker Fairgrounds
Enhancement Project modifying the scope of work
to include restroom renovation and deleting
RV/trailer hookups with no change in the
completion date and no change in the contract
amount.
•Consent 3_Approval of the Core Services
Program Plan for fiscal years 2016-2019 between
the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco
County,
Colorado for the benefit of the Rio Blanco
County Department of Human Services and the
Colorado Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Children Youth and Families.
•Consent 4_Approval of Contract Modification 2016CR8-22-8800 between the
Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco
County, Colorado and Frontier Paving, Inc., for the
RBC 2016 CR8 Surface Treatment Location "A"
LEGAL NOTICES
Project, modifying the scope of work and increasing
the not to exceed amount by $21,354.21 to
$1,782,370.56.
•Consent 5_Approval of Change Order Request 002
for Project No 10-14-030, between the Board of
County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado
and FCI Contractors for the RBC Justice Center
Project 10-14-030 modifying the AV and Telecom
scope of work per revisions issued in ASI-07 and
further clarified in RFI-212.
•Consent 6_Approval of Prime Contract Change
Order 004 for project No 10-14-030 between the
Board of County Commissioner of Rio Blanco County,
Colorado and FCI Contractors, Inc., increasing the
not to exceed amount by $21,885.00 to
$15,052,633.00.
•Consent 7_Approval of Prime Contract Change
Order No 1 for Project 10-16-017, between the Board
of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County,
Colorado and FCI Contractors, Inc., increasing the
scope of work to include renovations of the Day
Care Building in an amount not to exceed
$54,973.00.
•Consent 8_Approval of Prime Contract Change
Order No 1 for project 10-14-030, between the Board
of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County,
Colorado and FCI Constructors, Inc., for the Rio
Blanco County Justice Center, extending the
completion date for 217 days, from January 31, 2016
to September 4, 2016, no change in the amount.
•Consent 9_Approval of HDR Task Order #17
Addendum #1, between the Board of
County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado
and HDR Engineering,
Inc., for RBC Road 5 Stockpass 4 Design
Services, extending the completion date from May
31, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016.
•Consent 10_Approval for the Agreement for Services
between the Board of County Commissioners of
Rio Blanco County, Colorado and Bighorn
Consulting Engineers for the RBC 2016 Meeker
and Rangely Road and Bridge Emergency Power
Project in an amount not to exceed $4,000.
•Consent 11_Contract Modification No. 3 to the
Agreement for Services between the Board of County
Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and
SGM Inc., for the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds
Project, modifying the scope of work and increasing
the not to exceed amount by $7,137.50 to
$92,884.35.
•Consent 12_Contract Modification No.1 to the
Agreement for Services between the Board of County
Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and
Better City, LLC, for the Rio Blanco County Economic
Development Strategy Implementation for the Meeker
Area Project, modifying the scope of work and
increasing the not to exceed amount by
$235,790.00 to $335,790.00
Bid Opening:
•Bid Opening 1_Rio Blanco County 2016
Design/Build Water Feature
Bid Awards:
MOU's, Contracts and Agreements:
•MCA 1_
Resolutions:
•RES 1_
Other Business:
•Public Comments
•County Commissioners Updates
Adjourn
The agenda is provided for informational purposes
only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will
normally be considered in the order they appear
on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the
Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through
the noon hour and even continue an item for a future
meeting date. The Board, while in session, may
consider other items that are brought before
it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board
is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled.
The next regular Board meeting is tentatively scheduled
for September 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m.., in Meeker at
the Rio Blanco County Justice Center, 455 Main
Streetin Meeker. Please check the County‚'s website
for
information
at
www.rbc.us/departments/commissionersa. If you
need special accommodations please call 970-8789573 in advance of the meeting so thatreasonable
accommodations may be made.
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
RIO BLANCO COUNTY
NOTICE OF FINAL CONTRACTOR
SETTLEMENT
RIO BLANCO COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
NOTICE is hereby given that on the12th day of
September, 2016 at Meeker, Colorado, final settlement
will be authorized by the Rio Blanco County Board
of County Commissioners with FCI Constructors,
Inc, Grand Junction, CO 81504 for all work done
by said CONTRACTOR on the project known as
Rio Blanco County Justice Center.
1)Any person, co-partnership, association, or
DIVISION 5 WATER COURT- JULY 2016 RESUME
10. PURSUANT TO C.R.S., §37-92-302, AS AMENDED, YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT THE FOLLOWING PAGES COMPRISE A RESUME OF THE APPLICATIONS AND AMENDED APPLICATIONS FILED WITH THE WATER CLERK FOR WATER DIVISION 5 DURING THE MONTH OF JULY
2016. The water right claimed by this application may affect in priority any water right claimed or
heretofore adjudicated within this division and owners of affected rights must appear to object
and protest within the time provided by statute, or be forever barred. 16CW3056 MESA AND RIO
BLANCO COUNTIES, COLORADO RIVER. Application for Finding of Reasonable Diligence. TerraCarta
Energy Resources, LLC, c/o Jeff Houpt & Ryan Jarvis of Beattie, Chadwick & Houpt, 932 Cooper Ave,
Glenwood Springs, (970) 945-8659. Structure: Shell Colorado River Pumping Plant. Original decree
entered 07/13/10 in 05CW255. Location: North bank of Colo River in the SE¼ NE¼ of Sec 13, T 1 N, R
3 W, Ute Meridian, Mesa County, Colo approx 1,957 ft from N line and 558 ft from E line of said Sec 13.
Source: Colo River. Appropriation date: 11/29/05. Amount: 225 cfs, conditional. Use and location: The
water diverted under this water right will be used for industrial and mining purposes, including but not limited to drilling activities, product recovery, processing and upgrading, power generation, refining, remediation, reclamation, dust control and other activities in connection with the mining, recovery, and production of oil and other products from oil shale, and for domestic and commercial purposes. Applicant and
its sister company, TC Landco, LLC, own the surface and the mineral estate, including oil shale deposits,
beneath land in Western Colorado that they plan to develop for the production of oil and gas from oil
shale, to utilize in connection with the development of their oil shale properties, and to utilize for ancillary
uses. These lands consist of properties located in the Colo and White River basins. Water may be used
on or in connection with the development of lands in which Applicant currently has a legally vested interest or a reasonable expectation of procuring a legally vested interest. Water may be used directly for the
decreed uses and may be stored in reservoirs on property owned or controlled by Applicant for any
decreed uses, and may be used for augmentation, replacement or exchange in connection with an
approved plan. The subject water right is part of an integrated water system. The Application on file with
the court includes a list of activities demonstrating diligence. The decreed point of diversion is on land
owned by Chevron USA, Inc. (8 pages)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT YOU HAVE until the last day of SEPTEMBER 2016 to file with
the Water Clerk a verified Statement of Opposition setting forth facts as to why this application
should not be granted or why it should be granted in part or on certain conditions. A copy of such
statement of opposition must also be served upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and
an affidavit or certificate of such service shall be filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by Rule
5, CRCP. (Filing Fee: $158.00) KATHY POWERS, Water Clerk, Water Division 5; 109 8th Street,
Suite 104 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Published: August 18, 2016
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RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES
Thursday, August 18, 2016
LEGAL NOTICES
corporation who has an unpaid claim against the
said project may at any time, up to and including
the date specified in item 2 below, file a VERIFIED
STATEMENT of the amount due and unpaid on
account of such claims.
2)All such claims shall be filed with Eric Jaquez,
County Project Coordinator, Rio Blanco County, 200
Main Street, Meeker, Colorado 81641 on or
before September 9, 2016.
3)Failure on the part of a creditor to file such a statement
will relieve Rio Blanco County from any and all liability
for such claim.
Dated at Meeker, Colorado this 18th day of August,
2016.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF RIO
BLANCO COUNTY
BY SHAWN BOLTON, CHAIRMAN
First Publication: 08/18/2016
Last Publication: 08/25/2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
PUBLIC NOTICE
RIO BLANCO BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS HEARING
Notice is hereby given that on Monday October
24, 2016 the Rio Blanco Board
of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing
beginning at 1:15 p.m. At the Rio Blanco County
Justice Center, 455 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado
to consider the following:
Sleepy Cat Minor Subdivision PSUB-0006-16. The
applicant is requesting to subdivide the property
into five lots. The applicant is also requesting to
rezone the five lots to Rural Residential. The property
is located at 16064 County Road 8, Meeker Colorado,
in Section 23, T1S, R92W.
Copies of the documents may be obtained from
the Community Development Department at 200
Main Street in Meeker, Colorado, or you may call
(970) 878-9456 for more information between the
hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Published: August 18, 2016
Rio Blanco Herald Times
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MEEKER STREAKER
MONTHLY SCHEDULE
AUGUST, 2016
NOTE: Please call 878-9368 in advance to set up
all medical appointment rides. Activities are
subject to change. Bus available on dates noted
below.
8/18 Grand Jct/Bus in Town
8/19 Bus in Town
8/20 No Bus
8/21 AM Bus
8/22 Bus in Town
8/23 Bus in Town
8/24 Bus in Town
8/25 Craig/Bus in Town
8/26 Bus in Town
8/27 No Bus
8/28 AM Bus
8/29 Bus in Town
8/30 Bus in Town
8/31 Bus in Town
Please call in advance for a ride to medical
appointments- (970)878-9368. Please schedule outof-town medical appointments before 2:00 PM.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Rangely Food Bank is open on Wednesdays
from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at 204 E. Rio Blanco. To donate,
please call 970-620-2407.
RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets
2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at 7th
and Park, Meeker.
AA & Al-Anon Meetings - Rangely
Alcoholics Anonymous - Open meetings
Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m., 115 Kennedy Dr.,
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Rangely.
Al-Anon meets Monday, 8:15 p.m., 207 S.
Sunset, 1st Baptist Church, Rangely. AlAnon info call 970-629-5064 or 970-6292970.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Mon. 7 p.m., Weds. 7 p.m., Fri. 7 p.m.
St. James Church - enter from back
parking lot, meetings are downstairs in
Richards Hall, 4th & Park, Meeker
878-4158 • 878-5919
• 878-5636
Alanon Thurs. 7 p.m. 878-5655
ANNOUNCEMENTS
RADINO & CHUCKWAGON
Please call before 9:00 a.m. day of meal
878-5627 or 675-8112
Senior Citizen Nutrition Program
Meals served at noon.
Reservations appreciated.
Suggested Donation Over 60 - $2.50. Under 60
- Guest Fee $7.
(Did you know? Homebound trays can be
ordered for over 60, suggested donation $2.50 12:10 p.m. pickup.)
Fri. Aug 19: White bean chili, corn bread, tossed
salad, peach crisp, ice cream
Mon. Aug 22: Turkey w/gravy, mashed potatoes,
stuffing, green beans, pumpkin pie, fruit salad
Tue. Aug 23: Italian spaghetti w/meat sauce, bread,
tossed salad, ice cream & cookie
Wed. Aug 24: Meatloaf, carrots, cauliflower,
dinner roll, dessert
**MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Milk, Tea and Coffee are offered with all meals. Menu
subject to change.
APPLIANCES
Rangely Victim Services
An open door for the protection and
care of abused and battered persons.
Non-emergency call 629-9691 . Emergencies call 911. Providing assistance
for victims of violent crimes.
MEEKER HOUSING AUTHORITY Board of
Directors meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month
at 2:30 p.m. at The Pines, 875 Water St., Meeker.
SAFEHOUSE
If you are being abused physically or
mentally, you can call SAFEHOUSE for
confidential shelter and help.
878-3131
THE VFW, American Legion, and their Auxiliaries
will
meet
the
second
Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at 290 4th
St. For further information call (970) 8785326.
ATTN: RIO BLANCO COUNTY VETERANS: If you
do not receive VA travel allowance for visits to the
Grand Jct VAMC or to the Craig VA Clinic please
contact the RBC Veterans Service Office, Meeker:
Joe Dungan, 878-9690 Rangely: John "Hoot" Gibson,
878-9695
Veterans Service Offices
Rio Blanco County: Veterans Service Officer - Joe Dungan, Wednesday, 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m., County Administration Building, 200 Main Street Suite 300, Meeker.
878-9690 office, 878-3219 home. Fax 8789581.
Rangely: Veterans Service Officer - Hoot
Gibson, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to
3 p.m., County Annex, 17497 State Hwy
64, Rangely. 878-9695 office, 675-2669
home.
Frigidaire Dishwasher, 4 years old, $75.00. Will help
install for $5.00 an hour or install for $10.00 an
hour. (970)878-3193.
AUCTIONS
Auction, Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 AM, 1581
A Street, Craig, Colorado.
Like new 1999 17 ' Lund boat w/ 90 HP motor
w/extras, 1989 Fleetwood 32' motorhome, great
condition, 16' trailer w/3'sides, 2010 Dodge 1 ton
pickup bed, ATV manure spreader, welders, air
compressors, Snap On tool box , 30' heavy duty
shelf, hand and power tools of all kinds, old vehicle
manuals, parts washer, jacks, cherry picker, fishing
items, pickup 3 ton hoist, ladders, semi headache
rack, tires, chains, boomers, trowels, bear
collections, tire chains, tin roofing, like new
washer & dryer, medium chest freezer, microwave,
refridgerator-freezer, table & chairs, Avon
collections, office furniture, I have never sold a better
flexible flyer large sled in my 33 years, stainless
National cash register, 3 pistols, some
antiques and more.
Owner, Randal Running.
For more info call Steve Calypoole CP Auction Service,
(970)260-5577.
"Call us about a sale for you"
Auction, Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM, 426 Willow
Bend, Oak Creek, Colorado. As is boats, pickups,
hand & power tools, antiques, a ton of fishing poles
& reels, camp items, saddles & tack, pack saddles,
7' street sweeper, snow blower, history books and
more. For more info call Steve Claypoole, CP Auction
Services 970-260-5577 "Call us about a sale for
you"
GUNS
LAWN & GARDEN
Emerald City Lawn Care
Lawn, Leaf, and Garden. Free Estimates. Insured
(970) 220-2040
MISCELLANEOUS
ASK ABOUT OUR CNC MACHINING
Can't get a metal part? We can make all
kinds of parts. We have CNC Machine
equipment, lathe and tooling to do the
job. Contact Phil at Family Automotive
and Machine. (970)878-5606.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Austrian Pramberger Upright Piano. Almost perfect
condition. Six+ years old. $2,000. 970-878-3136
HELP WANTED: GENERAL
Energetic people needed for the front of the house
at Ma Famiglia Restaurant. Full-time and part-time
positions available. Positions available immediately
for qualified applicants. Pick up an application at
410 Market St., Meeker.
Lifeguards: The ERBM Recreation & Park District
is seeking applications for four part time non-benefited,
year round lifeguards, who could work up to 24 hours
per week. Lifeguards are trained professional rescuers
who ensure the safety of patrons by preventing and
responding to emergencies in and out of the aquatic
facility. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older;
know how to swim; be available for daytime shifts,
early morning, evening, split and/or weekend shifts;
and be available a minimum of 12 hours per week.
As part of the interview process, candidates will be
asked to swim 300 yards using crawl stroke and
breast stroke, perform a brick dive in the deep end
YARD SALES
PIONEERS MEDICAL CENTER
MEEKER: 1134 Michael Circle, Saturday, August
20, 8 AM- 2 PM.
MEEKER: Storage Sale, located at Meeker U-LockIt, Friday, 11-6 and Saturday 9-?, August 19 and
20, clothes, sporting goods, tools, home decor, beauty,
and baby items.
ELDER CARE SERVICES
Would like to provide in-home care service, Colorado
certified CNA, to include light housekeeping.
(970)620-0917.
HELP WANTED:
SEASONAL
Experienced hunting guide needed, must be able
to call, locate and clean animals. Must have excellent
customer service skills and be able to start September
2-November.Top pay. (970)878-3384
PRN:
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
• Budget & Finance Director
For details and a Rio Blanco County
application, please go to www.rbc.us
or Rio Blanco County HR at 200
Main St., Meeker, CO. 970-878-9570
FULL-TIME [eligible for sign-on bonus & benefits]:
FULL-TIME [eligible for benefits]:
VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
• Planning Commission
Please email interest letter to [email protected]
ADA/EOE
Pioneers Medical Center
HELP WANTED: GENERAL
Phone: (970) 878.5047 Fax: (970) 878.3285
100 Pioneers Medical Center Dr., Meeker, CO 81641
Eastern Rio Blanco County Health Service District
RANGELY - Need person willing to cover town council
meetings, school board meetings, and/or possible
High School sports. Contact Sean at The Herald
Times office. Phone: (970) 878-4017.
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• Food Service - Cook
Barone Middle School
• Boy's Head Basketball Coach
• Boy's Assistant Basketball Coach
• Girl's Head Basketball Coach
• Girl's Assistant Basketball Coach
HELP WANTED: GENERAL
of the pool and tread water for 2 minutes.
Candidates do not need to hold a lifeguard
certification card as we will train selected candidates
on site. Lifeguards are also responsible for
performing maintenance and inspection of the facility
on a daily basis; reporting any unsafe conditions
or equipment to the supervisor(s); monitoring pool
water chemistry and filling out required records and
reports. Salary range $9.73 - $12.91/hr. A
completed ERBM Recreation & Park District job
application is required for consideration and
should be returned to ERBM Recreation & Park District,
Attn: Human Resources, 101 Ute Rd., Meeker, CO
81641. Applications are available at the Meeker
Recreation Center and on the website,
www.MeekerRecDistrict.com. Complete job
description is available upon request and online.
ERBM Recreation & Park District is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. 970-878-3403. Applications
will be accepted through Friday, September 2, 2016.
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THE TANK INTERNATIONAL CENTER for Sonic
Arts invites you to explore this one-of-a-kind sound
space during Open Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. through October! The TANK
is located at 233 County Road 46 in Rangely; families,
locals and visitors welcome. To learn more, visit
www.tanksounds.org or call Operations Coordinator
Heather Zadra at (970) 629-9937.
Food Bank of the Rockies mobile pantry truck will
be in Rio Blanco County providing Food assistance
to community members. Scheduled Dates for 2016:
July 28, Aug. 25. The Food Bank will be at the Meeker
Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Henry Goldenboy 30-30 rifle, Colorado RBC,
commemorative limited edition, #3 of 50, fully engraved
and carved, never been fired. Beautiful rifle. $1400.
(970)234-1729
HUNTING
Elk Hunting: Guided hunts available Nove. 16-20
in GMU 11. Call (970)274-6850.
ADA/EOE
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Farm Bureau Insurance
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Spray-In Bedliners
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Boiler Systems/ Hot Water Heat
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RE: RENTALS: MEEKER
CLEAN REMODELED 2BD APARTMENTS, in-house
laundry, storage units available, close to shopping
and the downtown area & more. $575 to $595 per
month. Western Exposures Realty LLC (970) 8785877.
STORAGE DEPOT 10x25 unit. 878-4808.
AVAILABLE NOW: retail space in the center of Meeker at 6th and Main in the historic Hugus Building. Includes over 5000
square feet and loading dock in the alley.
This former general store has Main Street
display, windows, an antique ceiling,
freight elevator, built-in cupboards and
1910 era show cases. Call 970-878-4138
for details.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE available in
Hugus Building, downtown Meeker. 878-4138.
House to rent; 30 miles East of Meeker on County
Road 8. Call for information (970)274-6850.
RIO BLANCO HERALD TIMES
Thursday, August 18, 2016
RE: HOMES: MEEKER
For sale: 14x70 mobile home on 2 acres, 4 miles
west of Meeker, 3 BDR/1BA, cistern, (970)756-0718
or (970) 878-4629.
RE: LAND/LOTS
35 Acres, Little Beaver Estates, Lot 18. $3,000 per
acre. 970-260-5454.
RE: HOMES: RANGELY
4 BDR/2.5BA, 2 car garage, 1,830 sq. ft., large lot
in La Mesa subdivision. $182,000. 970-773-1970
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RE: RENTALS: RANGELY
SILVER SAGE RV PARK
(970)675-2259
1988 SUZUKI SAMURAI, 88,000 original miles, $2500.
Call (970) 321-2777
MOTORCADE:
CAMPERS/RVS
1996 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL. Large tip out, gas/elec
fridge & freezer, A/C, heater, trailer hitch. Great condition.
970-878-4379
RV Spaces for rent.
Managers: Dana & Debbie Hanvey
(970)675-2259
(970)216-0138
2 BDR/2 BA Duplex. Very clean and quiet, No smoking.
970-778-5040
FSBO: 22 acre horse property with RV service and
new fence. $85,000 OBO. 4751 County Rd 7. 580377-9436
TRAILERS, HITCHES, flatbeds, toolboxes,
trailer service and truck accessories. We
are a "one stop shop" truck and trailer
outfitter. B&W gooseneck hitches $597
installed. Pine Country Trailer Sales,
Grand Junction. 1-800-287-6532.
1038 SHULTS DRIVE
Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments For
Rent: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath
Includes: Range, refrigerator, dishwasher,
microwaves and washer and dryer
Property Services
970-245-1178
www.gjrentals.com
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RE: RENTALS: RANGELY
Rangely Duplex for Rent 1 or 2 bedroom duplex Newly remodeled & landscaped. Please contact
Rodney 970-462-6538 or Dan 970-462-6858.
204 S. White, 3 BDR/1 BA, newly remodeled, w/d
included. Pets okay w/deposit, N/S. We pay
water/sewer. Reduced to $700 mo + deposit.
RE: RENTALS: RANGELY
For Rent! 314 E. Rangely Ave. 3 BDR/2BA house
(see Zillow for pictures at www.zillow.com/
homedetails/314-E-Rangely-Ave-Rangely-CO81648/1045962 51 zpid/) $800/month plus utilities.
1 yr lease. 303-810-6805 ask for Mark.
theheraldtimes.com
1st Month’s Rent Free w/signed 1 year lease
Sagewood West Townhomes—Rangely
MOTORCADE: MISC
5 BDR/2 BA house, fenced yard, no pets. Avail 9/1.
$1,000 mo. + deposit. 970-942-7501
APARTMENT 2BDR/1BA, fully furnished, utilities
included, NS/NP, above restaurant. Call 878-4141
MOTORCADE:
CARS: DOMESTIC
FOR RENT
Colowyo Mine has the following openings available.
All positiions will be based at Colowyo Mine in Meeker, CO.
Haul Truck
k Operator
(IRC20535)
Maintenance Mech
hanic
(IRC20536)
Instrumentation, Control and Electrical Supervisor
(IRC20534)
Sr. Administrative Assistant
(IRC20537)
To apply go to our website at www.tristategt.org then click on the Careers
link. Search for the selected position by using the job number listed above.
EEO M/F/D/V
Available for rent – Newly constructed (2-story
1465 Sq.Ft. and Ranch 1139 Sq. Ft.) – Both units
are 3-Bdrm with 2-2½ baths and a single car
garage with a fenced in back patio area. Enjoy
affordable living in modern accommodations.
Please contact Peter Brixius or Teresa Lang at
(970) 675-8476 to inquire about the units.