News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2019

Explanations to Recent Building Code Questions

The proposed changes to the Rio Blanco County building codes have brought forth many questions and misconceptions. In an effort to answer some of those questions, below is a simplified explanation of what the proposed changes include.

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Construction/Road & Bridge Projects

News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

County Closures- Details

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Rio Blanco County Offices will be closed the the public until April 11 or until further notice.

For details regarding specific departments, please see below. 

Law Enforcement, Public Health, Human Services, Emergency Management, Public Health, Land...

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County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces Temporary Pause on Rulemaking

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2020

CONTACT:

Megan Castle, COGCC Community Relations Supervisor/Communications Manager

Megan.Castle@state.co.us, (303) 513-2713

Twitter: @ColoradoOGCC

 

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces Temporary ...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Rio Blanco County Joins Eight Other Counties in Challenging Air Commission's December Rulemaking

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Rio Blanco County joined eight other counties in The Western and Rural Local Government Coalition (WRLG) filed suit today in Denver District Court challenging a small subset of new rules established by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (Air Comm...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Colorado Must Balance Recreation and Farming with NEPA Reform

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Colorado Must Balance Recreation and Farming with NEPA Reform

By Bob Rankin and Jeff Rector

 

There are hopeful signs for Colorado’s economic prospects in 2020. The Centennial State is not far removed from a record tourism year&am...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

2020 Spring Load Restrictions

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Rio Blanco County 2020 SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION SCHEDULE Pursuant to Resolution No. 2007-08 adopted by the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners on February 20, 2007, the following weight restrictions will be imposed on the roads indicated: EFFEC...

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County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Commissioner Update

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Commissioner Moyer attended the Club 20/Action 22/Pro 15 Voices of Rural Colorado Joint Legislative Visit last week in Denver.  The agenda included many presentations from various organizations and many of the current Polis Administration&rsq...

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County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Basic Ag Marketing Class Offered

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County News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Commissioner Moyer Visits DC

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The week of January 8, Commissioner Moyer flew to Washington DC after being invited by The Executive Office of the President.  He was asked to give comments and perspective on the proposed new Waters of the U.S. definition and how it will impact ...

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County News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

County Roads and Snowplowing Awareness

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It’s that time of year again when the county plows comes along and leave a ridge of snow across residents’ driveways.  Our crews do their very best to minimize the amount of snow left at driveways and intersections, but unfort...

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County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Notification of Sales Tax Return Changes Effective January 1, 2020

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If you have any questions please contact Deb Morlan at 970-878-9612 or email deb.morlan@rbc.us

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County News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Commissioner Moyer Meets with State Water Engineer

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Commissioner Moyer and CCI Executive Director John Swartout met with the State Water Engineer Kevin Rein in Denver on Thursday December 12 to discuss the county’s support for the conditional water rights necessary for Wolf Creek Reservoir. &...

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County News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

New Landfill Rates Begin in January

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On November 19, 2019, the Rio Blanco County Commissioners adopted new landfill rates to go into effect January 1, 2020.

The Solid Waste Landfill fund has been using its fund balance (reserves) to cover expenses for the past few years, meaning that revenue ...

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County News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review

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In March 2019, Rio Blanco County began the process of updating the county-wide hazard mitigation plan. Rio Blanco County is completing this update as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to remain eligible for mitigation grant progra...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Commissioners Approve 2020 Budget

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On Wednesday, December 11, The Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2020 budget prioritizing repair and maintenance on existing county infrastructure.

Janae Stanworth, Budget & Finance Director, spent about forty-five minutes covering t...

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County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates and Changes

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Please take note of the following meeting dates and changes:

  • The Special Meeting for the Adoption of the 2020 Budget is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 PM at the Historic Courthouse in Meeker.
  • The Special Meeting for the Certification of Levies...
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County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Commissioners Attend Winter CCI Conference

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The Commissioners spent the beginning of the week attending the CCI (Colorado Counties, Inc) Winter Conference in Colorado Springs. They attended presentations and meetings on a variety of issues including a Public Lands Committee Meeting, a presentation ...

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County News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

New Mexico Joins Rio Blanco County & the Western States and Tribal Nations in Support of Gas Exports

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SAN DIEGO--()--The State of New Mexico today became the newest member of Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) natural gas initiative, adding a strong advocate for the power of responsible, environmentally sound energy production to boost ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Commissioners Sign Updated Wolf Management Resolution

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In April of 2018, The Rio Blanco County Commissioners signed a resolution in support of wolf management in Colorado.  The original resolution encourages wolf management to protect private property, livestock and wildlife resources and encourages ...

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County News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Budget Update

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The Board of County Commissioners wrapped up initial rounds of budget meetings on Wednesday afternoon, hearing from each department lead regarding their 2020 budget.  Commissioners requested flat budgets from each department this year and the maj...

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County News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Budget Meetings This Week

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    The overwhelming theme during the public budget workshops held on Monday was fiscal responsibility. The Board of County Commissioners listened and asked some tough questions as department heads took time to explain the details of the...

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