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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Kenney Reservoir Reopens

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PRESS RELEASE: KENNEY RESERVOIR PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE 

DATE: 7/29/2021 

RELEASED BY: RIO BLANCO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT 

Rio Blanco County Public Health and Emergency Management, in coordination with local...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Rio Blanco County

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STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS ORDER EFFECTIVE 6/25/2021Pursuant to Rio Blanco County Resolution 2019-06 the following acts are prohibited in Rio Blanco County.

PROHIBITIONS:1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfir...

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County News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with Rio Blanco County, Bureau of Land Management, and US Forest Service the following STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS within Rio Blanco County. These restrictions are not taken lightly but are very nec...
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County News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Rio Blanco County Stakeholders Urged to Participate in Regional CEDS

Rifle, Colorado – Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) is continuing its public engagement phase in the updating of its Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Interested Rio Blanco County stakeholders may par...

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County News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Rio Blanco County Announces Hiring New Road & Bridge Director

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Rio Blanco County Commissioners voted to approve Scott Marsh to the position of Road and Bridge Director, which drew from an extensive pool of highly qualified applicants from around the United States and ended with final interviews earlier in April. &...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Rio Blanco County Opens Mountain Passes

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Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department has opened seasonal mountain passes for the summer.  Ripple Creek Pass, Dunkley Pass, Buford/New Castle Road and Meadow Lake Road are all open for travel.  Please use caution if traveling on t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Rio Blanco County Passes Constitutional Resolution

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On Tuesday May 11, 2021, the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution concerning the Constitutional rights and protections guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Colorado.&a...

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County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Rio Blanco County Reports Second Death from COVID-19

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Rio Blanco County is saddened to report another death due to complications from COVID-19.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to those affected by the loss of their loved one.

Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws, no other de...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

State Moves RBC to COVID-19 Dial Level Yellow on November 30

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The following letter was sent to the BOCC and Public Health Director from the CDPHE on the evening of 11/24.  A copy of the letter can be viewed here: https://rbc.us/DocumentCenter/View/2558/Rio-Blanco-Level-Change-Notice---PON-to-Level-Yellow---...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Rio Blanco County Reports First Death from COVID-19

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It's with heavy hearts that Rio Blanco County reports a death due to complications from COVID-19Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws, no other details will be made public at this time.

Our heartfelt condolences...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

November 17 Meeting and Work Session Summary

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Unofficial Workshop and BOCC Meeting Summary- 11/17/2020

For official meeting minutes and agendas, visit:  https://rbc.us/129/Agendas-Minutes

Note: As of October 13, work sessions will be scheduled on a rolling starting basis in order to be most ef...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

October 27 Meeting and Work Session Summary

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Workshop and BOCC Meeting Summary- 10/27/2020

Note: Starting October 13, work sessions will be scheduled on a rolling starting basis in order to be most efficient with time. 

  • The BOCC met with representatives from White River Electric Association t...
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County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

October 13 Meeting and Work Session Summary

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Workshop and BOCC Meeting Summary- 10/13/2020

Note: Starting October 13, work sessions will be scheduled on a rolling starting basis in order to be most efficient with time. 

  • The BOCC met with Road & Bridge Director Dave Morlan to discuss the C...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Daily Summaries- Budget Workshops Oct 19-Nov 5

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Note: The Board of County Commissioners will hold Department Budget Workshops on October 19 through November 5, 2020 at the Historic Courthouse, 555 Main Street, 3rd floor BOCC Hearing Room in Meeker, CO. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 the Workshop will be ...

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County News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

2021 Budget Workshop Schedules

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The 2021 budget workshop schedule has been published. Workshops start October 19 and will continue through November 5. You will find all public work sessions published at the following link. You can subscribe to receive email alerts when new work sessions...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Updated Info for Building Inspections

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Starting Monday October 12, building inspections will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.  Please call 970-878-9450 with any questions.

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County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Special Districts and Property Tax Distributions

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Updated on 9/26 to clarify that this article is meant to explain property tax distributions only.  There are many other sources of funding that come from the county to various special districts (for example, conservation districts, schools, towns...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

More Budget Talk: Employee Benefits, Dispatch and Consolidation of Staff

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More Budget Talk: Employee Benefits, Dispatch and Consolidation of Staff

The Commissioners had a busy Tuesday morning discussing more budget details during their scheduled work sessions and board meeting.

During the first work session, Budget and Finance Di...

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County News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Budget Timeline

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The yearly budget process is always a lot of work, but it’s even more difficult when the county is facing a $2.3M deficit compared to 2020.  The regularly scheduled BOCC meeting on September 15 included a work session led by Budget and Finance Di...
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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Unemployment Update August 2020

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Rio Blanco County's unemployment rate for August 2020 shows a dip from July's and is currently at 5.1%.  With a labor force of 2,735 and employment of 2,595, that puts the unemployment number at 140 people countywide.  This is well below...
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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Election 2020 Voter Information

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Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters on October 9th.  In-person paper ballot and electronic voting will be available from Monday, October 19th through 7PM November 3rd in Rangely and Meeker.

Colorado voters can now sign up for Ba...

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County News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Rio Blanco One of Three Counties to Move into Next Phase (Protect Our Neighbor) Phase of Reopening

From Public Health Director Alice Harvey: 

"Community Partners,

We are pleased to inform the citizens of Rio Blanco County that we have achieved 'Protect Our Neighbor" certification, and were one of the first three counties in the state o...
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County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

The County Budget and The Importance of Reserves

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BUDGET OUTLOOK

After a tough week, the Commissioners are ready to continue to move forward in the planning of the 2021 budget. Budgets were due to the Budget Department from each county department today, September 4.  Over the next several weeks, ...

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County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

2021 Budget Outlook

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Over the next several weeks you will see information regarding the 2021 Budget.  The following image is a simple infographic of some of the projected changes in revenue that are expected for the county for 2021.

Watch your mailbox over the next fe...

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County News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Budget Update 9/1/2020

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The special meeting today resulted in the following:

Commissioners gave direction to the county attorney to draft a ballot question regarding a sales tax increase that is passed, would be allocated to dispatch services.  The deadline for ballot qu...

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County News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

2021 Budget Discussion Presentation

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To view the presentation from the 8/31 meeting, please click here: 2021 Budget Discussion

Please view the Agendas and Minutes page for updates about upcoming budget meetings and to sign up for alerts when new meetings are posted.

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County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Commissioners Approve Ballot Measure for Term Limits

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At the BOCC meeting on Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners voted to authorize the addition of ballot questions that, if approved by a majority of Rio Blanco County registered voters, would establish term limitations on each individual office includ...

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County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Did You Receive An Unsolicited Seed Product in the Mail?

Seeds from CHINA Warning

IF YOU RECEIVE OR HAVE RECEIVED ANY UNSOLICITED SEED PRODUCT FROM CHINA:

Please bring the packages to your local Extension Office!

 ? DO NOT PLANT ? DO NOT OPEN THE PACKETS ? DO NOT EAT THE SEED ? DO NOT THROW THE SEEDS AWAY ? RETAIN THE PACKAGES A...

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