Posted on: October 14, 2020
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. Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2020
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 8, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 8, 2020
Starting Monday October 12, building inspections will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Please call 970-878-9450 with any questions. Read on...
Posted on: September 25, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 23, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 16, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 21, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 17, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 11, 2020
From Public Health Director Alice Harvey:
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 4, 2020
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, ...Read on...
Posted on: September 2, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: September 1, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: August 21, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: July 21, 2020
The Commissioner’s hearing room was packed today during the BOCC meeting in Rangely. The agenda item of particular interest was the discussion regarding the Governor’s Face Mask Mandate and whether or not the Rio Blanco Count...Read on...
Posted on: July 6, 2020
Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker and the Town of Rangely are hosting public meetings for the State to present updated floodplains as a result of the ongoing restudy over the last few years. These updated floodplains are displayed on prelimin...Read on...
Posted on: June 24, 2020
On Monday June 22, Governor Polis announced five new appointments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission. Last year, the Governor signed the much debated Senate Bill 181 that included the transition of the commission from 9 members to 5. The 5 members hav...Read on...
Posted on: June 22, 2020
Effective July 1, 2020, the new County Lodging Tax rate is 2.0%. Please be certain to update all procedures and any software you might utilize for tax collection purposes. You may refer to the State Taxation website for any additional ...Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2020
The state of Colorado established the Oil Shale Trust Fund to receive federal leasing bonus payments from oil shale that began in 1975. In 1982, the County Capital
Improvement Trust Fund, or CCITF, was established in order for Rio Blanco County to receive ...Read on...
Posted on: June 4, 2020
On Wednesday June 3, Rio Blanco County received approval of the second variance request that was submitted May 21, 2020.
See the letter below, and view the details of the variance request HERE.Read on...
Posted on: May 21, 2020
During a work session on Tuesday, the BoCC, County Attorney Todd Starr and Public Health Director Alice Harvey clarified the process that will be requested from event coordinators for summer events within Rio Blanco County.
The commissioners mai...Read on...
Posted on: May 12, 2020
The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners approved a letter during the Commissioner meeting this morning to the Citizens of Rio Blanco County, Colorado in regards to actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
View the letter HERE.Read on...
Posted on: May 11, 2020
Late Friday, the Rio Blanco County Commissioners received an email response to their request for a variance in regards to Executive Order D 20 044 and Public Health Order 20-28.
The request was approved by the state with suggestions for modifications. &...Read on...
Posted on: April 29, 2020
The Rio Blanco County Commissioners recently approved a letter to the state regarding Rio Blanco County's plans to make decisions regarding re-opening at a local level.
The letter requests exclusion from Executive Order 2020-017, the Co...Read on...
Posted on: March 31, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: March 26, 2020
Megan Castle, COGCC Community Relations Supervisor/Communications Manager
Megan.Castle@state.co.us, (303) 513-2713
Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Announces Temporary ...Read on...
Posted on: March 12, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: February 26, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: February 26, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2020
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2020
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 8, 2020
If you have any questions please contact Deb Morlan at 970-878-9612 or email email@example.comRead on...
Posted on: December 20, 2019
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. &...Read on...
Posted on: December 19, 2019
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: December 16, 2019
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...Read on...
Click Here To View the Draft Plan...
Posted on: December 13, 2019
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...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2019
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...
Posted on: December 6, 2019
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: November 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 ...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2019
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2019
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...Read on...
Posted on: November 4, 2019
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...Read on...