Rangely Police Chief Vince Wilczek led the charge of 38 persons crazy enough to plunge into Kenney Reservoir on Saturday to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. There were roughly 160 people present to witness the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a […]
Meeker High School senior wrestler Sammy Palmer practices a turk on teammate Christopher Strate, as does Daylon Nielsen on assistant coach Carl Padilla during one of the first practices of the season. The season officially started Nov. 12, when most Meeker wrestlers were still playing football. The Cowboys, who finished as the 1A state runners-up […]
Meeker’s Ethel Starbuck gave the keynote remarks at the Oct. 10 celebration of Meeker High School’s 60th anniversary in the high school gymnasium. Starbuck was a 38-year-old business/commercial studies teacher at the time the school opened in 1955. Starbuck is flanked on the far left by her son, Dr. Gene Starbuck, a Meeker graduate and […]
The Rangely Outdoor Recreation class left for a camping trip on Nov. 12 and returned Saturday. The class stayed at the James Rob’s State Park and went hiking in McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area and at the Colorado National Monument. The class practiced “Leave No Trace Behind,” which they have been studying in class. Overall […]
On Sunday, the ladies of the Epsilon Chi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in Rangely held a successful annual Holiday Bazaar. The event, which has run for more than 40 years, raised $2,000 this year. The funds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, and the chapter does several other projects for Rangely residents, […]
MEEKER I For 30 years, the town of Meeker has opened its doors to the world for a week each September for the sheepdog trials. Following in those footsteps, with high hopes that it will match the sheepdog trials, the Meeker Classic announces its plans to host the 2016 National Cattledog Association Finals.
Rangely’s William Scoggins finished off his cross-country season at Division II Fort Lewis College as the No. 1 runner on the team. Scoggins, a junior at Fort Lewis, led his team at the South Central Region Championships in Canyon, Texas, finishing the 10K (6.2 miles) cross country course in a time of 32:36.
This was one of the slower moments on Sunday afternoon during the St. James Episcopal Church’s Thanksgiving Dinner as droves of people attended the annual event, which offered a full Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. As soon as the Denver Bronco game was over, the crowd poured in, […]
MEEKER I “We have been here before and the games get tougher every week,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after his team defeated the Platte Canyon Huskies 32-20 in the first round of the 2015, 1A Colorado State Football playoffs last Saturday in Bailey. The Cowboys will host the No. 2 seeded, Resurrection […]
MEEKER I On Tuesday, Meeker High School will turn 60 years old. The new facility was dedicated Nov. 10, 1955, as Rio Blanco County High School. The original dedication ceremony was sponsored by the County Board of Education, the Meeker Parent Teachers Association and the students. On Tuesday, Meeker High School and the school district […]
MEEKER I Approximately 30 kids participated in the 2015 Meeker Elk Bugling and Camouflage Contest at Meeker Elementary School on Oct. 28. The event was part of Red Ribbon Week and was put on by the Meeker Police Department and sponsored by White River Electric Association, Wyatt’s Sports and Meeker General Mercantile. The grand prize […]
MEEKER I When one arrived on the scene, a double take was not uncommon. A mock fatality accident in the Meeker High School upper parking lot was set up to show a well-made up but uncovered gruesome body in the parking lot, about 15 feet ahead of a vehicle that had obviously been involved in […]
On June 18, the ERBM Recreation & Park District participated in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) to help build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim. With the Meeker community support, WLSL has once again helped set a new (unofficial) world record for the largest swimming lesson conducted in a 24-hour […]
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Dear Editor: The family of Jo Linden would like to thank all who attended to her care, provided food, cards and flowers and extended condolences.
DINO I After completing a thorough public involvement process, Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on Jan. 1 in order to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the monument.
RBC I This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up with,” said Tilman Bishop, a volunteer member of the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee, which judges the entries. “The new artists […]
RBC I With the end of daylight saving time, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado motorists of the higher risk of being involved in a wildlife-related accident. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, November sees more car accidents involving wildlife than any other month.
Dear Editor: The Meeker FFA Ag Issues Team would like to thank and specially recognize all those who helped us make it to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., in October.
Dear Editor: The Douglas Creek and White River conservation districts’ purpose is to promote the wise use of natural resources within our county and in general. The districts announce the development of a natural resource informational campaign.
DINO I October visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 13.8 percent increase for the month over the 2014 figures.
The Rangely High School volleyball team held its year-end banquet on Monday night. A big congratulations to Katelyn Brown, who was named to All-Conference First Team, and Justyne Dembowski and Sarah Conner, who were named to All-Conference Honorable Mention. Also a big congratulations to Katye Allred, Carrie Goddard, Justyne Dembowski, Lindzey Thacker, Antoinette Dorris, Corinne […]