Main Street candidate…

On Aug. 17 at the downtown pavilion between the old courthouse and new Justice Center, representatives of the Town of Meeker, the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and the county gathered to meet Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who stopped in town to honor Meeker’s achievement of “candidate status” in the Colorado Main Street Program. Participants included county Economic Development coordinator Katelin Cook, Councilman Scott Creecy, Lt. Gov. Lynne, Town Court Clerk and administrative assistant Amy Tupy, Town Clerk Lisa Cook, Town Manager Scott Meszaros, chamber member Reed Kelley, Councilman Rodney Gerloff, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and Meeker Chief of Police Bob Hervey.

After intersquad battle, CNCC volleyball team to open season

RANGELY I Colorado Northwestern Community College head volleyball coach Chris Vergnaud and assistant coach Ashley Bryant wanted to say thank you to everyone who made Saturday’s intersquad scrimmage a huge success for the volleyball team.

Obituary: Trichia Lynn (Bishop) Walker

Trichia Lynn Bishop Walker

Trichia Lynn (Bishop) Walker was born Dec. 3, 1969, in Colorado Springs to Rick and Linda Bishop. She went home to be with her Redeemer on Aug. 19, 2016. The cause of death was brain cancer.

Harvey Gap Reservoir to be drained; size and limit restrictions removed

RIFLE I The Silt Water Conservancy District is announcing that they will need to drain Harvey Gap Reservoir to inspect the dam outlet structure, and to save as many fish as possible, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has authorized an emergency fish salvage at the reservoir located north of Silt, effective immediately.

Meeker and Rangely districts change to full-day kindergarten

RBC I This fall, the Rangely and Meeker school districts have transitioned from a traditional half-day kindergarten to a full-day program in which the county’s five-year-old students will begin attending school on the same seven-and-a-half-hour schedule as the older students.

Trappers Lake…

Sunday was a beautiful day for fishing or rafting or just plain being outside on Trappers Lake as a single rafter, who can be seen in the water in the lower center of the photo, found out. It was a tough hike though as he had to carry his raft up from the water in Trappers Lake. It was also a great day for sightseeing as will the next couple of weekends be at least.

This week: 100th birthday of NPS; star celebrations slated

A dark, starry sky fills the night above the Quarry Visitor Center in Dinosaur National Monument, which is celebrating the dark clear skies this week and weekend.

RBC I The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout August, and with special events across the country and free admission to all 412 national parks from today through Sunday, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark/ #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

2016 RBC Fair Results (part 2)

Swine Results Junior Showmanship Dechlin Taylor 1st Ryann Mergelman 2nd Jayde Turner 3rd Clay Allred 4th Cade Blunt 5th Amiee Shults 6th Rylee Wagner 7th

Princess Gala fundraiser Friday for Meeker’s traveling dance team

MEEKER I Do you have a little princess at home? Does she love sparkles, believe in magic and can sing Princess Elsa’s “Let It Go” flawlessly?

From My Window: Rio Blanco mountains, U.S. Olympic teams in great shape

Took a drive up to and past Trappers Lake on Sunday and chose a gorgeous day to do so. The skies were clear and blue, the forests were dark green and the higher one got, the more colorful the native wildflowers became.

County high school sports begin

RBC I Rangely High School students were back in the classroom on Aug. 15 while Meeker students started Monday. Practice of fall sports officially started Aug. 15, and three days later, Rangely’s golf team was already competing.

213-mile poker run Saturday a fundraiser for Meeker teen Bradi Bland’s medical expenses

A 213-mile fundraising poker run will be held Saturday to raise funds to help cover the medical expenses of Meeker’s Bradi Bland, pictured above. Bland was critically injured in a car accident in April and is undergoing long-term treatment for a traumatic brain injury.

MEEKER I “Caitlyn was Bradi’s first crush; that’s how I met him,” said Cassie McGuire with a smile as she recalled her daughter and classmate Bradi Bland as preschoolers. “Brinda (Bradi’s mother) came up to me after school one day and said, ‘Bradi is in love with your daughter!’ and I said, ‘And just who […]