Rio Blanco County cross country runners Phalon Osborn, Savanna Nielsen, Raelynn Norman, Julia Eskelson, Patrick Scoggins and Landon Rowley represented Rio Blanco County at the Nike Cross Country Southwest Regional Championships in Casa Grande this past weekend. Competing in the small school division (1,000 or fewer students), the girls were led by Meeker’s Eskelson on […]
There were roughly 160 persons on hand on Nov. 14 to watch 38 people jump into an icy Kenney Reservoir to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. It was the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a sports medicine caregiver for Colorado Northwestern […]
On Nov. 15, 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 $1,100 this year. The funds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, and the chapter does several projects also for Rangely […]
Turkeys were readily visible on Saturday in many fields along County Road 8, living dangerously with Thanksgiving being today. Top photo: These turkeys were two of about 10 that were walking around the beginning of a driveway, about 10 feet off of County Road 8, about 10 miles east of Meeker. Turkeys could be spotted […]
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 […]
RBC I It is the coming of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season in Meeker and Rangely, and Meeker’s holiday shopping season will kick off with the Festival of Lights, to take place Wednesday evening.
RBC I The White River National Forest’s winter motor vehicle use season began began Monday and ends May 20. During the winter season all wheeled vehicles (including bikes) are limited to plowed routes, travel allowed through designation as open in the Forest’s 2011 Travel Management Plan, or by a permit specific to the activity.
RBC I On Nov. 11, the Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office hosted public meetings in Meeker and Rangely to discuss the scoping process of updating their Travel and Transportation Management Plan for the 6.2 million acres managed by the White River Field Office.
RBC I Bustang, Colorado’s first-ever state-owned and operated bus system, has begun weekend service on Interstate 70. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new inter-regional express bus service will offer one round trip on Saturdays and Sundays: Glenwood Springs to Denver in the morning, and Denver to Glenwood Springs in the late afternoon. The weekend service […]
RANGELY I Rangely High School’s most recent state wrestling champion will also be its most recent head coach. Travis Witherell, who won an individual Colorado state wrestling title wrestling as a senior for the Panthers in 2010, has been named to take over the Panther grapplers in his first year as head coach.
RBC I Whose water flows in the White River, and who cares? The answer to the first question is complicated. The answer to the second question is everyone in the Southwest United States. The Colorado River is used by millions, within and outside its natural basin, for agriculture, household use, industry and recreation. Along its […]
RBC I The last major El Niño to hit California was catastrophic: Throughout the winter of 1997 and 1998, rain, snow and powerful winds battered the state’s interior while towering waves hammered the coast.
RBC I Community, tribal and K-12 groups are invited to submit project proposals that explore impacts of oil and gas development on their local communities with support from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network based at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Patrick Scoggins, a sophomore at Rangely High School, joined several other Rio Blanco County cross country runners at the Nike Cross Country Southwest Regional Championships in Casa Grande this past weekend. In his last high school race of the season, Scoggins ran the course in a time of 16:36, which earned him a 17th place […]