Klark Kindler hired as AD at MHS, will also coach, teach

Klark Kindler, left, has been named the new athletic director at Meeker High School in addition to his continuing as the Cowboys’ basketball coach. Kindler and his daughter Madison, left, and his wife, Jewell, right, are seen here at a Broncos game last year, something the whole family enjoys.

MEEKER I Klark Kindler and his family had just returned from a weekend trip to a wedding on the Front Range when he had the time to discuss his new job as the Meeker High School athletic director. He was getting ready for a horseback ride, one of his favorite pastimes, to Lake Peltier in […]

CNCC paleontology dig: Bones abundant throughout nearby areas

Twenty-seven Colorado Northwestern Community College instructors, students and county residents joined for a tour of the CNCC dinosaur dig south of Rangely on Saturday as a field trip to show the residents the progress being made on the dig for a large dinosaur well hidden in a canyon. Several large rib bones and upper leg bones have been exposed in the two to three weeks the dig has been going on, and CNCC is using the dig as an educational opportunity. To the left, in red, is CNCC science instructor Liz Johnson, who is also a certified paleontologist, who must be on site for this kind of dig.

Rangely plans two days of fun to mark Fourth of July

flag coiled

RANGELY I As the nation’s annual Independence Day celebration approaches, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District is busy preparing for Rangely’s two days of holiday festivities.

Milk Creek donations to double

MEEKER I The Milk Creek Battlefield Park needs descriptive signs to complete this fascinating historic monument. Now your donation to the RBC Historical Society for this purpose will double in value. An anonymous donor has promised a 100 percent match for every dollar donated up to a total of $2,500. Donation jars can be found […]

From My Window: CNCC paleo dig: Worst day I ever loved; Beer protest grows

Sean McMahon, Editor

The annual passing of another year in my life occurred on Saturday, and it has always been deemed a great success when the day is spent doing nothing tough. That means not getting up early, not hurrying through breakfast, not

Amy Chinn to be submitted as choice for interim MHS principal

Amy Chinn

MEEKER I New Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle announced, via email to the Herald Times Tuesday morning, that his choice for Meeker High School principal for the 2015-16 school year is Amy Chinn.

Memorial shoot honors life of former CPW wildlife manager

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Jon Wangnild of Meeker died in a horseback riding accident in June 2013, and the Meeker Sportsman’s Club will hold its second annual non-competitive Jon Wangnild Memorial Shoot Sunday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meeker Sportsman’s Club property south of Meeker […]

Downtown Meeker…

The new gazebo, located at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets in Meeker, is seen here near completion. The 1,500-square-foot facility is expected to be completed and the fence removed around the gazebo by start of Range Call activites, Commissioner Shawn Bolton said on Friday. There will be electrical hookups nearby to start and that may be replaced later with electrical boxes on each of the four corners.

Sawyer Brown in concert at Range Call Celebration

A Wyoming native, Chancey Williams, and his “Younger Brothers Band,” have relentlessly toured the Western United States, developing a rabid fan base not seen from the Cowboy State since Chris LeDoux. In fact, Chancey Williams and LeDoux are the only two people to ride in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (one of the most famous in the world, touted as “Daddy of ‘Em All”) and play its main stage as a major entertainer. The band has shared the stage with dozens of artists, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Brantley Gilbert and Thompson Square.

Application deadline for fall turkey hunts coming July 9

RBC I The application deadline for fall turkey hunts, held September to October, is July 9, only one week away.

New race course this year at Run for Your Life 5K

MEEKER I This year Run for Your Life race participants will have a new course route to mix up the 36-year-old July 4 event in Meeker.

2015 Range Call Royalty

Range Call Royalty for 2015 are, from left to right, second attendant Melayni Grace Wangnild, 10; Range Call Princess Emily Amick, 11; Range Call Queen Phalon Osborn, 14; and first attendant Jazzmyn Wakefield, also 13. They represent Range Call throughout the year at various rodeos, fairs and local events.

MEEKER I Range Call royalty reigns over the Range Call events each year and they also make appearances at other rodeos, fairs and several events locally. Unlike in most past years, when there has been a queen and two princesses, the 2015 Range Call Royal Court is made up of the queen, a princess and […]

Parade Marshal Rayola Rust: One of Range Call’s greatest fans ­

Rayola Rust lost her battle with cancer on July 5, 2014. This year she is posthumously honored as the 2015 Range Call Parade Grand Marshal.

MEEKER I This year’s Range Call Parade Grand Marshal is Rayola Rust. Rust lost her courageous battle with cancer on July 5, 2014.