Ag and Business Day offers something for everyone

Temple Grandin

MEEKER I Aug. 26 will be an educational and entertaining day for those who have any tie to agriculture — or not. Agriculture, general business education, the “State of the County” address and renowned livestock handler and autism expert Temple Grandin are all on slate during the day.

Boating season begins; boaters reminded of responsibilities

RBC I Boating season has begun across the state, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding everyone heading to their favorite lakes or reservoirs to be safe this year. Following the state’s boating laws can not only help prevent deaths and injuries, it will help stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species, a serious threat […]

Meeker student selected to Phi Beta Kappa

WYOMING I America’s original scholastic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), has selected 33 new members at the University of Wyoming, based upon their demonstrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

370 people take part in Rangely Health fair

RANGELY I Approximately 370 people attended blood pre-draws March 21-22 and the Rangely Community Health Fair on Saturday morning to have blood drawn for various screening tests, numbers that suggest attendance is holding steady in the health fair’s third year independent of the Channel 9Health Fair.

RBC livestock judging team wins another title

RBC I The Rio Blanco County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed at the 33rd annual Adams County Livestock Judging Extravaganza in Brighton, Colo., on Saturday, and the Junior 4-H team once again won the overall team title.

Scott Creecy takes seat on Meeker Town Board

Scott Creecy

MEEKER I Scott Creecy, a six-year resident of Meeker, was sworn into office on Tuesday night, filling the vacancy left on the board when board member Regas Halandras, who was termed out on the board, ran unopposed for Meeker mayor.

CNCC rodeo team sending several to nationals

RANGELY I The 2013-2014 Rocky Mountain Region regular season has come to a close for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans Rodeo Team.

CLUB 20 to be in Meeker on Tuesday

MEEKER I On Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Kilowatt Korner, CLUB 20 will be in Meeker to provide a presentation by their director on several issues relevant to Meeker, Rangely and Rio Blanco County.

Regas Halandras sworn in as new mayor of Meeker

Regas Halandras

MEEKER I Lifelong Meeker resident Regas Halandras was sworn in Tuesday night as the new mayor of Meeker, having moved up from his termed-out seat on the Meeker Town Board, where he had served eight years.

3 Meeker DI teams on way to Globals

MEEKER I Six Meeker Destination Imagination teams traveled to Denver last weekend to compete in the Colorado State Destination Imagination Tournament against 20 to 25 other teams and three teams advanced to the DI Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.

Meeker youth wrestlers crown 9 champs in Craig

MEEKER I With several of their teammates competing in Destination Imagination or baseball, 33 Meeker Community Wrestling Club youth members wrestled in Craig last week and many will wrestle in Rifle on Saturday.

Tipton, others seek transparency in species act

RBC I During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that federal agencies’ refusal to disclose scientific data used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing process raises questions on the validity of the data and undermines species preservation efforts.