MHS Prom 2016…

The 2016 Meeker High School Prom Royal Court was announced before the beginning of the dancing at the prom, which was held Saturday evening at the Hugus Building to a nearly full house. Members of the royalty, from left in the back row: Attendants Jake Nielsen and Caitlyn Shepherd, Attendants Devon Pontine and Jenna Walsh, and Queen Kadie Hummel and King Nick Burri. In the front row are youth attendants Carson Blunt, left, and Raegan Clatterbaugh.

Meeker officials sworn in …

From left, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey and Town Attorney Melody Massih were sworn into office by Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook at Tuesday evening’s Meeker Town Council meeting. The appointments of these town officers must be formally made and the individuals must take the oath of office along with the seating of new and re-elected town council members.

Countywide agri-tourism workshop links Rangely, Meeker

Agri-tourism means sharing the agricultural life of our surroundings with those who may have never seen or been to a working ranch, farm, dairy, etc. Above, Deana Wood is feeding a calf during calving season on a Rio Blanco County ranch.

RBC I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee hosted an agri-tourism workshop on April 19, opening it up via video conferencing to Rangely and anyone who wanted to join in the conversation.

Dispatchers play vital role in importance of emergency 911

One of seven Rio Blanco County dispatchers, Rhawnie McGruder is seen here running the central desk, computers and display screens where 911 calls are first answered at the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.

MEEKER I Driving our western Colorado mountain passes in winter storms can create a situation in which calling 911 can be a lifesaver. Did you ever wonder how 911 really works? Where a 911 call gets answered? How long ago and whoever started the 911 system?

Letter to the Editor: Huitt thanks Rangely residents for letting him serve

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Rangely for allowing me to serve you for the last 12 years (eight years as council member and four years as mayor).

Obituary: Marilyn May’Lee Baker

Marilyn May'Lee Baker

Marilyn May’Lee Baker was born April 17, 1953 in Rifle, Colo. She died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home in Grand Junction, Colo.

Kum & Go introduces a new incentive program to reward its customers

RBC I Kum & Go has launched its free &Rewards program to reward customers simply for shopping at Kum & Go. &Rewards is incredibly easy to use and customers earn points just by purchasing items they buy every day—things like fuel, food, soft drinks, coffee and more will count toward earning a reward.

Thanks for coverage MES’s STEM presentation

Dear Editor: I just wanted to thank you for the great piece on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) presentation in the paper last week.

Letter to the Editor: Junior class thanks those helping with prom

Dear Editor: The Meeker High School Junior Class would like to thank all of their parents for helping organize and decorate for the 2016 Prom. We would especially like to thank Heather Burke, Kim Rule and Georgeann Amack. Also, a big thank you to our class sponsors: Brenda Mullins, Zack Clatterbaugh and Larisa Merrell. Sincerely, […]

Heritage Day is Saturday at Palisade

RBC I Kids and families looking for outdoor adventures are urged to put the ninth annual Outdoor Heritage Day on the calendar. The annual celebration of Colorado’s outdoors will take place at Riverbend Park in Palisade on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Obituary: David Allen Lancaster

David Allen Lancaster

David Allen Lancaster, 74, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

RHS track boys first, girls second

The Rangely High School Panther track team played host to a five-school track and field meet in Rangely on Saturday and one of the highlights of the meet was Rangely’s Brennan Noyes, who is seen here clearing the high jump bar at an impressive 6 feet 4 inches.

RBC I The Rangely High School track team hosted their own invitational on Saturday, and several strong performances emerged as the athlete fought cool windy conditions. The boys won their meet while the girls finished second.

Letter to the Editor: Support from a bunch of ‘good old boys’

Dear Editor: Way back in 1933, a group of “good ole boys” realized a community need, joining together to form Meeker Volunteer Fire Department. These gentlemen were everyday citizens of Meeker with a commitment and dedication to their community.