Rangely Homecoming 2015

Kiki Ruiz, Justyne Dembowski, Echo Campbell, Chance Sheppard, Jessy Powell and Courtney Bell were the homecoming court members with Powell and Bell named king and queen.

Milk Creek Memorials: Look forward but never forget

Burri qualifies for state golf tournament Oct. 5-6

Nick Burri qualifies for state

MEEKER I Meeker High School senior Nick Burri, who plays on the Rangely High School golf team, qualified for the state meet for a second year in a row. Burri finished fourth in the qualifying regional tournament, and Rangely junior Harrison Heil also played in the tournament, held on the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat […]

CNCC Volleyball…

The Lady Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College played Snow College last week in a close, physical contest, but they came up on the losing end in the match. The Spartans invited fans down on the floor for a short volleyball clinic after play concluded.

New CNCC Foundation officers …

The 2015 officers for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation are, from left: Foundation Treasurer Karol Bullen, Foundation Secretary Diane Sizemore, Foundation Vice Chair Reed Kelley, Foundation Chair Ann Brady and at-large board members David Cole and Ray Beck. In front is out-going board chair Peggy Rector.

Fall Festival Fun…

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council had only one of the many booths on hand for the festival, which is put on to help non-profit groups in Meeker raise money.

Milk Creek dedication an end to many years of separation

Utes from Fort Duchesne, Utah

RBC I Saturday was a beautiful afternoon to dedicate Milk Creek Battlefield with more than 300 people in attendance. Through the event, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society hosted many Ute friends and VIPs from all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, authors of books on the Milk Creek Battle, the local Veterans of Foreign […]

Rangely Field trip to Utah…

Going beyond the blackboard, Rangely Junior High School students had the opportunity to travel to Jones Hole, Utah, recently to apply the concepts learned in math, science and history while exploring the great outdoors.

New Meeker B&B…

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday evening for the new Bear Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast in Meeker; the site is the location of what was the Rambullinn at 789 8th St., formerly owned by Gus and Christine Halandras. Cheryl and Dale Houser are the new owners of the bed and breakfast, and they report good occupancy already during the hunting season. From left to right are: Gus Halandras, Danyel Harman of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, Laura Cardile, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras, Christine Halandras, Cheryl Houser, Cathy Caldwell, Toby Houser (Cheryl and Dale’s son), Dale Houser, Allison Kobald and Meeker Chamber of Commerce Director Stephanie Kobald.

MHS cross country turns in good times at two meets

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross country team had double the competition this past weekend with a meet at Sweitzer Lake State Park in Delta on Friday, followed by the Moffat County Invitational on Saturday, held at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig.

Building a Better Colorado group discusses election, finances, citizen initiative

RBC I Craig Mayor Ray Beck, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, Moffat County Superintendent of Schools Brent Curtice, former Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner and Craig Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christina Oxley were local hosts for a Craig community summit Sept. 23.

Community Calendar: Oct. 8-14

• Meeker Shooting Range. The range will be closed starting Oct. 8 and will be closed through Nov. 15. Sight-in days will be Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 29 and 30 as well as Nov. 10. The range will be open for sight in only from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. • Meet the candidates […]

Panthers win homecoming game against Hayden Tigers

Junior Troy Allred takes down the Hayden ball carrier in Rangely’s victory over Hayden.

RANGELY I The Panther football team did not disappoint its alumni or the hometown fans in the 2015 homecoming game against the Hayden Tigers, which Rangely won 32-8, in the first league contest of the season. The Panthers will travel to Oak Creek Friday to play the Soroco Rams in another league game.

Classifieds: October 8, 2015

Ads for 10/08/15 **ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: debbiew@theheraldtimes.com RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, […]

Nielsen runs for RSD school board seat

RANGELY I In the upcoming November election, Rangely voters will be tasked with filling three seats on the Rangely School Board. The current incumbents to those positions, Leslie Nielsen, Kurt Douglas and Joyce Key are each seeking re-election, and there will be one challenger, Rangely Conoco owner Bart Nielsen.

Letter to the Editor: Eskelson to seek another term on county commission

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to residents of Rio Blanco County. I would like to ask the residents of Rio Blanco County to allow me to serve one more term as county commissioner.

Letter to the Editor: Women need breast cancer screenings

Dear Editor: In spite of tremendous breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer remains the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S.

Pioneers Medical Center to roll with new oncology, orthopedics

MEEKER I Oncology care and orthopedic services are the two newest healthcare services available in Meeker. “In 2012, our community said oncology and orthopedic care were specialty services they would like to have,” said Ken Harman, CEO of Pioneers Medical Center. “As we built the new facility, we took these needs into consideration, and we […]