PEO…

PEO is a philanthropical education organization. The PEO raises money for scholarships locally and nationally. This photo was taken May 11 after the dinner at Richards Hall in which all senior girls are honored, and 2015 is the group’s 95th year. Receiving the English award was Brittany Smith and receiving the math/science award was Regan Pearce for highest grade point averages over four years in those subjects. From left to right: Andrea Urista, Jessica Taylor, Megan Parker, McKenna Kummer, Katelyn Atchley, Paige Jones, Dominique Devore, Sara Murray, Brittany Smith, Sydney Hughes, Hailey Simonsen, Jamie McLaughlin, Linda Olivas, Reagan Pearce and Lilly Munn.

WRBM Dance Recital…

The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District held its spring dance recital Saturday night at the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium, where 40 girls aged 3 and older demonstrated ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, prop and military dance styles. Director Natalie Kurrasch said the district’s dance program continues to grow, spurring the creation of new classes and training. The next session will begin in August.

Kobald poster captures cattledog persona

Meeker artist John Kobald designed this poster for the inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial coming up on Sunday, June 7.
Kobald has donated the original pastel artwork to the Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial and asked that it be given to one of the event sponsors. A drawing for the winner will be held during the June 7 trial. 
The poster will be available for sale locally at Wendll’s.

MEEKER I Long known for their sense of community, the residents of Meeker and Rio Blanco County have again stepped up to the plate. Many have come together to make the inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial representative of the cooperative spirit and heritage that surrounds this community.

Meeker 5th Graders…

The fifth graders at Meeker Elementary School impressed those in attendance during Aprils’s Night at the MES Museum, when the students transformed into someone famous —from the 1400s and Joan of Arc to 1968 and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The students did a great job portraying the famous people they had studied. In addition to their famous person debuts, the fifth graders also collected coins to be donated to the Meeker Relay for Life Team. The community’s museum donations added up to $265.

Several members of Rangely’s track team place at state meet

RANGELY I On Wednesday, the Rangely High School Panthers track team took off with 13 athletes and three managers for the state track meet in Lakewood. During the meet, several members earned finishes that placed at the meet.

MHS State Track

Hughes, Archuleta and two MHS relay teams medal at state meet

MEEKER I Thirteen Meeker High School athletes qualified for and competed in the 2015 Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Denver Thursday through Saturday, and more than three-quarters of them returned with medals.

Agri-tourism workshop set for June 2 in Meeker

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society is promoting local heritage and is inviting the public to attend an agri-tourism workshop on June 2 with Kelli Hepler, the director of Colorado agri-tourism, as guest speaker at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m.

RHS State Track

Obituary: Michael Aaron Bowden

Michael Bowden

With deep sadness, we announce that Michael Aaron Bowden passed away on May 3, 2015, in Weld County.

Letter to the Editor: Do we really need to print rumors?

Dear Editor: I was terribly disappointed to read your editorial in last week’s paper. I have no problem with the paper reporting facts—good or bad. That is your job.

From My Window: Graduation a great time—with a touch of reality

This Saturday, Rio Blanco’s two high schools are going to turn a bunch of teenagers into adults and turn them loose on the world. Chances are pretty good, I’d say, that the world will be a better place because of it.

Meeker real estate listings up but the actual sales down

MEEKER I According to the Craig Association of Realtors, Meeker real estate listings are up but sales are down over the past year.

Rangely VFW to revive Memorial Day tradition

RANGELY I A Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post characterized by new membership and increased involvement has spurred the return of a Memorial Day tradition.

Memorial Day: Meeker

MEEKER | The VFW, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Posts will be conducting a Memorial Day observance at the Circle Park bridge in Meeker Town Park on Monday at 9:30 a.m. or 0930 for the old military types. Any veterans who would like to participate should arrive at 0900 at the bridge.