The first week of January saw Meeker 4-H Program Coordinator Carley Smith visit Kay Bivens’ library class demonstrating STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to first through fifth graders. The theme for this week’s presentation was engineering, focusing on building model ski jumps.
RBC I Twenty-eight youths participated in the 2016 Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge on Jan. 23 in Meeker. Hosted by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, the event featured a basketball skills competition in dribbling, passing and shooting. Youth ages 7-14 competed for the chance to advance to the sectionals in Grand Junction on Feb. 21, […]
Winterfest candidates are chosen by the staff at Rangely Junior/Senior High School. The staff takes the first vote of the senior class, choosing three boys and three girls. Candidates must show strong leadership skills and above-average students involved in various activities and who are helpful to their peers and teachers. A second and final vote […]
This racer tries desperately to cut his snowmobile tightly around the barrel during the barrel racing event at the Family Fun Day on Saturday at Ute Park. This rider found out that the snow was soft, powdery and not at all packed, which meant the front of the snowmobile would dig in but the rear […]
René Harden of Rangely coordinated the project, then connected with Leana Cox, president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Cox got the PTK members to run the concession stand at CNCC and to make popcorn. The deal was that if someone brought in a non-perishable food […]
Dear Editor: This is an open letter from the Colorado state school superintendents requesting adequate school funding from the Colorado State Legislature.
Sixth Grade – First Quarter Straight A: Jacob Dodd, Chloe Goshe, Adelynn Halcomb, Aspen Low, Keihlin Myers, Rayna Robertson, Mary Scoggins and Ammie Vaughn. “B” Honor Roll: Nevaeh Bland, Brent Cantrell, Tanya Fraijo, Alexis Hopson, Madison Lance, Shauna Lapp, Tiana Lucas, Katelyn Miears, Norrah Patch, Dontea Pearce, Angalina Peck, Timothy Scoggins, Aliyah Suathojame, Wyatt Tull, […]
MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboy boys’ basketball team played three tough games last week, and coach Klark Kindler was unable to attend Tuesday night’s game due to illness.
RBC I Incumbent Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson will seek re-election to his position with the county this fall. Eskelson, whose only opponent so far is fellow Republican and former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, is hopeful that voters will give him the opportunity to finish the work he started when he was […]
MEEKER I The University of Wyoming lists 118 students from Colorado on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll including a student from Meeker.
RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed-antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced. The restrictions were approved by the CPW Commission to reduce the disturbance of big game animals struggling to survive after winter.
RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team played three tough games last week beginning with the barn burner against Meeker on Tuesday night.
MEEKER I The Cowboy wrestling team made a long trip to Buena Vista on Jan. 28 for a dual meet with the 2A Demons, and they returned home victorious.
RBC I Former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff formally announced his intention to seek election to the position of Rio Blanco county commissioner from District 3. Incumbent Jeff Eskelson is seeking re-election. Both men are Republicans. Woodruff believes his knowledge of the local people and their needs qualify him for the job.
The 18-members-strong Meeker Elementary School Marimba Band entertained the 200 persons at the second annual Meeker Education Foundation fundraiser dinner on Sunday evening at the Fairfield Center. “It was great to have so many of the kids involved and I think the faculty is buying into the fact that the foundation can and is helping […]