Meeker girls rack up 197.5 points

Meeker senior Aly Ridings led her team to a first place finish with first place finishes of her own in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump in Rangely last Saturday. Meeker will compete in Craig on Friday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ track team dominated the Panther Invitational track Meeker in Rangely with 197.5 points and the Meeker boys’ team finished second behind the host team.

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.

Obituary: Thomas Jefferson Fritzlan

Thomas Fritzlan

Thomas Jefferson Fritzlan passed peacefully on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle, Colo. He was 86.

MCWC hosts tournament

MEEKER I The Meeker Community Wrestling Club’s youth team will host the Casey Turner Memorial Tournament on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. More than 60 wrestlers are out for the team this season; more than 35 wrestled in Rifle and most are expected to wrestle in Meeker on Saturday.

Rangely Little League teams raise money

RANGELY I Three new Rangely Little League teams will spend the next month trying to meet a $1,500 to $2,000 fundraising goal for costs associated with joining the league, coach and organizer Jerry LeBleu said this week.

Rio Blanco County Softball…

phrbc softball team

The Rio Blanco County American Legion, 16-under girls’ fast pitch softball team, competes in the Colorado River Valley Little League and is currently undefeated in three games.

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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.