Decorated Easter eggs have a long history

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RBC I Chances are, most people know the history behind the Easter egg. Regardless of specific religion, the belief and tradition that goes with Easter is unmatched. The practice of actually decorating the shells of eggs pre-dates Christian traditions. Some ostrich eggs dating back 60,000 years were found in Africa with engraved decorations. The practice […]

Home of the RBC Cup…

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Cedar Ridges Golf Course, current home of the Rio Blanco County Cup, is open for business and will host its first tournament of the season, the CNCC Softball Scramble on Saturday.

RBC baseball teams play doubleheader in Meeker

Meeker High School students Devon Pontine, Robby Jensen, Brady Bland and John Mac Sheridan watched the game from the comfort of a recliner and a couch in the back of a truck and may watch again tonight as the Cowboys host Grand Valley.

RBC I The two Rio Blanco County high school baseball teams met in Meeker one week ago today for a doubleheader. Rangely returned west with two more victories.

Fire on hay hauler shuts down Hwy 64

A Reynolds Nationwide semi tractor and trailer out of San Antonio, Texas, caught fire on Melon Hill outside of Rangely Saturday afternoon when hay stacked too close to the semi’s exhaust pipe ignited, spreading to other bales and falling onto the tractor as the driver separated it from the trailer.

RANGELY I A semi-tractor trailer hauling approximately 20 one-ton bales of hay caught fire Saturday afternoon, destroying the tractor and closing Highway 64 west of Rangely for four hours.

Basketball players earn league and state recognition

Basketball players earn league and state recognition

MEEKER I The Meeker High School basketball teams have officially wrapped up their seasons. As they held their awards banquets last week, both the Meeker boys and girls had plenty to celebrate. Not only did both teams qualify for the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships, the girls finished third. To top off the success, five […]

3 Meeker DI teams on way to Globals

MEEKER I Six Meeker Destination Imagination teams traveled to Denver last weekend to compete in the Colorado State Destination Imagination Tournament against 20 to 25 other teams and three teams advanced to the DI Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., in May.

Meeker youth wrestlers crown 9 champs in Craig

MEEKER I With several of their teammates competing in Destination Imagination or baseball, 33 Meeker Community Wrestling Club youth members wrestled in Craig last week and many will wrestle in Rifle on Saturday.

Tipton, others seek transparency in species act

RBC I During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that federal agencies’ refusal to disclose scientific data used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing process raises questions on the validity of the data and undermines species preservation efforts.

Death Notice: Dick Green

William Richard “Dick” Green, 88, of Montrose died Jan. 7, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose, Colo. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo. Arrangements

AAU basketball season ends at home

Rangely eighth-grader Katelyn Brown (10) goes up for a shot in one of her team’s final games of the AAU season. Brown’s team beat Meeker by one point, and both teams lost to Rifle in Meeker.

MEEKER I The Meeker AAU season came to a close Thursday night with the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls playing two games against Rifle and Rangely.

Rangely Hospital Board vote set for May 6

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital will hold an election on May 6 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to elect two candidates to the hospital board of directors. The polling place for the election is Rangely Town Hall at 209 E. Main St.

Rangely health fair…

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Rangely resident Dave Miller says hello to physical therapist Nicole Danielson at the Rangely Community Health Fair on Saturday morning. Approximately 370 people had blood test screenings done during pre-draws held last month or at Saturday’s event.

From My Window… Silent nights not good; give health fair a try

Having had the opportunity to drive in Rangely and Meeker on recent Friday and Saturday nights about 8 p.m., it became immediately obvious that except for a few late-evening diners, there was nothing going on in either town as evidenced by a lack of parked cars or traffic on Main Street in Rangely or Market […]

9Health Fair scheduled Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

MEEKER I The annual 9Health Fair, where you can have a number of physical tests taken for free or greatly reduced cost, will be held Saturday morning at Meeker Elementary School.