Smoke in northwest Colorado is from fires in Wyoming, Utah

RBC | Numerous smoke reports called into the Craig Interagency Fire Dispatch Center this afternoon were the result of fires in Utah and Wyoming. Smoke was carried from these incidents across northwest Colorado causing hazy air conditions and raising concerns from the public.

Election results: Davis wins mayor position

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RANGELY | Paula Davis defeated Dan Eddy in Tuesday’s election for mayor. Clayton Gohr received the most votes for trustee. For more information about results of the mayoral and trustee election, see this week’s Herald Times. Mayor Paula Davis 334 Dan Eddy 244 Trustee Clayton Gohr 385 Elaine Urie 364

Test dates, locations for Census positions announced

RANGELY TEST DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Slide Show: Holiday Hayride

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Parents and children gathered in downtown Meeker Dec. 17 for the annual hayride. Click to see the full show.

Police Blotter: Dec. 4-10

Law encorcement activity for December 4-10, 2009, included:

Slide Show: Elk Bugling Contest

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MEEKER | The Meeker Police Department recently sponsored an elk bugling contest for youth. Check out the slide show of photos from the event.

Most school funding will now be on biannual basis

MEEKER I At its Oct. 6 meeting, Meeker School Board members discussed changes — and challenges — in state funding. “The state is going to change the way we have to do business,” said Superintendent Doug Pfau. “We will get approximately the same amount of total funding (state and tax), but over 90 percent now […]

Board reviews start of year

MEEKER I At its Sept. 1 meeting, the Meeker School Board reported a successful start to the new school year. Meeker Elementary Principal Jason Hightower said, “The school year started out great.”

Police Blotter: Aug. 21-28

Law enforcement activity for August 21-27, 2009, included:

Volleyball scrimmage Saturday

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MEEKER | Meeker High School volleyball players Gabie Goettel, Morgan Neilson, Devon Buckendorf, Stacey Fitzgibbons and Timbre Shriver will provide the senior leadership this season.

Letter: Another viewpoint on oil and gas industry

I am writing in regard to an article in your Aug. 20 edition written by a representative from the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) and pertaining to regulation of that industry.

Meeker board holds candidates’ forum

MEEKER I The Meeker School Board held an informational meeting for prospective board candidates last Tuesday.