Meeker’s Lane Anderson already a state champ, goes to nationals

Lane Anderson, pictured with his horse, Cactus, won a Wyoming state title in breakaway roping in May, qualifying him for the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Iowa, which he participated in last week.

MEEKER I Lane Anderson will be a seventh-grader at Barone Middle School this fall, yet he has already won a state rodeo title before completing the sixth grade, and he just finished competing in the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Des Moines, Iowa, last week.

Rangely golfers get even, win RBC Cup back by large margin

After two years of bowing to Meeker golfers, Rangely golfers earned their revenge in a big way, dominating the two-day Rio Blanco Cup Tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Meeker just slipped past Rangely for the win, but Rangely dominated them from the beginning this year.

RANGELY I “It was about time we won again,” Robby Elam said after golfers from Rangely, playing on their home course, won the Rio Blanco County Cup back from Meeker, where it has been the past two years.

Big weekend of golf tourneys in Meeker; battle for cup in Rangely

Meeker’s Pat Walsh watches as his ball heads toward the hole during the Two-Man, Best Ball Tournament at Meeker Golf Course during weekend play. Walsh and his partner, Willy Theos, captured second place in the second flight of the tournament, which ran Saturday and Sunday. The overall winners in the tournament were Doug Choate and Jared Brown.

RBC I “It was a good weekend for the Meeker Golf Course,” course manager Scott Bowman said Sunday after the annual two-man best tournament. The 31st annual White River Electric Association Tournament was played Friday, and that was followed by the two-day best ball tournament, and many Meeker golfers will play in Rangely this weekend […]

Winners of ladies’ golf tourney named

MEEKER I Local lady golfers fared well in the Ladies Deerfly Golf Tournament at Meeker Golf Course on Saturday, which included the winners of the second flight.

Lex Collins sinks fourth ace

MEEKER I Local golfer Lex Collins recorded his fourth career hole-in-one at the Meeker Golf Course on Saturday after the Ladies’ Deerfly.

Letter to the Editor: Thankful and grateful

Dear Editor: Thank you to everyone for all your thoughts and prayers, visits, calls, texts and Facebook messages after my recent heart attack. I’m thankful and grateful to God to be on the mend and for another chance.

Rangely football…

Several members of the Rangely High School football team along with coaches Paul Fortunato and Travis Witherell, were in Meeker on Tuesday at Bolton Construction, cleaning up the yard before leaving for football camp later this week in Greeley. “We wanted to help out and say thanks to Shawn Bolton and his lead man Joe Barton for their support of our program,” Coach Fortunato said. Fortunato said about 20 players will attend football camp at the University of Northern Colorado, where they have instruction during the day and scrimmages at night.

Former locals return to Rangely to capture first in 27-hole scramble

RANGELY I Terrell Lowry, Josh Mosley, Tyler Dahl and Dustin Kissling returned to Rangely to shoot 19 under par and win the 27-hole, four-person scramble on Saturday at Cedar Ridges Golf Course.

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.

12 MHS tracksters headed to state championships

MEEKER I A dozen Meeker athletes will compete in the 2015 Colorado Track and Field Championships starting today in Denver at Jefferson County Stadium.

MHS girls’ team smashes school record in the 1,600-meter relay

MEEKER I With one track meet left in the regular season, many Meeker athletes have pre-qualified for the 2015 Colorado State Track and Field Meet, with several on the cusp of qualifying and hoping to do so at Saturday’s meet in Grand Junction.

MHS baseball team takes streak of four wins to weekend district tourney

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboys baseball team will take a four-game winning streak into the district tournament this weekend in Delta, where the champion will advance to the state tournament.