Royalty reigns over Range Call

Range Call Rodeo 2014 Queen Cheyenne Steele, First Princess Emily Amick, Second Princess Jazzmyn Wakefield.

RBC I The Range Call Rodeo Royalty Court for 2014 is Queen Cheyenne Steele-Mackay, 17, of Rangely. She is the daughter of Bryan and Janet Mackay.

Don and Rosemary Hilkey chosen as 2014 parade grand marshals

2014 Range Call parade grand marshals Don and Rosemary Hilkey.

MEEKER I From the snow on the mountaintops to the dirt in the arena, Don and Rosemary Hilkey help make events special in Meeker. This year, the ever-active couple will be celebrated as the grand marshals for the 2014 Range Call Parade, which will be held on Friday in downtown Meeker.

RBC walk/runs during July 4th weekend benefit new MHS track and New Eden


Meeker Educational Foundation adds to Range Call activities MEEKER I The annual Range Call Celebration is just around the corner and the Meeker Education Foundation is adding to the activities with a Save Our Track Walk-A-Thon.

Vicky Tate retires after 34 years with MSD

Vicky and Mike Tate on their wedding day.

MEEKER I One of the advantages to living in a small town is the number of exceptional teachers who possess such perseverance that they impact two generations of learners.

Education, life experience Tenn. theme for DI teams

Three Destination Imagination teams from Meeker Elementary School competed last week in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of the DI Global Competition against 1,400 teams from around the United States and around the globe. Local coaches and organizers said the trip to the competition was educational and a life experience.

MEEKER I Three Meeker Destination Imagination teams traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., last week to compete in the global finals tournament. This tournament is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and success at regional and state levels, and all three teams finished near the middle of the field in their respective competitions.

Bob Amick, Sandy Bradfield come from long-term pioneer clan

Above is the old Watson Store, later the A. Oldland and Co. building in 1887 and later the building was occupied by the Independence Lumber Co. at th and Main streets in Meeker.

MEEKER I In 1879, the White River Utes rebelled against tyrannical Indian agent Nathan Meeker in the last major Native American uprising at the Ute Agency in Powell Park, and the concurrent Battle of Milk Creek with U.S. Army troops.

BMS girls finish track season with a bang in Wyoming

MEEKER I The Meeker seventh- and eighth-grade tracksters finished their season with a bang, winning the combined girls’ division, topping 10 other teams Saturday in Baggs, Wyo.

BMS tracksters endure bad weather to stay ready

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BMS eighth-grader Doak Walker is pictured in the 200 hurdles, where he finished third.

The Barone Middle School track team has been very busy over the past two weekends, competing in Glenwood Springs two weekends ago and in Rangely on Saturday.

Brown wins state Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge

Rangely Middle School sisters Kassidee and Katelyn Brown are pictured with some of their winnings from the 2014 Nuggets Skills Challenge, which Katelyn won at the state level.

RANGELY I It is becoming apparent the words “basketball success” and Katelyn Brown are meant to be together. Brown recently won her third Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge state competition.

Decorated Easter eggs have a long history


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 […]

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.

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 […]