Lady Cowboys win 2A district championships

The Meeker girls’ basketball team won the district championship and will take a 20-2 record and the No. 1 seed into the state-qualifying regional tournament in Palisade, starting Friday, when they play Nucla at 3 p.m. Pictured with the district championship team plaque are, in front: Sydney Hughes, Piper Haney, Aly Ridings, Taylor Neilson, Deena Norell and Megan Parker. In back: head coach Greg Chintala, Taylor Morris, Reece Pertile, Anna Walsh, Alex Duell, assistant coach Julie Bowman, Jamie McLaughlin and assistant coach Karen Dinwiddie.

MEEKER I The Meeker girls are district champions! The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team scored an impressive 117 points in two games and held two teams to a combined 84 points to win the team title in Oak Creek.

Having ice a tough task in old days before refrigeration

Farm and ranch crews had to wait until area ponds and lakes froze over before they could begin the arduous task of cutting blocks of ice from the frozen surface and transporting those blocks back to the farm or ranch in sufficient quantities to last through the year.

MEEKER I Early employees of the 101 Ranch, now the Rio Blanco Ranch, may remember the “ice house” and going out to cut blocks of ice to be used for refrigeration throughout the year—or as long as it would last.

Lady Cowboys win league championship

The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team, pictured here playing against the lady Panthers in Rangely, have used a high pressure defense to create a fast-running offense, which won them the Northwest League championship. Meeker defeated Rangely 41-18 on Tuesday in the final game of the regular season and will have a first round bye in the District Tournament, which will be played Feb. 28 and March first in Oak Creek.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team is league champion after winning two exciting conference games last weekend and giving them a first round bye in the district tournament. That also assures them a spot in the regional tournament.

Cowboys step up and get wins — Prepare for District Tournament in Oak Creek

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys “really stepped up this weekend,” head coach Klark Kindler said of his team.

Rangely 8th-graders finish middle school career undefeated

The Rangely eighth-grade girls’ basketball team capped off a undefeated middle school basketball career with an exciting 39-38 victory over Craig in the Northwest League championship game. The girls won all their games both years and and two league titles for Rangely Middle School. Playing for the young lady Panthers are; Vanessa Hamilton, Kaylee Mecham, Halie Elam, Katelyn Brown, Sarah Conner, Klaire Denny, Alanna Wiley and Brynn Buckles.

RANGELY I The middle school girls from Meeker and Rangely concluded their basketball seasons Saturday with the final tournament in Steamboat Springs.

Lady Panthers lose two; play Hotchkiss

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team had two tough games over the weekend.

Rangely plays “help defense” for league win

RANGELY I Outstanding defense and team basketball gave the Rangely girls’ basketball team another league win, this time against Vail Christian on Saturday.

Cowboys control own destiny: Next three games determine league championship

Meeker’s big men, Joe Newman (33) and Ty Dunham (32), pictured here playing defense against Hayden, helped their team to a victory in Vail against the Vail Christian Saints. The final three games of the regular season will determine the league champion.

By hallie blunt Special to the Herald Times Next three games determine league championship MEEKER I The Meeker boys’ basketball team secured a home game for the first round of district tournament with a big win Friday night against the Vail Christian Saints. The Cowboys will compete for the Northwest League championship.

Lady Cowboys play for conference championship

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team won another league game Friday night, not only securing a home game for district tournament, but they will be playing for a bye in the first round. Meeker will play Paonia this week, a team they have beaten in Paonia earlier in the season. The game […]

Area trappers moved in from North

Trapping in large numbers began in the mid-1800s in the Northern Rockies and slowly worked its way south from Montana, through Wyoming and into Colorado’s northwest corner. Anything with fur was fair game for the trappers. Pictured above is a bear trap on display at the White River Museum in Meeker.

RBC I The era of fur trapping and earning a bounty for predation animals has long since passed. However, trapping was an integral part of the history of our Rio Blanco County area as well as the entire western United States.

Rio Blanco Stitchers give quilts to HopeWest-Meeker

The Rio Blanco Stitchers have nine quilts completed and more on the way for patients with the newly opened HopeWest-Meeker, a palliative care program. Quilts have already been sewn by Linda Jones, Barbara Phelan, Penny Brown, Donna Collins, Pat Daggett, Peggy Shults, Jan Keller and Lori Farris, and Toby Smith donated 2,200 squares of material her mother cut and pressed for use in the quilts.

MEEKER I The tags on the quilts will read, “Quilts Because We Care,” on each of the beautiful, unique and heartfelt gifts from The Rio Blanco Stitchers. The quilting group has donated the first three quilts to HopeWest-Meeker, the Meeker branch of the palliative care center out of Grand Junction.

Rangely girls get league win at home

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team got a win this weekend at home against league opponent the Hayden Tigers.