Ladies have great hopes this season

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girl’s basketball team is taking the court this year with great expectations and a great deal of experience returning from a team that played in last year’s regional championship game.

Cattle rustling an increasing problem

The history of the Old West is filled with cases of cattle rustling on a large scale. While the crime has slowed down for the best part of the last century, it appears that the practice is making a return in this day and age, particularly in the past few years.

MEEKER I It’s that time of year again when cattle start to fill the lower meadows and truckloads of calves begin to leave the county, providing a once-a-year payday for many ranchers in the area.

RMS 7th grade ballers…

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The Rangely Middle School seventh-grade A-team, including Riley Boydstun and Calvin Bishop in front, and C.J. Lucero, Tytus Coombs, Devin Ramirez and Drew Brannan, are pictured before playing in Meeker, where Barone Middle School won three of four games played.

Lady Cowboys gain lasting experience at state tournament

The Meeker High School varsity volleyball team (above), which included freshman Jenna Walsh, seniors Aly Ridings, Taylor Neilson and Piper Haney, juniors Sydney Hughes, Reagan Pearce and Jamie McLaughlin and freshman Maggie Phelan, juniors Paige Jones and Megan Parker and freshman Lori Ann Klinglesmith, lined up twice on one of five courts in the Denver Coliseum for matches in the 2013 Colorado State Volleyball Championships. Meeker qualified as regional champions for the big show, which included championships in all five classifications, and they defeated Ridgeway for a second time in as many weeks, but lost to the eventual 2A state champions Resurrection Christian in pool play. (Below) Meeker head coach Christy Atwood and her senior captains Taylor Nielson, Piper Haney and Aly Ridings listen to court instructions before playing Resurrection Christian, a private school in Loveland.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School varsity volleyball team came away from the 2013 Colorado State Volleyball Championships tournament with one win, one loss and a lasting experience.

Regional champs: Lady Cowboys advance to state tourney

The Meeker High School volleyball team entered the Region G tournament as the No. 2 seed and left as regional champions after defeating Telluride and host Ridgeway on Saturday. The championship advanced the Lady Cowboys to the Colorado State Volleyball Championships in Denver, and Meeker will be in the same pool as Ridgeway and Resurrection Christian, playing Ridgeway first on Friday at 8 a.m. Playing for the regional champs are, in front, Piper Haney, Aly Ridings and Taylor Neilson. Middle, Sydney Hughes, Jamie McLaughlin, Brittany Smith, Paige Jones, Reagan Pearce and Meagan Parker. Back row, coaches Christy Atwood, Janae Stanworth and Keely Winger, Lori Ann Klinglesmith, Maggie Phelan and Jenna Walsh.

RBC I “I believe in you’ is what they were saying on the floor in the Telluride match to get the momentum to change,” said Meeker High School volleyball coach Christy Atwood of her team’s outstanding comeback in the first match against Telluride. The lady Cowboys set up a regional winning match and earned themselves […]

Lady Cowboys advance to regional tourney

MEEKER I The Meeker High School volleyball team played well in the district tournament, advancing them to the regional playoffs next week in Ridgeway.

Historical Society recounts lives of area’s homesteaders

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society quarterly meeting was held Oct. 6, highlighted by a great presentation on homesteaders in Rio Blanco County. Connie Theos explained the history of homesteading and the different types of homesteads

Bachmann, Collins formed partnership based around loyalty

MEEKER I One definition of loyalty is “a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection.” Another is “faithful adherence to another.” Loyalty may be the simplest way to describe the relationship established on the Wakara Ranch. A duo that began as owner-manager turned into a friendship hat spanned nearly four decades.

Volleyball season ends in Meeker for lady Panthers

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team came out ready to play Friday night in their last home match, which was also senior and parent night against Meeker.

MHS volleyball No. 2 seed for district tournament

MEEKER I The Meeker volleyball team finished its regular season with two more wins, securing them the No. 2 seed for the district tournament and setting up a match up against Rangely again on Tuesday night, in the first round of the district tournament.

Meeker to finish regular v-ball season on the road

MEEKER I The Meeker High School volleyball team showed great teamwork and perseverance coming back from an emotional loss to Paonia for homecoming on Friday night to beat a scrappy South Routt County (Soroco) team on Saturday.

Regional PPK…

Six kids from Meeker participated in the Regional Punt, Pass and Kick competition in Grand Junction on Sunday including Tanner Ridgeway, Hayden Shults, Bella Gianinetti, Connor Blunt, Marin Shults and Ellie Haussig.