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 […]

Early local teachers came to RBC for work, found love

The Lime Kiln Schoolhouse, constructed in 1917, is seen here in 1929 with Eleanor Kugler Service in the doorway. Lime Kiln Schoolhouse is one of 39 school in operation within the county in the past century and most assuredly played a role in the romance of one or a couple school teachers who came into the area to teach.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and its Rural School Committee teamed with the Meeker Arts and Culture Council Sunday, April 6, to portray “Rural School Days,” a fun and informative historic presentation.

AAU basketball teams play in Meeker today

Meeker has three AAU basketball teams playing, and the 12-and-under team, coached by Hallie Blunt and Jamie Rogers, featuring Matilda Brown, Julia Dinwiddie, Caleigh Morlan, Carly Neilsen, Serena Goedert, Makenna Burke, Madison Kindler, Kirstin Brown and Kolby Franklin placed second in the Rifle tournament. The teams will host Rangely and Rifle today in the final games of the season, playing games at the high school and Barone Middle School.

MEEKER I The Meeker A.A.U. basketball teams have been very busy the past couple of weekends.

Six DI teams from Meeker headed to state

Six Destination Imagination teams from Meeker qualified in Rifle recently for the state competition. In addition, The Seven Mischief Minions of the Mind and the Snack Attacks received Da Vinci awards, given to teams who have a unique approach to a solution. The Hepta-tectives team received the Renaissance Award, given for outstanding skill in the areas of design, engineering or performance. The six teams will head to the state tournament in April.

MEEKER I Meeker was well represented with 10 teams at the 2014 Western Slope Regional Destination Imagination Tournament in Rifle during the past weekend. Six of those teams will be going to the state competition in April.

2014 2A consolation champions

The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team ended its season on a winning note with a 62-56 victory against Peyton in the consolation championship of the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships in Pueblo. The lady Cowboys finished with an impressive 23-3 record. Pictured with the third place trophy are, in front: Piper Haney, Sydney Hughes, Taylor Neilson, Aly Ridings, Deena Norell and Megan Parker. In back: assistant coach Karen Dinwiddie, Taylor Morris, Reece Pertile, head coach Greg Chintala, Jenna Walsh, Alex Duell, Jamie McLaughlin and assistant coach Julie Bowman.

MEEKER I The seniors on the Meeker girls’ basketball team ended their high school basketball careers with a win Saturday, finishing in third place in the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships.

MHS Cowboys end season as an “Elite Eight” team

The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team ended its season as a member of the “Elite Eight,” qualifying for the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships in Pueblo. The Cowboys will return several players, all of whom played and got state experience, hopeful for a return trip to the “Big Dance” next year. Pictured are; assistant coach Matt Dupire, Kash Atwood, Matt Frantz, Jeremy Musgrave, Ty Dunham, Dylan Mobley, Joe Newman, Tony Collins, Cade Rowlett, Jake Smith, Raul Lopez, Lane Anderson, Tommy Chitwood and head coach Klark Kindler.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team played two very tough games in the 2014 Colorado 2A Basketball Championships in Pueblo over the weekend, finishing their season as one of the top eight 2A teams in the state.

Meeker girls advance to ‘Elite Eight’ in Pueblo

The Meeker girls’ basketball team dominated the Nucla Mustangs in the semifinals and then beat league foe Soroco in the regional championship game to advance to the “Big Dance” in Pueblo. Representing Meeker in the girls’ 2A bracket of the 2014 Colorado State Basketball Championships are in front: Taylor Morris, Sydney Hughes, Taylor Neilson, Deena Norell, Aly Ridings, Piper Haney and Megan Parker. In back: assistant coaches Julie Bowman and Karen Dinwiddie, Jamie McLaughlin, Anna Walsh, Reece Petile, Alex Duell and Shelby Burke, with head coach Greg Chintala behind Duell.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School girls’ basketball team has earned a trip to the 2014 2A Colorado State Basketball Championships by winning the 2A regional tournament in Grand Junction last weekend.