Cold, hard winters didn’t stop Meeker area pioneers

This classic sleigh, used to battle the snowy elements in  Rio Blanco County in the 1900s, is on display at the White River Museum in Meeker. The sleigh was donated to the museum by the Sprod family.

MEEKER I The last few weeks have seen the temperatures plummet and the cold could invoke some complaining. After all, the cars are cold, the roads are slick, and the kids have to walk from the car to the school in sub-zero temperatures.

Cowboys finish second at WREA Cowboy Shootout

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys finished their big week of basketball Saturday evening, having played four games in five days and winning three of them. They finished second in the WREA Cowboy Shootout and had Jeremy Musgrave and Raul Lopez named to the All-Tournament team.

Lady Panthers play in Wyoming today

RANGELY I The Rangely girls’ basketball team will play Snake River tonight in Baggs, Wyo. The last time the two teams met resulted in a very close 32-35 loss by Rangely, so the Panthers are working toward a better outcome this time.

Lady Cowboys defend WREA Shootout title

Nucla’s Shalyn Steffan, Soroco’s Briana Peterson and Shiloh Rozell, along with Meeker’s Hughes, Neilson and Ridings were all named to the All-Tournament team. Neilson was named the MVP and Ridings won the three-point contest.

MEEKER I Meeker High School’s girls’ basketball team kicked off their season with a bang, winning the WREA Cowboy Shootout by defeating Little Snake River, Soroco and Nucla over the weekend.

Lady Panthers open season in WREA Cowboy Shootout

RANGELY I The Rangely girl’s basketball team kicked off its season in the annual White River Electric Association’s Cowboy Shootout in Meeker.

Rangely has long, colorful and diverse history

This is one of the gushers that spouted in the Rangely oil fields in 1919.

RANGELY I As the weather turns colder, the warmth of family and friends that make our communities special. Rangely is a town, young in official incorporation, old in terms of known oil fields in the United States and rich in diversity and perseverance.

Cowboys basketball team led by Mobley, Musgrave

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboys boys’ basketball team is beginning its season with the consistency of coaches and two strong senior leaders.

Ficken, Hogan, Slagle lead Lady Panthers on basketball court

RANGELY I Winter sports are under way, and the Rangely girls’ basketball team is ready to begin a season of hard work and constant improvement.

MHS well represented at CCGS All-State volleyball

MEEKER I Meeker was well represented at the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Games last weekend in Denver. MHS volleyball coach Christy Atwood was asked to coach the 2A Red Team and Meeker seniors Aly Ridings and Piper Haney were members of the team.

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…

phrgrms 7th bball team

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.