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Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago ♦ J. Kircher of Hayden favored The Herald with a visit yesterday. Mr. Kircher is here to meet his family, which had been back visiting relatives in Kentucky. ♦ Reinhold Hartke will open up a harness shop in the vacant room adjoining the

Year in Review, July-Dec ~ Pt. 3

♦ Ace Trucking of Rangely entered the 2013 Coed League tournament undefeated and the No. 1 seed, but lost in the semifinals, forcing them to come back and defeat the defending champs, Rangely True Value Hardware, twice

Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 2

The Rangely Rock Crawlers were one of many entrees in the Septemberfest parade and car show in Rangely over the Labor Day weekend.

♦ The Milk Creek Fire, 15 miles northeast of Meeker and 3.5 miles east of Yellowjacket Pass, was reported July 4. Attack resources responded immediately.

Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 1

A larger-than-life sculpture by Meeker sculptor John Kobald was dedicated July 4 in Meeker as the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial with the name of “Sacrifice and Resolution.” The statue is on the lawn in front of the county courthouse with a duplicate slated for Rangely in 2014.

RBC I The Rangely Board of Education named Matt Scoggins the next RE-4 district superintendent after a hiring process that lasted more than a month narrowed the field to two candidates, Scoggins and Paul Jebe of La Junta, Colo.

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Year in Review – Pt. 5

Three teams from Meeker made it to the Destination Imagaination Global Finals last year.

• Three Meeker Destination Imagination teams qualified for the Global Finals in Knoxville Tenn., in May. The third-grade team is in the front row; the fifth-grade team in the middle row; and the sixth-grade team in

Year in Review – Pt. 4

Heavy snow in all parts of Rio Blanco County was a newsworthy subject throughout 2013.

• Musicians are working to save “the tank,” an unused water storage tank west of Rangely near County Road 41. The space, which musician and composer Bruce Odland calls “a sonic wonder of the world,”

Year in Review – Pt. 3

Sarah Ward of Rangely crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, just moments before bombs exploded.

• Commissioners also signed a proclamation in defense of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. “Whereas, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that ‘A