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 the back row. Meeker has three of the four teams representing the Western Slope as members of Team Colorado. […]

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,” has captured unique reverberations of sound for more than three decades. If Friends of the Tank can raise $42,000 by […]

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 well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not […]

Year in Review – Pt. 2

A new Spartan statue was part of CNCC’s 50th anniversary.

• Development is moving forward on 16 lots in a new subdivision approximately one-half mile west of Parkview Elementary School. An annexation last spring allowed Rio Mesa Resources, owned by Mike Hayes, to develop the 95-acre site • After more than 300 people finished off 600 pounds of crab legs at the annual Crab Crack, […]

Year in Review – Pt.1

From making music in an old tank in Rangely to determining the future for the old elementary school in Meeker to the 50th anniversary of Colorado Northwestern Community College and three Meeker teams making it to the DestinationImagination (DI) nationals, the first six months of 2013 were busy in Rio Blanco County.

RBC I A Dec. 20, 2012, notice from Kent Walter, field manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s White River Field Office in Meeker, sent to all BLM grazing permittees (more than 85), drew a large crowd to the Rio Blanco County exhibition hall on New Year’s Day. According to grazing advisory board member Mike […]

Classifieds: Jan. 9, 2014


Classifieds: Jan. 2, 2014

Classifieds: Jan. 2, 2014

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Mrs. Fred Gregory will serve supper at the hall on Christmas night. An excellent supper is promised the dancers, and the charge for the same will be 75 cents each, which is not high considering the expense and disadvantages Mrs. Gregory will have to work under.


MEEKER | The name of the recipient of the Meeker Lion of the Year Award, published in the Dec. 19 edition of the Herald Times, was incorrectly reported. Meeker Lions Club President Tom Allen presented the special award to Mark Rogers of Meeker at the Dec. 10 club meeting/Christmas party. We regret the error.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The Midland directors held a meeting at Colorado Springs this week for the purpose, it is supposed, of considering the question of extending the road westward. The results of their deliberations have not yet leaked out.

Classifieds: Dec. 19, 2013


Classifieds: Dec. 12, 2013