Hotchkiss pins 44-6 loss on Panthers Friday night

RANGELY I For the second time in three games, the Panthers won the second half. It’s the first half that’s the killer. “We’re pretty good at winning the second half,” coach Tim Galloway said. “We just can’t put the whole thing together.”

Completion of new church means demolition of old

As the finishing touches are being put on the new United Methodist Church in Meeker, the church’s 100-plus-year-old sanctuary will soon be torn down. Despite efforts to find a new home for the old church, there were no takers.

Cowboys keep on rolling with Lake County win

Sidelined players, from left, Trevor Matrisciano, Toby Casias, Justin Hardy (on crutches) and Kevin Eli all sat out last Friday’s game against Lake County. Matrisciano, Casias and Hardy are out for the season because of injuries.

MEEKER I Racking up big numbers hasn’t been the goal this season. Winning games is the goal. The Cowboys have been doing both. Two weeks ago, Meeker set its high mark for scoring for the season with a 50-19 win over the Class 5A Fruita Monument junior varsity.

Rangely girls keep league record perfect

Rangely reserve players and students greeted the starters before Saturday’s league volleyball win against Soroco.

RANGELY I The Lady Panthers don’t rattle easily. “We’ve been down a couple three or four times and found a way to come back,” said Rangely volleyball coach Jimmie Mergelman. That’s what experience can do for you.

‘Senior Splash’ gives older folks chance to use Meeker Rec pool

JEFF BURKHEAD Senior adults exercised in the pool Oct. 1 at Meeker Recreation Center. “I’ve seen great benefits the water has done for people,” said aquatic fitness instructor Layne Pearce.

MEEKER I The pool at the Meeker Recreation Center isn’t popular just with kids. Adults enjoy it, too. “A lot of people think of the swimming pool as being full of kids,” said Layne Pearce, an aquatic fitness instructor and personal trainer on the recreation center staff. “There are very quiet times when people can […]

The Commish

Shawn Bolton visited with customers at Meeker Cafe the morning after the Aug. 10 primary election. Bolton will be sworn in as a county commissioner, replacing the retiring Joe Collins, in January.

Commissioner-elect Bolton ‘trying to get a handle on things’ MEEKER I Shawn Bolton won’t be sworn in as Rio Blanco County’s newest commissioner until January. But even when he officially takes office, he’ll still be a businessman at heart. “I’m not a politician,” Bolton said “I’m a businessman.”

Harman takes over at PMC

Ken Harman comes from a family with a tradition in the medical field. Harman began his new duties as CEO of Pioneers Medical Center on Monday. “We thought it was a real good fit for our family,” he said of the move to Meeker.

MEEKER I Given that his father was a doctor and his mother a nurse, it’s not surprising Ken Harman went into the medical field. But he didn’t exactly follow in his parents’ footsteps.

Takin’ it to the streets…

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Trayton Watson, 3, of Meeker walked his dog Rocko during last Thursday’s block party, sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

Panthers put up 18 points, but still fall

RANGELY I When you’re 0-4, you look for the positive wherever you can find it. Like scoring 18 points, which represented a season high. The Panthers scored more points than they have in any previous game this season, but they still gave up 49 in a home loss Saturday to the Grand Junction High School […]

Energy Expo 2010

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Scott Isenhour, area manager for Redi Services, received a hug from Coy Richardson during the Sept. 22 Energy Expo, sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. Redi was one of the companies that had a booth at the expo.

Lady Panthers take two, improve to 9-1

RANGELY I What a difference a day makes. The Lady Panthers played perhaps their best match of the season last Friday against Vail Mountain. The next day, against Plateau Valley, they didn’t play nearly as well. However, the outcomes were the same. Rangely won both matches in three games.

Pair of county golfers hope to make game a career

Golf in northwest Colorado — at least for the season — will be coming to an end soon. But for two golfers from Rio Blanco County, the sport is more than a seasonal game. It will hopefully be a career.