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MEEKER | WREA has partnered with the Meeker Chamber of Commerce to support their TGIF Meeker shop local Friday program by incentivizing local merchants to provide an additional discount to WREA members who use their WREA Coop Connections Card on the first Friday of every month. WREA members are encouraged to show or refer to […]

Sportsman’s Club hosts sight-ins, raffle

MEEKER I The Meeker Sportsman’s Club started in 1978. With 200 members, they offer scholarships, partner with Colorado Parks and Wildlife for hunter’s safety courses, and help with veterans’ hunts and youth hunts. They also hosts annual “sight-in” days for a nominal fee. Volunteers from the club donate time and skills to help hunters get […]

MHS Class of 1961 celebrates 55th reunion

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Class of 1961 celebrated the 55th anniversary of their graduation on Sept. 13 at the home of Jerry and Mary Ann Seely. A bountiful potluck lunch consisting of hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and all the trimmings prepared by Jerry and Mary Ann Seely and Lonnie and Peggy Shults, was […]

Mustangs …

A determined week of practice brought the third and fourth grade squad to Coal Ridge for a rumble with the tough guys from Silt. Meeker showed up a little tentative and went into half time leading 7-0. Share on Facebook

Commissioners will decide which roads are closed to OHV traffic

RBC I Commissioners, the sheriff’s office, road and bridge department, and the economic development office have been fielding calls from tourists and hunters regarding OHV permissible roads. According to RBC Sheriff Anthony Mazzola, “By the letter of the law, prior to the trail system, you couldn’t operate an OHV on any county road. We as […]

Broadband project moves closer to completion

RBC I A crane visible on the top of Lobo Mountain in Meeker Friday marked another milestone toward the completion of countywide broadband optic internet access. The crane installed the framework for a new fiber-fed tower, which, when “lit,” will give residents within an eight-mile radius access to wireless broadband internet. Share on Facebook

Editor’s Column: Collaboration

The word for the week is collaboration, which has come up in multiple (otherwise unrelated) conversations and meetings. What is collaboration? It’s what the county’s IT department accomplished in 2014 when they successfully negotiated the broadband project that will bring Rio Blanco County into the lead in regard to internet access. It’s what the Rio […]

Ilicit dumping a problem for Meeker recycle center

MEEKER I If you need moving boxes, or want to be eco-conscious and recycle those old phone books, or old newspapers, the recycling center in Meeker is where you go. Recently, a few residents—either out of ignorance or simply not wanting to pay the fee—have been taking advantage of this local service by dumping household […]

Hwy. 13 project should be done soon

RBC | Motorists traveling Hwy. 13 between Meeker and Rifle can look forward to the end of a six-month construction project at the end of October. The project, which began in April 2016, covered 2.1 miles of highway from milepost 20.7 to 22.8 north of Piceance Creek. The road was widened from 26 feet to 40 […]

Rangely trustees hear magazine proposal, request for ‘dark sky’ designation

RANGELY | Trustees for the Town of Rangely heard a proposal for a magazine that would help advertise the town locally and regionally from business owner Beth Wiley at the Sept. 27 meeting. Wiley has been responsible for the advertising inserts mailed with the town’s utility bills and now wants to create a full-fledged magazine. She’s […]

Editor’s Column: Perspective

This week is National Newspaper Week, highlighting the value and importance of local newspapers as repositories and dispensaries of information. It’s been a month since I’ve stepped into this role as editor and publisher and I’ve had several people ask me if I feel that social media has devalued the local paper. My response is […]