Letter to the Editor: Tough letter from Town of Meeker

Dear Editor: On July 3, I found a notice from Meeker’s Code Enforcement Office in my mailbox. We were given 15 days to remove all weeds and grass over 6 inches tall. If we failed to comply, we could be fined $1,000 and/or be sentenced to 90 days in jail for each day of non-compliance.

Amick: No same-sex marriage licenses — yet

RBC I Rio Blanco County is not currently issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Rio Blanco County Clerk Nancy Amick said Monday. “Because the issue still seems to be up in the air, we are waiting to see what happens,” Amick said. “At this point, we have not been asked to issue such a license; in fact, […]

Fire brings help, s’mores, large number of Rangely firefighters

When all was said and done and the Rangely firefighters had done their job, young Kesleigh was able to enjoy a good, old-fashioned s’more, one of the rites of summer.

RANGELY I Ryan and Camilla Kennedy thought a fire extinguisher would put out the blaze started when a small gas fire grew beyond their control in their backyard last week.

Historical society offers Saturday tour of Milk Creek Battle site

MEEKER I After White River Indian Agent Nathan Meeker plowed up the Ute’s racetrack and tensions escalated, Meeker called for military assistance from the nearest fort, and Major Thomas T. Thornburgh and his 150 troops were dispatched from Fort Fred Steele in Wyoming. They rode south and crossed Milk Creek some 18 miles northeast of […]

Meeker Sportsman’s Club holds public shooting event

MEEKER I For the past three years, the Meeker Sportsman’s Club has hosted an instructional event at the Meeker shooting range during the Range Call Celebration. It is for all ages and skill levels. This year the shoot has a new name.

Meeker Chamber has day full of fun slated downtown after July 4th parade

MEEKER I A full slate of activities and events, some new and some returning, will take place in downtown Meeker as part of the annual Range Call Celebration.

Early on Fourth: Run for Your Life 5K walk/run will turn 36

MEEKER I For the past 35 years in the early morning hours of the Fourth of July, Meeker locals and visitors have gathered downtown to take part in a different kind of Independence Day parade: the Run for Your Life 5K walk/run. Last year the race featured 120 runners and more than 130 walkers.

Lions Club honor…

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The Meeker Lions Club honored Meeker’s Frank Cooley, 91, for his 59 years of service to the club, having joined in 1955.

All-encompassing state recreation plan released

DENVER I The final 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the blueprint for sustaining Colorado’s outdoor heritage for current and future generations, has been released.

Spring…

These four elk, just west of Lake Avery on Sunday, were relaxed and enjoying the beautiful green grasses available to them in the meadows and fields for several miles up County Road 8. Other groups of elk and deer were scattered through the entire White River Valley from above Buford and almost all the way into Meeker.

These four elk, just west of Lake Avery on Sunday, were relaxed and enjoying the beautiful green grasses available to them in the meadows and fields for several miles up County Road 8. Other groups of elk and deer were scattered through the entire White River Valley from above Buford

Panthers developing track talent

Rangely senior Connor Phelan is pictured running the 400-meter dash in Cedaredge  on Saturday. Phelan, a returning state qualifier, finished fifth in the race and will help lead the Panthers this season along with classmates Andrew Morton, Aimee Hogan and Tessa Slagle.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School track team has 24 athletes out this season, including four dual sport athletes sharing time between soccer and baseball, and four with state track experience.

Letter to the Editor: State veterans home makes difference

Dear Editor: Can individual acts make a difference? You bet.