Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Meeker Classic

Dear Editor: Dear second grade teachers, students and parents of Meeker and Parkview Elementary Schools: Thank you so much for participating in our educational field trip to the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials.

Letter to the Editor: Water conservancy district update

Dear Editor: On behalf of myself and the board members of the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) I submit this letter to the Herald Times and your readers with intent to bring deserved attention to the recent Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) meetings that took place at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). The event […]

Meeker Night Out…


The Meeker Police Department drew roughly 150 people to Paintbrush Park on Aug. 5 for Meeker Night Out, which included a barbecue and a movie in honor of National Night Out, designed to bring families together for an evening and to cut down on crime activities for the night.

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…


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.