Treasure hunt project piques students’ interest in discovery

Parkview Elementary School students practiced using metal detectors at Spencer and Sarah Wagners’ downriver property in May as part of a class unit on micromagnetism and a hands-on approach to history and science. More than $6,500 and equipment was donated by the community when fourth-grade teacher Dana Forbes sought out funds for a learning unit that emphasized exploration and discovery. A Treasure Hunting Club has been active through the summer, and more teaching with the equipment will continue into the fall.

RANGELY I Dana Forbes always learned by doing. These days, he would have been dubbed a kinesthetic or tactile learner. But as a child in the 1970s, Forbes understood the best way to learn something was simply to explore his way through it.

From My Window: Despite deluges and mud, Range Call enjoyed by thousands

It was a wild Fourth of July weekend all around Rio Blanco County with the four-day celebration of the holiday beginning Friday night at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds with “the Pageant,” a 100-person-plus re-enactment of issues leading up to and including the Meeker Massacre, as well as Rangely kicking off its celebration Friday, Saturday […]

From My Window: Heat, wind, delays don’t deter those at cattledog nationals

It was sunny, hot and windy, but few seemed to mind. There were some serious glitches, but not many folks were bothered. There was a decent turnout for the inaugural five-day Meeker Classic National Cattledog Association Finals Cattledog Trials in Meeker running Wednesday through Sunday, and the spectators and contestants seemed to enjoy themselves.

VFW set to begin counseling services in Meeker

RBC I The Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and VFW Auxiliary have partnered with the Grand Junction Veterans Center to provide counseling at the Meeker Veterans Community Center, 290 4th St., every other Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p m.

Old Timers: Season of reflection for locals

MEEKER I Sitting down with the remarkable Mary Ann Wilbur, the former president of “Old Timers Day,” on Friday morning afforded and incredible time to hear life experiences that have taken her far from Meeker and afforded her the opportunity to see several different types of communities and populations in general.

Pioneers gala fundraiser will be held this Saturday

RBC I Time is quickly running out to get your tickets for the Pioneers Medical Center Annual Gala fundraiser event Saturday evening at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker.

MHS baseball No. 3 at districts

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboys high school baseball team finished the regular season with a 7-11 record, and they will now play in the district tournament.

Curtis Keetch appointed as new USFS ranger for Blanco District


MEEKER I Curtis Keetch grew up in a small ranching community in the southeast corner of Idaho on a family-owned cattle ranch. He learned to love and respect the outdoors at an early age.

Hunting for shed antlers is illegal in Dinosaur

RBC I Gathering shed antlers is a popular and lucrative activity for many people—with antlers used for items ranging from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. It is that time of year again for monument staff to remind antler hunters that all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within Dinosaur National Monument are protected […]

Obituary: David Allen Lancaster

David Allen Lancaster

David Allen Lancaster, 74, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home after a three-year battle with lung cancer.

Countywide agri-tourism workshop links Rangely, Meeker

Agri-tourism means sharing the agricultural life of our surroundings with those who may have never seen or been to a working ranch, farm, dairy, etc. Above, Deana Wood is feeding a calf during calving season on a Rio Blanco County ranch.

RBC I Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee hosted an agri-tourism workshop on April 19, opening it up via video conferencing to Rangely and anyone who wanted to join in the conversation.

‘Wizard of Oz’ a delightful trip back in time

Dorothy and Toto dream of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” when the neighbor Miss Gultch takes away Toto. Toto escapes, while Dorothy (Mason Holliday) sings of that secret place where everyone gets along.

MEEKER I Friday night’s performance was jam packed and Saturday’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz” was nearly packed, much to the delight of the hundreds present to take in the Meeker High School Drama Club, the International Thespian Society No. 1284, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council and the Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group […]