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.

Winter Blast…

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About 70 sledders and pushers took part in the ERBM Recreation Center’s Winter Blast creative sled races Saturday at Paintbrush Park in Meeker.

Obituary: Merle Evelyn Snyder Brenton

Merle Brenton

Merle Evelyn Snyder Brenton was the youngest daughter of Parker Lindley and Grace Minnie Shugart Snyder. She was born in Independence, Montgomery County, Kan., on May 10, 1910. She passed away on Oct. 19, 2013, at the age of 103 years, five months and nine days.

“War zone” left behind after early snowstorm

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MEEKER I Last week’s early snowstorm swept through the Meeker area and swathed trees still laden with summer leaves under up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow, breaking numerous limbs and branches and causing multiple power outages. Cleaning up the mess is going to take awhile.

Meeting slated on White River fish

RBC I The public is invited to attend three area meetings in mid-October to discuss development of an endangered fish management plan for the White River.

Class of 1973…

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Joined by teachers Bill Turner and Lora Hertzke, the Meeker High School Class of 1973 recently held its 40th anniversary in Meeker.

Piceance Basin wildlife habitat benefits from new restoration plan

A five-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife research project is improving techniques to restore wildlife habitat in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin after intense energy development.

Rangely’s summer challenge course offers writing, science and confidence classes

Seventh-grader Paityn Myers takes a leap of faith on CNCC’s challenge course. Twenty-one Rangely middle and high school students participated in the Rangely School District’s first summer challenge program, a summer school component geared toward high-achieving students. Students who completed the three-week writing- and science-based courses negotiated CNCC’s Challenge Course on the program’s final day.

RANGELY I Twenty-one students participated in the RE-4 Rangely School District’s first summer challenge program, which offered advanced coursework and field study in writing, physics, chemistry, anthropology and geology.

Meeker golfers support local programs

MEEKER I Aug. 9 was a great day in Meeker as 44 golfers teed-off to support local heath care. Tournament winners were Todd Gerloff, David Calabrese, Pete Palmgren and Bob Bergman. Toby Smith and Marlin Linder won closest-to-the-pin in contests, Debbie Jordan won ladies’ longest drive and Bryce Ducey won men’s longest drive.

Voting under way now for Meeker Classic’s poster

MEEKER | Mary Frances Coryell, the art committee chair for the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, said the 50 art contest entries by 38 artists from across North American are now hanging at Wendll’s and awaiting the public’s vote.