A hot time in the ol’ town…

The Clover Loafers played host to more than 100 guests on Saturday night for a free Valentine’s Day dance at the Hugus Building in downtown Meeker. Members of the band are, in front, from left to right, David Mains on guitar, Mary K. Krueger on keyboard and Dave Cole on violin with drummer Brett Smithers in back on the drums. The event drew a wide range of dancers from those in their teens to those whose teen years are in the distant past, but all seemed to have fun.

MSD forum addresses public issues

MEEKER I Meeker School Superintendent Mark Meyer and the Meeker School Board held an open forum Feb. 3, and several members of the public took advantage of the occasion to present several questions to the officials. The forum opened with Superintendent Mark Meyer surprising almost everyone in the room by submitting his letter of resignation, […]

Bolton urges residents to fight proposed OHV bill

RBC I The Colorado State House of Representatives is currently considering a bill that would impact OHV operators statewide, including a change that would require an OHV operator to have a state-issued driver’s license in order to operate any Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) including ATVs and side-by-sides.

Obituary: Artie Parr

Artie Parr

Artie L. Parr, 88, died Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. She died at home, surrounded by her sisters and children, just as she would have wanted. She was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Grand Junction, Colo., to Greek immigrants Hariklia Roufoulas and Louis J. Eliopulos. She was the fifth of six children, one of whom died […]

Meeker Library addition looks at late-February opening

Above is the main study area at the new Meeker library, complete with radiant heat in the floors as well as electrical and Internet plugs. The audio/visual lab and three computer labs will be situated in the cubicles on the east wall, and the main room will also have a pull-down screen and projector.

MEEKER I The new 2,700 square-foot addition to Meeker Library has been a long time coming, but librarian Mike Bartlett is happy to say that the end of the construction is in sight. He said Friday that the contractor told him that it looks that the project will be completed by late February.

Forget New Year’s resolutions; just make mistakes

Heather Zadra

This early in the new year, print and digital media can’t say enough about resolutions. On ABC News, it’s the science behind achieving them, while Time.com warns us of the pitfalls that destroy them.

Year in Review: June~December 2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper made an hour-long stop in Meeker on Oct. 10 at Mountain Valley Bank before heading to see the new Pioneers Medical Center and continue his state tour. The bank’s meeting room had a standing-room-only crowd of Republicans and Democrats from both sides of the county as Hickenlooper answered audience questions regarding the energy industry in Northwestern Colorado, economic and business growth in Colorado—recently pegged as having the No. 1 growing economy in the nation, how the state was the first ever to have to cope with 13 major disasters from floods to fires in just one year, how Colorado is being watched for its ability to get energy, environment and government groups together to work out an energy policy that pleases all sides, and state health issues, including how the state abortion rate has been cut by 40 percent and teen pregnancy is down 35 percent.

RBC I This week we will look at news and events that took place between June and December 2014.

RBCHS seeks younger members during drive

RBC I Youth is very much a vital part of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society. Even though senior adults make up the largest percentage of the membership, young people are closely tied to many programs, outreaches and efforts.

White River Museum offers something for everyone; exhibits show life in early days


RBC I Visitors to Meeker’s White River Museum seem to find a favorite piece or area that takes them back to a different time and place, when and where they are filled with the wonder of what life was like for the area’s pioneers.

From My Window… Skiing requires money tree; museum impresses; sports return

I just looked out my window and you know what I didn’t see? Not in any direction did I see a single tree with money growing from the branches. I didn’t notice any bills hanging from the trees during the summer, either. But someone must know where they are.

Meeker woman wins competition, awards for her dancing at sea

Elaine Jordan shows off the gold paperweight for winning her ship’s competition with professional dancer Christian and the watch she won for competing in the cruise ship line’s national competition.

MEEKER I Elaine Jordan enjoys her dancing, and she is good enough at it that she won a cruise line competition tied to Dancing with the Stars, including making it to the finals for the competition.

MHS wrestlers produce three champs, finish fourth at Delta

Meeker two-time defending state champion T.J. Shelton was one of five Cowboys to wrestle in the championship match and one of three to win the Delta Invitational. Shelton is pictured lifting Kory Mills of Delta off his feet before taking him down. Shelton won the championship match 9-1. Sheridan Harvey and Casey Turner also won titles and the Cowboys finished fourth as a team. For the first time in several years, Meeker was invited back to wrestle in the Warrior Classic, which starts Friday.

MEEKER I “We improved from the previous week,” Meeker wrestling coach J.C. Watt said of his team’s fourth-place finish at the Delta Invitational on Saturday. Watt hopes his team continues to improve this week, because for the first time in several years, the Cowboys have been invited back to the Warrior Classic.