Meeting for Avery water

CWP area manager Bill de Vergie held a public meeting to discuss releasing water from Lake Avery into the White River to protect the fisheries.

MEEKER I Because of low water flows and high water temperatures in the White River, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) held a public roundtable discussion regarding the release of water from Lake Avery into the White River.

Cody Canada and the Departed

MEEKER I Cody Canada was 16 years old when he made his way from Yukon to Stillwater, Okla. He had been searching for some inspiration; a place to call home musically.

Marshals David and Sue Ann Smith

Sue Ann and David Smith

MEEKER I Introducing 2012 Range Call parade marshals David and Sue Ann Smith of Meeker.

8-10 baseball …

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The 2012 Rangely 8, 9 and 10 year olds baseball team entered the league tournament undefeated at 7-0 and the No. 1 seed but lost in the first round to Hayden.

Tourney time…

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Baseball teams in the 11-12 Recreation League from Meeker, Rangely, Craig and Baggs, Wyo., will start their tournament in Meeker tonight with Rangely playing Baggs and both Meeker teams playing against each other starting at 7:30 at Paintbrush Park. The tournament for Meeker and Rangely 8-10 teams will be played

Annual tourney fields 65

Winning the 28th annual WREA golf tournament last Friday in a field of 65 players from around the state were Bob Waker, Rick Bailey, Greg Ackerman, Mark Dean and Todd Gerloff.

MEEKER I The 28th annual White River Electric golf tournament was held Friday, June 15 with 65 players from around the state participating in the fund-raising event for the Meeker High School athletic department. All three places in the 18-hole scramble format were won by a combination of local and out of town players.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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The sun was shining on the tent and the band “Beloved Invaders” last Friday for the first concert of the ERBM Recreation and Park District “Summer Entertainment Series,” held on the courthouse lawn. More than 300 people enjoyed the music, sunshine and founder’s rock.

Special districts hold elections May 8

MEEKER I Two of Meeker’s special taxing districts will hold public elections for directors on their respective boards on Tuesday, May 8.

Schmueser Gordon Meyer announces name change

RBC I Schmueser Gordon Meyer president and CEO Louis Meyer announced May 1 that after 26 years of continuous operation under the name Schmueser Gordon Meyer, the company’s name has been changed to SGM.

Chamber, town, county hope to kindle economic flame

Sam Bailey with the Colorado Business Retention and Expansion office, Kari Linker with the Colorado Office of Economic Development, Katelin Cook, executive director of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Kimberly Bullen, Rio Blanco County administrator, spoke at a meeting attended by business owners, organizations and government officials. Linker will return to Meeker in June to facilitate an economic development class.

MEEKER I At an economic development planning meeting Monday at the Fairfield Center, approximately 40 attendees voiced their thoughts and ideas about economic development. Participants represented 19 businesses, 13 special districts, boards or organizations, 12 government entities and two concerned citizens.

Day retires after 30 years

Sharon Day

MEEKER I Just shy of 31 years ago, Sharon Day went to work for the town of Meeker as a clerk in the front office at town hall. Over time, she graduated to receptionist, handled water billing, was the assistant manager/planner and was appointed town manager, or town administrator, in 1989.

Daycare center may be forced to close

MEEKER I After just a few years in operation, the Angels and Outlaws Daycare Center may be forced to close due to the business owner’s financial troubles.