Letter to the Editor: Meeker needs to learn to have fun

Dear Editor: My family and I feel blessed to be here in Meeker, Colo. This little town has so many things that a family would want to be a part of. But…

Meeker Dodgers win Little League title

The Meeker Dodgers won the Colorado River Valley Little League tournament in Rifle, with a 17-0 win over the Tigers from Craig in the championship game. Coaches in back row Jeff Musgrave, Mike Wille and John Patterson. Players include: Kyle Wangnild, Brady Potetz, Colton Wille, Tanner Ridgeway, Todd Patterson, Ryan Phelan, Nick Massey, Cole Rogers and Braydon Garcia.

MEEKER I The Meeker Dodgers won the Colorado River Valley Little League Majors Boys’ championship in Rifle last week, capping off a 20-3, rain-soaked season.

Beer makes way into local coal issue

RBC I As the controversy over the future of the ColoWyo Coal Mine heats up, an unlikely commodity has been pulled into the debate—beer.

Local Opinion: Nice to see Rangely and town resident working together

Jennifer Hill

RANGELY I As a freelance reporter for the Herald Times, I have spent countless hours listening to, engaging with and writing about one of the largest players in our fair community, the town government.

Open house Tuesday for Meeker VFW, Legion and Lions

MEEKER I On Tuesday, there will be an open house in Meeker to show off the new home of the Meeker Lions Club, Meeker VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 5843 and American Legion Post No. 74.

From My Window: Not all pets have to be dogs or cats; varieties abound

I was looking out my windows before the rain shower on Sunday and out the back and front windows were dogs.

Plans underway to fix Highway 13 problems south of Meeker

MEEKER I On May 20, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews reported the failure of a downhill Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall on State Highway 13 at mile marker 29, causing the roadway to sag up to five feet in the area adjacent to the wall.

Pros and cons: Should Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy and the bureau itself contribute to drought. RBC I In March, Clinton-era Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard published a book calling for the abolishment of his own former agency. “Deadbeat Dams: Why we should abolish the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and tear […]

County’s Senior Livestock Judging Team ends season with top finishes

The Rio Blanco County Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team completed its 2015 season in top form on Friday in Montrose and went on Saturday to judge the 69th annual Gunnison County Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County 4-H Livestock judging team completed the 2015 season at the Tri River Area Contest in Montrose on Friday and judged in the 69th annual Gunnison County Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday—possibly the longest-running 4-H contest of its kind in the U.S.

May 5 deadline for comments on proposed gather of wild horses

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations.

WREA applauds passage of renewable energy bill

MEEKER I White River Electric Association applauds the Colorado House of Representatives’ passage of Senate Bill 15-046.

Sidewalk work on Meeker’s Market Street to start soon

MEEKER I Within the past week, the Town of Meeker, utilizing funding support from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has started work on the long-planned sidewalk and crosswalk installation on the north side of Market Street in downtown Meeker.