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

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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.

Update on new Rio Blanco County dam

RBC I The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District held a public meeting Dec. 2 to discuss the feasibility study for a new water storage facility within Rio Blanco County along the White River.

Final EIS sets rules for oil, gas exploration in White River Nat’l Forest

RBC I White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams announced on Tuesday the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for future oil and gas leasing on the Forest.

CPW seeks public help after 3 more elk poached

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Northwest Colorado, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.



Fossil removed from site after damage

DINOSAUR I Dr. Brooks Britt from Brigham Young University (BYU) removed the remaining portion of a juvenile sauropod humerus that was vandalized in early September on Dec. 2.

EPA issues operation permit for Bonanza plant production

RBC I Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Title V permit allowing Deseret Power Electric Cooperative’s (DPEC’s) Bonanza power plant to continue operating under existing emissions control requirements. The final permit will go into effect Jan. 7, 2015.

From My Window… Weekend jaunt brought tears, laughter, importance of family

It was bright, sparkly and fun-filled as I looked out my window over the weekend. Colored lights and reindeer and marching bands and teary-eyed adults were everywhere to be found.

Author shares suggestions for dealing with dementia patients during holidays

RBC I Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa—or your spouse—the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia.

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