Meeker marks holiday savings with Small Business Saturday

MEEKER I Great deals and the chance to see what local Meeker merchants are offering this Christmas season will come to town and county/area residents with Small Business Saturday, to be held this weekend. According to the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, at least 16 local merchants will be offering special holiday deals on various goods, […]

Bucks are back…


The bucks seem to know when the season on antlers is over. Above, these three nice bucks know its safe for them to wander the streets of Rangely such as these on Stanolind Ave., while the buck below was seen just outside of Meeker on Saturday along Highway 13.

From My Window: Local shopping means so much; family means much more

There is no more serious and heart-felt column you will read from me during the year than this one. It’s a simple phrase: “Shop Locally.” And it is nice to look out the window and see your Meeker or Rangely neighbors shopping at local stores because it may be a more important thing to do […]

Turkeys around town…


Turkeys were readily visible on Saturday in many fields along County Road 8, living dangerously with Thanksgiving being today. Top photo: These turkeys were two of about 10 that were walking around the beginning of a driveway, about 10 feet off of County Road 8, about 10 miles east of Meeker. Turkeys could be spotted […]

Under the Sea…

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King Triton, far left, played by Zagar Brown, discusses with Ursula the sea witch, center, played by Mason Holliday, the situation between his mermaid daughter, Ariel, right and inside cave opening, played by Annelise Amack, and human Prince Eric, not pictured, played by Cooper Main, during Saturday afternoon’s performance of The Little Mermaid. There were […]

From My Window: Chance for major world powers to unite?; ‘Mermaid’ a success

Turning on the television on Saturday night had me seeing red from my window as the TV screen reflected the photos and news shots transmitted from Paris, France.

Meeker Craft and Gift Show…

Dinner is served…


This was one of the slower moments on Sunday afternoon during the St. James Episcopal Church’s Thanksgiving Dinner as droves of people attended the annual event, which offered a full Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. As soon as the Denver Bronco game was over, the crowd poured in, […]

From My Window: Connecting Veterans Day and Thanksgiving; Broncos loss a temporary setback

We are caught today between Veterans Day, which was Wednesday, and Thanksgiving, which is in two weeks. Are they related? Could they be? Should they be?

County unemployment rate drops by 0.6 percent

RBC I The Rio Blanco County unemployment rate is not as low as it was a year ago, but the figures for September indicate that the jobless rate fell more than a half point, from 5.1 percent in August to 4.5 percent in September.

Mock Disaster: Staged fatality a sobering event

MEEKER I When one arrived on the scene, a double take was not uncommon. A mock fatality accident in the Meeker High School upper parking lot was set up to show a well-made up but uncovered gruesome body in the parking lot, about 15 feet ahead of a vehicle that had obviously been involved in […]

From My Window: Remember our veterans on Wednesday; mock disaster sobering

Wednesday is Veterans Day, and while so much has been written about what we owe our veterans over the years, it is never enough. It is tough to put into simple words what our nation’s veterans have meant, mean and will mean in the future to this United States of America.