High water…

Warm days increase the runoff from the plentiful snow high in the Flat Tops and cooler days seem to bring more and more rain. Either way, the water level under the bridge  that crosses the White River at Circle Park in downtown Meeker is near the grass level in the park, making for some tough fishing as the water continues to roar. There are also several small places up and downriver from Meeker where the water level is at the top of the bank or slightly above.

Several people drop in as VFW and Ladies’ Auxiliary, Lions and Legion host open house

Dave Cole, the commander of Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5843, stands with the flags that the VFW Color Guard marches with at official ceremonies. The VFW, VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 5843, the Meeker Lions Club and American Legion Post No. 74 held on open house on June 9 at their new home at 290 Fourth St.

MEEKER I The new home of Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5843, VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 5843 and American Legion Post No. 74 had several visitors Tuesday as the groups held a combined open house for folks interested in seeing the facility or interested in joining one of the groups.

Meeker’s Market Street work nears completion in spite of rain delays

Work is mostly done on the sidewalks from Fourth Street in Meeker to Watt’s Ranch Market, but there are plenty of details to be completed after the sidewalks and curbs are in place. Heavy rains have delayed progress, but the entire project may be completed by mid-July, when Phase II from Fourth Street to 11th Street may begin, with hopes of completion by September or October, before it gets too cold.

MEEKER I The work is progressing in satisfactory form to install sidewalks and curbs on the north side of east Market Street in Meeker although repeated rains have caused the entire project to be delayed a couple of weeks, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said Friday.

From My Window: From new hospital to fish fry—impressive work done

By sean mcmahon sean@theheraldtimes.com T he weekend was beautiful for those who spent most of the time outdoors—with the exception of a good part of the crowd present for the last 15 minutes of the dedication and setting of the cornerstone at the new Pioneers Medical Center east of Meeker. I have always been interested […]

Meekerpalooza: An Arts, Crafts, Food and Music Success

Pro rock crawlers in Rangely

RANGELY I The big boys are headed to Rangely this weekend as national circuit drivers will be bringing their four-wheelers to town to compete on Saturday and Sunday at the Rangely Rock Park, starting both days at 9 a.m.

The inaugural Meeker Cattledog Classic offers unique event

From My Window: Volunteers are the stars! Meekerpalooza, Cattledogs were successes

There’s always the Rio Blanco County Fair, the Range Call and the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials. Those are the big multi-day events that fall on the summer calendar in Rio Blanco County. And there is Rangely’s Septemberfest, which runs a couple of days during Labor Day weekend.

Elk moving…

This group of 12 elk is the last of a herd of more than 80 head of elk just before they crossed the White River on a recent morning about 200 yards upriver from the Miller Creek Bridge just off County Road 8. It took more than 20 minutes for the entire herd to cross the river, then they headed up a steep cliff to an open field above the river.

Chow time…

This lone bull moose, which is just starting to sprout his antlers for the year, was fairly well unbothered by the passing vehicles high up on County Road 8 on May 20, just a couple miles below the turn off to Trapper’s Lake. He ran across the road from one aspen grove to another, then stopped to eat for several minutes, roughly 25 yards off the road.

24 inducted into Meeker honor society

Several Meeker High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society at MHS on May 18 during the 2015 Spring Concert, featuring the bands and choirs at MHS and Barone Middle School. Conducting the National Honor Society induction were, from left to right, MHS language arts instructor and honor society adviser Kathleen Kelley, NHS Chapter President Brittany Smith, chapter Vice President Reagan Pearce, Paige Dowker, an NHS representative to the MHS Student Council, and Dominique Devore, also an NHS representative to the MHS Student Council. Kelley was assisted in the ceremony by fellow language arts teacher Cheri Robinson.

MEEKER I It wasn’t all music at the 2015 Spring Concert held May 20 at the Meeker High School auditorium on May 20 as 24 members of the student body were also inducted into the National Honor Society.

Snow in the high country…

Demonstrating the job that lay ahead, this Rio Blanco County snow plow shows what lies in front of it while trying to clear County Road 8 up over Ripple Creek Pass all the way over into Routt County on Wednesday. As of noon on May 20, the Rio Blanco County road crew had less than four miles to go to clear a narrow route the entire length of the closure. The crew was also battling a major blizzard on top of the pass, but were able to finish the initial path and open the road. The road will require a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a lot of caution as there is a lot of snow, melt-off and mud, making the travel treacherous for possibly a couple weeks, the county Road and Bridge Department advised on Friday.