CNCC Person of the Year…

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Board member Sam Tolley, left, thanks and congratulates CNCC President Russell George, right, on his service to the college at the CNCC Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday. Moments later, George named Tolley the CNCC Person of the Year for all his help.

Deserado donation…


Deserado Mine donated $2,000 to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night at the CNCC annual Foundation Dinner. The money is earmarked for scholarships at the college. From left to right are: CNCC Foundation Board member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; Foundation Board President Ann Brady; longtime board member Peggy Rector; Jeff […]

Chevron donation…


Chevron presented a $20,000 check to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night for the college scholarship fund. With the check are, from left: CNCC Foundation member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; longtime board member Peggy Rector, Cary Baird of Chevron; Foundation Board Chairman Ann Brady; Marques Jones of Chevron; and CNCC […]

Spring thaw…


Ice fishing and shore fishing were almost nonexistent recently as the lake ice was thinning and the first eight feet of shore were open water, making it pretty tough to get out of the ice. With the recent warm temperatures Kenney Reservoir and Rio Blanco Lake, both between Meeker and Rangely along State Highway 64, […]

500 attend 9Health Fair…


The line was not terrible, but the flow was consistently busy on Saturday morning during the annual 9Health Fair, held at Meeker Elementary School. Margie Joy, the Pioneers Medical Center public information officer and the Pioneers Healthcare Foundations’s executive director, said Monday that roughly 500 persons attended the fair for any number of reasons ranging […]

From My Window: Health fair, Foundation dinner were successes

Had a great time Saturday, visiting the 9Health Fair in the morning in Meeker and the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Dinner in Rangely that evening.



The wildlife was out in the open on Sunday afternoon enjoying the warming sun and light breeze as spring is slowly making its presence known. This doe was part of a group of four mule deer does along County Road 8 only about 10 miles east of town. This was one of many groups of […]

Just out grazing…


This tom turkey was enjoying his feed and the sunshine so much Sunday that he really didn’t mind being photographed at close range. The tom was the only male turkey along with 12 hens out near the driveway at a home just a few miles east of Meeker along County Road 8. In addition to […]

Elk in springtime…


From My Window: Great election; go see the Wizard

What an election day Tuesday was! Two town elections with 15 candidates seeking a total of six seats on the town councils in Rangely and Meeker. Each town had three open seats, but Rangely had 10 candidates seeking election and Meeker had five candidates seeking three seats. It is good to see several candidates on […]

Final tours planned…


Rio Blanco County will be offering public tours of the Rio Blanco County Courthouse in Meeker on April 8 and 9 to give the public one last opportunity to see the facility before the renovations begin. The tours will from 2 to 6 p.m. on April 8 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on […]

From My Window: Future Bright

I sat with silent happiness and listened to the five candidates who make up the list of folks running for the Meeker Town Board. The Meeker Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, while unfortunately only drawing about 25 persons who weren’t candidates, was an uplifting event in which each of the candidates clearly looked out their windows […]