Meeker, Rangely chambers setting up SBDC offices

RBC I Owning a small business can be challenging as well as rewarding, and a Small Business Development Center is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs seeking assistance with their existing business needs or individuals or partners with concerns ranging from business start-up to and including expansion.

Rangely and Meeker to hold Easter egg hunts

Easter may be Sunday, but Easter-related events happen on several days this week in Meeker and Rangely. The two towns' big events are the annual local Easter Egg hunts, which both take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barone Middle School in Meeker and at Elks Park in Rangely. Children are expected to gather en masse for the two hunts, which wrap up in a hurry.

RBC I There will be Easter egg hunts for the kids in Meeker and Rangely on Saturday, with the two main events starting at 10 a.m.

Love in springtime…

This tom turkey might be doing some early season scouting on his own as he was seen Sunday along County Road 8, east of Meeker, chasing roughly 25 hens across a yard then across the river.

From My Window… It appears as though state has lost 1,500 RBC workers

Looking out my window this week offers me a cloudy picture of what is going on in our fair county and/or state.

Marshall Cook new Meeker fire chief; wife from Maybell, Craig

Marshall Cook, left, the new fire/EMT chief for the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District, was welcomed to the new position by 16-year fire chief Steve Allen, right, who recently retired, during the district’s “Annual Gala Banquet Honoring Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue,” which was held March 14 at the Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker.

MEEKER I For the first time in 15 years, the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District has a new fire chief, and Marshall Cook will also take over the title of EMT (emergency medical technician) chief, succeeding longtime chief Steve Allen.


While quite a few folks gathered along Main Street in Meeker on Wednesday morning to send off the Meeker High School boys’ basketball team to the state tournament in Pueblo over the weekend, Reagan Clatterbaugh demonstrated her own excitement by covering herself in MHS pompons at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets and cheering on the team as they left town.

Wild Game Dinner…

A long line of hungry folks dug into nine entrées, elk dip, potatoes, salad and vegetables as part of the sixth annual Wild Game Dinner on Saturday night at CNCC-Rangely.  The event included music by Rangely group Fiscus & Gravy and silent and vocal auctions. Roughly 100 people took part in the event.

Game, especially deer, do well this winter; watch ice

Bill deVergie, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager in Meeker, said winter conditions are currently looking good for the elk and deer in Rio Blanco County, such as these deer on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus over the weekend in Rangely. DeVergie said there is still plenty of winter remaining and the hope is that it doesn’t get too warm and rain and snow continue.

RBC I In Rio Blanco County, Colorado’s big game ungulates are having a great winter, according to Bill deVergie, the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife’s area wildlife manager in Meeker.

New addition to Meeker Library now open, offering new services

MEEKER I The new 2,700 square-foot addition to the Meeker Library has been a long time coming, but library director Mike Bartlett is happy to say that the addition is now open. “The minute the contractor is out of here, we will be open for business,” Bartlett said in January. “It will be an exciting […]

From My Window: Livestock association meetings great for area info; Congrats, Cowboys!

My window was pretty clear regarding what is going on with the government agencies in and around Rio Blanco County after attending the Rio Blanco County Woolgrowers Association annual meeting on March 6 in Meeker.

Ibach, Wedding resign…

At the trustee meeting Tuesday night, Meeker School Board members accepted the resignations of two prominent high school staff members, including Meeker High School Principal Dr. Kim Ibach.

Meeker man, 19, killed in Hwy. 64 crash

MEEKER I A Meeker man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident along Highway 64 between Rangely and Meeker, the public information officer of the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) released Monday morning.