From My Window: Act before it’s too late; Broncos saga continues; watch for students

It is with quite a bit of irony that I chose this Christmas, New Year’s and even Thanksgiving to focus my columns on the importance of family and renewing the relationships with family members when they had become lost and the importance of forgetting the past and looking forward to the future as far as […]

Ice fishing on Lake Avery…


Sunday was a great sunny day to do some ice fishing at Lake Avery, about 21 miles east of Meeker. In addition to a couple of snowmobilers, the fishermen and women hauled bait, rods, reels, chairs and powered augers to cut a hole through the ice. One gentleman fisherman, who was just a bit frustrated, […]

Snowy streets…

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Lots of snow fell in Meeker each day last week, culminating with about 10 inches more on Christmas Day. That made for some interesting driving around town, dodging piles of snow up to seven feet high between the lanes on some of the main streets, like this shot of the intersection at 6th and Main […]

Work winding down on new county justice center for Rio Blanco County

Although it is draped in several inches of snow, the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center is nearing completion at its new location on Main Street in Meeker. Except for the landscaping, which will be done in the spring, the work on the building’s exterior is complete and the entire center should be finished in time for an open house and tours in mid-March. The dispatch center and jail will be the first two departments to be moved into the center.

RBC I All appears to going well and progressing on schedule for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on Main Street in Meeker, the site of the old Meeker Elementary School. Rio Blanco County Planner Eric Jauquez, who is overseeing the project for the county, said Monday that the county is looking at its […]

From My Window: Family still a strong pull during holidays; lights, Broncos shine

Just got done riding around Meeker after Friday night’s big snow and there certainly isn’t a lot of pavement to be found. Even on Sunday, after about 36 hours without snow, there are a lot of cars that might be tough to find as well. Between the snows that had fallen last week, the snow […]

Flu, cold cases normal: shots recommended


RBC I Doctors in Rangely and Meeker have had inquiries regarding cases of the flu versus colds and strep this season, and Margie Joy, the community relations director for Pioneers Medical Center and executive director of the Pioneers Medical Foundation, reported Monday that the situation is normal.

From My Window: Concert a joy; a nurse’s smile helps; and Merry Christmas!

It was a real pleasure and actually a lot of fun to take in the Meeker School District annual Community Winter Concert last week at Meeker High School. The music featured the sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade bands from Meeker Elementary School, the Barone Middle School choir and the Meeker High School choir […]

Meeker School District 2015 Winter Community Concert

Rio Blanco County jobless rate up slightly

RBC I The same number of Rio Blanco County residents were receiving unemployment in October as there were in September of this year, but because the available workforce was down slightly, the Rio Blanco County jobless rate rose from 4.5 percent in September to 4.6 percent in October.

Eskelsons expanding Bowstrings business

Rocky Mountain Bowstrings, owned by Jeff and Kristen Eskelson of Meeker, is nearing completion on a new building located at 178 Main Street in Meeker. The 6,000-square-foot building will be used primarily to expand the Eskelsons’ growing bowstring business.

MEEKER I Jeff and Kristen Eskelson purchased Rocky Mountain Bowstrings, Inc., from Bill and Erma Rucker in 2010, and since then the business has continued to thrive and grow.

Pull out the snow shovels…


The streets are slushy and the Market Street sidewalks are unshoveled as seen during the snowstorm last week in Meeker. Meeker Town Hall is reminding all Meeker residents it is their duty to keep residential and business sidewalks clear of snow or to possibly face a fine up to $1,000—even the businesses along Market Street […]

It was a successful season for all Meeker district hunters

RBC I From all standpoints, the 2015 hunting season was a good one for those in pursuit of wild game in the Meeker district. Meeker Area Wildlife Manager Bill deVergie said Tuesday that conditions were darned near perfect for hunters these past four seasons regardless of whether it was elk, deer, moose, bear or antelope […]