Community service…

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The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce presented three major awards on Feb. 8 during its annual Crab Crack on the Colorado Northwest Community College campus.

A little help…

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While the snowmobilers were busy with the third annual “I Ride With James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride on Sunday, some folks took time out to go sledding, taking advantage of a steep slope on the opposite side from the Lost Creek Trailhead, about 31 miles up County Road 8.

From My Window… Name game not always easy; Olympics’ end means more sleep

Names are important to us all. For all intents and purposes, our name is the only thing we can take with us wherever we go, whatever we do, and we strive to keep our identity. I know as well as anyone how it feels when someone messes it up.

CNCC ice tower lays groundwork for winter outdoor activities

This 40-foot ice tower on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely is a teaching aid now and could be the springboard for a bigger project and more emphasis on outdoor programs on the college’s main campus.

RANGELY I Headed up the hill on College Drive, south of Highway 64 in Rangely, you don’t have to travel far to notice a huge monolith of ice on the right as you enter the campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

From My Window… Memorial snowmobile ride a great success; Olympics easy to enjoy

Roughly 200 spectators, helpers and participants took part in a great event Sunday morning and afternoon at the third annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride in the mountains around the Lost Creek Trailhead, about 30 miles east of Meeker on County Road 8.

135 join in poker, snowmobile ride

About 135 snowmobile riders get ready for the poker run to begin.

MEEKER I Roughly 135 sleds, several with more than one rider, took part in the third annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride on Sunday, raising funds for the James Sizemore Memorial Scholarships and for Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue.

New pediatric clinic in Meeker

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The Pioneers Medical Center Pediatric Care Clinic had its public open house on Friday, and the medical staff at the clinic was present to meet visitors and introduce them to clinic’s services.

Crab crackin’…

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Roughly 300 people attended the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crab Crack on Saturday night on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus, where the chamber also announced the community’s top businesses of the year.

Benefit snowmobile run Sunday

MEEKER I The third annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride will be held Sunday to help support the James Sizemore Memorial Scholarships and Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue. Beginning at 10 a.m., snowmobilers should meet at the Lost Creek Trailhead at the end of County Road 8.

From My Window… Mini vacation drove off cabin fever; wind here no problem

I had a great relaxing mini-vacation over the weekend. It was just what the doctor ordered to clean the fog off my windows, and I never even left Rio Blanco County.

From My Window… Variety of meetings provides useful information, ideas

Looking out the rear window this week, it has been a busy time all around.

Stockgrowers’ …

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Bill Ekstrom, the Rio Blanco County agricultural Extension Service agent, was the first speaker during the public portion of the annual Rio Blanco Stockgrowers’ Association’s annual meeting on Saturday at the county courthouse in Meeker. Several other government spokesmen and ranchers spoke at the meeting regarding agricultural issues in Northwest Colorado.