MEEKER I For 131 years, the Fourth of July has been a big deal in Meeker and Rio Blanco County. This year is no exception as the 131st annual Meeker Range Call gets underway on Friday and continues with all kinds of activities—inside and out—through the culmination with fireworks at dusk on Monday, the Fourth.
It was a true joy to be invited to be a part of Friday night’s special bash at the Solstice Gathering 2016 at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts—as The TANK is now formally known.
RBC I Two new county commissioners will take their seats in Rio Blanco County in January as the Republican primary election Tuesday ended up with former Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff soundly defeating incumbent Jeff Eskelson and Rangely businessman Jeff Rector squeaking by incumbent Jon Hill by 17 votes.
RBC I The unemployment picture improved from April to May in Rio Blanco County, rising from the No. 2 highest county jobless rate in the state to being tied for the No. 4 highest, seeing an increase of 93 employees who are working and a decrease of 10 persons who are unemployed.
A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Country Raised, a new store located at 275 6th St. in Meeker, owned by Makala Barton. The store specializes in farmhouse-style décor, classic style toys, Colorado-made chocolates and unique gifts. Present at the ribbon cutting were, from left to right, JoAnn Goss-Gardner of the chamber, Meeker Chamber Executive […]
There’s always the Rio Blanco County Fair, 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. Then there is Rangely’s Septemberfest, which runs a couple of days in late summer.
RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Rodeo Team has seven students competing this week at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., this week.