CNCC Rodeo Team sends 7 to nationals; ESPN will televise

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.

Cattledog Trials underway…


The inaugural five-day Meeker Classic National Cattledog Association Cattledog Trials began bright and early on Wednesday morning, and the first team to begin the scoring action was Steve Wight of Bancroft, Idaho, and his well-known partner Levi, seen above steering his three cows toward the No. 5 gate.

From My Window: Congrats MHS seniors: Your biggest challenges still lie ahead

A baby is born. The infant can do no wrong—even if it does No. 2 and it blows out the side of the diaper.

Six events on Saturday keep Meeker hopping

On tap: Meekerpalooza, 10K run, farmers market, flea market, metal art competition, fish fry MEEKER I Saturday will be a busy day in and around Meeker as six events will take place starting at 8 a.m. and running through 9 p.m. at venues stretching from downtown Meeker to the annual fish fry at the Buford […]

37 Meeker High School graduates earned their diplomas

Bodies of husband and wife discovered in Rangely home

RANGELY I Rangely police officers were called to a private residence at roughly 2:30 p.m. on June 1, and responding officers found the bodies of a husband and wife who resided at the residence on East Rio Blanco Avenue.

Ribbon cuttings…

The Meeker Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Smoking River Studio Arts business at 627 Main St. in downtown Meeker. It is a juried, member-owned and operated artisan cooperative that operates as a gallery and studio. The business was the brain child of Jill and Dale Dunbar with the help of several other residents. Present for the ribbon cutting were, from left to right: Allison Kobald, chamber executive director Stephanie Kobald, artist Tony Francis, artist Steve Gamba, artist Cindy Rholl, artist Ted Relihan, artist Stephanie Gamba, photographer Dale Hallebach, artist Kathy Mayburry, artist Jaclyn Hafkenshiel, Cindy Welle, Jill Dunbar, young Jackson Dunbar, Dale Dunbar, artist Pat Sheeran-Daggett, Jere Taylor and chamber president Diana Jones.

Barone and Meeker High Spring 2016 Music Program

Bennet bill would return severance tax to counties

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced an amendment to force the federal government to return revenues that were promised to and are rightfully owed to Northwest Colorado.

From My Window: 1.2 million soldiers have died fighting in service to America

It has been a long, cold, snowy winter and this is the official start of the summer vacation season, although summer doesn’t officially start for three more weeks.

Rangely, Meeker honor troops who died in service to America

On Monday morning, the public joined men and women from the Rangely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Hefley Park in downtown Rangely for the laying of a wreath at the Rangely Veterans Memorial. Other items such as flowers and an American flag were also laid at the foot of the statue. Excellent weather brought out a solid crowd to remember those who gave their lives in service to America.

RHS top senior athletes…

Rangely High School Athletic Director Crandal Mergelman, back right, announced the top senior athletes on Saturday evening during the 2016 RHS Commencement Exercise. Winners of the awards were Courtney Bell, left, and Cristo “Kiki” Ruiz.