While the shade was the most popular location to spectate at Meekerpalooza on Saturday, some folks preferred the bright sun and the chance to catch a few rays. There was a smaller group of visitors this year, but the crowd did pick up a bit after the sun started to set, it got cooler and the bands started playing under the lights.

From My Window… Dams needed in county and other locations in the West

It looks like there is eventually going to be a new dam in Rio Blanco County’s future. And that is likely to cause a torrent of criticism from the environmental factors in the county, the state and the nation. Time after time, the need has been shown for more water throughout the West and time […]

Meekerpalooza is Saturday in town park

MEEKER I The Second Annual Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s (MACC) Meekerpalooza Arts and Music Festival will be held Saturday in different parts of the Meeker Town Park.

Water and location key to contructing future reservoir in county

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released in mid-May, points to the development of a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) within the next 10 to 12 years.

58 MHS seniors awarded diplomas

Taylor Neilson presented the valedictorian’s address for having the highest grade point average in the senior class.

MEEKER I The sun gods shined brightly on the Meeker High School Class of 2014 on Saturday, which started off with a good rain and overcast skies at about 9:15 a.m., but no raindrops or even clouds were in evidence when commencement exercises began at 10 a.m. There were 58 seniors who received their high […]

District big game herds do extremely well over the winter

RBC I “This was a great winter for the wildlife in the district — perhaps the best I can remember,” said Bill deVergie, the district wildlife manager for the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife in Meeker.

VA mobile vet center…


The mobile Veteran Center, which is under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs out of Denver, made a stop in Meeker last week.

“Fame” presented by MHS Drama Club…

Joe Vegas, a wise-cracking student at a top-end performing arts academy in New York City, was portrayed by Meeker High School senior Bruno Juarez during last week’s three performances of FAME. Other cast members included Morgan Robb, Ohana Mataia, Stephani Joos, Aly Ridings, Brittany Smith, Jamie McLaughlin, Colin Keeler, Sam Baylie, J.C. Henderson and Layton Bair.

A circus was in town …


The Carson & Barnes Circus put on two performances last week at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. The big top was put up early in the day and taken down late at night and, like most circuses, featured trapeze artists, clowns and animals for the late afternoon and

From My Window… Memorial Day: Remembering freedom

Memorial Day is special for a couple different reasons. First, but hopefully not foremost on everyone’s mind, it is the first holiday of summer. It is a time for family gatherings, perhaps a round of golf when the weather is good, as it was this year, or a time to take the family out fishing […]

Phase 1 of feasibility study looks at new reservoir along river in county

Taylor Draw Dam, located about six miles east of Rangely, controls the water in Kenney Reservoir while also producing hydroelectric power. The two-mile reservoir is heavily silted and the eastern mile of the lake has almost been lost to water storage and recreation, bringing about the need for and the likelihood of a new reservoir along the river in Rio Blanco County 10 to 12 years down the road.

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released earlier this month, points to a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) sometime within 10 to 12 years.

Memorial Day tribute…

The headstone of Meeker’s George G. Tagart at Highland Cemetery is decorated with an American flag to designate him as one of the many veterans buried in the local cemetry. The Meeker VFW performed ceremonies on the bridge over the White River in Meeker Town Park and then proceeded to hold another remembrance at Highland Cemetery.