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.

Talent runs high…

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The team of Isabella Blazon, Jacob Blazon, Cade Blunt and Clay Stuart Randall captured second place in the age 9 and under competition during Saturday evening’s Meeker’s Got Talent competition sponsored by the ERBM Recreation District at Meeker High School. Eleven acts took part in the three age groups of

Local development forum eyes growth for Meeker

Roughly 40 people, including a few Rangely residents, attended the Citizens Forum on Economic Development held Saturday afternoon at the Meeker Hotel. Local input and input from Delta, Colo., regarding local tourism promotion were front and center at the forum. Standing far left is emcee Brian Conrado. Also standing is MACC President Gary Zellers, talking about the need for new revenue coming into Meeker.

MEEKER I Roughly 40 people gathered Saturday afternoon at the Meeker Hotel to listen to several presentations of ideas geared to promote economic development in the Meeker area, focusing on expanded marketing and improved communications.

Meeker’s Got Talent…

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Eleven acts from elementary school to adult took part in the ERBM-sponsored Meeker’s Got Talent competition on Saturday at Meeker High School. Savanna May, above, took first place among ages 10 to 17 while second place went to Elissa Quinteros.

Talent show…

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Piper Banducci of Meeker is one of many people, ranging from very young to adult, who took part in the Meeker’s Got Talent auditions at Meeker High School auditorium on Jan. 15 with 11 performers passing the auditions.

From My Window… Never underestimate ease of, need for college degree

It is wonderful to see and hear about all the Meeker and Rangely high school seniors filling out applications, taking their tests, checking into scholarships and grants and even student loans in preparation for life after high school.

Meeker School District to use reserve funds on budget shortfall

MEEKER I Meeker School District unanimously passed a revised budget Tuesday night that included the projected $1.26 million shortfall being covered by the district’s reserve funds. The approved budget meets 2013-2014 obligations with no major cuts in teachers or programs, Superintendent Mark Meyer said.

Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 4

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From ‘A Night at Hogwarts’ at Parkview Elementary School, which focused on literacy, to fun times at Mountain Valley Bank’s Fall Festival in Meeker, a wide variety of events kept things a-hopping for the last six months of 2013.

From My Window… Avoid the flu; Looking at life with terminal cancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes the old window gets a little foggy, and stories, columns and features that show up do more justice to journalism than I ever could. Below are two health-related columns. The first is written by Margie Joy, the development and community relations manager at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker on how to take […]

Flu cases in county; get your flu shots

RBC I There are confirmed flu cases in Rio Blanco County, the top county health official and the county’s two hospitals report, but the numbers are not high.