Commissioners appreciated by WPX…

Jeff Kirtland, left, of WPX Energy presented a plaque of appreciation to Rio Blanco County Commissions, second from left to right, Jeff Eskelson, Shawn Bolton and Jon Hill on Tuesday morning for the cooperation between the company and the county over the past couple of years, which, Kirtland said, has meant much to the advancement of WPX Energy and the county.

Jeff Kirtland, left, of WPX Energy presented a plaque of appreciation to Rio Blanco County Commissions, second from left to right, Jeff Eskelson, Shawn Bolton and Jon Hill on Tuesday morning for the cooperation between the company and the county over the past couple of years, which, Kirtland said, has meant much to the advancement […]

Donkey basketball…

Being mostly parked under the basket on the students’ end of the basketball court put MHS student Ty Dunham in good position to score. However, this is one of the few shots that Dunham actually made during the Meeker FFA benefit fundraiser event on April 20 in the MHS gymnasium. Despite a strong second-half attempt to overcome the community team (old folks), the students came up just a few points short.

MHS Prom 2016…

The 2016 Meeker High School Prom Royal Court was announced before the beginning of the dancing at the prom, which was held Saturday evening at the Hugus Building to a nearly full house. Members of the royalty, from left in the back row: Attendants Jake Nielsen and Caitlyn Shepherd, Attendants Devon Pontine and Jenna Walsh, and Queen Kadie Hummel and King Nick Burri. In the front row are youth attendants Carson Blunt, left, and Raegan Clatterbaugh.

Kum & Go introduces a new incentive program to reward its customers

RBC I Kum & Go has launched its free &Rewards program to reward customers simply for shopping at Kum & Go. &Rewards is incredibly easy to use and customers earn points just by purchasing items they buy every day—things like fuel, food, soft drinks, coffee and more will count toward earning a reward.

Meeker officials sworn in …

From left, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey and Town Attorney Melody Massih were sworn into office by Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook at Tuesday evening’s Meeker Town Council meeting. The appointments of these town officers must be formally made and the individuals must take the oath of office along with the seating of new and re-elected town council members.

From My Window: ‘Good ole boys’ do great job; election issue is fire board vote

Let’s talk about the good ole boys! It seems to be a popular topic over the past few weeks. I apparently and quite mistakenly brought it up couple of weeks ago when talking about what kind of new chief should be hired to head up the Meeker Fire and Rescue.

CNCC Foundation Dinner…

Peggy Rector, left, long a staunch supporter and active board member at Colorado Northwestern Community College, presents CNCC President Russell George with a plaque of appreciation for all the good that Russell has done for the college since he began service as president in 2011. George has announced that he will be retiring before the year is out.

After Birth Ball…

There were plenty of items on the silent and regular auction block Saturday evening during the After Birth Ball fundraiser for the local FFA team, who served the meal, cleaned up afterward, delivered tea and water and did all the things required to serve the guests. Several thousand dollars were raised during the event, but the final tally was not known as of press time Tuesday.

From My Window: Fire chief’s letter reveals problems

Since I was a small child I have often heard two of the silliest of phrases uttered by man: “We’ve never done it that way before,” and, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Tree damage…

High winds and snow buildup in the past week have taken their toll on trees in Meeker and the surrounding area. This tree in Powell Park was damaged the evening of April 14. The top third of the tall spruce tree snapped off due to high winds and got hung up in an adjacent tree. If the tree had fallen the other direction, it would have fallen onto a house.

CNCC Business of the Year…

During the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Dinner on Saturday night, held to raise funds for scholarships, CNCC President Russell George, left, presented Chris England, right, with the plaque for Business of the Year to Rangely True Value Hardware. England was representing True Value owner Roger Polley, who is on the board of CNCC.

CNCC Person of the Year…

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Board member Sam Tolley, left, thanks and congratulates CNCC President Russell George, right, on his service to the college at the CNCC Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday. Moments later, George named Tolley the CNCC Person of the Year for all his help.