Steel arrives…

Much of the steel being used to construct the new Pioneers Medical Center just north and east of Meeker is already on site and being added to the foundation and first walls of the facility. Hospital officials have said that the construction project is on schedule and on budget for the hospital to open next summer.

Much of the steel being used to construct the new Pioneers Medical Center just north and east of Meeker is already on site and being added to the foundation and first walls of the facility. Hospital officials have said that the construction project is on schedule and on budget for

Range Call pageant has new director(s)

MEEKER I Most grateful that the news came later instead of never, Meeker Range Call director Kim Ekstrom announced Friday that a new director had surfaced for the annual Range Call Pageant, which brings to life the story of the Meeker Massacre at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds during the Fourth of July weekend.

Meekerpalooza…

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…

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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 …

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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 […]