Colorful Characters…

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society presented a history lesson and a couple of skits on Sunday afternoon, titled “Colorful Characters to RBC,” focusing on six well-known personalities who add to the history of our county: Calamity Jane, Eleanor Roosevelt, author Zane Grey, Theodore Roosevelt, Chief Colorow and local native-turned-actor Ken Sanderson, who went on to Hollywood and became  Buddy Roosevelt, before returning to Meeker in 1968 and dying in 1973. Meeker’s Gail Rogers portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in a skit.

Cone zone…

Construction has begun on westbound Market Street sidewalks in Meeker which will result in intermittent shoulder closures. Above, a crew begins work on the crosswalk at Fifth and Market streets, a part of the project, which will run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Drivers are reminded to slow down when driving through the cone zone.

Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Jr.

The cast of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” performed admirably the musical in performances Friday and Saturday evenings at the Meeker High School auditorium. Performers included Meeker High School Drama Club students, Barone Middle School students and teacher Shana Holliday in the lead role of Tom. Other performers were Sam Baylie, Sena Zellers, Annalise Amack, Savana May, Mason Holiday and Sydnie Main.

From My Window… After Front Range visit, beauty of small towns becomes clear

Looking out my window I saw a lot of pollution, a lot of red taillights and stoplights, a lot of concrete barriers, construction barriers, lots of police cars and heard an abundance of police sirens, ambulance sirens and fire truck sirens. Such has become a regular part of traveling Colorado’s Front Range, and such was […]

In search of fish…

Sunday presented fishermen and women around Rio Blanco County with beautiful warm and sunny weather. Several folks from Craig came down to fish at Rio Blanco Lake, about 18 miles west of Meeker, because they said the fish they were after—crappie and perch—aren’t available in Moffat County. There were several groups fishing the lake and the anglers reported a few fish being landed and several hits that weren’t.


What a difference 100 feet makes. Above is the Lake Avery spillway, which is running high into the concrete pond at the bottom of the spillway, where the water is overflowing and rushing toward the White River. Meanwhile, up on lake itself, some ice remains, but there is now open water between the shore and the ice on the lake.

Calving season…

Calving season has moved into full action the past two or three weeks all around Rio Blanco, with a few exceptions. The cows and their calves were fully enjoying the sunny weather on Sunday in this field along Piceance Creek, along County Road 5.

From My Window… Future of Brothers unknown; Piceance Creek an unexpected surprise

It kind of ruined my day when I saw the “For Sale” sign on Brothers Meat Processing in Meeker a couple of weeks ago. First of all, I hated to think that another business was going to leave Meeker, and I hated to possibly lose a store where I was at least a part-time customer. […]

Meeker, Rangely chambers setting up SBDC offices

RBC I Owning a small business can be challenging as well as rewarding, and a Small Business Development Center is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs seeking assistance with their existing business needs or individuals or partners with concerns ranging from business start-up to and including expansion.

Rangely and Meeker to hold Easter egg hunts

Easter may be Sunday, but Easter-related events happen on several days this week in Meeker and Rangely. The two towns' big events are the annual local Easter Egg hunts, which both take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Barone Middle School in Meeker and at Elks Park in Rangely. Children are expected to gather en masse for the two hunts, which wrap up in a hurry.

RBC I There will be Easter egg hunts for the kids in Meeker and Rangely on Saturday, with the two main events starting at 10 a.m.

Love in springtime…

This tom turkey might be doing some early season scouting on his own as he was seen Sunday along County Road 8, east of Meeker, chasing roughly 25 hens across a yard then across the river.

From My Window… It appears as though state has lost 1,500 RBC workers

Looking out my window this week offers me a cloudy picture of what is going on in our fair county and/or state.