‘I Ride With James’…

Mike Sizemore, left, presents the grand prize of a Polaris 120 child’s snowmobile  from the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday to Luke Weeldreyer of Craig. First place and $1,000 went to Cole Steiner, second place and $500 went to Chris King, and third place and $250 went to Deb Overton. More than 100 riders took part in the ride and poker run despite a lack of snow at the base camp at  Lost Creek Trailhead. The event is in memory of Mike and Kathy Sizemore’s son, James, who was killed Feb. 20, 2011, in an avalanche on nearby Sand Peak.

Meeker board OKs plan to seek National Historic Register status

The old army garrison, which now includes the White River Museum on Park Street in Meeker, could be a part of the designation of several blocks downtown which would be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

EDITOR’s NOTE: This story is being presented in two parts. This first part takes a look at the plan for the possible inclusion of parts of downtown Meeker on the National Register of Historic Places, a definition of what inclusion on the National Register means and the lack of forced restrictions on any property owner […]

‘I Ride With James’ snowmobile run Sunday

MEEKER I The Fourth Annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride will be held Sunday to help support the James Sizemore Memorial Scholarships and Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue.

From My Window… Honesty a great thing to find; good luck teams; ice getting thin

I truly appreciate an act of honestly, and last week’s action by a Meeker merchant actually caught me off guard, but cognizant of a great act.

Crab Crack…

The Rangely Chamber of Commerce winner for Rangely Non-Profit of the Year was presented to New Eden Pregnancy Care Services, represented by Melissa Norman. Tickets were sold out for the event, and the Weiss Conference Center at Colorado Northwestern Community College was packed.

Town board increases water rates for Meeker

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board raised water rates Tuesday night at a level slightly higher than had initially been proposed.

From My Window… Drugs increase on DUI list; every NFL pick wrong; set for college

Colorado has indeed entered into a new era of state drivers navigating under the influence. Certainly we know about the attempt in all 50 states to get drunken drivers off our roadways, but I’m talking about those who are hazardous drivers due to driving under the influence of drugs, now officially known as DUIDs.

‘I Ride with James’ benefit ride Feb. 15

The fourth annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride will be held Feb. 15 to support the James Sizemore Memorial Scholarships and Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue. Beginning at 10 a.m., snowmobilers should meet at the Lost Creek Trailhead at the end of County Road 8. First place for the poker run is $1,000, second place pays $500 and third place wins $250. Grand prize is a brand new Polaris 120 kids’ sled.

MEEKER I The Fourth Annual “I Ride with James” Poker and Snowmobile Ride will be held Sunday to help support the James Sizemore Memorial Scholarships and Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue.

Winter fun…

The overall winner of the race event at Paintbrush Park on Saturday was Xavier Buisker, left, who is assisted in holding his winning trophy by his father, Adam. The entire Buisker family participated, and Xavier’s sister, Lilly, won a ribbon as well. As soon as the races were over, free hot dogs and hamburgers were served to the participants by Bobby Gutierrez of Wendll’s/Cuppa Joe.

Meeker board to vote on water rate hike; rates still lower than other towns

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board will consider a slight water rate hike through a proposed resolution at its Feb. 3 meeting. A resolution allows the board to raise those rates by vote of the majority of the board and is not subject to a public hearing.

From My Window… 2014 warmer than 2013; gas prices becoming local issue again

I enjoy facts and figures regarding the weather. Maybe it is because I have been exposed to both extremes in my life. While I did basically grow up in Colorado Springs and Boulder, which are mild areas of heat and cold, I have lived in the more extreme climates.

Keeping watch…

Keeping an eye out to make certain nobody tampers with the family truck, from left, Mokey, Drake and Winnie stand as sentinels in downtown Meeker. First spotted by six ears popping up above the bed of the family pickup, an approach attracted their full attention.