J.H. Sheridan, far left, holds up his hands as he is approached by robber Jim Shirley (partially hidden) in Saturday’s re-enactment of the Oct. 13, 1896, robbery of the Bank of Meeker.
Another busy weekend just passed, and if someone in either Meeker or Rangely said there was nothing to do, their heads were certainly buried in the deep grasses growing abundantly around Rio Blanco County. The one regret I have for the weekend is that I was not able to make both celebrations. I was pretty […]
RBC I Tuesday’s election day belonged to the Republicans in Rio Blanco County as they had at least a couple of contested races while the county Democrats had none. Nevertheless, there is an indicator in even uncontested races as to how popular a candidate is when votes received are measured against other uncontested candidates.
RBC I The unemployment rates in Rio Blanco County and the State of Colorado continued to drop in May, setting a strong trend of new jobs as the state heads into summer.
Spent last Tuesday night on special duty, acting as an Associated Press writer to cover the Rio Blanco County elections for the state media, and a heck of a night it was. I’ve done it before and it isn’t really any fun, but it is always interesting to see the work being done.
A variety of events were held Friday night as part of the demolition derby at the county fairgrounds in Meeker. In addition to the two-car demolition derby (five cars from Wyoming failed to show up) there were foot races and various competitions for four-wheelers, side-by-sides and large OHVs. Above, this driver cut it a bit […]
MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.
MEEKER I Prior to the Meeker Chamber of Commerce starting a Meeker Ambassador Program (MAP), the chamber will offer local hospitality training next week to local businesses, employees and individuals to assist in providing high-quality service and hospitality to increase and improve tourism relations.
MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s pioneer settlers. Today’s residents share those same traits, living in a community that continues to survive and do well in spite of booms and busts, droughts and floods, times of plenty and times of want.