TELL Survey results mixed at MES

MEEKER I The state’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey has some telling figures regarding Meeker Elementary School, and the perception is that community support for the schools has slid sharply.

Vole population runs rampant in areas near and around Rangely

RANGELY I A high population of voles, often called field mice, has exploded this year in the Rangely area.

Camp sites reopen after bear reports

RBC I Park rangers have reopened two river campsites at Pot Creek, which are located along the Green River in the Canyon of the Lodore. The campsites had been closed due to bear activity in the area.

Free entry to state parks for military in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Little League…

From left to right are Kevin Wren, Keihlin Myers and Dylan LeBleu of Rangely, who were selected to play in the Little League All-Star Tournament in Grand Junction. They all played for the Colorado River Valley Little League organization. Wren, son of Kyle and J’lyn Wren, pitched, played center field and catcher. Myers, son of Ken and Jenine Myers, played first base, shortstop, third base, pitcher, catcher and outfield. In their last game, he pitched a one-hitter through the fourth inning. Myers and Wren played for the 9-10 year-old team. LeBleu, son of Jerry and Danielle LeBleu, competed on the 11-12 year-old team, having pitched and played third base. That team made the semi finals, finishing third. Being selected is a major honor and commitment for the boys, who all had a great year and are looking toward next season.

Report: Rangely also has series of ups and downs

RANGELY I A small group of local government officials and citizens met July 14 with the staff of Better City to learn their discoveries and recommendations for the Rangely part of the Rio Blanco County Economic Development Strategy, Phase I—Community Assessment. The county and towns of Meeker and Rangely contracted Better City to conduct a […]

Judicial district has opening

RBC I The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs on Aug. 31 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties.

Dates set for free physicals

MEEKER I Klark Kindler, the new athletic director at Meeker High School, announced Friday the dates for free athletic exams for Barone Middle School and Meeker High School. All student athletes who will be entering interscholastic sports this fall at eithr school will need to have had their physicals before the start of athletics. According […]

Rio Blanco County shooters fare well in shoot-off held Saturday

The Rio Blanco County Shootout took place at the Meeker Shooting Range south of town on Saturday, and competition was held in .22-caliber rifle, shotgun and archery, and members of the county team fared very well.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Shoot-Off took place on Saturday at the Meeker Shooting Range.

Report: Plans offered to promote Meeker economy

MEEKER I Last week, the Rio Blanco County Economic Development Strategy, Phase I- Community Assessment Report for Meeker was released. The report, prepared by Better City, contains a list of assets and liabilities in the town, a SWOT analysis and recommendations for potential improvements to the community.

U.S. Supreme Court deals major setback to environmentalists on power plant emissions

RBC I The United States Supreme Court two weeks ago dealt a setback to one of the biggest environmental actions of the Obama administration, a rule designed to slash mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

Sage grouse plans run delicate balance

RBC I Northern spotted owls are white-and-brown tree dwellers with sprays of feathers between their eyes. Greater sage grouse are football-sized ground-strutters, whose males flaunt yellow chest sacs during mating season.