Chamber seminar on customer service today

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce will offer a useful seminar for local small businesses on customer service, focusing on how to deal with an upset or agitated customer or employee.

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Troops

As part of the Rangely observance of Memorial Day on Monday, Pastor Mark Futch and Frank England raised the Prisoner of War flag at Rangely Cemetery as several onlookers watched.

Federal land transfers get a boost from government

RBC I Over the last few years, a movement in Western states to “take back” federal lands has been gaining funding and followers. As we reported in October, eight states have considered the idea of late, but none so seriously as Utah. In 2012, Utah passed a law demanding 20 million acres of federal land, […]

Parkview Elementary field day…

The majority of Parkview Elementary School’s Field Day activities were moved indoors thanks to rainy, wet weather on Friday. But parent volunteer Tarrah Patch, other helpers, faculty and staff adjusted to the change and had fun with the children anyway. The school’s only Friday session of the year added to the regular schedule but allowed for today’s end to the school year, a week earlier than the initially projected last day of school.

Rio Blanco County has new state Medicare insurance coordinator

RBC I The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado is proud to announce that Betsy Packer has been hired as coordinator for the Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.

CPW will host ‘Cast and Blast’ for women in Collbran on June 13

RBC I Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast and Blast” clinic in Collbran on June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MHS Baseball…

The Meeker High School baseball team ended its season in the 2015 District tournament after a 6-2 loss to the Ignacio Bobcats. “We played well, we just never could get the bats going,” head coach Jason Browning said. “I’m proud of the season we had (6-13). We keep taking steps in the right direction. We competed well both in our league and outside of it.” Team members in the front row are: Ty Gibson, Doak Mantle, Cooper Meszaros, Noah Eichman, Trapper Merrifield, Uri Goedert, Hunter Garcia, Sheridan Harvey, Garrett Frantz and Cody Nielsen. In the back row are: manager Paige Jones, coach Brian Merrifield, Matt Frantz, Eli Newman, Kash Atwood, Nick Burri, Logan Hughes, Jake Nielsen, Cade Rowlett, Tony Collins and coach Jason Browning.

MES 100-mile club…

Pictured are 85 Meeker Elementary School students who have participated in the 100-mile club and have run at least 25 miles this year. Some students have documented 50, 75 and even 100 miles.

It is a mighty tough task to predict wildland forest fires

RBC I In the midst of fighting a wildfire, predicting the future is a matter of tracking invisible forces: gust fronts, storms, air columns. While firefighters battle the flames on the ground, fire experts look for signs that the weather or the wildfire might shift. They follow storm tracks, watch weather models and study the […]

Barone Track…

In the last weekend of the season for the Barone Middle School track team, Gracie Bradfield of Meeker and Quinn Pint of Craig competed in the 200-yard dash.

MHS awards assembly sees students honored for accomplishments

Logan Kinnamon, right, a senior at Meeker High School, holds a demonstration U.S. Army check for $61,812, representing the Montgomery GI Bill money Kinnamon will receive for continuing education once he leaves the Army. The check was presented by Staff Sgt. Scott Mackay, MHS’s special Army representative. The check presentation earned a standing ovation at the May 11 MHS awards assembly.

MEEKER I Logan Kinnamon received a standing ovation at the Meeker High School Awards Assembly on May 11 as he received a check for $61,812 from U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Mackay, The check represents the GI Bill funds that will be available to him for continuing education when he leaves the service.

Oldtimer’s Celebration to be held June 6

MEEKER I The Oldtimers Celebration will be held June 6 at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker.