Scoggins wins another one

RANGELY | The Rangely Panther cross country team traveled to Rifle to compete this past Thursday. The competition keeps getting tougher as the size of the meet continues to grow as this year’s field had 342 runners. RaeLynn Norman took off hard and was able to hold her own against the other 147 female runners, placing […]

Accident claims life of Missouri hunter

MEEKER | On Wednesday, Oct. 12 at about 11:24 a.m., troopers were dispatched to an accident on Rio Blanco County Road 115 approximately 1 mile north of Rio Blanco County Road 8 about 28 miles northeast of Meeker. A gray 2008 pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer was traveling northbound on Rio Blanco County Rd. […]

BIRTH: Whitney LeeAnn Carroll

Tiny hands, tiny feet. There is someone new for you to meet! Whitney LeeAnn Carroll was born Oct. 2, 2016, weighing 5 lbs., 5 oz., 19 in. long. Proud parents are Justin and Miranda Carroll, big brother is Klayton Carroll. Grandparents are Jelene and Andy Mann, and Lynn and Chris Carroll.   Courtesy photo Share […]

MHS cross country

MEEKER | Meeker cross country was in Rifle last Thursday, racing at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. The girls’ race was first, and Julia Eskelson was our only competitor this week. She had a great start and held good position throughout, finishing in 5th place with a new personal record of 20:19. The boys’ race followed, […]

Rangely Jr. High basketball starts season at West Grand

RANGELY | This weekend Rangely middle school boys’ basketball opened up at a seventh grade A team tournament in West Grand. They played West Grand first, losing 20-25. Marsten Wagner led scoring with 10 points, followed by Fisher Winder, Andrew Dorris, Justin Cudo and Byron Mackay each adding two points each. Timothy Scoggins led in rebounds […]

Trophy elk killed, abandoned near Rangely

RANGELY | Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers ask the public for help finding the person who killed then abandoned a trophy-quality 6×6 bull elk, leaving the meat to waste. It was found in Game Management Unit 10 approximately 1.5 miles north of Mellen Hill, near Rio Blanco County Road 98, north west of Rangely. Legal […]

Lady Panthers struggle against West Grand, Paonia

RANGELY | The lady Panthers hosted West Grand for their annual Pink Out game on Friday, Oct. 14. The White team was up first and just couldn’t find a rhythm to get things going. West Grand took the match in two sets, 12-25 and 14-25. JV team started a little slow but getting the win in […]

Safely dispose of your unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 22

MEEKER | On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills […]

Obituary: Gordon Franklin

Aug. 13, 1943 ~ Oct. 6, 2016 Gordon Franklin, 73, passed away on Oct. 6, 2016, in Grand Junction, Colo., as a result of complications related to lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2016, at Church of Christ, 2893 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, Colo. Gordon was born […]

Meeker girls’ softball team heads to state tournament

MEEKER | The Meeker Cowboys softball team competed Saturday in a playoff battle with the Limon High School Badgers. The Cowboys jumped to a quick 3-1 lead in the first inning. The Badgers then battled back and by the fifth inning gained the lead with an 8-4 advantage. Persistence paid off in the sixth as the […]

NEWS BRIEFS: October 22, 2016

Broadband and economic development meeting Oct. 27 at Mountain Valley Bank MEEKER | Please join Rio Blanco County and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Oct. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Mountain Valley Bank. Utilization of broadband service for economic development efforts will be discussed. Please email with any questions […]

COMMUNITY CALENDAR – October 20, 2016

– Discover the Parks Oct. 25 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Town Park. Call 878-3403 or visit – The Meeker Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month (excluding holidays). The next meeting will be Nov. 14. We will be discussing “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. All interested […]