MHS baseball…

Four Meeker High School baseball players were honored by the Northwest League for their play this season. From left, sophomore Logan Hughes, junior Ty Gibson and sophomore Doak Mantle were named to the first-team all-conference team, and Cowboy senior Nick Burri was honorably mentioned.

Cattledog handlers can also learn from their canine partners

Wyoming’s Juan Reyes is one of the 140 handlers from the United States and Canada who will be in Meeker from June 15-19 to compete in the 2016 National Cattledog Association’s National Finals. Last year’s one-day trial event has bloomed into a five-day national finals this year as Meeker’s reputation with sheepdog trials led to the cattledog event.

MEEKER I It’s all about the dogs—working border collies that is—in Meeker. From June 15-19, 140 of North America’s best working cattledogs will gather to match themselves against each other, 200 yearling cows and Meeker’s famous trial field as they compete for a national title.

Can food hubs help to boost Colorado’s rural farming economies?

RBC I Dan Hobbs farms 30 acres of land east of Pueblo, Colo. For years, he spent weekends traveling hours to farmers markets to sell his produce, always losing a day in the fields and returning home with leftover vegetables that didn’t sell.

Rangely tracksters finish 12th among 40 teams at state track meet

RANGELY I Five Rangely High School track and field athletes competed at the Colorado State Track Meet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood and a number of Panther thinclads scored points for RHS.

Looking at the West: What about Utah’s Wasatch ski resorts?

RBC I On a ski tour of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch Range in the early 1970s, a small group of skiers were at Gad Valley, near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, contemplating the drop onto an untouched slope, when a man at the bottom of the run waved them away. Thinking perhaps they […]

Chevron donation…

Rangely School District RE-4 board members Kurt Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, Joyce Key, Annette Webber, and Sam Tolley are joined by Rangely High School students Lindzey Thacker, Katelyn Brown and Sarah Conner in saying thank you to Chevron for its continued support of the school district.

Bike to School Day…

Roughly 200 students are pictured here after riding their bicycles to school for the annual Rangely Ride Your Bike to School Day on May 11. A number of games, activities and a bike rodeo were all a part of the event, which was considered a sweeping success.

Meeker High School alumnae buoys Texas Tech livestock judging team

MEEKER I The Texas Tech livestock judging team has won the Houston Stock Show event four of the last five years, wrapping up a strong spring season with solid performances at the Houston and San Antonio stock shows. The overall livestock judging team effort was buoyed by a former Meeker student, MacLaine Shults of Meeker, […]

What’s Up Out West: Someday, bikes and strollers in the wilderness

RBC I It hasn’t happened yet, but one day, bicycles and baby strollers will be welcome in wilderness areas. That’s the goal of the non-profit Sustainable Trails Coalition, which seeks to permit other forms of human-powered trail travel in wilderness areas, besides just walking.

Barone and MHS spring concert set

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School and Meeker High School Band and Choir spring concert is set for Tuesday, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

CNCC Aviation…

2016 Aviation Wings Ceremony 05-6-16

David Boles is the aviation program director at Colorado Northwestern Community College, and the 2016 program graduates who were a part of the Aviation Wings Ceremony on May 7 were, from left: Blake Mueller, Bradley Antista, Chase Peters, Efrain Cabrera, Kyle Baker, Sadie Stewart, Steve Humann, Ton Quyen Ha, Nick Rubba, Tony Smith, Michael Kaiser, […]

Rangely filmmaker shows movie

RANGELY I On May 5, the Rangely community had the opportunity to experience a film directed by one of its own residents, Peter Forbes.