Residents can report oil, gas health issues

RBC I Colorado has been something of a pioneer in terms of tracking health risks related to oil and gas production. In 2010, it was the “first in the nation to perform a detailed study” known as a “health impact assessment” on proposed natural gas development.

Letter to the Editor: What local superintendents want from the state

Dear Editor: This is an open letter from the Colorado state school superintendents requesting adequate school funding from the Colorado State Legislature.

Rangely Junior/Senior High honor roll for fall semester

Sixth Grade – First Quarter Straight A: Jacob Dodd, Chloe Goshe, Adelynn Halcomb, Aspen Low, Keihlin Myers, Rayna Robertson, Mary Scoggins and Ammie Vaughn. “B” Honor Roll: Nevaeh Bland, Brent Cantrell, Tanya Fraijo, Alexis Hopson, Madison Lance, Shauna Lapp, Tiana Lucas, Katelyn Miears, Norrah Patch, Dontea Pearce, Angalina Peck, Timothy Scoggins, Aliyah Suathojame, Wyatt Tull, […]

STEM at work…

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The first week of January saw Meeker 4-H Program Coordinator Carley Smith visit Kay Bivens’ library class demonstrating STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to first through fifth graders. The theme for this week’s presentation was engineering, focusing on building model ski jumps.

Meeker student on UW honor roll

MEEKER I The University of Wyoming lists 118 students from Colorado on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll including a student from Meeker.

28 youths participate in 2016 Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge

Twenty-eight area youths participated in the 2016 Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge on Jan. 23 in Meeker. Hosted by the ERBM Recreation & Park District, the event featured a basketball skills competition in dribbling, passing and shooting. Youth ages seven years to 14 competed for the chance to advance to the sectionals in Grand Junction on Feb. 21, and ages 5/6 competed for fun. Pictured above, from left to right in the 13/14-year-old age group: Cole Rogers, first, 495 points; Elijah Deming, third place, 275 points; and Lane Anderson, second, with 361 points.

RBC I Twenty-eight youths participated in the 2016 Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge on Jan. 23 in Meeker. Hosted by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, the event featured a basketball skills competition in dribbling, passing and shooting. Youth ages 7-14 competed for the chance to advance to the sectionals in Grand Junction on Feb. 21, […]

Winterfest…

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Winterfest candidates are chosen by the staff at Rangely Junior/Senior High School. The staff takes the first vote of the senior class, choosing three boys and three girls. Candidates must show strong leadership skills and above-average students involved in various activities and who are helpful to their peers and teachers. A second and final vote […]

Local input needed by Friday on new proposal at Colowyo

RBC I Rio Blanco County officials are urging residents to submit public comments on the draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine in Northwestern Colorado near Craig. Representatives from Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker, Meeker Chamber of Commerce, White River Electric Association and Tri-State Generation and Transmission […]

Events this Friday to promote public comments on Colowyo

RBC I The White River Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission are hosting “TGIF Meeker” events on Friday to get area residents out and about to disseminate information and gain public comment on the environmental permitting process for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine.

Meeker FFA’s first semester goes well; year has been busy already

MEEKER I First semester for the Meeker FFA Chapter really went off with a bang as we upgraded, renovated and decorated. We’ve made the whole place feel more like home and have been working harder than ever before.

Letter to the Editor: What to do when kids are hurting

Dear Editor: Not often, but not infrequently in my role as a therapist, I hear “my 8-year-old said he didn’t want to be alive anymore.” Sometimes this statement is a one-off, an exaggeration of how a child is feeling because they were caught in a lie or are embarrassed.

Letter to the Editor: Hospital thanks road and bridge crew, Lions Club

Dear Editor: On behalf of the board and staff at Pioneers Medical Center, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the team at the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department and Meeker Lions Club.