Government agencies to host four special access hunts in Grand Valley

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association is sponsoring four, limited special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

Open house Tuesday for WREA

MEEKER I The remodeling is complete, and the offices of the White River Electric Association are now reopened at the regular corporate headquarters, located at 233 6th St. as of Monday. Regular office hours for the business are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is also invited to help celebrate […]

21 Meeker youths take part in triathlon at Meeker Rec Center

Several area youth participated in the ERBM Recreation & Park District’s Road Rash ‘n’ Splash Kids’ Triathlon on Saturday. Back row, left to right, are: Kate Lockwood, Hailey Knowles, Emma Luce, Colby Clatterbaugh, Abel Ketchen, Brendan Clatterbaugh and Brink Casey; middle row from left to right: Addison Knowles, Reese Clatterbaugh, Rayna VonRoenn, Raegan Clatterbaugh, Jacey Follman, Tyler Sanders, Connor Rose and Chakwah Brink; and front row, from the left: Trent Sanders, Jonan VonRoenn, Tucker Chinn, Sam Conrado, Ellie Hossack and Dexter Chinn.

MEEKER I Twenty-one youth from Meeker and the surrounding areas competed in the ERBM Recreation & Park District’s Road Rash ‘n’ Splash Kids Triathlon on Saturday at the Meeker Recreation Center. Each of the individuals and teams competed in swimming, biking, and running.

Letter to the Editor: Hill thanks voters

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for me in the primary election. At the same time I want to thank all the voters, as you have exercised your right to determine the direction our county will follow for the next four years.

State ready for wolves to start moving in

RBC I Due to a recent increase in unconfirmed sightings and reports of wolves in Colorado, in addition to confirmed sightings over the past several years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is increasingly likely that the growing wolf populations and range in nearby states will eventually expand across state lines.

A Look at the West: There is a wide role for military veterans in conservation

RBC I Stacy Bare came home from Iraq in 2007 with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, unsure of where he fit into the world, and unmoored without the military. Liquor and cocaine seemed the best means of coping, and he often thought of suicide, until a fellow Army vet took him rock climbing […]

Meeker Range Call results

MEEKER I The winners of the Meeker Fourth of July Range Call Parade and of the Meeker Plein Art Competition have been announced by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous: Popular annual event growing

Blair Fire not growing; fire crews downsizing

The Blair Fire, located about 20 miles west of Meeker and about three-quarters of a mile north of Highway 64, was reported to be at 70 percent containment, having consumed 1,140 acres with no increase Sunday or Monday. Some of the firefighters left the area on Tuesday while others remained to monitor the fire.

RBC I The firefighting efforts on the 1,140-acre Blair Fire, located 20 miles west of Meeker, are scaling down as fire activity wanes. However, a small unmanned aircraft (or drone) being flown by private individuals was spotted near the incident command post.

Host families sought for students

RBC I World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet Union, Middle Eastern and African countries. These personable and academically select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious and eager to learn about this country through living as part of a family […]

CNCC Spartan volleyball camp July 27-28

RANGELY I Chris Vergnaud, the head volleyball coach for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans, has announced that the CNCC Spartan Volleyball Camp is now scheduled for July 27 and 28.

Non-profit groups play vital role where school district is concerned

MEEKER I Upon completing my first year as superintendent of the Meeker School District, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal community support provided by various non-profit entities in Meeker.