Rangely health fair…


Rangely resident Dave Miller says hello to physical therapist Nicole Danielson at the Rangely Community Health Fair on Saturday morning. Approximately 370 people had blood test screenings done during pre-draws held last month or at Saturday’s event.

9Health Fair scheduled Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

MEEKER I The annual 9Health Fair, where you can have a number of physical tests taken for free or greatly reduced cost, will be held Saturday morning at Meeker Elementary School.

Rangely District Hospital meet and greet…


An informal “meet and greet” reception was held in early April to introduce new members of the Rangely District Hospital Board staff.

Colorado You Got Talent competition

MEEKER I “Colorado You Got Talent” will be holding auditions in Rio Blanco County this summer, and talented individuals from this and surrounding counties are invited to take part.

Obituary: Nina Mintz

Nina Mintz

Nina Lucille (Lasley) Mintz was born Nov. 23, 1914, near Chanute, Kan., to Lee and Louise (Lefever) Lasley. She left this earth for her heavenly home March 29, 2014, from the ranch at Meeker.

MHS FCCLA: Nine to nationals

18 MHS students competed at state: nine head to nationals in July in San Antonio, Texas.

MEEKER I The Meeker FCCLA program is considered one of the premier programs in Colorado, and it lived up to its reputation at the weekend’s State Leadership Conference. Of the 18 students who competed, nine were chosen to represent Colorado at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in July.

Rangely focuses on student safety within its school athletic program

RANGELY I As athletic events nationwide take on the task of improving safety standards for competitors, Rangely Junior/Senior High School has begun efforts toward improving the well-being of its athletes. This year, the middle and high school athletic programs started a new initiative to protect their athletes from the dangers of concussions.

Udall pushes speed-up of natural gas exports

RBC I Sen. Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy’s decision last week to approve a liquefied natural gas export permit for the Jordan Cove Energy Project in Oregon.

Obituary: Odessa G. Balloga

Odessa Balloga

Odessa G. Balloga was born May 11, 1923, in Galena, Kan., to May (Greenwood) and William Cox. She died March 30, 2014, at the age of 90.

Pipe cutting…


W.C. Striegel, Inc., hosted an open house and its own version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony in its new offices in Rangely on Friday.

MHS Drama Club, ITST to present ‘FAME’ in May

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Drama Club and International Thespian Society Troupe 1284 will proudly present the Broadway Musical “FAME” at the Meeker High School Auditorium on an undetermined date in May.

CPW meeting to discuss plans to save mule deer in state

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in coordination with The Keystone Center, an independent facilitator, is holding a series of meetings across the state this spring in order to receive feedback on a Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy. The strategy will guide agency efforts to work towards increasing mule deer populations.