Main Street candidate…

On Aug. 17 at the downtown pavilion between the old courthouse and new Justice Center, representatives of the Town of Meeker, the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and the county gathered to meet Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who stopped in town to honor Meeker’s achievement of “candidate status” in the Colorado Main Street Program. Participants included county Economic Development coordinator Katelin Cook, Councilman Scott Creecy, Lt. Gov. Lynne, Town Court Clerk and administrative assistant Amy Tupy, Town Clerk Lisa Cook, Town Manager Scott Meszaros, chamber member Reed Kelley, Councilman Rodney Gerloff, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and Meeker Chief of Police Bob Hervey.

Harvey Gap Reservoir to be drained; size and limit restrictions removed

RIFLE I The Silt Water Conservancy District is announcing that they will need to drain Harvey Gap Reservoir to inspect the dam outlet structure, and to save as many fish as possible, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has authorized an emergency fish salvage at the reservoir located north of Silt, effective immediately.

This week: 100th birthday of NPS; star celebrations slated

A dark, starry sky fills the night above the Quarry Visitor Center in Dinosaur National Monument, which is celebrating the dark clear skies this week and weekend.

RBC I The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout August, and with special events across the country and free admission to all 412 national parks from today through Sunday, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark/ #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

2016 RBC Fair Results (part 2)

Swine Results Junior Showmanship Dechlin Taylor 1st Ryann Mergelman 2nd Jayde Turner 3rd Clay Allred 4th Cade Blunt 5th Amiee Shults 6th Rylee Wagner 7th

A Look at the West: There are good, bad and ugly drones; tech and imports rise

RBC I The Zapata Ranch in southern Colorado is one of the few places that bison can still roam freely. Until recently, scientists and volunteers surveyed the herd the old-fashioned way: with binoculars and the naked eye.

A Look at the West: It seems like neither party is talking the issues

RBC I The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties.

Concerts at the top of the new attractions during the Classic

MEEKER I New events will complement the world-class sheepdog competition in Meeker for the 30th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, Sept. 7- 11.

Meeker Sheepdog Classic has vast, colorful 30-year history

Above, several border collies are seen resting in the sun awaiting each of their turns in the Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials, which will be held Sept. 7-11 this year at Ute Park.

MEEKER I Boasting 30 years of legacy and traditions, Meeker’s Ute Park will once again be brimming with dogs, sheep and people for the annual Meeker Classic Champion Sheepdog Trials Sept. 7-11. Known as the “go-to trial” around the world, the Meeker Classic features 140 dog/handler teams matched up against the tough, wily Meeker sheep. […]

Birth…

Makelle Grace Aldridge

Makelle Grace Aldridge was born Sunday, July 14, 2016, at 12:35 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.

Letter to the Editor: Election this year like a football game

Dear Editor: This presidential election is like a football game. The Republicans are against the Democrats. Donald Trump is the Republican quarterback and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic quarterback. Trump, if you want to win the game, you send your linemen after Hillary Clinton; you do not send your linemen into the stands after the […]

State bird atlas now available

RBC I The second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas is in the final stages of editing and layout in preparation for printing. Co-publishers Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership and Colorado Parks and Wildlife seek are in search of pre-orders to help implement a smooth mass distribution of the book’s launch.

Obituary: Deena Hallmark Archibeque

Deena Hallmark Archibeque

Deena Hallmark Archibeque was born in 1959 in Colorado Springs to Robert and Patsy Hallmark. Deena was actually raised by Pat and J.O. Wieland and grew up in Rio Blanco County, Colo.