Free entry at state parks Monday

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) celebrates Colorado’s acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado state parks on Monday.

Meeker Night Out to be celebrated on Tuesday

MEEKER I On Tuesday, neighborhoods throughout Meeker are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 31st annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Dorsett won’t return to MHS

Dear Editor: I tried to negotiate a contract with the Meeker School District which would alleviate disagreements between myself and the high school principal and which would also help the district overcome its “fiscal emergency,” but after six weeks of talks, Superintendent Matt Meyer finally rejected my proposal.

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RHS alumnae gets diploma from CMU

RBC I Audrey Hogan of Rangely was one of more than 700 students who received their diplomas this spring from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction at the May commencement exercise at CMU.

Meeker honors National Night Out on August 5

MEEKER I On Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Meeker are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

2 UNC students on Dean’s List

MEEKER I Two students from Meeker have been listed on the Dean’s List or Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Wangnild shoot raised $20,000 for children

DENVER I The Colorado Wildlife Employee Protective Association honored the memory of fallen Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s district wildlife manager Jon Wangnild of Meeker by hosting hundreds of people, including 140 competitors, at the Jon Wangnild Memorial Sporting Clays Shoot on June 29 in Brighton.

New arrival: Kinley Aldridge

Kinley Jane Aldridge

Kyden Aldridge would like to announce the birth of his little sister, Kinley Jane Aldridge. Kinley was born at 12:39 a.m. on July 5, 2014.

After Carhart, Trappers, changes lead to Wilderness Act of ’64

The names of Alan Carhart, above, and Trappers Lake will be forever linked to the Wilderness Act of 1964.

RBC I Although Arthur H. Carhart helped introduce the modern wilderness idea during his survey of Trappers Lake in 1919 (a subject I discussed in my previous article), the wilderness concept itself continued to evolve. Two factors affected its development.

What folks should do if a wildfire spotted

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to thank people who have reported wildland fires, and offer tips to others who spot a wildland fire.

Guest Editorial: Ethanol can slow gas hikes

RBC I As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.