Rangely Jr. High volleyball

RANGELY I This past weekend the Rangely Junior High School hosted Meeker and Hayden for middle school volleyball. The eighth-grade A team beat Meeker in two out of three games. They lost two out of two to Hayden. The seventh grade lost to Meeker in two out of three games, then lost to Hayden in […]


Pavel and Brianne Borisov of Meeker would like to announce the birth of their son, Maksim Pavlovich Borisov, born Aug. 18, 2016, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He weighed 7.1 pounds and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Lanny and Danette Coulter of Meeker and Rozalia and the late Pavel Borisov of Aurora. Great grandparents are Relda Coulter of Meeker and Duane […]

BLM director says wild horses in captivity will not be euthanized

RBC I Yesterday BLM head Neil Kornze announced that the BLM was not accepting the recommendation from the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board—an independent panel comprised of members of the public—to destroy wild horses in holding and to offer wild horses that had been passed over for adoption for sale without limitation. “The […]

RHS cross country visits Gunnison

RANGELY I The Rangely cross country team took off Friday to head to the Mountaineer Cowboy Invitational in Gunnison, Colo. With this race being sponsored by Western State University the team took advantage of time to visit the campus. Many of the runners had never had the opportunity to visit a campus before so it […]

Obituary: William John Bruckner

William John Bruckner May 2, 1935 ~ Sept. 16, 2016 William John Bruckner passed away on Sept. 16, 2016. He was born on May 2, 1935, in Rifle, Colo., to Fredrick William Bruckner and Agnes Julia Bonis Bruckner. He did all of his schooling in Rifle and was graduated from Rifle High School with the […]

MHS cross country runs at Eagle Valley

MEEKER I Meeker High School’s cross country team joined 18 other teams in competition at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course for the Eagle Valley Invitational this past Saturday. The boys raced first and Austin Russell was first to the finish for Meeker with a fifth place 17:24. Tannen Kennedy was the next across the line in […]

RHS golf goes to regionals

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers traveled to Delta for regionals on Monday. Playing in the number one spot was Austin Ficken, Marshall Webber in the two spot and Caleb Noel in the three position. All three golfers played better on this course than they did five weeks ago. Ficken shot an even 100, followed by Webber […]

Late CPW officer’s legacy continues

MEEKER I A prominent poaching case solved by CPW in 2013 has yielded a $10,000 donation to the Meeker Sportsman’s Club. The club will use the funds to augment current programs to promote shooting sports and the purchase of associated equipment. District Wildlife Manager Jon Wangnild of Meeker, who died in a horseback riding accident […]

Letter: Support for libertarian ticket Johnson/Weld

Dear Editor: The libertarian ticket of Johnson for president and Weld for vice president provides a huge amount of executive experience acquired when they were governors. I believe governors are the most qualified politicians to ascend to the presidency. With this ticket we have a former governor available to assume the presidency. Johnson and Weld […]

Two adults charged with providing alcohol to minors in Meeker

On Saturday, Aug. 20 at approximately 12:23 a.m., the Rio Blanco County Communications Center received a report of a very intoxicated juvenile who was in the emergency room at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker, Colo. Both Meeker Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office responded to Pioneers Medical Center to investigate. Through the […]

Smoky mountains …

Smoke from the Lost Solar Fire on the Flat Tops was visible upriver Tuesday morning. The fire is expected to continue burning until the first snow. Pat Turner Photo

Coal Creek School…

New trusses were installed on the Coal Creek School building Sept. 16 as part of the ongoing restoration project. Each truss had to be individually built to fit between the original trusses. The new trusses bring the building up to code for snow loads. The white building behind the crane is the privy/coal shed with […]