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.

Tickets on sale for After Birth Ball

MEEKER I The annual After Birth Ball, celebrating the end of the stock birthing season, will be held April 26 at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St., in Meeker.

As work begins on tunnels west of Denver, I-70 project brings long-term partial closure

DENVER I Crews began closing lanes in both directions of I-70 near Idaho Springs last week as work began to shift eastbound I-70 traffic back onto the detour route around the tunnels.

Udall and Tipton work toward making Monument into park

DENVER I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton unveiled a bipartisan proposal last week — stemming from their years-long discussion with Mesa County residents, businesses and leaders — to re-designate Colorado National Monument as a national park. The community-driven recommendations, developed by a committee the lawmakers assembled in June 2013, reflect local […]

County livestock judging team off to great start

Members of the Rio Blanco Livestock Judging team show off some of the awards they have won in the past month from their competitions. In the back row, from left, are: Justin Mosher and Ty Dunham; middle row, from left: Samantha Lapp, Marryn Shults, Jilly Baumgartner, Macy Collins and Madi Shults; front row: Hayden Shults.

RBC I Rio Blanco livestock judging teams have traveled to two contests so far this year. They are off to a great start. On March 14, 10 junior members, making up three teams, competed in Cortez at the Four Corners Ag Expo.

Resurfacing parts of Highway 64 under way

RBC I Having begun Monday and lasting through June, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started its resurfacing project on State Highway 64, near Rangely, between mile markers 28 and 38.

Want to save sage grouse? Save the sagebrush

Two male sage grouse perform the traditional “dance” to attract mates.

THE WEST I High in the Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, Nev., and just east of Route 50, famously dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America” by Life Magazine in 1986, a curious congregation gathers in the predawn light.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Harlem Ambassadors

Dear Editor: On March 24, the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-good family entertainment.

BLM still seeks input on county fuel reduction plan

MEEKER I Fire management officials with the Bureau of Land Management are now seeking public feedback on a proposed fuel reduction project in Rio Blanco and Garfield counties.

Children’s health fairs…


Brielle Lucero, 4, grins after registering for preschool and completing checkups at the Rio Blanco Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Children’s Health Fair on Friday in Rangely.

Letter to the Editor: Another view on party assemblies

Dear Editor: We would like to offer some clarifying comments concerning county party assemblies in connection with last week’s “From My Window” column.