Fall Festival set for Sept. 27

MEEKER | Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker will hold its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27, and a call has been put out for those local organizations in need of a fundraiser.

Local faces…

Angie Arnold and her dog Rosco P. Coltrane, named after the fictional character in the TV show "Dukes of Hazzard."

Spartans begin softball season

RANGELY I The Spartans softball team had a great opening fall weekend starting Sept. 5. The freshman-stacked team started their fall schedule facing the 2014 RMAC Champions, Colorado Mesa University.

MACC launches drive for performing arts center

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) is working in cooperation with and on behalf of the Meeker School District Re-1 and Meeker High School to launch a community fundraising project that would permit renovation and enhancement of the Meeker High School Auditorium.

Cowboys’ cross country takes fifth at Eagle Valley

MEEKER I The Cowboys traveled to the Gypsum Creek Golf Course for the Eagle Valley Invitational this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day to run, and a strong showing for the Meeker team.

Gunnison course slow for Rangely harriers

RANGELY I The Rangely cross country runners took a road trip to Gunnison for their meet this weekend. The weather was cool but the course was slow.

Colorado Grand rolls through Meeker, donates to cause

Eddie O'Brien, the community liaison for The Colorado Grand, presented a couple of checks Sept. 11 as the charitable organization's vintage sports cars rolled through town, with a stop at City Park, which included lunch served by the Meeker Lions Club. "We've been coming to Meeker for at least a half dozen times. We put on this event once a year. It's a four-day event that runs through the state of Colorado," O'Brien said. "We raise a lot of money. We'll give away between $300,000 and $400,000 per year to all of the communities we go through." O'Brien presented checks for $7,500 to the Meeker Lions Club and a $7,500 check for a local student going to a college or university in Colorado. Paul Jordan and Julie Pearce accepted on behalf of the Meeker Lions Club.

Grateful for opportunity to return to Rio Blanco County

Jeff Burkhead, former editor of the Rio Blanco Herald Times.

It was hard enough to leave the last time. It won’t be any easier the second time around.

Lady Cowboys softball team sweeps Rifle

MEEKER I The Lady Cowboys softball team traveled to Rifle Thursday, Sept. 11, and swept the Bears with 10-1, 11-6 victories. They were led by pitchers Christina Pryce of Steamboat Springs and Maria Gonzalez of Meeker.

Rangely writing team collaborates on book series

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RANGELY I Editor’s note: I first met Rod Harris and Norma Hood at Giovanni’s Italian Grill four years ago, when I was

Colorado State Fair Results for RBC Participants: 2014

PUEBLO | Rio Blanco County youth recently exhibited their skills, 4-H projects and livestock at this year’s Colorado State Fair with excellent results.

Construction on Hwy. 13 continues

RBC I According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic on Colorado Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker will be affected through October by construction.