Arrow of Light…


On Oct. 28, Andrew Slack of Rangely earned the Arrow of Light Award, which is the highest award in Cub Scouting. He is pictured with his parents, Merilee and Ryan Slack.

Second bull…


Tanner Ridgeway, 13, of Meeker harvested this bull on Nov. 7 at Wilson Creek, while hunting with his father DJ Ridgeway and his uncles Jason and Danny. This is the second year that Tanner has been hunting for elk and this is Tanner’s second bull.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Little Mermaid performance

Dear Editor: I would like to say thank you to Laurie Zellers, Shana Holliday, Gary Zellers, the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Parks District, the actors, the behind-the-scenes people and parents for the wonderful production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” You all gave us a great show! Doris Walters Meeker

Fourth graders eligible for free Christmas tree permit

RBC I White River National Forest is excited to announce that all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the new White House initiative Every Kid in a Park (“Every Kid”). Every Kid is a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of conservationists.


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Meeker’s Ethel Starbuck gave the keynote remarks at the Oct. 10 celebration of Meeker High School’s 60th anniversary in the high school gymnasium. Starbuck was a 38-year-old business/commercial studies teacher at the time the school opened in 1955. Starbuck is flanked on the far left by her son, Dr. Gene Starbuck, a Meeker graduate and […]

Letter to the Editor: CNCC volleyball team had a great season

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all Colorado Northwestern Community College athletic fans.

From the Superintendent: It is important to keep student expectations high

MEEKER I Results from the initial Partnership of Readiness for Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments are slowly becoming available. The PARCC assessments tested English and mathematics skills for students in third through 11th grade in the spring of 2015.

Christmas tree permits now available to cut trees in White River National Forest

RBC I Christmas tree permits are now available from the White River National Forest offices, including the one in Meeker. The cost per permit is $10 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at office locations. There is a maximum of five tree permits per person, and they will be sold through […]



The Rangely Outdoor Recreation class left for a camping trip on Nov. 12 and returned Saturday. The class stayed at the James Rob’s State Park and went hiking in McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area and at the Colorado National Monument. The class practiced “Leave No Trace Behind,” which they have been studying in class. Overall […]

Letter to the Editor: No Guantanamo detainees in Colorado

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the president of the United States and residents of Colorado from the County Sheriffs of Colorado. Dear Mr. President: We, the undersigned sheriffs from the State of Colorado, write in strong opposition to your proposed actions to transfer dangerous foreign enemy combatants held at the Guantanamo Bay, […]

Member air service to begin flying in and out of Meeker airport

MEEKER I ASCENT Private Air Club on Thursday announced that its innovative, Rocky Mountain-focused air travel membership service has expanded to now serve residents and visitors of Meeker.

WREA announces rebate on customers’ Nov. bill

MEEKER I ‘Tis the season for giving, and White River Electric Association, Inc., is giving back with a power rebate, which will appear as a bill credit on members’ November bills, which will arrive in the mail the first week of December.