Letter to the Editor: Conservation districts thank BLM for horse gather

Dear Editor: The wild horse gather in the West Douglas Herd Area, despite an attempt through a lawsuit to stop the gather, was completed between Sept. 16 and Sept. 24.

CNCC Volleyball…

The Lady Spartans of Colorado Northwestern Community College played Snow College last week in a close, physical contest, but they came up on the losing end in the match. The Spartans invited fans down on the floor for a short volleyball clinic after play concluded.

Letter to the Editor: How will we obtain broadband?

Dear Editor: I see the fiber optic lines are currently being installed in Rangely (and Meeker).

RBCHS celebrates local hunting heritage

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Obituary: John (Jack) Kendall Jr.

John (Jack) Kendall

On Sept. 17, 2015, John (Jack) Kendall, Jr., age 82, passed away at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker, Colo. Jack was born in a rural farm house in Washington County, Colo., on April 6, 1933, and was the third of four children of John and Gertrude Kendall.

New CNCC Foundation officers …

The 2015 officers for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation are, from left: Foundation Treasurer Karol Bullen, Foundation Secretary Diane Sizemore, Foundation Vice Chair Reed Kelley, Foundation Chair Ann Brady and at-large board members David Cole and Ray Beck. In front is out-going board chair Peggy Rector.

Obituary: Julius Poole

Julius Poole

Julius Poole, oilfield trash, tree planter, squirrel whisperer, and lately poet, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Known fondly to many as Poole or JP and to a few as Dad, Grandpa and Papa, Julius forged his way on his own after stepping off the farm near Two Egg, Fla., with “two bits” in his pocket […]

Homecoming weeks end Saturday

RBC I Meeker and Rangely high school Homecoming Week activities are well underway with the respective Homecoming dances on Saturday night culminating the week’s events.

Community Calendar: Oct. 1-7, 2015

• Fairfield grant applications due today! The deadline for the Freeman E. Fairfield Foundation’s semi-annual grant application deadline is 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. Applications must be mailed to P.O. Box 2302, Meeker, Colo. 81641, or delivered to Diane Dunham, 438 East Market St. in Meeker by 5 p.m. today. All mailed applications must be […]

Obituary: Diane Juhan Roberts

Diane Juhan Roberts

Diane Juhan Roberts passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Meeker, Colo., surrounded by her family.

Dinosaur Centennial set for weekend

DINOSAUR I The celebration of Dinosaur National Monument’s 100th anniversary culminates this weekend with a variety of events. Entrance fees will be waived Saturday and Sunday to welcome everyone to join in the festivities and to say thank you to our visitors and local communities.

Milk Creek dedication an end to many years of separation

Utes from Fort Duchesne, Utah

RBC I Saturday was a beautiful afternoon to dedicate Milk Creek Battlefield with more than 300 people in attendance. Through the event, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society hosted many Ute friends and VIPs from all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, authors of books on the Milk Creek Battle, the local Veterans of Foreign […]