Obituary: Ida Mae (Weldy) Jennings

Ina Mae Jennings

Ina Mae (Weldy) Jennings of Frankford, Mo., joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at the age of 90. Cremation rites are being conducted by the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Meet the RDH docs…

On Sept. 17, Rangely District Hospital held a reception to welcome two new physicians on board at the hospital. Among those present were, from left: Nick Goshe, the CEO for Rangely District Hospital; new physician Dr. Kenneth Sutton; Steve Petersburg, a member of the hospital board of directors; new physician Dr. Abigail Urish; and three more RDH board members, John Payne, Jason Kurrasch and Buford Adams.

Rangely distance runners turn in impressive times at Gunnison

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross-country runners adventured to Gunnison for the Mountaineers Meet, where several of the Panthers turned in much-improved times.

It’s not too early to get flu vaccine

RBC I During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies as flu […]

RBCHS celebrates county’s hunting history Oct. 4

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, 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.

Rangely School Board OKs testing schedule; students take field trip

RANGELY | The Rangely School Board met Aug. 15 to update a few policies. including a tense discussion and vote regarding policies on student testing as well as to hear updates on the start of the school year from local principals and superintendent.

MSD hears reports on accountability, foundation

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) heard Sept. 15 from Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle that the District Accountability Committee (DAC), established by state statute, had met that afternoon, for the first time this school year.

Homecoming week to begin on Monday for Rangely High students

RANGELY I Rangely High School is quickly gearing up for its 2015 Homecoming celebration. Beginning Monday, the Panthers will begin the many traditional Homecoming activities including the football team taking on the Hayden Tigers. All week long, students at Rangely Junior/Senior High School will be celebrating with spirit days.

MHS Homecoming fun begins Monday

Meeker High School Homecoming activity representatives pile on for a big “Go-Cowboys” Week, which begins Monday. From left to right are: Maggie Phelan in volleyball; Delenn Mobley for cheerleading; Chase Rule for football; Madeline Amack for the marching band; Sierra Williams in softball; and Julia Eskelson for cross-country.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Student Council is in charge of Homecoming Week, which begins Monday, and, according to MHS Head Girl Madeline Amack, co-president of the council, big plans are in the works. The theme for the whole week is “Sci-Fi!”

Meeker cross-country team ends up 10th at Eagle Valley meet

Meeker High School runner Julia Eskelson posted a 22:13 time in the Eagle Valley Cross Country Invitational at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course on Saturday, good enough for 32nd place overall among 178 runners. Eskelson was the top Cowboy runner for the girls while Briar Meszaros crossed the line in 24 minutes flat for a 70th place finish out of the large field.

MEEKER I The Gypsum Creek Golf Course hosted the Eagle Valley Cross-County Invitational on Saturday with 18 teams in attendance, including the Meeker High School distance-running boys team, which captured 10th place overall.

Battlefield dedication Saturday

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host the dedication of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park Saturday at 3 p.m., and the public is invited to the event.

Young Cowboys…

Barone Middle School seventh-grade quarterback Ryan Phelan gets some good blocking from his linemen against the Steamboat Springs Sailors. The young Cowboys have lost twice to the Sailors this season, but they beat Grand Valley. The eighth-grade team is still looking for its first win of the season. More than 37 kids went out for the team, which is coached by Darby Finley, Clinton Kilduff, Chip Brown and Jason Browning. The Cowboys will play in Craig on Saturday, then host Glenwood Springs the following week in the final game of the season.