Letter to the Editor: Assessor responds to mill levy questions

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our county’s taxpayers. I am writing this letter to the editor to answer questions concerning the RE-1 Meeker School District mill levy ballot question, 3A. Below are some questions that have been brought to our attention:

Safety…

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Steve Balloga, pictured standing, and Justin Blagg assisted the Meeker Police Department in presenting the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program to the third- through fifth-grade students at Meeker Elementary School last week.

Obituary: Paul Randolph Nold

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Paul Randolph Nold passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2014. He was 48.

Prepping your home for the cold weather to come

RBC I Maybe it’s going back to school, maybe it’s the shorter days or maybe it’s the blinding lights signaling the holiday season ahead, but fall home improvement projects often get tossed aside or neglected in favor of more exciting, interesting or pressing activities. This short checklist will help guide you to the most important […]

Reward offered…

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Rangers are seeking information related to fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument.

Rangely distance runners turn in personal bests

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross country runners are headed down the home stretch of the 2014 season with a run last Thursday.

Still time to enter VFW ‘Voice of Democracy’ competition

MEEKER I Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is one of the VFW halls nationally taking part in the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition for students nationally. This year’s topic is: “Why Veterans are important to our Nation’s History and Future,” and the competition has an entry deadline of Nov. 1.

Register for Meeker CNCC

MEEKER I Need help with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these fall classes.

Hunters warned of tularemia risks

RBC I October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado, and as the number of human tularemia cases in our state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year.

Rangely rainbow…

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After a good soaking much of the day on the last Sunday of the summer, the clouds parted enough late in the day to allow this rainbow to form over Rangely. It rained again that evening and on Monday to make for some good precipitation as autumn officially began.

State warns of rabies in skunks

RBC I Although 2014 numbers won’t be complete until year’s end, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data show the number of confirmed animal rabies cases has declined from an average of 187 cases in 2012 and 2013 to 107 cases thus far in 2014.

MHS distance runners find difficult competition on steep slopes in Aspen

MEEKER I Aspen High School hosted the Meeker High School cross country team at the Chris Severy Invitational on Saturday with a tough course and some tough competition.