MSD Board votes for four-day school week

MEEKER I Come the fall of this year, Meeker School District (MSD) RE-1 will join Rifle, Rangely and at least 80 other Colorado school districts in adopting a four-day school week.

Sign up for 4-H programs now

RBC I 4-H action is just about in full swing in Rio Blanco County, and the butterbraids are taking over.

Obituary: Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen

Meldrin Olsen

Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen, 65, of Neola, Utah, passed away March 15, 2014, of complications from a brain tumor. Olson was born May 15, 1948, in Roosevelt, Utah, to Carlos Clifford and DeeAtha Anna South Olsen. He lived his entire life on the same property he

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping, joining blood drive

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Rangely community. I want to say thank you for your support with our fourth annual blood drive. It was a great success, and I wanted to share the numbers with all of you.

MES hosts Night at MES Museum April 9

MEEKER I Next week will be busy at Meeker Elementary School as the fifth-grade class offers its annual “Night at the MES Museum” on Thursday evening and its Scholastic book fair on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Honor society induction…


The Beta Epsilon Tau chapter of two-year college international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted 19 Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) students into its ranks on March 26.

Chamber to sponsor circus

MEEKER I Again this year, the Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Carson and Barnes Big Top Circus.

Letter to the Editor: Let Meeker folks decide on spending

Dear Editor: Can Meeker resist the temptation of creating bigger government?

Rangely Chamber meet and greet…

phrgchamber meet greet

The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director, Kristin Steele, visits with Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius and Elizabeth Robinson at a recent Meet and Greet, sponsored by the chamber.

MHS Drama Club and ITST to perform FAME

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Drama Club and International Thespian Society Troupe 1284 proudly presents the Broadway Musical “FAME” at the Meeker High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 11 and 12.

Tipton blasts latest attempt by EPA to control nation’s water

WASHINGTON I On Friday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) raised concerns that a draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule would drastically broaden the agency’s regulatory authority over all wetlands and waterways.

Engagement: McDonald~Gianinetti


Tony and Denise McDonald and Steve and Jean Gianinetti are very pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their children, Stephen Anthony Gianinetti and Ashleigh Rae McDonald.