4-H IFYE ambassador in Meeker, seeks hosts

Jennifer Johnston

MEEKER I Last week, the CSU Extension Office in Meeker hosted Jennifer Johnston with the 4-H IFYE Program. IFYE, or International 4-H Youth Exchange, is an international exchange program where participants ages 19-30 visit a foreign country for three to six months, living and working with host families, gaining a unique perspective about other cultures.

Beware: Colorado bears emerging from dens

RBC I Colorado’s bears have begun emerging from hibernation across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, charged with perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, reminds outdoor recreationists, city dwellers and rural homeowners to be responsible and take steps to minimize contact with bears.

Starting a new business topic of April 28 workshop

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County will offer two subjects in a workshop related to starting a new business in Colorado on April 28.

Public invited to MHS Prom

MEEKER I The Junior Class of Meeker High School invites the public to “A Shabby Chic Prom” on Saturday, April 23. The Grand March will begin at 8:30 p.m. and proceed from the Meeker Cafe to the Hugus Building, where the 2016 Prom dance will be held. The dance will run from 9 p.m. to […]

Obituary: Eddie Langford

Eddie Floyd Langford

Eddie Floyd Langford, III, was born Aug. 21, 1955, in Henrietta, Texas, the son of Joyce and Salty Langford. Eddie and his family lived in many states before settling in Florida as their home. Eddie grew up competing in cutting horse shows and junior rodeos, following his parents in the horse training profession.

Donkey Basketball returns to Meeker this Wednesday

MEEKER I Those six-legged basketball players have returned to Meeker again this year as Donkey Basketball makes its way back on the Meeker High School gym floor on Wednesday.

Letter to the Editor: PMC updating phone systems

Dear Editor: Pioneers Medical Center would like to give our community of Meeker a “Heads Up” as we will be converting our phone system to an automated answering system on April 18. The hospital has been experiencing an increase in phone calls and sometimes phone calls cannot be answered in a timely manner because staff […]

Spartan Showdown Rodeo a big success as season ends

RANGELY I “What a weekend. What a show!” The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans produced one of the best rodeos to come through Rangely in a long time, CNCC Rodeo head Coach Jed Moore said.

MHS makes a difference at state FCCLA conference

Several members of the Meeker High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club recently attended the state FCCLA Convention, winning many medals for their work. Taking place in Denver, members had opportunities to interact with students from around the state and showcase the leadership skills they developed throughout the year. Meeker High School brought 12 students to the conference and experienced all the conference activities. Linda Lombardi, third from the left, was chosen vice president of public relations for the Colorado FCCLA state officer team. This is the first time in nine years Meeker has had a state officer.

MEEKER I April 2 was an inspiring weekend of competition, recognition and making new friends for Meeker’s FCCLA members who attended the 2016 Colorado State Conference in Denver.

Obituary: George Smitman

George Smitman

The life and experiences of one man who persevered through many disappointments, losses and successes! George Ernest Smitman, Jr. was born and raised in Oakland, Calif.

Rangely Girl Scouts need help if group is going to continue meeting

RANGELY I The future of Girl Scouts in Rangely is resting in the arms of volunteers to replace the current troop leaders, who are not able to continue as leaders next year, and adult leadership is needed.

Meeker’s Linda Lombardi named state FCCLA vice president of public relations

Meeker High School advisor Beth Mullins, left, took the FCCLA to Denver for the state convention and Linda Lombardi, right, ended up a state officer.

MEEKER I Linda Lombardi of Meeker High School was elected as the 2016-2017 State Vice President of Public Relations of the Colorado Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student organization.