Woodruff joins majority in rejecting ICE’s retainees

RBC I More than half of Colorado’s 64 sheriffs, including Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff, have confirmed to the ACLU of Colorado that they no longer detain people past their release at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Third Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous held July 17-20

MEEKER I The third annual Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous will be held in Meeker July 17-20. The rendezvous would be a great time to bring your friends and family and enjoy 250-plus miles of Wagon Wheel Trails, live music, food, giveaways and the best ATV/UTV riding Colorado has to offer.

Letter to the Editor: PMC board excited about expanded care

Dear Editor: I am really excited about the expanded care that will be offered at the new Pioneers Medical Center. Of course, all of the current services offered at the Meeker Family Health Center, the Pioneers Hospital and the Walbridge Wing will be available at the new facility. But even

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Meeker High School graduate Aly Ridings tries to dribble past Rangely High School graduate Victoria Phelan in the annual Main Street Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Phelan’s team, the Phelan Dawgs, won the game and the adult female division.

MEEKER I The Main Street Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament was played on the old elementary school playground in downtown Meeker and featured 16 teams. Play was divided into four brackets.

Run For Your Life 5K running results…

5K Run Results – Female

Obituary: Keith F. Dunbar

Keith F. Dunbar, 83, of Meeker, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Walbridge Wing long-term care facility in Meeker.

Letter to the Editor: Commissioner on environmental group

Dear Editor: June 16 was the deadline for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule change for the operation of the Bonanza Power Plant. This infringement on Deseret’s permit was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians.

MACC meets Monday, agenda includes Shakespeare Festival visit

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Meeker United Methodist Church’s Elbert Hall.

Smoke is from Canadian fires

RBC I It has been tough to miss the haze in the air the past 10 days around Northwest Colorado, but the good news, a government officials has reported, the smoke is not from fires in Northwest Colorado, Southern Wyoming or Eastern Utah, but likely Canada.

Guest Editorial: Reality time: Climate alarmists getting ugly

RBC I The climate change debate rages, beginning with the physical science and continuing with economic analysis and government policy. The good news is that the balance of evidence continues to point toward modest warming scenarios, not catastrophic ones, from the human influence on global climate. This would seem to be good news.

4th of July entertainment…


A surf ‘n’ turf dinner, a rib cook-off, and a variety of other activities along with singing made for fun in the Elks Park on Friday for the Fourth of July celebration in Rangely. Above, Angie Kenney entertained the audience, providing the music for the event.

Letter to the Editor: The IRS must go

Dear Editor: To aware citizens it’s crystal clear: The IRS must go!