Anderson family to host cousins from Sweden

MEEKER I Descendants of Powell Park’s Anderson families will meet their Swedish cousins for the first time on Tuesday, when Harold and Patty Anderson and Mike and Mary Whalin host a picnic for their newly found cousins.

Meeker schools welcome new teachers, staff to team

MEEKER I The Meeker School District released the names of the new members of the district teaching staff on Monday, preparing for the opening classes within the district on Wednesday. There are nine new names on the roster.

Car museum…

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W.C. Bud Striegel showed off his 1930 Dual-Cowel Cadillac Phaeton on Thursday, one of up to nearly 40 vehicles that will occupy Striegel’s car museum in Rangely when work is complete some time this fall, “if not sooner.”

Roach~Stubblefield Engagment

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Kaylee Stubblefield and Dominik Roach are really excited to announce that their parents, Houston Stubblefield and Ashley Roach, are getting married!

Letter to the Editor: Friends of the Yampa regarding Colorado Water Plan

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all residents of the Yampa, White and Green River basins.

WREA Appreciation Lunch is Sept. 10

MEEKER | The annual White River Electric Association’s annual Membership Appreciation Lunch and Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at the Freeman E. Fairfield Community Center in Meeker, 200 Main St.

Buford benefit to help county’s oldest school

The Coal Creek School was the first rural school in the area. The current building was built in 1892 and still stands at its original site. The Rio Blanco County Historical Society plans to preserve and restore the one-room schoolhouse to its original appearance. Phase one of the project will be to reinforce and weather-proof the exterior to prevent further deterioration. A fund-raising Box Social and Dessert Auction will be held at the Buford School on Aug. 30 from 5-9 p.m. to generate funds needed for repairs.

RBC I The Coal Creek School on County Road 6 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties on July 18. In 1884, Coal Creek School, the first rural school in the area, was started in a log cabin about a half-mile east of where the […]

Epsilon Chi poker run…

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On Aug. 2, a poker run organized by Epsilon Sigma Alpha International members Milly Chandler-Archuleta and Gloria Anderson, raised funds so ESA can continue to donate to its many charities.

Letter to the Editor: State’s top health officer favors water fluoridation

Dear Editor: More than 65 years of research has shown community water fluoridation to be safe and effective in reducing cavities and maintaining good dental and overall health. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends every community maintain adequate levels of fluoride in its water supply to protect the oral health of its […]

New portable shaved ice business to open

MEEKER | Making its debut during the upcoming Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, a new Meeker business will offer a portable shaved ice stand to cater to events around the area.

Districts, officials tour Piceance Basin

The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13 with 45 participants which included elected officials, agency staff, college instructors, and other interested members of the public.

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13, centering the focus on Greater Sage Grouse, excess feral horses and the numerous rules and regulations involved in the management of the public lands.

20,000 hunting licenses left

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table.