RJHS gridders continue winning streak

RANGELY I The Rangely Junior High School football team completed its four-game home stand by defeating North Park Middle School by an impressive 50-20 score on Friday afternoon.

Bull elk…


JML Outfitters packed out this bull elk, shot with a bow and arrow by Craig Stanke of St. Louis, Mo., within this past week. Marie Haskett of JML Outfitters in Meeker said this was the biggest bull she has ever seen coming out of the Flat Tops.

CNCC Spartan rodeo team ends session sixth in the nation

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartan rodeo team wrapped up its fall season in Logan, Utah, at the Utah State University Invitational, but some members turned in impressive performances before riding off into the sunset for the season.



Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker is seen here after a successful bear hunt with his dad, D.J. Ridgeway. Tanner killed the bear with a .243 caliber rifle in the Miller Creek area east of Meeker.

Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ E. McKune

Bob McKune

Robert “Bob” E. McKune, 90, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., passed away Sept. 27, 2014. He was born March 30, 1924, to Clarence and Bessie McKune in Gravity, Iowa.

Foot clinic to be held Tuesday

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at The Pines apartments, 875 Water St.

Letter to the Editor: Importance of school mill levy override

Dear Editor: The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) would like to ask for your support in the upcoming mill levy override request. This will be issue 3A on the ballot.

Now is a good time to get your flu shot

RBC I During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies.

Obituary: Maria Rosario ‘Rose’ Gutierrez

Rose Gutierrez

Maria Rosario “Rose” Gutierrez lived for the day she would meet her God, and the day came peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, as a resident of the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo.

Obituary: Grace W. Hayes

Grace Hayes

Grace W. Hayes, 99, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Rangely, Colo., passed away Oct. 4, 2014, in Mesa. She was born in Lincoln, Neb., on Aug. 2, 1915.

Artists sought for stamp contest

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation request original artwork entries for the 2015 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year’s species of focus is the wood duck, Aix sponsa.

Hickenlooper to visit Meeker on Monday

RBC I The collaborative Rio Blanco County group endeavoring to bring statewide candidates to Rio Blanco County has announced that Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Meeker on Monday.