Rangely School Board OKs testing schedule; students take field trip

RANGELY | The Rangely School Board met Aug. 15 to update a few policies. including a tense discussion and vote regarding policies on student testing as well as to hear updates on the start of the school year from local principals and superintendent.

MSD hears reports on accountability, foundation

MEEKER I The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) heard Sept. 15 from Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle that the District Accountability Committee (DAC), established by state statute, had met that afternoon, for the first time this school year.

Homecoming week to begin on Monday for Rangely High students

RANGELY I Rangely High School is quickly gearing up for its 2015 Homecoming celebration. Beginning Monday, the Panthers will begin the many traditional Homecoming activities including the football team taking on the Hayden Tigers. All week long, students at Rangely Junior/Senior High School will be celebrating with spirit days.

MHS Homecoming fun begins Monday

Meeker High School Homecoming activity representatives pile on for a big “Go-Cowboys” Week, which begins Monday. From left to right are: Maggie Phelan in volleyball; Delenn Mobley for cheerleading; Chase Rule for football; Madeline Amack for the marching band; Sierra Williams in softball; and Julia Eskelson for cross-country.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Student Council is in charge of Homecoming Week, which begins Monday, and, according to MHS Head Girl Madeline Amack, co-president of the council, big plans are in the works. The theme for the whole week is “Sci-Fi!”

Meeker cross-country team ends up 10th at Eagle Valley meet

Meeker High School runner Julia Eskelson posted a 22:13 time in the Eagle Valley Cross Country Invitational at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course on Saturday, good enough for 32nd place overall among 178 runners. Eskelson was the top Cowboy runner for the girls while Briar Meszaros crossed the line in 24 minutes flat for a 70th place finish out of the large field.

MEEKER I The Gypsum Creek Golf Course hosted the Eagle Valley Cross-County Invitational on Saturday with 18 teams in attendance, including the Meeker High School distance-running boys team, which captured 10th place overall.

Battlefield dedication Saturday

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host the dedication of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park Saturday at 3 p.m., and the public is invited to the event.

Young Cowboys…

Barone Middle School seventh-grade quarterback Ryan Phelan gets some good blocking from his linemen against the Steamboat Springs Sailors. The young Cowboys have lost twice to the Sailors this season, but they beat Grand Valley. The eighth-grade team is still looking for its first win of the season. More than 37 kids went out for the team, which is coached by Darby Finley, Clinton Kilduff, Chip Brown and Jason Browning. The Cowboys will play in Craig on Saturday, then host Glenwood Springs the following week in the final game of the season.

Sportsman’s Club announces closure dates

MEEKER I The Meeker Sportsman’s Club has announced several dates and times when its shooting range south of Meeker on Highway 13 will be closed. The dates and times for the club to close will be: Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. On Oct. 3, the range cleanup […]

RSD will seek $430,000 mill levy override in November election

RANGELY I In the coming November election Rangely voters will be deciding the future level of school funding for the Rangely School District. In August the school board, at the request of Superintendent Matt Scoggins, voted 4-1 to push a mill levy override ballot initiative.

West Douglas horse gather should conclude this week

RBC I On Monday afternoon, the Bureau of Land Management finished up day six of the wild horse gather in the West Douglas Herd Area. With a total of 141 horses rounded up, the federal BLM will continue the gather into the week, as they plan to gather up to 167 of the 365 horses […]

Vesicular stomatitis reported in Rio Blanco County, NW Colorado

RBC I Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife and even humans has found its way into northwestern Colorado and Rio Blanco County. The disease is caused by a virus which although rarely life threatening, can have significant financial impact on the horse industry.


Scott Jones, left, president of the Colorado OHV Coalition, presented Katelin Cook, right, the director of economic development for Rio Blanco County, with an “Award of Special Recognition,” honoring Rio Blanco for the high quality of its Wagon Wheel Trails Program. The award was presented at an OHV workshop this summer.