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.

Rangely Homecoming filled with fun activities, contests

Crowned king and queen  of the 2014 Rangely High School Homecoming royalty were King Ethan Allred, left, and Queen Simone Heinle, right. A wide variety of activities were held all week long, culminating with the Homecoming dance on Saturday. The parade theme this year was “Electric Avenue.”

RANGELY I The 2014 Rangely High School Panthers’ Homecoming was a huge success with a wide variety of activities involving the students.

Classifieds: Oct. 9. 2014

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Join Arbor Foundation, get free trees

RBC I The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees when you join the organization in October.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Phalon Osborn from the Rangely Animal Shelter

Dear Editor: We at the Rangely Animal Shelter would like to thank Phalon Osborn, a student at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School.

Landowner rules change

RBC I Colorado Senate Bill 13-188 changed the CPW Priority Landowner Preference Program to the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) effective this past July.

Obituary: John Franklin Caldwell

John Franklin Caldwell was born April 2, 1926, to Verne N. and Hannah B. Caldwell on the Old Hoff Ranch up the White River, east of Meeker, Colo., and passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the age of 88, at the VA Nursing Home in Rifle, Colo.

Road work will continue on Highway 13 north

RBC I According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, traffic on Colorado Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker will be affected through October by construction work.