Panther harriers improve times

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross-county team competed at the Basalt Longhorn Cross Country Invitation this past weekend along with 10 other schools from the Western Slope, and the harriers continue to show improvement.

CNCC opens 2014 rodeo season with 3rd place finish

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Rodeo Team returned home from the weekend’s rodeos with some solid finishers and a “good start to a new season.”

Texan Ron Enzeroth wins Meeker Classic

Winner Ron Enzeroth of Dublin, Texas, with his dog, Mick, captured the top money and the trophy at the 2014 Meeker Classic with a spectacular 141 points. See more photos from the trials on Page 6A of this week’s Herald Times.

MEEKER I Below are the finals and the final results from the 2014 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, held Sept. 3-7 in Ute Park at Meeker, Colo.

Opinions sought on China Wall plans

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to develop a comprehensive non-motorized trail network near Meeker.

MHS volleyball…

Meeker senior Paige Jones spikes the ball in a match against Vail Christian with teammates Maggie Phelan, Sydney Hughes and Jamie McLaughlin. The match took Meeker five games to win. Meeker will play in Paonia on Friday and host West Grand on Saturday at Meeker High School.

Meeker senior Paige

MACC to meet Monday with a busy agenda

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Meeker United Methodist Church Elbert Hall with a wide variety of topics on the agenda.

RHS volleyball splits matches

It wasn’t an easy battle, but the Rangely High School volleyball team defeated a stubborn Hotchkiss team Friday night on the road. The Panther girls needed all five games to claim the victory, winning the first, second and fifth games to capture the match. On Saturday, the girls fell to Paonia. This Friday, the RHS girls will host Plateau Valley then travel on Saturday to Hayden for two more matches.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball season is under way with victorious league play already in full swing.

Vintage cars in Meeker today

MEEKER I Drivers with the Colorado Grand vintage car tour are stopping in Meeker at noon today, and they will be greeted by the Meeker Lions Club members, who will provide the drivers with lunch. The group is expected to arrive late morning, and the group will have lunch at Meeker Town Park at noon.

BLM seeking comments on closing public lands near Meeker area

The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons.

Business luncheon set for Sept. 26 in Meeker

MEEKER I Any business leaders, people interested in networking or people interested in improving Meeker are invited to enjoy a lunch on Sept. 26 with other business owners and leaders to talk about ideas and ways to improve business.

Rangely TCAP scores show mixed results

RANGELY I The Rangely School District results are in, and there are some highs and lows in comparing the students’ scores from last year to the previous year.

Broadband initiative set to go to voters

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Broadband Coalition has placed a question on the November ballot that would permit county voters to authorize the creation of a broadband provider authority by government organizations such as county and town boards.