Guest Editorial: MACC endorses college credit for arts curriculum

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council has endorsed and encouraged the new National Core Arts Standards as provided by the Educational Theatre Association (EDTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society, recognizing outstanding high school and middle school students in the performing arts), and has provided information on the National Core Arts Theatre Standards.

Letter to the Editor: Taxes a bit higher than thought, but support still there

Dear Editor: This week, ballots are set to arrive in mailboxes all over Colorado. The people of Meeker will have the opportunity to vote not just for state-level positions and decisions, but for one that impacts every member of our community.

Get your flu shots now

RBC I “Since flu season is unpredictable, we recommend getting vaccinated as early as you can; it’s important to get vaccinated before outbreaks occur since it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective,” said Dr. Rachel Herlily, deputy director of the department’s Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.

Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Letter to the Editor: Assessor responds to mill levy questions

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our county’s taxpayers. I am writing this letter to the editor to answer questions concerning the RE-1 Meeker School District mill levy ballot question, 3A. Below are some questions that have been brought to our attention:

Safety…

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Steve Balloga, pictured standing, and Justin Blagg assisted the Meeker Police Department in presenting the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program to the third- through fifth-grade students at Meeker Elementary School last week.

Obituary: Paul Randolph Nold

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Paul Randolph Nold passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2014. He was 48.

Prepping your home for the cold weather to come

RBC I Maybe it’s going back to school, maybe it’s the shorter days or maybe it’s the blinding lights signaling the holiday season ahead, but fall home improvement projects often get tossed aside or neglected in favor of more exciting, interesting or pressing activities. This short checklist will help guide you to the most important […]

Reward offered…

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Rangers are seeking information related to fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument.

Rangely distance runners turn in personal bests

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross country runners are headed down the home stretch of the 2014 season with a run last Thursday.

Still time to enter VFW ‘Voice of Democracy’ competition

MEEKER I Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is one of the VFW halls nationally taking part in the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition for students nationally. This year’s topic is: “Why Veterans are important to our Nation’s History and Future,” and the competition has an entry deadline of Nov. 1.

Register for Meeker CNCC

MEEKER I Need help with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these fall classes.