Obituary: Kathleen Annette Covay

Kathleen Annette Covay, 71, passed from the world early Sunday morning, July 5, 2015, at her residence in Las Vegas, Nev.

OHV Rodeo…

The roughly 150 OHV riders in Meeker for the weekend had a great time out four-wheeling, and running a barrel race in a downpour at the fairgrounds. The OHV Rodeo was held Saturday as part of the 2015 Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Workshop and the 2015 Wagon Wheel Rendezvous, sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County.

Obituary: Gina ‘Nonni’ Spencer

Gina 'Nonni' Spencer

Gina “Nonni” Spencer, 58, of Meeker, Colo., passed away on July 17, 2015. Gina was born Dec. 17, 1956, in Denver, Colo., to Roy and Mary Ann Mazzola.

Former Meeker man killed in vehicle rollover

CRAIG I On Sunday at approximately 7:29 p.m., Colorado State Patrol troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on Moffat County Road 7, near Milepost 7. A former Meeker man, Hunter Zellers, 24, died from injuries sustained in the accident, and the driver, from Craig, was transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Every Thursday is Meeker Park Day

MEEKER | Every Thursday during July and August is a great time to take the young ones—up to age 7—to the various parks throughout Meeker. You and your children can discover the ERBM Recreation and Park District’s parks, make new friends and enjoy active play with your kids. For more information, call the recreation district […]

Cloud Foundation blasts BLM plan to sterilize West’s wild horses

RBC I “The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement of plans for managing wild horses on public lands is not only disturbing but highlights their commitment to managing wild horses to extinction,” stated Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF).

CPW offers shooting range grants

RBC I The 2015 Shooting Range Small Grant Program at 6060 Broadway in Denver is accepting applications through 5 p.m. on Aug. 31. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Education program offers shooting range maintenance and improvement grants for selected facilities around the state of Colorado.

Plein Air art Best of show…

Eleven artists and 43 paintings were entered in the annual Plein Air Art contest that started in mid-June and concluded on July 4. The two-week competition centered on “open air art” painted within a 50-mile radius of downtown Meeker. Best of Show winner was Meeker’s Maym Cunningham with “East Pasture;” second place went to Meeker’s Pat Sheeran-Daggett with “The Jensen House;” third place went to Charles Morris with “Shadows Advancing;” and two honorable mentions went to Mary Pat Ettinger with “Faded Dreams” and Susan Thiele with “Scott’s Bay Estuary—Trapper’s Lake.” At left is Cunningham’s winning Best of Show painting.

Rib Kings…

Last year there were just four entries in the Rangely Fourth of July Rib Cookoff, but this year the number jumped to nine grill chefs. First place and the title of Rib King went to Ryan Huitt, who earned $300 for his efforts. He defeated Shelby Hays, who took home second place and $200 while Ryan Kennedy was third and $100 richer.

Tree planting: How best to get healthy trees into the ground

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, we discussed selection and pre-plant considerations for trees and shrubs. The following is a detailed recommendation for you to consider as you plant. RBC I Step 1. Determine depth of the planting hole. To deal with the soil texture interface between the root ball soil and the backfill, the root ball […]

Obituary: Louis Lee Stevens

Louis Stevens

Louis Lee Stevens was born Sept. 3, 1935, to Louis Lorraine Stevens and Johanna Vandermuelen Stevens in Indianapolis, Ind., where he spent the first six years of his life.

Red Cross seeks Northern Colorado director

RBC I The American Red Cross Colorado and Wyoming Region has opened the search for an executive director to lead the American Red Cross of Northern Colorado. The Red Cross will fill the leadership position when current Executive Director Erin Mounsey steps down in July after 11 years working for the Red Cross.