Letter to the Editor: Sometimes longshots win; vote for Sanders

Dear Editor: Gandhi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” He might have been talking about Bernie Sanders’ run for president.

Annual fish fry at historic Buford School draws hungry crowd

With rain in Meeker and a slight delay with dedication and the cornerstone being laid at the new Pioneers Medical Center, the White River Fish Fry in Buford was a little bit slow in starting at 4 p.m. and running through 6 p.m. Roughly 200 people took part in the fish fry, which is a fundraiser to raise funds for the restoration and upkeep at the Buford School on County Road 17.


Joshua and Lindsey Allred of Rangely, Colo., announce the birth of their twin sons, Andrew Joshua and Zachary Donald.  The boys were born Jan. 27, 2015, in Grand Junction, Colo., at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Zachary Donald was born at 12:35 a.m., weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 17-3/4 inches long. 
Andrew Joshua was born at 12:36 a.m., weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces and measured 18 inches long.  
Maternal grandparents are Don and Phyllis Myers of Hamilton, Colo.  Maternal great-grandparent is Naomi Durham. Paternal grandparent is Mary Ann Allred of Rangely, Colo.

All-State Athletes…

Jake Phelan

Meeker High School graduates Jake Phelan and Raul Lopez, and MHS girls’ basketball coach Greg Chintala, represented the Cowboys in the 59th annual Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state games last week at Adams State College in Alamosa. Jake Phelan was football player of year for the Western Slope League. He played for the Blue […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to fish fry helpers

Dear Editor: Approximately 200 people enjoyed the annual White River Community Association’s annual “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” at the Buford School on Saturday.

Letter to the Editor: Lumber accident could have been much worse

Dear Editor: On Sunday, June 14 about 8:30 a.m. on Piceance Road, County Road 5, two large pieces of lumber flew off and struck my car from a pickup pulling a small trailer with lumber, maybe 4x4s, as we met on a corner.


On June 10, Rangely Elks Lodge No. 1907 received a donation from the Chevron Corp. for $6,500. Lodge Exalted Ruler Jeff LeBleu said that $5,000 would go toward Christmas food baskets and that the other $1,500 would be donated to Rangely Community Gardens. Community Gardens is a group of local children, adults and farmers who get together and grow a full arrangement of vegetables for the folks of Rangely to enjoy. They also teach the children how to garden, which has turned into a positive influence on the participants. From left to right are Elks Bill Cady, Secretary Teresa Cady, Elk Rachel LeBleu and Exalted Ruler Jeff LeBleu.

Meekerpalooza Triathlon winners named

The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation center in Meeker hosted triathlons of two lengths during the Meekerpalooza festivities on June 6, with the competition running between the Meeker Recreation Center and Ute Park. The events consisted of swimming, bicycling and running.

MEEKER I Twenty athletes competed in the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District-sponsored Road Rash ‘n Splash Triathlon on June 6, held in conjunction with Meekerpalooza.

Entries due for July 4 parade

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Range Call Parade, to be held at 10 a.m. on July 4 in downtown Meeker. The parade will have the theme of “The Race is On.”

Workshop June 25 to look at small ag hydropower

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County residents are invited to learn about small-power hydropower for agriculture at a free workshop on June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Meeker Library.

Obituary: Frances Viola Henson

Frances Viola Henson

Frances Viola Henson, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Obituary: Kyle Clinton Richardson

Kyle Clinton Richardson, 62, of Parachute, Colo., died Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.