Smoke is from Canadian fires

RBC I It has been tough to miss the haze in the air the past 10 days around Northwest Colorado, but the good news, a government officials has reported, the smoke is not from fires in Northwest Colorado, Southern Wyoming or Eastern Utah, but likely Canada.

Guest Editorial: Reality time: Climate alarmists getting ugly

RBC I The climate change debate rages, beginning with the physical science and continuing with economic analysis and government policy. The good news is that the balance of evidence continues to point toward modest warming scenarios, not catastrophic ones, from the human influence on global climate. This would seem to be good news.

4th of July entertainment…

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A surf ‘n’ turf dinner, a rib cook-off, and a variety of other activities along with singing made for fun in the Elks Park on Friday for the Fourth of July celebration in Rangely. Above, Angie Kenney entertained the audience, providing the music for the event.

Letter to the Editor: The IRS must go

Dear Editor: To aware citizens it’s crystal clear: The IRS must go!

Meeker resident on Dean’s List

HAYS, KAN. I A Meeker resident is among the 1,170 students named to the Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kan.) Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester.

Phelan learns D.C. life on WREA tour

Jacob Phelan

MEEKER I Jacob Phelan of Meeker recently participated in the electric cooperative Washington D.C., Youth Tour program sponsored by White River Electric.

Death Notice: Rayola Rust

Rayola Lee Boren Rust, 58, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home in Meeker.

Belize project slideshow July 17

MEEKER I The Meeker High School students who participated in the Belize Dolphin Ecology Project will host a public slide show of their expedition on July 17. The students will be present for the show, which will held at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Meeker Library.

HopeWest scores perfect survey by state

MEEKER I HopeWest recently had an unannounced, onsite survey that takes place every five to seven years for hospice organizations in Colorado. HopeWest, which has a branch in Meeker, received perfect results.

Meeker likely to vote again on fluoridated water treatment

MEEKER I Town of Meeker water operations supervisor Tobey Willey recently informed the Meeker Board of Trustees that the town’s fluoride monitoring equipment is currently not working and therefore fluoride cannot be added to the water system.

USDA reminder: Acreage reports due July 15

RBC I U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Leland Swenson reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops in Colorado.

Fireworks!

Rangely residents were able to enjoy a great fireworks display on Friday, and their show is always enhanced as the hundreds of viewers also have the double image cast as the fireworks explode in their splendor over Kenney Reservoir.