King family visits Meeker …

Bob King, wearing a Meeker letter jacket, is surrounded by family and pictured standing on the newly built track, which was dedicated “Bob King Track at Starbuck Stadium” at halftime of Friday’s game. King served as Superintendent of Schools for the Meeker School District from 1961-1988, was a dedicated track coach for several years and […]

Suzan Pelloni’s local roots now have global reach

MEEKER I Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Suzan Pelloni has joined its team, representing the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in her hometown of Meeker and the surrounding area in Northwest Colorado. Pelloni has long been recognized as one of Meeker’s top real estate agents and is held in high regard amongst […]

MHS x-country in Aspen

MEEKER I Aspen High School hosted the Chris Severy Invitational Saturday, and the JV girls’ race was the first of the day for Meeker.  Lacey Ford’s first time on the course found her finishing in fourth place in a time of 31:03. The JV boys were next on the start line and Alex Murray and […]

Guest Editorial: Under the Dome ~ On health insurance

RBC I I’m trying very hard to ignore presidential politics and deal with Colorado and western slope issues. I think we’ll all be glad when this election is over. Given the constant media hype and personal attacks, contrasted with a public desire for real solutions and better government, we’re all frustrated. Are we supposed to […]

Lady Panthers take down Tigers

RANGELY I Lady Panthers hosted the Hayden Tigers on Friday for Homecoming. White team took to the floor first and ready to play. They beat the Tigers in two sets 25-17 and 25-21. The ladies played well and great serving was the key to their win. JV team also won in two sets, beating Hayden […]

Letter to the Editor: Concerns about outdoor center

Dear Editor: Plans for a major outdoor center in Meeker, including firearms range, archery range, and other facilities, seem near to implementation. I am concerned that the community has not had an opportunity to debate the potential effects of such development. The proposed outdoor center would have significant impact on the character of Meeker. Such […]

Guest Editorial: Building a prosperous Rio Blanco County, Part II ~ Attracting businesses and employers

RBC I Attracting new business to a community requires a methodical approach. The possibility of an outside business relocating to Rio Blanco County “out of the blue” isn’t a likely reality. A more likely situation is a community identifying existing markets that show the greatest growth potential and systematically reaching out to those business owners […]

MHS softball team wins 7 of 8

RBC I The Meeker Cowboys softball team completed their regular season this week on a five game winning streak while also winning seven of their last eight games. Tuesday the team traveled to district foe Aspen and brought home a 31-6 win. Megan Shelton and Mackenzie Marshall led the offensive attack with excellent support from […]

Letter to the Editor: Whites endorse Tracy for Senate

Dear Editor: We’re both former Colorado Republican Senators, and we’re voting for Emily Tracy for Colorado Senate. Emily is a Democrat, but it’s not about partisanship: it’s about protecting our lands, our rural values and having someone who actually listens to us in the Senate.


Eddie Atwood and Alice Norvell of Meeker were married in Grand Junction, Colo., on Oct. 7, 2016.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from rural school team

Dear Editor: Just want to thank you for all the pictures and articles you have put in about Coal Creek School the last few weeks. Your help with the winners of the rubber ducky race was great. You saved us all. It was an adventure for all of us but people loved it. We still […]


Adalee Grace Ball bounced into this world weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 oz., and 19 inches long on Sept. 4, 2016. She was born at 12:31 p.m. at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Her proud parents are Caleb and Marisa Ball of Greeley. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Kellie Tovar […]