Hosts sought in Meeker for foreign students coming this fall

RBC I Visiting students, ages 15-18 from countries around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Meeker for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year.

60th anniversary…


Dale and Pat Jens are celebrating their 60th anniversary. They lived in Meeker for 35 years, moving here in 1958.

Special hunts are offered

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association are sponsoring six, limited, special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

Historical society has its quarterly meeting; reviews old local music

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had its quarterly meeting on Sunday at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker and the main topic of the well-attended meeting was “Local Music History.” Above, a couple of those in attendance were Mary K. Krueger, who performed and who brought some historical facts and instruments to the meeting, and Shirley Taylor, right, the daughter of musicians Sherm and Deltha Taylor.

MEEKER I The quarterly meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society drew large attendance from the community to reminisce about the early days of music in our valley.

Rangely soldier awarded second achievement medal for his bravery

Staff Sgt. Kyle T. Pittman

RANGELY I The Department of the Air Force awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal (his second Oak Leaf Cluster) to Staff Sgt. Kyle T. Pittman on May 10 for outstanding achievement on April 22, 2014.

MVB bank merger finalized

MEEKER I Hod Kosman, President/Chairman/CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Cos., announced Wednesday that the merger of Platte Valley Companies and Mountain Valley Bank has been finalized.

Udall seeks fall interns

RBC I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s offices in Colorado and in Washington, D.C., are accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall. The program offers students the opportunity for public service and to learn hands-on about constituent services and the legislative process.

Kids and their bikes…


As part of Bike to Work Day on June 25, dozens of children from Meeker gathered at the old elementary school downtown to take part in safety classes, bike inspections by the Meeker Police Department, a bike rodeo and some fun rides around the area. The event was sponsored by

Miller moths play vital role in life of area bears

RBC I Last year, I wrote a column for the Casper Citizen touting the annual migration of lowly miller moths (the army cutworm, Euxoa auxiliaris) through Wyoming as something to be celebrated. I said it was a lot like other great migrations made over hundreds of miles by creatures such as African wildebeests or monarch […]

Guest Editorial: Paonia could become marijuana capital

RBC I In the garden of my cousin, Sepp, in Germany’s Black Forest, there is a big tree that produces lots of yellow plums every year.

PMC offers foot clinic

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at The Pines Apts., 875 Water St.

Community picnic…


Moon Lake Electric Association fed approximately 200 Rangely residents at an appreciation picnic at Elks Park on Thursday.