Work underway on Meeker Veterans Community Center

MEEKER I The public may have seen construction work going on at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building at 290 4th St. and Main Street across from the Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker This building was purchased in March 2015 due to some very generous donations. The projects are being done to make us safer […]

Differences aplenty between sheep and cattledog trials; 5 days of fun

Lyle East of Clinton, Mo., works his dog with some cattle during the NCA Finals in Steamboat Springs. East will be one of the border collie handlers competing in Meeker during the NCA Finals in June.

MEEKER I For 30 years, Meeker has opened its doors to the world for a week each September for the sheepdog trials and, during that time, the folks of Rio Blanco County and Meeker have built a rich tradition around the border collie’s unique ability to work and handle livestock.

Obituary: Doris ‘Jeanne’ Nadon

Doris Jeanne Nadon

Doris ‘Jeanne’ Nadon, 81, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Mainland Medical Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1934, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Louise and Lawrence German.

Hunter education opt-out available; apprentice licenses available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes, now in effect, are intended to encourage people to get active in the outdoors and interested in hunting.

Tipton’s office recognizes Meeker wrestling…


Brandon Baynor, representing Third District Congressman Scott Tipton’s office in Grand Junction, recently brought a Congressional Tribute Plaque to Meeker High School for the Meeker State Champion Wrestling Team, the State Champion Wrestlers and their coaches. From left, Baynor delivers the plaque to state champions TJ Shelton (four-time state champion), Devon Pontine and Casey Turner […]

Free legal clinic Tuesday for those needing legal advice

MEEKER I A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2-3 p.m. on June 7 at the Meeker Public Library, located at 490 Main St. in Meeker.

Obituary: Elaine Dorothy Garcia

Elaine Dorothy Garcia

Craig resident Elaine Dorothy Garcia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 27, 2016, surrounded by her family at her residence in Craig. She was 73.

Wyoming man finalist for CNCC presidency

Ronald A. Granger

RANGELY I On May 26, following a three-month search process the announcement from long-time Colorado Northwest Community College President Russell George that he was retiring this summer, Dr. Nancy McCallan, president of the Colorado Community College System, announced the name of the finalist for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s new president. Ronald A. Granger, currently the […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for food donations in Rangely

Dear Editor: The Rangely Post Office employees would like to say thank you for a great turnout of food donations for our local Rangely Food Bank.

Obituary: Erika ‘Oma’ Flaherty

Longtime Meeker resident Erika Flaherty died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family after a long illness with dementia.

Historical society has plans for summer filled with fun events

Reminiscent of the late 1800s, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will celebrate Culture, Cowboys and Chuckwagon! from 5-7 p.m. on June 18. This celebration of our cowboy heritage will commence with history on Cattle Drive Days in Rio Blanco County combined with some toe-tapping cowboy music and a delicious chuckwagon dinner with Dutch oven desserts, all for $12 per person.

RBC I Validating their claim: “Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s Heritage Culture Center Committee is committed to providing opportunities to bring our citizens and visitors into celebration of our heritage roots,” the group has lined up dozens of cultural-heritage activities and events for the summer.

MHS Class of 2016

GRADUATION CEREMONIES Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. at Meeker High School Class Colors: Red, White, & Blue Class Song: “Gonna Know We Were Here” by Jason Aldean Class Flower: Tiger Lily Class Quote: “It is what it is.”—Unknown