Obituary: Wallace Edward ‘Scotty’ Scott

Wallace Edward ‘Scotty’ Scott, 69, passed away peacefully with his wife, Penny, at his side on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Meeker, Colo.

Trans-Pacific Partnership could kick off new boom

RBC I Rifle, Colo., a quintessential Western energy boomtown, has fallen on hard times. High natural gas prices spurred a drilling boom in the surrounding Piceance Basin in the early 2000s. Then, in 2008, prices crashed due to an oversupply of natural gas in the North American market, and Rifle slumped into a bust from […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those who provided comfort

Dear Editor: We would like to thank everyone who provided comfort during the loss of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Rangely celebrates Flag Day…

Also attending the Flag Day ceremony in Rangely on Monday were officials from the WRBM Recreation District and the Town of Rangely, from left: Tim Webber, George Fortunato, new Rangely VFW Cmdr. Lisa Hatch, Rangely Mayor Frank Hewitt and present but not pictured, Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius.

Young Timers BBQ June 26

MEEKER I On June 26, the Meeker Young Timers will hold a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. in Meeker Town Park.

Colorado NFIB head says: New water rules not good for state

RBC I The White House on Friday approved an Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ rule that could give the agencies vast new power over water. The impact of this will be felt by every farmer and rancher in Colorado who happens to have a farm pond or dry creek bed on his […]

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.