ERBM Recreation and Park District announces Halloween event winners

Zombie Madison Kindler “infects” one of the 35 runners who participated in ERBM Recreation and Park District’s third annual Zombie Run, held as part of the Saturday events celebrating Halloween.

MEEKER I Thirty-five runners took part in the third annual Zombie Run on Saturday (Halloween) morning, starting early at Sanderson Hills Park.



The Rio Blanco County commissioners honored Ken Coffin, the U.S. Forest Service District Ranger for the White River National Forest—Blanco Ranger District, on Oct. 26 with an Award of Special Recognition for his years of service locally to build community relationships and encourage multi-use of public lands. Coffin has accepted another USFS position in Red […]

Christmas tree permits available

MEEKER I Christmas tree permits are now available from the White River National Forest offices, including the one in Meeker. The cost per permit is $10 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at office locations. There is a maximum of five tree permits per person, and they will be sold through […]

Veterans Day…

A Veterans Day event will be held in Meeker on Wednesday to honor local veterans. At 1 p.m., lunch will be served at Barone Middle School. The meal is open to the public with all area veterans urged to take part. At approximately 2 p.m., also at Barone, an hour-long program about veterans will be […]

National Weather Service explains warning system

RBC I When a weather warning is issued during the winter season, will you know what it means, and will you know how to respond? During this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week, please become familiar with the National Weather Service’s list of potentially life-saving winter weather products. This statement contains warning and advisory criteria for […]

Meeker runners fare well at state

Three members of the Meeker High School cross-country team competed in the 2A boys’ and girls’ Colorado State Cross Country Meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday. Finishing for the Cowboys in their respective classes were, from left: Marshal Pool, 19th out of 112 runners; Austin Russell, 13th out of 112 runners; and Julia Eskelson, 24th out of 81 runners.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School cross-country teams had three representatives at the Colorado State Cross-Country Meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday with good performances by most team members.

Obituary: Joseph (Tony) F. Lane

Joseph (Tony) F. Lane

Joseph (Tony) F. Lane, 73, of Castle Rock followed his Shepherd and his God to His Eternal Home on Oct. 28, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Festival of Lights is Dec. 3

MEEKER I The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season approaches and already entries are being taken for the Meeker Festival of Lights, to take place the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Too much political pressure on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service?

RBC I The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent announcement that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act was widely hailed as a conservation success. Federal officials, along with industry supporters and Western communities across the grouse’s 11-state range, claimed voluntary state and landowner actions were enough to protect […]

Birth: Corrin Tiberius Goodson

Corrin Tiberius Goodson

Nicodemus and Asher Goodson are pleased to announce the arrival of their little brother, Corrin Tiberius Goodson, on Sept. 2, 2015, at 6:09 p.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Mom and dad are Maureen and Colin Goodson, maternal grandparents are Twyla and Jay D. Jensen and Vaughn […]

30 join in camo, bugling contest

Roughly 30 Meeker-area youths competed in the annual Meeker 2015 Bugling and Camouflage Contest Wednesday night at Meeker Elementary School. Meeker Police Department hosted the competition which was sponsored by White River Electric Association, Meeker General Mercantile and Wyatt’s Sports. Brenden Clatterfield was grand champion.

MEEKER I Approximately 30 kids participated in the 2015 Meeker Elk Bugling and Camouflage Contest at Meeker Elementary School on Oct. 28. The event was part of Red Ribbon Week and was put on by the Meeker Police Department and sponsored by White River Electric Association, Wyatt’s Sports and Meeker General Mercantile. The grand prize […]

Rangely’s Scoggins takes ninth place in state cross-country meet

RANGELY I Sophomore Patrick Scoggins was the lone runner to represent Rangely High School at the Colorado State Cross- Country 2A Championship Meet on Saturday in Colorado Springs, finishing in the top 10 in the state.