Rib Kings…

Last year there were just four entries in the Rangely Fourth of July Rib Cookoff, but this year the number jumped to nine grill chefs. First place and the title of Rib King went to Ryan Huitt, who earned $300 for his efforts. He defeated Shelby Hays, who took home second place and $200 while Ryan Kennedy was third and $100 richer.

Tree planting: How best to get healthy trees into the ground

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, we discussed selection and pre-plant considerations for trees and shrubs. The following is a detailed recommendation for you to consider as you plant. RBC I Step 1. Determine depth of the planting hole. To deal with the soil texture interface between the root ball soil and the backfill, the root ball […]

Obituary: Louis Lee Stevens

Louis Stevens

Louis Lee Stevens was born Sept. 3, 1935, to Louis Lorraine Stevens and Johanna Vandermuelen Stevens in Indianapolis, Ind., where he spent the first six years of his life.

Red Cross seeks Northern Colorado director

RBC I The American Red Cross Colorado and Wyoming Region has opened the search for an executive director to lead the American Red Cross of Northern Colorado. The Red Cross will fill the leadership position when current Executive Director Erin Mounsey steps down in July after 11 years working for the Red Cross.

Meeker’s Class of 1965 has great 50th reunion

The Meeker High School Class of 1965 gathered in Meeker during the July 4 weekend for its 50-year reunion, and what a busy weekend it was. In addition to the reunion, it was also Range Call weekend, and the class was kept busy from a dinner at the golf course to catching “The Pageant” re-enactment of the Meeker Massacre to taking in a lot of Range Call events, including Saturday night’s fireworks.

MEEKER I It was an honor and great fun to celebrate our Meeker High School 50th class reunion in conjunction with the Meeker Range Call Celebration. We were a large class in number (65), and a close class having had reunions every five years since we graduated in 1965.

Rangely senior picnic Wednesday

RANGELY I The annual senior picnic will be held Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Elks Park to show appreciation for Rangely residents 55 and older. Hat Creek BBQ will provide the meal. Table service will also be provided. You are welcome to bring a covered dish, but it’s not required. Entertainment will be […]

Rainbow trout make major comeback

RBC I After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic scientists and biologists. “It’s been a long road, but bringing back populations of fish that were essentially extirpated from Colorado can […]

Rangely girl makes Dean’s List at Fort Lewis

RANGELY I Chelsea Ficken of Rangely was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Ficken’s major is business administration—management option.

Beautifying Rangely…

Ten members of the Rangely 4-H Club volunteered to complete one of the town’s latest beautification projects the morning of July 8. The members planted more than 60 perennials in seven flowerbeds on both sides of Main Street between  True Value’s garden center, Main Street Café and Raven Realty. Those members pictured, from front to back, are: Hudson Torsell, Easton Torsell, Ryan Mergelman, Kastyn Dembowski, Philip Noyes, Justin Allred, Klaire Denny, Josh Dunn and Jaxon Torsell.

Range Call parade results

MEEKER | The Meeker Chamber of Commerce announced the winners in the annual Meeker Range Call Parade, held July 4 in downtown Meeker: Winner of the Best of Show was the Bank of the San Juans float; Most Creative float winner was the Rio Blanco Masons; Judges’ Choice winner was Meeker Volunteer Fire Department; People’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Man from Meeker made my day

Dear Editor: My motorcycle trip last week could have been much briefer if it wasn’t for local Dale Lloyd. In my haste to go for a ride I discovered I had left my wallet at home.

Deep Creek, part of Flat Tops, is recognized by Forest Service act

RBC I On July 9, after seven years of intensive collaborative, public involvement and more than 30 years since local citizens first championed the idea, the White River National Forest released a decision that the first 11 miles of Deep Creek, located on the southeastern corner of the Flat Tops plateau, is suitable to receive […]