County gets $2M grant for justice center

RBC I The State of Colorado Energy and Mineral Impact Advisory Committee met recently to review requests for grants from state severance tax and mineral lease revenues, and has awarded Rio Blanco County $2 million.

Dessert box social a success

Dr. Albert Krueger, left, enjoys a hamburger during the Coal Creek School Benefit Dessert Social held Saturday evening at the Buford School. The social was to raise money for restoring the Coal Creek School to its near-original condition, and roughly $1,500 was raised.

BUFORD I The days of box socials and dancing on the old wooden floors of our rural schools are still alive, thanks to the White River Community Association, which invited the community to Buford Rural School this past Saturday evening for a fundraiser.

Rangely volleyball team opens its season with big victories

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team began its season with a tournament in Aspen on Friday and Saturday, getting the season started with wins.

RHS harriers log personal bests

James Scoggins and Brennan Noyes

RBC I The Rangely Panther high school cross-county team headed south of Grand Junction this past weekend to participate in the Delta Cross Country Invitational at Confluence Park.

Bagpipes, Celtic music in Meeker on Saturday

MEEKER I Recalling that the Meeker Classic is tied historically to the Scottish Highlands and Irish sheepherding, Meeker’s Concerts in the Park series will continue Saturday night with “the old country” in mind.

Rangely Junior High gridders win first season game

RANGELY I On Aug. 28, the Rangely Junior High School Panther football team took on the Craig Middle School Bulldogs in Craig, winning their first contest of the season.

Meeker volleyball…

Meeker High School seniors Paige Jones and Reagan Pearce reach above the net to defend a high shot against Moffat County during a match in Aspen. The Lady Cowboys opened the season with four matches, winning three and losing one. “It was a good learning experience, but we have a lot to work on,” said first-year head coach Janae Stanworth. Meeker will play Vail Christian in Vail on Friday.

Meeker High School seniors Paige Jones and Reagan Pearce reach above the net to defend a high shot against Moffat County during a match in Aspen. The Lady Cowboys opened the season with four matches, winning three and losing one. “It was a good learning experience, but we have a

Septemberfest offers fun and games for all in Rangely

The Striegel family of Rangely just purchased this 1930 Detroit Electric car from Wyoming. They are planning a total restoration of the 84-year old car, which is made of steel.

RANGELY I Rangely’s Septemberfest, which began Friday and ran through Labor Day Monday, was packed full of interesting activities for Rangely residents and visitors alike.

Annual PEO Quilt Show in Meeker this weekend

MEEKER I The annual PEO Quilt Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker, 200 Main St., featuring new and old quilts to raise funds for educational assistance and opportunities for women.

Entries sought for lamb cook-off

MEEKER I The Culinary Taste of Lamb Cook-off, held in conjunction with the art reception at the Wilber Barn today from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature lamb recipes prepared by vendors at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog trials.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials have started, run through Sunday

The Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials got off to an early start on Wednesday, and will continue through the finals on Sunday at Ute Park, located on the west end of Meeker. Above, Dennis Edwards and his border collie, Roy, from Sundance, Wyo., got within feet of corralling the sheep in their first trial. The clock ran out with the sheep just about to enter the corral, but Edwards did garner a score of 43. There are 125 dogs in the trials and the field will be narrowed to the top 20 for Saturday’s semifinals and to 10 for Sunday’s finals.

MEEKER I Once again, the scene at Ute Park west of Meeker has been transformed as the 28th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials began Wednesday and continues through the championship rounds on Sunday.

Sign up now for CNCC Meeker classes

MEEKER I Interested fall students should register now for Colorado Northwestern Community College Fall Community Education classes at CNCC’s Meeker Center, 345 6th St., in the Riegel Building, Suite 7.