Obituary: Greg Booker

Greg Booker

Gregory Bruce “Greg” Booker passed away at his home in Rangely, Colo., on July 16, 2014, after a seven-month battle with lung cancer. He was 60 years old.

Hurricanes swim in Western Slope Championship

Angelina Fortunato, Ezekiel Gianinetti, Aguirre Jackson and Ryann Mergelman all raced in the eight-and-under division at the Western Slope Championships.

RANGELY I The Rangely Hurricanes swim team entered 19 swimmers in the Western Slope Championships held at the El Pomar Natatorium on the Colorado Mesa University campus in Grand Junction.

Edwards, Rohn, Cox capture Rangely Open golf flights

RANGELY I Clark Edwards shot a three-under-par 69 to win the championship flight of the Rangely Open, a stroke-play tournament held Saturday at Cedar Ridges Golf Course, where 35 golfers played in three competitive flights. Edwards beat Vernal’s Rafe Johnston by three shots and Kendall Goodwin by five to win the 18-hole tournament sponsored by […]

State big game licenses go on sale Aug. 5

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will offer over-the-county big game licenses for elk, pronghorn, bear, deer and turkey, to residents and nonresidents, beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5. This is the first time all big game licenses (leftover, over-the-counter with caps, unlimited over-the-counter) are for sale at the same time.

Broken water lines bring Rangely restrictions; normal wear was cause

RANGELY I A 16-inch raw water line and 12-inch potable water line burst within hours of each other in unrelated incidents last week, causing large-scale water restrictions in Rangely on July 15 and 16.

Rio Blanco County Fair kicks into full gear on Friday night

On July 12, Rhett Long of Vernal, Utah, visited the Rangely 4-H Community Pens to teach the 4-H members how to shave a pig, what to expect in showmanship at the Rio Blanco County Fair and offer advice for feeding 4-H swine. There were more than 30 4-H members and parents, some from as far as Grand Junction, present to listen to Long. Bonnie Long, who organized the event, said, “Rhett did a great job and we had a great turnout from Rangely and Grand Junction 4-H members and parents. Thank you to Encana for adding monetary support for activities such as this.” In 2015, a new 4-H club called Elite 8 will be exploring livestock, leadership and will be putting together another clinic to inform 4-H members, she said. Every 4-H member at the event received a prize. The Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday and runs through Aug. 2.

RBC I All the fun and work involved in the annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday with the equestrian events and runs through Aug. 2 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

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From My Window… From fun weekend to politics on to start of county fair

Must admit here, the county fair, no matter where one lives, is usually a fun time, and we are rapidly approaching the Rio Blanco County Fair, which officially slides its doors open on Friday at 4 p.m. with horse classes and the beginning of team roping at 6 p.m.

Udall seeks fall interns

RBC I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s offices in Colorado and in Washington, D.C., are accepting internship applications from undergraduate students and recent graduates for the fall.

Sen. Udall on 50 years of Wilderness Act

EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, who chairs the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee and serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote an op-ed column for the Chaffee County Times, marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and reflecting on wilderness’s importance to Colorado’s special way of life.

National Night Out set Aug. 5 in Meeker

MEEKER I On Tuesday, Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Meeker are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

Colorful sunset…


Lots of sunshine and high clouds combine for a beautiful landscape at sunset near Rangely on a recent evening. The weather through the upcoming weekend calls for lots of sunshine mixed with sporadic rain showers at least through Saturday evening, then it should be mostly sunny on Sunday with highs