Enrollment open for Medicare and insurance for those seeking change

RBC I The Colorado of Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), reminds Coloradans that the Medicare open enrollment period is open now and runs through Dec. 7.

Field trip…


Meeker Elementary School first-grade teachers Jennifer Steinacher, Stephanie Overton and Shelly Bremer took their students for a field trip to Meeker Sand & Gravel. It’s the third year in a row the Conrados have hosted the students.

Letter to the Editor: Rangely officials support broadband measure 1A

Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely supports the county’s efforts to develop and enhance robust broadband infrastructure in our community and throughout the county.

Letter to the Editor: Vital for broadband issue to pass in RBC

Dear Editor: Broadband ballot issue 1A is a critically important measure before Rio Blanco County voters for a variety of beneficial reasons, including economic development, heritage and agri-tourism, public education, high-quality entertainment and much more.

Get ready now for 2014 insurance policies

RBC I Yes, it’s already time for our community to start thinking about health insurance for 2015. Clients can re-enroll or sign up for the first time starting Nov. 15. The open enrollment period is half as long as last year, so the Rio Blanco County Department of Human Services encourages clients to get started […]

Letter to the Editor: HopeWest fundraiser offers lots of fun for a great cause

Dear Editor: Many thanks for the ongoing dedication of the HopeWest Meeker volunteers, advisory board members and our three part-time staff members who have worked together so faithfully in our community this past year.

Lady Cowboys take aim at districts

The Meeker High School girls’ volleyball team had a great weekend, hoping to carry the momentum to Soroco for the district tournament.

Rangely Gift Guide to be part of town’s Shop ‘N’ Dine program

RANGELY I The Town of Rangely’s Shop and Dine program kicks off Nov. 1, along with a new Rangely Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Guide.

Network group meets Tuesday

RBC I The next meeting of the Community Networking Group will be held Tuesday in Rangely with the topic being broadband for Rio Blanco County.



Each month, the Rangely 4-H kids do community pride projects, and this past weekend saw the kids at the Devries’ Pumpkin Patch, where they picked more than 300 pumpkins and donated them to Rangely Community Gardens. Top row, from left to right, are: Stephen Mercado, Braxton Hall, AJ Garner, Jennilyn

RHS volleyball splits matches

RANGELY I Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team won one and lost one over the weekend, beating Caprock Academy and losing to Soroco Saturday.

Meeker Cowboys rip Grand Valley 52-0 for Homecoming victory

Freshman quarterback Logan Hughes held the snap for senior Raul Lopez who kicked an extra point after the two connected on a 44-yard pass for a touchdown. Lopez caught two passes, both went for touchdowns. The first, on the first play of the game, was thrown by starting quarterback Jake Phelan, who helped his team earn a 38-0 lead in the second quarter before handing off the snaps to his younger cousin Hughes.

MEEKER I Disney was the theme for the 2014 Meeker Homecoming festivities, and like most Disney productions, which end happily, so did the football game in Starbuck Stadium, where fans witnessed the Meeker Cowboys shut out the Grand Valley Cardinals 52-0.