Letter to the Editor: State’s top health officer favors water fluoridation

Dear Editor: More than 65 years of research has shown community water fluoridation to be safe and effective in reducing cavities and maintaining good dental and overall health. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends every community maintain adequate levels of fluoride in its water supply to protect the oral health of its […]

New portable shaved ice business to open

MEEKER | Making its debut during the upcoming Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, a new Meeker business will offer a portable shaved ice stand to cater to events around the area.

Districts, officials tour Piceance Basin

The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13 with 45 participants which included elected officials, agency staff, college instructors, and other interested members of the public.

RBC I The White River and Douglas Creek conservation districts hosted a Natural Resource Tour in the Piceance Basin on Aug. 13, centering the focus on Greater Sage Grouse, excess feral horses and the numerous rules and regulations involved in the management of the public lands.

Siltation in Kenney Reservoir…


Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely, was originally two miles in length. Over the years, siltation, caused by the settling of sediment on the bottom of the east end of the lake, has seen a buildup of sand-like silt, which serves as an anchor for the tall grasses in the lake.

20,000 hunting licenses left

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table.

Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk…

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More than 200 kids and adults participated in the Vicky Tate Fun Run/Walk, starting and ending at Barone Middle School on Tuesday.

Letter to the Editor: MHS softball team practicing, needs community help

Dear Editor: On Aug. 11, Meeker High School welcomed 17 young ladies to the first practice of the Lady Cowboys’ softball team. The young women arrived with anxiety and excitement at the opportunity to help build another solid program for the Meeker athletic department.

Chamber beautifucation winners named

MEEKER | The Meeker Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its Meeker Beautification Event.

Family celebrates together as matriarch turns 100 in Rangely

Mossie Percifield, seated, turned 100 on Aug. 8, and was joined in a celebration by her daughters, top, from left to right: Betty, Patty and Sandy.

RANGELY I Mossie Percifield hit the century mark Aug. 8, 2014, celebrating her 100th birthday. A century of love, laughter, work and devotion to

Sandhill crane at Kenney…


Taking advantage of ideal summer daytime conditions, this lone sandhill crane seemed to be enjoying every minute playing in the water at Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely. Other than the crane and a few ducks, not a human soul could be seen enjoying the sunny afternoon at the

RHS Golf Team…

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The Rangely High School golf team has already played in three tournaments, including one at Redlands Mesa in Fruita and in Rifle on Wednesday.

Carnival encourages reading…


Approximately 380 children gathered in Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume sugar on Aug. 5 for the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.