Death Notice: Dick Moyer

A funeral service will be held for Dick Moyer of Meeker at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Meeker United Methodist Church.

RHS Cross Country…

The Rangely High School cross-country team hosted its own second annual team camp last week. Unfortunately, not all runners were able to attend, but there were three girls and two boys who had a great time. The team went to Glenwood Springs, where they camped, went zip lining and white water rafting. It was a time to get to better know each other, run together and tell cheesy jokes.


The winner of the Rio Blanco County Fair Cake Decorating Challenge is Natalie Knight, second from right in the front row. Knight was overall champion, having taken first place in Unit 1. Other winners were: Jessy Pelloni, who took second place in Unit 1; Cori Mohr, who took first place in Unit 2; Carys Walton, who took second place in Unit 2; Sierra Gomez, who took first place in Unit 4; Mary Baylie, who took first place in Unit 6; Jenna Pelloni, who took first place in pre-Cloverbud; and Holt Pelloni, who won first place in Cloverbud.

AGNC, Eskelson laud governor for supporting gas export facility

RBC I Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) applaud Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to send a letter supporting the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export facility in Coos Bay, Ore., to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair, Cheryl LaFleur.

Vets get free state park entry in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Obituary: Elmer Merle McGruder

Elmer McGruder

Elmer Merle McGruder left this earth on July 24, 2015. He was born April 21, 1934, down river on Yellow Creek, to Elmer and Lura McGruder.

Veterans’ group enjoys county camping, fishing

Bruce Clatterbaugh of Adams Lodge Outfitters leads a group of veterans on a trail ride across a stream in the Flat Tops northwest of Meeker near Marvine Lake.

RBC I In 2005, Freedom Alliance founder Lt. Col. Oliver North stated during a TV segment of Hannity & Colmes that Ramadi, Iraq, was “one of the most violent places on the planet.” Ramadi is the capital of al-Anbar province and, in 2005, the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor was fighting the growing insurgency.

SNHU signs agreement with state colleges, CNCC

RBC I Southern New Hampshire Univeristy (SNHU) recently signed an articulation agreement with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), representing 13 community college campuses within the state, including Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely. The agreement provides CCCS graduates with a direct transition from their associate’s degree into a bachelor’s degree program at SNHU-College of […]

New smartphone app from sheriff’s office keeps residents informed

RBC I Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola has released a free mobile application to connect with residents of Rio Blanco County through their smartphones and tablets. The new app allows the Rio Blanco Communications Center to quickly disseminate emergency alerts and post news about missing persons, traffic delays and weekly crime reports. In the […]

Colorado Day, Aug. 3, means free state parks

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks on Monday.

Fatal shooting by CPW at Dinosaur is justified

RBC I The District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District released a statement on Thursday stating that the use of deadly force was justified in the shooting of James Damon on March 9 outside of Dinosaur.

Fire Chief Marshall Cook happy with move to Meeker

New Meeker Fire Chief Marshall Cook says he is happy to have moved to Meeker a couple months ago. For the first time in history, the Meeker Fire Board decided to hire a full-time fire chief. Prior to this, there was a volunteer fire chief and a paid ambulance director. Cook now fills both positions.

MEEKER I New Meeker Fire Chief Marshall Cook is the first full-time chief in the history of the Meeker Fire Department and brings with him 30 years of training, experience and vision.