Community Calendar—Aug. 27-Sept. 2

• Discover the Parks. Program for children up to age 7 will meet at Foothills Park in Meeker today. You and your children can make new friends and enjoy active play with your kids. ERBM Recreation & Park District, 970-878-3403 with questions. • Polynesian Fire Dancers. Friday at 8 p.m. at Town Park in Meeker.

Applications available for Junior College Board election

RANGELY I On Nov. 3, the Rangely Junior College District election will be held, and there will be two seats open on the board of trustees.

Strawberry Fire scorches 130 acres, 12 vehicles; homes saved

Just about an hour after first being reported, the grasslands around the Onea Miller and Grant Rozier residences are entrenched in smoke and fire, about 3.5 miles north of Highway 64 on County Road 7. Miraculously, despite the fact that nearly everything in this photo was scorched black, neither one of the homes was damaged despite flames coming within feet of the structures.

MEEKER I A spark from a lightning strike may have lain dormant until high winds stirred an inferno Thursday afternoon as a quickly moving, wind-pushed fire scorched 130 acres of private land and one-tenth of an acre of BLM land on its way to some heavy property damage just off County Road 7.

Classifieds: August 27, 2015

Ads for 08/27/15 ANNOUNCEMENTS MEEKER STREAKER MONTHLY SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 2015 NOTE: Please call 878-9368 in advance to set up all medical appointment rides. Activities are subject to change. Bus available on dates noted below. 9/1 “Council on Aging” Bus in town 9/2 Bus in town 9/3 Grnd Jct, Bus in town 9/4 Bus in town […]

RHS Student Council…

Members of the Rangely High School Student Council showed their school spirit by painting more than 100 ‘Panther Paws’ throughout the district in time for classes to open on Monday. From left to right are council members Tommy Jarvis, McKenzie Webber, Anntoinette Dorris, Braylee Cassavaugh, Justyne Dembowski, Samantha Lapp, Kaylee Mecham and Alexis Wylie.

BLM seeks county volunteers to help protect rock art sites

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteers to help protect unique rock art sites at the Canyon Pintado National Historic District on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will install decking on a foot bridge and assist with other trail work. A BLM archaeologist will be on-hand to provide information […]

Early season hunters warned of horse roundups in western RBC

RBC I Muzzleloader and archery hunters heading to Game Management Unit 21, located south of Rangely and west of Highway 139, are advised that the Bureau of Land Management will conduct excess horse gather operations in the area beginning Sept. 14, coinciding with the start of the early hunting seasons.

Back to school smiles…

Rangely Schools are into their second week of classes, and Parkview Elementary School students, from left: Kadence Wagner, Anthony Dorris, Marstan Wagner, Andrew Dorris and Will Urie seem to be pretty happy back on the campus.

Coryell team claims victory at Cowboy Classic golf tourney

The defending champions of the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament all gave credit to the golf cart for their inspiration to defend their title. The champions were Jim Abshire (holding granddaughter Hadley), Matt Dupire, Andy Coryell (holding son Casey) and Eben Abshire (with son Westley).

MEEKER I “We were excited for everybody who came out to support our football team,” Meeker High School head football coach Shane Phelan said after the annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament.

MSD superintendent sets new guidelines for gifts, grants, donations

MEEKER I One of the areas identified by new Meeker School District Superintendent Chris Selle as he took up the reins of the district last month was better, consistent management of financial contributions made to the schools.

Obituary: Carma Faye (Sue) Rouse

Carma Faye (Sue) Rouse

Soldotna, Alaska, resident Carma Faye (Sue) Rouse passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with family present. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Scoggins talks goals and student numbers at RSD

RANGELY I Through the years, the Rangely School District has become accustomed to change. Changes in staffing, funding and programs are common in the district. However, for the first year in many, all administration staff, including the superintendent and principals, will be returning.