Cowboys drop two against state’s best

Cowboy center fielder Doak Mantle is pictured catching a fly ball for an out against the No. 1 ranked Paonia Eagles last Saturday. The doubleheader, which Meeker lost, was scheduled to be played in Meeker but was moved to Rifle because of poor field conditions. The Cowboys played Rangely on Tuesday and will host Cedaredge Saturday in a doubleheader at Paintbrush Park, starting at 11 a.m. weather permitting.

MEEKER I Wet spring weather canceled one game for the Cowboys last week and they were forced to play the state’s No. 1 team on a neutral field because of poor field conditions at home. The Cowboys, currently 5-9, are playing for a district playoff berth and a win Saturday against the Bruins from Cedaredge […]

Hunting for shed antlers is illegal in Dinosaur

RBC I Gathering shed antlers is a popular and lucrative activity for many people—with antlers used for items ranging from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. It is that time of year again for monument staff to remind antler hunters that all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within Dinosaur National Monument are protected […]

Donkey basketball…

Being mostly parked under the basket on the students’ end of the basketball court put MHS student Ty Dunham in good position to score. However, this is one of the few shots that Dunham actually made during the Meeker FFA benefit fundraiser event on April 20 in the MHS gymnasium. Despite a strong second-half attempt to overcome the community team (old folks), the students came up just a few points short.

Thanks to wrestling team supporters

Dear Editor: The Rangely Middle School Wrestling Team would like to thank Professional Touch, Kayla and Claude Rose, Praters Plumbing, Big D’s, Roger and Rosaly Coombs, and Curt and Susie Dembowski for their generous donations and support to this year’s wrestling team. It is much appreciated Jeff LeBleu RMS Wrestling Coach Rangely

Union Wireless upgrades two of its towers in Rio Blanco

RBC I Union Wireless continues to invest in Rio Blanco County and improve mobile communications throughout the region by enhancing its already extensive wireless network.

Pioneers Medical Center recognizes its volunteers

Pioneers Medical Center CEO Ken Harmon presented Brian Crabill of Meeker with a plaque thanking him for more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work at the hospital. Crabill started volunteering with Pioneers Medical Center in June 2015 and in March of 2016 he reached more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time. “Brian is a dedicated and caring volunteer,” said Danette Coulter, one of the directors of volunteers at PMC. “Brian is our primary greeter. He helps direct patients and visitors to their appropriate destination. We love having Brian at PMC.”

MEEKER I April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week, which is a great time to recognize the wonderful people who bring a smile or lend a helping hand to the patients, residents and staff at Pioneers Medical Center (PMC).

State broadband grants available now thru DORA applications

RBC I The Broadband Deployment Board within the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is now accepting applications for broadband infrastructure project grants that support the deployment of broadband internet service to unserved Coloradans in rural communities throughout the state.

Meeker student initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

MEEKER I Talia Rosas of Meeker, Colo., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Rosas was initiated at Colorado State University.

Thanks for Rowdy Worm assistance

Dear Editor: Over the past weekend of April 16, Rangely High School held an after-prom party called Rowdy Worm. Throughout the night, from midnight to five in the morning, students were running around playing games.

Letter to the Editor: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was pure joy

Dear Editor: I want to say thank you to the talented, hard working, devoted theatrical persons for the wonderful “The Wizard of Oz” production. There was about three hours of pure joy you gave us with your talent and hard work. Doris Walters Meeker

Vote Tuesday for Meeker Fire Board

MEEKER I Voters will have to go to the Meeker Fire Department station on 7th Street on Tuesday to cast their ballots for three contested seats on the Meeker Fire District Board of Directors.

Rangely Little League…


Rangely Little League coach Jerry LeBleu pats one of his players on the head after he hit a triple and was batted in by a teammate. Rangely’s team of eight-, nine- and 10-year-old players was in Meeker recently to play ball in Meeker’s Paintbrush Park.