Meeker woman writes book about loss

Molly Turner

MEEKER I Bob Marley once said, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

Wet ride…

All kinds of Rio Blanco County terrain was encountered by the 160 drivers in the 2016 Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous held July 14-16. There was rock terrain, the  flats, the good trails and  the bumpy trails. However, in this case, Meeker riders Jeremy Ahrens and Kaylee Ridings found the wet terrain as they took their OHV ride through Miller Creek, located up County Road 8 east of Meeker. There were all kinds, sizes and colors of OHVs taking part in the rendezvous and riders were from mostly Colorado and surrounding states. A number of events, including a concert, dinners and a poker run were held to give the OHV riders something else to do between runs.

Young pheasant…

Not normally associated with northwestern Colorado, this young pheasant was spotted recently in a yard in Rangely. There are pheasant hunting ranches in Rio Blanco, but most of those are in the Flat Tops in the western part of the county with imported birds. The youth of this bird appears it may be one that may have hatched here.

Back to school bash…

A back-to-school bash was put on July 16 by Rangely Christian Church and the New Creation Church. It was the second annual event, and the kids received free haircuts and won school supplies by playing carnival games. They were also fed hot dogs, popcorn and other goodies so no one left hungry. The event was held at Elks Park amid great weather.

Baby bunnies…

It is known that rabbits are prolific breeders, and these mid-summer babies were spotted recently in a yard in Rangely. After a quick nap together they were gone. Raptors in the area are also busy looking for young bunnies to feast on, but the survival of these youngsters is unknown.

Rise in fawn deaths evens out good years; all other game thriving

RBC I It is beginning to sound like a broken record—but that is a good thing for the stewards of our wildlife and for area hunters. All of the big game that can be found in Rio Blanco County—with few exceptions—had a fourth-straight winter where conditions were nearly ideal. That means plenty of precipitation, temperatures […]

Why did the turkeys cross the road…

Taking advantage of the early morning lull, little traffic and even using the newly painted crosswalk at 6th and Park streets in downtown Meeker, these three turkeys decided Saturday morning was a good time  to cross the road on their way to somewhere safe to spend the day.

Government agencies to host four special access hunts in Grand Valley

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association is sponsoring four, limited special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall.

Open house Tuesday for WREA

MEEKER I The remodeling is complete, and the offices of the White River Electric Association are now reopened at the regular corporate headquarters, located at 233 6th St. as of Monday. Regular office hours for the business are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is also invited to help celebrate […]

21 Meeker youths take part in triathlon at Meeker Rec Center

Several area youth participated in the ERBM Recreation & Park District’s Road Rash ‘n’ Splash Kids’ Triathlon on Saturday. Back row, left to right, are: Kate Lockwood, Hailey Knowles, Emma Luce, Colby Clatterbaugh, Abel Ketchen, Brendan Clatterbaugh and Brink Casey; middle row from left to right: Addison Knowles, Reese Clatterbaugh, Rayna VonRoenn, Raegan Clatterbaugh, Jacey Follman, Tyler Sanders, Connor Rose and Chakwah Brink; and front row, from the left: Trent Sanders, Jonan VonRoenn, Tucker Chinn, Sam Conrado, Ellie Hossack and Dexter Chinn.

MEEKER I Twenty-one youth from Meeker and the surrounding areas competed in the ERBM Recreation & Park District’s Road Rash ‘n’ Splash Kids Triathlon on Saturday at the Meeker Recreation Center. Each of the individuals and teams competed in swimming, biking, and running.

Letter to the Editor: Hill thanks voters

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for me in the primary election. At the same time I want to thank all the voters, as you have exercised your right to determine the direction our county will follow for the next four years.

State ready for wolves to start moving in

RBC I Due to a recent increase in unconfirmed sightings and reports of wolves in Colorado, in addition to confirmed sightings over the past several years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is increasingly likely that the growing wolf populations and range in nearby states will eventually expand across state lines.