MSD backs broadband projects, hears reports, OKs coaches

MEEKER I In August, the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) voted to support the county broadband project, heard a number of reports from administrators and approved a number of new hires, coaches and activity sponsors.

Letter to the Editor: Task force set for historic district designation

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to Rio Blanco County residents and friends. The Meeker Old West Heritage Cultural Center Committee and Task Force, in cooperation with the Rio Blanco County Historical Society and the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council are coordinating a task force effort to nominate the town of Meeker for designation […]

New EMT class slated for September in Meeker

MEEKER I A new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic course is scheduled to run from mid-September through the end of the year and is to be taught by Fidel Garcia of Professional EMS Education out of Grand Junction, a very well-known instructor, according to Meeker Fire Chief Marshall Cook.

Panther volleyball…

Rio Blanco County on Patrol—Aug. 17-Aug. 24

RBC I The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office from Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. through Aug. 24 at 8 a.m.

Rangely and Meeker fall sports teams open play this weekend

RBC I The Rangely High School golf team already has two tournaments under its belt and the rest of the athletes from Rio Blanco County will see live action this week, starting today.

Meeker Fire District donates $80,000 fire alarm system to Barone school

MEEKER I On Aug. 13, the Meeker Fire District board voted unanimously to donate up to $80,000 to Barone Middle School to cover the cost of an all-new and much-needed fire alarm system.

Help needed in protecting 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 Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Broadband groundbreaking…

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday in Meeker Town Park to mark the start of the Rio Blanco County-wide construction on a broadband Internet system for all parts of the county. Speaking to roughly 40 people present were, from left, county Economic Development Director Katelin Cook; county IT Coordinator Blake Mobley; County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson; Alex Thorquist of network operator; and Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros. All spoke of the importance of this project to Rio Blanco County and what it will mean for economic development and everyday life in the county.

From My Window: Fire and smoke season upon us; thankful for the firefighters

Well, it appears that we are into that ugly season again, when visibility out the window goes way down, the air doesn’t smell quite so good and for a lot of folks, the breathing gets a bit tougher.

List of candidates for MSD board expands

MEEKER I Meeker insurance agent and father of two K-12 Meeker students, Kevin Amack, has now been joined by three additional candidates for the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) four-year terms. Current board member and former band and music instructor Tom Allen, former Meeker High School math teacher Scott Aldridge, and former high school science […]

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.