Lost Solar Fire presentation at Meeker Library today

MEEKER I A presentation on the Lost Solar Fire, fire’s role in the ecosystem and the recovery of the 2002 Big Fish Fire will be given by Jim Genung, incident commander today from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Meeker Public Library, 490 Main St. The Sept. 13 temporary closure order within the Flat Tops Wilderness is […]

Enter the pie, salsa or jam and jelly contest

MEEKER I Calling all bakers and canners: the RBC 4-H foundation is once again sponsoring the pie, salsa and jam/jelly contest at the Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival to be judged for great prizes and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Bring your best pies to enter to win some great cash prizes. Best overall […]

Classifieds: September 22, 2016

Ads for 09/22/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at 7th and Park, Meeker. AA & Al-Anon Meetings – Rangely Alcoholics Anonymous – Open meetings Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m., 115 […]

Dept. of Interior OKs modified plan for Colowyo

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved and signed a modified mine plan for Colowyo Mine, which was subject to a federal district court order requiring the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) to update its environmental review of the mine. In addition to the new mining plan, on Aug. 31, the […]

Rangely cross country team does well at Hotchkiss meet

After a week off the Rangely Panthers’ cross country team headed to Hotchkiss for a hilly and challenging course. The course was run on dirt trails with rolling hills throughout the whole course. There were not a lot of teams but there was some good competition from several 4A, 3A and 2A teams. The junior […]

Rubber duck race to raise funds for Coal Creek School

“A Pleasant Event” was reported in the Meeker Herald on Sept. 24, 1892, about the dedicatory ball held at Coal Creek School. People from all over the county came to this “temple of learning” for a dance and a supper that was an “epicurean feast.” The total cost of the building was $2,000. More than […]

Days Gone By: September 15, 2016

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago The board of town trustees met in regular monthly session. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Simms. Trustees present: Rooney, Kyser, Purdy and JoHangen. Absent: trustee Thompson. H.H. Joy appeared before the board and asked the board to extend the water mains to the high school […]

Meeker harriers do well at Grand Junction meet

  Meeker’s cross country team traveled to Grand Junction for the Tiger Invitational on Friday, Sept. 9. Canyon View Park hosted four races: varsity and JV races for boys and girls. The varsity girls started the day and Meeker’s Julia Eskelson ran a 21:58 for a 10th place medal. Briar Meszaros crossed the line in […]

Letter: Senior parents thankful

Dear Editor: The senior parents would like to thank Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic and total joint repair, identity graphics, Shelby Burke and Zach Clatterbaugh for supporting the seniors in sports this year. We appreciate you. MHS Senior Parents Meeker

PEO Winning Quilt …

  The PEO Quilt in the Country show was held last weekend. A riot of colors, shapes and designs were displayed at the Fairfield Center in Meeker and all proceeds benefitted educational assistance and opportunities for women. The Paper Doll quilt, pictured above, won the 2016 Viewer’s Choice Award. The quilt was created by Shawnee […]

Ridin’ For Bradi …

The Riden’ For Bradi poker run Aug. 27 was a huge success with more than 60 bikes participating and 32 hands sold. The 217-mile ride started in Meeker and looped through Craig, Dinosaur and Rangely before ending at Chippers in Meeker where an afterparty and raffle were held. All proceeds went to Meeker resident Bradi […]

No confirmed plans to close campgrounds upriver from Meeker

Meeker area residents and recreationalists can rest a little easier regarding concerns about the closure of multiple upriver campgrounds. “In my career this is the third round where we’ve nationally looked at our developed sites in the forest,” Rich Doak, White River National Forest staff officer for recreation explained, referring to the Recreational Site Analysis […]