Looking at the West: What about Utah’s Wasatch ski resorts?

RBC I On a ski tour of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch Range in the early 1970s, a small group of skiers were at Gad Valley, near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, contemplating the drop onto an untouched slope, when a man at the bottom of the run waved them away. Thinking perhaps they […]

Chevron donation…

Rangely School District RE-4 board members Kurt Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, Joyce Key, Annette Webber, and Sam Tolley are joined by Rangely High School students Lindzey Thacker, Katelyn Brown and Sarah Conner in saying thank you to Chevron for its continued support of the school district.

Ducey and Elam win golf tourney

MEEKER I The field was not but the competition was in the annual two-man scramble golf tournament held at the Meeker Golf Course last week.

County jobless rate rises sharply

RBC I After a good drop in the Rio Blanco unemployment rate between December and January, February’s numbers represent a large hike in the county’s jobless numbers from 4.7 percent in January to 5.4 percent in February.

Turkey hens…

The spring weather has the wild critters of Rio Blanco County on the prowl, and these four hen turkeys are no exception. Enjoying the beautiful spring weather, these four young ladies were spotted recently just off County Road 4, east of Meeker.

Bike to School Day…

Roughly 200 students are pictured here after riding their bicycles to school for the annual Rangely Ride Your Bike to School Day on May 11. A number of games, activities and a bike rodeo were all a part of the event, which was considered a sweeping success.

Meeker High School alumnae buoys Texas Tech livestock judging team

MEEKER I The Texas Tech livestock judging team has won the Houston Stock Show event four of the last five years, wrapping up a strong spring season with solid performances at the Houston and San Antonio stock shows. The overall livestock judging team effort was buoyed by a former Meeker student, MacLaine Shults of Meeker, […]

What’s Up Out West: Someday, bikes and strollers in the wilderness

RBC I It hasn’t happened yet, but one day, bicycles and baby strollers will be welcome in wilderness areas. That’s the goal of the non-profit Sustainable Trails Coalition, which seeks to permit other forms of human-powered trail travel in wilderness areas, besides just walking.

Barone and MHS spring concert set

MEEKER I The Barone Middle School and Meeker High School Band and Choir spring concert is set for Tuesday, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

CNCC Aviation…

2016 Aviation Wings Ceremony 05-6-16

David Boles is the aviation program director at Colorado Northwestern Community College, and the 2016 program graduates who were a part of the Aviation Wings Ceremony on May 7 were, from left: Blake Mueller, Bradley Antista, Chase Peters, Efrain Cabrera, Kyle Baker, Sadie Stewart, Steve Humann, Ton Quyen Ha, Nick Rubba, Tony Smith, Michael Kaiser, […]

Rangely filmmaker shows movie

RANGELY I On May 5, the Rangely community had the opportunity to experience a film directed by one of its own residents, Peter Forbes.

Letter to the Editor: Squeaky wheel for transportation

Dear Editor: A squeaking wheel, this one voiced by those of us who believe obsolete and dangerous highways on the state highway system should be modernized, almost got greased by a law if passed by our legislature which would have provided funds for several highway improvement projects on the East Slope and two here in […]