Men’s golf champ…

Meeker’s defending Men’s Club champion J.C. Watt, along with Lex Collins and Bill deVergie, watch Bobby Castaldo putt on hole No. 3 during the club championship. Watt defended his title, winning by seven shots and has “one more than last year,” unable to recall how many times he has won the championship. “Oh yeah, it’s great,” Watt said of being the champion. “It’s like you’re the champion golfer of the year.” Rangely’s Clark Edwards won men’s club championship on Cedar Ridges’ course by 16 shots. “I’m glad he didn’t come play over here,” Watt said. “He’s good.”

Meeker’s defending Men’s Club champion J.C. Watt, along with Lex Collins and Bill deVergie, watch Bobby Castaldo putt on hole No. 3 during the club championship. Watt defended his title, winning by seven shots and has “one more than last year,” unable to recall how many times he has won

Newly remodeled and enlarged Rector Sciences Building dedicated at CNCC

On hand for the dedication of the remodeled and expanded Rector Science Building on the Rangely campus of CNCC were, from left, CNCC President Russell George; Peggy Rector’s daughter-in-law, Rebecca Rector holding her nephew, Quinton; Peggy Rector; her son, Jeff Rector; and grandson, Brian Rector.

RANGELY I College officials, local dignitaries and the Rector family were on hand Thursday for the dedication of the refurbished and enlarged Rector Science Building on the campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely.

Letter to the Editor: Dental hygienist favors fluoridation

Dear Editor: My name is Kari Brennan and I am a registered dental hygienist. I have seen the positive effects of optimal water fluoridation and the negative effects of non-fluoridated water communities and decay rates.

Meeker distance runners place sixth

MEEKER I The weather continued to cooperate Saturday as the Meeker High School cross-country boys participated in the Basalt Invitational with the boys finishing sixth overall.

Way leads RHS Panther golfers

RANGELY I The Rangely High School golfing Panthers competed at Yampa Valley Golf Course on Aug. 27, when they had to battle strong winds on the course.

Results mixed for Rangely Jr. High volleyball

RANGELY I This past weekend saw the Rangely Junior High School volleyball team traveled to Steamboat Springs for a series of games.

Chevron donates to Elks…

Chevron donated $5,000 to the Rangely Elks Club Christmas baskets fund during Septemberfest at the Elks’ drug awareness trailer. From left to right are: Ross Alire, a specialist with Chevron; Tink Wilson, a past exalted ruler with the Elks and Elks officers Cody Reed and Mike Dillon.

Meeker Classic 2014

Letter to the Editor: In support of school mill levy override

Dear Editor: We are grateful to live in a community that values families and supports kids. We have a wonderful park system, a diverse offering of recreation programs, a pool for our kids to learn to swim and a modern elementary school.

Panther harriers improve times

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross-county team competed at the Basalt Longhorn Cross Country Invitation this past weekend along with 10 other schools from the Western Slope, and the harriers continue to show improvement.

CNCC opens 2014 rodeo season with 3rd place finish

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Rodeo Team returned home from the weekend’s rodeos with some solid finishers and a “good start to a new season.”

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate continues to drop

RBC I A positive trend that started early this year is continuing as the June unemployment rates in Rio Blanco and Colorado have reported at least the fifth consecutive month where the number of jobless has decreased, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is reporting.