Each month, the Rangely 4-H kids do community pride projects, and this past weekend saw the kids at the Devries’ Pumpkin Patch, where they picked more than 300 pumpkins and donated them to Rangely Community Gardens. Top row, from left to right, are: Stephen Mercado, Braxton Hall, AJ Garner, Jennilyn

RHS volleyball splits matches

RANGELY I Rangely High School girls’ volleyball team won one and lost one over the weekend, beating Caprock Academy and losing to Soroco Saturday.

Meeker Cowboys rip Grand Valley 52-0 for Homecoming victory

Freshman quarterback Logan Hughes held the snap for senior Raul Lopez who kicked an extra point after the two connected on a 44-yard pass for a touchdown. Lopez caught two passes, both went for touchdowns. The first, on the first play of the game, was thrown by starting quarterback Jake Phelan, who helped his team earn a 38-0 lead in the second quarter before handing off the snaps to his younger cousin Hughes.

MEEKER I Disney was the theme for the 2014 Meeker Homecoming festivities, and like most Disney productions, which end happily, so did the football game in Starbuck Stadium, where fans witnessed the Meeker Cowboys shut out the Grand Valley Cardinals 52-0.

From My Window… Vote for broadband issue 1A; congrats Cowboys and Broncos

Whether I sit close to the window or with my nose pressed against the pane, the subject of local ballot initiative 1A, which would pave the way for Rio Blanco County to get broadband, is clear as a bell a winning proposition.

MES book fair tonight, Friday

MEEKER I For those who love reading, the annual Scholastic Book Fair at Meeker Elementary School will be held this evening and Friday morning.

MHS Homecoming 2014


Luke Pelloni of the Meeker Fire Department pumps accelerant onto the Meeker High School Homecoming bonfire at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. The fire sparked a great Homecoming in which the MHS football team won 52-0 over Grand Valley. For more Homecoming photos, see below.

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Pee wee football…


Wyatt Tull, a member of the Rangely Panthers pee wee football team, takes off running with the ball during a game last week.

Winterizing your pipes now can save you money later

RBC I In Western Colorado, where the temperature routinely drops to 20 degrees or below, it will be worth your time and energy to prepare and maintain your home to prevent your pipes from bursting. Pipes burst when an ice blockage forms and the pressure builds up behind it. While you won’t have ice shooting […]

Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide gas

RBC I Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that is given off by the insufficient burning of natural gas and other substances containing carbon. It can be generated from heating systems that use natural gas, as well as gasoline-powered vehicles, charcoal grills or any device that burns gasoline, oil, wood, kerosene or […]

Bike to School Day…


Bicycles parked outside Parkview Elementary School in Rangely represented just a segment of the nearly 300 Rangely children who participated in National Hike/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Rangely Junior High gridders end season with 14-12 victory

RANGELY I On a rain-soaked Oct. 9, the Rangely Junior High Panthers football team concluded its season with a win over the Soroco Rams, ending the Panthers season with a 14-12 victory and a 7-1 overall record.