This is ‘School Choice Week’ in Colorado

RBC I National School Choice Week began Monday in Colorado and across the country. There were 318 events planned in the Centennial State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice and 16,140 events nationwide.

Letter to the Editor: Comments on wolves appreciated

Dear Editor: Sean, I wanted to thank you for your comments in last week’s “From My Window” column about the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission saying no to wolves.

Conservation district examines 2015 triumphs, 2016 challenges

Neil Brennan, left, president of the White River Conservation District Board of Supervisors presented the Conservationists of the Year Award to Rocky Pappas, Sparky Pappas and Travis Flaherty at Friday’s annual meeting and banquet at the Fairfield Center in downtown Meeker. District manager Chris Colflesh reported there were 104 people present at the banquet.

MEEKER I More than 100 people enjoyed the White River Conservation District’s annual meeting Friday at the Meeker Fairfield Center.

Lady Cowboys find ‘edge’

MEEKER I After a 30-point loss in Wyoming on Friday, the Meeker High School girls’ basketball team found their “competitive edge” and beat Plateau Valley in Collbran on Saturday.

Farm Bureau lauds no-wolf ruling

RBC I On Jan. 13, Colorado’s Park and Wildlife Commission approved a resolution that prevents the reintroduction of grey wolves to Colorado, and Colorado Farm Bureau members attended the hearing to show support of the resolution.

TGIF events set for fun and info on mine Feb. 5

MEEKER I White River Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission are hosting “TGIF Meeker” events on Feb. 5 to get area residents out and about on a Friday afternoon and evening and to disseminate information and gain public comment on the environmental permitting process for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine. Residents are urged […]

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The series of Family Fun Day events at Ute Park and a chili lunch were hosted by the White River Snowmobile Club.

Rangely girls win both cage contests

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team prevailed in its two games over the weekend, quite handily defeating Hotchkiss by a 48-31 margin and Caprock by a 54-14 one-sided landslide.

Feds announce moratorium on any new coal leases

RBC I The Interior Department announced Jan. 15 an immediate moratorium on new federal coal leases, as it undertakes a multi-year review of a program that provides about 40 percent of the coal used for electricity nationwide.

RSD considers all-day kindergarten

RANGELY I The Rangely School Board kicked off Jan. 19 meeting with a performance by the Parkview Elementary School fourth/fifth-grade choir, led by Parkview music teacher Sarah Campbell, setting the mood for some good news, including pay raises for certified staff.

Cultural, Heritage task forces sets the stage for 2016 progress

The Heritage Culture Center Committee and the Heritage Tourism Task Force have reviewed 2015 and set the stage for 2016. At the annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society, chairwoman Ellene Meece shared the Strategic Planning Goals for 2016. Those in attendance heard from 13 different organizations presenting ways they can collaborate in telling the county’s heritage story.

MEEKER I The Heritage Culture Center Committee and Heritage Tourism Task Force met Jan. 19 at the Old West Heritage Culture Center to set the stage for 2016.

Cowboys place 10 in Screamin’ Eagles mat tourney, three are champs

MEEKER I “We are still improving,” Cowboy wrestling coach J.C. Watt said after his team wrestled in the competitive Screamin’ Eagle tournament in Paonia on Saturday, less than one month before the 2016 Colorado State Wrestling Championships.