Rangely Jr. High basketball starts season at West Grand

RANGELY | This weekend Rangely middle school boys’ basketball opened up at a seventh grade A team tournament in West Grand. They played West Grand first, losing 20-25. Marsten Wagner led scoring with 10 points, followed by Fisher Winder, Andrew Dorris, Justin Cudo and Byron Mackay each adding two points each. Timothy Scoggins led in rebounds […]

Trophy elk killed, abandoned near Rangely

RANGELY | Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers ask the public for help finding the person who killed then abandoned a trophy-quality 6×6 bull elk, leaving the meat to waste. It was found in Game Management Unit 10 approximately 1.5 miles north of Mellen Hill, near Rio Blanco County Road 98, north west of Rangely. Legal […]


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Lady Panthers struggle against West Grand, Paonia

RANGELY | The lady Panthers hosted West Grand for their annual Pink Out game on Friday, Oct. 14. The White team was up first and just couldn’t find a rhythm to get things going. West Grand took the match in two sets, 12-25 and 14-25. JV team started a little slow but getting the win in […]

Safely dispose of your unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 22

MEEKER | On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills […]

Obituary: Gordon Franklin

Aug. 13, 1943 ~ Oct. 6, 2016 Gordon Franklin, 73, passed away on Oct. 6, 2016, in Grand Junction, Colo., as a result of complications related to lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2016, at Church of Christ, 2893 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, Colo. Gordon was born […]

Panthers lose to 7th-ranked Mustangs

RANGELY | The Rangely Panther varsity football team lost to the seventh-ranked West Grand Mustangs last Friday on Yeager Field. The Panthers currently have a 2-5 record and will play on the road this weekend, traveling to Black Hawk to play Gilpin County Saturday with the kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. “We played hard but were […]

Meeker girls’ softball team heads to state tournament

MEEKER | The Meeker Cowboys softball team competed Saturday in a playoff battle with the Limon High School Badgers. The Cowboys jumped to a quick 3-1 lead in the first inning. The Badgers then battled back and by the fifth inning gained the lead with an 8-4 advantage. Persistence paid off in the sixth as the […]

NEWS BRIEFS: October 22, 2016

Broadband and economic development meeting Oct. 27 at Mountain Valley Bank MEEKER | Please join Rio Blanco County and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Oct. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Mountain Valley Bank. Utilization of broadband service for economic development efforts will be discussed. Please email katelin.cook@rbc.us with any questions […]

COMMUNITY CALENDAR – October 20, 2016

– Discover the Parks Oct. 25 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Town Park. Call 878-3403 or visit meekerrecdistrict.com. – The Meeker Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month (excluding holidays). The next meeting will be Nov. 14. We will be discussing “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. All interested […]

Cowboys remain undefeated heading into Homecoming

Host showdown with undefeated Paonia Eagles at Starbuck Stadium Friday MEEKER | Two of the best 1A football teams in Colorado will play in Starbuck Stadium Friday, when the undefeated Paonia Eagles come to town to take on the undefeated Cowboys in Meeker’s 2016 Homecoming game. The Cowboys improved their record to 7-0 after they beat […]

Homecoming parade in Meeker this Friday promises to be bigger and better than ever

Meeker | Meeker’s Homecoming week got more exciting this last weekend. The girls’ softball team won the required game at the regional playoffs—so they’ve qualified for the state semi-finals to be played in Aurora Friday (and finals Saturday, if they win a second game Friday). Their first game is at 12:15 p.m. with a possible […]