CNCC Spartan volleyball camp July 27-28

RANGELY I Chris Vergnaud, the head volleyball coach for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans, has announced that the CNCC Spartan Volleyball Camp is now scheduled for July 27 and 28.

Non-profit groups play vital role where school district is concerned

MEEKER I Upon completing my first year as superintendent of the Meeker School District, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal community support provided by various non-profit entities in Meeker.

Softball for the ages…

Jim Overton is arguably the oldest player in Meeker’s adult coed softball league, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District, but the “old veteran” still has some pitches in his bag as he was able to strike out the batter (Trina Zagar-Brown) in the photo. League games are played Mondays and Wednesdays at Paintbrush Park, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Wrestling camp…

Rangely High School wrestling coach Travis Witherell watches as four-time NCAA Division I All-American Joe LeBlanc demonstrates a move during a wrestlin day-camp held Saturday. “The camp was great; Joe did an excellent job,” coach Witherell said. “We had 18 wrestlers from pee-wee level up to high school. The camp helped us re-establish some basics and it will also help us develop a lot of new techniques.”

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Rangely camp hosts

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Rangely Camper Park Management and the Rangely Town Administrators: My wife and I want to publicly thank Richard and Kay Nickson for their commitment as camp hosts.

Colorado groundwater protections needed

RBC I Every spring, snow begins to melt throughout the Rocky Mountains, flowing down from high peaks and into the streams and rivers that form the mighty Colorado River Basin, sustaining entire cities and ecosystems from Wyoming to Arizona. But as spring becomes summer, the melting snow slows to a trickle and, as summer turns […]

A Look at the West: Anti-frackers undermining Colorado’s environmental progress

RBC I Fear-mongering has been the favored tactic of environmental activists in their zeal to defend local fracking bans.

Meeker’s volleyball girls hit courts in Parachute, see good competition

Meeker High School volleyball players have been gathering for open gym since the beginning of July and they recently played 12 matches in Grand Valley. Janae Stanworth, who will start her third year as head coach, said her players “have grown, are more experienced and playing with more confidence,” and she can’t wait for the season to start.

MEEKER I After a few open gym practices, several Meeker High School volleyball players formed two teams and traveled to Parachute to play several matches in preparation of the upcoming season, which head coach Janae Stanworth looks forward to.

Results of Meeker Run for Your Life 5K

There were 20 runners in the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan-sponsored Run for Your Life 5K (3.1 miles) on July 4. The winner was Meeker High School distance runner Austin Russell, who ran away with the 2016 Range Call event. He had a time of 18.57 seconds, more than 45 seconds ahead of second place runner Marty Casey, who won the men’s 30 to 39-year-old group with a time of 19:42, and third place Terrance Casias, who turned in a 20:33 and who captured the 19 to 29-year-old group.

MEEKER I The results from the Fourth of July Run for Your Life 5K run and walk sponsored by ERBM follow:

Volunteers sought to work on trails

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at State Forest State Park near Walden and earn one free night of camping in one of the most scenic parks in Colorado. Volunteers can choose between July 30 or Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

No top finalists but CNCC rodeo team fares well at college finals

RANGELY I CNCC Rodeo Coach Jed Moore issued an update Monday regarding the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), held in Casper in late June. “My apologies for the tardiness of this update, we have been hot and heavy on the recruiting trail,” he said.

El Niño not helping West’s fire situation

It appears that lightning started the LTE Four-Mile Fire on July 5, located about 8 miles south and east of Rangely. As of Tuesday morning, the U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire had burned 415 acres of brush and was 100 percent contained.

RBC I On May 1, a devastating blaze erupted near Fort McMurray in eastern Alberta, Canada. By late May, it had engulfed more than 1.2 million acres of boreal forest—nearly double the size of Rhode Island. At the height of the fire, which was still burning at press time, more than 80,000 people were evacuated […]