Letter to the Editor: What to do when kids are hurting

Dear Editor: Not often, but not infrequently in my role as a therapist, I hear “my 8-year-old said he didn’t want to be alive anymore.” Sometimes this statement is a one-off, an exaggeration of how a child is feeling because they were caught in a lie or are embarrassed.

Snow fun…


While the adults were having fun and racing at the Family Fun Day on Saturday, sponsored by the White River Snowmobile Club at Meeker’s Ute Park, the kids were enjoying the areas that had been cleaned off for sledding and tubing.

Meeker’s boys’ basketball team wins two contests

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ basketball team continues to get the job done as they won two more games over the weekend, defeating Little Snake River on Thursday night and Plateau Valley on Saturday. The team traveled to Baggs, Wyo., Thursday knowing the Little Snake River High School Rattlers were going to be […]

MSD approves rest of budget: $399,299 shortfall

MEEKER I The highlight of the Jan. 19 Meeker School Board meeting was the re-approval of the Fiscal Year/School Year 2015-2016 district budget of $6,299,485. Included in this budget is a projected deficit of $399,229, which will come out of the district’s reserves.

Letter to the Editor: Hospital thanks road and bridge crew, Lions Club

Dear Editor: On behalf of the board and staff at Pioneers Medical Center, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the team at the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department and Meeker Lions Club.

Parkview sings…


The Parkview Elementary School fourth/fifth-grade choir, led by Sarah Campbell, performed for the Rangely School Board at its meeting Jan. 19.

Panther boys split games over the weekend

RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball squad had one win and one loss during the weekend, defeating Caprock Academy on Saturday after falling prey to Hotchkiss on Friday.

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.