Business luncheon set for Sept. 26 in Meeker

MEEKER I Any business leaders, people interested in networking or people interested in improving Meeker are invited to enjoy a lunch on Sept. 26 with other business owners and leaders to talk about ideas and ways to improve business.

Rangely TCAP scores show mixed results

RANGELY I The Rangely School District results are in, and there are some highs and lows in comparing the students’ scores from last year to the previous year.

Broadband initiative set to go to voters

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Broadband Coalition has placed a question on the November ballot that would permit county voters to authorize the creation of a broadband provider authority by government organizations such as county and town boards.

Parade marshals…

The parade grand marshals for the 2014 annual Septemberfest Parade were Jeff and Rebecca Rector of Rangely. They were honored for the many contributions the Rector family has made to the community as well as to Colorado Northwestern Community College, which also rededicated the Rector Science Building over the weekend

DORA report looks at efforts to cut state red tape issues

DENVER I The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) on Friday released the “Pits and Peeves 2.0 – Progress in Motion Report” that highlights recent accomplishments related to an ongoing statewide initiative to cut government red tape, reduce regulatory burdens and costs on businesses, improve customer service and shift the culture of state government.

BLM seeks comment on closing area land

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons.

Comments sought on Yampa-White water plan

RBC I Diverse water interests across Colorado are currently working to develop a draft Colorado Water Plan that seeks to balance future agricultural, municipal, recreational and environmental water needs. The Colorado Water Plan is your plan and your input is needed to make certain the plan reflects your interests, values, and vision for Colorado’s future.

Wedding: Melhoff~Schilling

Jade Melhoff~Austin Schilling

Jade Elizabeth Mehlhoff and Austin Doyle Schilling were married May 31, 2014, at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville, Ark., with the Rev. Andrew Wise officiating. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the same venue.

Sold…

Anna Walsh, the daughter of Tom and Lisa Walsh of Meeker, sold her market heifer “Squirrel” at the 2014 Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale. The Junior Livestock Sale is sponsored by Colorado Touchstone Energy Partners, of which White River Electric is a member.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from ESA

Dear Editor: Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s inaugural Poker Run was a success with $600 raised to benefit St. Jude’s and local charities. We would like to thank everyone who rode and made it a fun day.

Sept. 10 meeting in Craig to address power plant’s future

RBC I Moffat County, in conjunction with CLUB 20 and Craig City Councilman Ray Beck, will host a public community meeting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath on Sept. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Moffat County High School Auditorium.

Hunting licenses still available for upcoming hunts

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still thousands of leftover big-game and turkey hunting licenses available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available.