Autumn palette…


Between shadows caused by heavy rain clouds on Saturday evening shone this potpourri of color in the sunshine below the Ripple Creek area about 40 miles east of Meeker. Nearly all colors of the autumn palette can be seen in this photo, taken minutes before a downpour at the upper



Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker is seen here after a successful bear hunt with his dad, D.J. Ridgeway. Tanner killed the bear with a .243 caliber rifle in the Miller Creek area east of Meeker.

Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ E. McKune

Bob McKune

Robert “Bob” E. McKune, 90, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., passed away Sept. 27, 2014. He was born March 30, 1924, to Clarence and Bessie McKune in Gravity, Iowa.

Foot clinic to be held Tuesday

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at The Pines apartments, 875 Water St.

Letter to the Editor: Importance of school mill levy override

Dear Editor: The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) would like to ask for your support in the upcoming mill levy override request. This will be issue 3A on the ballot.

RHS Panthers lose Homecoming football game to Soroco Rams

It was a tough tackle administered by Rangely’s Luis Contreras, No. 24, as he puts a good hit on the Soroco runner on Friday night as part of Rangely’s Homecoming events. Unfortunately, the Rams spoiled the Panthers’ Homecoming by a 18-10 margin, and injuries continue to plague Rangely.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers lost their second football game of the season and more players to injury in the 2014 Homecoming game on Yeager Field on Friday.

Now is a good time to get your flu shot

RBC I During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies.

RHS volleyball wins one, loses two

RANGELY I The Rangely High School volleyball team won one and lost two matches over the weekend. They began their Homecoming week by hosting Meeker on Thursday night, and it was clear the Panthers were ready to play. They jumped out to an early lead and won the first game 25-21.

From My Window: This week we look at two amendments up for Nov. vote

Out my window I see some clear skies over Rio Blanco County, where there is nary a single opposed election for local office that will be seen on this year’s election in November. But the clouds are on the horizon, bringing on one of the most negative —I could say despicable—campaigns I have ever witnessed […]

Obituary: Maria Rosario ‘Rose’ Gutierrez

Rose Gutierrez

Maria Rosario “Rose” Gutierrez lived for the day she would meet her God, and the day came peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, as a resident of the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo.

Meeker gridders lose 22-16 to ‘physical’ Paonia team

The Cowboys lost 22-16 but not for lack of effort, including running back T.J. Shelton flying across the goal line and out of the end zone backwards.

MEEKER I “The fans got their money’s worth, I believe,” Meeker High School head football coach Shane Phelan said of the game between the Cowboys and the Paonia Eagles in Starbuck Stadium on Friday, which Meeker lost 22-16.

Obituary: Grace W. Hayes

Grace Hayes

Grace W. Hayes, 99, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Rangely, Colo., passed away Oct. 4, 2014, in Mesa. She was born in Lincoln, Neb., on Aug. 2, 1915.