‘Free the Girls’ non-profit seeks bra donations

RANGELY I It’s more than a catchy double entendre. It’s doing something about the nearly 22 million women and children being held as slaves worldwide, many of them as pawns in prostitution rings and sex trafficking.

Meeker Mayor Halandras praises all teachers on National Teacher’s Day

MEEKER I On May 5, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras read into the record at the Meeker Town Council meeting that May 5 “is a day for all the citizens of Meeker, whether or not we have children in school, to appreciate the hard work, dedication and selfless nature of our educators.

Letter to the Editor: Women reminded to get annual health screenings this week

Dear Editor: National Women’s Health Week runs May 10-16, and women are reminded to have health screens this week every year.

Seat belt enforcement to toughen

RBC I Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for more than half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.

Dinosaur National Monument extends hours of operation for summer season

This wall of fossils is just one of the many attractions to be found at Dinosaur National Monument, which is taking part in the National Park Service’s Find Your Park program this year. Dinosaur is also moving toward its own centennial, coming around in 2016.

DINOSAUR I Current hours of operation at the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. On weekdays, visitors drive their own cars directly up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall until May 21. On Saturdays and Sundays, a free shuttle runs to the quarry every 15 minutes. The Canyon […]

MHS and BMS concert Monday

MEEKER | Jeff Hemingson, the director of choral and instrumental music at Meeker High School and Barone Middle School, has announced that the combined spring choir and band concert will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium.


Raul Lopez, a senior at Meeker High School, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans next year after turning in an outstanding year playing for the MHS Cowboys. The MHS point guard led the Cowboys with most points scored and most assists, and he was named player of the year in the NW League. Lopez will also play in all-state games in June. From left to right are MHS assistant coach Matt Dupire, Lopez and head basketball coach Klark Kindler.

Letter to the Editor: A differing view on global warming

A differing view on global warming Dear Editor: In response to Mr. Prosence’s letter on May 7, I have felt compelled to retort with some quick facts about the truth of what he refers to as “HCGW,” but what the rest of the educated world calls climate change. Right out of the gate Mr. Prosence […]

New and returning options for College for Kids and Reach Your Peak courses at Rangely CNCC

RANGELY I Whether your elementary school student loves to play in the clay or your middle schooler favors applied math and heights, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) has something for students of all ages this summer.

Long-time Meekerite Scott Bowman is new greenskeeper at Meeker Golf Course

Scott Bowman is the new greenskeeper this year at Meeker Golf Course. The long-time resident of the Meeker area has definite plans on how to improve conditions on the local course and he has ideas on how to promote additional play from out-of-town golfers in Meeker.

MEEKER I Long-time Meekerite Scott Bowman will be the new greenskeeper at Meeker Golf Course this summer. On Saturday he spoke of his thoughts and visions for the Meeker course. Originally born in Brush, Colo., Bowman, 49, arrived in Meeker when he was 2 years old, and he has always called it his home.

Meeker Young Timers meet Saturday

MEEKER | The Meeker Young Timers will meet at Meeker Town Park for an afternoon of barbecue, volleyball, horseshoes, fishing or other kinds of fun on Saturday.

Obituary: Sonja Hefton Peterson

Sonja Hefton Peterson

Sonja Hefton Peterson died peacefully at home on April 29, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz., at the age of 43.