Get your flu shots now

RBC I “Since flu season is unpredictable, we recommend getting vaccinated as early as you can; it’s important to get vaccinated before outbreaks occur since it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective,” said Dr. Rachel Herlily, deputy director of the department’s Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.

Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Rangely’s Bob and Ginny Dunker celebrate 55th anniversary

Although Bob and Virginia “Ginny” Dunker couldn’t have known they would celebrate their 55th year of marriage at Eagle Crest Assisted Living in Rangely, they are discovering the benefits of sharing this phase of life together.

RANGELY I Two recliners stand sentinel in the small living room apartment, a coffee table between them. On and above the table are mementos of two lives with more time together than apart: photos of long-grown children, a shared box of tissues and matching floral coffee cups that double as decorations.

Letter to the Editor: Assessor responds to mill levy questions

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our county’s taxpayers. I am writing this letter to the editor to answer questions concerning the RE-1 Meeker School District mill levy ballot question, 3A. Below are some questions that have been brought to our attention:

Safety…

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Steve Balloga, pictured standing, and Justin Blagg assisted the Meeker Police Department in presenting the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program to the third- through fifth-grade students at Meeker Elementary School last week.

Diana Jones, new head of Meeker’s chamber board, looks to future

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce has a new set of board officers this year with the election having been held Oct. 8.

Obituary: Paul Randolph Nold

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Paul Randolph Nold passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2014. He was 48.

Governor’s visit…

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Incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper made an hour-long stop in Meeker on Monday at Mountain Valley Bank before visiting the new Pioneers Medical Center site.

Prepping your home for the cold weather to come

RBC I Maybe it’s going back to school, maybe it’s the shorter days or maybe it’s the blinding lights signaling the holiday season ahead, but fall home improvement projects often get tossed aside or neglected in favor of more exciting, interesting or pressing activities. This short checklist will help guide you to the most important […]

Reward offered…

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Rangers are seeking information related to fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument.

Rangely distance runners turn in personal bests

RANGELY I The Rangely High School cross country runners are headed down the home stretch of the 2014 season with a run last Thursday.

From My Window… There are several reasons to pass the Meeker school vote

Hopefully, the windows are clear and the vision is of a sunny election with ballot measure 3A passing so the Meeker School District can get on with doing what it is they are supposed to be doing, and that is offering students the best education possible.