From My Window: Life in farming and ranching takes unique person; local quake happened

My windows must be a bit fogged after last week’s column about the Meeker School District, but why on earth would one want to make their living in the agriculture field—as either a farmer or a rancher. Both of those seem like such a lot of hard work…

MSD rehires Meyer, names new principal

MEEKER I At its May 5 meeting, the big ticket items for the Meeker Board of Education (BOE) were the hiring of a new high school principal and filling the vacant academic coordinator position.

Rangely track team has good final meet, state meet is this weekend

RANGELY I The Rangely High School track teams braved lousy weather this past weekend at the Tiger Invitational in Grand Junction on Friday and Saturday, the last chance for the athletes to turn in times or heights to qualify for state.

12 MHS tracksters headed to state championships

MEEKER I A dozen Meeker athletes will compete in the 2015 Colorado Track and Field Championships starting today in Denver at Jefferson County Stadium.

Judge rules against Colowyo, Trapper mines; 120-day window set

RBC I A federal judge ruled Friday that expansions of two Western Slope coal mines approved nearly a decade ago failed to adhere to federal law and consider potential environmental impacts. Judge R. Brooke Jackson said that 2006 and 2007 expansions of the Western Slope’s Colowyo and Trapper mines, which have provided coal to the […]

Classifieds: May 14, 2015

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MHS and BMS bands and choir will perform together on May 18

MEEKER | Jeff Hemingson, the director of Choral and Instrumental Music at Meeker High School and Barone Middle School, announced Tuesday that the spring combined choir and band concert will be held May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium.

County 4-H Livestock Judging Team off to a good start

RBC I Members of the Rio Blanco County 4-H Livestock Judging Team have four contests under their belts midway through this season, and team members fared very well at the Four Corners Ag Expo in Cortez, Colo.

Monument brought $16 million in tourism dollars to this area

DINOSAUR I A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 250,624 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2014 spent $14,298,400 in communities near the monument. That spending supported 194 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $16,059,100.

Letter to the Editor: Many made softball golf tournament a success in Rangely

Dear Editor: April 26 started with a rainy and gloomy morning, but that did not stop the fourth annual CNCC Softball Golf Fundraising Tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely with 15 teams.

Birth: Ellieanne Margaret Rundberg

Oran and Amy Rundberg of Meeker are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellieanne Margaret, at 8:41 am on April 13, 2015. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 oz., and was 19 1/2 inches long. The baby’s maternal grandparents are Richard and Evelyn Ott of Axial. Maternal great grandparents are Naomi Durham of Axial and Charles Ott of Michigan. The paternal grandparents are Mike and Patti Hoke of Meeker and Jim Rundberg. Paternal great grandparents are Lucy Rundberg of Puerto Rico and Aline Kirk of Vermont. The baby was welcomed home by brothers Elijah and Dylan.

Last in group of poachers severely punished

RBC I Nicholaus J. Rodgers, 32, of Medford, Ore., one of a group of outfitters working out of Mack, Colo., located just south of Rio Blanco County, who was involved in an extensive lion and bobcat poaching scheme in western Colorado and eastern Utah, has received his sentence in U.S. District Court in Denver.