Fall Festival set for Sept. 27

MEEKER | Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker will hold its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27, and a call has been put out for those local organizations in need of a fundraiser.

Letter to the Editor: Water conservancy district update

Dear Editor: On behalf of myself and the board members of the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) I submit this letter to the Herald Times and your readers with intent to bring deserved attention to the recent Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) meetings that took place at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). The event […]

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Angie Arnold and her dog Rosco P. Coltrane, named after the fictional character in the TV show "Dukes of Hazzard."

Spartans begin softball season

RANGELY I The Spartans softball team had a great opening fall weekend starting Sept. 5. The freshman-stacked team started their fall schedule facing the 2014 RMAC Champions, Colorado Mesa University.

RHS alum, former Meeker coach joins hall of fame

Turner played offensive guard on the team, which won the 1964 Liberty Bowl. The Army veteran also played in the Freedom Bowl and was also inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

RBC I Rangely High School alum and former Meeker teacher/coach Bill Turner, along with his former University of Utah teammates, winners of the 1964 Liberty Bowl, were recently inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame.

MACC launches drive for performing arts center

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) is working in cooperation with and on behalf of the Meeker School District Re-1 and Meeker High School to launch a community fundraising project that would permit renovation and enhancement of the Meeker High School Auditorium.

Cowboys’ cross country takes fifth at Eagle Valley

MEEKER I The Cowboys traveled to the Gypsum Creek Golf Course for the Eagle Valley Invitational this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day to run, and a strong showing for the Meeker team.

Gunnison course slow for Rangely harriers

RANGELY I The Rangely cross country runners took a road trip to Gunnison for their meet this weekend. The weather was cool but the course was slow.

Panthers stay perfect, pummel Plateau Valley Cowboys 69-14

Rangely High School football coach Paul Fortunato encourages his players before last Friday's home game against Plateau Valley. The Panthers won to remain undefeated.

RANGELY I With a dominating 69-14 win over the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Yeager Field last Friday, the Panthers are now 4-0 and will travel to play last year’s state runner-up, the Caliche Buffaloes on Friday in Iliff.

Colorado Grand rolls through Meeker, donates to cause

Eddie O'Brien, the community liaison for The Colorado Grand, presented a couple of checks Sept. 11 as the charitable organization's vintage sports cars rolled through town, with a stop at City Park, which included lunch served by the Meeker Lions Club. "We've been coming to Meeker for at least a half dozen times. We put on this event once a year. It's a four-day event that runs through the state of Colorado," O'Brien said. "We raise a lot of money. We'll give away between $300,000 and $400,000 per year to all of the communities we go through." O'Brien presented checks for $7,500 to the Meeker Lions Club and a $7,500 check for a local student going to a college or university in Colorado. Paul Jordan and Julie Pearce accepted on behalf of the Meeker Lions Club.

Grateful for opportunity to return to Rio Blanco County

Jeff Burkhead, former editor of the Rio Blanco Herald Times.

It was hard enough to leave the last time. It won’t be any easier the second time around.

MHS volleyball wins two

Meeker High School volleyball players are introduced before a home match last Saturday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School volleyball team won two out of three matches last weekend, beating Caprock Acadamy on Thursday evening and West Grand on Saturday. Their weekend began as they hosted the team new to the league, private school Caprock Acadamy from Grand Junction.