Ronald A. Granger named new president of CNCC campuses

Ronald A. Granger

RBC I Ronald A. Granger has been appointed president of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) by Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Granger will assume the presidency on Aug. 8, 2016, McCallin said.

Sign up now for Meeker’s Fourth of July parade

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is signing up entries for the annual 2016 Meeker Fourth of July Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the Fourth.

Letter to the Editor: Now is the time to eliminate invading weeds in RBC

Dear Editor: Whitetop, hoary cress, is blossoming now and can be seen just west of the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and north of the intersection of highways 13 and 8.

30th anniversary…

The congregation of Grace Bible Church in Meeker celebrated 30 years of service to the Lord by Pastor JD “Doc” Watson and wife, Debbie, on Sunday. Pastor Watson began his ministry at the church in 1986 and continues to faithfully exposit God’s Word every Sunday and Wednesday. He has also authored a number of publications through Sola Scriptura Ministries.

Arrow of Light….

Rangely Cub Scout Ashton Cardin recently received his Arrow of Light award with Rangely Cub Scout Pack No. 191. The Arrow of Light is the highest award one can earn in Cub Scouts. Ashton is pictured here with his parents, Cherise and Don Cardin.

Business opens…


A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Country Raised, a new store located at 275 6th St. in Meeker, owned by Makala Barton. The store specializes in farmhouse-style décor, classic style toys, Colorado-made chocolates and unique gifts. Present at the ribbon cutting were, from left to right, JoAnn Goss-Gardner of the chamber, Meeker Chamber Executive […]

Meeker girl earns OSU scholarship

MEEKER I Taylor Neilson of Meeker, a student now at Oklahoma State University, was honored by OSU at the recent College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Scholarships and Awards Banquet.

Letter to the Editor: Commissioners, emergency manager involved behind the scenes

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to inform the citizens of Rio Blanco County of some behind-the-scenes work that your commissioners and your County Emergency Manager Ty Gates have been involved in the past year and half. First, the statute for emergency management lies within the commissioner prevue. In January 2015, they […]

Range Call Celebration Special Section coming June 30


Commissioner Jon Hill attends national conference to address Western issues

RBC I Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jon Hill joined 500 county officials at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., from May 25-27.

Wrestling camp…

The defending state champion Meeker Cowboys sent five wrestlers to Paonia for a wrestling camp, and according to high school assistant coach Carl Padilla, “We had a great camp; the kids wrestled well.” Attending the camp were Casey Turner, Jacob Pelloni, Caleb Bradford, with Tannen Kennedy on his back and Hunter Garcia. Several Cowboys will attend another camp this week in Gunnison.

Work underway on Coal Creek School renovation

Work is now underway to renovate Coal Creek School, the oldest school in Rio Blanco County still standing in its original location. Being on the National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties requires specialized expertise in historic restoration for completing Phase I.

MEEKER I Coal Creek School, the oldest school in Rio Blanco County still standing on its original location, is being restored by MM-Eight Construction to its original 1882 exterior appearance. On May 19, after 124 years in darkness, the foundation was excavated by T&M Contracting, exposing the various size stones it had been firmly resting […]