No confirmed plans to close campgrounds upriver from Meeker

Meeker area residents and recreationalists can rest a little easier regarding concerns about the closure of multiple upriver campgrounds. “In my career this is the third round where we’ve nationally looked at our developed sites in the forest,” Rich Doak, White River National Forest staff officer for recreation explained, referring to the Recreational Site Analysis […]

American hero memorialized with bronze statue

By bobby gutierrez RBC I was memorialized Sept. 10, 2016 at Grand River Park in New Castle, with the unveiling and dedication of a bronze statue of the fallen fighter pilot. Captain DuBois grew up in New Castle and was graduated from Rifle High School. Hundreds attended and many were bused to the park, […]

MHS volleyball team sweeps DeBeque

Meeker’s high school varsity traveled to DeBeque last Friday and defeated the lady Dragons in three straight games. The lady Cowboys are currently 5-1 and will host Caprock Academy this Friday, then play in Vail Saturday. “The whole team is working hard to improve and they are all striving to better themselves and the team, […]

Obituary: Richard Darrel Muller

  Richard Darrel Muller May 22, 1950~Sept. 7, 2016 Richard Darrel Muller, 66, died peacefully in his home on Sept. 7, 2016, in Price, Utah. He was born May 22, 1950, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Darrel Thayne Muller and Veda Lillian Muller (Nielsen). He and his wife, JoDell, were married on April 5, 1998, […]

Editor’s Column… So much potential for good things

Last weekend my husband and I and moved into an antique house in Meeker. I’ve always wanted to live in an old house, and this one qualifies. It was built in 1912, and I’m itching to dig into public and historical records and find out about its history. That said, it comes with quirks. Like […]


Following the Club 20 Western Slope candidate forums in Grand Junction Saturday morning, Colorado State Senate District 8 candidate Emily Tracy, D-Breckenridge, and her husband, Del Bush, traveled to Rangely, specifically to check up on the TANK they’d heard so much about. On the right she experiences the Tank with John and Mickey Allen, and […]

Football field dedication …

  Sept. 10, 2016 marked a historic day for high school sports in Meeker. The new track was dedicated to Bob King during halftime at the first home football game of the season. The school board chose to dedicate the track to King not only because of the King family’s many donations to the project, […]

Golfers post lowest scores of season

Rangely golfers posted three of their lowest scores of the season as they participated at the Fruita Monument High School invitational at Redlands Mesa on Tuesday and then they played at home in a triangular with Vernal and Craig on Thursday. Harrison Heil started the week with a personal best at Redlands with a score […]

BLM recommends removal of restrictions on sale and adoption of wild horses and burros

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board met Sept. 8-9, 2016, in Elko, Nev., to discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts’ Executive Director Callie Hendrickson attended the meeting and provided public comment […]

Car theft from Meeker leads to Hwy. 64 chase

At approximately 10:52 a.m. Sept. 9, a local man was having coffee at the Meeker Café when he learned that his truck had been stolen while parked on Main Street with the keys in the ignition. At approximately 11:25 a.m., a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the […]

Tourism growth proves to be a mixed blessing for Moab, Utah

EDITOR’S NOTE: This topic came up at the Main Street America meeting in Meeker Monday. By Jon Kovash Special to the Herald Times Conservationists in Moab, Utah, have been heartened by the strong statewide and national support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Yet I was struck by how many people also say that […]

Rangely Junior High Volleyball …

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