Meeker Night Out…


The Meeker Police Department drew roughly 150 people to Paintbrush Park on Aug. 5 for Meeker Night Out, which included a barbecue and a movie in honor of National Night Out, designed to bring families together for an evening and to cut down on crime activities for the night.

Letter to the Editor: Help Meeker schools

Dear Editor: If you would like to see the Meeker schools strong and provide the kind of education that our children deserve, please consider joining the support group “Citizens for Meeker Schools,” which was formed in order to help pass the upcoming mill levy override in November.

Rangely Library summer reading carnival…


Approximately 300 children arrived at Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume their fair share of sugar on Aug. 5 at the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.

Pika thriving at high elevations

RBC I The pika, one of the cutest and toughest little critters in the Rockies, appears to be thriving throughout Colorado’s high country.
While news stories have circulated recently that pikas are disappearing from the landscape, Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers have found populations well-distributed throughout Colorado’s mountains.

Game bird hunting seminar offered

RBC I Novice bird hunters are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Upland Game Bird Hunting 101” seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

What’s the county up to?

RBC I As we approach the end of third quarter of 2014, employees and elected officials of Rio Blanco County continue to accomplish many capital improvement projects, planning processes and advocate for our county and residents.

Elams play well in couples golf

phmkgolf george tee off

MEEKER I The annual couples golf tournament was played at the Meeker Golf Course last weekend, with a field of 20 teams from three states representing several regional courses.

All steel in place at new hospital site

During part of Friday’s tour, Ken Harman, right, the CEO of Pioneers Medical Center, reviews the floor plan for the hospital facility with Alan Michalewicz, left, the manager of White River Electric Coop. Hospital and construction personnel helped lead the tour of the facility, slated for and on schedule to open in August 2015.

RBC I Construction on the new Pioneers Medical Center facility continues to be on time and on budget. All steel is set and work has begun to construct the outside walls. “We are thrilled with the progress of the project,” says Ken Harman, the CEO of Pioneers Medical Center. “Our next goal is to have […]

CPW offers ‘Elk Hunting 101’

RBC I Cooler mornings and changing weather signal that the hunting seasons are approaching quickly. Eager hunters are preparing themselves and their equipment in anticipation of one of the most exciting times of the year for sportsmen and women.

Chamber executives…


The Montrose Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual Western Slope Chamber Executive Meeting on July 29 at the Bridges Golf Course and Country Club. Topics discussed were ballot initiatives, oil and gas, membership, industry trends, and events and fundraisers. Top row, left to right, are chamber executives: Stephanie Kobald

Supermoon aglow…


On Sunday night there was a ‘supermoon’ over Rio Blanco County. That occurs when the moon is closes to earth, and it appears larger when it rises and when it has a reddish-orange tint to it. The next supermoon and the last one of the year is scheduled in the

Volleyball begins…


Although the Rangely High School volleyball team does not have a match scheduled until the end of August, the team started practice Monday, a week before the start of the school year.