Scholarship opportunity…

Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is taking part in the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. The grand prize is $30,000. All high school students can apply. For more information, contact Meeker VFW Cmdr. David Cole at 970-878-5326 (home); 303-249-3700 (cell); or

Playing backwards in Meeker golf tournament doesn’t hurt Watt, Theos

The nine-hole Meeker Golf Course, which is played backwards in the annual Frostbite tournament, was in great condition for the final tournament of the season.

MEEKER I The Frostbite 2014, which is the final golf tournament of the season, was held Saturday at the Meeker Golf Course and followed by the annual membership dinner/meeting.

BMS volleyball…

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The Barone Middle School seventh grade girls’ volleyball team won its season-ending tournament during the weekend, defeating the other four teams in the competition—Steamboat Springs, Craig, Hayden and Rangely.

Golden…

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There is no question that autumn is surrounding us in Rio Blanco County or that the great precipitation this summer and fall has added to the bright colors surrounding us. This tree, located at the end of Kennedy Drive in Rangely, is one of the bright golden displays not commonly

Suggestions on caring for wet and soggy hay

RBC I Rain this year has been wonderful for the recovery of drought-damaged range land, but not all hay was put up in great shape. Remember, when plants are cut for hay, they do not immediately die. Dry matter loss of 5 percent per inch of rain is possible. As long as moisture is above […]

Letter to the Editor: In favor of mill levy override

Dear Editor: I would like to share my support for the Meeker School District mill levy override—ballot question 3A—in the upcoming election.

Rangely gridders fall, have bye week

It was a tough night for the Rangely Panthers as they lost 50-6 to Norwood on Friday night. However, it was a good night for Rangely’s Kiki Ruiz, carrying the ball above, who gained 98 of Rangely’s 127 total yards in the defeat. The Panthers have a bye week this weekend, affording the team some time to recover from injuries.

RANGELY I The Norwood Mavericks remained undefeated in eight games after defeating the Rangely High School Panther football team on Yeager Field by a 50-6 score on Friday.

Guest Editorial: MACC endorses college credit for arts curriculum

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council has endorsed and encouraged the new National Core Arts Standards as provided by the Educational Theatre Association (EDTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society, recognizing outstanding high school and middle school students in the performing arts), and has provided information on the National Core Arts Theatre Standards.

Letter to the Editor: Taxes a bit higher than thought, but support still there

Dear Editor: This week, ballots are set to arrive in mailboxes all over Colorado. The people of Meeker will have the opportunity to vote not just for state-level positions and decisions, but for one that impacts every member of our community.

Get your flu shots now

RBC I “Since flu season is unpredictable, we recommend getting vaccinated as early as you can; it’s important to get vaccinated before outbreaks occur since it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective,” said Dr. Rachel Herlily, deputy director of the department’s Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.

Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Rangely’s Bob and Ginny Dunker celebrate 55th anniversary

Although Bob and Virginia “Ginny” Dunker couldn’t have known they would celebrate their 55th year of marriage at Eagle Crest Assisted Living in Rangely, they are discovering the benefits of sharing this phase of life together.

RANGELY I Two recliners stand sentinel in the small living room apartment, a coffee table between them. On and above the table are mementos of two lives with more time together than apart: photos of long-grown children, a shared box of tissues and matching floral coffee cups that double as decorations.