Homecoming events under way at MHS

MEEKER I Homecoming activities are happening all week at Meeker High School. Events started Monday and culminate in a volleyball match and Homecoming dance Saturday.

Shelton’s 248 yards, strong second half lead to MHS win

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MEEKER I Cowboy junior running back T.J. Shelton rushed for 248 yards and three touchdowns against the Bruins in Cedaredge on Friday to help his team come from behind and win the league contest 40-27.

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Still time to enter VFW ‘Voice of Democracy’ competition

MEEKER I Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is one of the VFW halls nationally taking part in the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition for students nationally. This year’s topic is: “Why Veterans are important to our Nation’s History and Future,” and the competition has an entry deadline of Nov. 1.

Register for Meeker CNCC

MEEKER I Need help with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these fall classes.

Hunters warned of tularemia risks

RBC I October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado, and as the number of human tularemia cases in our state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year.

Rangely rainbow…

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After a good soaking much of the day on the last Sunday of the summer, the clouds parted enough late in the day to allow this rainbow to form over Rangely. It rained again that evening and on Monday to make for some good precipitation as autumn officially began.

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate dives in August

RBC I After more than six months in a row in which the Rio Blanco County unemployment rate fell by one-tenth (.1) of a percent, that good news was magnified several times by the county unemployment rate for August.

State warns of rabies in skunks

RBC I Although 2014 numbers won’t be complete until year’s end, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data show the number of confirmed animal rabies cases has declined from an average of 187 cases in 2012 and 2013 to 107 cases thus far in 2014.

MHS distance runners find difficult competition on steep slopes in Aspen

MEEKER I Aspen High School hosted the Meeker High School cross country team at the Chris Severy Invitational on Saturday with a tough course and some tough competition.

Bucks in town…

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Not too worried about having their photo taken or too nervous about nearby humans walking around, these two bucks, still in velvet, were seen grazing on the grass and weeds in this field at 11th and Cleveland streets in Meeker recently. It is that time of year again when deer

Broadband a must for growth within RBC

RBC I Rio Blanco County voters will be asked to cast a vote on a ballot question 1A in the November election. Adoption by voters is pivotal to the success of future RBC broadband implementation and subsequent economic development.