State Habitat Partnership Program taking grant applications now

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program is now accepting applications for $500,000 in Habitat Improvement Grants to fund large-scale habitat projects across Colorado.

RJHS gridders continue winning streak

RANGELY I The Rangely Junior High School football team completed its four-game home stand by defeating North Park Middle School by an impressive 50-20 score on Friday afternoon.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ learning experience returning to Rangely

Parkview Elementary School staff and faculty in Rangely will host the second annual expanded and improved ‘A Night At Hogwarts’ on Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per family or $3 for individuals and can be purchased in advance right now in the main office at Parkview. Last year’s event was a great success and, this year, organizers are expecting at least 200 people, if not more.

RANGELY I A Night At Hogwarts returns to Parkview Elementary School on Oct. 24 with more wizardry and magic planned for children and families this year.

Bull elk…


JML Outfitters packed out this bull elk, shot with a bow and arrow by Craig Stanke of St. Louis, Mo., within this past week. Marie Haskett of JML Outfitters in Meeker said this was the biggest bull she has ever seen coming out of the Flat Tops.

CNCC Spartan rodeo team ends session sixth in the nation

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartan rodeo team wrapped up its fall season in Logan, Utah, at the Utah State University Invitational, but some members turned in impressive performances before riding off into the sunset for the season.

Autumn palette…


Between shadows caused by heavy rain clouds on Saturday evening shone this potpourri of color in the sunshine below the Ripple Creek area about 40 miles east of Meeker. Nearly all colors of the autumn palette can be seen in this photo, taken minutes before a downpour at the upper



Tanner Ridgeway of Meeker is seen here after a successful bear hunt with his dad, D.J. Ridgeway. Tanner killed the bear with a .243 caliber rifle in the Miller Creek area east of Meeker.

Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ E. McKune

Bob McKune

Robert “Bob” E. McKune, 90, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., passed away Sept. 27, 2014. He was born March 30, 1924, to Clarence and Bessie McKune in Gravity, Iowa.

Foot clinic to be held Tuesday

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at The Pines apartments, 875 Water St.

Letter to the Editor: Importance of school mill levy override

Dear Editor: The Meeker Board of Education (BOE) would like to ask for your support in the upcoming mill levy override request. This will be issue 3A on the ballot.

RHS Panthers lose Homecoming football game to Soroco Rams

It was a tough tackle administered by Rangely’s Luis Contreras, No. 24, as he puts a good hit on the Soroco runner on Friday night as part of Rangely’s Homecoming events. Unfortunately, the Rams spoiled the Panthers’ Homecoming by a 18-10 margin, and injuries continue to plague Rangely.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School Panthers lost their second football game of the season and more players to injury in the 2014 Homecoming game on Yeager Field on Friday.

Now is a good time to get your flu shot

RBC I During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies.