Letter to the Editor: Whites endorse Tracy for Senate

Dear Editor: We’re both former Colorado Republican Senators, and we’re voting for Emily Tracy for Colorado Senate. Emily is a Democrat, but it’s not about partisanship: it’s about protecting our lands, our rural values and having someone who actually listens to us in the Senate. Share on Facebook

Cowboys start running clock early

MEEKER I When a team takes a 40-point lead against another in a Colorado high school football game, the “mercy clock” begins running continually for the losing team and last Friday in Starbuck Stadium the Cowboys started the running clock in the first half against the Grand Valley Cardinals to remain undefeated in six games. […]

Days Gone By…

Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • Tuesday was Columbus Day. Nobody would have known or suspected it, if our banks hadn’t be closed for the day. This Day business is getting to be a good deal of d— –n farce. Share on Facebook


Eddie Atwood and Alice Norvell of Meeker were married in Grand Junction, Colo., on Oct. 7, 2016. Share on Facebook

Broadband project moves closer to completion

RBC I A crane visible on the top of Lobo Mountain in Meeker Friday marked another milestone toward the completion of countywide broadband optic internet access. The crane installed the framework for a new fiber-fed tower, which, when “lit,” will give residents within an eight-mile radius access to wireless broadband internet. Share on Facebook

News Briefs: Oct. 13

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks from rural school team

Dear Editor: Just want to thank you for all the pictures and articles you have put in about Coal Creek School the last few weeks. Your help with the winners of the rubber ducky race was great. You saved us all. It was an adventure for all of us but people loved it. We still […]

Editor’s Column: Collaboration

The word for the week is collaboration, which has come up in multiple (otherwise unrelated) conversations and meetings. What is collaboration? It’s what the county’s IT department accomplished in 2014 when they successfully negotiated the broadband project that will bring Rio Blanco County into the lead in regard to internet access. It’s what the Rio […]


Adalee Grace Ball bounced into this world weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 oz., and 19 inches long on Sept. 4, 2016. She was born at 12:31 p.m. at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Her proud parents are Caleb and Marisa Ball of Greeley. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Kellie Tovar […]

TANK features Days of Sonic Learning, Eckert concert as season winds down

RANGELY I Days of Sonic Learning activities for more than 100 Rangely children, senior citizens and college students took place at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts Sept. 25-27, followed by Grammy-award winning artist Rinde Eckert performing in the space Friday, Sept. 30. Share on Facebook

RHS Homecoming…

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Trail closures at Lost Solar lifted

MEEKER I Recent snow in the Flat Tops Wilderness has cooled much of the Lost Solar Fire, enabling the White River National Forest to lift the safety closure that has been in effect since mid-September. Share on Facebook