Cattledog Trials underway…


The inaugural five-day Meeker Classic National Cattledog Association Cattledog Trials began bright and early on Wednesday morning, and the first team to begin the scoring action was Steve Wight of Bancroft, Idaho, and his well-known partner Levi, seen above steering his three cows toward the No. 5 gate.

Classifieds: June 16, 2016

Ads for 06/16/16 ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or subscription to (970)878-4016 or email to: RIO BLANCO Masonic Lodge #80 meets 2nd and 4th Thursday, […]

Sign up now for Fourth of July Parade

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is signing up entries for the annual 2016 Meeker Fourth of July Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the Fourth.

WREA holds annual photo contest

MEEKER I Attention photographers, the White River Electric Association is beginning its annual photo contest. This is a chance to showcase your photography on the cover of the 71st annual meeting report and poster. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place and the photos must be taken within the White River Electric Association’s […]

Wide variety of events at TANK for solstice week

RANGELY I For the Friends of the TANK, hosting a week’s worth of celebratory events at the formally christened TANK Center for Sonic Arts is a culmination of sorts.

From the Superintendent: Learning how MSD evaluates its teachers and principals

MEEKER I Some in our community may remember Senate Bill 191, passed in 2010, that fundamentally changed the way teachers and principals in Colorado are evaluated. Since that time, school districts across the state, including Meeker, have allocated a great deal of time to ensure that the implementation of the law provided a fair evaluation […]

Rangely Hurricanes swimmers fare well competing at home

RANGELY I The Rangely Hurricanes hosted the Hurricanes’ Icebreaker Meet on Saturday 4 at the Western Rio Blanco Recreation pool. There were three teams that came and competed. It was a great meet to get back into the swing of competing without feeling overwhelmed, and it is a great first meet for the younger swimmers.

Obituary: Ernie Melvin Coats

Ernie Coats

Ernie Melvin Coats, 81, died May 29, 2016, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Ernie was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Meeker, Colo., the son of Milo Melvin Coats and Edna Lucille (Hart) Coats. Ernie was graduated from Meeker High School and the Army Corps of Engineers School with highest honors.

National Cattledog Trials offer something for those of all ages

Man and his dog will face off against the yearling cows beginning on Wednesday morning as the Second Annual National Cattledog Association Championships start their five-day run at Meeker’s Ute Park. Last year’s one-day event went so well the championships, which pit handler and border collie against cow, has expanded this year to five days of dogs, cattle, food, art, crafts and music.

MEEKER I The scene at Ute Park, just west of Meeker city limits, has changed dramatically in anticipation of the 2016 Meeker Classic NCA National Cattledog Finals.

32nd annual WREA Golf Tourney slated for Meeker on June 16-17

MEEKER I The 32nd annual White River Golf Tournament is now signing up players for the two-day event, slated for June 16-17 at Meeker Golf Course.

Obituary: Trevor Allen McCoy

Trevor McCoy

Trevor Allen McCoy, 29, and independent welder/fabricator and owner of TM Welding, LLC, went to be home with his Lord on Monday, May 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Old Timers’ celebration: longest married

There is a lot of oral history, good food, great conversation and fun dancing on hand at the annual Rio Blanco County Pioneer Association’s Old Timers’ events, held Saturday for the 104th year. Part of the celebration is to acknowledge the couple that has been married the longest. Married for 62 years, young couple Dale and Emmy Lou Frisby took top honors among the nearly full house who enjoyed the events.