Death Notice: Delbert Schmidt

Delbert L. Schmidt, 82, of Montrose and Maybell, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose.

Coach’s team captures golf classic; Cowboy gridders play host to Rye

Jake Shelton uses a baseball bat to swing at a golf ball off the No. 1 tee box at the Meeker Golf Course, site of the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament, a fundraiser for the MHS football program. The Cowboys will host the Rye Thunderbolts Saturday in Starbuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School football team had two-a-days last week, then Saturday it hosted the 10th annual Cowboy Kickoff Classic golf tournament. This Saturday it will host Rye in Starbuck Stadium in the first football game of the season.

Local event celebrates anniversary of Wilderness Act

RBC I A celebration of “50 Years Wild” to commemorate the anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and a half-century of wild and special places, area residents and visitors are invited to an afternoon of wilderness education, primitive skills demonstrations, live music and food. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday on the […]

Hunting, fishing photos wanted


RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

Familiar teams playing for co-ed softball championship

The 2014 Coed Softball League tournament has started and just like the season, any team can win. Rangely’s Clark Edwards, playing for Prater’s Plumbing (the No. 3 seed) get Ace Hardware’s Shiloh May out at first in a semifinal game Monday. Ace, the defending champs, lost to Prater’s and dropped into the consolation bracket and Prater’s advanced in the championship bracket of the double elimination tournament.

RBC I The regular season is over, the tournament has started and the championship game was played last night between familiar foes, the defending champions, Ace Trucking of Meeker and last year’s runners-up from Rangely, Prater’s Plumbing and Heating.

From My Window… Students: Get the most from your education; thoughts on Dr. Bob

Schools are back in session. As a small child, this was the highlight of the year. Even though the youngest of seven siblings, I was bored. I was also pretty excited to see my friends again. Besides, I actually liked my teachers — all nuns at a Catholic school in Colorado Springs.

Friday Night Lights…

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The lights will be on at Yeager Field this Friday, when the Rangely High School Panthers host the Del Norte Tigers. Head coach Paul Fortunato is excited about the season.

Obituary: Allen W. Rice

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetary Chapel in Casper, Wyo., for Allen W. Rice of Spring, Texas.

School year under way in RBC towns

RBC I The summer fun and frolic is over for the school-aged youths of Rio Blanco County as students in Rangely and Meeker reported back to school this week for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Broadband meeting this morning

RBC | An open public meeting will be held today at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker to discuss broadband initiatives and progress in Rio Blanco County. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.

Trappers Lake: Serenity that is wilderness (Part 3 of 3)

Above, the colorful backdrop shows off its true colors behind the reflective waters of Trappers Lake, located in far northeast Rio Blanco County. The lake has played a big role in the establishment of the national Wilderness Act of 1964, which turns 50 years old this summer.

MEEKER I Trappers Lake was not among the places protected by the Wilderness Act upon its passage in 1964. Rather, the creation of a Flat Tops Wilderness Area that included the lake exemplified how the Wilderness Act guided the wilderness debate during the late 20th century.

Classifieds: Aug. 21, 2014

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