Meeker baseball team victorious at home but falls prey on road

With Meeker shortstop Hunter Garcia backing him up, second-baseman Trapper Merrifield caught the throw from catcher Ty Gibson and prepares to put the tag on a Roaring Fork baserunner. The Cowboys beat the Rams 14-4 in the first home game of the season played in Paintbrush Park on April 7. The Cowboys’ next home game is April 21, against the Grand Valley Cardinals.

MEEKER I The Meeker varsity and junior varsity baseball teams have played several games the past two weeks, including two at home and two against the No. 1-ranked team in the state, with another tough doubleheader scheduled for Friday in Hotchkiss.

CNCC Business of the Year…

During the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Dinner on Saturday night, held to raise funds for scholarships, CNCC President Russell George, left, presented Chris England, right, with the plaque for Business of the Year to Rangely True Value Hardware. England was representing True Value owner Roger Polley, who is on the board of CNCC.

CNCC Person of the Year…

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Board member Sam Tolley, left, thanks and congratulates CNCC President Russell George, right, on his service to the college at the CNCC Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday. Moments later, George named Tolley the CNCC Person of the Year for all his help.

Western Exposures Realty adds Alex Plumb to team

Alex Plumb

MEEKER I Western Exposures Realty LLC is pleased to welcome new associate broker Alex Plumb to the real estate team.

Letter to the Editor: Enefit oil project may benefit Rangely—local help needed

Dear Editor: On May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting at the Rangely Recreation Center on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a utility corridor from Bonanza to Enefit America Oil’s property on Rabbit Mountain.

Deserado donation…


Deserado Mine donated $2,000 to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night at the CNCC annual Foundation Dinner. The money is earmarked for scholarships at the college. From left to right are: CNCC Foundation Board member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; Foundation Board President Ann Brady; longtime board member Peggy Rector; Jeff […]

4-H IFYE ambassador in Meeker, seeks hosts

Jennifer Johnston

MEEKER I Last week, the CSU Extension Office in Meeker hosted Jennifer Johnston with the 4-H IFYE Program. IFYE, or International 4-H Youth Exchange, is an international exchange program where participants ages 19-30 visit a foreign country for three to six months, living and working with host families, gaining a unique perspective about other cultures.

Beware: Colorado bears emerging from dens

RBC I Colorado’s bears have begun emerging from hibernation across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, charged with perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, reminds outdoor recreationists, city dwellers and rural homeowners to be responsible and take steps to minimize contact with bears.

Starting a new business topic of April 28 workshop

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County will offer two subjects in a workshop related to starting a new business in Colorado on April 28.

Public invited to MHS Prom

MEEKER I The Junior Class of Meeker High School invites the public to “A Shabby Chic Prom” on Saturday, April 23. The Grand March will begin at 8:30 p.m. and proceed from the Meeker Cafe to the Hugus Building, where the 2016 Prom dance will be held. The dance will run from 9 p.m. to […]

Chevron donation…


Chevron presented a $20,000 check to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night for the college scholarship fund. With the check are, from left: CNCC Foundation member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; longtime board member Peggy Rector, Cary Baird of Chevron; Foundation Board Chairman Ann Brady; Marques Jones of Chevron; and CNCC […]

Obituary: Eddie Langford

Eddie Floyd Langford

Eddie Floyd Langford, III, was born Aug. 21, 1955, in Henrietta, Texas, the son of Joyce and Salty Langford. Eddie and his family lived in many states before settling in Florida as their home. Eddie grew up competing in cutting horse shows and junior rodeos, following his parents in the horse training profession.