Deep Creek, part of Flat Tops, is recognized by Forest Service act

RBC I On July 9, after seven years of intensive collaborative, public involvement and more than 30 years since local citizens first championed the idea, the White River National Forest released a decision that the first 11 miles of Deep Creek, located on the southeastern corner of the Flat Tops plateau, is suitable to receive […]

Dates set for free BMS, MHS sports physicals

MEEKER I Klark Kindler, the new athletic director at Meeker High School, announced Friday the dates for free athletic exams for Barone Middle School and Meeker High School. All student athletes who will be entering interscholastic sports this fall at either school will need to have had their physicals before the start of athletics. According […]

Rangely Hurricane swim team preps for championships as season nears its close

The Rangely Hurricane swim team had 34 out for the team this year and several of them will swim in the Western Slope Championships this weekend in Grand Junction. Swimming for the Hurricanes are; Ethan Hacking (6), Annika Cantrell (9), Grady Aguirre (7), Camryn Strain (6), Ryleigh Jones (8), Mary Scoggins (11), Corbin Lucero (10), Tanner Strain (9), Makenzie Manchester (10), Macy Morgan (9), Timothy Scoggins (11), Deacon Jones (7), Brent Cantrell (11), Peyton Armstrong (8), Andrew Slack (10), Jackson Aguirre (9), Patrick Scoggins (15), Colton Noel (11), Jeffery Slack (9), Travis Coats (12) and Doug Slack (6). Not pictured are: James Scoggins (18, he left for Navy boot camp earlier in July), Kenzie Varner (10), Alivia Green (7), Zek Gianinetti (8), Nora Gianinetti (10), Emilee Barnes (9), Tyson Barnes (7), Anna Forbes (15), Elena Forbes (15), Joseph McKay (10), Caleb Noel (15) and Chloe Noel (7).

RANGELY I More than 30 kids went out for the Hurricane swim team, and, for almost half of them, this was their first year on the team. Many of them will swim in the Western Slope Championships this weekend in Grand Junction and the season will wrap up with a team party on July 21.

Young Timers at Lake Avery on July 26

MEEKER | Fishing, swimming and hiking is the next meet up for the Meeker Young Timers. Those interested are urged to join the group at Lake Avery for the next group gathering on July 26. If you want to carpool or need a ride, call Danyel at the Meeker Chamber, 970-878-5510, or email her at […]

Letter to the Editor: Caution on offers to print grant deeds, assessment profiles

Dear Editor: We have heard from several people in the community who have received solicitations from a company called Record Transfer Services. They are offering a copy of your current Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile.

Truck pull…

The diesel exhaust was pouring out of this truck at the tractor and trailer pull Thursday night during Range Call at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. Driver of the diesel was Rod Smith of Grand Junction.

Outfitters threatened by minimum wage order; exemption sought

RBC I For more than 40 years, Mike Cottingham has been sending teenagers into national parks, forests and wilderness areas for multi-week backcountry outings. They run rapids, ride horseback and summit some of the West’s most famous peaks. But Cottingham believes he will be forced out of business by a new Obama administration requirement to […]

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

Community Appreciation Day on Saturday

MEEKER | The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District is showing its appreciation for the support it has received throughout the year with Community Appreciation Day on Saturday.


MEEKER I A truck pictured in last week’s Herald Times in the Range Call Truck and Tractor Pull was misidentified. The truck belongs to Brandon Simmons of Meeker. We regret the error.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all for kind thoughts, deeds

Dear Editor: Edna Mae and Kim Gould, the Tod Gould Family, Julie McCrary and families, the Kelly Crawford Family, the Donald Hobbs Family and Carole O’Connor want to express our sincere appreciation to everyone. We all are deeply missing our son, husband, dad, brother, uncle and our beloved “Papa Mike.”

Workplace drugs to be topic of luncheon

MEEKER I The next Meeker Chamber of Commerce’s local Business Leader Luncheon will be held Friday featuring a free barbecue lunch from 1 to 2 p.m., hosted by Rocky Mountain Toxicology at their office at 73544 Highway 64 (the old BLM Building).