Phelan learns D.C. life on WREA tour

Jacob Phelan

MEEKER I Jacob Phelan of Meeker recently participated in the electric cooperative Washington D.C., Youth Tour program sponsored by White River Electric.

Sweet concert…


Chris Cagle brought folks to their feet several times during his headlining performance at the Range Call concert on Saturday night.

Death Notice: Rayola Rust

Rayola Lee Boren Rust, 58, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home in Meeker.

Belize project slideshow July 17

MEEKER I The Meeker High School students who participated in the Belize Dolphin Ecology Project will host a public slide show of their expedition on July 17. The students will be present for the show, which will held at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Meeker Library.

Sportsman’s Club shoot…


Above, Sage Preston tries her luck with a bow as part of the Jon Wangnild Memorial Shoot on Saturday at the Meeker Sportsman’s Club range south of Meeker.

HopeWest scores perfect survey by state

MEEKER I HopeWest recently had an unannounced, onsite survey that takes place every five to seven years for hospice organizations in Colorado. HopeWest, which has a branch in Meeker, received perfect results.

Bank robbery re-enactment…


J.H. Sheridan, far left, holds up his hands as he is approached by robber Jim Shirley (partially hidden) in Saturday’s re-enactment of the Oct. 13, 1896, robbery of the Bank of Meeker.

From My Window… County was great place to be for Fourth of July

Another busy weekend just passed, and if someone in either Meeker or Rangely said there was nothing to do, their heads were certainly buried in the deep grasses growing abundantly around Rio Blanco County. The one regret I have for the weekend is that I was not able to make both celebrations. I was pretty […]

Meeker likely to vote again on fluoridated water treatment

MEEKER I Town of Meeker water operations supervisor Tobey Willey recently informed the Meeker Board of Trustees that the town’s fluoride monitoring equipment is currently not working and therefore fluoride cannot be added to the water system.

For visitors and locals, Range Call weekend was success

All excited at the Chris Cagle concert on Saturday night during Range Call, Josh Simmons, 3, of Meeker was just a little bummed out because he had just broken the stick that held his American flag. However, after taking a break following Damsel’s performance at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, he was raring to get back and watch Cagle’s set.

MEEKER I The main three days of the annual Meeker Range Call were impressive to visitors and fun for locals over the past Thursday through Saturday night, and a few newcomers who were just passing through said they would make a point of returning on the Fourth of July weekend next year.

USDA reminder: Acreage reports due July 15

RBC I U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Leland Swenson reminds agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops in Colorado.


Rangely residents were able to enjoy a great fireworks display on Friday, and their show is always enhanced as the hundreds of viewers also have the double image cast as the fireworks explode in their splendor over Kenney Reservoir.