Kolbi Franklin competed at the the Northern International Livestock Expo (NILE) in October in Billings, Mont., where she won grand champion market steer and was reserve champion intermediate showman.

Flag football…


The Denver Broncos had a bye week on Oct. 25 so some of the guys on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely took the game into their own hands and spent the mostly sunny afternoon playing some flag football.

Letter to the Editor: Key thanks supporters

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the voters of Rangely. I just wanted to send a thank you to all those who voted in this last election.

HopeWest offers grief support group

MEEKER I HopeWest-Meeker is offering “Mending Hearts,” a structured 10-week adult grief support group that is open to anyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Rangely Community Gardens wraps up fruitful season

From left: Kasen Aguirre, Jackson Aguirre, Matthew Morgan and Grady Aguirre haul a cartload of pumpkins during the Rangely Community Gardens’ October pumpkin giveaway. More than 800 pumpkins were given away free during the event.

RANGELY I The Rangely Community Gardens wrapped up a diverse and fruitful season this month with its annual pumpkin giveaway to all children in Rangely and Dinosaur.

Junior judges…


The Western Rio Blanco County Junior 4-H Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings on Oct. 12, finishing in third place overall. Members of team are, from left: AJ Garner, Del Garner, Raelynn Norman and Cia Buxton. Raelynn Norman swept awards in every category and was named Reserve High Individual, […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Dorsett

Dear Editor: Thanks very much to all who entrusted me with their votes to the Meeker Board of Education. I will do my best to represent the Meeker community as a member of the school board. Robert Dorsett, MD Meeker

Rangely to host first Polar Plunge on the Western Slope

RANGELY I In November, supporters of Special Olympics Colorado will gather at Kenney Reservoir for the first ever Polar Plunge held on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Meeker Cowboys head into the second round of playoffs

Cowboy statistician Bobby Shelton watches his son T.J. fly past him on his way to a 64-yard touchdown against the Platte Canyon Huskies, in the first round of the 1A Colorado State football playoffs. Shelton scored three touchdowns and rushed for 225 yards against the Huskies. Shelton—who has rushed for 1,691 yards so far this season—and his teammates will host the No. 2 Resurrection Christian Cougars on Saturday in Starbuck Stadium.

MEEKER I “We have been here before and the games get tougher every week,” Meeker head football coach Shane Phelan said after his team defeated the Platte Canyon Huskies 32-20 in the first round of the 2015, 1A Colorado State Football playoffs last Saturday in Bailey. The Cowboys will host the No. 2 seeded, Resurrection […]

Community Calendar: Nov. 12-18

• Science Friday with Doc Bob. Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. • Winter Line-Up Registration begins Nov. 16. Make sure you get your spot in the classes you want for the Winter session of ERBM Recreation & Park District programs! Visit www. for a complete listing of […]

From My Window: Connecting Veterans Day and Thanksgiving; Broncos loss a temporary setback

We are caught today between Veterans Day, which was Wednesday, and Thanksgiving, which is in two weeks. Are they related? Could they be? Should they be?

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ production starts tonight

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, will present Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Meeker High School auditorium. Tonight and Friday, the performances will take place at 7 p.m., and there will be […]