CNCC Graduation 2015…

Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George opened the 2015 CNCC commencement ceremony. Terri Wilczek also spoke to the students about the importance of scholarships and what they mean.

Cattledog trials set for Meeker

MEEKER I For 29 years, sheepdog trials have been a common sight in Meeker, but on June 7, 40 cattledogs and their handlers will meet at Ute Park for the inaugural Meeker Classic Cattledog Trial.

Milk Creek Gazebo…

Jake Smith and Dillon Frantz were honored Monday at the Meeker High School awards assembly by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society for volunteer assistance with the construction and installation of the decorative railing and filigree at the Milk Creek (Thornburgh) Battleground Memorial gazebo on County Road 15. Industrial arts instructor Zach Clatterbaugh was also honored for the work as were Caleb Bradford, Ty Gibson, Dade Heck, Tyler Ilgen, Jake Nielsen, Cody Nielsen, Connor Pfister and Levi Dinwiddie.

Meeker customer service seminar set for May 28

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce will offer a useful seminar for local small businesses on customer service, focusing on how to deal with an upset or agitated customer or employee. On May 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Kilowatt Corner, 233 6th St., a presentation by Tom Gangel of Mind Springs Health in Meeker […]

Appreciation…

Phil Mass of Family Automotive in Meeker, right, presented this handmade etched duplicate of a firefighter’s badge to Vaughn Moody on Monday evening at the Meeker fire station. Moody was the first Meeker Fire and Rescue responder to a recent accident south of Meeker, and he helped save Mass’s granddaughter, Brittany, and his then-unborn great-granddaughter, Scarlett, second from left, and Brittany’s husband, Andrew Lawrence, left, who were in an accident on April 17, when the family vehicle slid off Highway 13 and the mother and daughter were trapped in the vehicle below the embankment. The plaque, handmade by grandfather Phil Mass, honors all those responsible for helping at the scene and making certain that no one was injured.

‘Free the Girls’ non-profit seeks bra donations

RANGELY I It’s more than a catchy double entendre. It’s doing something about the nearly 22 million women and children being held as slaves worldwide, many of them as pawns in prostitution rings and sex trafficking.

Meeker Mayor Halandras praises all teachers on National Teacher’s Day

MEEKER I On May 5, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras read into the record at the Meeker Town Council meeting that May 5 “is a day for all the citizens of Meeker, whether or not we have children in school, to appreciate the hard work, dedication and selfless nature of our educators.

Letter to the Editor: Women reminded to get annual health screenings this week

Dear Editor: National Women’s Health Week runs May 10-16, and women are reminded to have health screens this week every year.

Seat belt enforcement to toughen

RBC I Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for more than half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.

Dinosaur National Monument extends hours of operation for summer season

This wall of fossils is just one of the many attractions to be found at Dinosaur National Monument, which is taking part in the National Park Service’s Find Your Park program this year. Dinosaur is also moving toward its own centennial, coming around in 2016.

DINOSAUR I Current hours of operation at the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. On weekdays, visitors drive their own cars directly up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall until May 21. On Saturdays and Sundays, a free shuttle runs to the quarry every 15 minutes. The Canyon […]

MHS and BMS concert Monday

MEEKER | Jeff Hemingson, the director of choral and instrumental music at Meeker High School and Barone Middle School, has announced that the combined spring choir and band concert will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium.

Signed…

Raul Lopez, a senior at Meeker High School, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans next year after turning in an outstanding year playing for the MHS Cowboys. The MHS point guard led the Cowboys with most points scored and most assists, and he was named player of the year in the NW League. Lopez will also play in all-state games in June. From left to right are MHS assistant coach Matt Dupire, Lopez and head basketball coach Klark Kindler.