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Historical fund team members to visit Meeker

MEEKER I This summer, the History Colorado State Historical Fund outreach team has been traveling across the state to give presentations on grant opportunities for local historic preservation projects, including an upcoming meeting in Meeker.

Letter to the Editor: Support for plein air art competition appreciated

Dear Editor: I would like to extend a sincere thank you and heartfelt gratitude to JoAnn Goss-Gardner and Stephanie Kobald at the Meeker Chamber of Commerce for their efforts in organizing Meeker Plein Air during Range Call.

Geese in the garden…

Wanting to keep things natural and stay away from pesticides, Elizabeth Robinson Wiley is helping out the Community Gardens in Rangely with organic control. A gaggle of geese is being utilized at the gardens to keep things as nature has made them.

Obituary: Glen Paul Papez

Glen Paul Papez

Glen Paul Papez, 58, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

Meeker United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor, David Petty

Pastor David Petty, joined by his wife, Amberly, and two children, James, 6, and Rachel, 3, is the new pastor at Meeker United Methodist Church. A year ago they packed and left Southern California for Denver so David could attend Iliff School of Theology, the same school his father had attended to become a Methodist minister for 43 years. This summer they were delighted to accept the pastorate at Meeker United Methodist Church. They are excited to experience the small-town dynamic, and in their spare time they are thrilled to be in an area that allows them to enjoy many outdoor activities.

MEEKER I The past year has been a bit of a whirlwind for Pastor David Petty and his family. In August 2015, they packed all their belongings and moved from Southern California to Denver to allow David to pursue an education at the Iliff School of Theology, the same school his father had attended in […]

Better City: Center for Outdoor Adventure in the works with wide focus

MEEKER I Prior to the regularly scheduled Meeker Town Board meeting on Aug. 2, representatives from Better City presented a completed feasibility study for the Center for Outdoor Adventure, one aspect of their strategic plan to revitalize the local economy.

Dinosaur staff to host Josie’s Cabin open house

DINO I Monument staff, volunteers and community partners will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the historic homestead of Josie Bassett, found at the end of Cub Creek Road in Dinosaur National Monument.

Rangely couples fare well in classic

RANGELY I Nineteen couples from the Western Slope of Colorado and eastern Utah played in the annual Couples Classic golf tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course during the weekend, and after two days of competition, it was the hometown couples taking the majority of the top spots. Couples from Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, Rangely […]

Obituary: Edna Mae Gould

Edna Mae Gould

Edna Mae Gould, 92, with family by her side, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo. She had been in residence there since May 19, 2015.

Rangely 8-10 Champs…

Rangely’s 8-to-10-year-old Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District-sponsored baseball team won the league championship for the year and finished the season with a team title and a 7-1 record. Pictured in front are: Landson Carlson, Hudson Torsell, Zeek Gianinetti, Grady Aguirre and Jeren Blankenship. In the second row are: Dylan Smuts, Kobey Chism, Marcos Quintana, Bryce Lambros, Landon Williams, Jaxson Torsell and Jackson Aguirre. In the back row are coaches Casey Aguirre, Michael Chism and Ryan Torsell.

County Fair is a lot of fun but a lot of work for all involved

The 2016 edition of the Rio Blanco County Fair is over. That is a mixed blessing because the event is fun to cover, but not a lot of fun to follow up on.