Entries sought for lamb cook-off

MEEKER I The Culinary Taste of Lamb Cook-off, held in conjunction with the art reception at the Wilber Barn today from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature lamb recipes prepared by vendors at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog trials.

Rangely Panthers trounce Mancos 40-6, still undefeated

Rangely Panther running back Ethan Allred (45) breaks the line to gain some of the 101 yards on 16 carries that he earned during Rangely’s 40-6 defeat of Mancos on Friday. For the game, Allred also added two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. On Friday, the Rangely gridders will head south for a non-league contest against the Dove Creek Bulldogs.

RANGELY I After a 40-6 whipping of the Mancos Bluejays on Yeager Field the previous weekend, the Rangely Panther football team is currently undefeated. This week, the Panthers will play their first game away from home, traveling to Dove Creek.

Meeker Cowboys pound the Roaring Fork Rams with 46-0 victory at home

Meeker’s defense smothered the Roaring Fork Rams on the field and on the scoreboard, shutting out the 2A Rams, 46-0. The Cowboys will travel to Dove Creek to play the 2A Bulldogs on Friday.

MEEKER I The results were different this year than last, when the Meeker Cowboy football team played the 2A Roaring Fork Rams, as the Meeker Cowboys shut out the Rams, 46-0, in Starbuck Stadium on Friday.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials have started, run through Sunday

The Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials got off to an early start on Wednesday, and will continue through the finals on Sunday at Ute Park, located on the west end of Meeker. Above, Dennis Edwards and his border collie, Roy, from Sundance, Wyo., got within feet of corralling the sheep in their first trial. The clock ran out with the sheep just about to enter the corral, but Edwards did garner a score of 43. There are 125 dogs in the trials and the field will be narrowed to the top 20 for Saturday’s semifinals and to 10 for Sunday’s finals.

MEEKER I Once again, the scene at Ute Park west of Meeker has been transformed as the 28th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials began Wednesday and continues through the championship rounds on Sunday.

Sign up now for CNCC Meeker classes

MEEKER I Interested fall students should register now for Colorado Northwestern Community College Fall Community Education classes at CNCC’s Meeker Center, 345 6th St., in the Riegel Building, Suite 7.

PEO Quilt Show set for Sept. 5-6

MEEKER I The annual PEO Quilt Show will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker, 200 Main St., featuring new and old quilts to raise funds for educational assistance and opportunities for women.

Letter to the Editor: Softball team says thanks

Dear Editor: The American Legion/CRVLL All-Star 14-and-under softball team would like to thank the following businesses for their support, sponsorships and donations.

Sawing logs…


One of the events held at the Saturday celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness in downtown Meeker was log sawing. Above, the two-person teams of U.S. Forest Service workers squared off against each other, and the women’s team, in front, defeated the men.

Western Slope an incubator for solid businesses

PAONIA I Timm Smith has been in the outdoor gear industry for a decade—just long enough to see one scrappy, independent company after another surrender to the kind of corporatization they once scorned. SmartWool apparel may still be based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., but in 2005 it was bought by

Terp wins third title in a row as top golfer

MEEKER I For a third year in a row, Pattie Terp is the Meeker Women’s Club champion after dominating the field in the annual 18-hole championship tournament.

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on column, Dr. Bob

Dear Editor: Thank you for your thoughts and bare-knuckled honesty in your “From My Window” column. As a former teacher at Meeker High School (on leave of absence this year 2014-2015), I was never asked if I liked working with Dr. Dorsett. In fact, I cannot believe that professionals would

Rocky Mountain Regional Mule Packstring…


Residents and visitors enjoying Saturday’s “50 Years Wild” celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act of 1964 on the county courthouse lawn in Meeker spent a lot of time enjoying the close proximity of the Rocky Mountain Regional Mule Packstring, which was located on Fifth Street. There were