Classifieds: April 10, 2014

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RBC I 4-H action is just about in full swing in Rio Blanco County, and the butterbraids are taking over.

Batter up…

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Because of windy weather, Meeker senior Dylan Mobley and his teammates practiced inside Monday in preparation for Saturday’s doubleheader in Paonia against the Eagles. Meeker lost a pair of games to the Bulldogs in Hotchkiss on Saturday.

Obituary: Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen

Meldrin Olsen

Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen, 65, of Neola, Utah, passed away March 15, 2014, of complications from a brain tumor. Olson was born May 15, 1948, in Roosevelt, Utah, to Carlos Clifford and DeeAtha Anna South Olsen. He lived his entire life on the same property he

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping, joining blood drive

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Rangely community. I want to say thank you for your support with our fourth annual blood drive. It was a great success, and I wanted to share the numbers with all of you.

Harlem Ambassadors thrill Rangely children and adults with fun basketball

Audience members join in a dance number with the Harlem Ambassadors March 24 in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gym. Rangely residents packed the stands for the Harlem Ambassadors vs. Rangely All-Stars basketball game. The event was sponsored by the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce.

RANGELY I A Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored community event drew more than 250 people to the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gymnasium on March 24.

MES hosts Night at MES Museum April 9

MEEKER I Next week will be busy at Meeker Elementary School as the fifth-grade class offers its annual “Night at the MES Museum” on Thursday evening and its Scholastic book fair on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Honor society induction…


The Beta Epsilon Tau chapter of two-year college international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted 19 Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) students into its ranks on March 26.

Chamber to sponsor circus

MEEKER I Again this year, the Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Carson and Barnes Big Top Circus.

Letter to the Editor: Let Meeker folks decide on spending

Dear Editor: Can Meeker resist the temptation of creating bigger government?

Panthers developing track talent

Rangely senior Connor Phelan is pictured running the 400-meter dash in Cedaredge  on Saturday. Phelan, a returning state qualifier, finished fifth in the race and will help lead the Panthers this season along with classmates Andrew Morton, Aimee Hogan and Tessa Slagle.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School track team has 24 athletes out this season, including four dual sport athletes sharing time between soccer and baseball, and four with state track experience.

Rio Blanco County gets $374,000 from state

RBC I The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is pleased to announce that Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed into law legislation providing the immediate distribution of more than $4.2 million to local governments from the Local Government Permanent Fund (LGPF). Rio Blanco County will receive $374,806 from that fund.