Library addition…

Construction continues on the addition to the Meeker Library, located on the southeast corner of Main and Fifth streets. The addition, located east of the current library, is being enlarged for a classroom in the front of the building, which is the north end of the new construction, and will have a courtyard with a stage, planters and a fountain on the south end of the addition. Meeker librarian Mike Bartlett said the project is set for completion in September.

Udall meets with Europeans, promotes natural gas

WASHINGTON I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, met with representatives from European embassies Tuesday and underscored his commitment to expanding U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to our allies and trading partners abroad.

Three finish Rangely’s Glow Run with identical times

The second annual Rangely Glow Run was held Friday night, and the competition ended in a three-way tie at 25 minutes, 30 seconds. The winners were junior Chance Sheppard, junior Daniel Connor and fourth-grader Andrew Dorris. The run was the brainchild of RHS volleyball coach Jimmie Mergelman.

RBC I Nearly 100 people showed up for the second annual Glow Run in Rangely on Friday, raising money for the girls’ volleyball program at Rangely High School.

Join Arbor foundation, get 10 blue spruce trees

RBC I Residents of Rio Blanco County can spruce up their landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Dinosaur: $15 million is spent in area

RBC I A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.

Obituary: Hortense Dixon

Hortense Dixon

Hortense M. Dixon went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Hortense was born Feb. 10, 1926, to O.B. and Myrtle Hurt in Barnsdall, Okla. She married U.F. (Mutt) Dixon in Russell, Kan., on May

Bennet seeks state and D.C. interns for fall

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices in the following Colorado locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Pueblo.

Udall says no Vermillion plan

RBC I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, confirmed Friday that the Obama administration is not considering an Antiquities Act designation for the Vermillion Basin in Moffatt County. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell confirmed this fact during a meeting with Udall. “Secretary

Guest Editorial: Tipton: EPA, USFS impact farmer, rancher rights

WASHINGTON I Recently U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO3) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions.

Bird or moth…

It might just be an imposter, but cruising through Rangely’s sunflowers on Saturday evening was what looked at first glance to be uniquely marked hummingbird. It turned out to be a hummingbird moth, complete with a double set of wings. The insects have been spotted recently around Rangely’s gardens.

Obituary: Gregory Bruce Booker

Greg Booker

Gregory Bruce “Greg” Booker passed away at his home in Rangely, Colo., on July 16, 2014, after a seven-month battle with lung cancer. He was 60 years old.


On Friday, Rangely High School played host to 13 volleyball teams in tournament play. The tournament gave coaches and players the opportunity to experience real-game situations and to see what each player’s strengths and/or weaknesses may be before regular season starts. Regular season practice begins Aug. 11.