State Fair Results

Unit 3 Junior Leather CarvingKenzie Turner – Grand ChampionUnit 3 Intermediate Leather CarvingSophia Belland – 9th placeUnit 8 Intermediate Advanced Creative StampingCasey Turner – 5th place

RBC Fair continues with dogs, horses

4-H & Open Dog ShowMonday, Aug. 1, 2011 4-H Hi Point Hi Point Champion Dog Obedience & Showmanship – Macy Collins Donated by Rio Blanco County Abstract Company

Powell’s horse fancy has far-reaching impact

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RANGELY I The Rio Blanco County Fair got underway last weekend with the horse events. Within every event lies a history of volunteerism aimed at making that event a great learning experience for the children.

Meeker Cake ‘n’ Bakers

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Members of the Meeker Cake ‘n’ Bakers 4-H club formed teams to compete in the Ultimate Team Cake Decorating Challenge last week and pictured with their creations are (front) Jacob Pelloni, MaKayla Jones, Tevin Seacrest, Jilly Bumguardner, Kolbi Franklin, Carly Nielsen, Mary Baylie, Savana May and Sierra Gomez, (back) Abby

Pre-fair results

Photo by 4-H member Trenton Files  Clint Shults sorts the lamb showmanship class. Left to right in the picture is Justyne Dembowski, Clint Shults, Shelby Neiberger, Kacie Lapp and Cheyenne Steele.

Market Swine: Overall Grand Champion-Brittany Babineaux

4-H donation …

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Meeker 4-H council president Taylor Neilson accepts a $15,000 donation check from Matt Briney, Piceance operations superintendent for ExxonMobil Production.

10-year-old wins college scholarship

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RANGELY I A large delegation of western Rio Blanco 4-H livestock judges attended the Casper College Livestock Judging Camp in Casper, Wyo., June 27-29.

Three dawgs…

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Ann Franklin with Lucy (2 1/2-year-old Golden Doodle), Arlene Estes with Deuce (3-year-old Border Collie) and Toby Smith with Max (3 1/2-year old Standard Poodle).

Flowers, feathers and old fashioned fun

RBC I This is the time of year that 4-H and FFA members from Rio Blanco County are working diligently to complete their projects.

RBC Road 5 cleanup

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Meeker Chamber of Commerce director Katelin Cook thanked area energy operators, including representatives from EnCana, Shell and Williams, and the 15 groups of volunteers who helped clean up Rio Blanco County Road 5 (Piceance Creek) last Saturday. Energy operators donated $500 to each non-profit group organized by Cook and Rangely

EHV-1 outbreak confirmed in Colorado

RBC | No outside horses are allowed at Columbine Park in Rangely or the fairgrounds in Meeker because of an outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state, which continues to be investigated by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

4-H Council

The regular monthly meeting of the Meeker 4-H Council was held on May 5, 2011, at the Extension Office Kitchen.