Bill Jordan: Citizen of the quarter-century?

Bill Jordan took over management from his parents of the Rio Blanco Ranch and was named Citizen of the Year by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

Bill Jordan has spent countless hours promoting the Meeker Range Call Celebration and the Rio Blanco County Fair for more than 26 years with a spirit of compassion and service.

Meeker holds 4-H council

MEEKER I The Meeker 4-H Council was held Feb. 1 at the Extension Office. President Taylor Neilson called the meeting to order. Stephen Walsh led the pledges. Attendees introduced themselves and described their projects.

4-H Club News

RANGELY I Sunday’s 2010 Rangely 4-H Achievement Night celebrated the clubs’ successes. While 4-H members and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner, the Panther Country 4-H Club, Chipigitt, Cloverbuds, Makin’ Bacon, and Fish Buddies 4-H Club were recognized for 100 percent completion. The Muddy Mutts Dog Club and the Scrapbooking Club had 75 percent completion.

Rangely 4-H Club News

RANGELY | The Rangely 4-H Community Council has been busy in the last three months. The council was in charge of organizing the fireworks booth again this year and happily had a great turnout from the community buying fireworks. In August, the council set up the concession stand at the Rio Blanco County Fair and […]

Trey Morris wins showdown at state fair

MEEKER I There were greater rewards this year for hog exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair. The Showmaster Showdown, a competition that awarded the top youth hog exhibitor with a $1,000 college savings bond, 100 pounds of Showmaster feed and an embroidered camp chair.

Colorado State Fair livestock results:

Local results of livestock judging at Colorado State Fair in Pueblo: 3306-Market Goats-Mediumweight Macy Collins Meeker CO Rio Blanco Market Goats Theodore 4

4-H News

MEEKER I The fair has rounded up for Rio Blanco County, and some exhibits and animals are participating at the Colorado State Fair. Congratulations to all participants at the county fair. I would like to thank all the people who volunteered at the fair.

Fish Buddies planning Utah trip

Members of the Fish Buddies Caleb Urie, Evan Urie and Anthony Martin recently took a fishing trip to Rio Blanco Lake

RANGELY I The 4-H Sport-fishing club, The Fish Buddies, started meeting in May and the members have been extremely busy since. During the May meeting, members C.J. Lucero, Anthony Martin, Landon Rowley, Caleb and Evan Urie named their club the Fish Buddies. Anthony was voted in as the club president, C.J. as the vice president, […]

They know their stuff …


The Rio Blanco County livestock judging team competed at the Tri-River Area contest on June 5 in Loma. The senior team of Maclaine Shults, Morgan Neilson and Stacey Fitzgibbons won the senior division.

4-H Club News

RANGELY | The Rangely 4-H council met June 7 with four members attending. RaeLynn Norman, Shelby Neiberger, Torie Slagle and Tessa Slagle started the meeting in a competition of building “humans” with PVC pipe.

Rio Blanco County 4-H Club News

RANGELY | The 4-H Makin’ Bacon Pig Club has been off to a good start this year. We started off the year with a visit to a pig farm in Craig. We have been planning fun things for the summer and deciding what we will do for our demonstrations.

Shooting club holds first meeting

MEEKER | The Meeker 4-H shooting club had its first meeting on March 29. At this meeting, we elected the new club officers: J.C. Henderson as president. In this position, he runs the club meetings and is in charge of keeping the club in order. The vice president, Ty Dunham, has the responsibility of taking […]