Consumers, businesses work together

MEEKER I There’s no doubt times are tough for small businesses but according to former retailer Cinda Baxter, it’s business owners — not the economy or circumstances — that determine whether or not a business succeeds.

New owners for RBC funeral homes

Mitch and Ty Ann Blackburn, pictured with their sons Dakota, McClain, Braxten and daughter Shanae, recently purchased the Rio Blanco County Funeral Homes in Meeker and Rangely, keeping the names and phone numbers the same.

The funeral homes in Rio Blanco County have new owners. Mitchell (Mitch) and Ty Ann Blackburn have purchased Rio Blanco County Funeral Homes from Joseph and Teresa Swiger.

Meeker chamber after hours

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The Meeker Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored two “After Hours,” one at Swanky’s and another at White River Convenience.

Bellco to close Meeker office

Bellco Credit Union customers in Meeker will lose the convenience of having a local branch office next month. Citing the “significant cost” of maintaining the branch “due to the location,” the credit union has decided to close the Meeker branch, effective Friday, May 13.

State Farm…

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State Farm Insurance recently purchased the building at 730 E. Main Street in Rangely and plan open the new office in April.