Meeker holidays differ from 100 years ago

MEEKER I This holiday season may you find yourselves among family and friends and in the spirit of giving. Imagine if you will, 100 years ago in Meeker or Rangely, the weather cold, transportation extremely limited and Christmas shopping unheard of.

Holiday lights…


Andy and Elaine Shaffer’s home at 214 W. Rangely Ave. added a signature Bronco logo to its range of handmade Christmas decorations this year. Several Rangely homeowners battled the elements to put their decorations up for the season while Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius said he thought the weather probably prevented some people from decorating […]

Christmas lights…


The Wilbur and Lois Richardson home on Water St. in Meeker features stars, a snowman (far left), a Christmas tree, stars, lights and wreaths to remind us of the many symbols that represent the Christmas season, taking a look at the earthly things as well as those in the heavens above us.

‘Twas the Night before Christmas

RBC I EDITOR’S NOTE: “Twas the night before Christmas” is generally accepted as having been written by Clement Clarke Moore, who lived from 1779 to 1863. The story has also been called “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” It is believed to have been written in 1822: By Clement Clarke Moore

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

RBC I EDITOR’S NOTE: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of […]

Holiday lights…

There are a number of well-decorated homes in Meeker this Christmas season and one of the best is the residence of Gary and Patti Merriam, located at 803 Pine St. Plenty of work, lights and electricity combine to make this a highly visual display.

Holiday mail for heroes …

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Rangely Cub Scout Packs 189/191 held a pack meeting and did a service project called “Holiday Mail for Heroes” affiliated with the Red Cross, where scouts and families make cards for our service men and women everywhere to show gratitude for their service.

Here comes Santa …


Santa and Mrs. Claus delivered the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C., then visited with kids in Meeker last Saturday. Santa will be at the Blue Mountain Inn and Suites in Rangely for Breakfast with Santa from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.

USPS Christmas mailing deadlines

RBC I Deadlines for shipping Christmas cards and gifts via the United States Postal Service are fast approaching. Don’t delay. Dec. 14 – U.S. Parcel Post (ground) packages

Christmas tree permits on sale at BLM

MEEKER I Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands within designated areas of the White River Field Office are now on sale.

In the Nick of Time!

Santa’s Meeker helper has been spreading holiday cheer for years