A circus was in town …


The Carson & Barnes Circus put on two performances last week at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. The big top was put up early in the day and taken down late at night and, like most circuses, featured trapeze artists, clowns and animals for the late afternoon and early evening performances.

Carson & Barnes Circus in Meeker on Wednesday

MEEKER I Carson & Barnes Circus is bringing its its colossal white and red tented big top show to Meeker — a fun-filled, awe-inspiring circus experience with the most talented human and animal acts from around the world.

Circus performers keep rare art form alive for new era

The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus gave two performances in Rangely on Friday and two performances in Meeker on Saturday to the delight of many adults and throngs of children. Above, the Arlise Troupe, a Canadian unicycling family, spin hand in hand during their portion of the performance. The circus featured thrilling acts of danger, exotic animals, magic, acrobats and acts of deception.

RBC I This weekend, Rio Blanco County residents watched aerialists spin overhead, a draft horse thundering alongside a miniature pony and a lion named Francis showing some serious attitude. What viewers may not have realized was that they were watching an art form that, while increasingly rare in the United States, is still very much […]

Rangely, Meeker to host circus

RBC | The Rangely and Meeker chambers of commerce will host Culpepper & Merriweather Circus performances on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Rangely to host circus on July 12

RANGELY | The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus on July 12.

Skeeter the Clown to visit before circus

MEEKER | The Meeker Chamber of Commerce would like to invite children and adults of all ages to a special reading and activity session with Skeeter, the Culpepper & Merriweather circus clown, at 10 a.m. on July 10 at the Meeker Public Library.

The circus is coming

Advance tickets 
will be on sale at the circus box office at the RBC Fairgrounds in Meeker today for a limited 
time — 
from 11 a.m. to 
1 p.m.

MEEKER I Clark and Barnes’ Magic Land Circus is in Meeker today at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.

The circus is coming

MEEKER | Clark and Barnes’ Magic Land Circus is coming to Meeker March 21. Witness contortionist Zaida, the human pretzel girl, turn herself into a human knot.