Wildlife …

A reminder to take care when driving for the sake of our kids and because of the deer and elk running around this time of year. Bobby Gutierrez Photo Share on Facebook

Bucks in town…

Not too worried about having their photo taken or too nervous about nearby humans walking around, these two bucks, still in velvet, were seen grazing on the grass and weeds in this field at 11th and Cleveland streets in Meeker recently. It is that time of year again when deer start to become as commonly […]

Neighborly deer…

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All wildlife but deer appear to be doing well in county

RBC I Nearly all wildlife in Rio Blanco County is doing quite well following a wet spring, and some species are doing so well that they may be contributing to the decrease in number of area mule deer. Share on Facebook

A sure sign of spring …

These two does and a nice, young two-point buck, back left, were undisturbed by traffic or barking dogs as they enjoyed the newly green grass in this yard at the intersection of Ninth and Garfield streets in Meeker. Despite warmer temperatures during the day, numerous deer can still be spotted in town from mid-afternoon to […]

Cemetery vandals caught on film

MEEKER I Meeker’s Highland Cemetery is not just notable for its beauty and history, but for the peacefulness that pervades the property. In November, when vandals knocked over four headstones, Meeker Cemetery District Manager Art Cox called authorities to report the problem. Share on Facebook

Predator discussions scheduled in Meeker

MEEKER I Following a well-attended meeting in Meeker last month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will again offer the public an opportunity to learn about mule deer management and the White River mule deer herd, including a discussion of the effectiveness of predator management as a way to boost deer numbers. Share on Facebook

DOW to host another deer meeting

RBC I The Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) will host another meeting Aug. 15, to discuss the declining deer herd in Rio Blanco County, according to CDOW area manager Bill de Vergie. Share on Facebook

The Great Horsethief Shootout

RBC I The Colorado Mule Deer Association is announcing the first annual Great Horsethief Shootout to be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area in Fruita. Share on Facebook

Declining deer herd to be discussed

MEEKER | The Colorado Division of Wildlife is inviting the public to a meeting in Meeker on Monday, June 20, to discuss their concerns about a decrease in the White River deer herd with Division wildlife managers and biologists. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m., at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. Share on Facebook