Register now for baseball, softball

MEEKER I The Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation & Park District will not be offering youth baseball or softball (9 years and older) this summer, but will instead be supporting Little League. All registration for Little League should be completed online via a computer, tablet or phone.

Sledding season…


This young gentleman found out that going down a straight line on a bumpy hill isn’t always a smooth ride as his sled is getting ready to dump him on his way down the hill at Paintbrush Park in Meeker on Saturday during the Cardboard Derby. Sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, the […]

Chowing down…


After some tough sled racing, it was time for everyone to refill their tanks with a hot dog/chili lunch served by Wendll’s. There were hot drinks, hot dogs, chili with or without onions and sour cream, chips, cornbread and chocolate chip cookies, which filled up most of the space created with the activities of the […]

Discounts for joining Rec Center by Jan. 15

MEEKER I Through Jan. 15, the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District is offering memberships to the Meeker Recreation Center at greatly reduced prices.

ERBM Winter Blast: A Fun Day in the Snow


Nearly 100 take part in Cardboard Derby races MEEKER I More than 100 people attended and 93 participated in the annual Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District’s Winter Blast at Paintbrush Park on Saturday with contestants ranging from the 6-and-under class to those well into their adult years.

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ production starts tonight

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, will present Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Meeker High School auditorium. Tonight and Friday, the performances will take place at 7 p.m., and there will be […]

World’s largest swim lesson…


On June 18, the ERBM Recreation & Park District participated in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) to help build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim. With the Meeker community support, WLSL has once again helped set a new (unofficial) world record for the largest swimming lesson conducted in a 24-hour […]

ERBM plans Halloween events

On Friday and Saturday, the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District in Meeker will once again host a series of events for area youths, and young people of all ages are invited to join in the fun.

MEEKER I Children and adults are invited to participate in the many Halloween festivities the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation & Park District has to offer Friday and Saturday. Check out the following events for all things spooky, haunted and fun:

The champions…

Ace Trucking capped off an undefeated coed softball season with a team title in the season-ending tournament Tuesday night at Paintbrush Park. Ace Trucking entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and defeated No. 2 seeded New Creation Church in the championship. Pictured are: Emerson and Meredith Deming; Shiloh, Sawyer and Jody May; Ivy Coryell; Bailey Atwood; Brian Merrifield; Ron Kelly Crawford; Donald and Winter Blazon; and Obie Deming. Finley Deming, Clay Randall and Jake Blazon are in front with the trophy.

Summer Entertainment Series…

Jon Chandler, center, a long-time Front Range purveyor of country, Western, folk and bluegrass music, brought his band to Meeker on Friday for a concert on the courthouse lawn under the setting sun. The combined sounds of the electric guitar, acoustical guitar and the mandolin made for a highly entertaining concert of mixed country-style music. Sponsored by the WRBM Recreation and Park District as part of its 10th annual Summer Entertainment Series, there was a group of about 60 people in attendance.

More than 20 compete in triathlon

The 2015 ERBM Recreation and Park District Road Rash ‘n Splash Kids Triathlon took place Aug. 4 with more than 20 kids participating, including several from Craig, where they swam, biked and ran, competing in four different age division. Front row, from left: Madison Mendenhall, Addison Knowles, Alexis Neton (Craig), Hudson Jones (Craig), Patrick Neton (Craig), Reed Goedert, Finley Deming and Montey Franklin. Back row, from left: Hadley Franklin, Savannah Mendenhall, Hailey Knowles, Megan Neton (Craig), Alexa Neton (Craig), Colby Clatterbaugh, Elijah Deming, Zagar Brown, Brendan Clatterbaugh and Reese Clatterbaugh. Not pictured are Rayna VonRoenn, Carter Strate and Molly Neton.

MEEKER I More than 20 kids completed the annual Road Rash ‘n Splash Kids’ Triathlon, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District. Boys and girls were divided into four age divisions, then swam, biked and ran different distances, depending on their age.

Co-ed softball…

Donald Blazon, who plays for Ace Trucking in the Meeker Co-ed Softball League, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District, takes a swing during a recent game at Paintbrush Park. Ace Trucking will enter the annual tournament, which starts Monday, as the No. 1 seed. The championship game will be played on Tuesday at Paintbrush Park.