YBA Season…

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The Meeker Youth basketball program sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District have two fifth- and sixth-grade teams and both played games last Saturday at Meeker Elementary School. Coach Jim Hanks’ team includes Brennan Jensen, Brayden Woodward, Tannen Kennedy and Eli Hanks. In front are Luis Villalpando, Codey Follman, Cole Rogers, Jake Shelton and […]

Additional trail proposal


Jensen-Ute Park Trail would link two parks MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management and Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District are hosting a public meeting to discuss the second phase of the Jensen-Ute Park Connector Trail on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the ERBM District office, 101 Ute Rd. in […]

Dinner theater in Meeker Feb. 23

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District will present a dinner theatre production based on Aesop’s Fables, Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Fairfield Center. The cast includes local community actors and members of the school drama club. Pictured are Faye Peterson, Michelle Smith, Kalene Weinholdt, Katerine Eliasen, Mariah Jensen and Ohana Mataeia stand around Jason Hightower. Not pictured are Stephy Joos, Caleb Jensen and McKenna Kummer. Contact the WRBM at 878-3403 for tickets, which must be purchased in advance.

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District will present a dinner theatre production based on Aesop’s Fables on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Center.

Blazin’ Trails a way to better health

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center, Eastern Rio Blanco Recreation and Parks District, Meeker Drugs, Pioneers Healthcare Foundation and the Meeker Human Resource Council (Meeker’s local United Way) have joined together to offer a multi-faceted health and wellness program.

Cardboard Derby results

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The Clatterbaugh family (and gang) won the family scavenger hunt and Colby Clatterbaugh was named the Grand Champion and keeper of the Traveling Golden Cup for the next year.

MEEKER I The annual cardboard derby, hosted by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, had more than 55 participants from all age groups last weekend.

Dance like everyone is watching


Kari Jo Stevens, dance instructor for the ERBM Recreation and Park District, along with chaperones Edy George and Michelle Smith, traveled with nine dance team members to Tampa, Fla., for performances during the pregame and the halftime shows at the Outback Bowl, which featured the South Carolina Gamecocks vs. the Michigan Wolverines.

Dinner theater casting call Dec. 12 for Feb. production

MEEKER I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Parks District are seeking actors and production assistants for costuming, makeup, lights, sound, sets, props, etc. for a dinner theatre production to be presented on Feb. 16. Anyone interested in participating is asked to attend a casting call meeting […]

“Seussical, Jr.,” a renaissance for youth theatre

Mason Holliday played Mayzie, surrounded by “Bad girls” Maddie Kummer, Sydnie Main, Sena Zellers, Shelby Steele and Mikayla Cardile.

MEEKER I Meeker theater patrons of “Seussical, Jr.’s” Friday and Saturday performances were treated to one of the finest and most delightful performing arts productions ever given in Meeker.

“Seussical, Jr.” musical debuts

Cast members of the musical Seussical Jr. dance during a recent dress rehearsal before their upcoming performances Friday and Saturday. More than 50 young thespians have been rehearsing since August for Friday’s performance at 6 p.m. And Saturday’s performance at 3 p.m., both in the Meeker High School Auditorium.

MEEKER I Remember those great childhood stories by Dr. Seuss, and his amazing characters such as “The Cat in the Hat”? Those zany and colorful characters will come to life in the ERBM Recreation and Park District’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group production of “Seussical, Jr.” on Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., and Nov. 17 […]

5K features more than 100 runners for Capitol Christmas Tree walk/run

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More than 100 walkers and runners participated in the 5K last Saturday. Rio Blanco County high school athletes Jake Boesch of Meeker and Rangely’s Tessa Slagle were the first male and female runners to cross the finish line.

MEEKER I The first ever Capitol Christmas Tree 5K walk/run race featured 105 participants and was won by Meeker High School junior Jake Boesch, who just last week competed in the Colorado State Championship cross country meet. Rangely’s Tessa Slagle was the first female to cross the line on the same course the Range Call […]

Rangely True Value defends title

The Rangely True Value Hardware coed softball team had to win four games in a row Thursday last to defend its league title and they did, winning two games in the loser’s bracket, then defeating Ace Trucking twice in a row to win the title. Playing on the Rangely team were (back row) Kacey Denny, Stephan Boleng, Keenan Harvey, Brielle Harvey, Billy Estes, Jessica Fortunato, Marta Estes, Kody Denny and Kendall Cushman, (front) Kelsey Norian James and Whitney Torsell.

RBC I They did it the hard way but the Rangely True Value Hardware softball team defended their coed softball title by playing and winning four games in a row last Thursday after losing in the championship semifinals.

Partners complete trail

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MEEKER I The ERBM Recreation and Park District partnered with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and the Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office on the area’s first VOC Trial construction project. Local and volunteers from across the state of Colorado gathered to complete approximately 1,000 feet of trail from the China Wall Meadow […]