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 […]

Bluesy rock …

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Music fans young and old enjoyed the Summer Entertainment Series sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Parks District featuring blues and classic rock by The Mighty Jivesters last Friday on the courthouse lawn in Meeker. The Summer Entertainment Series will feature Jigheads Sept. 8 during the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship

Softball winners

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Rangely True Value won the Coed Softball tournament last year and entered the tournament this year as the No. 5 seed but had advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal against Ace Trucking. Playing for Rangely True Value this year are in back Stephan Boleng, Kacey Denny, Brielle Harvey, Norian James, Billy Estes

Spectacular view…

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The sky was smokey from fires in western states but the view from the top of the China Wall north of Meeker was still spectacular.

Coed Softball championship scheduled for tonight

MEEKER I Rain delayed the start of the annual coed softball tournament sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District by one day. Although the teams at press time had not been determined, the championship game(s) will be played tonight at Paintbrush Park starting at 8:15 p.m.

ERBM strategic plan draft presented

Dirt work at the new Sanderson Hills Park has started and according to ERBM Recreation and Park District director Mike Weinbrecht, is part of Phase I, which also includes laying sod, planting trees and the completion of a walking path around the new park. Weinbrecht said Phase I should be completed by mid-October of this year.

MEEKER I Consultants from GreenPlay, LLC, who were retained by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation District’s board of directors to facilitate development of strategic planning, presented a first draft of the strategic plan for future development.

Co-ed softball

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The regular season for the co-ed softball league sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District is now over and the tournament will start Aug. 13, with the championship game scheduled to be played Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Paintbrush Park.

Meeker Marlins swim their way to a great season

The Meeker Marlins concluded their summer swim meet schedule in Eagle last Friday at the High Country League Championships and all of Meeker’s swimmers swam personal best times in their events, including Liam Deming, Zagar Brown and Chase Blaisdale (all wearing red caps) pictured ready to start the 25 Fly.

MEEKER I The Meeker Marlins Swim team, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, concluded their summer swim meet schedule with the High Country League Championship meet in Eagle, Colo., this past Friday.

11-12 fast-pitch team wins championship

Meeker’s 11-12 year old girls’ softball team won the Valley Youth League championship last week by coming back through the loser’s bracket and beat New Castle twice in a row to win the team title. Playing for the champions (bottom) are Kassie Luce, Michaela Jones, Jasmine Patterson, Taylor Dodds, Kristin Luce, Megan Shelton and Gracie Bradfield. (Back) Coach Janae Shelton, Kascia Cochran, Mikayla Cardile, Carissa Smith, Tori Lasker, coach Sammy Patterson, Savana May, Shelbi Blazon, Sierra Williams and coach Rick Dodds.

MEEKER I They did it the hard way but Meeker’s 11-12 girls fast pitch softball team won the Valley Youth League championship last Saturday.

Batter up…

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Marty Jensen patiently waits for a pitch during a recent softball game. Coed softball games are being played on the Paintbrush Park fields every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and as of July 18 two of the 11 teams are undefeated.

Batter up…

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Paintbrush Park will be busy every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the month of July, as games in the annual adult recreational coed softball league, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District, began Monday on both fields.