MEEKER I In 1879, the White River Utes rebelled against tyrannical Indian agent Nathan Meeker in the last major Native American uprising at the Ute Agency in Powell Park, and the concurrent Battle of Milk Creek with U.S. Army troops.
MEEKER I If you look around at almost any social event during the year in Meeker, chances are good the Meeker Lions Club is there, helping out, bartending at this weekend’s After Birth Ball or sponsoring last weekend’s annual Easter egg hunt or putting on a barbecue at the Rio Blanco County Fair.
MEEKER I Early employees of the 101 Ranch, now the Rio Blanco Ranch, may remember the “ice house” and going out to cut blocks of ice to be used for refrigeration throughout the year—or as long as it would last.
RANGELY I It was only a matter of time before metal artist Kyle Stewart’s creations became a family affair. The 24-year-old, who works for family business Stewart Welding and whose metal sculptures can be seen in public spaces and private residences around Rangely, has taken on a full-fledged partner in his latest endeavor: his wife, […]
RANGELY I At first glance, master wood carver Ron Eye looks like just another guy wearing hunter-orange camo chaps and wielding a chainsaw.
MEEKER I One definition of loyalty is “a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection.” Another is “faithful adherence to another.” Loyalty may be the simplest way to describe the relationship established on the Wakara Ranch. A duo that began as owner-manager turned into a friendship hat spanned nearly four decades.
MEEKER I The gift of stories, memories and family ties in our area is abundant, and the opportunity to talk with a woman with a tremendous life experience, education, admiration for her family and a genuine desire to work for a cause give yet another perspective of our community. Shirley Taylor grew up in a […]
RANGELY I It’s not every man who can say he’s been married to his wife for more than 60 years. Even fewer people can lay claim to three siblings who have been wed to their respective spouses for 50 years or longer, logging a collective 234 years of marriage as a clan.
MEEKER I The view alone is worth the trip up the White River from Meeker. Add the history of the ranches along the way and the area is unlike any other. From the homesteaded land, families, schools and stories above where the river forks to the north and south, down the valley to ranches that […]
MEEKER I Nyla and Dick Merriam have passed down a sincere appreciation of life, career longevity and set an example of a marriage that lasts the test of time — having been married since 1948.
MEEKER I Meeker High School alumna Melanie Watt Wilhelm will be recognized June 27 for her recent selection as the National Reining Horse Association Professional Horsewoman of The Year.
MEEKER I Many people in Meeker are fortunate to have homesteaded land passed down through generations. The work it took to turn those homesteads into real homes is difficult to comprehend, but many of those homesteading families have maintained that work ethic and history for generations.