Still kicking up their heels

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MEEKER I The holiday vacation provides great opportunity to spend time with kids sledding, skiing and taking advantage of the great area where we live. Dan and Eve Seeley remember vividly trips to the ski area with a station wagon full of kids. They are another example of family’s finding time to have fun amid […]

Meeker’s fastest 100-yard dash

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—Harold Ball’s record still stands 67 years later— MEEKER I From the record-setting 100-yard dash in 1945 to his extensive family history in the area, Harold Ball’s story is an interesting one. He ran a 10.1 second 100-yard dash in Rifle his senior year. He was unsure about the composition of the track surface but […]

Living in the now: Jean Welder

(Above) Jean Welder has tremendous knowledge in yoga, including co-teaching a class while abroad on the tip of the Arabic Peninsula, with 10 women from 10 different countries.

MEEKER I “Live your life well, and if you can help someone, help them.” Simple words that mean so much, and that exemplify Jean Welder’s philosophy on life as a schoolteacher in four different states at all different levels, and as a yoga instructor for four decades.

Teaching runs in the family

Norine was dedicated to her career as a teacher, she also enjoyed spending time with her family as pictured here with her brother Bud, sister-in-law Maxine and their daughter Kathy (seated).

MEEKER I “That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity then all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.” This […]


RANGELY I Photos of Emelie Mae Noyes and Mariah Henson published in last week’s Herald Times, were taken by Thad Noyes and Rene Harden respectively but photo credit was incorrectly given to Heather Zadra. We regret the error.

Horizons offers compassion, care for children


RBC I We have so much to be thankful for as this holiday season is upon us. At the top of the list are the children in our communities. An organization that embraces the spirit of giving and deserves much praise is Horizons.

Peacocks remain proud of their hometown

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RANGELY I “When we talk about home, we talk about Rangely,” Harry Peacock says about the town where he lived for nearly 50 years.

Dave Prather: From nothing but a nickel to a successful rancher

Dave Prather, 94, came to Colorado at the age of 17. He went to work for a rancher near Salida, eventually marrying the rancher’s daughter, Virginia Rogers. The family has left a lasting legacy in the White River valley.

MEEKER I There are many memories to be shared in our community, stories that would make a best-selling novel, no doubt. Dave Prather could narrate quite a chapter, or an entire book, about his early days and his wife of 55 and a half years Virginia (Rogers).

Lola Bradshaw: Hard work and dedication to family

Lola Bradshaw recently celebrated her 80th birthday and is proud of her five children: Sharon, Sheila, Blaine, Allen and Harlan and their families. Lola passed down a strong work ethic to her children and a dedication to family, evident when all her children gathered in Meeker to surprise her on her birthday.

MEEKER I This past Sunday long time Meeker resident Lola Bradshaw celebrated her 80th birthday. Her room in the Walbridge Wing is decorated with pictures of the family she is so proud of. Her knowledge about each kid, grandkid and great-grandkid is impeccable.

Tade finishes H-E-B competition 50 pounds lighter

Former Rangely resident Debi Pearson Tade finished the 16-week Slim Down Showdown competition on Oct. 7. 
Tade lost 50 pounds during the four-month challenge, saying that “this contest has given me so much more than a jump start at weight loss.”

RANGELY I When former Rangely resident and H-E-B Slimdown Show Down contestant Debi Pearson Tade attended the competition’s red carpet reveal event on Oct. 7, she was 50 pounds lighter than when the Show Down kicked off at the end of June.

Lengthy legacy for Cooks

Jim and Patty Cook possess the passion for hard work, family and the outdoors. There are great lessons in the stories of these tenacious people, and perhaps their humble way of sharing their life is the greatest of all.

MEEKER I It seems like a broken record to say that the people who were brought up in the 1930s and ’40s and started their families in the ’50s or ’60s were hard working, but the truth is they had to be in order to survive. They knew nothing else but to work hard and […]

Nicksons appreciate family-friendly town

RANGELY I “We wanted to get away from the big city and find a safer place to raise our children,” Kay Nickson said, explaining how she and her husband Richard came to Rangely.