Hand in hand for 49 years

RANGELY I Working hard, playing hard, and doing it all together is one of the keys for success in Darryle and Sue Baker’s 49 years of marriage.

Winter or summer: There’s always a Hilkey helping

RBC I From the snow on the mountaintops to the dirt in the arena, Don and Rosemary Hilkey help make events special in Meeker.

Lifelong home for Jim Steele

RANGELY I Few people can claim they still live in the same place they were born, particularly after 78 years. Jim Steele lives on Foundation Creek, up Douglas Creek, where his parents homesteaded 90 years ago.

Collins’: partners in host of areas

MEEKER I Dual commitments to ranching and public service are a way of life for Meeker’s Joe Collins.

A picture of service

RANGELY I Educators make such a significant impact on a community, their influence extending far beyond the classroom. Small, rural communities are fortunate when one exceptional teacher moves in and intends to remain for the duration of their career. The benefits are simply immeasurable when that person is married to another teacher, as is the […]

A heart for the mountains, inside and out

MEEKER I The recent Memorial Day wreath presentation at Highland Cemetery was beautiful. From the perfectly groomed grounds to the remarkable people involved, it is a special event every year.

A “Hart” of gold

MEEKER I She came to Meeker in 1930 on horseback, accompanied by her brother, six horses and 16 head of cattle to live on Lime Kiln. “I don’t know if I have much of a story to tell,” said Ruby Hart, 96.

Byers family has long history in Rangely

RANGELY I “I’m thankful for two things, wrinkles don’t hurt and you don’t have to be good at golf to enjoy it,” said Gordon Byers after his retirement in Rangely.

Huber loves Rangely

RANGELY I From time to time, in what is often the most unpredictable moment, someone comes along and makes a significant impact on our life. Perhaps it is due to the field in which they work, the manner in which they conduct themselves, or simply a gift. In the case of Michelle Huber of Rangely, […]

Pharmacy workers recount robbery

RANGELY I When a young man entered the Rangely Pharmacy on Monday, April 16 wearing a ski mask, certified pharmacy technician Marcia Prater initially thought he was ill.

She came to town in a covered wagon

MEEKER I Last week’s article about the significance of the Old Timers Celebration led to a woman who has attended the event since she was in her early twenties. She was allowed to go with her spouse, a 30-year resident. She has rarely missed the event since then and she will attend this year, at […]

Friendship leads to series of successful novels

RANGELY I It is always remarkable to see the talent within our communities. When finding time to talk, and more importantly, to listen, the stories people of Rio Blanco County can tell are intriguing to say the least.