Visitors find Range Call a great time

The Meeker Massacre Pageant can-can girls’ float in the annual Fourth of July Range Call Parade earned the Most Creative Award from the float judges. The Range Call Parade had people lined up seven deep in some places as several hundred viewers took in the wide variety of entries. Other award winners: Best of Show to Sable Mountain Outfitters; People’s Choice to Veterans of Meeker VFW Post No. 5843 and Rangely VFW Post No. 5261; and Judges’ Choice to Meeker Drug for sponsoring the post-parade fly-over by Vern Randall and Dick Jones in the WWII SNJ, which is a Navy version of the famous AT-6 Texan of World War II.

MEEKER I The annual Meeker Range Call celebration is one that takes tremendous planning, preparation and of course, performances from the variety of talents from town and outside.

Refreshments on the lawn…


Offering popcorn, juice and other refreshments

Color Run…

In Rangely, participants in the Color Run were sprayed with water then colored powder at different checkpoints, making for colorful runners.

WRBM ramps up Fourth of July events

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) ramped up its Fourth of July offerings for the second year running, coming away with definite winners and plans to change timing details in the future.


A variety of colors and shapes explode simultaneously as part of the Fourth of July fireworks display set off from Cemetery Hill above Meeker.

“Sacrifice and Resolution” unveiled


The face of the soldier on the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial is chiseled in bronze and stands as a masterpiece of art sculpted by Meeker artist John Kobald.

Celebrating America’s 237 years of freedom

RBC I One of the pillars of VFW’s foundation is the promotion of patriotism. Love of country is high on our agenda, for it is the very basis for military service. What prompts many young Americans to join the armed forces is a genuine desire to defend their nation. Public displays of patriotism are relatively […]

Meeker Range Call fireworks display still happening Thursday

MEEKER I People might think they have to head to the big city for a decent fireworks display, but Meeker residents and Range Call attendees know better. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and community support, Meeker’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display gets better every year.

Parade marshals: Starbuck, Sullivan

Ethel Starbuck, 95, and Joe Sullivan, 93, will serve as grand marshals for the Range Call Annual Fourth of July Parade on Thursday. The couple stands out among long-time residents for their involvement in the community and the many projects they have undertaken and completed throughout many years.

MEEKER I In the universal quest of living life to the full, perhaps success can best be measured by how sincerely you give of yourself, maintain a positive outlook and take every opportunity to make each day a time to enjoy, to give and to share with someone.

128th annual Range Call Celebration kicks off today

The Run for Your Life 5K Walk/Run will start the July 4, celebration with registration starting at 6:30 a.m., the run starting at 7:30 a.m., and the walk at 8 a.m.

MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s pioneer settlers. Today’s residents share those same traits, living in a community that continues to survive, thrive and succeed in spite of booms and busts, droughts and floods, times of plenty and times of want.

Award-winning musical trio Gloriana

MEEKER I From the band’s earliest days, the members of Gloriana have always known that good things take time. The country trio first came together in 2008, when brothers Tom and Mike Gossin moved into Rachel Reinert’s Nashville apartment. Together they spent months in cramped quarters, surviving on Ramen noodles while trying to shape their […]

Chamber of commerce hosting several events

With the theme “Gone but not Forgotten,” Pioneers Medical Center won “Best of Show” for its float in the annual Range Call parade in 2012.

RBC I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring residents and Meeker visitors the Fourth of July Parade and downtown activities. This year’s parade, themed “Keeping Traditions Alive,” is being sponsored and organized by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. It is recommended that folks find or bring a comfortable seat to Main Street […]