Two weeks ago, while driving around Meeker and back and forth between the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials and a few other photos that needed to be taken, the warning light on my car’s dashboard lit up, indicating that my car was overheating.
Out my window, I see a few unsettling clouds on the horizon in the form of debate that has the potential to divide the “old school” residents of Meeker and Rangely from what could be described as the “new thought” residents of the two towns.
Rangely residents were out in droves this past weekend as Septemberfest brought residents and visitors to a wide variety of locations for an even wider variety of events to celebrate Labor Day.
It is truly heartwarming to see a community jump behind one of its members and throw out a rope to help support that member who has fallen prey to a truly tough time.
Rangely schools are open and Meeker schools will have their first day in class on Sept. 3, so it is certainly time to put out the words of caution that parents love and children hate — “Watch out for children walking and biking on the sidewalks and streets because school is back in session.”
Having just spoken to the last of the five area wildlife managers in Northwest Colorado, I’d say all conditions exist in this quadrant of the state for darned good hunting, regardless of the species being sought.
The Rio Blanco County Fair is already under way unofficially, but kicks into full gear in an official way on Monday. There’s still that part of me that looks toward the county fair – having grown up with the El Paso County Fair, the Boulder County Fair and the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
The Rio Blanco County commissioners are currently mulling over and have interviewed three candidates for county administrator to succeed Kimberly Bullen, who resigned in April.
I have been hearing for a couple of weeks now that the Range Call is great once, good the second time and pretty boring after 20 years. That may well be, and I was nearly convinced by Meeker-area regulars that it is really fairly boring for them
Welcome to Meeker, dear visitors, and best wishes for a wonderful Fourth of July and a fun Range Call go out to all on this day.
Yes, it probably does throw a wrench into the works for the Rio Blanco County commissioners and even the Town of Meeker, but the suggestion put forward by Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt and Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius that the county should consider putting the new justice center in Rangely
Father’s Day is Sunday, and once again dad is being honored for the role he plays at home and in society.