Range Call desperate for new director

MEEKER I Tradition is tough to surrender. But the possibility of that happening is a serious reality as the Meeker Range Call committee searches for an individual or individuals to direct the Range Call Pageant during the Fourth of July weekend.

A salute to veteran Meeker pageant crew and cast

MEEKER I Welcome to Meeker and the 127th Range Call celebration. We hope that you will enjoy our 2012 and 74th annual presentation of “The Twilight of the Ute Empire.”

Cody Canada and the Departed

MEEKER I Cody Canada was 16 years old when he made his way from Yukon to Stillwater, Okla. He had been searching for some inspiration; a place to call home musically.

Thwarted bank robbery lives on at Meeker Range Call

MEEKER I Every year, a dedicated bunch of Meeker locals return to the scene of the crime: the 1896 attempted armed robbery of Meeker’s bank. While none of the actors were alive back then, many of them can trace their family history back to the original participants.

Ute Park venue new to Range Call

MEEKER I Located immediately west of Meeker, Ute Park is the July 7 concert site. Gates will open at 5 p.m., with Cody Canada and the Departed taking the stage at 7 p.m. Vendor booths will be open at 5 p.m., providing food, wares and entertainment. Hot air balloon rides, a zip line, mechanical bull […]

Concert dedicated to former emcee

MEEKER I Jon Donofrio (aka Rocko) became emcee for Range Call in 2002 while he was an on-air personality at KEKB out of Grand Junction.

Kids’ events add to fun

MEEKER I Don’t miss the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta, which start at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at the fairgrounds. Local ranches – some of which have been around as long as Range Call itself – compete in events taken from daily ranch life, like trailer loading.

The Meeker Pageant: “Twilight of the Ute Empire”

MEEKER I We welcome you to Meeker and the 127th Range Call celebration, and hope that you will enjoy our 2012 presentation of “The Twilight of the Ute Empire.” On behalf of the cast and production staff, I would like to share with you how the pageant came to be, and has been enjoyed by […]

A part of Range Call since 1948

MEEKER I Range Call Royalty has been a part of the Range Call Celebrations since 1948. They travel around to different rodeos and parades representing our Range Call Celebration. This year’s Range Call Royalty includes:

Range Call revitalized in 2012

MEEKER I Some people were skeptical that the 127th annual Range Call Celebration wouldn’t happen, myself included. Our first concern was if Meeker even wanted this celebration to continue.

Range Call ~ Oldest in state

MEEKER I Since 1938, the small town of Meeker Colorado has celebrated our western heritage with its annual Range Call festival. In honor of keeping tradition alive, the Range Call Rodeo is a big part of the fun.

Chamber events during Range Call

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber is hosting a variety of activities over the Fourth of July celebration that are designed to offer something for everyone this year.