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

The first bank robbery in Meeker happened in 1896 and will be reenacted Thursday, July 5, in downtown Meeker at 6 p.m. Plans for reenacting Meeker’s second bank robbery (2012), have not been finalized. The RBC Historical Society puts on the event and serves root beer floats after the performance.

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

For the first time, the Range Call concert will held in Ute Park. The stage will face the natural rock amphitheater and the crowd will look over the town of Meeker and up the White River Valley.

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

The final events for the 127th annual Range Call Celebration will fittingly be the annual Ranch Rodeo and kids playing games on the track Sunday, July 8, starting at 1 p.m.

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”

The Meeker Pageant will start at dusk on the Fourth of July.

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

The 2012 Range Call Royalty is Princess Katye Allred, first attendant Maclaine Shults, queen Natalie Carroll and second attendant Katie Dinwiddie.

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

Colorado’s oldest annual rodeo distinction will continue as cowboys with the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association will perform Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m., then again Saturday, July 7 at 3 p.m.

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

Many events will be happening downtown starting with the Plein Air “In the open air” art reception will be held downtown and art will be displayed and available for auction at the Meeker Public Library. 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. The local Masonic Lodge will provide a Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m.

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.

Past Range Call Parade Grand Marshals

MEEKER I Below is a list of the previous Meeker Range Call Celebration parade grand marshals.