Smith wins two in a row at Meeker Golf Course

Nick Burri, according to local golf pro Jim Cook (right), “had the round of his life” and his summer work paid off as he shot his best round (78) and finished second in the 15-18 division of the Meeker Junior Golf Tournament. Burri will be a sophomore at Meeker High School and will play on the Rangely golf team starting Monday.
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MEEKER | Rifle’s Kyler Smith, who recently turned 18, returned to the Meeker Golf Course for a second time in the past two weeks and left each time as the best golfer of the tournament.

RBC makes DPHE changes

RBC | Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE) has made some changes in more ways than one.

CNCC changes made for fall semester

RBC | With new student orientation Aug. 24 and faculty joining staff and administrators for Convocation on Aug. 19, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is gearing up for the fall semester with back-to-school plans, key changes to programs and advising, and new faculty and student support staff.

The Oldland Ranch: Work never ends for family members

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Norma Oldland can be seen in front of her home on Piceance Creek, located where the original homestead was settled. The ranch has been in the family well in excess of 100 years and is occupied now third- and fourth-generation members of the family. Oldland, now 84, is still active in ranch operations.

MEEKER | Every now and then an opportunity comes along that rejuvenates the idea that the West is still alive and that there remains a way to make a living in the cattle business.

Meeker Church to have Bible camp

MEEKER | Meeker Christian Church will hold God’s Backyard Bible Camp on Aug. 13-15 in Meeker.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • A new schedule went into effect yesterday on the Rifle-Meeker mail route that affects incoming and outgoing stages. Instead of leaving Rifle at 7 in the morning, they now leave after the arrival of the Denver mail train, all the way from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Letter: Meeker Phillies baseball team thanks the community

Dear Editor: We would like to thank Valley Repair, Western Slope Sod Farm, RBC 4-H and Bill Jordan, Wendll’s Wondrous Things, Tom Kilduff, L.T. and Dawn Eichman, Crystal Hernandez,

All state parks are free Monday

RBC | Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks.

— RBC Fair competition begins —

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Lori Ann Klinglesmith captured first place in the working cow horse competition, and here she is seen working the cows on Friday night as a pre-Rio Blanco County Fair event held at the county fairgrounds in Meeker.

RBC | The Rio Blanco County Fair kicked off its horse competition Friday night with the working cow horse competition followed by several team roping events.

Plein Air artists sought in Meeker

MEEKER | Local artists are encouraged to be a part of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce’s Plein Air Meeker 2013 art competition and exhibit.

Letter: Remember Korean War veterans

Dear Editor: We all should proudly remember the veterans of the Korean War as the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that brought the war to an end was on Saturday.

Rural Philanthropy Days aids funding

RBC | Online registration is now open for the Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference Sept. 25-27 at Winter Park Resort, Colo.