Obituary: Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp Nov. 10, 1936 ~ April 23, 2014 Billy Don “Bill” Harp, 77, of Meeker, Colo., passed away at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center on April 23, 2014. He was born November 10, 1936 in Rifle, Colo., to Harry and Florence Parker Harp. He was the youngest of five children. He […]

BMS tracksters endure bad weather to stay ready

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BMS eighth-grader Doak Walker is pictured in the 200 hurdles, where he finished third.

The Barone Middle School track team has been very busy over the past two weekends, competing in Glenwood Springs two weekends ago and in Rangely on Saturday.

Eskelson new vice chairman of AGNC

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado elected new executive board officers at their monthly Board meeting held on April 24 at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction.

Cowboys do well in windy Craig meet

The Meeker High School boys’ and girls’ track teams traveled to Craig for the Clint Wells Invitational Track Meet on Friday and returned with mixed results.

Collins, Ducey and Walsh dominate season opener

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Meeker’s Bryce Ducey chips onto the No. 9 green as his teammates, Pat Walsh and Lex Collins, prepare to do the same in the three-person scramble the trio dominated, winning with an 11-under par 57, despite windy conditions.

Lex Collins, Bryce Ducey and Pat Walsh dominated the competition in the first tournament of the golf season on a cold and windy Meeker Golf Course on Saturday to win the three-person scramble by six strokes.

Temple Grandin: Children and livestock are sometimes alike

Sean McMahon ~ Editor

My window lets me see some fog. You know, those days when things are clear but the concepts are a big foggy, and some people just don’t understand.

‘Colorado You Got Talent’ competition in Meeker in June

“Colorado You Got Talent” will be holding auditions in Meeker this summer, and individuals from this and surrounding counties are invited to take part.

Letter: Health fair glitch: some blood redraws

Dear Editor: We would like to thank the 590 people who participated in the 9Health Fair on April 19. We had a great turnout for the health screenings, but, unfortunately, we did experience one problem.

103 Western sportsmen’s groups vote support for vital public land-use program

As debates rage over the management and future ownership of federal landholdings in the West, an unprecedented consortium of sportsmen’s groups is stepping forward to advocate for the conservation of, expanded access to and strategic acquisition of publicly owned lands and waters.

MHS Drama Club will play roles in ‘FAME’

The Meeker High School Drama Club and International Thespian Society Troupe 1284 will presents the Broadway Musical “FAME” at the Meeker High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on May 22, 23 and 24.

Meeker chamber brings circus to town May 21

Again this year, the Meeker Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Carson and Barnes Big Top Circus.

Work starts to bring utilities to hospital, east

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Meeker town work crews have started work on the west side of Highway 13 north and east of town to extend city water lines out to the new Pioneers Medical Center as well as to Meeker Terrace and the Curtis Creek area to accommodate the hospital and future commercial and residential growth in the area. Water and sewer lines are the first step before gas and electricity are run to the area. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said he expects the project to be completed by late July.

The project to extend water and sanitary utilities out to the new Pioneers Medical Center at Meeker Terrace, to the Curtis Creek area, and then out to County Rd 15, began on April 24.