Recruit with Meeker ties completes training

MEEKER I Navy Seaman Recruit Casey J. Kehr, son of Jeffery S. Kehr of Meeker, Colo. and Lisa M. Jensen of Carlsbad, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Obituary: James Darrel Howard

James Howard

James Darrel Howard, 75, of Fruita, Colo., passed away Thursday Dec. 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.

Rod Crawford Obituary

Rod Crawford Oct. 5, 1950 ~ Dec. 17, 2013 Obituary: Rod Crawford Rod Crawford, 63, passed away in his hometown of Meeker, Colo., on Dec. 17 after a six year battle with multiple myeloma; a journey that still allowed him to win numerous golf tournaments in between treatments. Rod was born in Denver, Colo., Oct. […]

Wedding Announcement

Renninger ~ Glidden Wedding

Mr. Daniel Glidden of Basalt, Colo., and Ms. Sharon Glidden-Cole and Mr. Charles Cole, of St. Elmo, Colo., are pleased to announce the June 15 wedding of their daughter, Madeleine McCredie Glidden, to Lucas Lee Renninger, son of Mr. Russell and Mrs. Deborah Renninger of McVeytown, Penn.


The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • A lady and gentleman accompanied by an attendant and two pack horses passed through town about two weeks ago going up river. The entire party was on horseback and apparently rigged for a fishing trip.

Obit: Sharon Noreen Fredericks | Aug. 11, 1944 ~ July 12, 2013

Sharon Noreen Fredericks was born Aug. 11, 1944, to Dr. and Mrs. M.A. Fredericks of Meeker.

Rangely High School golfers open fall season

Making the Rangely High School varsity golf team for the first two tournaments of the season were Marshal Way, Nick Burri, Calvin Shepherd, Robert Dunker and Andrew Morton. Since Meeker does not have a golf team, Burri and Shepherd have joined the Rangely team.
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RANGELY | School starts next week in Rangely, but the high school golf season has already begun and the Rangely varsity team will have already played in four tournaments before the first school bell rings.

Coaches say Thanks

Dear Editor, The 14-and-under Rio Blanco American Legion and Outlaw Softball girls fast-pitch teams would like to thank the following for your donations and sponsorships for the 2013 softball season:

Obit: Tom Wise | Oct. 13, 1922 ~ Aug. 9, 2013

Tom Wise

Tom Wise was born in Meeker, Colo., to Harvey and Ethel Wise on Oct. 13, 1922. He was the fifth of seven children, and the first-born son.

2013 Coed Softball Championships

Players from Rangely True Value Hardware and Ace Trucking of Meeker shake hands after the defending champions from Rangely defeated Ace in the semifinal game of the 2013 Coed Softball tournament. Ace won a consolation game against WREA on Tuesday and will have had to beat the defending champions twice yesterday after press time to win the title. Rangely only had to win once.

Rangely True Value advances to championship game RBC | Sometimes in a tournament, the best match-ups to watch are in the semifinals because both teams try their hardest, with the winner advancing to the championship and the loser to the consolation bracket.

Obit: Beryl Ann Taylor | April 20, 1933 ~ Aug. 10, 2013

Beryl Taylor

Beryl Ann Taylor passed away quietly from natural causes at Family Health West in Fruita, Colo.

Two to hospital in Meeker motorcycle-truck accident

An accident between a motorcycle and a pickup closed westbound Market Street at 6th Street for three hours on Friday. The accident is still under investigation, according to Meeker police, who did not release the names of the parties involved.

MEEKER | Just prior to 1 p.m. on Friday, an injury accident was reported between a motorcycle pulling a small trailer and a pickup truck at the intersection of Market Street and 6th Street.