Don’t forget about our military families

RBC I Most troops have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fewer than 10,000 U.S. soldiers remain in Afghanistan, down from a peak of more than 100,000 in June 2011. Only about 3,000 remain in Iraq, down from more than 166,000 in October 2007. But life isn’t necessarily back to normal for […]

Free entry to state parks for military in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Meeker graduate completes Navy basic training

MEEKER I Navy Seaman Trevor D. Matrisciano, son of Joel D. Matrisciano of Meeker, Colo. and Leanne M. Tobiasson of North Platte, Neb., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Six MHS seniors have military duty in their future

Six members of the Meeker High School Class of 2014 have already committed to enter the military following spring graduation. From left to right are Jordan Smith, Kelly Denny, JC Henderson, Kenny Kohls and Emilee Kohls. Torrie Gerloff is not pictured.

MEEKER I Six students in Meeker High School’s 2014 senior class have already made up their minds that their future will involve the military and serving America through various branches of the Armed Forces.

Hall deployed to Afghanistan

RBC I Tyler Hall, a former Meeker student and the son of Randy and Debra Hall of Meeker was deployed for the second time on Oct. 30. His first deployment was in 2007, when he spent nine months in Iraq. This time he’ll be in Afghanistan for a minimum of nine months.

County residents asked to donate for soldiers

RBC — I have been sending care packages to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly thre emonths to date. I am working through the organization

Seely promoted to colonel in Washington, D.C. ceremony

MEEKER — On Feb. 11, Anthony “Tony” Seely was promoted to colonel during a ceremony officiated by the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Lieutenant General John J. Bradley.