Bob Amick, Sandy Bradfield come from long-term pioneer clan

Above is the old Watson Store, later the A. Oldland and Co. building in 1887 and later the building was occupied by the Independence Lumber Co. at th and Main streets in Meeker.

MEEKER I In 1879, the White River Utes rebelled against tyrannical Indian agent Nathan Meeker in the last major Native American uprising at the Ute Agency in Powell Park, and the concurrent Battle of Milk Creek with U.S. Army troops.

More than 200 area pioneers take part in Old Timers’ dinner, dance

Members of the Meeker High School Class of 1953 held their 60th class reunion during the weekend as part of the Old Timers’ Dinner and Dance at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center in Meeker. The reunion was coordinated by Dale and Emma Lou Frisby and included classmates Fred Hahn, Zane and Jacklyn Gray, Ernie and Judy Coats, Ann Schram and Rodney Smith.

MEEKER I More than 200 Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association members, including many former Meeker residents from across the nation, traveled to Meeker on Saturday for the 101st “Centennial Plus 1” Old Timers’ reunion dinner and dance held at the Fairfield Community Center.

Cameras roll at Old Timers’ event

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and Meeker Arts and Cultural Committee are partnering again at this year’s annual Old Timers’ Dinner and Dance to capture stories from area pioneers and their descendants.

Old Timers: Pioneers Assoc. dinner, dance set for June 8

MEEKER I “This is what I heard…” and the story begins, passed from generation to generation. “Stories of the White River Valley” is the theme for the 101st annual dinner/dance of the Rio Blanco County Pioneer Association (Old Timers) on June 8.

Old Timer’s dinner, dance June 8

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association is gearing up for its 101st annual Old Timer’s Reunion Dinner and Dance on June 8.

Old Timers Centennial Celebration

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The Blue River Band of Kremmling provided the dance music at “Old Timers” centennial celebration Saturday last. Former Colorado State Representative and Rio Blanco County “Old Timer” Nick Theos, visits with Colorado State Senator Jean White, who attended the dinner with her husband Al White, Colorado director of tourism, to personally present a special proclamation […]

She came to town in a covered wagon

Evelyn Metzger, who will celebrate her 99th birthday on April 20, came to Meeker with her widowed, pregnant mother and three siblings in 1919 in a covered wagon. She has attended the Old Timers Celebration for more than 75 years.

MEEKER I Last week’s article about the significance of the Old Timers Celebration led to a woman who has attended the event since she was in her early twenties. She was allowed to go with her spouse, a 30-year resident. She has rarely missed the event since then and she will attend this year, at […]

Slide Show: “Old Timers” host annual meeting


The 97th annual Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association was held Saturday, June 6 at Fairfield Center in Meeker: