Cold, hard winters didn’t stop Meeker area pioneers

This classic sleigh, used to battle the snowy elements in  Rio Blanco County in the 1900s, is on display at the White River Museum in Meeker. The sleigh was donated to the museum by the Sprod family.

MEEKER I The last few weeks have seen the temperatures plummet and the cold could invoke some complaining. After all, the cars are cold, the roads are slick, and the kids have to walk from the car to the school in sub-zero temperatures.

A man who understands the miracle of life

Eskelson joined the U.S. Navy in 1953, and was involved in the early years of the space program.

MEEKER I Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.” Few deserve appreciation more than our country doctors, and perhaps none more so than Dr. David Eskelson.