Ranching Feature: There’s just hardly anything better than a cow

The youngest of three children, Denise Pearce followed in her late father’s footsteps and became a cattle rancher.

MEEKER I Denise Pearce knows her stuff. She should. She learned from one of the best.

Ranching Feature: Cameras help Scritchfield keep an eye on things

Scritchfield had cameras installed in her barns so she could more closely monitor the expecting mothers.

MEEKER I As a single parent with a business to run, Ann Marie Scritchfield figured she could use a helping hand.

Ethel Owens strives to be a good shepherd

As a sheep rancher, Ethel Owens says it’s important to do two things: Pray a lot and have a good dog.

MEEKER I In biblical terms, sheep, the Scriptures say, know their shepherd’s voice. For Ethel Owens, that is a metaphorical relationship she understands on both a practical and spiritual level.

Life changed in an instant

Celena Miner, a 2009 Rangely High School graduate, was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident two years ago. “I’ve basically come to terms with it now,” she said. Her sister will graduate Sunday with the 2010 RHS class.

Two years after her crippling automobile accident, Celena Miner is living on her own.

4-H Senior Profile: ‘Weeg’ Kilduff


• How long have you been involved in 4-H? I am currently in my 12th year. I was in Cloverbuds for two years, and small engine repair for three years. I have been a junior leader for the past three years and I am currently in my 10th year as a market beef member of […]

RBC Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • A recent publication issued by the United States Geological Survey comments on the alarming consumption and waste of some of the country’s most needed natural resources. “The (coal) consumption is increasing so enormously that all the easily accessible coal would be exhausted by the year 2040.” “Petroleum […]