Blunt, Turner, Webster, Chintala win Range Call Ranch Rodeo buckles

Aaron Webster, Hallie Blunt, her brother Coley Turner, and J.C. Chintala won the prestigious Ranch Rodeo belt buckles in Colorado’s longest-running annual rodeo, the 131st celebration of Range Call. This year’s champions, who finished second the past three years, were the only team to win two events this year and secure the buckles.

MEEKER I A rodeo was the reason cowboys gathered in Meeker to celebrate Independence Day in 1885 on the town’s square. Now, 131 years later, rodeos are still a big draw, including the Meeker Ranch Rodeo, where local cowboys compete in five events for bragging rights as well as the prestigious Range Call Ranch Rodeo […]

Ranch Rodeo winners…

Thirteen teams performed in the 130th annual Range Call Celebration ranch rodeo—the oldest continuous rodeo in the state of Colorado. The teams competed in five events: Wild Cow Milking, Team Doctoring, Penning, Branding and the Rawhide Race. When all the dust settled, Buddy Pakuer, Coley Turner, Aaron Webster and Lenny Klinglesmith won the prestigious belt buckles.

Pakuer, Vroom, Turner and Klinglesmith win Ranch Rodeo

MEEKER I The Range Call celebration has once again come to a successful end. This year saw new events as well as the long-standing tradition of rodeo, and what a rodeo it was.

Kids’ events add to the fun at Ranch Rodeo

MEEKER I Don’t miss the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta, which start at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Rio Blanco Fairgrounds.

127th Range Call ranch rodeo results released

It was a rodeo that started the Range Call Celebration and it was a rodeo that ended the 127th annual Range Call Celebration. The Ranch Rodeo was the final event Sunday at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. The Brennan team left the arena with the prestigious belt buckles. Riding for the Brennan team were Ryan and Kelsey Vroman,  Kari Brennan, Kash Atwood and Neil Brennan.

MEEKER I The 2012 Range Call Celebration came to close with the annual Ranch Rodeo. Seven teams entered the “Four-Man” event where four team members work together to tie down a roping steer, brand a calf, pen a yearling, and milk a cow.

Rodeo showcases skills of local ranchers, cowboys

phranch pakuer

MEEKER I Once again, the Range Call Ranch Rodeo showcased the outstanding ranching skills of local ranchers. This year’s winning team included locals Lenny Klinglesmith, Travis Anderson, Lance Pakuer, and former Meeker resident Ryan Vroman.

Kids’ events add to rodeo fun

MEEKER I Don’t miss the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta, which start at 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the fairgrounds. Local ranches — some of which have been around as long as Range Call itself — compete in events taken from daily ranch life, like trailer loading.

Ranching skills displayed at Ranch Rodeo competition

MEEKER | This year the Range Call Celebration will once again include the Ranch Rodeo. The rodeo consists of events that mimic “ranch skills.”