Parade marshals Bud and June Striegel

MEEKER I Business owners and philanthropists Bud and June Striegel are fixtures in the Rangely community.

The Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian returns to Meeker

MEEKER I Many voices contributed to Gwen Sebastian’s sudden and long-sought career growth, but which played the biggest part? Certainly her run on NBC’s hit singing competition The Voice was a huge boost.

127th annual Range Call Celebration

MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s pioneer settlers. Today’s residents share those same traits, living in a community which continues to survive, thrive and succeed in spite of booms and busts, droughts and floods, times of plenty and times of want.

This is country music: Jason Boland

MEEKER I In a recent commercial-country star’s genre-defining song, the act of singing about Jesus, tractors and little towns is portrayed as an unfashionable act that runs counter to the current of societal norms.

Range Call in January?

MEEKER I Ask any local and they’ll tell you one of Meeker’s best annual events is the 4th of July Range Call Celebration.