Range Call parade winners

MEEKER I The sponsoring Meeker Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the trophies won as part of the Range Call Parade.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Meeker High School graduate Aly Ridings tries to dribble past Rangely High School graduate Victoria Phelan in the annual Main Street Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Phelan’s team, the Phelan Dawgs, won the game and the adult female division.

MEEKER I The Main Street Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament was played on the old elementary school playground in downtown Meeker and featured 16 teams. Play was divided into four brackets.

Range Call 2014…

At nearly any event of any size in Meeker, it is a good bet that you will find the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in operation, offering its famous root beer floats. Above, a good-sized crowd gathered around the RBCHS booth as Friday grew warmer and more humid.

Sweet concert…

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Chris Cagle brought folks to their feet several times during his headlining performance at the Range Call concert on Saturday night.

Bank robbery re-enactment…

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J.H. Sheridan, far left, holds up his hands as he is approached by robber Jim Shirley (partially hidden) in Saturday’s re-enactment of the Oct. 13, 1896, robbery of the Bank of Meeker.

For visitors and locals, Range Call weekend was success

All excited at the Chris Cagle concert on Saturday night during Range Call, Josh Simmons, 3, of Meeker was just a little bummed out because he had just broken the stick that held his American flag. However, after taking a break following Damsel’s performance at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, he was raring to get back and watch Cagle’s set.

MEEKER I The main three days of the annual Meeker Range Call were impressive to visitors and fun for locals over the past Thursday through Saturday night, and a few newcomers who were just passing through said they would make a point of returning on the Fourth of July weekend next year.

Demolition derby…

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A variety of events were held Friday night as part of the demolition derby at the county fairgrounds in Meeker. In addition to the two-car demolition derby (five cars from Wyoming failed to show up) there were foot races and various competitions for four-wheelers, side-by-sides and large OHVs. Above, this driver cut it a bit […]

Historical society offers Saturday tour of Milk Creek Battle site

MEEKER I After White River Indian Agent Nathan Meeker plowed up the Ute’s racetrack and tensions escalated, Meeker called for military assistance from the nearest fort, and Major Thomas T. Thornburgh and his 150 troops were dispatched from Fort Fred Steele in Wyoming. They rode south and crossed Milk Creek some 18 miles northeast of […]

Meeker Sportsman’s Club holds public shooting event

MEEKER I For the past three years, the Meeker Sportsman’s Club has hosted an instructional event at the Meeker shooting range during the Range Call Celebration. It is for all ages and skill levels. This year the shoot has a new name.

Range Call Concert Feature: Chris Cagle’s music changes, grows with him

Chris Cagle, a Louisiana native, will headline the concert Saturday evening at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. He will have Damsel as his opening act, promising a top selection of good old All-American entertainment. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with the gates opening at 5 p.m.

MEEKER I Ask Chris Cagle what’s most important to him and you can bet he’ll answer this way: “Family, ranch, music. That’s it.” This response is seemingly simple for a man whose professional credits include two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12 charted songs.

Royalty reigns over Range Call

Range Call Rodeo 2014 Queen Cheyenne Steele, First Princess Emily Amick, Second Princess Jazzmyn Wakefield.

RBC I The Range Call Rodeo Royalty Court for 2014 is Queen Cheyenne Steele-Mackay, 17, of Rangely. She is the daughter of Bryan and Janet Mackay.

Grand fireworks show set for dark on Fourth of July

This is one of the fireworks from July 4, 2013, shot off at dark from Highland Cemetery above Meeker’s Town Park and Circle Park. There are a number of locations in town where the cemetery hill is clearly visible.

MEEKER I People might think they have to head to the big city for a decent fireworks display, but Meeker residents and past Range Call attendees know better. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and community support, Meeker’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display gets better every year.