Letter to the Editor: Explanation of Range Call move to Ute Park

Dear Editor: I would just like to take a second to clarify some of the confusion surrounding the Meeker Range Call celebration and the move to Ute Park for some of the attractions.

Meekerpalooza and Range Call plan to move most events to Ute Park

MEEKER I Meekerpalooza Arts and Music Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 6, and Range Call, held annually during the Fourth of July in Meeker, will take on a new look this year as both events, which have had a heavy presence in downtown Meeker, will be making a major move to Ute Park, […]

Range Call Royalty…


Recently, four young ladies competed in a contest to crown the 2015 Range Call Royalty.

Run For Your Life 5K – Walking Results

5K Walk Results – Female Place Bib# Name Run Time Age 1 38 Haney, Piper 36:35 17 2 40 Doll, Kathryn 36:35 20 3 167 Hughes, Sydney 36:35 17 4 297 Burke, Heather 37:23 42 5 203 Steiner, Natalie 37:51 47 6 51 Dungan, Kimberly 37:53 44 7 49 Hilkey, Rhonda 41:17 50 8 54 […]

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…


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…


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…


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 […]