Up and Down El Rio Blanco: Cowboy up!

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“Hey Bobby, I have a complaint,” my friend said as I walked into his business the other day.“And what’s that?” I asked. I appreciate constructive criticism, especially from those I consider mentors, like my complaining friend.

Run For Your Life results released

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More than 280 runners and walkers competed in the annual Run for Your Life 5K. Results are listed below.

Outstanding competition at Main Street Madness

Rangely’s Audrey Hogan, Victoria Phelan and Kelsey Harvey came Meeker to compete in the first annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament which was organized by Meeker Chamber of Commerce intern Marki Cook.

MEEKER I The first annual Main Street Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament was a huge success for the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 30 teams competed in four divisions.

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.

Run for Your Life 2011

MEEKER |  Since 1979, locals and visitors alike have gathered in the early morning hours on July 4 for another kind of parade — the Run for Your Life 5K walk/run. In the last 30-plus years the annual race has grown to encompass hundreds of participants from all age groups.

Spirit of liberty and can-do attitude behind U.S. success

RBC I It’s the spirit of Americans that makes us the greatest country with the most freedom and prosperity the world has ever known.

Main Street Madness tourney

MEEKER I Current and “older” basketball players and basketball fans: the Meeker Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first annual Main Street Madness three-on-three basketball tournament (formerly hosted by the Meeker boys’ basketball teams).

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.”

Big sparks for a small town show

­MEEKER I People might think they have to head to the big city for a decent fireworks display, but Meeker residents and 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.

No dunk tank but everything else downtown

MEEKER I No one will get dunked during the Range Call celebration this year but the dunk tank should be the only thing missing, as organizations like the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, The Rio Blanco Historical Society and the local Masons Lodge will make sure downtown visitors have plenty to see, do and eat during […]

Thwarted bank robbery comes to life at Range Call

MEEKER I Every year, a dedicated bunch of Meeker locals return to the scene of the crime: the 1896 attempted armed robbery of Meeker’s bank. While none of the actors were alive back then, many of them can trace their family history back to the original participants.

Twilight of the Ute Empire

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MEEKER I We welcome you to Meeker and the 126th Range Call celebration and hope that you will enjoy our 2011 presentation of “The Twilight of the Ute Empire.” On behalf of the cast and production staff, I would like to share with you how the pageant came to be, and has been enjoyed by […]