Rio Blanco County Fair to close with spectator favorites

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Jaicee Simmons wouldn’t be able to see through the windshield if he was driving a car, but she did well navigating her horse through the obstacle course as part of the peewee competition at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds on Saturday. It took this young lady a little while to navigate her big horse through the course, but she made it.

RBC | The Annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially opens Monday, but there are a number of fair events that remain today, Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Meeker.

Classifieds – August 1, 2013 Edition

ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at:

20 teams compete at Cedar Ridges Golf Course

RANGELY | Twenty teams competed in the annual 27-hole, two-man tournament in two flights at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely with several players from out of town, and more are expected to play in the couples tournament Saturday and Sunday.

2013 Pre-Fair Contest results

RBC | Results from the pre-Rio Blanco County Fair: Team Cake Decorating Challenge First Place Team: 
Linda Lombardi, Jadynn Archuleta
,Cori Mohr; Second Place Team: 
Brynlee Williams,
Savana May; 

Third Place Team:
 Lisa Lombardi,
Mikayla Cardile

Car museum in Rangely…

Work on the so-called “Peacock Building” site in Rangely is well under way as owner Bud Striegel waits for project completion for his new car museum, which he hopes will be complete in the next two or three months.

Cell phones sought for soldier calls

RANGELY I Each week, the Cell Phones for Soldiers program mails approximately 12,000 calling cards to veterans at home and soldiers overseas. Each card provides veterans and troops 2-1/2 hours of talk time with family and friends.

Sheepherder helpers…


Rangely’s Juan Chumacero, Sr., left, and Colorado Mesa University Spanish professor Tom Acker, left, were recognized for their service to sheepherders and other Hispanic immigrant groups on June 23.

Home of: Peter and Colleen Brixius

RANGELY | Peter and Colleen Brixius find Rangely to “fit how we view ourselves; it is a lot like ourselves with real Western values.”

Harvest Bowls Festival to raise funds for community

RANGELY I Picnic tables and a smattering of chairs create a rustic treasure hunt among rows of sky-high corn and beets. Music filters through the warm evening air. Sunlight glints off pots full of savory stews and hearty soups. People, young and old, gather to share a meal.

Retirement party held Friday for Rangely’s Paula Davis

RANGELY I A retirement party will be held Friday for Paula Davis, who has been heavily involved in community activities during the 37 years she has lived in Rangely.

Home of: Dr. Kenneth and Jenine Myers

RANGELY | Dr. Kenneth Myers is a third-generation Colorado native born in Denver. His wife, Jenine, was born and raised in nearby Vernal, Utah.

Home of: Kennith and June Dotson

RANGELY | When June Dotson first visited Rangely in 1960, she hated it and said she never wanted to see the place again. In 1961, she and her husband, Kennith, moved to Rangely and they have been here ever since, loving every minute of it — except in the dead of winter, when they travel […]