Historical society has its quarterly meeting; reviews old local music

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had its quarterly meeting on Sunday at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker and the main topic of the well-attended meeting was “Local Music History.” Above, a couple of those in attendance were Mary K. Krueger, who performed and who brought some historical facts and instruments to the meeting, and Shirley Taylor, right, the daughter of musicians Sherm and Deltha Taylor.

MEEKER I The quarterly meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society drew large attendance from the community to reminisce about the early days of music in our valley.

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 […]

Re-enactment resurrects Meeker bank robbery

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.

Old Timer’s 102nd gathering is on Saturday

RBC I Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association co-presidents Sandra Bradfield and Robert Amick extend their personal invitation and warmest welcome to pioneers and guests attending the 102nd Anniversary Centennial Plus-2 celebration of the Old Timer’s Reunion on Saturday at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.

Meeker museum cleanup set for May 3

MEEKER I A thorough spring cleaning is in store for the White River Museum Garrison from 1-3 p.m. on May 3.

Appreciation Tea to be held for Shimko Feb. 22

Sandy Shimko

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society Board and museum members are grateful for Sandy Shimko’s 13 years of dedicated, dependable service. In light of her recent resignation, there will be an Appreciation Tea in the lobby of the Meeker Hotel on Feb. 22. Everyone is invited to come by between 2 and 4 […]

MACC brings Abe back for another performance Feb. 18

MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life history of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.

Lincoln to return to Meeker

MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.

Museum, RBCHS invited to join event

MEEKER I “Good history is best told by more than one voice,” states the Museum of Western Colorado (MWC). In that spirit, the MWC staff invited history institutions from around the Western Slope to help tell the story of our heritage.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society notes ‘13 successes

During the annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society on Sunday this presentation was made to the to Rio Blanco County Rural School Research Committee and its members, from left, Martha Cole, Janet Clark, Marge Rogers and Ellene Meece.

RBC I In spite of the cold and snow, an excellent group gathered at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker on Sunday for the Rio Blanco County Historical Society Annual Meeting. After a luncheon of hot soups, homemade breads, salads and desserts, the annual meeting proceeded with President Ellene Meece presenting the 2013 annual report via PowerPoint […]

RBCHS to hold annual meeting

MEEKER I The 2014 annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Kilowatt Korner (Market and 6th) in Meeker.

RBCHS sets museum open house

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society invites all volunteers and members to an Appreciation Open House at the White River Museum, 565 Park Ave., in Meeker on Saturday.