RBCHS celebrates local hunting heritage

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Milk Creek dedication an end to many years of separation

Utes from Fort Duchesne, Utah

RBC I Saturday was a beautiful afternoon to dedicate Milk Creek Battlefield with more than 300 people in attendance. Through the event, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society hosted many Ute friends and VIPs from all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, authors of books on the Milk Creek Battle, the local Veterans of Foreign […]

RBCHS celebrates county’s hunting history Oct. 4

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society believes that Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, the society will honor the county’s hunting heritage, and the public is invited. The celebration will be held at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. in Meeker.

Battlefield dedication Saturday

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host the dedication of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park Saturday at 3 p.m., and the public is invited to the event.

Meeker culture group hosts mentor in regard to heritage agri-tourism

Constance DeVereaux

MEEKER I The Heritage Culture Center Committee benefited from a CHAMP mentor this past week who spent three days in Meeker educating the committee on strategic planning—helping them re-formulate their mission statement and documenting their goals and objectives.

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

Celebration Sunday marks 130 years of The Meeker Herald

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will celebrate 130 years of the Meeker Herald on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. will be a potluck lunch in the courtyard of the garrison. Guest speakers will include several of the past publishers (owners), including current owner Mitch Bettis, who is also in the newspaper business in Little Rock, Ark.

MEEKER I A stellar year for new beginnings came in 1885. The Town of Meeker was officially started. The rodeo began that year and never stopped. And James Lyttle came to town and started a newspaper on Aug. 5, 1885.

Milk Creek donations to double

MEEKER I The Milk Creek Battlefield Park needs descriptive signs to complete this fascinating historic monument. Now your donation to the RBC Historical Society for this purpose will double in value. An anonymous donor has promised a 100 percent match for every dollar donated up to a total of $2,500. Donation jars can be found […]

Historical Society sponsored events

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society is sponsoring the following events during the 130th annual Range Call Celebration:

Milk Creek Battlefield tour July 3

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host a tour of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park at 10 a.m. on July 3.

Agri-tourism workshop set for June 2 in Meeker

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society is promoting local heritage and is inviting the public to attend an agri-tourism workshop on June 2 with Kelli Hepler, the director of Colorado agri-tourism, as guest speaker at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m.

Milk Creek Gazebo…

Jake Smith and Dillon Frantz were honored Monday at the Meeker High School awards assembly by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society for volunteer assistance with the construction and installation of the decorative railing and filigree at the Milk Creek (Thornburgh) Battleground Memorial gazebo on County Road 15. Industrial arts instructor Zach Clatterbaugh was also honored for the work as were Caleb Bradford, Ty Gibson, Dade Heck, Tyler Ilgen, Jake Nielsen, Cody Nielsen, Connor Pfister and Levi Dinwiddie.