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 […]

Area trappers moved in from North

Trapping in large numbers began in the mid-1800s in the Northern Rockies and slowly worked its way south from Montana, through Wyoming and into Colorado’s northwest corner. Anything with fur was fair game for the trappers. Pictured above is a bear trap on display at the White River Museum in Meeker.

RBC I The era of fur trapping and earning a bounty for predation animals has long since passed. However, trapping was an integral part of the history of our Rio Blanco County area as well as the entire western United States.

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.

Letter to the Editor: Treated well in Meeker

Dear Editor: My father, Roy Green, was born in Meeker, Colo., in 1919. He is no longer living, but I wanted to visit Meeker, where I was also born.

Volunteer appreciation…

Longtime RBCHS volunteers Ethel Starbuck and Joe Sullivan and others accepted appreciation gifts made by the RBCHS board of directors.

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society held a volunteer reception Saturday, Dec. 1 at the White River Museum.

Museum hosts open house

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Nancy Johnson, designer and engineer for the lighting project at the White River Museum, was in Meeker last Saturday for an open house celebrating completion of Phase I of the project.

RBC Historical Society open house Saturday

The White River Museum will host an open house Saturday, Sept. 8, with the opening ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. Local town and county officials, along with lighting designer Nancy Johnson will speak. Tours of the newly illuminated exhibits in the museum will be available and refreshments will be provided.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and the White River Museum will celebrate the completion of the first phase of the lighting project at an open house reception and recognition ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 8 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the museum located at 565 Park St.

“Lighting the Future to Preserve our Past”

MEEKER I Visitors to the White River Museum will notice the temporary relocation of the main entrance to the east side of the museum while the first phase of the new lighting renovation project commences. The museum remains open and welcomes visitors.

White River Museum summer hours

The White River Museum Garrison building will now be open weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the tourist season, May-September.

Official opening…

phmkfences ribbon cutting dominate

Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Smithsonian exhibit “Between Fences” at the White River Museum last Saturday. The exhibit will be on display until the end of February.

Authorities drain Sable Lake in search for missing area rancher

MEEKER I About Aug. 2, 1931, Lester Burns, a prominent citizen of this county, disappeared somewhere between the K-T summer camp on Snell Creek and the Bennett Place on State Highway No. 132. He was last seen alive in the morning walking down the highway going to the Bennett Place, where he was expecting to […]

Museum seeks stories for book

MEEKER — The White River Museum is encouraging people to write the stories about their family members who lived through the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s in Meeker for the next “This Is What I Remember” book. For those who are unsure where to begin, there is a CNCC class on Tuesdays, Sept. 16 and […]