RBC I This is part two of our annual “year in review,” covering news and events that occurred between July and December 2015.
2015 was a busy year for Rio Blanco County and the towns of Meeker and Rangely. In this final 2015 edition of the Herald Times and again next week in the first issue of 2016, we will review some of the biggest news events of the year.
RBC I This week we will look at news and events that took place between June and December 2014.
RBC I This is Part 1 of our annual review of news stories and local events from the previous year. This week covers January through June, 2014.
From ‘A Night at Hogwarts’ at Parkview Elementary School, which focused on literacy, to fun times at Mountain Valley Bank’s Fall Festival in Meeker, a wide variety of events kept things a-hopping for the last six months of 2013.
♦ Ace Trucking of Rangely entered the 2013 Coed League tournament undefeated and the No. 1 seed, but lost in the semifinals, forcing them to come back and defeat the defending champs, Rangely True Value Hardware, twice in a row to win the title. ♦ A mural that now adorns the east side of Shepherd’s […]
♦ The Milk Creek Fire, 15 miles northeast of Meeker and 3.5 miles east of Yellowjacket Pass, was reported July 4. Attack resources responded immediately.
RBC I The Rangely Board of Education named Matt Scoggins the next RE-4 district superintendent after a hiring process that lasted more than a month narrowed the field to two candidates, Scoggins and Paul Jebe of La Junta, Colo.
• Three Meeker Destination Imagination teams qualified for the Global Finals in Knoxville Tenn., in May. The third-grade team is in the front row; the fifth-grade team in the middle row; and the sixth-grade team in the back row. Meeker has three of the four teams representing the Western Slope as members of Team Colorado. […]
• Musicians are working to save “the tank,” an unused water storage tank west of Rangely near County Road 41. The space, which musician and composer Bruce Odland calls “a sonic wonder of the world,” has captured unique reverberations of sound for more than three decades. If Friends of the Tank can raise $42,000 by […]
• Commissioners also signed a proclamation in defense of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. “Whereas, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that ‘A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not […]
• Development is moving forward on 16 lots in a new subdivision approximately one-half mile west of Parkview Elementary School. An annexation last spring allowed Rio Mesa Resources, owned by Mike Hayes, to develop the 95-acre site • After more than 300 people finished off 600 pounds of crab legs at the annual Crab Crack, […]