Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 4

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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.

Year in Review, July-Dec ~ Pt. 3

♦ 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

Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 2

The Rangely Rock Crawlers were one of many entrees in the Septemberfest parade and car show in Rangely over the Labor Day weekend.

♦ 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.

Year in Review, July-Dec. ~ Pt. 1

A larger-than-life sculpture by Meeker sculptor John Kobald was dedicated July 4 in Meeker as the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial with the name of “Sacrifice and Resolution.” The statue is on the lawn in front of the county courthouse with a duplicate slated for Rangely in 2014.

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.

Year in Review – Pt. 5

Three teams from Meeker made it to the Destination Imagaination Global Finals last year.

• 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

Year in Review – Pt. 4

Heavy snow in all parts of Rio Blanco County was a newsworthy subject throughout 2013.

• 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,”

Year in Review – Pt. 3

Sarah Ward of Rangely crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, just moments before bombs exploded.

• 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

Year in Review – Pt. 2

A new Spartan statue was part of CNCC’s 50th anniversary.

• 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

Year in Review – Pt.1

From making music in an old tank in Rangely to determining the future for the old elementary school in Meeker to the 50th anniversary of Colorado Northwestern Community College and three Meeker teams making it to the DestinationImagination (DI) nationals, the first six months of 2013 were busy in Rio Blanco County.

From making music in an old tank in Rangely to determining the future for the old elementary school in Meeker to the 50th anniversary of Colorado Northwestern Community College and three Meeker teams making it to the DestinationImagination (DI) nationals, the first six months of 2013 were busy in Rio

Rio Blanco County: 2012 Year in Review

New siding was installed at the Radino Senior Center in Rangely.

RBC I The following review was provided by Rio Blanco County staff.

Saying goodbye to 2012 – Part 2

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RBC I In spite of a severely dry summer season, excitement for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree project dominated much of the second half of the year in the eastern end of the county, while the western end focused on CNCC’s 50th anniversary celebration and the completion of the brand-new Rangely District Hospital building, which […]

Year in Review – Sports

• Meeker II won the 8-10 Recreation League championship last week after four wins in Craig. Playing on the 2012 championship team were Branden Steinacher and John Hampton Hightower, Liam Deming, Colton Wille, Zach Eskelson, Estevan Earreno, Elijah Deming and Tanner Ridgeway, Zagar Brown, Carter Strate, Josh McCourt and coaches Jason Hightower and Brett Steinacher.