MEEKER I Range Call royalty reigns over the Range Call events each year and they also make appearances at other rodeos, fairs and several events locally.
Unlike in most past years, when there has been a queen and two princesses, the 2015 Range Call Royal Court is made up of the queen, a princess and a first and second attendant.
The 2015 Range Call Queen is Phalon Osborn, 14. Phalon is entering her first year at Meeker High School.
She enjoys basketball, volleyball, track and long distance running. And, just like all teenagers, Phalon loves music. She plays three different musical instruments.
Her true passion, however, is horses. She pursues many different disciplines, from English to Working Cow Horse. Most importantly, Phalon believes that her faith and family have molded her into the young woman she is today.
Phalon wants to use her platform as Range Call Queen to inform and educate folks about the great community she lives in, especially the industries here that support growth and future prosperity, such as ranching, farming, oil, gas, and coal.
“This community is rich and alive in the traditions of the Old West,” she said, and Phalon is honored to have played a small part.
She hopes you will enjoy your time at the Range Call celebration and she invites you to experience all of what beautiful Northwestern Colorado has to offer.
The first princess is Emily Amick, the daughter of Jim and Katie Amick of Meeker
Emily, 11, is going to enter into the sixth grade in the fall.
When Emily is not busy being Range Call royalty, she is busy working with her 4-H steers and pigs and getting ready for the upcoming Rio Blanco County Fair.
Emily said her greatest joy comes from riding her horse, Topper, and chasing cows on the family ranch.
Emily would like to welcome you all to the 130th Range Call!
The 2015 Range Call Royalty first attendant is 14-year-old Jazzmyn Wakefield, who will be with her horse, Domino.
Jazzmyn will be a sophomore this coming year, attending Meeker High School. She is an active member in the Meeker FFA , raising her market lambs and steers as well as participating on the Ag Mechanics team. She is expanding her mechanics knowledge by working at Valley Repair this summer.
Being the only girl on the mechanics team is difficult, but is a challenge Jazzmyn says she is up for.
During her time away from work and away from her market animals, Jazzmyn spends her time with Domino.
Jazzmyn said she would like to thank all the people in her life who have made this road possible for her.
She starts with her grandparents, Karl and Nancy Cox, from whom she draws her inspiration everyday. Jazzmyn would also like to thank her mom for always being there for her and always being available to chauffeur her and her horse when the time arises.
One of Jazzmyn’s favorite quotes is “Teach your children to love a horse and they will never have money to buy drugs.” She feels she is blessed to have this advantage.
Melayni Grace Wangnild, 10, is this year’s second attendant. She will be entering into the fifth grade as school resumes in the fall.
Melayni has lived in Meeker her whole life.
She loves to ride her horses and she enjoys 4-H activities, softball and gymnastics. She also loves to go fishing.
Melayni said she is already thinking about becoming a veterinarian when she grows up.