We need every tool to fight fires

June 23, 2022 Sophia Goedert 0

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two. The Hermit’s Peak fire bolted away on April 6 when unexpectedly gusty […]


Greetings from Washington, D.C.

December 23, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

Editor’s Note: We asked former HT intern Sophia Goedert for her viewpoint on local journalism as she finishes out her first semester at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she is studying for a […]


Raise a glass to Glou Glou

August 6, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

MEEKER I Vanessa Trout is no stranger to the business world. As the current owner of Blanco Cellars, The Little Cheese Shop, and now her patio Glou Glou, she has brought many shopping opportunities to […]


Off the Olive Branch

June 13, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

MEEKER I “It changes the way people cook, and it changes the way people view food,” says one of Meeker’s newest store owners, Julianne Belland. It has been a little over a month that Off […]



May 21, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

HopeWest celebrated its volunteers with ice cream sundaes on the courthouse lawn. Hope the mini-horse, HopeWest’s new mascot, made an appearance for the first time also. | SOPHIA GOEDERT PHOTO


New training for Mantle horses

May 14, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

MEEKER | Horses are always finding ways to make their trainers learn new ways of teaching. No two horses are alike, and the training from horse to horse always differs, former Meeker resident Steve Mantle […]



April 11, 2021 Sophia Goedert 0

The snow is well on its way out of the valley, at least until Colorado decides to mix it up, which happens approximately every hour or so. This week’s weather featured beautiful mid-70 temps, followed […]


Women in agriculture: Mary Strang

March 4, 2021 Sophia Goedert 1

MEEKER | International Women’s Day is Monday, March 8. This global celebration first took place on March 8, 1911, honoring women’s economic, political and social accomplishments. In Rio Blanco County, one of the areas women […]

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