The Great Big List: Cancellations, changes, assistance, updates and where to order take-out

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Most recent update 2:03 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

BREAKING: Colorado is now under a stay at home order. Please check here for updated instructions on what businesses will be closed or open until at least April 11, and what you can and cannot do while this order is in place.

RBC | The following updates were submitted to the HT by local entities and businesses. The coronavirus situation changes hour by hour, please check back.

If you have information you’d like listed here, please email or call 970-878-4017.



Rio Blanco County Public Health Coronavirus Alerts. Information on symptoms, prevention, best practices and what to do if you feel sick:

Rio Blanco Alerts Coronavirus Hotline: 970-878-7121

How to properly clean and disinfect your home:

The HT’s interview with RBC Public Health Director Alice Harvey is viewable here:


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Mesa County’s state coronavirus map is a great resource, as well:

The Colorado Sun is also tracking cases:

Governor Jared Polis has been using Facebook Live to announce new closures and mandates in real time. That link is


Centers for Disease Control:


– Alcoholics Anonymous virtual meeting directory:

– Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center:

– Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is assisting workers and employers affected by temporary closures. For more information, visit and click on “Coronavirus Information and Resources” Updates will be released as they become available.

Food Bank details for April TBA.

– Livestock Marketing Association announces Temporary Hours of Service Exemption for Livestock Haulers. Info at:

– Meeker Chamber has compiled a list of business resources. Access at

Mind Springs Health is offering telehealth services for clients during the virus outbreak. Looking for coping skills to help with anxiety surrounding COVID-19? Visit or, using the “payer code” WELLNESSWEB.

– New Eden Pregnancy Care Services is offering supplies and clothing to mothers and families in need.

– RBC’s ED department is compiling business resources here:

– Rio Blanco help/need in time of pandemic Facebook group is a place to post services, find items, ask questions and more:

– Rio Blanco Herald Times is removing the paywall on all coronavirus related news to help keep members of our communities informed. Updates at

SBA Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Small businesses throughout all 64 counties may seek SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has suspended weekly worship services and other activities for the near term. See this press release ( Church members are encouraged to have a home Sunday worship service that may consist of the following: opening hymn, opening prayer, one or two short talks (or testimonies, scripture reading and discussion as a family, or lesson by a family member), closing hymn, and closing prayer. Bishops will provide local guidance regarding who is authorized to bless the Sacrament in home services and how to bring the Sacrament to others in their respective homes.   If you have any questions please contact your local bishopric or elders quorum for assistance with this ordinance.

Faith Baptist Church will notify parishioners if they are having a regular 11 a.m. service on Sunday. There will be no Teen Activity on Saturday, March 21 and no SNF Nacho Movie fellowship on Sunday night. All Patch club events will be postponed until April 8, Ladies Bible Study will be postponed until April 9. You can still turn in your tithes and offerings by sending it through the mail, using the contribution button on, or by just dropping it by the church.

Grace Bible Church is having online worship via Facebook on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit 

Meeker Assembly of God will be streaming services beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays for the duration.

Meeker United Methodist Church is moving all worship services online for the remainder of March. Worship services can be viewed at Meeker United Methodist Church’s Facebook page and active participation in the comments is encouraged. If you are unable to access the service and would like a DVD copy of the service, please let us know. Tithes and offerings can be made by mail or with online giving at If you need assistance during this time, please let us know how we can help. We are praying for all those affected by the virus. While we do not need to panic, it is time that we all take measures to protect those among us who are most vulnerable.

St. James’ Episcopal Church is moving to an online-only worship format effective this Sunday and suspending all services and programs hosted at St. James including Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, Communion visits, Books & Bible study, coffee hour and Breaking Bread. Even though we won’t be meeting in person we will be posting Morning Prayer on our Facebook page and YouTube channel each Sunday at 10 a.m. If you do not follow us already, please click on the buttons to the left so you can join us! Fr. Scott will be available for pastoral care via phone or email, apart from extenuating circumstances. If any pastoral emergencies should arise please call the church office 970-878-5823 or email us at


GM Meats. 970-620-6951. Weekly ordering, deliveries as needed.

Kris’s Pantry – Allison’s Pantry. 970-964-7620. Pick up or free delivery. Catalog #4 orders due March 30. View the catalog here: allows you to check the items you have in your pantry or fridge to populate a list of recipes you can make, specially helpful if you’re running low on a few things. 

– UPDATE 3/20/20: Watts is limiting certain items to one per customer, including bread, milk, eggs and a few other things. There is NO shortage, this is a temporary issue caused by panic buying. You can help by making smart purchases and being kind.

Watt’s Ranch Market. Take out from deli available. No phone orders. Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 970-878-5868.

Update from Watt’s Ranch Market: As your local grocery store, we consider ourselves a member of the community and want to serve our neighbors the best way possible. Unfortunately, just as other retail locations, due to high demand, we are out of stock on many items. We have re-ordered these items and hope to have them in soon. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. We have taken steps within our store to increase education on proper handwashing along with other safety precautions. Team members that are sick are being asked to stay home and get well before returning to work. Due to the current situation, we are currently suspending all weekly ads. Our current focus is keeping our guests and team safe, maintaining cleaning processes and keeping our store stocked. We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

White River Market in Rangely will deliver groceries for those in need and at high risk. Call 970-675-2554 to place your order.


Meeker Recreation Center facility will be closed and all ERBM programming and events will be canceled until April 17.  Parks, trails, and fields remain open for use.  Check out ERBM’s Facebook page each day for fun videos created by our Recreation staff!  Guest Services will be available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm by phone to handle any questions and transactions.  Visit or to receive the most up-to-date information.

Pioneers Medical Center: 970-878-9292

Meeker Family Health Center: 970-878-4014

Pioneers Medical Center is restricting all visitors. No visitors will be permitted inside the facility. They are suspending Medicare Annual Wellness visits. All elective surgeries are being postponed until further notice. Screenings will continue at the main lobby (from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the Emergency Entrance 24/7. Anyone entering the facility must complete the screening.

Rangely District Hospital: 970-675-4255

Rangely Family Medicine: 970-675-2237

Rangely District Hospital’s cafeteria is closed to the public, and visitors are restricted at the hospital and Eagle Crest Assisted Living. Please call 970-675-5011 with questions or for updates.

– Rangely Family Medicine update: In order to meet the needs of our community during this trying period of time, Rangely Family Medicine will begin offering telemedicine through starting 3/23/2020 from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday with all our providers. Appointments are meant for those people requiring medications, acute needs, and sick visits and are up to the discretion of the providers. Due to the volume of need, these services are intended for established patients and scheduling can be done by calling the clinic 970-675-2237. Fortunately, many insurances are covering these services. We are excited to be able to assist with keeping people healthy and at home, while advancing the scope of care in Rangely to serve you in the privacy of your home. Please remember, if you require emergency care please call 911 or go to the ER. In order to be prepared for your short, 15 minute visit, please make sure to have your list of medications readily available and have stable internet access. If you would like to learn more about this platform and the ease of being seen please see this video

– Rangely Recreation Center is closed and events are cancelled at least through the 30 day closure mandated by the state.


– has free stories to listen to.

– Cincinnati Zoo is hosting a ‘Home Safari’ every day via Facebook Live.

Resources for the Home Safaris are here:

– has free printables on a variety of subjects

– To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Meeker Recreation Center facility will be closed and all ERBM programming and events will be cancelled until April 17.  Parks, trails, and fields remain open for use.  Check out ERBM’s Facebook page each day for fun videos created by our Recreation staff!  Guest Services will be available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm by phone to handle any questions and transactions.  Visit or to receive the most up-to-date information.  

– The HT Kids Page is in every edition and is great for elementary school kids, or toddlers who are fans of scribbling.

– Khan Academy has free classes on a variety of subjects.

– Podcasts are a great way to keep kids entertained! The youngest HTers enjoy Brains On! and Smash, Boom, Best. We listen on Spotify, but they are available on a variety of platforms.

– The Kennedy Center is hosting daily Lunch Doodles with resident artist Mo Williams.

– More zoo and nature livestreams:

– Scholastic Learn at Home site – FREE!


– Bank of the San Juans has closed its lobby to patrons. Drive-thru, walk-up and online banking services are all fully staffed and operational. Please call for an appointment if you need in-person assistance. 970-878-9024.

– CP Auction Services auctions have been postponed.

– Ducey’s Electric offices are open and fully staffed, several precautions are being taken to limit potential spread of coronavirus.

– Family Dollar in Rangely has cleaning supplies and food, but there are limits so everyone can get what they need.

– Grant Family Dentistry: Due to the ongoing concerns of COVID – 19, we are following the recommendations of the American Dental Association and are putting protocols into place to protect all patients and our team. We are now limited to non-elective and urgent treatment only.

We want all of you to know that we will continue to serve our community during this time of need. If you are having any form of dental pain, infection, or trauma please call the office, or our emergency phone line (970-329-1028). You will be prompted to state your name, then ring through to voicemail and leave a message. We will respond accordingly to help you. Please utilize this in order to help us continue caring for you and the community while maintaining safety protocols for all involved.

Those of you with scheduled appointments, we are currently working through the schedule to accommodate you. You will be receiving phone calls to reschedule any elective treatment. Please remember that we will still provide care for those in need during this time period. Please feel free to contact us if you any questions or concerns.

Our priority is maintaining a high standard of care and safety for our patients. Thank you for understanding.

– All hair salons, tattoo parlors, massage parlors and spas are now closed by governor’s order.

– Mason Scritchfield is offering farrier services. 970.756.4765

– Meeker Drugs is and will remain open.

– Mountain Charisma yoga and gong immersion classes are canceled. Mountain Charisma is doing online sales of retail items. To see what’s available for purchase, visit

Mountain Valley Bank lobby access is restricted beginning March 18. Mountain Valley Bank in Colorado will assist customers through the drive-thru. All customers will still have access to digital channels and will be able to continue any necessary transactions. All locations continue to be fully staffed and are readily available to assist customers as outlined above and via phone, and email communications.

Platte Valley Bank and Mountain Valley Bank will offer 90 day extensions to consumer customers who are experiencing financial difficulties, as well as 90 day loan extensions and reduced rate working capital loans to commercial customers who are feeling financial pressure related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Details on these offerings can be found at and  Additional financial assistance programs for customers and community members will be offered by Platte Valley Bank and Mountain Valley Bank early next week.

– Nichols Store in Rangely has water, food items and pet food.

Parts City/McGuire Auto Parts. In order to keep our employees healthy we will begin to break our own rules and stay behind our counters and direct our customers to the right aisle. We also want our Meeker customers to know that delivery is available for all. We are happy to leave your parts on your doorstep. We also offer curbside service. Call us from your car and we will carry out. 970-878-9855.

– Prescriptions Salon & Spa is closed through April 30 by governor’s order.

– Identity Graphics is offering a free decal and 25% off storefront decals about staying home when sick. Call 970.824.6190 or email

– Rangely Auto Parts: our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our customers. At this time, all of our locations will remain open and operating on our normal schedule. We are continuing to monitor developments and follow all federal and safety guidelines and recommendations. We have implemented additional cleaning procedures within our stores, along with adding curbside pickup and home delivery options. We also encourage you to shop at to make online purchases. As we continue to monitor developments, we will keep you updated on any store hour changes or store closures. Our goal is to continue to serve our community through these trying times. Please feel free to call any of our locations if you have any questions, concerns or additional needs.

– Rangely Elks Lodge is closed.

– Restored Grace is closed.

– Sweetbriar in Rangely is open and delivering flowers, too. Shop if you’re healthy.

– T Rose Etc. and Ruckman’s Shop are open and taking all necessary precautions.

– The Salon in Rangely is closed until April 30 per governor’s order.

-Valley Hardware is open and offering in-town deliveries and curbside pick up at the store. 970-878-4608.

– Vital Awareness massage appointments will be postponed until April 6th or until state mandates have been lifted. Margaret is offering a discount on gift certificates at

– UPDATED White River Dental Hygiene. Our office is currently CLOSED until AT LEAST April 15, 2020. First and foremost, your health and safety are our primary concern as our own. We are following guidelines and recommendations from all our Dental Associations and the President of the US to postpone all elective and routine dental visits for a few weeks and possibly longer. As we learn more and navigate this hardship we ask for your patience and understanding. For dental emergencies, you may contact our office 970-878-9967 email us or Dr. Grant at 970-329-1028 or Dr. Unirse at 970-945-2313.

White River Museum closed as of March 17 based on the wishes of the staff, all of whom are older and immune-compromised, and the fact the museum is not an essential service. The museum will reopen on March 30 unless a need to remain closed longer is present.

– Ya-Ya’s is closed, but available by phone if you’re looking for something specific. 409-622-2272 or 409-622-1990. If no answer, please leave a message or send a text message.

– ZJ Auctions Services’ auction has been postponed.

– Sleepy Cat Yogi Shop is closed.


– CASA of the Ninth meeting set for March 21 has been postponed.

– Colorado River District’s State of the River events have been cancelled (article on page 2B of the 3/19 edition.)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission Meeting scheduled for March 18 – 19 in Aurora this week is canceled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

– Meeker Sportsmans Club open indoor archery is canceled through the end of March.

– Rangely Elks Lodge annual easter egg hunt is canceled.

– Meeker Lions Club annual annual easter egg hunt is canceled.

Republican Party County Assembly on Saturday in Rangely will happen, but the public will not be allowed in the room with the delegates and candidates.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is suspending all RMEF events through May 10, 2020.  A full list of RMEF events and current status, including rescheduled events that have been postponed due to COVID-19, can be found here:

Town of Meeker has postponed Phil Stubblefield’s retirement party.

Trail & Hitch is rescheduling their Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting and Open House.


– 4-H activities are cancelled effective through May 15.

From CSU Extension:

ALL 4-H FACE-TO-FACE ACTIVITY IS SUSPENDED UNTIL MAY 15, 2020 regardless of group size. This includes all 4-H meetings, activities, events, clinics, advisory boards, etc. We are working on setting up Zoom meetings for the advisory boards and we are still working with the Fair Board to plan this year’s County Fair. If you need help communicating with your members via the internet, contact us. More information to follow.

If you are looking for a way to share your project lessons in the meantime, check out Kendra Ward’s videos on our Facebook page
We would love to see more of these. You can do this at home with a cell phone or we can help you with recording. If you would like more information or assistance with taping your lessons, please contact the Extension Offices. We’re here to help. Meeker – 970-878-9490, Rangely – 970-878-9499

Colorado Northwestern Community College Workforce training and community programming suspended indefinitely

For public safety, Colorado Northwestern Community College is suspending most workforce training and community programming indefinitely in our service area (Moffat, Rio Blanco and South Routt Counties). As of Wednesday, March 18 there have been no confirmed cases of the virus at any CNCC locations and these measures are purely preventative. If you’re enrolled in one of our non-credit classes, scheduled to teach a class or a manager with a training agreement, we’ll be calling with additional details about educational options, prorated refunds, and rescheduling. If you’re a degree-seeking student or for-credit instructor, important information will be provided via your CNCC emails. To learn more about CNCC’s response to COVID-19 visit: For questions or updates about the workforce training and community programs, send us a Facebook message, email or call us at 970-824-1109 or 970-824-1118.

– Restrictions are in place with regard to court. “Courts must remain open for essential services like petitions for protection orders and some hearings on child custody matters. Necessary court hearings for people held in jail will also continue, including bond hearings and advisements. Some jury trials will continue because criminal defendants have the constitutional right to a speedy trial. Cases where that deadline is near will still have a jury trial, but every other jury trial is postponed until at least April 3. All other hearings and business neither mandated nor banned by the chief justice will remain up to the discretion of local courts.” More info in this article from the Denver Post:

Meeker Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center is closed to visitors. Staff is working remotely, contact via email or phone (970)878.5510,

– Meeker Fire and Rescue would just like to let the community know we are still providing the same service in light of the COVID-19 concerns. Added precautions have been put in place to ensure your safety as well as ours.

– Meeker Pop Up Driver License office will be closed through April.

Meeker Public Library is closed to library patrons and guests.

Rangely Police Department will continue all services without interruptions as of March 17, 2020.

Rangely Regional Library is closed to library patrons and guests.

– Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks from administrative to clinical. Message them on Facebook.

– Rio Blanco County is offering a work share program for private businesses and employees included in the recent public health closure of specific types of businesses. Questions can be directed to RBC Economic Development at 970-878-9582 or

Rio Blanco County offices are open and doing business as usual.

– Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and all the local law enforcement agencies in the county continue to serve the community. We still maintain dispatchers who answer 911 calls, we have Deputies and Officers patrolling the county, and we have Detention Deputies taking care of the inmates. We are here to serve you, and help everyone get through this tough time.

Town of Meeker encourages use of the parking lot drop box and calls or emails over in-person visits.

– WREA’s office will CLOSE to the PUBLIC effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at Noon but WREA remains fully operational and staffed. We have made this decision with the health and safety of our community and employees in mind. WREA’s staff will continue to answer calls during normal business hours (Mon thru Thurs 7-5:30) to help with questions, billing issues or service orders. As in the past, calls outside of normal business hours will be answered by after-hours dispatch. Please call WREA 24 hours a day (970-878-5041) with questions or to report an outage.

The Meeker Sanitation District’s office is closed, but payments are accepted by mail, the dropbox outside or by ACH payment. If anyone has any questions or needs any help we can be reached by telephone at 970-878-5192.


Blanco Cellars and the Little Cheese Shop, 317 E. Market St. 970-779-9463, Tuesday through Friday 12:30-6 p.m.. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cheeses, cured meats, and boards. Order in store or online / take out / delivery.

– Chippers Downtown is closed, but takeout on Taco Tuesday (including margaritas!) is available! Call 970-878-7520 after 5 to order (or text 970-456-7668) to preorder. We can provide delivery or carry out! Cocktails delivered all weekend. (Free with a $30 order, or $5 delivery charge)

Clarks. 970-878-3240 to call ahead for best results, however, you may order at the window if you wish and wait in the parking lot and feel free to use our wifi while you wait.

Ma Famiglia is open for take out and delivery. Call 970-878-4141 to order. View menu at Monday-Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Meeker Cafe. 970-878-5062. Free delivery with a $30 order. Take out available. Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meeker Drugs Soda Fountain. 970-878-9988. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., call ahead for pick-up orders.

Mexican House. 970-878-5535. Free delivery with $30 order. Take out also available. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Outfitter’s Diner. 970-878-9956. Take out and delivery options.

The Fork. The Fork will be offering parking lot pick up Wednesday through Saturday. 4-8 pm. Let us cook for you! Give us a call! 970.878.8388.

Wendll’s. Take out and delivery options. 970-878-3688. Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

White River Bakery. The bakery remains open and the full menu is available for take out. Current hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.


– California Wok 970-675-5888

El Agave Restaurant is providing take out and delivery for the next 30 days. We will take over the phone payments, no contact with delivery or you can choose to sign with your own pen for take-out. We will give customers an option of no contact delivery and will leave your meal on your front doorstep if requested. Temporary hours for take out and delivery are from 12-7 p.m.

Giovanni’s Italian Grill is open for take out orders. Order online at or call 970-675-2670.

Main Street Cafe is still open for drive through and take out. Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cafe has same food menu items. 970-675-2799.


– CHSAA spring sports and activities are cancelled until April 18.

– Meeker School District will be shut down by order of the governor through April 17. Here is our latest story on that:

– Rangely School District will be shut down by order of the governor through April 17.

  • From Rangely School District’s Facebook Page: 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲

Rangely School District will be preparing free sack meals for any students 18 & under who need them beginning 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟯𝗿𝗱. Meals will be prepared Monday through Thursday.

Bags will include lunch along with a breakfast item for the following day. 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝘀. If you would like a meal, you will need to call Vicky Long at (970) 675-2267, leave a voicemail, email her at, or you may respond to the Rangely School District Re-4 Facebook post each evening the night before. Meals must be reserved before 9:00 am the morning of. Please make sure that you say if you plan for a Rangely or a Dinosaur pick-up.Meals will be available to pick up at the following times and locations.
11:00 – 11:30 Out front of Parkview Elementary
12:00 – 12:30 In Dinosaur at the Town HallAfter receiving lunch, please leave the distribution location immediately to help us comply with current guidance on social distancing.For more information, call the contact Vicky Long if you have any questions.


Radino and Chuckwagon will not be open for lunch gatherings. We will be open starting Wednesday, March 18 for meal pick up at the front door to your car or your hand. Please do not come inside the buildings. Times will vary slightly. We will continue to deliver for our homebound meals. You will still need to call in a reservation by 8 a.m. of that day or preferably the night before. This will continue until further notice.

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