NEWS BRIEFS: April 22, 2021

Power-grid discussion in Rangely Apr. 22

RANGELY | Glenn Rhoades, the national director of operations for the Task Force on National and Homeland Security will speak in Rangely on Thursday, April 22 at the Gathering Place, 616 East Main St. at 7:30 p.m. Rhoades is an advocate for greater power-grid hardening and resilience in the face of natural and terroristic threats to our nation’s power grid. Along with Rhoades’ message, there will be a free showing of the fill “Electronic Armageddon” followed by a short question and answer session.

Constitutional resolution review Apr. 27

RBC | A Constitution Resolution for Rio Blanco County has been submitted to the Rio Blanco County Commissioners for their review and will be presented to the public on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Meeker Fairgrounds (700 Sulphur Creek Rd.), in the New Exhibit Hall (next to the CSU Extension Office). Everyone is invited to attend to learn, ask questions, and make comments.

Fair Board meeting rescheduled

RBC | The April meeting of the Rio Blanco County Fair Board has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Meeker Fairgrounds due to a scheduling conflict with the Rangely FFA banquet on Thursday, April 29. The CSU Extension Office has call-in information for attending the meeting virtually.

Join Girl Scout Troop 13082 in Meeker

MEEKER | Now recruiting girls in PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade and their caregivers! Volunteering is fun, flexible and a special way to bond with your girl. New volunteer leaders will have membership and background check costs covered by Girl Scouts of Colorado. Girl membership is $35 annually and financial aid is available. If you have questions about volunteering and want to learn more about getting involved with the troop, email or call 970-628-8010 for more details.

Oldtimers Association meeting May 8

RBC | There will be an Old Timers Association meeting on May 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Culture Center at 525 Park St. The meeting is an open invitation to anyone with an interest in the future plans and activities of the Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association. If you plan to attend, please be ready with suggestions for maintaining traditional activities for the Old Timers and the RBCPA. Contacts for the meeting are Daryl LeFevre ( or Roberta Watt (

MACC bringing back community theater

MEEKER | Individuals interested in performing or behind-the-scenes participation in community theater are encouraged to attend the next Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) on Monday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage Culture Center. MACC is planning a return of community theater to Meeker this summer.

R100 returning to Meeker this June

MEEKER | The Meeker Sportsman’s Club is proud to be hosting the R100 again in 2021. Promote your business and be seen at the event by over 500 participants. The R100 will be held June 25-27 this year. We are expecting 500-plus participants. We would like to offer you this opportunity to be a part of this event. All sponsorship forms are due by May 10. If you have any questions, please contact: Cassie McGuire at 970-665-8822.

Trials adds a day to 2021 schedule

MEEKER | Due to a huge amount of entries, the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials is extending the dates and adding an additional day this year. The new dates are Sept. 7-12, 2021, at Ute Park. Sept. 7 is a free admission day; come and see all the amazing competitors free of charge, then stay all week long. Attention businesses: Please be aware of an extra day of visitors. Expect some changes in reservations. Visit to purchase your tickets today!