News Briefs: Dec 3, 2020

Algae Study virtual meeting

RBC | The Technical Advisory Group will be meeting virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. to hear an update from USGS on their data collection for the White River Algae Study. If you are interested in attending, please call 970-878-9838 to request a link for the virtual meeting.

Window shop with The Upstairs Gallery

MEEKER| The Upstairs Gallery is closed at the moment, however, it will be open for some Small Business Saturday window shopping. Shop the Hugus building windows, text or leave a voicemail for Pat @ 970-799-9375 with your name and item numbers. Pick up between 2-5 p.m. at the 594 Main Hugus door. Fine art and crafts and great gifts by Pat Sheeran/Daggett, Maym Cunningham, Andy Goettel, Tasha Geodert, Suzi Kull, Jere Taylor, Janele Husband, Roberta Hawks, Jennifer Taylor, Tim Knouff and Katie Conrado. Wear a mask.

Santa Claus is coming to Trail and Hitch

MEEKER | Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the White River Casita at Trail and Hitch RV Park and Tiny Home Hotel at 322 County Road 8, Meeker, on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy cookies from White River Bakery, hot cocoa from Meeker Drug and Holiday music by the fire. All ages welcome and the event is FREE! We will be practicing safe social distancing by only allowing one family at a time in White River Casita. Santa and Mrs Claus will be wearing their masks to help keep everyone safe. Please let your child know to sit on the stool in front of Santa instead of his lap.

Jingle Mingle on-the-go

MEEKER | Help raise funds for Pioneers Health Foundation and the Meals on Wheels program by purchasing a Jingle Mingle Box for a holiday dinner or gift. Go to or call 970-878-9317 to order. Several options available, see the ad on PAGE 2A for more info.

COVID-19 testing options

RBC | Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment offers COVID-19 testing for all citizens who are symptomatic and/or have had a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and would like a test. Testing in Meeker will be from 3 to 4 p.m. only on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 8 and 9 due to scheduling conflicts. All other days will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
The designated COVID-19 testing area is the South parking lot in both Meeker and Rangely. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and a Public Health nurse will assist you.

For further information, please contact the Rio Blanco County Public Health & Environment Department at 870-878-9520.