News Briefs: February 28, 2008

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Bibb to compete in Mrs. Colorado
annual contest
MEEKER — Roni Bibb was recently selected as Mrs. Meeker and will represent her community in the 32nd annual state competition to be held May 17 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver. The winner of the state competition will receive a prize package valued at more than $15,000 and will advance to compete with 49 other state delegates at the national Mrs. America pageant.

BLM hosting
meeting to discuss pipeline project
MEEKER — The Bureau of Land Management is inviting public input on the proposed Overland Pass Pipeline Piceance Basin Lateral Project to help identify issues of environmental concern, mitigation measures and possible alternatives.
Information about this project is available on the BLM Web site, BLM_Programs/land_use_planning/EA/overland_pipeline.html
Please submit comments in hard copy to Kent Walter, field manager, BLM White River Field Office, 220 East Market St., Meeker, Colo., 81641. Comments may also be submitted electronically on the BLM Web site or e-mailed to
All comments must be received by March 14.

How to detect
RBC — The Colorado Workforce Center and David O. Smith of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will hold a free workshop Feb. 29 from 10 a.m.- noon at Mountain Valley Bank. The workshop is designed to help employers detect fraudulent documents. Please RSVP by Feb. 25 by calling (970) 878-4211.

Longhair to
chronicle Native American life
MEEKER — Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Smoking Pow Wow Committee are sponsoring a community education seminar on Native American life: past, present and future, on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register now for this interesting opportunity to learn more about the lives of Native Americans from Mary Lee Longhair as she shares insights about their ceremonies, customs and beliefs. The seminar will be held at the Meeker CNCC Center, 345 Sixth St. Registration is $30 and space is limited so call 878-5227 or 675-3350 or stop by the Meeker Center Tuesday or Wednesday to ensure your attendance.

AARP Driver’s Safety course starts soon
MEEKER — The AARP Driver’s Safety program will be held March 17-18 from 1-5 p.m. at the Senior Center in the Fairfield Center.
The program consists of eight hours classroom instruction and discussion (no driving, no tests) for motorists 50 and over. A small fee is charged. Those completing the course will qualify for a discount on their auto insurance.
Classroom space is limited. For more information and to sign up for the class call Charlotte White at 878-5676.

Chamber offers events calendar
MEEKER — Visit to view a community calendar. You can also submit your upcoming events to the calendar on the Web site. For more information, call the Meeker chamber, (970) 878-5510.

Cowgirl moves to new location
MEEKER — Cowgirl Cappuccino has moved to 1030 Market St. Winter hours are 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Harmon earns
associate’s degree
MEEKER — Andrea Harmon of Meeker, Colo., was awarded an associate of applied science in paralegal studies degree, Cum Laude, from Kaplan University on Feb. 2.

Jacob rehabs at Craig Hospital
MEEKER — Justin Jacob, recently injured in an accident in South Dakota, is now at the Craig Hospital for rehabilitation. Cards can be sent to him at: Craig Hospital, Attn: Justin Jacob, 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood, Colo., 80113-2811.

CNCC hosts oil shale discussions
RBC — Please come and enjoy an evening of learning and discussion as the Colorado Environmental Coalition and Western Colorado Congress provide a look at the potential future impacts commercial oil shale development, coupled with booming natural gas development, will have on our communities and public lands. A gathering will be held March 6 in Weiss Hall on the campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely at 7 p.m. and at the same time March 7 at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Sasha at 824-5241 or e-mail

Norell named to honor roll at Tarleton
MEEKER — Cynda Norell was named to Tarleton State University’s honor roll and distinguished students list for the fall 2007 semester. Distinguished students include freshman and sophomore students with a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a C. For juniors and seniors, they must have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a C. To be named to the university’s honor roll, students must have a 4.0 GPR and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

“Home of” 411
MEEKER — This week’s “home of” honorees are Billy and Natasha Goedert of Meeker. Billy has lived in Meeker for 28 years. Tasha moved here in 1993. Billy’s parents are Meeker residents Joe and Frances Goedert. Billy and Tasha have been married ten years.
Billy is a self-employed horse trainer. Tasha is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Meeker.
The couple has two children. Their son Uri is 7-years-old and is a second-grader at Meeker Elementary School. Their daughter Sophia is 4 and attends preschool.
Their hobbies are their family and animals.
When asked what she likes most about Meeker, Tasha answered, “I like the solitude, quiet atmosphere and good friends and family.”