News Briefs: Jan 14, 2021

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Details on today’s vaccine clinic

RBC | Today’s community COVID vaccination clinic will be open to the remainder of Tier 1A citizens, health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients and 70+ individuals only. Please bring proof of residency. See PAGE 6A for further details. This change is due to vaccine allocation and the fact we did not receive the planned allotment, along with new guidelines from the CDPHE. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended for all symptomatic individuals and all individuals who have been exposed to a known case. If you have no symptoms, but have been exposed, it is advised to test 5-7 days after your last known exposure, or as soon as possible after you begin to develop symptoms. Testing is available at both Meeker and Rangely public health Monday through from 10 to 11 a.m. Please do not call for an appointment. Vehicles will be served in order of arrival.

It’s not too late to get health insurance

RBC | It’s not too late to get health insurance for 2021. Join a free virtual drop-in Second Chance Health Insurance Enrollment Event and get help from Health Coverage Guides and Brokers to enroll in health insurance for coverage starting Feb. 1. Jan. 14 from 5-8 p.m. Join Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 850 4557 9187, Passcode: 029231.

Historical Society annual meeting Jan. 17

RBC | The annual membership meeting for the Rio Blanco County Historical Society is coming up on Jan. 17 and will be held virtually over Zoom (call 970-878-9982 for details). This is the time to renew memberships, or join for the first time, and to elect officers for the board for the coming year. Election issues will include appointing Jay Sullivan as board vice president and approving Sparky Pappas as a board member. Current members can call in or pick up a voting slip prior to the meeting to participate. To renew or join as a member online visit, or mail a check to PO Box 413, Meeker CO 81641; or drop off payment at the White River Museum at 565 Park Ave., in Meeker.

Short-staffed? Grow your own talent!

RBC | Good help is hard to find, yet great teams are more important now than ever. If you’re part of a healthcare profession (medical, dental, pharmaceutical, behavioral, home health, assisted living, and so much more), you’re invited to a panel discussion about new opportunities to grow your existing or new staff. Visit to complete a short survey, and receive a follow-up email with useful information. For any other questions and to schedule a visit with our team contact Sasha Nelson, Colorado Northwestern Community College Director of Workforce Training at 970-824-1118 or email

CNCC classes in Meeker and Rangely


Enrich your personal and private life by learning how ethics impacts your daily life. Join instructor Gregory LaPoint in learning the basic history of ethics, how ethics is viewed in the modern era and how ethics can affect your life. You may wish to purchase the book: Natural Law and its Relevance by LaPoint. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2 through March 11. Cost is $126 for 12 days of class. The class will be taught via webinar and is 100 percent online. Meeker seniors 62+ receive 50 percent off. Register at or by calling 970-824-1118.

American Heart Association Skills Test

Now there’s a new, quicker way to certify or recertify for CPR-AED/First Aid. Test your skills. Take an American Heart Association Online course and then travel to Craig to complete the two-hour skills practice and test. You must bring proof of successful completion of an AHA online course within 3 months of your skills test. Skills testing on your schedule is available for larger groups. Enrollment is open for testing March 6 and May 1. Meeker seniors 62+ receive 50 percent off. Register at or by calling 970-824-1118.

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