News Briefs: July 26, 2012

RBC Search & Rescue poker run Saturday
MEEKER | The first annual Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue OHV poker run will be held Saturday, July 28 at Lake Avery. For $25 per hand, $10 for each additional card (must be 18 to purchase hands) riders can enjoy a 30 mile ride through the scenic White River National Forest. Hands will be sold from 9-11 a.m at Station 1 and must be turned in at Station 5 by 4 p.m. First place, $250; second place, $150; third place, $100. There will be door prizes and concessions will be provided by the Meeker Lions Club. All vehicles must be licensed or registered and vehicle width may not exceed 64 inches. Use of safety gear is strongly encouraged. For more information call Travis at 878-5343 or Dave at 878-5297 (

RBC’s Got Talent entry deadline today
RBC | The deadline to sign up for the Rio Blanco County’s Got Talent Show has been extended to Thursday, July 26.  All entries are due to the Meeker or Rangely Rio Blanco County Extension Office by 5 p.m. Rio Blanco County’s Got Talent Show entry is open to all Rio Blanco County residents and will be held after the Junior Market Steer Show on Aug. 3 at the Rio Blanco County Fair. Call Roxie at 878-9490 or 620-6748 for more information.

Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Meeker today
MEEKER | Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) mobile pantry truck will be in Meeker providing assistance to community members Thursday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 779 Sulphur Creek Road. For information contact Debra Barney at 970-878-9650 or Jill Bradley 970-243-3937 (FBR). Next date will be Aug. 23.

Veterans Memorial needs your support
MEEKER | Contributions to the proposed County Veterans Memorial can be sent to VFW POST 5843, Rio Blanco County Memorial Fund, Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St., Meeker, Colo., 81641.

Wrestling camp in Craig July 28
RBC | Two time all-American wrestler Tanner Linsacum will present a wrestling camp for students in first through 12th grades on July 28 at Moffat County High School. The cost is $10 per wrestler, or $5 for additional children from the same family. Contact Chad Lawton at 326-6312, Mark Zimmerman at 629-0130 or Brandy Hixson at 756-2499 for more information.