News Briefs: March 18, 2021

Celebrate Agriculture” BBQ Mar. 20

MEEKER | The Meeker Lions Club will be hosting a “Celebrate Agriculture” barbecue on March 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the courthouse pavilion in Meeker. Stop by and have a free hot dog or hamburger with chips and a drink to help us show our appreciation of the farmers and ranchers of Rio Blanco County.

WRCD planning advisory meeting Mar. 25

MEEKER | The White River Conservation District’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will be meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in Meeker at the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District Building (240 7th St.). A virtual link will be provided upon request. Please email to request a link for the virtual meeting. The PAC will hear updates from the diversion structure and riparian assessment teams and updates on grant funding and the new coordinator position.

Wagon Wheel OHV meeting April 7

The next meeting of the Wagon Wheel OHV Club will be April 7 at Kilowatt Korner at 7 p.m. (COVID-10 precautions observed). Officer and board elections will be held at the April meeting. 

Adults age 60+ invited to provide input on local services

The Aging Services Coalition of Northwest Colorado is seeking input from adults 60 and over, and their caregivers, through a survey available throughout March. The coalition, consisting of organizations serving older adults and individual community members, was created in 2020 to implement strategies to resolve gaps in and barriers to services needed to allow older adults to live safely and with dignity in our communities.  Covering Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, the survey focuses on four areas: transportation, communication, social engagement and housing. Responses will inform local leaders on the desires and needs of older adults in our community.  Respondents have the opportunity to win one of several $25 Visa gift cards by completing the survey before the March 31, 2021, deadline. The survey is available in English and Spanish at For more information, contact Leigh Hull, Aging Services Coordinator, at

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.

Arbor Day poster contest for 5th graders

RBC | Fifth-graders can submit entries to the 2021 Colorado Arbor Day poster contest through March 31. This year’s contest theme is “Celebrate Trees in our Community.” Students are asked to create a poster that reflects their understanding of the important role trees play in our communities and how trees can be celebrated. For submission requirements, please visit