News Briefs: May 20, 2021

White River clean-up day May 22

MEEKER | Join us Saturday, May 22 at the bottom of the Lake Avery dam for a morning of White River clean-up starting at 8:30 a.m. We will pick up trash there before stopping at several public river access sites on the way down to Meeker Circle Park. We will wrap up at Circle Park with some clean up there as well as lunch. The White River Alliance will provide trash bags, gloves, lunch and will haul all the trash. Just bring yourself and as much help as you can muster. Let’s come together and make our river as beautiful and clean as possible.

Community theater is here!

MEEKER | MACC will be holding auditions for a community production of the hilarious broadway hit, “Something Rotten!” Thursday, May 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MHS Auditorium. We are looking for people who would like to try acting, singing and dancing, and also for a backstage crew for lighting, set construction, prop making, and more! The show will be performed at MHS July 29, 30 and 31. If auditioning for a lead role: prepare a song, prepare a monologue (if looking for ideas for your monologue or song, visit If you would like to be in the chorus: come to auditions prepared to learn a short dance sequence with a group. No song or monologue prep necessary. If you would like to be involved, but can’t be at auditions, please text Shana Holliday at 970-987-9299.

RDH foundation yard sale fundraiser

RANGELY | In support of the senior-living park—North Park—an outdoor recreational park for seniors, the Rangely Hospital Foundation Board will host a “community yard sale” on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 511 South White Ave. All proceeds will be applied to the North Park project. Area residents are invited to donate any and all items in good condition or good working order. Donated items may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 1–3. (Donated items will not be returned if not sold.) This is an opportunity for residents to do their spring cleaning and support the North Park project. For more information, contact Rangely District Hospital at 970-675-5011.

Summer reading program starts June 1

MEEKER | Meeker Regional Library will be starting its Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2021. The program will run through July 31, 2021. You can earn ice cream certificates by reading books. Complete the program and receive a day pass for the Meeker Recreation Center and a new book of your very own. You can sign kids up for this program by coming in or calling 878-5911. Come and join the fun.

White River annual fish fry June 12

MEEKER | The annual fish fry will be held at the Buford School June 12 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the deep fried whitefish from our own White River, along with all the home cooked fixin’s. Proceeds will be used for the continued maintenance of the historic Buford School. See you there!

Library book club returns

MEEKER | The Meeker Library book club will be meeting on Monday, June 14th at 1:00pm to share favorite books read in the past year. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Oldtimers postponed to June 2022

MEEKER | On May 8, a public meeting was held at the Heritage Culture Center concerning the future plans for the Rio Blanco County Pioneers Association,  and more specifically, the Old Timers’ dinner/dance. It was decided to postpone the dinner/dance until Saturday, June 6, 2022. There will be a potluck picnic at the City Park for all members on Friday, Sept. 4, 2021, which is Labor Day weekend. The purpose of the picnic will be to acknowledge and promote membership in the Pioneers Association and to appoint new officers for the next year. It was recommended that one of the past rules requiring a 30-year-member-residence in Rio Blanco County and neighboring communities be eliminated. By acclamation of all the meeting attendees, that rule will be discontinued. However, that final vote will take place at the Sept. 4 meeting. In addition, the age limit was dropped to 21 years old for new members. We will also be selecting officers for next year. Needed will be a treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president/chairman. As stated earlier, this will take place at the Sept. 4 (Labor Day) picnic. Please send any names for nominations to Daryl LeFevre (307-272-0763) or Roberta Watt (970-878-5727)   We will send a reminder for the picnic later this summer. Next year’s dinner theme will be the crazy 1950s, so start hunting up those poodle skirts, Grandma; and polish up the penny loafers, Grandpa. We’re gearing up and looking forward to a great time next June 6, 2022.