News Briefs: Oct. 22, 2020

Live Chamber healthcare webinar

MEEKER | Join the live webinar with Q&A on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. to learn about the new Meeker Chamber of Commerce healthcare program. Our partners in the program, the Small Association Leadership Alliance (SALA), will be presenting an overview of this exciting healthcare solution and answering all your questions. There are multiple components that offer options for preventative care, prescription drugs, telemedicine, and cost sharing for larger, unforeseen medical expenses. Members have the flexibility to customize their healthcare, while providing an affordable solution that saves members an average of 60% with a 91% satisfaction rate. You can join the webinar at: or call in: 1(312)626-6799. The Webinar ID is 834 4871 3231.

Trick-or-treat at the White River Museum

MEEKER | Trick-or-treaters young and old are invited to stop by the White River Museum on Saturday, Oct. 31 for some “night at the museum” style Halloween fun from 5-7 p.m.

Walbridge Wing Halloween Parade Oct. 31

MEEKER | The Walbridge Wing will be hosting a Halloween Parade “weather-permitting” on Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. If you can please bring your ghosts and goblins…and lots of princesses up to the parking lot of the main entrance. Please stay safe, and take your time to walk up the road with them at a 6 ft. distance. Wave, say hello, scary faces whatever. We are so looking forward to seeing all of you. The staff will be handing out the candy with masks of our own and some really cool blue gloves.

COVID-19 testing options

RBC | COVID-19 testing is now being offered at Rangely Public Health. Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment offer COVID-19 testing for all citizens who are symptomatic and / or have had a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and would like a test. Please call RBC Public Health to schedule an appointment. In Meeker call 878-9520, Rangely call 878-9525. When possible, tests are performed prior to 11:30am. 

The designated COVID-19 testing area is the South parking lot in both Meeker and Rangely. When arriving for your appointment, please remain in your vehicle and a Public Health nurse will assist you. 

If you are in need of a COVID-19 test for clearance for travel or part of your preoperative guidelines, please reach out to Pioneers Medical Center, 970-878-9796, or the Rangely District Hospital at 970-620-3969. 

For further information, please contact the Rio Blanco County Public Health & Environment Department at 870-878-9520.

Free open house for health insurance help

MEEKER | Join us for a virtual open house with health coverage guide Jeni Holloway, and learn more about the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period. Register in advance for this meeting at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.