NEWS BRIEFS: October 22, 2016

Broadband and economic development meeting Oct. 27 at Mountain Valley Bank

MEEKER | Please join Rio Blanco County and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Oct. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Mountain Valley Bank. Utilization of broadband service for economic development efforts will be discussed. Please email with any questions and to RSVP.

Networking group meets Oct. 25

RANGELY | The next networking meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Weiss Conference Room. The guest speaker for the month of October will be David Ludlam, executive director of West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Their mission is to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Western Colorado oil and natural gas. If time allows there will be updates from the different entities present. Pizza, salad and dessert will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Dubbert at 675-3301 or email by Monday, Oct. 24.

Meeker economic development open house and informational meeting Nov. 2

MEEKER | Are you interested in learning about Meeker’s economic development projects? If so, please join us for a community open house. Topics to be discussed include: business attraction, business retention and expansion, visitor attraction, resident attraction and an update on catalyst projects. The open house will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Mountain Valley Bank. Call Katelin Cook at 970-878-9474 or Scott Meszaros at 970-878-4960 for more information.

Polar Plunge in Rangely planned Nov. 12

RANGELY | The 2016 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will be held at Kenney Reservoir on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. For more information contact Norian Edwards at 801-589-3210 or email njames@

CNCC computer classes available

MEEKER | Need help improving skills with Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint? If so, register now at CNCC Meeker Center for these October classes. Excel classes will be held in November and PowerPoint follows in December. For further information call 878-5227 or stop by the office at 345 Sixth St. next to the post office.

Christmasfest plans underway

RANGELY | The Western Rio Blanco Recreation & Park District is making preparations for the annual Christmasfest celebration, scheduled for Dec. 9 and 10 this year. The theme for this year’s Christmasfest is Elf on the Shelf. They are seeking help with the planning committee, volunteers and donations. Please contact Kirstin Cushman, Camilla Kennedy or Bethany Green at 970-675-8211 if you can help.