News Briefs: Sept. 13, 2012

RHS Class of 1987 reunion this weekend
RANGELY | Rangely High School Class of 1987 and friends are invited to the 25th class reunion Sept. 14 and 15. Meet 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the RHS homecoming football game, then Saturday, Sept. 15, anytime after 5 p.m., for dinner and dancing at the old Ace HI. Any RHS alumni that would like to attend are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Russell-Higgins at 970-424-2291.

Library hosts slide show by Michael Wolfe
MEEKER | The Meeker Public Library will host a slide show and presentation by Michael “Red” Wolfe of some of the unique archaeology located in remote and scenic areas of San Juan County, Utah, on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Wolfe has worked for more than 20 years as a river guide on the San Juan River and for 10 years as a seasonal archaeologist for Manti-La Sale National Forest, Canyonlands National Park and the Bureau of Land Management. He will be sharing some of the images he has collected over the years and also presenting a brief general prehistoric cultural overview of the Four Corners area.

End-of-summer dance at Brown’s Park
RBC | The public is invited to our free summer dance, with country music provided by the John-Wayne Band, at Lodore Hall, Brown’s Park, on Saturday, Sept. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m., the dance begins around 6:30 p.m. Cake walks, a cake drawing, auction and door prizes are family activities planned for the evening! Food is also available. Sponsored by the Brown’s Hole Homemakers’ Club, a non-profit community organization, all donations go to support Lodore Hall and community events. From Maybell, drive west on Highway 40, turn right on Highway 318 to Brown’s Park, turn for historic Lodore Hall (County Road 114). For more information, call 970- 269-3000 or 970-272-3213.

National POW/MIA Day is Sept. 21
RBC | National POW/MIA Recognition Day observances are held nationwide the third Friday of every September in military installations, ships at sea, state capitals, schools, VA facilities and VFW Posts. The observance is one of only six days — the others are Armed Forces, Memorial, Flag, Independence and Veterans Day — that the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag is required on all federal buildings and installations, though many government agencies voluntarily fly the POW/MIA Flag 24/7. Hundreds of copies of the 2012 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster were distributed at the 113th VFW National Convention last month.

Memorial donations being accepted
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.