News Briefs: Sept. 6, 2012

White River Museum open house Sept. 8
MEEKER | You are invited to an open house at the White River Museum. Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. for the opening ceremony with town and county representatives and our lighting designer. Tours and refreshments will be available until 5 p.m. Come see our new lighting and exhibits. Call 878-9982 for more information.

RBC community wildfire plan presentation
RBC | Please join us Monday, Sept. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. at either the Meeker Room at 200 Main St. or the Rangely Annex Building at 17497 Hwy. 64 for the third public meeting on the Rio Blanco County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The planning team will present the draft plan, including the findings of the risk assessment and hazard rating analysis, as well as an implementation strategy. Your input is encouraged to ensure that the final CWPP, which will be developed following this meeting, addresses your objectives and interests for Rio Blanco County.

RHS Class of 1987 reunion Sept. 14-15
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.

National POW/MIA Day 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.

Crossbow use in all archery seasons
RBC | The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW) will be hearing a citizen petition on allowing crossbows during all archery seasons. The meetings will be held Sept. 6 and 7 at the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, Colo., at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Free 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! 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.