Stockgrowers’ …

P1TeaserPhoto (focusOnEkstrom)Bill Ekstrom, the Rio Blanco County agricultural Extension Service agent, was the first speaker during the public portion of the annual Rio Blanco Stockgrowers’ Association’s annual meeting on Saturday at the county courthouse in Meeker. Several other government spokesmen and ranchers spoke at the meeting regarding agricultural issues in Northwest Colorado.

phRBCStockgrowers,HillMeetingRoughly 40 ranchers from around Rio Blanco County gathered Saturday at the District Court courtroom in the county courthouse in Meeker for the Rio Blanco Stockgrowers’ annual meeting. A variety of government and agricultural speakers spoke during the three-hour meeting, leading the speakers was Rio Blanco County Commission Chairman Jon Hill of Rangely. Behind him, from left, at the table are: Rio Blanco Stockgrowers’ Association immediate past president George Rienau, association secretary Teresa Anderson and new association president Kelly Sheridan.

phRBCStockgrowersDinnerApproximately 100 people took part in the dinner and dance portion of Rio Blanco Stockgrowers’ annual meeting, dinner and dance on Saturday evening in Meeker. The meeting was held Saturday afternoon in the District Court courtroom in the county courthouse and the dinner and dance were held at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center with Ma Famiglia catering the dinner and music provided by Matt Holliday. The evening of dancing was hosted by DJ Cordell Jumonville.