Tag Archives: Meeker

Wintry Weather To Add To Snowpack This Weekend.

snow-plowWith another 4 to 8 inches of snow expected his weekend, speculation that we are getting a lot more snow than usual will continue.  Another theory is that the ongoing cold temperatures have kept the existing snowpack from melting, causing the snow to pile high and resulting in narrowed streets  and snow mountains all over town.  The fact is that both have contributed to the amount of snow on Continue reading

Snow! Where Does It Go?

WINTER-DRIVING-300Where to put all the snow.  That’s the dilemma facing residents, businesses and government in Northwest Colorado.  As the snow piles continued to grow it’s important that everyone do what they can to keep the streets and sidewalks safe, and clear. Here are some Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Collum Environmental Assessment

office of surface mining

The Environmental Assessment on the Collum  area of the ColoWyo mine has been released for public comment. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for the mine, and if approved, will sustain up to 220 mining jobs in North West Colorado. The Collom project is located on federal, state and private lands in Moffat County adjacent to existing mining and reclamation operations. Along with the project, ColoWyo will donate Continue reading

Wrestling – Moffat County vs Meeker Tonight

wrestling-1A big crowd is expected for tonight wrestling dual when the Moffat County Bulldogs host the Meeker Cowboys. The Bulldogs who have seen great improvement this year will have their have all they can handle with the Cowboys. Meeker is currently the number three ranked 2-A team in Colorado. Two Continue reading

Colorado Man Identified As Pilot Of Crashed Plane

Copy of IMAG0420 Copy of IMAG0411The pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of meeker Thursday night has been identified as 62 year old William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado. Hiler’s body was recovered from the crash site and transported to Grand Junction where and an autopsy will be conducted today . The National Transportation Safety Board has assumed responsibility for investigating the crash. Continue reading

Identity Of Pilot Of Downed Airplane

35_bonanzaThe identity of the pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of Meeker Thursday night, is expected to be released shortly, after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The body was recovered from the Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading

ColoWyo Environmental Assessment Release Delayed

osmThe release of the new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine which was scheduled for yesterday has been pushed back a few days. Lee Boughey, the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, said there was no specific reason for the delay. The Assessment is now Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Environmental Assessment Release Today

colowyo-mine-truckThe new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine is to be released to the public today. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for ColoWyo mine. In 2013, ColoWyo obtained approval to mine that area from the Colorado Division of Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Has 23 Wrestlers Ranked This Week

wrestling-#2The new “On the Mat” Wrestling Rankings have the Meeker Cowboys ranked as the number 3 wrestling team in 2A. On The Mat provides weekly wrestling rankings for teams and individuals in all weight classes. There are an increasing number of Northwest Colorado individuals listed in the week 3 rankings. Meeker has 7 wrestlers Continue reading

Moffat County and Meeker Each Place Three At Warrior Wrestling

wrestling-1Moffat County and Meeker were in Grand Junction at the Warrior Classic.  As a team Moffat County placed 10th.   Individually Stelios Peroulis took 1st, Mikinzie Klimper took 4th and Hugo Hernandez took 5th.   Team Meeker placed 5th with  TJ Shelton taking 1st and was named outstanding wrestler of the Continue reading