Tag Archives: Meeker

Partial Solar Eclipse This afternoon

Partial_solar_eclipseA rare opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse will occur this afternoon across much of the country, including Colorado and Wyoming.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, with total eclipse leaving just the corona visible while a partial eclipse, which we will see today, will produce a crescent-shaped sun. For eye safety reasons do not directly look at the sun with the naked eye.  In Colorado and Wyoming the Solar eclipse will start around 3:15 this afternoon, with the greatest eclipse expected around 4:30 and ending at 5:45.  Almost 50% of the sun is expected to be obscured at maximum eclipse.
Viewing safety information.
Additional information about today’s solar eclipse.

Charges Filed Against Teen Who Stabbed Sheriff

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Prosecutors have filed charges of assault and menacing against a Meeker-area man accused of stabbing Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff. 19-year-old Logan Piper was arrested after the August 21st attack in Meeker. Woodruff is on leave and is expected to recover. Piper is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. His next court Continue reading

Joe Meyer Named Northwest Colorado District Manager of BLM

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction. Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the Field Manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offering Special Hunt Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during certain hunting seasons in fall of 2014. The Miller Creek Ranch is within the White River mule deer and elk herd units, two of the largest big game Continue reading

BLM Seeking Comment on Trails Project Near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to develop a comprehensive non-motorized trail network near Meeker. The proposed project outlines two alternative trail systems in the China Wall area to provide recreation opportunities for hikers, Continue reading

First National Bank of the Rockies Changes Hands

BofSJMeeker2 (1)One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado begins a new chapter this week when 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches are renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc. Bank officials say customers will notice few changes at the Grand Junction, Steamboat, Continue reading

BLM Seeks Comment on Public Land Access Closure

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near Continue reading

Economic Sessions in Craig, Steamboat, and Meeker

economyStrengthening Economies Together, or SET, will meet next month to go over their program with a representative of the South Dakota Badlands River Region. The event provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the SET process. It starts in Meeker September 15th with a focus group meeting. On the 16th the group will Continue reading

Suspect Identified in Stabbing, Sheriff Recovering

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at home after he was stabbed while trying to arrest a teenager in the Pioneers Hospital parking lot in Meeker. Undersheriff Michael Joos said Saturday that Woodruff is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed in the abdomen while he and Meeker Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Recovering After Stabbing

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction today, after being stabbed in an altercation in Meeker. Woodruff and Meeker Police Chief Bob Harvey were attempting to arrest a man in the Pioneers Hospital parking lot Thursday. Harvey was able to subdue the Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Hospitalized in Assault

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3The Rio Blanco County Sheriff was injured in an assault yesterday that sent him to the hospital. Sheriff Si Woodruff was attempting to take an unidentified man into custody in the parking lot of Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. The man reportedly assaulted Woodruff, who was admitted to Pioneers shortly Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading