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Former Meeker Wrestling Coach Dies

Meeker Cowboys horse cowboy flagFormer Meeker wrestling coach Bill Turner died Sunday afternoon in Denver. Reports say Turner was in Denver watching his grandsons Casey Turner and Sheridan Harvey wrestle at the state tournament. Bill later suffered a fall and was taken to a hospital in Denver, where he died the next day from complications resulting Continue reading

Meeker Cowboys Snatch Team Trophy

Meeker Cowboys horse cowboy flagThree days of state high school wrestling ended with a nail biter as the Meeker Cowboys came up just a few points shy of claiming the team championship, finishing 2nd to Rocky Ford, and just ahead of Paonia. Six Meeker wrestlers received medals. Sheridan Harvey finished 5th; Tristin Peloni and Devon Pontine placed 3rd; Anthony Watt and Casey Turner each finished 2nd and T.J. Shelton took Continue reading

Meeker Advances Six to Quarterfinals at State Tournament

wrestling-#2Meeker sent 6 wrestlers to the round two of the state wrestling tournament in Denver yesterday. Hayden passed three through, Moffat County advanced 2, and North Park sent one into round two. All wrestlers who lost yesterday will try to make their way back into medal contention through wrestlebacks. Our coverage of the state Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

Parks to Offer Youth Turkey Hunt this Spring near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a unique chance to win a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker, scheduled to take place the weekend of April 11th and 12th. The hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners in partnership with CPW wildlife Continue reading

New Wildlife Habitat Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has obtained nearly 700 acres of wildlife habitat near the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area west of Meeker. The land was purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The addition increases the Rio Blanco state wildlife area from 390 acres to Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

On the Mat Rankings Released

wrestling-1This year’s pre-season “On the Mat” Rankings have the Meeker Cowboys listed as the number 4 wrestling team in 2A. On The Mat provides weekly wrestling rankings for teams and individuals in all weight classes. There are several Northwest Colorado individuals listed in the Continue reading

Victims of Car Crash in Stable Condition

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3As of yesterday morning, all passengers in Wednesday’s rollover accident on Highway 64 near Meeker are stable. Three of the passengers, 21-year old Gabrielle Garzon, 18-year old Zachary Williams, and a 16-year old boy, and the driver 19-year old Jessica Johns were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the Continue reading

Rollover Crash Injures 5 in Rio Blanco County

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Yesterday afternoon, the Rio Blanco Communications Center was notified of a one-car rollover crash about four and a half miles west of Meeker on State Highway 64 with multiple victims being injured. The first Deputy to arrive found one occupant had been ejected, the driver was partially ejected and the other three Continue reading

Rangely to Unveil New Veterans’ Memorial Tomorrow

VFWA Veterans Day Celebration will be held in Rangely tomorrow to unveil the town’s new Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony will take place at Hefley Park. The day will include singing the National Anthem, a flag ceremony, and a handful of speakers. The new memorial will honor Rio Blanco County men and women who Continue reading