Tag Archives: Meeker

Mine Safety Organization Plans to Extinguish Coal Seam Fire near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is working closely with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to extinguish a coal seam fire burning in the long-abandoned Black Diamond Mine above Meeker. The mine is located on private lands, but the State is Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Historical Society to put on Presentation

riohisThe Rio Blanco County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, will present a special historical reenactment program with local presenters depicting the characters of prominent Rio Blanco Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Taking Place in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The BLM is expected to continue a prescribed burn about 25 miles southwest of Meeker today. The burn site is located near the junction of Rio Blanco County Roads 29 and 87. The project started yesterday, and is expected to finished up Continue reading

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. The project is about 25 miles southwest of Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Plant Expansion

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments on a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker. Natural Soda’s planned expansion of the Piceance Creek Basin processing facility would double its current 250,000 tons per-year Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading

Big Weekend in Basketball

BASKETBALL-#4This weekend is a big basketball weekend for a few area high schools. In 2-A action tomorrow, the SoRoCo boys and girls travel to Grand Junction Central High School for the Regional Tournament. The girls will take on Mancos at 3 in the afternoon, while the boys play against Paonia at 7:30. Also in 2-A, the Meeker boys and girls Continue reading

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