Tag Archives: Rangely

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

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

Election Day; Ballots Due by 7

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. If you haven’t turned your ballot in yet, you have until 7 tonight to do so. Ballots should be taken to your local elections clerk. Drop off points are at the Moffat County Courthouse, the Routt County Courthouse annex in Steamboat, Oak Creek Town Hall, Hayden Town Hall, the courthouse in Meeker, and the Continue reading

Ballots Due Tomorrow

Ballot-300Tomorrow is Election Day. Those who haven’t turned in their ballots have until 7 tomorrow night to do so. Elections officials say you should take your ballot in to your county’s polling place. In Moffat County that is the Moffat County Courthouse. In Rio Blanco County, it’s the courthouse in Meeker, and the Annex Building in Continue reading

Trick-or-treating Opportunities in Northwest Colorado

halloween-pumpkin-#3Today is Halloween, and there are plenty of organized trick-or-treating activities for kids all over Northwest Colorado. In Steamboat, the Downtown Halloween Stroll takes place from 5 to 7 at the businesses along Lincoln Avenue. In Craig, kids can walk the downtown businesses along Yampa Avenue, and the stores inside the Continue reading

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.
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EPA Asks for Extension in Bonanza Power Plant Decision

EPA-300A large number of comments and concerns has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to ask for more time to consider their demands of the Bonanza Power Plant in northeastern Utah. The EPA is acting on a mistake it made more than a decade ago, in which it allowed the plant to install equipment that actually raised the amount 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

Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is Continue reading

Wild Earth Guardians Attempting to Block Expansion of Deserado Mine

wildearthThe Wild Earth Guardians have filed a lawsuit hoping to halt the expansion of the Deserado Coal Mine in Rio Blanco County.  The Wild Earth Guardians are pushing the EPA to set a precedent by requiring the Bonanza Power Plant, owned by Deseret Power, to upgrade the plant with the latest clean air technology.  The cost would be Continue reading

Freak Sledge Hammer Accident Sends Woman to Hospital with Serious Injuries

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300A freak accident on Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely sent a Texas woman to the hospital with serious injuries yesterday afternoon.  According to a press release, an airborne sledge hammer came crashing through the windshield of Larry and Pamela Neill’s car, striking Pamela in the head.  She was taken to Rangely District Hospital, and Continue reading