“How long will you stay?” was the one question over the years that continued to plague Meeker’s newest residents. It seemed to be an integral part of the welcoming tradition and was included in an […]
Now that our local graduation has been held in a unique 2020 fashion, the efforts by the local school district to hold an actual ceremony demonstrated the RE-1 District’s dedication to recognizing the efforts of […]
MEEKER | Reporting and telling someone else’s stories is an awesome responsibility. The editor of this community’s paper, Niki Turner of the Rio Blanco Herald Times, understands the importance of that. It also seems that […]
The most recent school shooting hit too close to home. Twenty-five years of working as a special education teacher gave me the opportunity to spend time in most all of the elementary and middle school […]
It appears this year the pranksters are packing. At least that is what their pockets stuffed with clear, plastic tape might indicate. Making midnight visits all over town to darkened doorways and windows, ringing doorbells […]
The local historical society’s fundraiser may have shed a little light on family mysteries for local residents. It did for me. My familiarity with the old doll could not be questioned, but my knowledge of […]
There is one thing a community can never have in excess: volunteers. Warm weather brings out an annual call for helpers all through the town and some organizations are needier than others.
I was hoping that two weeks after announcing that I was giving up writing a weekly column, two writers from Meeker and Rangely would “step up to the plate” and give column-writing a chance.
During these tough economic times, it is important to look at the little things that indicate a change locally. Increases in home sales, rentals, and the number of active drilling rigs are a few of […]
Writing a regular column that appears each week on the op/ed page of a weekly newspaper can be a challenge. Coming up with ideas isn’t the problem, filling the space with a timely, well-written, piece […]
Visitors to northwestern Colorado talk about its natural beauty as a revelation: the wildlife, the scenery and the outdoor way of life. There are some who find beauty in the cast-off antlers shed each spring. […]
Reading is fun. A seemingly self-explanatory statement often evokes an odd response from parents, teachers, and experts in the field of education.