From My Window: Don’t forget to vote and change your clocks; kudos to “The Tank” and Tasos

Let me start out with a couple quick reminders that are relevant this week throughout Rio Blanco County. The first is that daylight saving time ends this coming Sunday morning at 2 p.m.

HopeWest…

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Two of the costume winners at the HopeWest-Meeker fundraising Halloween dinner were Jill and Dale Dunbar of Meeker, right out of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

Three members of MSD Board of Trustees face recall effort

MEEKER I Petitions are being circulated by a Meeker man who is seeking the recall of three veteran members of the Meeker School Board of Trustees.

Owners of Meeker taxidermy keep up Halloween tradition

This the 34th year that Donna and Bill Wille have continued to expand their Halloween display at their taxidermy business, located at 369 Market St. in Meeker. The display utilizes at least 500 lights and is turned on around the clock daily.

MEEKER I It’s creepy. And it keeps getting creepier. Such is the Halloween tradition at Antler Taxidermy in Meeker for the past 34 years, and, according to owner Donna Wille, “it will likely continue for many years as me and my husband, Bill, truly enjoy Halloween and its scary, gory, graphic nature.”

From My Window… Vote for broadband issue 1A; congrats Cowboys and Broncos

Whether I sit close to the window or with my nose pressed against the pane, the subject of local ballot initiative 1A, which would pave the way for Rio Blanco County to get broadband, is clear as a bell a winning proposition.

MHS Homecoming 2014

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Luke Pelloni of the Meeker Fire Department pumps accelerant onto the Meeker High School Homecoming bonfire at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. The fire sparked a great Homecoming in which the MHS football team won 52-0 over Grand Valley. For more Homecoming photos, see below.

Gobble, gobble…

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Here, five of the six hen turkeys walking down the highway seem unbothered by traffic or this photographer east of Meeker Saturday evening.

Diana Jones, new head of Meeker’s chamber board, looks to future

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce has a new set of board officers this year with the election having been held Oct. 8.

Governor’s visit…

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Incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper made an hour-long stop in Meeker on Monday at Mountain Valley Bank before visiting the new Pioneers Medical Center site.

From My Window… There are several reasons to pass the Meeker school vote

Hopefully, the windows are clear and the vision is of a sunny election with ballot measure 3A passing so the Meeker School District can get on with doing what it is they are supposed to be doing, and that is offering students the best education possible.

Homecoming events under way at MHS

MEEKER I Homecoming activities are happening all week at Meeker High School. Events started Monday and culminate in a volleyball match and Homecoming dance Saturday.

Rio Blanco County unemployment rate dives in August

RBC I After more than six months in a row in which the Rio Blanco County unemployment rate fell by one-tenth (.1) of a percent, that good news was magnified several times by the county unemployment rate for August.