Meeker officials sworn in …

From left, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey and Town Attorney Melody Massih were sworn into office by Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook at Tuesday evening’s Meeker Town Council meeting. The appointments of these town officers must be formally made and the individuals must take the oath of office along with the seating of new and re-elected town council members.

From My Window: ‘Good ole boys’ do great job; election issue is fire board vote

Let’s talk about the good ole boys! It seems to be a popular topic over the past few weeks. I apparently and quite mistakenly brought it up couple of weeks ago when talking about what kind of new chief should be hired to head up the Meeker Fire and Rescue.

CNCC Foundation Dinner…

Peggy Rector, left, long a staunch supporter and active board member at Colorado Northwestern Community College, presents CNCC President Russell George with a plaque of appreciation for all the good that Russell has done for the college since he began service as president in 2011. George has announced that he will be retiring before the year is out.

After Birth Ball…

There were plenty of items on the silent and regular auction block Saturday evening during the After Birth Ball fundraiser for the local FFA team, who served the meal, cleaned up afterward, delivered tea and water and did all the things required to serve the guests. Several thousand dollars were raised during the event, but the final tally was not known as of press time Tuesday.

From My Window: Fire chief’s letter reveals problems

Since I was a small child I have often heard two of the silliest of phrases uttered by man: “We’ve never done it that way before,” and, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Tree damage…

High winds and snow buildup in the past week have taken their toll on trees in Meeker and the surrounding area. This tree in Powell Park was damaged the evening of April 14. The top third of the tall spruce tree snapped off due to high winds and got hung up in an adjacent tree. If the tree had fallen the other direction, it would have fallen onto a house.

CNCC Business of the Year…

During the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Dinner on Saturday night, held to raise funds for scholarships, CNCC President Russell George, left, presented Chris England, right, with the plaque for Business of the Year to Rangely True Value Hardware. England was representing True Value owner Roger Polley, who is on the board of CNCC.

CNCC Person of the Year…

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation Board member Sam Tolley, left, thanks and congratulates CNCC President Russell George, right, on his service to the college at the CNCC Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday. Moments later, George named Tolley the CNCC Person of the Year for all his help.

Deserado donation…

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Deserado Mine donated $2,000 to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night at the CNCC annual Foundation Dinner. The money is earmarked for scholarships at the college. From left to right are: CNCC Foundation Board member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; Foundation Board President Ann Brady; longtime board member Peggy Rector; Jeff […]

Chevron donation…

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Chevron presented a $20,000 check to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night for the college scholarship fund. With the check are, from left: CNCC Foundation member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; longtime board member Peggy Rector, Cary Baird of Chevron; Foundation Board Chairman Ann Brady; Marques Jones of Chevron; and CNCC […]

Spring thaw…

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Ice fishing and shore fishing were almost nonexistent recently as the lake ice was thinning and the first eight feet of shore were open water, making it pretty tough to get out of the ice. With the recent warm temperatures Kenney Reservoir and Rio Blanco Lake, both between Meeker and Rangely along State Highway 64, […]

500 attend 9Health Fair…

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The line was not terrible, but the flow was consistently busy on Saturday morning during the annual 9Health Fair, held at Meeker Elementary School. Margie Joy, the Pioneers Medical Center public information officer and the Pioneers Healthcare Foundations’s executive director, said Monday that roughly 500 persons attended the fair for any number of reasons ranging […]