From My Window… RBCHS seeks young blood; prom a mess; Grandin a coup

Looking out the ol’ back window, last week was a crazy time. And since the look is a retrospective, we’ll start with the most recent and work back.

Livestock expert and autism advocate Temple Grandin to speak in Meeker April 26

Temple Grandin, 66, called one of the most 100 most influential people in the world for her work with livestock handling equipment as well as one of the world’s foremost experts on autism, will be part of the Ag and Business Summit in Meeker on April 26. The designer of most modern livestock handling equipment and author of many books on agriculture and autism, herself being autistic, currently teaches at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

MEEKER I A full day of fun, agricultural education and entertainment is on the slate for April 26, starting with the second annual Ag and Business Summit, in which a number of classes will touch on agricultural issues. Following the morning and early afternoon of classes, the renowned Temple Grandin will be featured speaker at […]

Rio Blanco County gets $374,000 from state

RBC I The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is pleased to announce that Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed into law legislation providing the immediate distribution of more than $4.2 million to local governments from the Local Government Permanent Fund (LGPF). Rio Blanco County will receive $374,806 from that fund.

From My Window… It’s time for county to end outdated party assemblies

Once again, my window looks a little clouded. Colorado is one of the few states that still has political party general assemblies and Rio Blanco County is one of the few counties left in Colorado to use them. The Republicans and the Democrats in Rio Blanco County held their general assemblies this past weekend, and, […]

Kevin Orlowitz back in Meeker as postmaster

Postmaster Kevin Orlowitz

MEEKER I After several months with a temporary postmaster, Meeker now has a new full-time postmaster, although he is no stranger to the post office in town.

Prom date changed …

The date for the 2014 Meeker High School prom was reset Monday from April 19 to April 12, causing a stir among students and parents, but meetings were set for Wednesday afternoon by students and parents who want to keep the April 19 date and Thursday evening by MHS Principal Kim Ibach to discuss with […]

10th annual CNCC Foundation Dinner and Dance


Cary Baird, left, the community engagement specialist for Chevron, presents a check for $25,000 to Peggy Rector, president of the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation, left, and CNCC President Russell George, right, during the 10th Annual CNCC Foundation Dinner on Saturday night at CNCC. The check, dinner tickets and prolific bidders in the silent and […]

From My Window… Clearly, a sense of unity in Meeker would aid objectives

There are all kinds of cliches that are appropriate for the current situation in Meeker: United we stand, divided we fall. It takes a village… It’s not personal; it’s business. We can make it together… Since last week’s votes by the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees and the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners, […]

Pioneers breaks ground on new hospital

Paul Sheridan, president of the board at Pioneers Medical Center, welcomed more than 120 people to the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new hospital, to be built just off of Highway 13, about 2 miles north and east of Meeker.

MEEKER I On Friday afternoon, amid cloudy and breezy skies, more than 120 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pioneers Medical Center, two miles northeast of downtown Meeker.

Recognition for Merriam…


Meeker Fire Chief Steve Allen, left, and Meeker Emergency Medical Services Director Matt Lyons, right, presented Deby Merriam with an award of recognition on Saturday night at the 81st annual Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue Banquet at the Fairfield Center.

From My Window… Congrats MHS cagers; A busy week regarding justice center

Congratulations go to the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams at Meeker High School, both of which made it to the Colorado Class 2A State Basketball Championships in Pueblo over the weekend.

Town OKs closure of block of 5th Street

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to an ordinance requested by Rio Blanco County to close Fifth Street from Main to Park streets to allow the courthouse and old elementary school to encompass the two-block area.