Re-enactment resurrects Meeker bank robbery

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.

Meeker Chamber of Commerce offers hospitality classes next week

MEEKER I Prior to the Meeker Chamber of Commerce starting a Meeker Ambassador Program (MAP), the chamber will offer local hospitality training next week to local businesses, employees and individuals to assist in providing high-quality service and hospitality to increase and improve tourism relations.

Town of Meeker cracking down on dead trees, unmowed lawns

These branches were piled in the street in a Meeker neighborhood on Friday. This is the type of trash and debris, including unmowed and untrimmed lawns, that the Town of Meeker will be cracking down on in the next few months, in the hope that residents will respond and clean up their residences. The city is serious about the problem, according to Meeker Town Manager Scott Meszaros, who said the town will be enforcing clean-up rules on residents who refuse.

MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and the Meeker Board of Trustees have focused their attention on the long-standing weed and property clean-up ordinance.

Range Call events begin on Saturday

MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s pioneer settlers. Today’s residents share those same traits, living in a community that continues to survive and do well in spite of booms and busts, droughts and floods, times of plenty and times of want.

From My Window… A countywide look at trash, concerts and Rangely tragedy

I applaud the nudge from the Town of Meeker requiring residents and landlords to pick up limbs and trash from their properties and to require thigh-high grass to be cut.

Mazzola to be next sheriff; Tipton wins nod for House

RBC I All the action Tuesday night was on the Republican Party’s primary ballot in Rio Blanco County as Anthony Mazzola easily outdrew Michael Joos as the people’s choice to follow retiring Sheriff Si Woodruff as the county’s top law enforcement officer.

Plein Art wraps up

MEEKER I Artists taking part in Plein Air Meeker 2014 can now be seen along the Rio Blanco County roads and forests within 50 miles of Meeker as the painters focus on outdoor art available thanks to Mother Nature.

Felix y los Gatos: Summer Concert Series

More than 200 spectators listened to Felix y Los Gatos on Friday evening on the lawn of the courthouse in Meeker. The band, from Albuquerque, N.M., played a wide variety of musical styles much to the delight of those in attendance. The concert was sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District in Meeker. There will be other concerts throughout the summer. The Friday concert had it all: children, adults, families, great sunshine, lot of grass to sit on and great music.

Buford School benefit fish fry…

Members of the White River Community Association served up potatoes, other side dishes and salads for the more than 200 people who attended the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday at the Buford School, alongside County Road 17 about 20 miles east of Meeker. The funds raised go toward upkeep on the school, which is listed on the Colorado Register of Historic Places, having been built in 1889 near what is now Lake Avery.

House fire…

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A residence at 340 Park St. in Meeker was damaged Friday, when hot grease from the family barbecue grill dripped onto the propane line to the barbecue, which “compromised the propane line,” leading to the fire, Fire Chief Steve Allen said Wednesday. Homeowners Jason Hightower and Mandi Etheridge said no

From My Window… Fishing Day, Fish Fry fun work, unite communities

It was a fun weekend to be working. Can’t always say that, but covering the Meeker Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday morning and traveling upriver to attend the Buford School benefit fish fry on Saturday afternoon reminded me of what is fun about covering local events for a small publication.

Kids’ Fishing Day in Meeker

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Plenty of kids and their parents took advantage of Meeker Kids’ Fishing Day activities at Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday. Lots of kids were introduced to fishing at the event, which included instruction by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and lunch served by the Meeker Lions Club.