From My Window: Some things best left to young folks; Congrats to RHS, MHS grads!

Some things are best left to a younger person. I definitely found out this past weekend that I am not as young as I used to be and that 30 to 35 years does make a difference.

Chamber braves weather for annual member dinner, awards

Two major awards were presented Friday night at the annual Meeker Chamber of Commerce Membership and Awards Dinner, held outside this year near the gazebo between the old courthouse and new Justice Center in downtown Meeker. From left to right, Meeker Chamber Executive Director Stephanie Kobald, Chamber Board Member Ann Marie Scritchfield and her daughter, Eva, present Diane Dunham with the Citizen of the Year Award for all of her volunteer work for several organizations in Meeker. At far right is Meeker Board President Diana Jones.

From My Window: Chamber dinner unique and enjoyable; congrats to CNCC grads

The annual Meeker Chamber of Commerce Membership and Awards Dinner on Friday night was a unique event for a couple of reasons—and both of them made for a mostly enjoyable evening.

Road work season…

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Road crews were busy on Saturday grinding the pavement on County Road 8, east of Meeker, getting ready above to cross the intersection with County Road 4. According to one worker at the site, the project is designed to repave the first 11 miles of County Road 8 from where it heads east off of […]

Commissioners appreciated by WPX…

Jeff Kirtland, left, of WPX Energy presented a plaque of appreciation to Rio Blanco County Commissions, second from left to right, Jeff Eskelson, Shawn Bolton and Jon Hill on Tuesday morning for the cooperation between the company and the county over the past couple of years, which, Kirtland said, has meant much to the advancement of WPX Energy and the county.

Jeff Kirtland, left, of WPX Energy presented a plaque of appreciation to Rio Blanco County Commissions, second from left to right, Jeff Eskelson, Shawn Bolton and Jon Hill on Tuesday morning for the cooperation between the company and the county over the past couple of years, which, Kirtland said, has meant much to the advancement […]

Donkey basketball…

Being mostly parked under the basket on the students’ end of the basketball court put MHS student Ty Dunham in good position to score. However, this is one of the few shots that Dunham actually made during the Meeker FFA benefit fundraiser event on April 20 in the MHS gymnasium. Despite a strong second-half attempt to overcome the community team (old folks), the students came up just a few points short.

MHS Prom 2016…

The 2016 Meeker High School Prom Royal Court was announced before the beginning of the dancing at the prom, which was held Saturday evening at the Hugus Building to a nearly full house. Members of the royalty, from left in the back row: Attendants Jake Nielsen and Caitlyn Shepherd, Attendants Devon Pontine and Jenna Walsh, and Queen Kadie Hummel and King Nick Burri. In the front row are youth attendants Carson Blunt, left, and Raegan Clatterbaugh.

Kum & Go introduces a new incentive program to reward its customers

RBC I Kum & Go has launched its free &Rewards program to reward customers simply for shopping at Kum & Go. &Rewards is incredibly easy to use and customers earn points just by purchasing items they buy every day—things like fuel, food, soft drinks, coffee and more will count toward earning a reward.

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.