HopeWest offers grief support

MEEKER I HopeWest is providing a new weekly grief support group in Meeker and is open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Mending Hearts meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall on the top floor at 368 Fourth St. in Meeker.

HopeWest-Meeker has grant for $35,000

MEEKER I HopeWest has received a $35,000 Caring for Colorado grant to expand its HopeWest Kids grief program to Meeker.

HopeWest CEO honored

MEEKER I Christy Whitney, President and CEO of HopeWest, a Colorado non-profit hospice and palliative care organization, was recently honored with the Community Visionary Award from the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.



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.’

Letter to the Editor: HopeWest fundraiser offers lots of fun for a great cause

Dear Editor: Many thanks for the ongoing dedication of the HopeWest Meeker volunteers, advisory board members and our three part-time staff members who have worked together so faithfully in our community this past year.

HopeWest scores perfect survey by state

MEEKER I HopeWest recently had an unannounced, onsite survey that takes place every five to seven years for hospice organizations in Colorado. HopeWest, which has a branch in Meeker, received perfect results.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to RB Quilters from HopeWest-Meeker

Dear Editor: Many thanks to the RB Quilters, who recently completed and lovingly donated 10 lap quilts to HopeWest-Meeker to be given to patients upon intake.

Giving back…


Meeker Sand & Gravel presented a $5,000 check to HopeWest-Meeker on Monday to benefit the organization’s new palliative care program in the Meeker area.

Rio Blanco Stitchers give quilts to HopeWest-Meeker

The Rio Blanco Stitchers have nine quilts completed and more on the way for patients with the newly opened HopeWest-Meeker, a palliative care program. Quilts have already been sewn by Linda Jones, Barbara Phelan, Penny Brown, Donna Collins, Pat Daggett, Peggy Shults, Jan Keller and Lori Farris, and Toby Smith donated 2,200 squares of material her mother cut and pressed for use in the quilts.

MEEKER I The tags on the quilts will read, “Quilts Because We Care,” on each of the beautiful, unique and heartfelt gifts from The Rio Blanco Stitchers. The quilting group has donated the first three quilts to HopeWest-Meeker, the Meeker branch of the palliative care center out of Grand Junction.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Halloween Ball success

Dear Editor: The team from HopeWest-Meeker would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the attendees who came to the Halloween Ball this past Saturday night.



There were lots of Halloween happenings Saturday in Meeker as signified by this carving by Ben Quinn at the NewHope-Meeker Holiday Ball.

From My Window… HopeWest-Meeker great for elderly, families; gas prices plunge

HopeWest from Grand Junction and Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker held a joint fundraiser for HopeWest-Meeker on Saturday night with the HopeWest/Pioneers Medical Center’s soon-to-open palliative care program gaining more start-up funds for the Meeker-based program.