Letter to the Editor: County looking for agreement, not input

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the County Commissioners, I attended the presentation in Meeker last Wednesday on the proposed new justice center on the assumption you wished input from the public. I intended to speak, opposing putting it on Fifth Street, but by the time the presentation was over, it was clear […]

Letter to the Editor: Fifth Street closing hearing a farce

Dear Editor: And now, the “rest of the story.” The Town of Meeker held a planning commission hearing Monday to determine whether Fifth Street between Main and Park streets should be closed so the county can “create a park” between the school and the courthouse.”

Letter to the Editor: The railroad finally made it to town

Dear Editor: After more than a century of waiting, the “railroad” finally arrived in town pulling the circus train. The smoke and whistle were notably loud and clear during the past week. In a carefully choreographed circus side show termed “public hearings” by the county on March 11 and 12 in Rangely and Meeker, respectively, […]

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.

Variety of comments made by residents on Justice Center proposal

RBC I Nineteen residents of Meeker and the surrounding area spoke Wednesday evening to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners after county officials spent nearly two hours explaining the history of proposed new county justice center and how it came to the point it is now — with concept drawings and plans.

County presents justice center concept plan

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MEEKER I Roughly 90 people were present the evening of March 12 as the Rio Blanco County commissioners unveiled their concept drawing for turning the old Meeker Elementary School into a new justice center, which would hold the county jail, courts, sheriff’s office, county attorney and staff and court-related offices.

Letter to the Editor: Oh, those answers by Rio Blanco County

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to our Rio Blanco County commissioners. I told you to be prepared for a response to your answers to my questions of Feb 26.

Letter to the Editor: Another plea to save the old school

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners. Although I am a registered voter in Rio Blanco County, I am currently assigned and working overseas for the U.S. Government. Despite being halfway around the world, I am pleased to regard Meeker as my home town.

Town of Meeker will address closure of one block of Fifth Street

MEEKER I The topic of closing Fifth Street in Meeker between Park and Main streets goes back to June 2013, when the town conveyed ownership of the “Main Street Building,” formerly the old Meeker Elementary School, to Rio Blanco County. The potential street closure is on the agenda for a Town Planning Commission hearing on […]

Letter to the Editor: Last chance to save old school

Dear Editor: The citizens of Meeker and Rio Blanco County have been informed by the county commissioners that there will be “public hearings” about the proposed design of the “justice center,” which they propose to locate where the historic Meeker Elementary School now stands.

Letter to the Editor: Why tear down old elementary school?

Dear Editor: ­I was born in Meeker, but moved away after high school and marriage. I moved back to Meeker several years ago and now live at the Fairfield Apartments. In the past year or so I have attended several meetings concerning the Old Elementary School with my friend, Sally Wilson. I had mainly just […]

Justice center meetings set

MEEKER I In 2013, the Rio Blanco County commissioners launched the Justice Center Project with the objective of improving facilities that serve our citizens, county and district law enforcement, and improve efficiency of county services based in Meeker.