Dear Editor: First off, I’m not sentimental about having attended school in the old elementary school. I am, however, passionate about saving a true historic building in its entirety to the benefit of all residents of Rio Blanco County.
Dear Editor: I am totally amused by the number of people who have written letters to the editor and articles for the paper regarding “the Justice Center.” Really people, you should not open your mouth until you have checked out the facts.
Dear Editor: Addressing the article on the Rio Blanco County Commissioners published in the local newspaper on Aug. 22, I was simply aghast to read of their plans and or ideas (regarding the old Meeker elementary school).
Dear Editor: Having read the Aug. 22 Herald Times article titled “County has four plans for justice center using old school,” it occurs to me that there is “a rat in the wood pile.”
MEEKER I The Meeker Community Center Task Force requested a public meeting with the Rio Blanco County Commissioners on Monday afternoon, and approximately 29 people participated.
Four plans were suggested for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on the old Meeker Elementary School site during an Aug. 13 workshop held by the county commissioners.
MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept possession of the downtown Meeker property known as the old Meeker elementary school, but they made it clear that the building is not automatically going to be demolished in favor of the new county justice center.
Dear Editor: The story is told of a collector of antique rifles who liked to haggle for the best price when purchasing such treasures.
RANGELY I Feeling that his town has been left out of consideration for too long, Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt believes the Early Education Center, which is now for sale by Rangely School Ditrict RE-4, would make an ideal location for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.
Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely has been encouraged to comment on the new justice center as the cost and location is something that affects all Rio Blanco County residents and especially each law enforcement agency in the county.
Dear Editor: Recent discussions about the Town of Meeker transferring ownership of the old elementary school to Rio Blanco County brought a large attendance to the town board meeting, most of whom were opposed to the transfer.
Dear Editor: I would respectfully disagree with Ms. Wilber and Mr. Zellers in their letters to the editor. If we as a community do not start accepting change, we are going to end up like many other small communities with a dead downtown area or, worse, a dead town.