Business workshop to deal in incentives, government

MEEKER I A business workshop is planned in Meeker on Wednesday dealing with business incentives and what role government and business can play in determining our competitiveness. “Please share this information with your business boards and anyone else who may be interested,” said Katelin Cook, Rio Blanco County’s economic development coordinator. “I know this topic […]

Businesses close…

The front door to Shepherd’s Office Outfitters, located at the intersection of Sixth and Main streets in Meeker, was padlocked shut the morning of June 3. Attempts were made to contact business owners Chad and Jeannette Shepherd of Meeker and a message was left telling them that if they wanted to offer any information or make a statement, they would be welcome to do so by contacting the Herald Times. They were not heard from.

Chamber celebrates Small Business Week

MEEKER | The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is celebrating National Small Business Week by saying, “Thank You for Choosing Meeker.” The chamber is thanking and celebrating Meeker’s small business owners during National Small Business Week (this week) with a free lunch on Friday with the Small Business Development Center.

Mountain Valley Bank purchased in merger

MEEKER I Mountain Valley Bank announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Companies. Pursuant to the agreement, Platte Valley Companies will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mountain Valley Bank and its parent holding company, Mountain Valley […]

Giving back…

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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.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to businesses for “Christmas Store” donations

Dear Editor: We at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Meeker would like to thank Samuelson True Value Hardware & Lumber, Meeker General Mercantile, Ace Hardware, the Girl Scouts of Meeker and individuals for their donations to “The Christmas Store” at the Walbridge Wing. These donations were very much appreciated! Emmanuel Baptist

Letter to the Editor: Level playing field for local businesses

Dear Editor: This is an open letter of opinion to the businesses, organizations and diverse groups in Rio Blanco County. As we all struggle to make ends meet and control our budgets to be fiscally responsible, it is even more important to circulate our business and monies within our communities. The focus of my concern […]

Merchants in Meeker say holiday season was good to average

Angie Arnold, owner of Meeker Video, was one of the businesses in Meeker that went all-out, decorating the front window for a holiday season many business owners said was “good to average”

MEEKER I It was a good to average Christmas season for several of the retail merchants in Meeker, most of them buoyed by Small Business Saturday, when nearly all reported a great increase in the amount of local traffic.

Meeker merchants offer specials, discounts for Saturday shoppers

Kacey’s Closet on Main Street in Meeker is one of the many local businesses offering discounts, specials and extended hours on Saturday as part of Small Business Saturday, promoted by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

MEEKER I Gearing up for the holiday season, the Meeker Chamber of Commerce is promoting Small Business Saturday this weekend, and several local businesses will be taking part, offering specials, discounts, extended hours, etc.

Family Dollar ready to open…

Cars are lined up in front of the new Family Dollar store in Meeker as employees train for today’s scheduled store opening.

Family Dollar set for Meeker opening later in November

MEEKER I The new Family Dollar outlet in Meeker will be open to the public on Nov. 21. The store, located at 184 Market St. in Meeker, is opening on schedule, Family Dollar public relations manager Bryn R. Winburn told the Herald Times.

Meeker businesses relocate…

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Meeker Drugs is open and fully operational after relocating to 315 Sixth St. in Meeker.