Meeker business luncheon Sept. 26

MEEKER I Any business leaders, people interested in networking or people interested in improving Meeker are invited to enjoy a luncheon Sept. 26 to talk about ideas and ways to improve business.

FNBR has new name: Bank of the San Juans

Workers spent a couple days last week making the official change from First National Bank of the Rockies to Bank of the San Juans. Bank officials promise an increase in assets with the buy-out but the same small-town friendliness and service that First National Bank of the Rockies customers have grown accustomed to.

RBC I First National Bank of the Rockies officially became the Bank of the San Juans last week after the oldest banks in Meeker and Rangely were acquired by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc.

Business luncheon set for Sept. 26 in Meeker

MEEKER I Any business leaders, people interested in networking or people interested in improving Meeker are invited to enjoy a lunch on Sept. 26 with other business owners and leaders to talk about ideas and ways to improve business.

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…


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 Church Meeker

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.