MES hosts Night at MES Museum April 9

MEEKER I Next week will be busy at Meeker Elementary School as the fifth-grade class offers its annual “Night at the MES Museum” on Thursday evening and its Scholastic book fair on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Meeker Elementary to hold Scholastic book fair

MEEKER I Meeker Elementary School will hold a “buy-one, get-one-free” Scholastic book fair on April 9 and 10.

Six DI teams from Meeker headed to state

Six Destination Imagination teams from Meeker qualified in Rifle recently for the state competition. In addition, The Seven Mischief Minions of the Mind and the Snack Attacks received Da Vinci awards, given to teams who have a unique approach to a solution. The Hepta-tectives team received the Renaissance Award, given for outstanding skill in the areas of design, engineering or performance. The six teams will head to the state tournament in April.

MEEKER I Meeker was well represented with 10 teams at the 2014 Western Slope Regional Destination Imagination Tournament in Rifle during the past weekend. Six of those teams will be going to the state competition in April.

STEM visits Meeker…

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On Feb. 28, the mobile field trip known as the STEM Museum arrived at Meeker Elementary School. Stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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: 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.

Dr. Seuss…

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Oh, the places you’ll go when you have a Dr. Seuss party! Roughly 200 guests enjoyed a delightful evening recently at Meeker Elementary School.

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Theos on saving the elementary school

Dear Editor: On Feb. 22, in a conversation about saving the old Meeker Elementary School with Ila Sturgeon, Bev Steinman, who wants to save the school, said, “I feel helpless.”