Trees down…


Just prior to the first snow of winter, all the trees on the property of the new justice center/old elementary school in downtown Meeker have been cut down to make way for the new center. Much work has also been done on the inside of the structure, which will undergo a major remodel.

Field trip…


Meeker Elementary School first-grade teachers Jennifer Steinacher, Stephanie Overton and Shelly Bremer took their students for a field trip to Meeker Sand & Gravel. It’s the third year in a row the Conrados have hosted the students.

MES book fair tonight, Friday

MEEKER I For those who love reading, the annual Scholastic Book Fair at Meeker Elementary School will be held this evening and Friday morning.



Steve Balloga, pictured standing, and Justin Blagg assisted the Meeker Police Department in presenting the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program to the third- through fifth-grade students at Meeker Elementary School last week.

Children’s book author presents assemblies and workshops today in Meeker for students, parents

MEEKER I Ronda Friend is not just a children’s author. She is a master storyteller, musician, singer, songwriter and a motivational speaker who will be in Meeker today and this evening to interact with students and parents.

WREA safety …

Students at Meeker Elementary School were given the opportunity to meet Touchstone Energy’s newest representatives, LED Lucy and CFL Charlie, on May 27-28 as part of the MES Rodeo. White River Electric Association introduced the duo as part of its annual high-voltage safety demonstration presented to the students as an annual reminder of the dangers that exist around power lines so they are aware and informed as they approach summer vacation. WREA linemen Brett Berthelson and Jason Kracht and WREA safety coordinator Joe Foster represented the WREA at the event.

Students at Meeker Elementary School were given the opportunity to meet Touchstone Energy’s newest representatives, LED Lucy and CFL Charlie, on May 27-28 as part of the MES Rodeo.

Busy week scheduled for MHS, MES students

MEEKER I There are a number of activities in the next week involving students from Meeker High School and Meeker Elementary School.

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…


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.