MES reading challenge ends with goat kisses

Meeker Elementary School third-grade teacher Samantha Wilson kisses a goat while MES Principal Kathy Collins waits her turn. The two had to kiss the critters because MES students read roughly 2,500 books in a month the school dedicated to STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

MEEKER I January was book-crazy at the Meeker Elementary School Library. It was an entire month of fun things focused around the library, and this year the theme was STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Board report…

The fifth grade student council officers at Meeker Elementary School presented a report to the Meeker School Board on Jan. 20. The students, from left to right, are Kelton Tanner, Shane Kobald, Hadley Franklin, Tasos Halandras and John Hampton Hightower.

MES basketball…


Above is the Meeker Elementary School girls fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team.



Demolition on the north side of the old elementary school in downtown Meeker was proceeding Tuesday with a majority of the building already having been razed to prepare for the construction of the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on Main Street.

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.