Letter to the Editor: Don’t destroy our old school

Dear Editor: First off, I’m not sentimental about having attended school in the old elementary school. I am, however, passionate about saving a true historic building in its entirety to the benefit of all residents of Rio Blanco County.

Letter to the Editor: Aghast over plan for old elementary school

Dear Editor: Addressing the article on the Rio Blanco County Commissioners published in the local newspaper on Aug. 22, I was simply aghast to read of their plans and or ideas (regarding the old Meeker elementary school).

Residents give input on use of old school

MEEKER I The Meeker Community Center Task Force requested a public meeting with the Rio Blanco County Commissioners on Monday afternoon, and approximately 29 people participated.

Task force to offer proposal for old elementary school; input encouraged

MEEKER | The Meeker Community Center Task Force will present a detailed proposal Monday for repurposing the old elementary school in downtown Meeker as a community center for youth, adults and seniors. The public meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Rio Blanco County Commissioners’ Hearing Room in the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St.

County has four plans for justice center using old school

Four plans were suggested for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center on the old Meeker Elementary School site during an Aug. 13 workshop held by the county commissioners.

Letter to the Editor: Rethink uses for old elementary school

Dear Editor: I have recently returned home from what has become my annual visit to your fine town. I am a Colorado native (grew up in Denver) who now lives on the East Coast. But my family has generations-long ties to Rio Blanco and Moffat counties.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t destroy elementary school

Dear Editor: I am writing about the old Meeker elementary school in hopes that an intelligent decision will be made and political/personal reasons will not interfere with good judgment.

Letter to the Editor: School has beneficial uses

Dear Editor: I understand we need a new jail to meet current correctional and ADA standards. Women and men need separate facilities as do juvenile men and women.

County accepts old Meeker school; future use uncertain

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept possession of the downtown Meeker property known as the old Meeker elementary school, but they made it clear that the building is not automatically going to be demolished in favor of the new county justice center.

Letter to the Editor: Value of Meeker Elementary School

Dear Editor: The story is told of a collector of antique rifles who liked to haggle for the best price when purchasing such treasures.

Mayor, town manager appeal for Rangely to house justice center

RANGELY I Feeling that his town has been left out of consideration for too long, Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt believes the Early Education Center, which is now for sale by Rangely School Ditrict RE-4, would make an ideal location for the new Rio Blanco County Justice Center.

WPA made old Meeker Elementary School possible

This photograph was taken in front of the foundation of the new elementary school with Mrs. Massie’s third-grade class of 1938-39 in front.

MEEKER I “A public meeting of the taxpayers of District No. 1 will be held Monday evening in the high school auditorium for the purpose of discussing the [elementary school] building situation…” announces the local newspaper on Feb. 28, 1938.