Letter to the Editor: Save the elementary school

Dear Editor: This letter is written after reading most of what has been published in this paper and from conversations with people working hard to save the old Meeker Elementary School. It is easy to forget that being a member of a community comes with responsibilities, the major one being an obligation of stewardship of […]

Community Center Task Force responds to column from Herald Times editor

MEEKER I The Meeker Community Center Task Force (MCCTF) thanks editor Sean McMahon for publishing the specific MCCTF petition for initiative ballot questions that were submitted to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) initially on July 26 and in final format on Sept. 4, requesting inclusion on the Nov. 4 mail-in ballot election.

Busy week ahead for all at Meeker Elementary

MEEKER I Next week will be a very busy time at Meeker Elementary School with Drug Awareness Week, the Scholastic Book Fair and parent/teacher conferences.

Letter to the Editor: School wanted more than jail

Dear Editor: I have followed the recent idea to build a jail where the historic elementary school is located with some concern.

“Hands Around the School” celebration Friday

MEEKER I Community members and friends are cordially invited to participate in the “Hands Around the School” celebration on Friday at 1 p.m. at the historic old elementary school

Letter to the Editor: Act now to protect old school

Dear Editor: Since April, when the Meeker town trustees chose to give the historic old elementary school to the county for the purpose of demolishing the school and building a jail/courts venue, citizens of Rio Blanco County have expressed outrage and opposition to the commissioners’ intent to demolish this priceless and irreplaceable flagship icon of […]

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.