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.

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.