County presents justice center concept plan

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MEEKER I Roughly 90 people were present the evening of March 12 as the Rio Blanco County commissioners unveiled their concept drawing for turning the old Meeker Elementary School into a new justice center, which would hold the county jail, courts, sheriff’s office, county attorney and staff and court-related offices.

Letter to the Editor: Another plea to save the old school

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners. Although I am a registered voter in Rio Blanco County, I am currently assigned and working overseas for the U.S. Government. Despite being halfway around the world, I am pleased to regard Meeker as my home town.

Dr. Seuss…


Oh, the places you’ll go when you have a Dr. Seuss party! Roughly 200 guests enjoyed a delightful evening recently at Meeker Elementary School.

Town of Meeker will address closure of one block of Fifth Street

MEEKER I The topic of closing Fifth Street in Meeker between Park and Main streets goes back to June 2013, when the town conveyed ownership of the “Main Street Building,” formerly the old Meeker Elementary School, to Rio Blanco County. The potential street closure is on the agenda for a Town Planning Commission hearing on […]

Letter to the Editor: Last chance to save old school

Dear Editor: The citizens of Meeker and Rio Blanco County have been informed by the county commissioners that there will be “public hearings” about the proposed design of the “justice center,” which they propose to locate where the historic Meeker Elementary School now stands.

Letter to the Editor: Why tear down old elementary school?

Dear Editor: ­I was born in Meeker, but moved away after high school and marriage. I moved back to Meeker several years ago and now live at the Fairfield Apartments. In the past year or so I have attended several meetings concerning the Old Elementary School with my friend, Sally Wilson. I had mainly just […]

Letter to the Editor: Theos on saving the elementary school

Dear Editor: On Feb. 22, in a conversation about saving the old Meeker Elementary School with Ila Sturgeon, Bev Steinman, who wants to save the school, said, “I feel helpless.”

Speaker entertains and inspires students

Barone Middle School Principal Jim Hanks, Jacob Pelloni, Chris Bowers and Doak Mantle.

MEEKER I Motivational speaker Chris Bowers inspired Meeker Elementary and Barone Middle School students on Monday as a part of the school’s health program.

Honest Abe on freeing the slaves

John Voehl of Littleton gave performances on Feb. 18 and 19 at Meeker High School and at Meeker Elementary School during his stay in Meeker. For the second year in a row, Voehl’s adaptation of Abraham Lincoln enthralled those who saw him, courtesy of the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society. Above, Voehl can be seen among the fifth-grade students at the elementary school.

MEEKER I Students of Kristen Henderson’s and Pat Ibach’s fifth-grade classes at Meeker Elementary School, as well as Barone Middle School and Meeker High School students were delighted by John Voehl’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, on Feb. 19.

MES Library keeps kids busy, entertained

On Feb. 3, Meeker Elementary School celebrated its success with a Library Book Carnival in the gym and music/storytelling in the library. Local musicians Jean Newman, Johnny Barton and Mary Kay Kruger shared their talents playing mandolin, guitar, banjo and electric guitar. Storytellers Mandy Etheridge and Georgann Amack shared southern tales between the musical numbers.

MEEKER I During January, Meeker Elementary School students enjoyed special happenings in the library. Students enjoyed a 4-H program presented by Dessa Watson and Jamie Moyer as well as Science Week and Spirit Week.

MES Library gets $3,000 grant

MEEKER | The Meeker Elementary School Library is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act.

100 mile…

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More than 25 Meeker Elementary School kids, parents, family members and even pets showed up Saturday to run/walk a 5K, as part of MES teacher Vicky Tate’s physical education class and 100 Mile Club program.