Todd Morris and Jason Hightower

Rio Blanco Fire Protection District received a request from Stanley Crawford at Meeker Elementary School for donations to help with create emergency disaster kits in each classroom.

MES plants multi-purpose garden

Students in first- through fifth-grades at Meeker Elementary School built a garden this spring that they hope will create a welcoming environment at the school. The garden is a pizza, salsa and sensory potpourri with the garden growing fruits and vegetables for a pizza, vegetables with which to make salsa and the sensory garden filled with scented herbs like lavender, sage, etc.

MEEKER I Meeker Elementary School students and staff created an outdoor garden project to help inspire a welcoming environment for their school.

Letter to the Editor: CO-STARS volunteers appreciated

Dear Editor: I would like to extend special thanks to the following community members and teachers who volunteered their time and talents to make the first CO-STARS academic event a success:

Meeker moves to turn school over to county

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to proceed with an ordinance that would allow the town to turn the old Meeker Elementary School on Main Street in the downtown area over to the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners.

MES CO-STARS academic contest

MEEKER I On May 17, Meeker Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders had the chance to participate in the Western Slope’s inaugural CO-STARS (Colorado Sensing Talent and Recognizing Scholarship) academic contest.

Letter to the Editor: Don’t raze the old elementary school

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Meeker community. I’ve always said that one of the reasons Meeker is such a great place to live is because most of the people who live here are here by choice. You don’t often hear people talking about being stuck here or planning their departures after […]

Perfect attendance…

Sam Hightower

It might not hurt that his father, Jason Hightower, is the principal, but Sam Hightower, above, a kindergarden student at Meeker Elementary School, is the only student at the school who had perfect attendance for the 2012-2013 year.

Letter to the Editor: Give old elementary more time

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the Rio Blanco County commissioners and the Town of Meeker administration.

Teachers: MES has good highs and bad lows

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of three stories looking at the results released by TELL Colorado, which surveys teachers in Colorado every two years on specific teaching/preparation conditions at their schools. This week we will look at Meeker Elementary School.

Young readers…

Meeker Elementary School second-graders read the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown, who tells a story about a boy who becomes a half-inch thick after being flattened by a bulletin board.

Letter to the Editor: School not in horrible shape

Dear Editor: I was at the meeting discussing the old Meeker Elementary School, and there were some suggestions in your article that made me wonder if you had ever taken the tour of the school and also called or written to ones who are professional about the asbestos situation.

Letter to the Editor: Wants school preserved

Dear Editor: My family, the Nichols family, came to Meeker in 1884. My great-grandfather was Ben Nichols and he brought his family with him. My grandfather was Fred Nichols and was 6-weeks-old when they arrived.