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.

October busy at MES

Red Ribbon Week and Drug Awareness took place at Meeker Elementary School from Oct. 21-24. The Meeker Police Department come to school and taught each class about drug awareness and how to make good choices. Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield and Officer Wes Severson, with his drug dog, Niko, answered questions, gave demonstrations and instructed the students on what they need to know for their safety. Meeker High School Teen Life Skills students assisted in the presentation.

MEEKER I There were several happenings at Meeker Elementary School during October, including fire safety, drug awareness and fun that involved putting an emphasis on reading.

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.