Honest Abe on freeing the slaves

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. Share on Facebook

MES Library keeps kids busy, entertained

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

100 mile…

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. Share on Facebook

October busy at MES

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on […]

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. Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook

“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 Share on Facebook

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. Share on Facebook