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.

Letter to the Editor: Save the school

Dear Editor: Recent discussions about the Town of Meeker transferring ownership of the old elementary school to Rio Blanco County brought a large attendance to the town board meeting, most of whom were opposed to the transfer.

MES offers parent summer survival ideas

MEEKER | “I’m Bored; What Can I Do?” is the topic of discussion as part of a Meeker Elementary School presentation of parent summer survival ideas offered Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the school.

From My Window: Saving elementary school will demand ‘warp’ speed

The Meeker Town Board meeting on May 7 was an interesting study in community involvement as roughly 70 residents of the town attended, ready to voice their opinions and ask questions regarding the use of the old elementary school in downtown Meeker.

Letter to the Editor: Justice center good use for old school

Dear Editor: I would respectfully disagree with Ms. Wilber and Mr. Zellers in their letters to the editor. If we as a community do not start accepting change, we are going to end up like many other small communities with a dead downtown area or, worse, a dead town.

Teachers: Good and bad at MHS

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first 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 High School. The next two weeks will examine the results from Barone Middle School and Meeker […]

Meeker officials, residents discuss old elementary school use

MEEKER I More than 70 residents filled the Meeker Town Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night to voice concerns at a public hearing about the town turning over the old elementary school to Rio Blanco County for use as the new justice center.

Bike safety…


Above, Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield, known as “Officer Friendly,” Kathy Sizemore and Laurel Haney of the Meeker Police Department, and Meeker Elementary School teacher Vicky Tate taught bike safety to first- through fifth-grade students on April 24.

Book fair…


Meeker Elementary School librarian Kay Bivens and MES Principal Jason Hightower overlook the books for sale at the school’s Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair on April 10-11.

Night at the museum…


Fifth-grade students at Meeker Elementary School entertained a large group as they transformed into famous people as part of the Night at the MES Museum on April 11.