It’s elementary!


DEDICATION CEREMONY, RIBBON CUTTING MARK OPENING OF THE NEW MEEKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL School board member Bill de Vergie and Susan Goettel, superintendent, along with other board members did the honors during Monday’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Meeker Elementary School.

County sure: No interest in old elementary school

Principal Jason Hightower stood outside Meeker Elementary School on the last day of school May 27. The 71-year-old building has been vacated and a new grade school will open next month.

MEEKER I While the future of the old Meeker Elementary School is unclear, one thing is certain. Rio Blanco County isn’t interested in the building. “They have moved on,” said Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge, following a meeting July 12 between members of the town board and county commissioners. “They want to go in a different […]

Meeker educators to attend academy

MEEKER I Three Meeker Elementary School teachers — Paulette Hanks, Deb Omer and Renay Mobley — have been chosen to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Meeker DI team headed to finals

Meeker’s Destination ImagiNation team, including Casey Turner, left, and Sheridan Harvey, departed Tuesday for the Global Finals.

MEEKER I Since the first grade, when they began participating in Destination ImagiNation, members of a Meeker Elementary School team have imagined advancing to the Global Finals — the ultimate DI event.

Meeker to offer option of all-day kindergarten

Meeker kindergarten students, from left, Devany Gaeta, Nevaeh Rowles and Melody Marquette looked at books last Friday.

MEEKER I School may be winding down for the year, but the Meeker School District is already making plans for next year. One of the changes will be all-day kindergarten classes. “We will be offering both half-day and a full-day option for kindergarten in the fall,” said Jason Hightower, principal of Meeker Elementary School.

Town awards bids for Ute Road, roundabout

MEEKER I The town awarded the bid for the Ute Road project, the roundabout at the junction of Ute Road and Sulphur Creek Road and construction of sidewalks on said project to Rifle contractor Martinez Western Constructors of Rifle. Martinez Western was the low bidder out of five bids submitted, which ranged from $854,682 to […]

Elementary building may be ‘mothballed’

MEEKER I With the clock ticking until the elementary school building becomes the fiscal and physical responsibility of the town of Meeker, the board of trustees continue to discuss possibilities for the building’s future.

Students present thank-you puzzle

Jeff Burkhead Student council members from Meeker Elementary School visited the new school Feb. 24 and presented a thank-you puzzle to workers on the project.

MEEKER I We are glad to present this thank-you puzzle to Neenan and everyone who participated in building our new school. This puzzle represents the pieces of our school building. Just as you put together our brand new school, we put together the pieces of this puzzle to show our appreciation.

Who wants the old elementary school?

MEEKER I “After feeling like we were pretty well rebuffed on our proposal for the downtown justice center, we’ve basically concluded that going ahead with construction on the current courthouse property is the most cost-effective.

County pulls out of talks on old school

MEEKER I The county has apparently determined the site of the old Meeker Elementary School building is not “suitable” for its needs.

Slide Show: Holiday Elves


MEEKER | Meeker Elementary students performed “The Elves’ Impersonator” Dec. 15.

Meeker Elementary tour


Connie Nelson of the Meeker School District looked out a window of the new elementary school, along with Dean Johnson of Denver, who is an auditor for the district, during a tour last week.