Caring awards at Meeker Elementary


Meeker Elementary School recently held its “Caring” assembly. The students exemplified the characteristic of caring both for themselves and others.

Elementary school work group holds first meeting

MEEKER I Members of the elementary school site work group met last week, in what could be the first of many meetings. “It was good,” Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge said of the Nov. 18 meeting. “But we have a long road ahead, just because of the project and the idea of coming up with a […]

History of Meeker Elementary School

MEEKER I At a meeting held Nov. 21, 1883, in Meeker, a unanimous vote was cast by ballot to reorganize White River Precinct No. 3, which included the town of Meeker and at that time was part of Garfield County, with Glenwood Springs as county seat.

Workgroup will organize info, options

MEEKER I More than a dozen residents and business owners attended a special meeting of the town board of trustees Tuesday. On the agenda? The town’s plan to establish a workgroup to “gather information and talk about ideas” for the future of the 70-year-old Meeker Elementary School building.

Commission considers justice center sites

This scene from 1913 shows the site of the current Meeker Elementary School when it was an open field. The school was built in 1939. The town will hear presentations Oct. 6 about the future use of the site. Some area residents would like to see the school building restored and used for another purpose or return the site to an open space for community events.

RBC I County commissioners’ first choice for the location of a justice center would be downtown, next to the courthouse, on the site of the Meeker Elementary School, which will be closed at the end of the school year.

Residents don’t like the idea of justice center

A public meeting to hear presentations about the future of the Meeker Elementary School will be held Oct. 6 at the Town Hall.

MEEKER I No decision has been made about the future use of the Meeker Elementary School, but some residents who live near the 70-year-old stone building are adamant about what they don’t want it to become. A jail.

Letter: Is there better option than a roundabout?

How would you like to access your driveway right in the curve of a roundabout or have your children crossing just before or after this roundabout?

Groups encounter delays on road to new road

With Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge listening, Sulphur Creek resident Bob Lange makes a point during last week’s meeting.

MEEKER I There will be a road leading to the new elementary school. That much is certain. Consider it the Road to Somewhere.

SOS program seeking volunteer mentors

MEEKER I The SOS (Support Our Students) program matches community mentors with students at Meeker Elementary School. The program offers support to children in many different areas and on an individual basis.

Letter: Property adjacent to schools is private

Just a note reminding students of Barone Middle School and Meeker High School.

Meeker school board considers furniture for elementary school


MEEKER I While occupancy of the new elementary school is still a long ways off, plans are under way on how to furnish the building, scheduled to be completed in June 2010.

Parents asked to return traffic surveys

MEEKER — Parents of elementary schoolchildren are asked to respond to a traffic survey distributed May 23.