Fireworks display requires a major commitment

Certified pyro-technicians Zack Allen, left, and Rich Merriam, right, load three-, four- and five-inch tubes with fireworks shells on the main show trailer and wire them together in preparation for the Fourth of July show.

MEEKER I The night before this year’s annual fireworks show, the Herald Times was on-scene at the Meeker Firehouse to observe certified pyro-technicians Zack Allen and Rich Merriam as they tediously wired the electronically-fired 396-shell spectacle, which was about 100 more shells than last year.

Fire prevention week …


Members of the Meeker Volunteer Fire Department taught fire prevention skills at the elementary school on Oct. 10 and 12.

Slide Show: Saturday-night fire damages pair of Main Street buildings


MEEKER I Steve Allen shudders to think about how much worse Saturday night’s downtown fire could have been.

Basic EMT class starts tonight

MEEKER — Now is the time to do something for your community. Take the EMT basic class starting Jan. 27 at the Meeker Firehouse.