Meeker’s Ethel Starbuck gave the keynote remarks at the Oct. 10 celebration of Meeker High School’s 60th anniversary in the high school gymnasium. Starbuck was a 38-year-old business/commercial studies teacher at the time the school opened in 1955. Starbuck is flanked on the far left by her son, Dr. Gene Starbuck, a Meeker graduate and […]

Meeker High School turns 60 on Tuesday

MEEKER I On Tuesday, Meeker High School will turn 60 years old. The new facility was dedicated Nov. 10, 1955, as Rio Blanco County High School. The original dedication ceremony was sponsored by the County Board of Education, the Meeker Parent Teachers Association and the students. On Tuesday, Meeker High School and the school district […]

Mock Disaster: Staged fatality a sobering event

MEEKER I When one arrived on the scene, a double take was not uncommon. A mock fatality accident in the Meeker High School upper parking lot was set up to show a well-made up but uncovered gruesome body in the parking lot, about 15 feet ahead of a vehicle that had obviously been involved in […]

24 inducted into Meeker honor society

MEEKER I It wasn’t all music at the 2015 Spring Concert held May 20 at the Meeker High School auditorium on May 20 as 24 members of the student body were also inducted into the National Honor Society.

MHS awards assembly sees students honored for accomplishments

MEEKER I Logan Kinnamon received a standing ovation at the Meeker High School Awards Assembly on May 11 as he received a check for $61,812 from U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Mackay, The check represents the GI Bill funds that will be available to him for continuing education when he leaves the service.

Quinn leading MHS fine arts program on professional, quality path

MEEKER I Ben Quinn directs the fine arts program at Meeker High School and is an amazingly talented and creative artist and teacher, according to his students, their parents, his colleagues and many community members who have seen the creative works of his fine arts students.

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on column, Dr. Bob

Dear Editor: Thank you for your thoughts and bare-knuckled honesty in your “From My Window” column. As a former teacher at Meeker High School (on leave of absence this year 2014-2015), I was never asked if I liked working with Dr. Dorsett. In fact, I cannot believe that professionals would actually ask others if they […]

Letter to the Editor: Meeker High School walk-a-thon fundraiser

Dear Editor: I would like to ask current Meeker High School athletes, Barone Middle School athletes and the community to support the Walk-a-Thon, which will take place Saturday, July 5 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Meeker High School track.

Save Our Track Walk-A-Thon July 5

MEEKER I “You don’t have to walk for four hours in the hot July sun,” Debbie Cook, organizer of the Save Our Track Walk-a-thon, said.

Cowboys do well in windy Craig meet

The Meeker High School boys’ and girls’ track teams traveled to Craig for the Clint Wells Invitational Track Meet on Friday and returned with mixed results.

Prom is April 19…

Meeker High School prom was originally schedule for April 26, but it was changed to April 19 when Temple Grandin was only available on that date for the second annual Ag and Business Summit in Meeker. In February, the date was set for April 19. On March 31, the date was moved up April 12. […]

Prom date changed …

The date for the 2014 Meeker High School prom was reset Monday from April 19 to April 12, causing a stir among students and parents, but meetings were set for Wednesday afternoon by students and parents who want to keep the April 19 date and Thursday evening by MHS Principal Kim Ibach to discuss with […]