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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 High School will turn 60 years old on Tuesday, having been dedicated on Nov. 10, 1955, as Rio Blanco County High School. Elliott Roosevelt, a son of former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, gave the dedication’s keynote address then. On Tuesday, Meeker High School and the school district administration plan a 60th anniversary recognition celebration at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

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

Several Meeker High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society at MHS on May 18 during the 2015 Spring Concert, featuring the bands and choirs at MHS and Barone Middle School. Conducting the National Honor Society induction were, from left to right, MHS language arts instructor and honor society adviser Kathleen Kelley, NHS Chapter President Brittany Smith, chapter Vice President Reagan Pearce, Paige Dowker, an NHS representative to the MHS Student Council, and Dominique Devore, also an NHS representative to the MHS Student Council. Kelley was assisted in the ceremony by fellow language arts teacher Cheri Robinson.

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

Logan Kinnamon, right, a senior at Meeker High School, holds a demonstration U.S. Army check for $61,812, representing the Montgomery GI Bill money Kinnamon will receive for continuing education once he leaves the Army. The check was presented by Staff Sgt. Scott Mackay, MHS’s special Army representative. The check presentation earned a standing ovation at the May 11 MHS awards assembly.

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

Four Meeker High School students traveled with instructor Ben Quinn to Denver recently, where they were honored for being state art competition winners. From left to right are: Dom Cardile, McKenna Kummer, Faith Patterson and Anna Walsh.

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 […]