MHS Travel Club fundraiser dinner tonight

MEEKER | MHS Travel Club Fundraiser Dinner (before Harlem Ambassador’s basketball game), MHS cafeteria, March 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., $12.50 adults, $10 kids 10 and under. Proceeds for European trip.

Education, awareness helps stop the choking game

Ken Tork gave MHS freshman Ty Shepherd an award for his efforts to raise awareness of the choking game.

MEEKER I Almost two years ago, Ken Tork’s 15-year-old son Kevin lost his life playing “the choking game.” In December 2010, Meeker High School freshman Ty Shepherd wrote an article about the choking game for his journalism class which was also published in the Herald Times.

MHS students participate in science fair at Mesa State

courtesy photo Meeker High School students Mason Scritchfield, Annie Cook, Charley Adams and Dylan Merrell participated in the Regional Science Fair at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.

MEEKER I Meeker High School students Annie Cook, Mason Scritchfield, Dylon Merrell and Charley Adams participated in the regional science fair at Mesa State College  Feb. 18-19.

The choking game: ‘Good kids high’ is no joke for teens

MEEKER I “Come on, try it…I dare you.” This was a quote from an episode of Criminal Minds (Risky Business) about a dangerous game called the “choking game.” The FBI team discovers the quote on a website used to convince teens to play the game. “It’s the ‘good’ kids’ high,” says one of the FBI […]

FFA News: Meeker chapter holds annual creed contest

MEEKER I The Meeker FFA Chapter hosted its local creed contest on Nov. 9. Fifteen students enrolled in Mrs. Smith’s introduction to agricultural science and technology class presented the FFA Creed in an intensely competitive environment.

Shocking! Meeker High shock assembly aims to scare students into safe driving habits

Celena Miner, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident in May 2008, told her story to students during an assembly Oct. 26 at Meeker High School. Celena was accompanied by her sister, Paulla, and her mom, Betsy. Celena is a 2009 Rangely High School graduate.

MEEKER I If the purpose was to shock, it worked. Graphic images of victims of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and accident victims who didn’t wear seatbelts were shown on a big screen during an assembly last week at Meeker High School. The images had the desired effect on students.

FFA Member Spotlight

Meeker’s Maclaine Shults, pictured with the FFA president from Alaska, won a bronze in the creed competition at nationals.

MEEKER | The state of Colorado, as well as the Meeker FFA Chapter was represented by Maclaine Shults in the National FFA Creed Speaking Competition, held at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. “Maclaine represented the state of Colorado very, very well,” said Trina Smith, FFA adviser and agriculture instructor for Meeker High School. “She […]

Frisby will be homecoming parade marshal

MEEKER I Dale Frisby, who is a regular at Meeker High School sporting events, will be the grand marshal of Friday’s MHS homecoming parade. “I haven’t missed many games since 1948, when I got out of the Navy,” Frisby said. A World War II veteran, Frisby returned to Meeker after the war and opened a […]

Fairfield grant application deadline Oct. 1

MEEKER I The Freeman E. Fairfield Trust semiannual grant application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1. Applications may be mailed to P.O. Box 2302, Meeker, CO 81641, or delivered to Diane Dunham, 438 E. Market. Mailed applications must be received, not postmarked, by Oct. 1.

MHS volleyball opens at Glenwood Springs

JEFF BURKHEAD Senior members of Meeker High School’s volleyball team, from left: Laura Glass, Elissa McLaughlin, Denee Chintala, Rebecca de Vergie, Sage Chapin and Shae Barrow. The Lady Cowboys open the season this weekend at a tournament in Glenwood Springs.

The Lady Cowboy volleyball team will open the varsity season in Glenwood Springs this weekend. “We play up in Glenwood, there are mostly 3-4 and 5A schools,” coach Christy Atwood said of the upcoming competition for her 2A varsity team. “We’ll use it as a measuring stick to see where we are competing.”

Let it shine, seniors …


Photo by ELLEN ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY Members of the 2010 Meeker High School senior class went through graduation exercises Saturday at Starbuck Stadium. Commencement speaker Pastor Johnny Arrington told the graduates, “Meeker class of 2010, let it shine. With God’s blessings, I think you might be the group that turns this

Nomination letter for Dr. Bob Dorsett

Editor’s note: Following is a nomination letter for Dr. Bob Dorsett, written by student Jessica Mullins, with help from teachers Patricia Robinson and Kathleen Kelley. Dorsett, a math and science teacher at Meeker High School, was honored recently with a Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Award. As a student at Meeker High School for the […]