Meeker Night Out…


The Meeker Police Department drew roughly 150 people to Paintbrush Park on Aug. 5 for Meeker Night Out, which included a barbecue and a movie in honor of National Night Out, designed to bring families together for an evening and to cut down on crime activities for the night.

2 arrested on antler theft charges

MEEKER I On April 23, Meeker Police Department received the first of several reported thefts and burglaries to storage sheds and residences involving elk and/or deer antlers.

Incidence calls down at dispatch

RBC I The good news is that the number of incident reports called into the Rio Blanco County Communications Center was down a good percentage in 2012 over the numbers in 2011.

Meeker bike auction, drug take-back day…


Meeker police officer Glenn Wilson keeps an eye on the container of outdated or unwanted prescription drugs turned in by area residents Saturday as part of the local version of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

Bike safety…


Above, Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield, known as “Officer Friendly,” Kathy Sizemore and Laurel Haney of the Meeker Police Department, and Meeker Elementary School teacher Vicky Tate taught bike safety to first- through fifth-grade students on April 24.

Meeker sets drug take-back day, auction

MEEKER I If you have old, outdated or unwanted prescription medications in your medicine cabinet at home, area residents can take part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back, hosted by the Meeker Police Department (MPD) on Saturday.

April 27: Drug take-back and bike auction


MEEKER I Meeker Police Department, in conjunction with several state health and law enforcement agencies, will join many cities and towns across the nation with its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27.

Letter to the Editor: Community asset

Dear Editor: I would like to thank Meeker Police Department Officer Wes Severson for rescuing my mother when she fell outside her house.

Community notified of SVP

MEEKER I Law enforcement officials held a community notification meeting Sept. 26, to inform the public of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) living in Meeker.

Good citizen …


Meeker citizen Tom George was recognized by Meeker chief of police Bob Hervey of the police department and Meeker’s Board of Trustees including Mayor Mandi Ethridge for his actions to help locate and apprehend the alleged suspect charged in the robbery of Mountain Valley Bank.

Bank robbery suspect in custody in RBC jail

Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield leaves Meeker's Mountain Valley Bank in his cruiser, as Chief Hervey (silver SUV) also begins pursuit. Stubblefield apprehended suspect Jock Thacker after the alleged bank robber forded the White River near Circle Park.

A suspect is now in custody at the Rio Blanco County Jail, charged with robbing Mountain Valley Bank this morning at Fourth and Main Streets in Meeker, according to the Meeker Police Department, A Mountain Valley Bank employee reported the robbery at 9 a.m. A reverse 911 was issued to

Hobbs wins bugling contest

Meeker Chief of Police Bob Hervey and Lieutenant Phil Stubblefield stand with Kesston Hobbs, the overall grand champion of the elk bugling and camouflage competition.

MEEKER I Kesston Hobbs, a fourth-grader at Meeker Elementary School, was named the overall grand champion at the 2011 elk bugling and camouflage contest sponsored by the Meeker Police Department and White River Electric Association.