Neenan president apologizes

bobby gutierrez Randy Myers, president of The Neenan Company, apologized to the school board and the community for the current situation at the new Meeker Elementary School at a workshop held in the high school cafeteria Tuesday. The Neenan Company designed and built the new school but designed the building with an occupancy category of I instead of a category III, the required code for schools. Myers said the repair project is his company’s number one priority, at no additional cost to the taxpayers for the inconvenience.

MEEKER I With the Meeker High School cafeteria serving as the new board room, more than 50 taxpayers joined the Meeker Board of Education, The Neenan Company, SCI, Inc., and Vanir for a public workshop Tuesday to discuss the current status of the new elementary school, the needed repairs and a timeline for completion.

Letter to the Editor: Transparency called into question

Dear Editor: In light of the letter to the editor from Mr. Kennedy with regard to the ongoing problems with the Meeker school board, I was wondering how many signatures would be required to initiate a recall of the entire current Meeker school board. 

Letter to the Editor: New blood needed on Meeker school board

Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that we have school board members coming up for reelection.

Letter to the Editor: Hen house attracts clever foxes

Dear Editor: An engineering firm and common sense has determined our new Meeker elementary school to be “unsafe” for our children and teachers. The taxpayer now has an $18,000,000 white elephant.

Meeker Elementary: The move is on

MEEKER I More than 10 days after the Meeker Board of Education directed superintendent Susan Goettel to remove students from the new elementary school because of safety concerns and take steps to provide for their education, including modifying the school calendar, plans were adopted to do both, even though they have yet to receive the [...]

Call for nominations for RE-1 election

MEEKER | Nominations for school board candidates in the Meeker RE-1 district are now open. In November three directors will be elected for four-year terms on the school board.

Board candidates make views known

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RBC I Editor’s note: Candidates in the Nov. 3 election for positions on the Meeker and Rangely school boards were asked to respond to general questions about their qualifications and why they are running for office. The responses that were received appear in alphabetical order, first for Meeker, then for Rangely.

Meeker board OKs $6 million budget

MEEKER I Facing a revenue shortfall of more than $400,000, the Meeker School Board approved a budget of more than $6 million last week.

Meeker board OKs preliminary budget

MEEKER — Although final budget approval won’t occur until later, even into early next year, a preliminary budget was presented to the Meeker School Board at a meeting May 19.

Shifting soils convince Meeker board to build foundation under new elementary school

MEEKER — Soils in this area can be, well, a bit unsettling. With that in mind, the Meeker School Board has decided on a foundation for the new elementary school.

Meeker school board ready to make offer for superintendent

MEEKER — School board members will hold a special meeting April 23 to formally make a job offer for a new superintendent.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new Meeker elementary school is Friday

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A groundbreaking ceremony for Meeker’s new $18.5 million elementary school, scheduled for completion in 2010, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the worksite, east of the Meeker Recreation Center. A construction crew began excavation work last week.