Both school districts in RBC forced to cut staff, programs

RBC I When the economy fell into recession in mid to late 2008, a majority of industries and individuals felt the pain. While the recession was officially declared over before 2010, many school districts are still struggling to cope with the loss of funding. Both the Rangely and Meeker schools have had to get creative […]

Letter to the Editor: In support of mill levy override for Meeker schools

Dear Editor: I want to express support for the Re-1 School District’s initiative to seek an increased tax mill levy.

Meeker group campaigns to fund mill levy override

MEEKER I Campaign efforts to pass a property tax increase to help fund Meeker’s public schools are under way.

Letter to the Editor: Dorsett clarifies degrees held

Dear Editor: To clarify the record again, my undergraduate degree is in biology (Stanford 1971) and my doctorate is in medicine (MD, Stanford in 1975).

Letter to the Editor: In support of school mill levy override

Dear Editor: We are grateful to live in a community that values families and supports kids. We have a wonderful park system, a diverse offering of recreation programs, a pool for our kids to learn to swim and a modern elementary school.

Meeker TCAP student scores reveal ups, downs

MEEKER I The Meeker School District’s 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) results were released by the Colorado Department of Education last month. Students around the district were tested in reading, writing and math and scored by the state as either advanced, proficient, partially proficient or unsatisfactory.

Dr. Dorsett returns as CNCC instructor

Dr. Bob Dorsett

RBC I Dr. Bob Dorsett said he was quite surprised himself when a plan was proposed to him that would have him back teaching at Meeker High School. While he said Monday that all the details have not been worked out, it looks like he will be teaching dual enrollment classes for Colorado Northwestern Community […]

Meeker schools welcome new teachers, staff to team

MEEKER I The Meeker School District released the names of the new members of the district teaching staff on Monday, preparing for the opening classes within the district on Wednesday. There are nine new names on the roster.

Letter to the Editor: On mill levy for Meeker schools

Dear Editor: This fall, voters in Meeker will be asked to decide whether to increase our property taxes to fund our schools. This mill levy increase will generate around $900,000 to use in our classrooms.

Letter to the Editor: Help Meeker schools

Dear Editor: If you would like to see the Meeker schools strong and provide the kind of education that our children deserve, please consider joining the support group “Citizens for Meeker Schools,” which was formed in order to help pass the upcoming mill levy override in November.

MSD sells old BLM building, names MHS track for Bob King

MEEKER I The Meeker School Board had a busy agenda on Aug. 5, taking action on items including the sale of the old Bureau of Land Management building on east Market Street and the naming of the running track at Starbuck Stadium for a long-time school official.

Letter to the Editor: Dorsett says goodbye

Dear Editor: The Meeker School Board refused my proposals for contract revisions that would have protected me, and, hopefully, also my colleagues, from the hostile workplace environment imposed by the high school principal. I will not be working at Meeker High School this fall.