Letter to the Editor: Editorial opinion perceived as all wrong

Dear Editor: Your editorial in the May 30 Herald Times — attributing school problems to “whining” teachers, parents who protect their “darlings” and student disrespect for education — is not only misinformed. It completely misses the point.

Most school funding will now be on biannual basis

MEEKER I At its Oct. 6 meeting, Meeker School Board members discussed changes — and challenges — in state funding. “The state is going to change the way we have to do business,” said Superintendent Doug Pfau. “We will get approximately the same amount of total funding (state and tax), but over 90 percent now […]

School official: Old building would need to be ‘gutted’ for future use

RBC I At last week’s public meeting about a proposed justice center, a question arose about the condition of the Meeker Elementary School building. The school site was the county’s first choice for the location of a new justice center. However, some neighborhood residents don’t like the idea of a jail being located on the […]

Devereaux becomes nurse practitioner

MEEKER | Deanette Devereaux, a 1972 graduate of Meeker High School, recently completed classes and is now a nurse practitioner in Arizona.

Meeker school board considers furniture for elementary school

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MEEKER I While occupancy of the new elementary school is still a long ways off, plans are under way on how to furnish the building, scheduled to be completed in June 2010.

Engineering a road to the future

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RBC I After questioning who actually has ownership of the existing Ute Road, the Meeker School District — with the town of Meeker as a co-applicant — is seeking a revised $925,000 energy impact grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to build a new road leading to the site of the new elementary […]

Board hikes school breakfast, lunch prices

MEEKER — Prices for school breakfasts and lunches will go up next year. School board members approved the increases at a meeting June 2.

School staff working out of admin building

MEEKER — Due to construction work being done at the middle school and high school this summer, the office staff and principals for those buildings will be working out of the administration office at 555 Garfield.

Slide Show: Students celebrate “Bird Day”

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Groups of Meeker fourth- and fifth-grade students recently went to Circle Park to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.

Slide Show: MHS graduation

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Meeker High School recently held its graduation exercises.

Meeker athletes set personal bests, qualify for state

MEEKER — This past weekend, Meeker track and field athletes traveled to Grand Junction for a two-day meet for their last chance to qualify for state.

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.