Scholarship opportunity…

Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is taking part in the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. The grand prize is $30,000. All high school students can apply. For more information, contact Meeker VFW Cmdr. David Cole at 970-878-5326 (home); 303-249-3700 (cell); or

Still time to enter VFW ‘Voice of Democracy’ competition

MEEKER I Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is one of the VFW halls nationally taking part in the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition for students nationally. This year’s topic is: “Why Veterans are important to our Nation’s History and Future,” and the competition has an entry deadline of Nov. 1.

Chamber award…


Several Meeker residents representing the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and the Meeker VFW Post were in Fort Collins Sept. 11 to accept the award for the “Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial,” which won the Best Small Town Public Space Project in a statewide contest sponsored by Downtown Colorado Inc., and the Governor’s Awards for Downtown […]

VFW No. 5843 has long parade history

Meeker VFW Post No. 5843 will be leading Meeker’s Fourth of July Range Call Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, and the group is inviting any veterans from all of the U.S. Armed Forces to march or ride with the group. If any veteran needs to ride in the parade, the VFW will have several decorated golf carts available.

MEEKER I The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization traces its roots back to 1899, when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter of thanks from Meeker VFW

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Meeker VFW Post 5843 for the wonderful memorial service at the bridge and cemetery.

VFW district meeting …

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Bruce Dolan (standing in dark coat), state commander of the Department of Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., was in Meeker last Saturday for a district meeting held at Kilowatt Corner.

Veterans Day celebrations

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Veterans in Rio Blanco County were honored in Rangely and Meeker last weekend in recognition of Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

Pledging allegiance…

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Meeker VFW and Women’s Auxiliary presented the VFW Pledge of Allegiance award to preschoolers. It is a certificate of good citizenship and Pledge of Allegiance award.

Veteran’s Memorial…

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White River Electric Association was the first to donate to the Veterans Memorial fund earlier this year and the donation was made in honor of its general manager Dick Welle (left), a United States Navy veteran.

Appreciation …

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Rio Blanco Herald Times editor Bobby Gutierrez was humbled when presented with a citation from Tom Kilduff, past commander of VFW Post 5843, “in recognition of and sincere appreciation for the consistent wholehearted efforts through which this newspaper has promoted the Citizenship Education of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.” The

POW/MIA flag symbolizes plight

RBC I In 1971, Mrs. Michael Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of Families, recognized the need for a symbol of our POW/MIAs.

Meeker V.F.W. Post 5843 Ladies Aux.

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MEEKER I It is the Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5843 Ladies Auxiliary, not the American Legion as incorrectly published in last week’s Herald Times, that presents our nation’s colors at home sporting events.