Meeker likely to vote again on fluoridated water treatment

MEEKER I Town of Meeker water operations supervisor Tobey Willey recently informed the Meeker Board of Trustees that the town’s fluoride monitoring equipment is currently not working and therefore fluoride cannot be added to the water system.

Meeker native sails solo around Pacific on second research trip

Rory Wilson loads the fruit, vegetables and nuts that will sustain him on his second solo sail to Hawaii and the surrounding waters to carry out scientific research. He had trouble with the water-making machine on the first leg of his trip but he was able to repair the system.

Pictured is the KROSS, the one-man boat that former Meeker resident Rory Wilson designed, built and is sailing solo through the Pacific Ocean doing research on currents and other marine projects. Wilson left a month ago from Bainbridge, Washington, where he is a teacher on leave. On Monday he reached

Meeker Arts Council meets on Monday, May 5

The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Meeker United Methodist Church’s Elbert Hall.

Congratulate Rio Blanco County graduates

The Herald Times is publishing greetings from senior parents, relatives and friends for a job well done.

Jr. livestock judging team wins third

Madi Shults reached down deep and beat the “first loser” demon and won senior high individual overall and reasons while Macy Collins won another individual junior high individual champion “chip” and reasons, gaining her third first, in conjunction with her team’s third win of the year, at the Otero/Lincoln County

Obituary: Gail Chiyoko Yoshida Caldwell

Gail Chiyoko Yoshida Caldwell

Gail Chiyoko Yoshida Caldwell May 27, 1929 ~ April 21, 2014 Gail Chiyoko Yoshida Caldwell, 84, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo. She was the second daughter born to to Hamakichi and Hana Yoshida in Fujisawa Takazagun, Japan. Chiyoko

Obituary: Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp Nov. 10, 1936 ~ April 23, 2014 Billy Don “Bill” Harp, 77, of Meeker, Colo., passed away at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center on April 23, 2014. He was born November 10, 1936 in Rifle, Colo., to Harry and Florence Parker

BMS tracksters endure bad weather to stay ready

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BMS eighth-grader Doak Walker is pictured in the 200 hurdles, where he finished third.

The Barone Middle School track team has been very busy over the past two weekends, competing in Glenwood Springs two weekends ago and in Rangely on Saturday.

Eskelson new vice chairman of AGNC

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado elected new executive board officers at their monthly Board meeting held on April 24 at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction.

Cowboys do well in windy Craig meet

The Meeker High School boys’ and girls’ track teams traveled to Craig for the Clint Wells Invitational Track Meet on Friday and returned with mixed results.

Collins, Ducey and Walsh dominate season opener

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Meeker’s Bryce Ducey chips onto the No. 9 green as his teammates, Pat Walsh and Lex Collins, prepare to do the same in the three-person scramble the trio dominated, winning with an 11-under par 57, despite windy conditions.

Lex Collins, Bryce Ducey and Pat Walsh dominated the competition in the first tournament of the golf season on a cold and windy Meeker Golf Course on Saturday to win the three-person scramble by six strokes.

Temple Grandin: Children and livestock are sometimes alike

Sean McMahon ~ Editor

My window lets me see some fog. You know, those days when things are clear but the concepts are a big foggy, and some people just don’t understand.