Meeker alumna is tops at horse reining


MEEKER I Meeker High School alumna Melanie Watt Wilhelm will be recognized June 27 for her recent selection as the National Reining Horse Association Professional Horsewoman of The Year.

Meeker artist’s reception on Friday

MEEKER | Wendll’s Wondrous Things in Meeker will host a reception showcasing the artwork of part-time Meeker resident and artist Patti Smithers on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Enefit American Oil presentation today

MEEKER | Enefit American Oil will offer a presentation today in Meeker regarding its planned oil shale project in the southern part of the Uintah Basin just west of the Colorado border.

Lime Kiln’s long history: Part 3

A 1934 photo of students at the Lime Kiln Hill School included (back row) Milton Sykes, Armettia Toembly, Muriel Sterry, Earl Sterry, Elsie Sykes, Dorothy Sykes, Rex Sterry and teacher Eleanor Service. (Front row) Dick Moyer, Howard Sterry, George Sterry, Walter Moyer, Louise Sterry, Leonard Sykes, Marilyn Sykes, Iris Sykes and Alma Mae Sykes. The photo is from the third volume of the “This Is What I Remember” series of books available for purchase at the White River Museum.

MEEKER I The tremendous history of Meeker’s Lime Kiln region has been the subject of various features, however, there is still so much to tell and so many areas to focus on, from the Sunday gatherings at different homes to the amazing co-op of the threshing machine, the entire area was like a family and […]

Board adopts snow policy

Former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis, now the executive director of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) was in Meeker asking town trustees to renew their membership and “get their voice back.”

MEEKER I After receiving several complaints and phone calls from local citizens, it was determined that the Town of Meeker did not have an official snow removal policy. But they do now, after adopting one at their Jan. 8 meeting.


RANGELY | The correct volunteer and pickup times for Bountiful Baskets in Meeker is 11 a.m. and noon. The Rangely site’s volunteer/pickup times are 9:45 and 10:45 a.m.

Meeker’s fastest 100-yard dash

phmk harold ball

—Harold Ball’s record still stands 67 years later— MEEKER I From the record-setting 100-yard dash in 1945 to his extensive family history in the area, Harold Ball’s story is an interesting one. He ran a 10.1 second 100-yard dash in Rifle his senior year. He was unsure about the composition of the track surface but […]

Old Man Winter…

phmksnow vertical

Meeker finally received some much-needed snow Sunday evening and into Monday but the sky was blue and the sun was shining Tuesday. About four inches fell in Meeker and 18 inches were reported to have fallen in nearby Steamboat Springs.

Tower hearing continued: “Issues with the site.”

MEEKER I “The reason we are asking for continuation is because we have had some issues with the exact location which we applied for,” Aaron Gunn, a representative of Mercury Towers said.

Living in the now: Jean Welder

(Above) Jean Welder has tremendous knowledge in yoga, including co-teaching a class while abroad on the tip of the Arabic Peninsula, with 10 women from 10 different countries.

MEEKER I “Live your life well, and if you can help someone, help them.” Simple words that mean so much, and that exemplify Jean Welder’s philosophy on life as a schoolteacher in four different states at all different levels, and as a yoga instructor for four decades.

Salons help grant Christmas wish

MEEKER I Several local salons will donate part of their services this Friday, Dec. 14, to help the Houser family’s Christmas wish come true. Toby Houser, son of Meeker’s Dale and Cheryl Houser, was in a tragic accident in June of this year involving a handgun. The accident took Toby’s sinuses and eyes.

Teaching runs in the family

Norine was dedicated to her career as a teacher, she also enjoyed spending time with her family as pictured here with her brother Bud, sister-in-law Maxine and their daughter Kathy (seated).

MEEKER I “That discipline which corrects the eagerness of worldly passions, which fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, which enlightens the mind with useful knowledge, and furnishes to it matter of enjoyment within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity then all the provisions which we can make of the goods of fortune.” This […]