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.

MHS art students to denver …

Several Meeker High School students traveled to the Cherry Creek Art Festival and Denver Art Museum on July 5-6. They were invited to the festival to participate in the Janus Student Art Buying Program. Nishiko Thelen, Dominick Cardile and Paige Jones were representatives from MHS. Twenty-four programs in Colorado were selected to participate in program, and MHS was one of two high-school-level programs and the only Western Slope school to participate. According to MHS art teacher Ben Quinn, the MHS students had the unique opportunity to go from being spectators to patrons as the Janus Foundation gave our students $500 to select work they felt represented the interests of MHS students. The works will be displayed at various buildings around the Meeker School District. The students were to interact, ask questions and examine work of well-known artists from across the nation. In the back row, from left, are: MHS art teacher Ben Quinn, Layton Bair, Sammy Palmer and Doninick Cardile. In the front row, from left, are: Amanda Begaye, Linda Olivas, Nishiko Thelen, Paige Jones, Maegan McGruder and Taylor Frantz.

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Dorsett won’t return to MHS

Dear Editor: I tried to negotiate a contract with the Meeker School District which would alleviate disagreements between myself and the high school principal and which would also help the district overcome its “fiscal emergency,” but after six weeks of talks, Superintendent Matt Meyer finally rejected my proposal.

2 UNC students on Dean’s List

MEEKER I Two students from Meeker have been listed on the Dean’s List or Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Deena Norell appears in magazine, qualifies for National HS Rodeo Finals

Deena Norell, a 2014 graduate of Meeker High School, pictured roping a calf, was interviewed in a feature article about breakaway roping titled “Whiz Kids” in Spin to Win Rodeo magazine and competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals rodeo  last week in Rock Springs, Wyo. Norell was quoted as saying her dad, Dee (pictured standing in black cowboy hat) is her main influence and she likes roping at home because her “Dad’s always here, he’s always helping me and he’s always making it fun but serious at the same time.”

MEEKER I Deena Norell, 18, of Meeker, is featured in the July issue of Spin to Win Rodeo magazine in a featured article about breakaway roping titled “Whiz Kids.“ In addition, she will be competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo this week.

Goettel gets Whitworth degree

MEEKER I Gabrielle Goettel of Meeker has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree in arts administration from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash.

Slide show of Belize trip tonight

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MEEKER I The Meeker High School students who participated in the Belize Dolphin Ecology Project will host a public slide show of their expedition this evening. The students will be present for the show, which will held at 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker Library. Scrumptious desserts will also be on

Phelan learns D.C. life on WREA tour

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MEEKER I Jacob Phelan of Meeker recently participated in the electric cooperative Washington D.C., Youth Tour program sponsored by White River Electric.

Belize project slideshow July 17

MEEKER I The Meeker High School students who participated in the Belize Dolphin Ecology Project will host a public slide show of their expedition on July 17. The students will be present for the show, which will held at 6:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Meeker Library.

Nine MHS students back from Belize

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MEEKER I Nine students from Meeker High School recently completed a research and conservation expedition to Belize under the auspices of Ecology Project International. While in Belize, the group participated in a wide variety of educational and cultural projects.

Letter to the Editor: MHS thanks assembly sponsors

Dear Editor: The staff and students of Meeker High School would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring the Enduring Regret assembly on May 21:

58 MHS seniors awarded diplomas

Taylor Neilson presented the valedictorian’s address for having the highest grade point average in the senior class.

MEEKER I The sun gods shined brightly on the Meeker High School Class of 2014 on Saturday, which started off with a good rain and overcast skies at about 9:15 a.m., but no raindrops or even clouds were in evidence when commencement exercises began at 10 a.m. There were 58 seniors who received their high […]