MHS principal’s contract not renewed

Meeker superintendent of schools Susan Goettel recommended the Meeker Board of Education not renew Meeker High School principal George Henderson’s contract and the board voted 5-1 in support of Goettel’s recommendation.

Seely nominated to Air Force, Naval academies

MEEKER I Matthew Seely of Meeker has received a nomination to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Naval Academy from Rep. Scott Tipton.

FFA team at national convention

MEEKER I Members of the Meeker FFA Chapter in Colorado were one of 31 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (CDE).

National Honor Society 5K…

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Katie Proctor, her daughters Lily and Bridgett and their dog Dolly participated in the 5K walk sponsored by the Meeker High School National Honor Society to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Rifle high school softball players


Meeker High School sophomores Jordan Smith (left) and Taylor Morris participated on the Rifle High School fastpitch softball team this year ending the season at the state tournament in Aurora, Colo.

Class of ’61 reunion Sept. 13-14

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Class of 1961 will celebrate their 50th reunion Sept. 13-14 at Campbell Creek Ranch on the White River above Buford.

Induction of honor society members

MEEKER I Fifteen students from Meeker High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society, Chapter Scholastia, in a ceremony held at the high school May 10.

Letter to the Editor: MHS class of ’61

Dear Editor: The Meeker High School class of 1961 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation with a “pre-reunion” to be held at the Old Timer’s dinner on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Cowboys send 10 to state track

Ellen nieslanik Toby Casias won the 100 and 200 at the regional meet and also qualified for the state tournament on two relay teams.

The Cowboy track and field team will send seven boys and three girls to compete in the 2011 Colorado State Track and Field State Championships, starting today in JeffCo Stadium in Denver.

LeBlanc receives team award

Head coach Mark Branch and the Cowboy coaching staff announced the Wyoming wrestling squad’s team awards during the program’s annual year-end gathering last Saturday in Laramie.

RHS Panthers end baseball season for Cowboys

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The Meeker baseball team played its final home game on the road last week. Because of the weather, Meeker’s baseball diamond was never dry enough to play on this season, so the Cowboys had to play their scheduled home games against Paonia in Rifle and their final home game against the Panthers in Rangely.

RBC teams play for playoffs

Rangely’s Brian Rector makes contact with a pitch for a base hit in a game against Moffat County, which was called because of rain after two innings. The Panthers played Meeker last night and will end the regular season with a doubleheader against Paonia, Saturday.

Rio Blanco County’s high school baseball teams met in Rangely yesterday after press time for a doubleheader, which are the final games of the regular season for Meeker and will have district playoff implications for both teams.