MHS art show at elementary school

MEEKER | Art students at Meeker High School will be holding their annual High School Art Show all next week in the Meeker Elementary School library, and the school art program is inviting the public to visit the show.

MDS winter concert shows off school bands; debut for new music director


MEEKER I Jeff Hemingson, the new music director for Barone Middle School and Meeker High School, made his debut at the winter music concert at the MHS auditorium on Dec. 17 with a performance of challenging and intriguing compositions.

MHS junior nominated for D.C. conference

Faith Patterson

MEEKER I Faith Patterson, a junior at Meeker High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16.

MHS students…


Faith Patterson and Jacob Henderson, juniors at Meeker High School, were chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar in Denver this past summer.

RHS alum, former Meeker coach joins hall of fame

Turner played offensive guard on the team, which won the 1964 Liberty Bowl. The Army veteran also played in the Freedom Bowl and was also inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

RBC I Rangely High School alum and former Meeker teacher/coach Bill Turner, along with his former University of Utah teammates, winners of the 1964 Liberty Bowl, were recently inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame.

MACC launches drive for performing arts center

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) is working in cooperation with and on behalf of the Meeker School District Re-1 and Meeker High School to launch a community fundraising project that would permit renovation and enhancement of the Meeker High School Auditorium.

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.