Bank’s fall festival and hospital race part of the fun on Saturday

Part of the fun at the 11th annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival will include the pies, salsas and jellies/jams auctioned off to the highest bidders. Events Saturday in downtown Meeker begin with a run at 9 a.m. and the Fall Festival beginning at 11 a.m. All  ages are invited to drop in and take part in the fun, which will last until 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by White River Electric Association and the ERBM Recreation and Park District. See insert within today’s Herald Times.

MEEKER I Downtown Meeker will be abuzz from early morning to mid afternoon on Saturday with the 11th annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival.

Fall Festival seeks fundraisers

MEEKER I Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker will hold its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27, and a call has been put out for those local organizations in need of a fundraiser.

MVB bank merger finalized

MEEKER I Hod Kosman, President/Chairman/CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Cos., announced Wednesday that the merger of Platte Valley Companies and Mountain Valley Bank has been finalized.

Youth mental health classes set in Meeker

MEEKER I The youth version of the Mental Health First Aid class will be taught to parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human service workers and other caring citizens on how to help an adolescent (ages 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or who is in crisis.

History Colorado set to be in Meeker on May 28

MEEKER I History Colorado will be in Meeker on Wednesday at Mountain Valley Bank for a roundtable presentation on the state historical fund and to recognize the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall’s (now Mountain Valley Bank) recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.

History Colorado slated for May 28

MEEKER | History Colorado will be in Meeker on May 28 at Mountain Valley Bank for a roundtable presentation on the state historical fund and to recognize the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall’s (now Mountain Valley Bank) recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fall Festival 2013: Community joins to aid non-profits, have fun

MEEKER I Downtown Meeker will be buzzing from 11 a.m. to mid afternoon on Saturday as Mountain Valley Bank hosts its 10th annual Fall Festival with co-sponsors White River Electric Association (WREA) and the ERBM Recreation and Park District for the benefit of local non-profit fund-raising efforts.

Thacker appears in court

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MEEKER I Jock Waylon Thacker, 21, who was charged with robbery and theft of Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker last spring, appeared in court Jan. 4 only to have his case continued until June 2013.

Good citizen …

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Meeker citizen Tom George was recognized by Meeker chief of police Bob Hervey of the police department and Meeker’s Board of Trustees including Mayor Mandi Ethridge for his actions to help locate and apprehend the alleged suspect charged in the robbery of Mountain Valley Bank.

MVB bank robber gives up

Thacker was apprehended without incident by Lt. Phil Stubblefield and Chief Bob Hervey.

MEEKER I “He looked like a regular customer,” Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras said in reference to Jock Waylon Thacker, who was arrested April 12 and is being charged with robbery and theft of the local bank.

Bank robbery suspect in custody in RBC jail

Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield leaves Meeker's Mountain Valley Bank in his cruiser, as Chief Hervey (silver SUV) also begins pursuit. Stubblefield apprehended suspect Jock Thacker after the alleged bank robber forded the White River near Circle Park.

A suspect is now in custody at the Rio Blanco County Jail, charged with robbing Mountain Valley Bank this morning at Fourth and Main Streets in Meeker, according to the Meeker Police Department, A Mountain Valley Bank employee reported the robbery at 9 a.m. A reverse 911 was issued to

Holiday open house …

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Cindy and Dick Welle visit with Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras at an open house for the Meeker bank last Friday. The bank demonstrated their customer appreciation with homemade Christmas treats prepared by Mountain Valley Bank employees.