Grand fireworks show set for dark on Fourth of July

This is one of the fireworks from July 4, 2013, shot off at dark from Highland Cemetery above Meeker’s Town Park and Circle Park. There are a number of locations in town where the cemetery hill is clearly visible.

MEEKER I People might think they have to head to the big city for a decent fireworks display, but Meeker residents and past Range Call attendees know better. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and community support, Meeker’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display gets better every year.

Don and Rosemary Hilkey chosen as 2014 parade grand marshals

2014 Range Call parade grand marshals Don and Rosemary Hilkey.

MEEKER I From the snow on the mountaintops to the dirt in the arena, Don and Rosemary Hilkey help make events special in Meeker. This year, the ever-active couple will be celebrated as the grand marshals for the 2014 Range Call Parade, which will be held on Friday in downtown Meeker.

Re-enactment resurrects Meeker bank robbery

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896.

Meeker Chamber has day full of fun slated downtown after July 4th parade

MEEKER I A full slate of activities and events, some new and some returning, will take place in downtown Meeker as part of the annual Range Call Celebration.

VFW No. 5843 has long parade history

Meeker VFW Post No. 5843 will be leading Meeker’s Fourth of July Range Call Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, and the group is inviting any veterans from all of the U.S. Armed Forces to march or ride with the group. If any veteran needs to ride in the parade, the VFW will have several decorated golf carts available.

MEEKER I The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization traces its roots back to 1899, when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they […]

Early on Fourth: Run for Your Life 5K walk/run will turn 36

MEEKER I For the past 35 years in the early morning hours of the Fourth of July, Meeker locals and visitors have gathered downtown to take part in a different kind of Independence Day parade: the Run for Your Life 5K walk/run. Last year the race featured 120 runners and more than 130 walkers.

The history of the Range Call Pageant ~ Reviving the Past


The Meeker Massacre Pageant started in 1938, when the American Legion Auxiliary asked Laroy Purdy to organize the show.

Range Call parade entries due Wednesday

MEEKER I The Meeker Range Call Parade is coming July 4, so those who would like to take part in the 10 a.m. event should contact the Meeker Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible.

Range Call events begin on Saturday

MEEKER I Endurance, perseverance and stubborn tenacity were characteristic of Meeker’s pioneer settlers. Today’s residents share those same traits, living in a community that continues to survive and do well in spite of booms and busts, droughts and floods, times of plenty and times of want.

Range Call Pageant rehearsals set

RBC I Now that the Meeker Range Call will have the Range Call Pageant with a lineup of directors and helpers, a rehearsal schedule has been set up.

Time to prep for Meeker parade

MEEKER I The Meeker Range Call Parade is coming during the Fourth of July weekend, so those who would like to take part should contact the Meeker Chamber of Commerce.

RBC walk/runs during July 4th weekend benefit new MHS track and New Eden


Meeker Educational Foundation adds to Range Call activities MEEKER I The annual Range Call Celebration is just around the corner and the Meeker Education Foundation is adding to the activities with a Save Our Track Walk-A-Thon.