Meeker officials sworn in …

From left, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey and Town Attorney Melody Massih were sworn into office by Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook at Tuesday evening’s Meeker Town Council meeting. The appointments of these town officers must be formally made and the individuals must take the oath of office along with the seating of new and re-elected town council members.

Biz scholarships available

RBC I Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker, private investors and the Meeker Chamber of Commerce are offering scholarships for area business owners who are interested in attending an intensive workshop to assist small business owners helping to transform their business and their community, into a destination location.

Meeker officially joins ‘Main Street Program’

MEEKER I Cassie McGuire, owner of McGuire Auto Parts and former president of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, is excited. She feels that getting Meeker involved in the state’s “Main Street Program” will help the community coordinate its efforts, set goals and accomplish needed projects.

Rangely, Meeker have full slate of folks seeking town offices

RBC I The filing deadline for nomination petitions to be turned in for the Meeker and Rangely town council elections was 5 p.m. on Monday, and there are enough candidates this year to have elections in both towns. According to Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook, Mayor Regas Halandras filed his qualified petition for re-election to […]

Meeker Town Board approves dispatch, Better City accords

MEEKER I At the Jan. 5 Meeker Town Council meeting, Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola requested that the town buy in to a new distribution of costs for the shared law enforcement, fire and public safety dispatch operation.

Meeker town election to bring new look to board

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board election on April 5 is rapidly approaching. The deadline for candidates to file their petitions to run is Jan. 25. Candidates must be at least 18 years old by April 5, have been a resident of the town for at least the 12 months prior to the election and […]

Meeker board annexes Curtis Creek Industrial Park

MEEKER I The seated members of the Meeker Town Board gave unanimous approval Tuesday to the annexation of the Curtis Creek Industrial Park, which encompasses 35 acres on the east side of Highway 13, opposite the new Pioneers Medical Center.

Four Meeker streets get facelift

Residents in northeast Meeker may have faced a few neighborhood traffic delays last week and early this week as the Town of Meeker is competing its major repaving project for the summer. The full lengths of Third and Fifth streets as well as Hill and Cedar streets between Third and Fifth streets have been ground down two inches, running 15 feet from the curb and are being repaved to make the sides into better drains for runoff. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said the entire project should be completed this week.

MEEKER I Some of the streets in the east and northeast neighborhoods are the beneficiaries of the Town of Meeker’s 1.5-mile 2015 Paving Project, in which some town streets have already had their asphalt ground down and received a new two-inch overlay.

Phase II work begins on Meeker’s Market Street sidewalk project

The Town of Meeker has started Phase II of the Market Street Sidewalk Project, to extend sidewalks on the north side of Market Street from Fourth Street, where Phase I ended, to 11th Street. Phase II, unlike Phase I, which included grant funds, will be paid from town coffers at a total price of $700,000, which boils down to $100,000 per block. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said the project should be done as early as October or November, pending cooperative weather.

MEEKER I The only things that remain to complete Phase I of Meeker’s Market Street Sidewalk Project, Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said, is to install a hand rail at School Street, for CenturyLink to bury a line and to finish the crosswalk on Third Street. However, the town has already started work on Phase II […]

Meeker’s Market Street work nears completion in spite of rain delays

Work is mostly done on the sidewalks from Fourth Street in Meeker to Watt’s Ranch Market, but there are plenty of details to be completed after the sidewalks and curbs are in place. Heavy rains have delayed progress, but the entire project may be completed by mid-July, when Phase II from Fourth Street to 11th Street may begin, with hopes of completion by September or October, before it gets too cold.

MEEKER I The work is progressing in satisfactory form to install sidewalks and curbs on the north side of east Market Street in Meeker although repeated rains have caused the entire project to be delayed a couple of weeks, Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said Friday.

Meeker Mayor Halandras praises all teachers on National Teacher’s Day

MEEKER I On May 5, Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras read into the record at the Meeker Town Council meeting that May 5 “is a day for all the citizens of Meeker, whether or not we have children in school, to appreciate the hard work, dedication and selfless nature of our educators.

Cone zone…

Construction has begun on westbound Market Street sidewalks in Meeker which will result in intermittent shoulder closures. Above, a crew begins work on the crosswalk at Fifth and Market streets, a part of the project, which will run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Drivers are reminded to slow down when driving through the cone zone.