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.

Letter to the Editor: Importance of supporting local merchants

Dear Editor: It wasn’t until I was on the Meeker Town Council that I understood the first reason we need a strong business community.

Katelin Cook resigns from Meeker board to spend more time with family

Katelin Cook

MEEKER I Katelin Cook, a member of the Meeker Town Board since August 2007, has resigned her position on the town’s governing board, and the town has already started the process to find a new board member.

Letter to the Editor: Meeker town trustees back broadband measure

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to the voters of Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees is in support of the ballot issue to exempt Rio Blanco County from SB05-152.

Letter to the Editor: Town explains delayed sidewalk project

Dear Editor: This is an open copy of a letter I sent Friday to a Meeker resident wanting an update on the Meeker Sidewalk Project.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to those who helped out

Dear Editor: Meeker is a town of heroes. Not just military heroes like Tom Kilduff and Ernie Garcia, but the everyday folks who go into action whenever they hear of someone in need. I have personally benefited from these heroes many times. The most recent examples are the folks who gave up part of their […]

Letter to the Editor: Tough letter from Town of Meeker

Dear Editor: On July 3, I found a notice from Meeker’s Code Enforcement Office in my mailbox. We were given 15 days to remove all weeds and grass over 6 inches tall. If we failed to comply, we could be fined $1,000 and/or be sentenced to 90 days in jail for each day of non-compliance.

Town of Meeker cracking down on dead trees, unmowed lawns

These branches were piled in the street in a Meeker neighborhood on Friday. This is the type of trash and debris, including unmowed and untrimmed lawns, that the Town of Meeker will be cracking down on in the next few months, in the hope that residents will respond and clean up their residences. The city is serious about the problem, according to Meeker Town Manager Scott Meszaros, who said the town will be enforcing clean-up rules on residents who refuse.

MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and the Meeker Board of Trustees have focused their attention on the long-standing weed and property clean-up ordinance.

Meeker won’t do local tree chipping

MEEKER I Meeker’s town administrator announced on Tuesday that the town will not be doing limb chipping services this year. “Due to staffing constraints and numerous priority projects, the Town of Meeker is not providing limb chipping services this year,” he said.

Sidewalk project set after July 4

MEEKER I The project grant was awarded in 2008, but the first phase of the Town of Meeker’s grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to design and build sidewalks and curbs along both sides of Market Street through town is expected to begin sometime after the Fourth of July.