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.

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.