Meeker trustee seat available

MEEKER | The Town of Meeker is accepting applications to fill the vacant seat of Trustee Andy Thomson.

Water service late fee effective now

MEEKER | Effective immediately the Town of Meeker late charge fee for water service has increased from $1 to $5, approved by the Town of Meeker Board of Trustees.

Meeker adopts snow law

MEEKER | In accordance with state law and the Meeker municipal code, it is unlawful for any person to place snow or ice upon public property, including public streets.

Board adopts snow policy

Former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis, now the executive director of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) was in Meeker asking town trustees to renew their membership and “get their voice back.”

MEEKER I After receiving several complaints and phone calls from local citizens, it was determined that the Town of Meeker did not have an official snow removal policy. But they do now, after adopting one at their Jan. 8 meeting.

Obstruction removal

MEEKER I Town of Meeker Ordinance Number 442 created a clear operation area for all town maintenance equipment along all streets within the Town.

Snow removal do’s and don’ts

MEEKER I As the snow season approaches, please remove everything from the street, such as trailers parked along the curb or in cul-de-sacs, vehicles that are not used all of the time and basketball hoops.

Ute Park…

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Meeker trustees Rodney Gerloff, Dan Conrado, Russell Overton (director of public works), Lisa Cook (town clerk), Regas Halandras, mayor Mandi Etheridge, Katelin Cook, Andy Thomson, Scott Meszaros, town manager and John Strate, toured a few capital projects the town is working on

Dog days of summer

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Sydney Cochran’s dog, Bucky, gives local veterinarian Stacy Hudleson some love. Hudleson, Kathy Sizemore with the Town of Meeker and Ann Franklin with the local Marvelous Mutts 4-H Club were at City Park to give discounted rabies and distemper shots to local dogs. Make plans to attend the Dog Wash

Fond farewell…

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A farewell reception for outgoing Meeker town manager Sharon Day was held last Friday and attended by family, friends, present and past staff, including current mayor Mandi Etheridge and former Meeker mayor Steve Loshbaugh.

Chamber, town, county hope to kindle economic flame

Sam Bailey with the Colorado Business Retention and Expansion office, Kari Linker with the Colorado Office of Economic Development, Katelin Cook, executive director of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Kimberly Bullen, Rio Blanco County administrator, spoke at a meeting attended by business owners, organizations and government officials. Linker will return to Meeker in June to facilitate an economic development class.

MEEKER I At an economic development planning meeting Monday at the Fairfield Center, approximately 40 attendees voiced their thoughts and ideas about economic development. Participants represented 19 businesses, 13 special districts, boards or organizations, 12 government entities and two concerned citizens.

Day retires after 30 years

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MEEKER I Just shy of 31 years ago, Sharon Day went to work for the town of Meeker as a clerk in the front office at town hall. Over time, she graduated to receptionist, handled water billing, was the assistant manager/planner and was appointed town manager, or town administrator, in 1989.

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.