Well site approved on Sulphur Creek

MEEKER I Matrix Oil Company is working with the town and county to obtain approval to drill a well on Sulphur Creek. The drilling rig will take two weeks to be installed, and completion is expected at the end of May.

Walbridge ballot issue passes 305-77

Of 990 ballots mailed to active voters, 397 were returned for the April 3 municipal election. Running unopposed, Mayor Mandi Etheridge and trustees Katelin Cook, Andy Thomson and John Strate (a write-in candidate) will continue to hold their positions on the board.

New administrator in town

Scott Mezsaros

MEEKER I The town of Meeker’s board of trustees named Scott Mezsaros as their choice for the new town administrator, effective April 2. Meszaros will replace longtime administrator Sharon Day, who celebrated 30 years working for the town in 2011.

Ute Park receives helping hands

MEEKER I “The team that’s helping the Rec District design the new park and trail in Sanderson Hills has a member of the team who is also a member of Volunteers of America,” said Town Administrator Sharon Day.

Market St. project update

MEEKER I Animal control officer Laurel Haney spoke to the board about creating a community volunteer program for the town’s animal shelter. “It’s mainly for dog walking, kennel cleaning, possibly transporting a dog if we have to take it a long way. That’s mainly what it would be,” Haney said.

Community candidate reception Feb. 3

MEEKER I The Town of Meeker received 31 applications for the position of town administrator that will become available in the spring when longtime administrator Sharon Day retires.

Signs, signs everywhere signs

MEEKER I Meeker’s board of trustees revisited a question about the town’s sign ordinance asked by trustee Rod Gerloff at the last board meeting. Gerloff had asked about the proliferation of vinyl advertising banners around town and where those banners fit into the town’s sign ordinance.

Lottery proceeds generate $59,851 for RBC

RBC I Rio Blanco County entities received $59,851 in Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) payments in 2001.

Town approves 2012 budget

MEEKER I In the final regular board meeting of 2012, the town of Meeker’s board of trustees worked their way through a lengthy agenda, including adopting the 2012 budget, approving several requests for liquor license renewals, a home-business permit and began setting the wheels in motion for the next municipal election.

Agreement to benefit all

MEEKER I It’s a prime example of how communication and cooperation between two community organizations can be beneficial to the organizations and the public they serve. The Town of Meeker and the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District recently signed an agreement that turns responsibility for the majority of Meeker’s parks over to […]

Market Street about to be surveyed

MEEKER I Surveying is about to begin on the Market Street sidewalk project. The design for the sidewalk plan will run from Watts Ranch Market to the mobile home park just past Twelfth Street on the north side and from Backcountry Realty’s office to the BLM/Forest Service building on the south side.

Belts, budgets continue to tighten

As the Town of Meeker’s board of trustees and staff begin preparations for the 2012 capital budget, there’s an underlying sense of caution and concern.