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Meeker’s elementary school is not the only new western slope elementary school that has had to find new places to put students. Rifle’s new elementary school was closed last week when some 22 students and teachers were transferred by ambulance to the hospital after being overcome by mysterious fumes.Sept. 11 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.Not only is this week the first week of school, it’s the 25th anniversary of the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials! Kudos to the founders, volunteers, committee members and everyone else who has been involved with the trials for the past quarter century. It’s something to be proud of.Happy belated birthday to Thomas O’Conor, Sept 5 and Tahler Sulzbach, Sept. 6. Happy birthday today to Cindy Frantz, Nancy Richardson and Cam Tegeder, Sept. 8. Other birthdays this week: Stacy Hudelson and Stacey Gould, Sept. 9; Wade Bradfield, Becka Darrow, Jared Doll and Joe Holeyfield, Sept. 10; Glen Wigington and Ryan Sullivan, Sept. 11;  Drew Varland, Neil Joy and Jake Boesch, Sept. 12; Dustin Allen and Annie Gantt, Sept. 13.Happy anniversary to Tod and Linnea O’Nan; Paul and Renae Neilson, Sept. 11; David and Tinna Usher, Sept. 11; Steve and Debby Wix, Sept. 13; Tom and Lisa Walsh, Sept. 14.Have you visited the Herald Times on Facebook at We’re also on Twitter at Like the Herald Times’s page, or become a follower on Twitter to comment online on articles and photos! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes and other local social news to or mail information to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO 81641.