News Briefs: Nov. 1, 2012

MACC will meet Monday, Nov. 5
MEEKER | The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the old elementary school gymnasium. Youth, adults, organizations and businesses are invited and encouraged to attend. MACC is continuing to plan community performing and fine arts events and needs your help and participation. For more information contact Gary Zellers at 878-0554 or email

Meeker Craft Show Nov. 2-3
MEEKER | The Meeker Craft Show will be Friday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the old elementary school. Please call 970-878-3361 for more information or to request a registration form.

Remove street obstructions
MEEKER | Town of Meeker Ordinance Number 442 created a clear operation area for all town maintenance equipment along all streets within the town. All trees, tree branches and other obstructions within this operation area or which are causing visual obstruction at intersections must be removed to permit the safe operation of town equipment and promote the safe movement of vehicular traffic. The clear zone and/or obstructed intersections must be cleared by the property owner by Nov. 12 prior to commencement of the Town Public Works Department clearing operations. More information is available at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market St., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Snow removal guidelines
MEEKER | 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. Basketball hoops must be stored far enough from the curb to allow the snowplow, including the large mirrors mounted to each side of the trucks, to clean next to the curb without damage to the mirrors. The Town of Meeker thanks you for all of the cooperation in the past and takes this opportunity to thank you in advance for your cooperation this year. If you have any questions or need further information, please call Meeker Town Hall 970-878-5344.

Christmas Tree Celebration activities
MEEKER | Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 3 to celebrate the Capitol Christmas Tree coming from the White River National Forest. The celebration will be held in downtown Meeker and will include a 5K run/walk, street fair, music, parade of lights, fireworks and more. Festivities start at 2 p.m. and continue through the evening. Look for a detailed schedule in the special section inserted in today’s edition.

Early deadlines for the holidays
RBC | All news items, photos, advertising and legal notices for publication during the holidays in the Rio Blanco Herald Times newspaper are due by 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Nov. 15 for the Nov. 22 Thanksgiving edition, Dec. 20 for Dec. 27 edition and Dec. 27 for Jan. 3.