News Notes: September 16

MACC art school

MEEKER | Thursday Art School, hosted by the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, is back! Kids ages 5–14 can attend every other Thursday for fun projects and a snack! Art schools are scheduled for Sept. 16 and 30, Oct. 14 and 28, and Nov 4 and 11 from 4–5:30 p.m. at the Heritage Culture Center at 517 Park Avenue.  Cost is $10 per child. Visit for more info.

Golf fundraiser

MEEKER | Civil contracting company IHC Scott (completed the Hwy. 13 improvement project between Meeker and Rifle) along with participating vendors and clients are hosting the first annual “Scramble for a Cause” fundraiser Friday, Sept. 17 at the Meeker Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Meeker Education Foundation, which supports educational and enrichment opportunities for the Meeker School District. Tee-off is at 8 a.m. Registration and breakfast for participating vendors and construction companies begins at 7 a.m. For sponsors and contact information, visit

River meeting

MEEKER | The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) for the White River Integrated Water Initiative will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. in Rangely at the Weiss Conference Room on the CNCC Campus. The PAC will hear reports from the diversion and riparian assessment teams and the Public Input and Reach Meetings. Presentations will be made by Linda Masters on rangeland health and by the Colorado State Forest Service on forest health. If he is not called to fight fires, Curtis Keech will also speak on forest health in the White River Basin. Kyle Arnold from the BLM will address rangeland health if he is available (not out fighting fires).

Library book club

MEEKER | The Meeker Library book club will be reading “The Blue Zones of Happiness” by Dan Buettner. We will discuss the book on Monday, October 11th at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Suicide prevention and awareness training

MEEKER | Learn about QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer–the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide–at a free training event Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Meeker Recreation Center, 101 Ute Road. Just as people trained in CPR at the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Called 970-756-8500 or 970-878-7417 with questions.