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Emergency Services:  The Rio Blanco Sheriff's Department provides a 24-hour dispatching service for its own staff, as well as for the Town of Meeker's police, fire and ambulance agencies.

Medical & Health Care:  Meeker has a modern, 15 bed hospital offering 24-hour emergency room service and equipped with modern facilities.  Attached to Pioneers Hospital is a 33 bed skilled nursing home facility.

EducationMeeker School District offers quality educational opportunities for approximately 630 students K-12.  In addition, Colorado Northwestern Community College, based in Rangely, maintains a satellite campus in Meeker providing programs in liberal arts, technical and vocational programs.

Location & Access:  Meeker is a short drive from Craig, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, US Hwy 40 and Interstate 70.  It also has a modern general aviation airport with full-service fixed base operations and charter service. (See the map below)

Big Game Hunting:  Meeker is home to some of the nation's most extraordinary big game hunting opportunities as well as the largest elk herd in America.  Thousands of hunters from around the globe travel to northwest Colorado each year to admire the beauty and take home a prize animal.

Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway:  Visitors to Northwest Colorado are encouraged to trace the footsteps of this area's original residents, the Ute Indian tribes who roamed the country they called "The Shining Mountains".  The Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway joins Colorado Hwy 13 approximately one mile east of Meeker at Rio Blanco County Road 8.  The route extends along County Road 8 to Ripple Creek Pass, then over the pass and down into the village of Yampa, a total of 81 miles.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society & White River MuseumThe history of Meeker can be seen first hand by visiting the White River Museum.  You won't be able to miss the rough hewn log buildings which store the treasures of the White River Valley.  You can read articles about the "real" facts behind the Meeker Massacre.