Hey, check out the article I posted on the history of the stimpmeter and the USGA's revision of it this year. It's off the home page and also down the right side of your screen now under "Recent Articles".
Does your course ever publish stimp readings? apparently some do. I usually ask but don't see anything posted. Most of the ones I play are in the 8-10 range, though one course has got the slowest greens ever but I've never asked them what they measure. I will next time but I assume it's in the slow to medium speed.