Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago

• Monday evening’s ball in honor of Washington’s birthday was a very successful affair.
• Harry Gilmore did a very artistic job of painting and graining Tom Little’s new saloon.
• The O.K. Saloon is now open to the public. J.W. Welch, the proprietor, has billiard and pool tables on the way.
• County Clerk Rube Oldland came up from Piceance Tuesday. The duties of the county clerk’s office will compel Mr. Oldland to reside at the county seat for the next two years.
• Another band of Axial braves headed by that notorious warrior Will Taylor and consisting of Johnny Collom, the Wilson boys and one or two other boys, struck town last night.
The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
• Robert Amick wins Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award as evidence of superior scientific aptitude.
• The new Reagle Apartments on Garfield between Fourth and Fifth streets are completed. The Reagle brothers, Louis and Lawrence, are planning an open house.
• Meeker’s undefeated junior high school basketball team: Clayton Hazelbaker, Terry Gore, Floyd Franklin, Kip Irwin, Bill Crook, Gary Orton, Virgil Garcia, Reynard Reynolds, Gene Starbuck, Larry Amick, Jerry Grubbs, David Charles, Darryl LeFevre and John Pigler.
The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
• Led by gold and silver medal performances by Chris Lines and Lenny Klinglesmith, the Cowboys put together a gutsy performance in wrestleback action to pull themselves up to a strong second place finish in the AA wrestling tournament.
• The downtown redevelopment project is ready for the public.
• “It isn’t easy being a parent these days,” said seminar speaker Jackie Sowers. Being a parent of a modern teenager is a lot tougher than it was 20 years ago.
• District Judge Claus J. Hume sentenced Marke Eugene Bogle, 27, to life in prison today for the murder of his estranged wife, Lynne Marie Bogle, 23. Mrs. Bogle’s body was found in the bathtub of her home in Columbine Apartments on April 30, 1985.
Rangely Times — 45 years ago
• Brent Hardy, senior at RHS, was presented a two-year scholarship by Rangely College on the strength of his science fair project.
• A special Saturday matinee of “The Ski Party” will be held this week for visiting teams and spectators of the freshman tournament.
• Advertisement for Ford Motor Company: “I can change the stereo tape cartridge in our ‘66 Ford. You just pop it in. Our Ford also has a light that tells us if our door is ajar. And one switch that locks all the doors.
• Sophomore Marcia Christensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Christensen, won the senior division all-fair award with her project “A Balanced Diet for Plants.”
• Janet Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark, repeated as winner of the junior division all-fair with a project, “Can Hamsters See Color?”
Rangely Times — 35 years ago
• Mountain Bell is preparing to provide direct distance dialing service to Rangely and Dinosaur this summer.
• Bicentennial program at the Masonic Lodge in Rangely featured Marck Wilczek, Kendra Smith, Amy Jo Moore, ToDee Padilla, Wendy Cott, Brad White, Mike Reed, Shadlee Cott, Dianne Leavitt, Connie Crook, Wayne Pennell, Andrea Cook, Chris Powell, Delon Davis, Rosely Cook, Mark Burnham and Casey Wall.
Rangely Times — 25 years ago
• Temperatures from Feb. 19-25: High of 67, low of 26.
• Rangely High School senior Chuck Allred is featured in a one-man art exhibit at the Rangely Public Library.
• Panther wrestlers Claude Rose, Chris Byers, Randy Williams and Mark Wilczek finished seventh in the state.