Days Gone By: May 17, 2018

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago
– The White River Oil company received its big transportation trucks this week.

– Two large trucks were seen in Grand Junction last week on their way to the Rangely field. They are a part of the new equipment being brought in by the Richmond Oil Co. A large gang of men is already at work on the road between Dragon and Rangely, and it is evident from the manner in which the Richmond people are going ahead that they intend to do considerable development work this season.

– Last Friday and the forepart of this week, the Weather Man furnished us with quite a variety of weather—being a mixture of rain, hail, sleet and some snow. Since then we have had—sunshine and wind.

– Feminalls for children and ladies at The Toggery.

– If you want many hearty laughs, don’t miss the playet, “Too Much of a Good Thing,” at the high school May 22. Price, 25 and 35 cents.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
– Fifty-two seniors at Meeker High School will be receiving diplomas at commencement exercises Tuesday, May 21 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

– “The Impossible Dream” theme for the junior-senior prom, highlighted Saturday night by crowning of this year’s King and Queen, Ted Stewart and Kathie Eskelson. Attendants are Phil Jensen and Susie Romersberger.

– Mrs. Don Hilkey and daughter Melanie Dawn were honored at a cradle shower Wednesday evening at the Carl Seely home.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
– Bob Fey anticipates finalizing his purchase of Circle K Thursday. He plans to operate it as a convenience store and hopes to open a custom-made pizza parlor in it by the 27th. “We are heavily involved in the planning,” says Fey, who has owned Go-fer foods since January 1983. His wife has owned Clark’s Burgers since January 1988.

– An electric motor designed by fourth grader Nathan Caldwell took the best of show award at Meeker Elementary School’s annual Science Fair May 5.

– At their regular meeting Tuesday night, Meeker RE-1 District School Board members discussed the possibility of closing the Meeker High School campus during lunch period next year.

The Rangely Times — 50 years ago
– 26 young ladies and 24 young men will receive diplomas from local school board members Wade C. Striegel and Lloyd Christensen. Paul Deininger will deliver the valedictory address this year as he finished at top of his class in grade point average. Deirdre Schumacher is this year’s salutatorian and will deliver the salutatory.

– Scan today’s headlines and the impression is that we live in a self-serving society. We are, it might appear, a people dedicated to fulfilling our personal whims at the expense of any who stand in our way.

The Rangely Times — 25 years ago
– With the retirement of Becky Lane, R.N., as County Health Nurse in Rangely for 18 years and Beth Merriam, R.N., as County Health Nurse/School Nurse in Meeker for nine years, the county of Rio Blanco is losing a lot of valuable experience.

– Rangely High School will graduate 38 seniors Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the RHS gymnasium.

– What can be said with certainty is that the combined 4.2 inches (at least) of precipitation for March and April is a record.

– Brenda Brenton of Rangely, Colo., will graduate from the University of Colorado Health Science Center, School of Pharmacy.