Days Gone By: November 8, 2018

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

– Ed Sanderson is about to open up a tannery in Meeker, carpenter McKenzie being at work for some time past in making the vats and other necessary fixtures. All kinds of hides will be tanned.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– Another thing you can’t deny is that all roosters and most men need very little excuse to start crowing.
– The flu has brought out one thing that is clearly demonstrated namely, that whisky is one of the best remedies used in combatting this dreaded scourge. This is sad news for Finch and his band of fanatics.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– Locally the public skis at Nine Mile where the county provides a tractor for the winter months to operate the ski lift, with gas contributed by interested individuals.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– At issue is the heating system at the high school, which isn’t functioning and is believed to be “cratering.” While there have been problems with steam within the building for some time, it was hoped that a venting system installed last year would remedy the problem.
– The Meeker Cowgirls volleyball team will leave Thursday for the AAA State Volleyball Tourney.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Ski buffs in the Rangely area won’t have to travel to other parts to participate in their favorite sport this winter. Construction began this week of a slope almost half a mile long at the east end of the city. Beginning at the northeast corner of the Rangely College campus, it traverses land belonging to School Ditrict Re-4, St. Timothy’s Church and S.W. McLaughlin. The project is a joint effort of the Rangely Jaycees and several members of the college staff.
– A generation ago, would we have dreamed of waging a war without trying to win it?

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– On July 6, 1993, The Rocky Mountain News printed the obituary of the town of Dinosaur. At the time I thought it was a bit premature, but now I’m not so sure.

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