Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

• The stage company has leased the McHatton barn, and Mr. Harp is happy over having such commodious quarters for his vehicles, stock and drivers.
• On Wednesday evening, the local lodge of Odd Fellows installed their newly elected officers for the ensuing term. District Deputy Grand Master Arthur Burnham was master of ceremonies, ably assisted by W.A. Keller and F.E. Sheridan. Harry Niblock retired as noble grand and is succeeded by H.A. Wildhack; F.N. JoHantgen was inducted into the vice grand’s chair.
• Rev. Ostenson went to Buford Thursday, and will hold services there tomorrow morning. The usual services will be held at St. James church in the evening.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

• A Buford citizen sends us the following interesting item: The Buford post office, Rio Blanco County, is no more. A few days ago, by order of the Department, all of the effects of the office were brought to Meeker on the Marvine stage, and all Buford mail in the future will be taken care of by the local office.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

• A $64,000 contract for construction of the nine-hole Meeker golf course was signed last Wednesday with E.A. and W.C. Joslin Contractors and Earthmovers of Meeker.
• The Fourth of July parade was again a successful event with approximately 100 entries.
• The White River Museum was a busy place this past 4th of July as 364 visitors passed through its doors.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

• It was yet another week on the fire lines for area firefighters as they battled no less than 20 fires that occurred between Friday and Wednesday. Meeker firefighters alone battled 10 separate fires that happened within a four hour period Monday afternoon and three on Tuesday.
• Preparations are being made now for next year’s 100th anniversary of the Buford community. “We’re looking for anything pertaining to the upper White River Valley,” said Harry Tucker.
• Tom Kilduff was the happy winner in Rocky Mountain State Bank’s grand opening drawing for a hand-tooled saddle.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

• The Friendly Native is a creation of Club 20, said Art Moss, executive director of the 20-county Western Slope organization. A “Friendly Native,” he explains, is that person who meets vacationing visitors with friendly courtesy and, most important, is able and willing to offer advice and information of Western Colorado.
• Never trust a man who says he’s boss in his own home. He’ll lie about other things, too.
• Budget problems for Rangely and Mesa College board as an arbitrary decision by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education cut out $154,000 in expected funds for the coming year

Rangely Times
25 years ago

• The Rangely Museum has been breaking old records with visitors this year. It may be partially due to the news article in last year’s Denver Post on the petroglyphs and pictographs of our area.

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