The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

During the past month the first $1,000 of Meeker’s $10,000 school bonds was paid off.

Sam Wear has bought the Jack Burns ranch in Powell Park. It is one of the finest in the valley,, and we understand that Sam got it at bedrock figures.

Range cattlemen worried a good deal over the heavy snowfall of the past two weeks. They are more than ever convinced that it is a risky business to depend entirely on the range as a steady thing.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

Slipping away from their friends and relatives on Wednesday of this week, Miss Josephine Love and Walter A. Oldland, both residents of Piceance Creek, came to Rifle where they stole a march on their friends by being quietly married that afternoon..

The flu has struck Meeker. So far, most of the cases are in mild form, and it is hoped they will not go beyond that stage. Report comes in from Rifle saying there are 60 or more cases there. The Craig papers of last week report six deaths in that section, from different causes. Steamboat Springs reports three deaths.

Mr. Henry Hay is in receipt of a report that an immense gas flow has been struck in the Rangely field. Meeker and some other people may yet get back some of the perfectly good money sunk in the Rangely field.

He who is doubtful about the future of the American people has only to remember that the great majority of the people—the great, sane, silent majority who are paying the bills—will keep the future safe.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

Local sheepman Nick Theos was honored at the state Colorado Woolgrowers Convention last week when he was elected president of the state organization.

Seventy-three townspeople, including about 40 businessmen, agreed last Thursday night to attempt a reorganization of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, into an aggressive organization.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

Bill Lake and Marion Lake Culbertson are the White River Soil Conservation District’s outstanding conservationists of 1994. The district has also nominated them for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company outstanding conservation practices award.

Gayle Crawford didn’t even know her bull calf, “Bingo,” had won the silver trophy in last Friday’s National Bison Association Gold Trophy Show of the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) until she saw him enter the sales ring Saturday and heard the auctioneer’s announcement.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

The average Rangely property taxpayer will pay a few more dollars in 1970 because of a decrease in valuation and a slight increase in mill levy. 

One trouble with life is that by the time you know your way around, you don’t feel like going.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

Renowned musical group to descend on Rangely. Up With People, an international educational organization based out of Broomfield, CO, is bringing its new show, “Festival,” to the high school gymnasium. 

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the Rangely District Hospital. The investigation revealed that the victim had been sitting in his pickup and showing a small-caliber hand gun to a witness. While attempting to unload the weapon, it discharged one time, striking the victim on the leg below the knee.

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