Days Gone By: April 9 edition

From the archives of the Rangely Times and Meeker Herald

The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
• Ed Lampshire, who is now running the Pollard coal mine, is getting out the best coal ever mined in the valley. Give him a trial order.
• The population continues to grow. Fine, handsome new babies appeared in the Beemer, Frost and Dudley families this week.
• The mail coach didn’t get in Wednesday evening till ten o’clock. Bad roads and a heavy load of passengers caused the delay.
• A big Hereford sale of high class bulls at Harp’s Barn, Meeker.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
• Meeker Farm Supply held a grand opening April 10, owned and operated by Keith LeSueur, formerly of Grand Junction.
• The Rob-Coy Chevrolet company moved to their new garage building on west Market Street.
• Carl Strauss announced the reopening of the Dairy King at 11th and Market streets with the return of good weather.

The Meeker Herald —
25 years ago
• 286 people participated in the 9Health Fair.
• Meeker’s controversial town councilman, Charles Tate, resigned from the council and accepted a post on the planning commission.
• Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bivens announced the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Jean, to Glenn LeRoy Padgett.
• Kindergarten students Katie Conrado and Kirby Anderson, first graders Chris Campbell, Stori Peter and Tom Pearce, second graders Mark Anderson, Patty Kilduff and Eric Hill, third graders Tonya Dungan, Carly Fisher and Ann Grady, and fourth graders Katie Ertmer, Jason Dunham and Nita Rust received citizenship awards for their cooperation, helpfulness, pleasantness, etc.

The Rangely Times —
50 years ago
• Anita Ralph won the Rio Blanco Spelling Bee. Donna Dunn topped the lower division.
• The Federal Aviation Agency mentioned Rangely as one of 10 new airports to be added by 1965.
• Kenneth Higgins tallied the highest score in the National Mathematics Contest at Rangely High School, followed by Alta Hefley and Brent Murano.
• In the senior spotlight from Rangely High School: Paul Mobley, Jerry Mock, Barbara Sowards, Kenneth Higgins and Judith Clayton.

The Rangely Times —
35 years ago
• Retail sales for Rangely were down sharply. Total sales for the fourth quarter of 1973 totaled $1,501,000 for the quarter.
• From the editor: “The difference between a prejudice and a conviction is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.”
• Rangely Middle School Science Fair winners were Debbie Bacon, Ronda Pennell, Beth Conroy, Linda Willis, Valorie Bock and David Byers.
• At Bestway: Jif 12 oz. jar of peanut butter, 53 cents; 40-count paper plates, 39 cents.

The Rangely Times —
20 years ago
• The Colorado FBLA elected Andrew Crookston as state treasurer.
• The Panthers beat the Roaring Fork Rams in baseball 13-2. Scoring Rangely’s 13 runs were Kent Collins, James Love, Jeremy Lancaster, Todd Guthrie, Chad Brady, John Love and Rusty Conrad.
•Kay Nickson helped Nancy Beard bring her rabbits down to the library for storytime. Mike Seebaum videotaped the event for Channel 3.