Days Gone By: December 1, 2016

The Meeker Herald
— 100 years ago
– Wall Street is now complaining about there being too much gold in the land. In other words, Wall Street wants a limited amount of coin, and that in the keeping of Wall Street.
– Miss Stella Calvin, formerly with McLearn’s at Rifle, is now in charge of the dry goods department at Oldland’s. Miss Calvin is experienced in the dry goods line, and comes to Meeker highly recommended. She is a young lady of handsome appearance and pleasing manners, and is welcomed to this town.
– Fritz and Mrs. Carstens were the recipients of a fine Thanksgiving present—another fine girl.
– The best way to live is to cast away troubles and contentions, which cannot be cured by fretting.
– We forgot to state last week that only registered pioneers are eligible to attend the pioneers’ dance. So, if you are of the required vintage, see that you are registered and get your card. If the public in general were admitted, the gray and white haired bunch would have to go way back and sit down.
– Nervous Women: When the nervousness is caused by constipation, as is often the case, you will get quick relief by taking Chamberlain’s Tablets. These tablets also improve the digestion. Obtainable everywhere.

The Meeker Herald
— 50 years ago
– Two free shows, the first visit of the season by Santa Claus, drawing for prizes and treats are all sponsored by Meeker merchants, businessmen and other interested citizens.
– The bodies of John Holzberlein, owner of the 7 Lakes Resort, and Mary Ann Berg were discovered at 9:30 this Thursday morning dead from possible injuries and exposure after the pickup they were riding in missed a curve above 7 Lakes Resort and rolled about 100 yards down a steep bank. Both were thrown from the vehicle.
– Wilber Whalin called and Father John LePenske coached from the sidelines those who were square dancing at the Buford Community House.
– The Meeker Cowboys placed four on the NW All-Star Teams: coaches Doug Williams and Phil Jensen, and defensive guard Ted Stewart and defensive back Les Crook.

The Meeker Herald
— 25 years ago
– Chamber of Commerce President Herb Hughley announced this week that Meeker will be hosting the sled dog competition once again. Hughley says he’s expecting anywhere from 50-60 sled dogs teams who’ll compete against each other at Nine Mile.
– Sonlight Glass employees have been busy this past week putting the finishing touches on the south side of the swimming pool improvements. Talk is underway about several people’s desire to see the pool remain open longer but as yet, nothing has been done to either open the pool earlier or keep it open longer into the fall.
– Samuel George Love was a year old on Nov. 27. He celebrated at home on Thanksgiving Day.
– Cowboys set to kick off 40th year of wrestling at Steamboat Tourney.

Rangely Times
— 50 years ago
– Word was received this week that a buck killed by a local hunter has scored an official 183 7/8 in Pope & Young records. This places the buck in fifth place in the all-time world records. The buck was killed on Blue Mountain by Joel Hogan.
– Chevron Oil Co.’s suit against formed the proposed Lower White River Conservancy District was successful Tuesday when District Court Judge Carl Fulghum ruled in favor of the company at the hearing in Meeker.
– Preparations for Rangely’s 1966 Christmas season got underway last week when the big Christmas tree was cut and put in place at the west end of Main Street by Bernard Hazlewood and his county crew.
– 1966 NWL All-Stars: Tackle Jim Allred, league outstanding back Pete Miller, back Frank Cooksey, end Dale Matrisciano, tackle Craig Polley, guard Jay Rector, center Tom Suchar, guard Joe Turner, back (HM) Jim McPhail, back (HM) Kent Oldham, tackle (HM) David Adams, quarterback (HM) Stan Fullenwider.

Rangely Times
— 25 years ago
– The CNCC Rangely Band and Chorus will present their 1991 Christmas concert. Chorus members: Mary Estes, Chris Wills, Ramona Smalec, Julie Standen, Joyce Paul, Bob Haag, Bill Legge, Richard Armour, Kenny Timbrel, Bob Ormsbee, Chris Brubaker, Gary Armour and director Keith Koepsel.
– The Rangely Development Authority discussed a possible supermarket in Rangely. Aubrey Holderness moved “that we further authorize the expenditure of money to finalize these options as appropriate not to exceed $10,000 total.”
– In January, if all goes well, sweeping changes will be made in the way Medicare pays physicians. The goal of the payment reform could not be more worthy—fairness to physicians, patients and taxpayers. Unfortunately, things are not going well.
– Club 20 has praised Governor Roy Romer’s appointment of William Haight of Steamboat Springs to the Colorado Transportation Commission.