Days Gone By: December 27, 2018

From the Meeker Herald, 25 years ago: Stanley Crawford and Vicki (Lone) Williams are pleased to announce their engagement. Both Vicki and Stanley graduated from Meeker High School, Stanley in 1982 and Vicki in 1984. The long-time friends will wed at Sleepy Cat Guest Ranch on Feb. 5, 1994.
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The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

Buford had a Christmas tree for little ones and a dance for the big ones Monday evening and both elements had a thoroughly good time.

– On Wednesday last the Rifle stage came in on runners, the road being in the condition for sleighing from here to the divide on the other side of Morgan’s. Better time is one of the results of the change.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

– Almost every man wonders why it is that a lot of boobs who are not half as smart as he is manage to make more money than he does.

– “The populations of England, France and Italy and 200,000,000 people additional are on America’s Christmas list this year.” “This year we spread our Christmas feast in France,” said Arthur Gulterman in LIFE. But we not only spread our Christmas feast over there but must put a gift into the hands of each of the 320,000,000 new relatives of America-related by the ties of war and mutual future interests.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

– Several Junior Odd Fellow members under the direction of Meeker Jaycees Bob Ary, Pat Sullivan and Ralph Wing were busy last weekend getting Meeker’s new ice skating rink ready for all the boys and girls. The new rink is at the parking lot area by the swimming pool which was partially fixed last summer to retain the water fill. The new lighted area is now ready and being used daily as a skaters delight for young and old.

– Deputy Sheriff Bob Daniels of Rangely, reported last Thursday that an apparent attempt had been made to blow up a bridge on Colo. 64 east of Rangely across Gillam Draw, near the airport. Dynamite Draw, near the airport. Dynamite stolen a few months ago from the county was used in the attempt

– The annual father and son basketball games will again be held this year at the Meeker junior high gymnasium, Friday, December 27. Starting time for the 7th graders is at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following will be the game by the 8th graders and their dads. Admission is free and all are invited to come and see the fathers get beat!

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

– For some in Meeker the Christmas holiday weekend proved to be a little disconcerting after discovering they were one of 15 victims who had items stolen from their vehicle. Meeker Chief of Police Si Woodruff says it has been one of the worst crime waves of sorts that has hit the area in a long time. Woodruff reported that between Dec. 23 to Dec. 29 there have been 15 first degree criminal trespass cases involving thefts from vehicles his department is investigating.

– Rachel and Quinn Wix are happy to have a new baby sister, Adrienne, born at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, December 28, 1993.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

– Kuhlman’s Trailer Court, formerly owned by J.R. “Rusty” Kuhlman, of Grand Junction, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Dale L. Hoops of West Alexandria, Ohio. The new owners will move to Rangely as soon as their property can be disposed of in Ohio, probably in the spring. Kuhlman’s Court is by far the largest trailer court in Rangely with a frontage of 300 feet on Main Street and capacity of more than 100 trailers.

– Let us pray that strength and courage abundant be given to all who work for a world of reason and understanding. That the good that lies in every man’s heart may day by day be magnified. That men will come to see more clearly not that which unites them. That each hour may bring us closer to a final victory, not of nation over nation, but of man over his own evils and weaknesses. That the true spirit of this Christmas Season its joy, its beauty, its hope, and above all its abiding faith-may live among us.

– Mrs. Little Stockman at the Rangely Public Library wishes everyone a Happy Holiday and wishes to thank all for making this past year another successful one. Thanks go especially to Mrs. Carol Hazelwood who has painted the delightful pictures on the window at various times during the year.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

– The Colorado Welcome Center at Dinosaur closed for the year and perhaps forever, according to Rick Hildebrand, Colorado Tourism Board staff member and Welcome Center manager. 38,470 visitors came into the Center during the 1993 season, which ran from May 1 through November 15. This was the highest visitation ever for a single season. Since the Welcome Center opened in 1990, over 110,000 people from all around the world have stopped for Colorado travel information.

– For over two years, the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, in conjunction with the Fish and Wildlife Service, have had an education/information program regarding the endangered squawfish. Originally there were six young squawfish in the aquarium. Two died from causes unknown. The other four grew and prospered under the care of the local librarians and Jim Geyler and Ann Brady of the Water District. The Rangely squawfish record has been excellent.