Days Gone By: Jan. 31, 2019

The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

The town council has rented the old Hugus building at the southwest corner of Main and Fifth streets and will make it the headquarters of the fire department, after necessary repairs and remodeling.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

– The brick work on the grade school building is just about finished. Considering unfavorable weather conditions, Mr. Eric Smith, the contractor, has made remarkable good progress on the structure.

Among the soldier boys who returned to Meeker during the week were: George Reinau, Bert Taylor, Ted Ely, Hablin, Gilvert H. Grinstead, one of the Soper boys, J.E. Sexon, Clifford Bartlett, Frank Marshall, Tom Franks, David Baker and Lieutenant Fred Baker.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

Celebrating her first birthday on Jan. 26 with her family was Melanie Dawn Hilkey.

Jay Sullivan, a Mesa College sophomore from Meeker, won the first-place trophy for oral interpretation  during the annual Mountain States Classic Forensic Meet at Phoenix, Ariz., College Friday and Saturday.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

“Meeker Police wrap up six-month crime spree.” A warrant for the arrest of James Guyton has been issued in connection with the thefts.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

A representative from the Post Office Department was here earlier this week, securing options on suitable land for the new post office at Rangely.

– The only sure way to avoid criticism is to Say Nothing—Do Nothing—Be Nothing.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

– The 4 Queens Motel is now open for business. Kevin, Starla, Kandis and Kevin II Dotson are the 4 Queens Managers.

– March 1 is the tentative date for the groundbreaking at the expansion of the Rangely Hospital.

– Come and enjoy an evening of fun at the Old Fashioned Crab Crack.