Days Gone By: March 14, 2019

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

– Johnny Gebhardt, the popular stage driver, who has been handling the ribbons between Rifle and Meeker for several years past, resigned his position a few days ago.
– The two young men, Blanchard and Patterson, who were arrested Wednesday for supplying their larder with mutton without the conset of the wonwers, had a hearing before Justice Mow on Thursday and were discharged on paying costs.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– Last Saturday’s Denver papers has the name of Paul Babcock as among the wounded in France. Paul Babcock has the distinction of being the first boy from this (Rio Blanco) county to offer his services to the Nation.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– Claude Shults and son Otto returned Saturday from Caldwell, Idaho where they had gone on Saturday, March 1 to attend the Western Charolais Classic Show and Sale, selling 7 bulls and 3 heifers. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kinnamon also attended the sale, consigning three 4-H calves and 2 bulls. Claude and the Kinnamons each brought home a half-French Charolais bull for herd sires.
– Glynn Fraser of Buford, one time editor of the former White River Press, has been names managing editor of the Northern Colorado Star and Morning Star in Fort Collins which was recently purchased by Robert Sweeney of Craig.
– Members of the adult history class, “Investigating Local History” are seeking interviews either in person or by letter, from anyone who has information pertaining to the White River Valley, it’s oldtime residents and their families and any old pictures and stories, to help compile a book to supplement the teaching of Colorado History in Meeker schools.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– “Celebrate Family-Celebrate Life” was the theme for the 1994 Colorado Home Economics Conference February 24-26 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Iris Franklin, local Consumer and Family Studies teacher at Meeker High School attended the conference and was installed as President of the Colorado Home Economics Association for the 1994-95 term.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Gas, oil and diesel fuel bids for the coming year were awarded by the county commissioners March 3. Receiving the oil contract was American Standard and Humble Oil received the gas diesel fuel contract. American Standard’s bid was $0.78 gallon for Super motor by the barrel, $1 gallon by the case and $0.99 gallon for diesel oil by the barrel. Humble’s bid was .1475 per gallon for regular Meeker tank wagon gas, transportation and Rangely tank wagon; .1325 per gallon by Meeker tank wagon, transportation and Rangely tank wagon for diesel fuel.
– Two runaway girls from Boise, Idaho, were picked up by the Colorado State Patrol on March 4. The driver, 17, was traveling east on U.S. 40 five miles west of Blue Mountain in Moffat County when the car went off the road, skidded sideways and turned over once, coming to rest on its wheels facing south-west. During investigation by State Patrolman Eldon C. Hartley, it was found that the two were “runaways”. The driver and a 16-year-old companion were held overnight in Meeker.
– Clyde Huber is the new chief of the Rangely Volunteer Fire Department, following elections held in February. Other officers include Joe Fuller, 1st assistant chief; Red Stevens, 2nd assistant chief; Bill Meese, 1st captain; John Toles, 2nd captain; Dave O’Conor, 3rd captain; and Gordon Byers, 4th captain.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– Scientists at the Denver Museum of Natural History are seeking information about the meteor that streaked through the atmosphere on the night of March 1, 1994. Few reliable eye witness reports have been received. Museum scientists are asking that people who had an unobstructed view, preferably not from a moving vehicle, contact the museum in writing with a description of what they witnessed. Reports from northern Colorado, western Colorado and Wyoming would be especially helpful.
– Cori Ducey of Rangely was named to the President’s Honor Roll for the 1993 fall semester at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, with a 3.57 grade point average.