Days Gone By: Nov. 7, 2019

The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

The Indians are on their annual game slaughtering raid in the western end of the county at the present time. Each year they encroach a little bit farther on the white man’s domain. They are now operating in the Coyote basin region. Of course the game wardens don’t bother them and the Utes can slaughter deer for the hides as long as there are any in sight.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

John R. Hilkey of Powell Park has a fine lot of purebred young Hereford bulls for sale, and which he is desposing of at reasonable prices.

Just when we predicted a spell of good weather along came about two inches of snow Wednesday evening. But the snow departed next day, and Old Sol is again on the job.

Boy had queer aspiration: California youth believed he would make an ideal lady’s maid, but he weakened.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

Meeker’s Mayor and Town Council members spend a good deal of their time Monday night discussing police department policies and shortly before the meeting ended went into executive session, presumably to discuss other problems within the department.

Oscar Sizemore, owner of Sizemore’s Resort east of Meeker on the White River, says this hunting season may be his last as he and his wife, Lulu, the “chef,” plan to sell their business and retire.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

If you were waiting to hear local voting results Tuesday night, you had a long delay as Jackie Brennan, Hazel Edwards and Nancy Amick were up until 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning due to problems with running the official ballots through the voting machine.

A one cent sales tax could be what helps offset declining revenues for the town of Meeker. At least, that was one option discussed by town council members as a way to improve the town’s coffers that are about $110,000 less this year due to a decrease in mineral leasing and severance tax revenues.

Cowgirls to put 24-3 mark on the line at state tourney in Denver.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

The Bank of Rangely has given the Rangely Library a very desirable piece of property on Main Street.

Anti-war demonstrators have grievously hurt the United States by short-sighted, reckless, perilous undermining of efforts to seek a fair peace.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

Rangely votes straight Republican; for college mill increase; against most amendments

Town Manager Bill Lewis is recovering quite well from a broken leg he received in a motorcycle accident.

The Rangely Panther football team traveled to Denver last Saturday to play in the 2A playoffs. Their first playoff appearance in five years was not a pleasant one as they were defeated by number 1 ranked Kent Denver 35-0.

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