Days Gone By: October 25, 2018

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– Work on the Meeker-Rifle road has been held up by the national government authorities owing to the difficulty of securing metal and cement for bridges and culverts.

– Once upon a time there was a man who acted as cheerful and obliging after he got into office as he did when he was a candidate for office. But he died. He was too good for this world.

– It isn’t to win the war that two millionaires are running on the Republican ticket. Nix, brother! For the war is being won right now, and surely. Verily, it is that this millionaire gentry may get its hands to the armpits into the “trade” period which will follow the war: For one in steel his millions made, and one his pelf in oils; But now they seek the jobs wherein they may increase their spoils.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– Homecoming, 1968, highlighted by a 26-7 victory over Rifle, was a success.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– When the Ute Monument at the Thornburgh site is dedicated today, it will not only make the annals of history but will also be a part of a film production by the Discovery Channel and Denver television station KUSA.

– Meeker having its own natural gas utility was one possibility mentioned to the Rio Blanco County Commissioners Monday, as Chuck Whiteman expressed his concerns regarding Greeley Gas Company’s proposed 12 percent rate hike to its natural gas customers.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Final touches of remodeling jobs at the Rangely schools were completed Saturday, Oct. 12, by Bill Tidwell, local building contractor.

– The Panthers have now won two in a row and will be looking for a third victory against Meeker Friday night in a non-conference tilt. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Poole has averaged over 100 yards per game since taking over for the injured Paul Pilcher and may well be one of the top quarterbacks in RHS history by the time he is a senior.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– Approximately two weeks ago three cattle were found dead at Minford Beard’s place on Cathedral Bluffs and County Road 103. Senior Deputy Sheriff Dave Raley told the Times that the case was still under investigation and according to Raley, the cattle are valued at $850 to $1,000 each.

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