Days Gone By: September 13, 2018

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

– District Attorney Johnstone received a letter recently from J.H. Bloodworth, formerly of this valley, asking if he would sign a petition for his pardon from the state penitentiary. We believe the letter was indefinitely tabled.
– Through the courtesy of Mr. F.N. JoHantgen, secretary of the Meeker school board, we are enabled to inform our readers that the special levy for school purposes for next year will be six mills, a reduction of two from last year. A tenth of a mill was also levied for library purposes.
– One of our readers, who was over in Grand Valley last week, says that the trouble between the cattle and sheep men is very much exaggerated, and is being settled without any serious difficulty. Our informant says the published accounts of the troubles were unfair to the sheepmen, who were not unreasonable in their demands. It is hinted that the papers over there are prejudiced against the sheep industry.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– The Boston Red Sox won the World’s Championship.
– The Glenwood high school has discarded German and substituted French. High schools and colleges all over the country are following the same course.
– The editor and the boys were up at Marvine Lodge this week on a fishing trip. So, we only aim to change the date lines for this issue, and—let it go at that. Despite general opinion to the contrary, even a country editor is entitled to a vacation once in every 10 years.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– 1,500 feed lambs, averaging 95 pounds, left Meeker last Wednesday enroute to Los Angeles, to become the first shipment of lambs from northwestern Colorado to go to west coast packers.
– Everyone likes a winner, and especially the winners. There were seven door prize winners following the White River Electric Assoc. annual business meeting Sept. 3.
– Fred and Irene Kni Knight of Meeker have been engaged in raising chinchillas for the past five years at their home on the outskirts of town, and at present have about 130 animals. Frank and Edith Taylor also have about a like number.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– Sheepdog handler Bill Berhow and his border collie Nick took first place at the sheepdog trials last weekend.
– There were 26 lucky door prize winners at last week’s annual WREA meeting at the Fairfield Center.
– Ethan Alexander Overton was born to Joan and Russell Overton on Aug. 30.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Jay Rector polled 382 votes from Republicans in Tuesday’s primary election to win the right to oppose Democratic candidate James B. Brown.
– For the second straight year, Rangely retail sales for the second quarter exceeded sales in Meeker, the county seat.
– The Champlin Grocery west of Rangely was robbed Thursday night.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– After 36 years of service in the electric utility industry, Dave Justus of Rangely retired from Moon Lake Electric on Aug. 31, 1993.
– The Panther football team improved their record to 2-0 on the year and won their first league contest over Basalt last Friday by a score of 36-3.