Meeker Locals

The summer that was so reluctant to arrive is now dragging its feet about leaving. Fall officially starts this week, but with temperatures still in the 80s and 90s, it feels more like mid-summer. The leaves are changing at higher elevations, however, so take advantage of the nice weather to get up in the high country for a look at Colorado’s glorious fall colors.
Friday, Sept. 24 is the first day of National Dog Week. Take your pooch for a walk or something!
It’s also Banned Books Week. In the last decade, books as popular and diverse as the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold (recently made into a film), and classics as enduring as Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee have been challenged and/or banned at various library districts. For more information on banned books, visit www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/ and click on the banned and challenged books tab.
Celebrating birthdays this week: Porter Hossack (who turns 7), Lanny Coulter, Tatumn Kennedy, Sept. 23; Ann Turner, Coley Turner, Hunter Garcia and Dale Houser (turning 54) Sept. 24; Shelby Steele, Amber Roach, Sept. 25; Marlene Tate, Shasta Koenig, Colby Clatterbaugh, David Scherbarth, Sept. 26; Brenda Huffman, Mary Hossack (celebrating her 98th birthday), Sept. 27; Marnell Bradfield, George Nay, Sept. 28; Justin Lawson, Sept. 29.
Happy anniversary greetings go out to Ken and Lisa Steele, Sept. 25; Cade and Shelly Nielsen, Sept. 26; Sam and Terri Hale, Sept. 26; Chris and Peggy Strate, Sept. 28.
Check us out at www.facebook.com/theheraldtimes or www.twitter.com/HeraldTimes. Share articles and photos, comment on activities and events and chat with other Herald Times fans! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, and other local social news to harold@theheraldtimes.com, or mail information to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO 81641.