RBC Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago
• A deal went thru this week whereby L.B. Walbridge becomes the owner of the handsome Iles town residence.
• A telegram just received from Fred Nichols, manager of the Coltharp company, announces the total destruction of the Dragon freight depot by fire.
• C.T. Brockway arrived from Leadville Saturday and has taken a position with the Oldland company in the grocery department. Mr. Brockway is six feet tall and looks and acts like groceryman from the ground up.
• The whitefish season is now on and Mrs. A.J. Denton is the champion angler for this gamey fish. She caught 20 large ones the other day in less than an hour.
The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
• Cora’s Dairy King Drive-In will open for the season Friday. The drive-in is located in the former White River creamery building on the highway.
• William T. Bright has leased property on Market Street between 8th and 9th streets for the erection of a new Meeker drive-in eating establishment.

The Meeker Herald — 20 years ago
• A one-car accident claimed the life of 17-year-old Monique Meaux on Strawberry Creek.
• Meeker graduate Nancy (Begg) Shoupp’s husband was the prime suspect in her disappearance from their Littleton home.
• Dondi Clapper will graduate from UNC Greeley with a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education.
• The “Catch a Kid Being Good” Awards went to Tod Gould, Zack Allen, Michael Merritt, Danny Arnold and Cora Clairmont of Meeker Elementary School.

The Rangely Times — 50 years ago
• The body of Gordon Langford was found along the river. Authorities estimated the body had been in the water for 9-11 days, and the cause of death was strangulation.
• Voters approved the $600,000 bond issue to build a new hospital.
• Smitty’s Barber Shop, Rangely Barber Shop and Collin’s Barber Shop put into effect the following prices, $1.50 adult haircuts and $1 children’s haircuts.
• In the RHS Senior Spotlight: Rex Schimed, Sigrid Hilkey, and William Beamer.

The Rangely Times — 30 years ago
• The Rangely Town Council met Tuesday and ended with a four hour executive session, closing at 12:30 a.m.
• Miss Julianne Poole, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Poole of Rangely, has been selected as a finalist in the 1980 Colorado National Teenager Pageant. The pageant is the official state finals to the Miss National Teenager Pageant.

The Rangely Times — 20 years ago
• District elections for the hospital board, the fire board and recreation board produced some new faces.