RBC Days Gone By: January 22 Edition


The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
n Do you remember the panic of 1893?
n Industrial equality between the sexes impossible.
n Fred Carstens exchanged views with numerous Meeker friends yesterday. J.P. Nielsen and family of Little Beaver were shoppers Tuesday.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
n One of the houses on the Weaver Barrett Mesa ranch caught fire and burned completely.
n Dr. Willis E. Scott, manager of the Rio theatre, has booked one of the most outstanding pictures of the decade: “Bridge on the River Kwai.”
n “Read the ads and profit thereby.”
n Marshal Sam Cron tells us that there are too many B-B guns in action in Meeker.
n Paced by the hot shooting of Chris Halandras, Meeker lowered the boom on the front running Glenwood Demons Friday night to throw the Northwestern league into a three-way tie for first place.

The Meeker Herald —
25 years ago
n Trista Lee Raley was Rio Blanco County’s 1984 New Year’s Baby, born Jan. 3 to parents David and Judy Raley.
n Bryan Patrick Mantle, son of Steve and Christy Mantle, turned 1-year-old Jan. 19, 1984.
n Basic Microwave Cooking class offered at the county fairgrounds.
n Local team ropers Dee Norell and Harold Bumguardner were in third place after Sunday night’s action at the National Western Stock Show.

The Rangely Times —
35 years ago
n The first baby of the year at Rangely District Hospital was born to Fred and Sue Rouse on Jan. 12. The baby boy will be known as Ryan Ray.
n Oil shale predictions estimated an increase in population by as much as 15,000 to 25,000 by 1987.
n Jack Lee received a certificate of appreciation from the Colorado Wildlife Division for his work with the hunter safety classes. Louis Vidakovich presented the certificate.
n Snowmobile routes were mapped out for Rangely residents, with a warning: “This is a privilege granted us by our town that no other town, or city, in the State of Colorado has legally done.” The maximum speed limit in town was 10 mph.

The Rangely Times —
20 years ago
n Brenda Brenton of Rangely was on the Vice President’s honor roll at Adams State College.
n Jack Bailey filled a vacancy on the Rangely Board of Trustees.
n An undercover narcotics investigation netted four arrests. Approximately 5 pounds of marijuana was seized during the investigation and subsequent searches.
n Reed Kelley of Meeker was elected chariman of the Colorado Natural Areas Council.
n The Panthers are led in scoring by Doug Hainley, Nick Lancaster, Rusty Conrad and Todd Guthrie.

The Rangely Times —
50 years ago
n Plans were under way to create a junior college in Rio Blanco County.
n At Nichols Store, 12 oz. of Spam, 49 cents.
n When the Rangely Panthers and the Glenwood Demons take the court Friday night it will be for the NW league lead in the first round of play.
n A marriage license was issued to Mina Ann Cloward and Lee A. Pauls of Rangely.
n “During 1959 we’d like to see … More money spent with Rangely merchants instead of in Vernal, Rifle, Grand Junction, Denver and other out-of-town locations.”