RBC Days Gone By: October 23, 2008

The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
n “When a woman won’t, she won’t — and the reason she won’t is because.”
n Old-timers all agree that the late snow storm was the worst at this season of the year ever seen in these parts. The thermometer took quite a tumble after the late storm cleared up. Thursday morning it was five degrees below zero, and yesterday morning six below. Waugh!
n On Monday of this week a sale of town property was consummated which is of more than ordinary interest. Messrs. Major and Wildhack sold to Isaac Baer the whole of block 47 which lies just north of the place where Dr. Hutton resides. It is a fine piece of property, and next spring and summer will witness the erection of a fine residence thereon.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
n Miss Pattie Collins was crowned homecoming queen by Lowell Klinglesmith, captain of the Meeker football team. Her attendants were Miss Nina Hauck and Miss Marka Dole.
n Work of remodeling and enlarging the First National Bank to start Monday.
n Gus Halandras, son of Mr. and Mrs. Regas Halandras of Meeker is attending Mesa college this year.
n From Junior Hi News: “Why you shouldn’t miss school to go hunting,” by Jay Joy.
n At the Rio Theatre, a double feature in Technicolor: “Naked in the Sun” starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker, and “Up in Smoke” starring Huntz Hall, Stanley Clements and the Bowery Boys.

The Meeker Herald —
25 years ago
n Bud Cox landed a 35-1/2 inch, 13-1/4 pound mackinaw trout out of Aldrich Lake.
n Meeker’s First United Methodist Church celebrated the 90th anniversary of the church. Rev. Elmo Cook welcomed all those attending the celebration. At 13-1/2 years in 1983, Rev. Cook’s term was the longest of any of the church’s 36 pastors.
n Anne Moore Bubriski celebrated her first birthday Oct. 27, 1983.
n Lanny and Danette Coulter welcomed new daughter Brianne MaeLynn, born at 7:36 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Pioneers Hospital.

The Rangely Times —
50 years ago
n Miss Sue Collins and Bob Fread were married.
n John Neiberger was home on leave from the USS Saratoga.
n Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kenyon announced the birth of a daughter, Janell Marie.

The Rangely Times —
35 years ago
n Sherry Franklin celebrated her 14th birthday with members of the seventh- and eighth-grade classes at Dinosaur school.
n Balmy temperatures throughout Colorado for the first four days of the big game hunting season probably accounts for the fact that hunters have checked 11 black bears through the check stations this year as compared to three bears last year.
n The impact of oil shale development was expected to bring 160,000 people to the tri-county (Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco) area by 1987. By the same time, million barrels of shale oil were projected to be produced annually in the area.

The Rangely Times —
20 years ago
n “Furnishings protected by Teflon are especially in demand these days, now that people are staying home more, using their homes as an entertainment and recreation base.”
n At Family Video, “the one everyone’s been waiting six years to see again, or see for the first time — ‘E.T.’”
n At Bestway, 2 percent milk: $1.49 per gallon.