Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago – If Theodore Roosevelt doesn’t want to run for president, why does he keep insisting so often and so publicly that he doesn’t? – From the Yampa Leader: “Occasionally one will hear the remark, ‘I wish I was out of this town!’ and then one feels like saying, […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Early this week Mrs. W.H. Randolph, from her cabin on the claim to Josephine basin, with a small .22 caliber rifle, shot and killed a large gray wolf.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago ~ The Thanksgiving day football game between the teams representing the Rio Blanco County high school and the Craig high school was won by the latter by a score of 6 to 5. Playing for Meeker: Chapin, Harp, Kincher, Clark, Harker, Rigby, Watson, Brown, Ball, Marshall, Bartlett and […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n For sale, cheap: Folding go-cart. Mrs. Lee Peterson. n Grand Junction went dry again. The bootleggers, proprietors of the speakeasies and “blind pigs” all joined hands with the drys.

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago — A number of the up-river dry farmers met in town and took initial steps to the organization of a flour mill company. It seems to be the opinion of those having the matter in hand that present milling facilities are not adequate to the rapidly expanding wheat […]

RIO BLANCO COUNTY DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Clem Eller and Dick Everts brought in the largest buck seen in Oak Creek this season. It weighed 300 pounds and had a splendid head. ~The Oak Creek Times

Days Gone By …

The Meeker Herald – 100 years ago n Much opposition has developed in Meeker and Rio Blanco County generally over the recent scheme to hold the Meeker-Rifle stage until nine o’clock in the morning, in order to catch the Grand Junction daily papers. The proposed change would give them a night run into Meeker–a great […]

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Wanted–A good girl, who wishes to attend school, to work for her board. Inquire at the post office. Though he is on his way, the president doesn’t appear to have absolute and definite knowledge as to where he is going.

RBC Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Ben Morgan met with a painful accident July 20 while lassoing an unbroke horse at the Morgan boys’ ranch.n Meeker will now have two blacksmith shops within its limits. Mr. JoHantgen, late of Leadville, arrived in the city on Saturday, and has begun the erection of a shop […]

RIO BLANCO COUNTY DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Increasing business has caused the Rees company stage lines to seek larger office quarters. Vic Moulton helped to put up 20 tons of hay on the Moulton-Harp Ninemile hill ranch during the past three weeks.

RBC Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald 125 years ago • Clark’s surveying party left for the Grand River Monday morning where Mr. Clark has some big contracts on hand. • Weighing horses and betting on the results have been favorite amusement with the boys the past week. • Captain Mike Drum is about to

RIO BLANCO COUNTY DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago Meeker began celebrating on the third and kept it up until late on the night of the fifth. Early Saturday morning people began coming in and by noon all sections were represented. On the morning of the July 3, pony racing was indulged