Rubber duck race to raise funds for Coal Creek School

“A Pleasant Event” was reported in the Meeker Herald on Sept. 24, 1892, about the dedicatory ball held at Coal Creek School. People from all over the county came to this “temple of learning” for a dance and a supper that was an “epicurean feast.” The total cost of the building was $2,000. More than […]

Days Gone By: September 15, 2016

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago The board of town trustees met in regular monthly session. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Simms. Trustees present: Rooney, Kyser, Purdy and JoHangen. Absent: trustee Thompson. H.H. Joy appeared before the board and asked the board to extend the water mains to the high school […]

RBC Historical Society celebrates 130 years of the Herald Times

130 years old…

Today’s issue marks the start of 130th year of the Herald Times. The Herald Times is the oldest continuous business in Rio Blanco County and one of the oldest newspapers in Colorado. The Meeker Herald and the Rangely Times were combined into one operation in 2000 and current owner/publisher Mitch Bettis purchased the publication in […]

Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald – 125 years ago •  At last Meeker has a meat market. The genial and popular Ed Bellows has opened a meat market in the Holden building.

Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago n At last we have a shoemaker in our town. Mr. B.F. Caster, an artist in his line, has opened a shop and guarantees satisfactory work. n Colorow and gang are with their sheep and ponies in camp at Cross Mountain. n J.V. Houston has made arrangements to […]