Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • A meeting of the taxpayers in School District No. 2 was held to consider levying a 2 mill tax for school purposes. Mr. Allsbrook gave the following figures for expenses: cash on hand to pay teacher, $230; cost of iron seats, $163.50; freight, $12.50 and school rent […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Hudson, Jewett and Wolfe is the name of the livery and feed firm about to start in Meeker shortly. The boys were placing lumber in position this week. • Dr. Thorton and family arrived Tuesday and the doctor will hang out his shingle.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • Judge Hazen has received advice from Washington which states that the Townsite Company will shortly be in receipt of the Townsite patent.

RBC Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The very liberal offer of the Meeker Townsite company should be taken advantage of by our citizens. The company will soon have a patent to the townsite and builders will then have deeds issued to them.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • P.F. Welch has sold his saloon business to John C. Richardson of Glenwood, T.A. House and H.W. Gifford of Rifle. • Luther Dennison of Rocky Ford and Meeker today rode the bucking bull and won the $100 purse offered for this feat.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 20 years ago • Faced with a variety of public relations problems, LynMar Tool Company officials asked the Meeker community this week to grant them some more time so that they can prove themselves.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • Game Warden Gentry arrested Wheaton Clark and Loyal Mack on Sunday for killing deer out of season. • Nearly everyone in Meeker was out Monday evening viewing the total eclipse of the moon. The night was perfectly clear and the moon was full which made the eclipse […]

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • The prizes for best float in the parade went to Shepherd Service Station, first place; Meeker Market, second place. Third place went to the little Hilkey boy with his sheep, parading for Simms-Moulton Stores, Co.

RIO BLANCO DAYS GONE BY

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • Sulphur Creek is now dry. Last year it had running water all season. But this is an off season. • With the completion of the Lost Creek Ditch the Coal Creek mesa region will be supplied with an abundance of water.

Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • William E. Sides and Miss Bernice VanCleave were married June 9, 1935 at the St. James church. • Mr. M.L. Shepherd and son Alvin announce that their new service station will be open for business Friday, June 14.

Rio Blanco Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago March 21, 1935 • Tagert Hardware Store sponsored a John Deere picture show and lecture in the Baer building next dor to the post office. • Farm census shows Rio Blanco County unchanged since 1930.

Days Gone By: Dec. 30, 2009 edition

From the archives of The Meeker Herald and Rangely Times