Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • An accident happened on the Burlington railroad near Hartwell, Neb. George Prilchard of Denver and Robert Bean, of the Bar-circle outfit on Yellow Creek, were instantly killed. The men were in the caboose of their train when a following freight train ran into them. The two trains […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The Meeker Town Council is now considering the expediency of opening up Main Street west to the Thayer Ranch. A movement is on foot to raise part of the funds necessary to do this work from the property owners who will be benefited by the improvement.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The heavy rains of the last three weeks did considerable damage to ranches along Piceance, where earth, sand, rocks and boulders were washed down from the hillsides covering large tracts of ground in different sections. Roads were cut up and badly washed out in places.

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • It is reported that a move is being made to have the Rio Blanco County Commissioners at their meeting to declare the office of sheriff vacant so that nominations can be made for the election of a sheriff in November. No one has heard from Sheriff Kendall […]

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago • The ranchmen interested in the Coal Creek Mesa ditch are talking of constructing a reservoir somewhere up Coal Creek Canyon. There is not enough water in Coal Creek to supply all the settlers along its banks and on the adjoining mesas. • A school board meeting of […]

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago Two of Charley Thompson’s boys were out hunting Saturday at their ranch on Sulpher Creek, north of town, and in some unaccountable manner the youngest got a 22-calibre bullet direct in one of his eyes. He was immediately brought in and medical aid summoned.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • Another Rio Blanco County scholar has made good and has come to the front in fine shape. His name is Frank P. Goeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goeder, who have resided near Rangely for nearly two decades.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • On Monday, Larkin P. Craig sold his fine farm in Danforth Park to George B. Ellis of Los Angeles. The consideration is said to be $24,000.

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago • John J. Davitt went up to his Sleepy Cat mountain farm last week, shoveled the snow off the land and started putting in a crop.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: In tribute to Mothers Day, which is Sunday, we are reprinting this poem by Ann H. McAdow. The original appeared in the Meeker Herald on May 22, 1897. It says just about all that can be said.

Letter to the Editor: Bring back Rio Blanco County Days Gone By

Dear Editor: We wrote to you March 23, requesting that you reinstate the Days Gone By section on a weekly basis.