Days Gone By…

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago
Sept. 9, 1916
• As a rule, the Herald does not advise people as to how to vote in the primary.

• Dave Musselman, the most popular Hibernian on Limekiln Hill, was exchanging greeting with his town friends this week.

• Charley Charlton, our popular barber, has recovered from his recent illness, and, last week, enjoyed an outing up the river.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
Sept. 8, 1966
• A total of 712 students have enrolled in the three Meeker schools for the 1966-67 school term, which is a record enrollment.

• William Ball, Extension Agent, announced that Jim Brown, a 1966 graduate of Meeker High School has been named as a Chevron Oil Company 4-H Scholarship Winner for Colorado.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
Sept. 5, 1991
• Delbert Pollard’s 3,000 acre ranch located 12 miles east of Meeker became Henry Kravis’ third major real estate purchase in the White River Valley this past week.

• The number of For Sale signs around Meeker has gone down some this summer for the first time in several years. Houses for rent are almost non-existent while real estate prices are on the way back up.

Rangely Times — 50 years ago
Sept. 8, 196
• Twenty-two oil companies have been invited to participate in a three-phase underground nuclear test in Piceance Basin oil shale beds in western Colorado.

• The thousands of smaller papers are a bulwark of independent thought. Without them, there would be no freedom of the press. There would be no record of community life, no reporting of important community events, no expression of editorial views or opinions that gradually crystallize into public sentiment on issues of the day. The local newspaper is a small enterprise that does a big job.

• Four starters, headed by all-conference halfback Pete Miller return from the offensive platoon which scored a total of 116 points in five league games last fall. Miller was third in scoring in 1965, behind teammates Ron Ragon and Brent Hardy.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago
Sept. 5, 1991
• Richard Armour and Debbie Crookston of Rangely High School recently reported to the Moon Lake Electric Board of Directors their experiences at the Colorado Rural Electric Youth Camp held in Steamboat Springs.

• In five matches the Panther Spike Force did what Detroit could not, they “threepeated” as Champions of the Gore League Preseason Tournament.