Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

• On their way to their home at Juniper mountain near Maybell, newlyweds Delos Parr and bride had an adventure. Delos heard a rattler and attempted to kill it. He was struck on the third finger of his right hand by its mate, which was hidden in the sagebrush. He at once lanced the finger and bound it with cords. They hurried to the nearest house, the Bob Morris place, and applied kerosene, and then hurried home. The various remedies took effect, and at present Delos is on the way to recovery, although his arm is still badly swollen.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

• Purchasing the Meeker Ford Agency from Howard Joy this week are Robert Moore and Elden Hodges.
• Miss Kathy Parr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parr, was selected 1968 Rio Blanco County 4-H Dress Revue Champion.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

• The Rio Blanco County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Pete Larson as the county’s sheriff when Ron Hilkey retires from the department later this month.
• Lately, the dialogue in the ever-present controversial undercurrent around here has been centered on what exactly is Henry Kravis up to. You know, the man with the multi-million dollar backyard upriver.
• This year’s Rio Blanco County fair book is dedicated to one of Meeker’s outstanding citizens, Syble Barney.
• Playing for this year’s Meeker Summer Baseball League team are Andy Coryell, Casey Whiteman, Paul Watkins, Shane Lasey, Brad Sullivan, Donald Blazon, Tony Purkey, Chris Adams and Taton Sutton.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

• Dr. Robert T. Atterberry recently came to Rangely to open practice and become the chief of the medical staff at Rangely District Hospital.
• The body of a Lander, Wyo., man was recovered from the wreckage of his light plane 28 miles south of Rangely on Monday by a special search party led by Sheriff Robert Kracht.
• The Rangely Junior Saddle Club, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Slaugh, Mrs. Bob Broome and Kenneth Kenney, took an overnight ride to Spring Creek.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

• A single-engine Bellanca aircraft crashed in the East Cactus Flat area of Dinosaur National Monument in the early evening hours of Wednesday, July 28, 1993. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed in the crash.
• Lou Dean has donated her published book to the library. The original title of this Y.A. romance is ‘And This is Love.’