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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

Bob Crawford has bought the Ben Nichols ranch in Powell Park. When improved it will be a splendid piece of property. Mr. Nichols has the Fourmile fever and will pull out for that district in a few weeks.

The Fourmile gold field was strictly in it yesterday. Six claims were sold to local parties and the demand continues unabated. Meeker has had faith in the Fourmile district from the start, and we firmly believe her faith has not been misplaced.

The last issue of the Steamboat Pilot contains the full text of the last and final decision of the supreme court in the famous Haley tax case and Mr. Haley is beaten again, thus being knocked out at every point in the game. Routt county’s great cattle baron must realize by this time that trying to get out of paying taxes is a losing proposition in the long run.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

Last Sunday night was windy, followed by a gentle blizzard and snow. Monday was a mixture of snowing and thawing, followed by a freeze Monday night. The balance of the week was characterized by freezing nights, cold by clear days, and the outlook for more sunshine, which is  needed to dry up the road.

Get together and infuse new life into the White River Stockgrowers’ Association.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

Meeker Postmaster Gerald Dickman said today that a new order from Postmaster General Winton M. Blount will mean substantial improvements in mail delivery services.

Election of officers and directors for 1970 concluded a most successful Rio Blanco Stockgrowers Association annual meeting held in the District Court Room in Meeker last Saturday. Officers elected were C.W. (Bill) Brennan, president; Bus Norell, first vice president; Tom (Hal) Pearce, second vice presidents; and David Smith, secretary-treasurer.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

Becky Watt, an 8th grader at Barone Middle School, won the district spelling bee Tuesday. Now she goes on to compete in the state bee in April.

Meeker is in the spa building business! On March 2, Ken Patey, owner of the new White Water Spas north of Meeker, and his 10 brand new employees, fired up the oven at the new business and cranked out three new spas.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

Something new has been added in this area by Colorado Well Services: a new Franks Exp. III Rocket Model 1287-TD-HT, with a 96 ft., 150,000 pound Tri-scope derrick.

Psychiatrists from various parts of the U.S. recently got together to discuss the reasons why so many young people are in turmoil. Activists lashing out against society, they said, frequently are young people with deep inner conflicts. The valid problems they protest — war, racial inequity, poverty or pollution — are in many cases excuses or diversions — coverups for personal problems from which they are running away.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

Several ex-city councilmembers showed up at the last council meeting both to voice their concerns over the current board’s actions and to offer their support. Lance Stewart, an ex-councilman, presented each board member with a two-page memorandum from “Concerned Citizens” that outlined each of his points. The memorandum asked the council to address several questions from four areas: the alleged budget shortfall, the current personnel consolidation, additional alternatives and the future direction of Rangely.

During the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District board meeting on Feb. 22, an engineering company proposed attaching a pipeline to Kenney Reservoir.