Days Gone By…

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

• And still the inquiry for ranch property continues! Among the latest sales made was the transfer, by George S. Allsebrook, of the old Howard Jones ranch in Powell park, to Owen O. Jones.
• Ed Saltmarsh has been corresponding with Fish Commissioner-elect Land in regard to maintaining White River’s well-known reputation as a trout stream by means of re-stocking, and Mr. Land replies that on entering upon the duties of his office he will give this section his immediate attention.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

• Under the town management of the water works it was the boast of quite a few people that they never paid for the water they used, getting out of their obligation in one way or another. There are still a few people in town who evidently think that they are exempt from payment for the water they use. Violators of this law are now given ample notice; if they continue in their unlawful acts, they do so at their own risk.
• Word came in last Sunday from Thornburg that the youngest son of John Rescoria had two fingers blown off by a giant cap.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

• Thursday evening of last week a group of about 40 Meeker and Rio Blanco County business and professional men, and other listeners got an earful on a possible program this community could engage in, not only for the immediate development of Meeker and the White River Valley, but a project of great importance to all Americans. Doyle Berry and his brother Everett, recent arrivals to the White River Valley, invited the group to their lodge on the White River about 25 miles east of Meeker to announce the plan.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

• The Meeker RE-1 Board of Education, near the end of a long, difficult night March 2, directed the district staff to prepare a calendar for the 1995/96 school year which calls for at least 153 days of school. That is the same as the current school year, so the practical effect will be a four-day school week for the next school year.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

• Rangely’s tournament team will meet Meeker at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening game for the Panthers. Gary Yaeger, Scott Brady, Dave Allred, Joel Stahlecker, Kim Daggett, Coach Bill McDaniel, Mike Rasmussen, Steve Kraft, Bill Hume, Mike Smith, David Fox and Rob Bertola are on the team.
• German measles shots will be given on April 1 and 2 to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
• The Sweetheart Dance was Feb. 28. Conda Matrisciano reigned as queen with Judy Daggett and Claudia Hardy as attendants.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

• A Colorado Northwestern Community College student-piloted Cessna 172 crashed Monday after the forward landing gear collapsed. Pilot Derick Ward, 20, and associate flight instructor Janelle Wallace, 20, were not injured in the crash.
• A house fire gutted a house Bill Esslinger and his family were renting at 435 School St. Assistant Fire Chief Fred Hazlewood said that it appeared that the fire started because of something falling on a heater in the house.