Days Gone By

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The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago
n At last we have a shoemaker in our town. Mr. B.F. Caster, an artist in his line, has opened a shop and guarantees satisfactory work.
n Colorow and gang are with their sheep and ponies in camp at Cross Mountain.
n J.V. Houston has made arrangements to receive fresh fruit three times a week (by express) this season.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
n Elmer Ward of Rangely was seriously injured at a well at the Wilson Creek oil field last week.
n Lightning last week scored a direct hit on the building houising the heating system at the Morris Amick ranch.
n Mr. and Mrs. Roland Glass of Wilson Creek wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon, to Donald E. McGraw of Denver.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
n Mike Washburn and Laurel Kubin were named as the Meeker Chamber of Commerce’s “Man and Woman of the Year” at last week’s awards ceremony at Sleepy Cat. Sixty-seven people were in attendance.
n Meeker Elementary School special reading instructor Karen Benner was recently chosen as one of just 17 Colorado educators who will receive the governor’s award for excellence in education.
n Margrete Anderson wed Roy Johnson at the bride’s home in Powell Park May 9.
n Karen Arnold was selected as Extension Homemaker of the Year in Rio Blanco County.

Rangely Times — 45 years ago
n The first underground nuclear shot in the oil shale mountains of the Piceance Basin is scheduled for late 1967.
n RHS graduates for 1966: Ron Harper, Rob Wallendorff, William McDaniel, Harry Hoff, Bob Wilczek, Louis Dwire, Glenn Urquhart, Eugene Hilkey, Pamela Gabriel, Sandra Bullard, Derry Banta, Mary Bell, Mike Carpenter, Sally Cheedle, Janice Chiesi, Alan Cook, Daisy Cook, Kathleen Coy, Wanda Coy, Michael Crook, Larry Davis, Sandra Eddy, Mike Enterline, Jillene Graham, Brent Hardy, Michael Hejl, Ann Lansing, Linda McLennan, Johanna Mann, Diana Martin, Paul Meier, Barbara Messenger, Jane Miller, Bill Murry, Gary Noel, Ronald Osborn, Robery Page, Terry Pollard, Diane Powell, Ronald Ragon, Charlene Rasmussen, John Sims, Shirley Sinclair, Linda Smith, Budgie Spetter, Russell Sullivan, Sandra Tomlinson, Susan Wilson, Goldie Wilder.

Rangely Times — 35 years ago
n Rangely Days Rodeo Junior Queen this year is Miss Judy Steele. Her attendants are Miss Linda Pacheco and Miss Brenda LeBleu.
n Ken Hayden of Rangely won the Arizona state muzzleloading campionship held at Phoenix, Ariz., on April 25.
n Eleven Rangely residents received degrees from CNCC at the May 15 commencement exercises.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago
n Penny Mutcher is the new public relations manager for Mountain Bell for western Colorado.
n Rosaly Cook was graduated from Ricks College nursing program. on April 16.