Days Gone By …

The Meeker Herald – 100 years ago
n Much opposition has developed in Meeker and Rio Blanco County generally over the recent scheme to hold the Meeker-Rifle stage until nine o’clock in the morning, in order to catch the Grand Junction daily papers. The proposed change would give them a night run into Meeker–a great hardship on travelers, drivers and horses, as well as business houses and all White River interests.
n Judge Ryan accidentally stepped into a hole in his hay wagon Thursday morning, and broke a leg. Medical and surgical aid was immediately summoned, and the Judge is getting along as well as could be expected.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
n This year’s homecoming theme, “Fractured Fairy Tales,” prompted some interesting floats. The senior class won first place this year with their “Four and seven Demons baked in a pie.”
n At the Rio Theatre this week: “Cimarron,” America’s bold and magnificent adventure movie starring Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter and Arthur O’Connell. Admission: adults–60 cents, students–50 cents, children–40 cents.
n Marshal Sam Cron was the “personality of the month” in the September issue of the Colorado Sheriff and Peace Officer’s magazine.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
n According to Rio Blanco County undersheriff Pete Larson, a 48-year-old Nevada man died of an apparent heart attack at the Ripple Creek Lodge.
n Friends and family hosted a baby shower for Rayola Rust and her new young son Steven at Kilowatt Korner last Friday night.

The Rangely Times — 45 years ago
n Carrie Moore, RHS senior, was crowned homecoming queen for 1966 Friday night between halves of the Rangely-Steamboat Springs game. Her attendants were seniors Sharon Hutton and Cheryl Striegel; junior Kathy Baker; sophomore Zuna Kenney; and freshman Colleen Caldwell.
n The Panthers picked up their fifth straight win of the season Friday to climax homecoming festivities as they rolled over Steamboat Springs 44-13.
n Seventy-eight fifth-graders from Rangely took a field trip to the FAA’s radar dome on the top of the Douglas Pass. Two buses took the group to the installation.

The Rangely Times — 35 years ago
n RHS king and queen for the 1976 homecoming festivities were Alan Stahlecker and Debbie Hazlewood. Senior attendants were Kelly Brown and Carla Dey, Rory Enterline and Carrie Smith. Junior attendants were Casey Klements and Valerie Bock. Representing the sophomore class were Kim Kidder and Joy Greenberg and freshman attendants were Ronnie Plummer and Dawn Pennell.
n Students of the month at Rangely Middle School were Jeannine Poole and Brad Hayden.

The Rangely Times — 25 years ago
n The homecoming theme this year is “Taking Care of Business.” Royalty candidates are Elaine Brenton, Fernando Flores, Jodi Fox, James Love, Beckey Capps, Scott Lindsay, Kim Hamilton, Leesa Powell, Trish Hamilton, Mark Wilczek, Kyle Brown and Wayne Cooper.
n Casey and Kendra Wilder and Shirley and Candy Wall took Jim and Arlene Sinclair out for a birthday supper during the week.
N “It was a very intense game,” remarked Panther quarterback Bryan Mullen of the game against the Basalt Longhorns last week. The Panthers whipped the Longhorns 20-8.