Days Gone By: April 1, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • While the late blizzard touched us gently here it was not so considerate with other portions of Colorado, as travelers arriving during the last few days say it was quite severe at Denver and other points east of the main range.
  • Christians and believers in Confucious joined in the ceremonies at the funeral of a Cincinnati Chinaman, producing as it were, a service of Confusion.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • The Federal Court in Denver confirmed the foreclosure sale of the Rio Grande railroad.
  • The Steamboat Springs Pilot, after calling attention to the efforts of Denver to grab all the money of the state in sight, suggests that the best way for the Western Slope would be to organize a new state, taking the western half or the western slope of the present state. This is not the first time the suggestion has been made and the proper way would be to include the eastern slope of Utah and this would eventually make a good state.
  • Garden work has commenced.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • Meeker School District got three new teaching additions from Western State College. Two are student teaching at the grade school and the other is helping Lara Akkerman in P.E.
  • Bob Raley and son’s sold their 2900 acre ranch on Irish Mesa to William C. and Maude Moore. Accompanying them will be the Moores’ son-in-law and daughter Francis and Joe Goedert, along with their five children.
  • A crew from NBC of Salt Lake City, Utah will be making a documentary about the Rock School on Piceance Creek.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • The 9 Health Fair that is set for April 13th, is sponsored by the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District. A number of screenings will be offered including blood pressure, vision, height, and weight checks.
  • The mammography unit at Pioneers Hospital passed its inspection from a certified inspector from Colorado State Health Dept.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • Retail sales in Rangely during 1970 increased 25.1 percent over 1969.
  • Do you ever get the uncomfortable feeling that your gray hair isn’t premature.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • The people of Rangely spoke with a voice that had not been heard since the early eighties at this year’s municipal election. On April 2, 559 people voted for a change in their town government.
  • A financial study on the Taylor Draw Dam hydroelectric facility drew criticism from the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District’s board of directors.

For more from past editions of The Meeker Herald and Rangely Times, go to our Day’s Gone By Archive

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