Days Gone By: April 15, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • The mesa ranchmen started in on a vigorous campaign against the prairie dogs yesterday.
  • N.H. Conley, photographer, pitched his tent here last Saturday afternoon and is now engaged in focusing his camera on all sorts of “mugs,” and things animate and inanimate.
  • We don’t feel disposed to blow about the weather on this occasion — it did that for itself during the week and furnished us with a combination of high winds, Utah dust, March blizzard, April shower, hail, snow, sunshine, etc., etc.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • What will a railroad mean to Meeker? Some of us have figured it all out and know Others have neglected doing so because they rest satisfied with their never increasing or never decreasing all.
  • There are 10 in the graduating class. Commencement will come on Friday evening, May 20th and the class will give their own exercises, omitting the public address.
  • M. Villa of Strawberry was a business visitor to town early part of the week.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • The third act “Of Mice and Men” by J. Steinbeck has been chosen by Meeker High School students as their one act play to be presented in the festival in Steamboat Springs.
  • An active investigation is continuing into the killing of a 16-year-old Brownsville, Texas, youth by Patroman E.W. Long Jr., of Rangely, last Tuesday afternoon. According to the Rangely Times, Rangely’s Chief of Police was admitted to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and a Brownsville, Texas, man was dead Tuesday afternoon.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • The fire department took delivery this week on a special fire truck designed to combat wildland fires. The vehicle, a specially-modified 2-½ ton military truck, can shoot fire suppressing foam several hundred feet, and can go just about anywhere. The state forest service owns the truck but it will be permanently stationed in Meeker. Meeker got the truck because of the 80-plus wildland fires here in 1994.
  • Bill Dunham was sworn in April 16 as Meeker’s mayor, Steve Loshbaugh was elected mayor pro tempore, and Jeanne Nadon and Vernon Rholl took their places on the Meeker Town Council.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ramey have purchased a trailer court and two houses on East Main Street from Dr. John Roberts, effective April 1. Former residents, the Rameys recently moved to Rangely from Iowa Falls, Iowa. They plan to expand the size of the court and otherwise remodel it and the houses.
  • When you tighten your belt it’s a recession, when you don’t have a belt to tighten it’s a depression, when you don’t have any pants to hold up it’s a panic.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • In a special meeting of the Rangely Development Corporation on April 15, the board members discussed time-table issues for expanding White Water Spas into Rangely.
  • Prom Queen Heather Stanley and King Heath Kenney shared the first dance of the evening after being crowned on Saturday, April 13.

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

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