Days Gone By: April 2, 2020

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The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

The meadow-lark is around these days, but he is wrapped in a fur-trimmed overcoat and is not saying much.

Two new stores for Hugus & Co. are in course of erection — one at Hayden, the other at Fourmile, both in Routt county.

Ben Price has been appointed by Governor McIntire a member of the state board of cattle inspection commissioners. The appointment will meet with the approval of all stockmen in this and adjoining counties.

Ike Baer, who is both a cattle baron and an extensive landowner in this valley, and also one of the incorporators and active projectors of the W.R.V.R.R. came in Wednesday. Mr. Baer says the railroad is a go, and no mistake

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

A well watered ranch, near the mouth of Piceance Creek. Write or apply to Mrs. L.J. Kenyon, Meeker, Colorado.

Freeman Fairfield, who is now traveling salesman for a wholesale grocery company, was in a couple days forepart of the week.

There’s one crop that’s never a failure in this country—and that’s the crop of candidates.

The most dangerous man in a fight is the fellow who can smile when he is hit.

Guaranteed human hair switches for sale. The Toggery.

Alonzo Moyer of Limekiln hill was in Monday and reported that 14 inches of snow fell up there last week. It is likely to retard spring planting.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

Meeker High School students have joined in the fight to save our environment from pollution and destruction, and are becoming actively engaged in doing something about the problem.

Rio Blanco County recorded two of the six discoveries in Western Colorado during 1969, according to the annual review of Petroleum Information, and Moffat County recorded three.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

Sulphur Creek Road is a favorite spot in Meeker for people who enjoy getting outside for their chosen activity. Almost anytime of the day, every day of the week you will find people walking, running, biking, taking the dog for a walk, up Sulphur Creek. Unfortunately, with the approach of spring, some people like to use this area to consume their favorite beverage; Red Dog beer seems to be very popular.

Ed Crooks and his wife Sharon are the new owners of the Meeker Lumber Company, formerly Moyer Lumber.

Meeker’s Natosha Stewart and Emily McCoy are two of just 27,000 high school seniors nationwide to be accepted into the Tandy Technology Scholars program.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

This weekend the Rio Blanco Cutter & Chariot Assn. will host a two-day race meet with Steamboat Springs and the Uintah Basin Associations here at the college hill race track.

Be sure to vote Tuesday in the regular city election, six councilmen and a mayor will be elected to administer public affairs of Rangely for the next two years.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

Another earthquake rocked Rangely Friday night, March 31, bringing the grand total to four in two weeks. The latest quake, which hit at 10:23 p.m., registered 3.3 on the Richter scale. No damage has been reported. The epicenter of each of the quakes has been in the same area, 15 miles northwest of Rangely and three miles southeast of Dinosaur.

“The Recycled Bike” is Pam Cannon’s first published short story. It appeared in the April/May 1995 issue of Children’s Digest, a magazine for preteens.

A Rangely man was stabbed four times in a fight on Main Street Saturday night.