Days Gone By: April 22, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • Dr. Miller, a dentist out of Glenwood has arrived in Meeker and is working out of the Miller house. Business has said to be thriving, though he will be leaving in a few days.
  • The construction of the Meeker Hotel is progressing favorably.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • Meeker’s Post Office is rumored to be raised to the second class, meaning the town is growing.
  • The cast of the play “When a Feller Needs a Friend” were given high regards after their performance. Some said it was the best dramatic entertainment given here in a long time.
  • The first week in May is designated to “Clean-Up Week” each year. Following the town ordinance, all trash, ashes, maure, and other debris must be hauled beyond town limits before the expiration of “Clean-Up Week.”

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • The Fortnightly Club and the Woman’s Club combined celebrations this year to honor Freeman Fairfield and to celebrate Mother’s Day.
  • The ASCS Office mailed $174,857.01 in incentive payments for wool to sheepmen.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Seven from the high school FCCLA team competed at the State Leadership Conference. Two silver medals and one bronze were given to the participants from Meeker.
  • Meeker School District teachers presented their argument for higher pay to the school board. Meeker teacher pay is ranked 153 out of 176 districts in the state.
  • The Rio Blanco County Commissioners sold a 1967 International van to the White River Snowmobile Club for $1 at their regular meeting.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • The sprinkling system at Hefley Memorial Park is finally finished after four years.
  • A $180,000 contract with Henry Blaylock was approved by city council to build the municipal building.
  • A circus is coming to Rangely and will be complete with clowns, free acts, stunts, and many fun games and snacks.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • The Colorado Welcome Center in Dinosaur is set to open on May 1st. The center was forced to close in 1993 after a lack of funding through tourism tax. They now rely on general projects for money.
  • The Chevron-sponsored oil disposal site on Main St. is closed until Evergreen Environmental Services picks up the existing oil.

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