Days Gone By: April 26, 2018

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

– The Rifle mail is now getting in as early as 2 and 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Perry Spurlock is taking care of one string of the motive forces.

– Kenneth Sanderson is now attending the U.S. Naval Radio School at Harvard University. A boy has to be more than usually bright to be assigned this branch of the Naval service.

– Candidates (or those willing to serve) as school director in Meeker, must file their declaration with the secretary of the Meeker board not later than next Monday. In this connection, we call the attention of the taxpayers to the importance of getting out on May 6 and making their wishes known in school matters.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

– An application for a 3.2 beer license by the White River Bowling Lanes was withdrawn by manager Glenn Miller following a public hearing Friday afternoon held in the office of Rio Blanco County Commissioners. On learning that Mr. Miller was withdrawing his application, those present, armed with 110 signatures to protest issuance of the license, expressed willingness to assist in recruiting a league which Mr. Miller said would bring in the additional revenue needed to continue operation.

– Gene Starbuck, student at CU in Boulder, has been selected for membership in Psi Chi National Psychology Honorary Society.

– Wednesday morning, about 8:20, Meeker firemen answered a call to the Ralph Overton home, 890 3rd St. The blaze started in an upstairs bedroom when one of the Overton children spilled some gasoline after filling a cigarette lighter. Damage other than smoke was confined to the bedroom, burning a mattress, sleeping bag and rug.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

– Suzan Dole’s ski season is over, but it seems as if her career has barely begun. The 15-year-old Meeker High School student returned earlier this month from the Whistler Cup International, held at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, where she competed against the world’s top young skiers.

– Dale Hallebach and Trish Siegfried are formally engaged. She has a diamond, as a result of a search which began in January. He has a big smile. They are still working on the date, which will be before the end of the year, and a place, although the bride-to-be says, “Anywhere sounds good.”

Rangely Times

50 years ago

– The Northwest Colorado Water Council met at Eddy’s Cafe in Rangely April 18.

– Mrs. Jackie Meese, Rangely Librarian, resigns May 1 of this year after three and a half years of public service. Mrs. Lillie Stockman will take over the position as new librarian.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

– Colorado Northwestern Community College was recently awarded continuing accreditation for 10 years by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

– Music students of Ramona Smalec and Becky Gurtler performed a variety of piano music, including method pieces, blues and classical. They were: Lindsay Collins, Bethany Green, Heather Kell, Patricia Kell, Sarah Moore, Jeff Olree, Jodi Rice, Tommy Spannuth, Marie Thorsted, Katie VanDerWege, D.J. Wicburg, Heidi Worrall and Tayah Worrall.

– James Allred, son of Jim and Mary Ann Allred, received his Arrow of Light, which is the highest rank which can be earned in Cub Scouts, at the April 22 Pack 189 meeting. James is following family tradition as his two older brothers, Adam and Lance, also received the Arrow of Light rank when they were Cubs.

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