Days Gone By: April 30, 2020

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The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

The North Side round-up will meet at Wolf creek on Wednesday, May 15. The South Side round-up will meet at Rangely on Thursday, May 30.

The laterals around town were put in shape this week to receive water from the town ditch, which will be turned on next Monday.

Anent the strike of the workmen on the Highland ditch for eight hours to constitute a day’s work — it’s a cold day when we can’t keep up to modern civilization.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

The friends of Miss Lula Anderson and Mr. Ralph Lytle were surprised Monday morning to hear that they married Saturday evening by Rev. Nelson. Everybody expected that it was coming but not until school was out.

All classes of reformers are becoming more and more in disrepute. Reformers are largely made up of two classes, viz: Impractical and intolerant fanatics and dishonest rascals who are in the reform business for the good, fat, easy living it affords them.

Our first spring-like weather put in an appearance Wednesday.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

The Meeker Lions Club will conduct an all-out drive on Tuesday, May 5 to sell Skilcraft quality blind made articles to residents and local businesses. The household broom will be sold at the regular retail price of $2.50.

Meeker Women’s Club invites everyone in the community to participate in showing our appreciation for the generous endowments to our community by the late Freeman Fairfield on Freeman Fairfield Day, May 9.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

The signs are here, and the mystery finally is over. The Burma Shave style signs that will be placed near Meeker will be the only signs in the state of Colorado. And the slogan on the Meeker signs? The signs are an experiment by Reminisce magazine to attract more subscribers. The publication advertised for nominations for the signs; only one set of signs would be placed in every state, so the town that made the best case for the signs got them for the state. Meeker’s Gus Halandras, a history buff and Reminisce reader, got the town’s blessing to compete for the signs and made his pitch in a letter.

“Folks wouldn’t feel – in so much danger – if we still had – the old Lone Ranger.

Gov. Roy Romer has signed a law requiring children under age 16 to wear seat belts while riding in both the front and back seats of a motor vehicle.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

A general city clean-up will be held in Rangely next week. Boy Scouts and other community organizations will assist in the effort. 

Get a free chest X-ray when the Mobile Chest X-ray Unit is here.

“Like some ravenous, unclean being, man is devouring his environment and dirtying the earth, air and water with the wastes,” so states U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland. “Unless we check ourselves, we will poison our life-giving elements and turn this great nation of ours, if not the entire planet, into a wasteland.”

Rangely Times

25 years ago

Unless the last financial hurdles through a local couple a gutterball, Rangely may once again bear witness to the sound of bowling pins crashing and people in 70’s-era disco-style bowling league shirts. Ruth and Claude Martinson, residents of Rangely for over two years, have been planning on bringing indoor family entertainment to Rangely since the minute they moved here. The empty DUCO lot at 321 E Main could be the site of Rangely’s future entertainment center.

The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District approved their annual budget audit at the April 26 meeting. The total budget for 1994 was $454,321.