DAYS GONE BY: APRIL 7 2022

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• Hugus & Co have just received the largest invoice of shoes ever bought here.

• While the late blizzard touched us gently here it was not so considerate with other portions of Colorado, as travelers arriving during the last few days say it was quite severe near Denver and other points east of the main range. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• Word came in last Sunday that serious trouble is again brewing between cattle and sheep interests in Moffat County. Several of our citizens were called to Craig early this week, with a view to putting forth efforts to avert trouble. 

• J A Blair, supervisor of the White River Forest, was with the Board of County Commissioners this week, relative to co-operation between the county government and the upper White River road. The forest service will help in this work.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• District Ranger Dale Harthan of Meeker announced this week that certain roads of the White River national Forest in this area will be closed to all motor vehicles except over-snow vehicles beginning April 14th through June 9th due to moisture conditions and resulting erosive soil conditions. 

• Ed Jirak, seeking his first term as mayor, narrowly won over John Hoffman, with a 21 vote majority. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Meeker math and science teacher Bev DeVore attended the national Science Teachers Association national convention in New Orleans last week. Dow Chemical Company paid DeVore’s expenses for the trip after she was selected for Dow’s 1996 summer workshop. 

• Meeker’s Starbuck Field is close to getting a new scoreboard for football and track activities. At the April 2 Board of Education meeting, Leon Oltmann, the high school assistant principal and activities director, reported that a group of donors has pledged enough money to purchase a Daktronics board 5 feet higher than the existing board.

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Transfer students Micheal W. Geisler and William J. Carey from Rangely College were awarded scholarships by the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Northern Colorado. 

• A soil survey by the Soil Conservation Service is now underway in the area of Rangely. This is a part of a county- wide survey of private owned lands. A similar one was just completed in Meeker. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• The Hale Bopp comet was visible near the Rangely oil field. The comet has passed its closest point to the earth and is now headed back into deep space. 

• Burglars who broke into CNCC’s McLaughlin Building were in for a disappointing night. Risking persecution and possible jail-time, they only managed to cart off a cash box containing $30 in petty cash and a roll of stamps.