Days Gone By: April 8, 2021

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • New grass is starting to make a showing.
  • The annual town financial statement shows Meeker’s finances to be in a healthy condition.
  • The Old Fellows of Meeker will soon start a two story building designed for lodge, store, and office purposes.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • The rains and snow at the beginning of the week were beneficial to the coming grass.
  • Northwestern Colorado has been given thirty days to subscribe three million dollars of stock to Mt. Streeter Railroad company. If it works out, construction will start on a 130 mile railroad that would connect Meeker to Wamsutter, Wyoming.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • The public is now invited to use the new volleyball facilities on the elementary school playground, after school hours and during the weekends.
  • Meeker Firemen had a busy week putting out grass fires that got out of hand. With unexpected wind gusts and dry conditions, the department warns against burning their fields unless proper precautions have been made.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Rio Blanco Combined Court issued a warrant for former Colorado State Patrol officer for criminal attempt to commit theft. The former officer was fined $715 after attempting to get a refund from a Meeker hardware store for items he didn’t purchase.
  • Rio Blanco County got named one of the most “child-friendly” counties in Colorado by the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • The Rangely schools will be visited by the “Spacemobile”, a traveling educational program of NASA.
  • Two candidates are seeking board posts for the Re-4 district. Elections will be held on May 4.
  • Seven candidates have filed petitions for seans on the Rangely College government committee for the May 4 election.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Department K-9 was involved in an incident with a Freight Damaged Furniture truck. Xaro began alerting during a search of the vehicle’s box interior, although no traces of narcotics were found.
  • The offering of resignation from the Town Manager of Rangely and the swearing in of the new mayor were some of the items of business during the trustees regular meeting.

For more from past editions of The Meeker Herald and Rangely Times, go to our Day’s Gone By Archive