Days Gone By: August 9, 2018

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago
– Ben Nichols, the pioneer town marshal, is on the job again, Joe Clinard having resigned to go into the brick business.
– Those who own or run autos will do well to read Ordinance No. 117, which appears in this issue of the Herald. An ordinance prescribing traffic regulations, speed limits, for parking of automobiles, ordering mufflers closed, and avoiding penalties for violations hereof.
– When you owe a man money it makes him mad all over to see your name in print as a contributor to some charity.
The Meeker Herald
50 years ago
– We don’t usually make recommendations as to what show you should go to, but based on our personal knowledge of this particular one, consider “The Sound of Music” to be one of the finest musicals ever for the entire family. So, if you would like to see one of the best, the local theatre has scheduled this show for your entertainment starting next Wednesday night.
– Our little old town received another quick rainstorm shortly after noon Monday which forced a cancellation of the Meeker-Rangely playback ball game that afternoon.
– Meeker’s 11-12 year old O.T.A. team, winners of the league tournament held here last Saturday, will be trying for their second first place trophy during the district tournament. Team members are David King, Casey Gilbert, Kelly Carstens, Brenth Smith, Ronald Harthan, Kim Cook, Gordon Merriam, Rory Garcia, Steve Mantle, Frank Nieslanik, Kirk Gentry, Vince Gianinetti, Steve Allen and Tim Allen.
– Two Meeker youths, DeNile Atwood and his sister, Roxey Atwood received recognition this past weekend. DeNile was named all around senior cowboy at the Junior Rodeo held in Carbondale and Roxey was named runner-up “Little Miss Britches” at the rodeo in Breckenridge.
– Local cowboy Harry Watt was named all-around cowboy at the Collbran rodeo July 27 and 28. Harry, who has traveled and participated in rodeos throughout the United States and as well as a few on foreign soil, recently returned to Meeker and now between rodeos, we see Harry “cutting it up” as meat cutter at his father’s store, Watt’s Ranch Market.
The Meeker Herald
25 years ago
– A group of about 37 people are off to participate in the World Youth Day Celebration in Denver this week. Of that local contingent, 13 have been selected to welcome Pope John Paul II when he comes to Denver on Saturday. The group is from the Holy Family Catholic Church in Meeker and the Catholic Church of St. Ignatius in Rangely.
– From the reaches of the universe comes The Game Lords’ MetaScape Game, complete with such alien races as Shanask, Zin-Shee, Kryll and Draca. MetaScape is the creation of Meeker native Blake Mobley and his international company The Game Lords, Ltd., which is based in Meeker. Blake, who is only 26 years old, works from his company headquarters in downtown Meeker creating, manufacturing and marketing his roleplaying game with David Webb, a fellow game designer.
Rangely Times
50 years ago
– Recently Rio Blanco County District No. 1 has been plagued with road warning signed being stolen or destroyed, Road Supervisor Bernard Hazlewood said today.
– The problem of taxation is quite simple. You can shear a sheep repeatedly but you can skin it only once.
– Mrs. Harold Eddy closed Eddy’s Cafe this week and has announced that they will sell or trade their hotel and cafe, with or without the cafe equipment.
– The Rangely Garden Club presents it’s fifth annual flower show and silver tea at the Rangely Junior High School on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Rangely Times
25 years ago
– US West and PTI Communications have scheduled a public meeting in Rangely to keep Rangely customers and community leaders informed on the proposed sale of rural telephone serve areas to PTI.
– It’s right around the corner folks, Septemberfest ’93.
– On Nov. 2, 1993, three Rangely School Board directors will be elected. Board positions currently held by incumbents Robin Fairchild, Cindy Lundgreen and Murray Peck will be up for election. Board members Doyle Olree and Ken Parsons terms of office will expire in Nov. 1995.

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