DAYS GONE BY: Dec 23, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• Word reached town yesterday that Dr. W.H. Young and two other parties whose names we were unable to learn had killed seven head of elk near the head of Big Beaver creek last week. Here seems to be a clear case for game wardens to act on. Do your duty, gentlemen! This is a fine spectacle! A man holding two honorable and remunerative county positions — that of superintendent of schools and county physician — flagrantly violating the game law when all law-abiding citizens are clamoring for the enforcement of the law. In the face of such shameful deeds as this, it’s high time citizens were taking matters into their own hands.

• Next Friday is Christmas and The Herald offers the compliments of the season to all its patrons and good people generally. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• The Meeker post office authorities report the heaviest Christmas post office and parcel post business in the history of the local office. 

• Another trouble with politics in this country is that so many people won’t vote as we think they should vote. 

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• “Looks like a good beef animal,” says Co. Commissioner Bill Brennan, looking at “Big Sam,” an 1,800-pound Hereford steer that lives on a diet of radioactive feed at the Atomic Energy Commission’s experimental farm which occupies 30 acres of the vast Nevada Test Site north of Las Vegas. 

• The Planning Commission will hold a meeting with CER Geonuclear personnel on the proposed Rio Blanco Project in Piceance Creek.

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Santa Fennessy presented a judicial ice scraper to Rio Blanco County Court Judge John “Jack” Herron at a courthouse Christmas party on Dec. 13. Judge Herron is retiring in early January, and is moving to New Hampshire, something Deputy District Attorney Joe Fennessy thought to be strange enough to warrant gag gifts.

• Julie and Kelly Amick were unhurt in an early morning dip in the White River. The girls were on their way to school on glare ice when their car whent off the road near the Green Cabins on RBC 8.

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• News that a major company has decided to move into Rangely to establish an area office is good news. Further details will be announced later.

• Last Wednesday night robbers broke into Nichols Store and Peacock’s, breaking open their safes and taking money and a large amount of merchandise at Peacock’s. 

• Rhonda Pennell was the lucky winner of the 10-speed bicycle given away at the Chamber of Commerce drawing Saturday afternoon. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District swimming pool was leaking before Norm Johnston went to work on it with a drill on Dec. 12, taking soil samples from beneath the pool to determine if soil saturation beneath the structure caused the cracks. 

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