Days Gone By: Dec 24, 2020

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The Meeker Herald – 125 years ago

  • Judge Platt Rogers is of the opinion that a railroad into Northwestern Colorado is the most important line that Denver men could project for the coming year.
  • Perry Spurlock and Mary J. Watkin were quietly married by Justice Mow last Friday evening. Perry’s host of friends wish him and his bride long life, happiness and prosperity.
  • Albert C. Ellison and May Smith were married by Justice Mow on Sunday evening last. Everybody — and especially upriver people — knows jolly, whole-souled Al Ellison, and everybody and The Herald will wish him and the girl of his choice a happy and prosperous life.

The Meeker Herald – 100 years ago

The new fixtures for the Meeker post office arrived on Tuesday of this week. These fixtures have been delayed for a long time. It is the hope of the postmaster to have them installed immediately after the Christmas rush is over. These new boxes will be more satisfactory to everyone.

Holiday Greetings:
The PEOPLE have said they want a change.
They have said to take off the brakes, turn on the power and GO AHEAD.
You want better times. So do we.
But it is up to each one of us to help — we will all have to get our feet set on the ground and PUSH.
Get the corners of your mouth pointing up instead of down.
WISH for better times — THINK them — TALK them — FIGHT for them and you will GET them.
Forget your grouches of yesterday and what caused them. Getting even takes time and many a man has taken a lot of punishment trying to do it. You just waste today to bring back yesterday.
Eat optimism and confidence and you grow success.
Get your feet under the table, Mr. Man. It is time to eat.
Sincerely,
The White River Lumber Co.


The Meeker Herald – 50 years ago

  • A group of persons met with the county commissioners, some of them to protest obtaining Colorado television specifically through KREX-TV in Grand Junction. They were in favor of a Denver TV station.
  • The first place winner of the lighting contest was the Herb Oba residence at 524 Hill Street. The Obas will receive an electric Oster fondue set.

The Meeker Herald – 25 years ago

  • Medical regulators shut down Meeker mammography program. The shutdown came after the American College of Radiology, the professional body that certifies mammography programs at hospitals and clinics, flunked the hospital on its certification inspection for the third time.
  • Ten Meeker high schoolers and four Rangely students are on the state academic all state honors list for the fall semester. Representing Meeker on the list are Jason Caulfield, Erik Coulimore, Thor Evoniuk, Devon Harman, Barney LeBlanc, Susan McCoy, Chris Schra, Tim Schram, Monte Shiver and Casey Whiteman.

Rangely Times – 50 years ago

  • With so many bulbs on the outside of houses all over the country, you don’t know if people are celebrating the birth of Jesus or General Electric.
  • The cassette tape recorder and player raffled off by the Rangely Museum Society was won by a college student, Lee Griswold, of Hill Hall in the drawing held at Peacock’s Trustworthy Store.

Rangely Times – 25 years ago

  • Amberlee McPhail, daughter of Tony and Vicki McPhail, has set a new single season “kill” record for Trinidad State Junior College. The previous record of 350 kills for a season was broken by Amberlee who had 354.
  • Twelve students at Colorado Northwestern Community College were honored at an end of the semester party hosted by the Learning Assistance Center on Monday, Dec. 11 in Hill Hall.