Days Gone By: Dec. 26, 2019

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The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

Travelers who pass up or down the road leading to Oak Ridge Park say that upon reaching Jim Burch’s place they are ordered to dismount and follow the genial Jimmy into the house and there imbibe copiously of a decoction known in the tar-heel state as North Carolina meadow dew. Mr. Bloomfield informs The Herald scribe that when he was so treated the other day he couldn’t comprehend “the whyness of the whichness” until Jeems whispered in his ear: “It’s a girl; arrived Saturday afternoon; just feel as big as if I was six feet three. Have another!”

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

Do you notice how the days are lengthening out? Well, they are. Don’t dispute us!

There are five species of pine in Colorado.

During the Christmas observances, the electric cross which tops the tower of the Catholic church was illuminated, and much admired by all who saw it.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

A fire of undetermined origin early Saturday morning completely destroyed the 1 bedroom frame home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Overton in north Meeker. No one was in the home as the Overtons and their four children were in Grand Junction at the time. 

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

It was moving day during the past week for Re-1 School District administrative staff and preschool teacher Joe Tucker and her assistant Sherry Overton. Jo, who had taught preschool for 16 years in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church, finally has plenty of room for her classes at the renovated intermediate school.

Natrona Resources has announced publicly its plans to mine sodium bicarbonate on Bureau of Land Management lands adjacent to the Natec Resources Inc. in the Piceance Basin.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

Let us try to extend the quality of the Merry Christmas of Christmas Day to the other 364 days in the year — by looking for positive ways to further the wellbeing of all mankind.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

We turn the page with a thoughtful look at the yesterdays, with deep appreciation for the good things that come our way.