DAYS GONE BY: Dec 30, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• There is nothing like hard work to settle unruly nerves.

• Men who have to be taught will never be great leaders either in thought or action. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• It was a white Christmas at Meeker this year. The snow which set in Monday night had the ground covered to the extent of three or four inches.

• The singing of Christmas carols Sunday was enjoyed by the young singers of the Methodist Church and those for whom they sang. 

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Last Wednesday afternoon, personnel and patients planned an annual party for the residents of the Walbridge Wing for Christmastime. Through a trust fund established by the late Freeman E. Fairfield, the interest derived each year is used to finance the celebration, with personal gifts and presents. 

• Gamma Delta Chapter of E.S.A recently sponsored a Flea Market as a money making project for their Philanthropic work. Rangely Residents donated garments for the sale. Dick Rosenlund was the lucky winner of the $50 bill drawing.

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Chad Kirkpatrick has been selected to the All-Colorado Team for his performance in the 1996 high school soccer season. 

• The Meeker Classic committee has come up with another promotional idea for the 97’ classic. “Dalmations!” Gus Halandras declares. “We’re going to challenge Dalmations to herd some sheep at the next trails.”

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Art Moss, executive director of club 20 was the guest speaker at the Big Country headwaters RC&D Council meeting in Craig Wednesday December 15. “Water will control the future of Western Colorado. If we lose it all our other efforts on behalf of Western Colorado will be useless,” Mr. Moss warned. 

• Mr. Louis Dwire, Rangely High School teacher, was awarded honorable mention in the annual “Teacher of the Year” program sponsored by the State Department of Education and on a national level by the council of chief state school officers.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• Poaching has taken a toll on local game herds, making hunters less eager to flock to Rangely like they used to for trophy animals.

• Rangely’s Deserado Mine burst into flame on Dec. 31 when an errant spark from an underground worker’s torch ignited a pocket of methane gas in the tailgate area of the longwall.

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