Days Gone By: December 5, 2019

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

Indeed, so completely have fashions and materials changed in a century that the articles included in the following advertisement of goods to be sold on Fishbourne’s wharf, “back of Mrs. Fishbourne’s dwelling,” have scarcely any meaning for us.

Senator Don B. Colton of Vernal was in Meeker last week on legal business. Mr. Colton is a member of that oil company, the Emerald Oil Company, which is a Utah Corporation. The Emerald people are going right ahead in the development of their extensive Rangely holdings. A few weeks ago they struck a 100 barrel well in one of their drilling. The Emerald people are providing that Rangely is a permanent field, producing the very highest grade of oil.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

The Meeker Town Council on Tuesday approved entering into an agreement with various entities interested in a water quality testing program along the White River.  Former U.S Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologist and scientist Bob Tobin spoke on behalf of the testing program saying the river basin is best understood with the synoptic information that would be collected by testing.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

National Forest Christmas Tree Permits are now available for sale at Meeker Forest Service  office in Meeker according to Forest Ranger, Dale Harthan. Permits cost $1.50 each, and entitle the purchaser to one tree per permit. 

Rangely Times

50 years ago

Sixteen businessmen attended a meeting Monday night at Eddy’s Cafe to discuss possibility of attracting a greater number of tourists to the Rangely area. Main topic of discussion was the establishment of an oil field museum.

The Colorado State Patrol has set Jan. 30, 1970 as the application deadline for the patrolmen positions for their spring class. If you are interested in this rewarding career, contact your local State Patrol Officer, any State Patrol Officer, the state civil service commission office in Denver or Pueblo.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

The lady Panthers arrived in Meeker to play their first game against Meeker JV at 3 p.m. The Panthers out-scored the Cowboys 65-19. The high scorer was Jenny Tipton with 19. The lady Panthers came home with the 2nd place overall at the tournament.

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