DAYS GONE BY: December 9, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• The most foolish thing people can do is to sacrifice accuracy in the hope of insuring speed.

• A Texas editor says: “Suffer little subscribers to come unto me, and forbid them not, for us such I pay the printers.”

• The week started in with the thermometer at 22 below zero, and 20 below on Sunday night. It moderated considerably Monday but remained cold and cloudy throughout the day; Tuesday was the same with a little snow; Wednesday warm with light snow. Thursday and Friday were both clear and warm, and today the sun is in eclipse, but may force itself through the clouds before night.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• There may be nothing in luck. But we have never heard of a man whose subscription to his home paper was paid in advance being struck by lightning.

• It is a dull week that doesn’t bring a new crisis of some sort.

• The way to enforce a law is to enforce it. When people fully realize this we will have changed conditions in many respects.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Two Meeker men, H.G. “Si” Berthelson and Nick Theos, appeared on the program at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association mid-winter convention held in Colorado Springs. 

• Selections on the All-Northwestern football team this past season includes eight MHS boys: Bill Stewart, Dale Overton, Hal Pearce, Mike Jackson, Tom Brumback, Steve Gianinetti, Victor Devereaux and Dick Banzhaf. Honorable mention went to Larry Moyer, David Smith, Ken Norell, Doug Overton, Don Ivie and Galen Homedew. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Unless something unexpected happens, Meeker will have a 100,000 watt FM radio station by this time next year.  

• Lathrop Hughes is pleased to announce the arrival of his new sister, Sydney Marie. Also pleased to welcome Sydney home were her parents, Pat and Becky Hughes. 

• The Meeker Town Council on Dec. 10 approved an ordinance annexing the Paintbrush Park property owned by the Eastern Rio Blanco Recreation and Park District.

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Members of the Rio Blanco County Planning Commission considered the adoption of countywide uniform building code in the near future at a meeting Nov. 30.

• Rangely’s new holiday decorations are up along Main Street. The new street decorations include lighted Santa Clauses on every other light pole on both sides through the milelong street, to go with the lighted strings on each pole.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• Rangely swimmers will have to find other forms of entertainment for some time to come. Following an expectation of the Recreation and Park District’s leaking swimming pool on Dec. 5, district officials were advised that expensive repairs are needed. 

• Plummeting assessed valuations continue to plague Rio Blanco County, wreaking havoc in next year’s budget and driving county officials to a collective apoplexy.

• The Rangely High School cheerleaders placed sixth in their first-ever state-sponsored “spirit” competition. Larissa Hinaman, Lyndsey Wright, Amanda Hinaman, Kelsey Hejl, Valerie Media, San Riebold, Sarah Crookston, Ashley Chard, Summer Bressett, Laurie Dorris, and coaches Susan Hinaman and Vivian Green.

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