Days Gone By: Feb. 14, 2019

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– The reformed drone is still a worthless bee.
– Mike Schneider has sold his Powell Park ranch to Tom Ruckman, who thereby becomes one of the biggest landowners in the Park.
– Mrs. Randolph has moved The Toggery, ladies’ and children’s store, to enlarged quarters in the First National Bank building.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– One of four senior girls named as contestants for Sweetheart Queen Contest will be crowned before the start of the Meeker-Glenwood Springs varsity basketball game. Contestants are Christy Pearce, Alice Martin, Mary K. Villa and Wendy Overton.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– Patrons of Meeker’s Premier Cleaners learned earlier this week of the sudden closing of that business. Sandy Taylor, who has owned the cleaners for the past two and one-half years, cited a number of factors that played a part in her decision.
– Local Cub Scouts filled the extension hall two weeks ago for their annual Pinewood Derby. Showing off their awards for Best Design that night were Justin Richardson and Deloy Cook.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Friday and Saturday mark the grand opening of Yaeger Lumber and Hardware here.
– Larry Allen Steele, Explorer Scout of Post 189, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, received the coveted Eagle award Feb. 2.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– When there are no scheduled meetings and the other news is slow, there is a tendency, as W.S. Gilbert once put it, to “talk about the weather.”