Days Gone By: Feb 18, 2021

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • If the eleven counties of the western slope of Colorado are ever to become great, they must unite upon one plan, and through cooperation work out their own salvation.
  • The James brothers (Thomas and Walter) of Axial, were in town the other day and report that last week’s snowfall reached a depth of eighteen inches on the level on top of Ninemile hill.
  • A local business man made a very good suggestion the other day, namely: The construction of a footbridge across the river at the foot of Sixth street and the building of a trail from the south side of the river to the top of cemetery hill.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • An Eagle, Colo., dispatch reports that Nells Larson and Jimmy Smith have established a trapping camp up near Dry Lake on the Castle range. The pack of wolves which ranged that country earlier in the season and of which Warren Larson trapped two, is back and these men hope to be successful in trapping a number of them. Signs of the wolves found by the trappers indicate that there is a large pack if not two separate packs.
  • Better to have winter now than in April.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • The sale of the Valley Motel was announced this week by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Marietta to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hower of Meeker. The new owners took possession over the weekend.
  • Three Meeker High School music students recently earned recognition by being selected to attend All-State Band at Greeley and Western State’s College Honor Band: Wes Uncapher, Roberta Nieslanik, and Tom Jirak.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Snowmobiles will be racing up the hill at Devil’s Hole this Saturday and Sunday. The hillclimb is Meeker’s top winter special event.
  • The adage that people get the government they deserve was underscored again recently with the findings of a new national poll that most Americans are woefully ignorant about how they are governed. This doesn’t stop them from griping, moaning and occasionally voting, however.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • Social Security taxes jumped from $748 in 1970 to $936 in 1971 for wage earners in the $9,000 bracket. This is quite an increase for both the employee who pays half and the employer who gets nicked for the other half.
  • Dr. John Roberts, president of Rangely College since February of 1965, submitted his resignation to the college board last Thursday, to take effect on June 30, and requested that he be granted an immediate leave of absence until that time. The action came as a surprise to the board at the special meeting which started at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and ended in the early hours of the morning.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Unable to extinguish the underground fire that has shut down the Deserado mine for over two weeks, the fire-ravaged section is now sealed off from the rest of the mine. Sealing the underground blaze writes off $32 million of mine equipment.
  • Hot tub manufacturer tests the infrastructural waters in Rangely.
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