Days Gone By: Feb. 28, 2019

The Meeker Herald ~ 125 years ago

Harry Niblock, who is one of our most enterprising carpenters and builders, is having a good run of business in his line these days, with the prospect of lots of building during the coming summer.

The Meeker Herald  ~ 100 years ago

-He that waits on fortune is never sure of dinner.

– Whence comes this constant stream of criticism of the national administration? The war is over and won; it was won in half the time estimated for the task, but still the flood of violent complaint and bitter criticism continues. There is no explanation except the fact that the criticism is inspired-inspired by one of the most disreputable plots ever conceived in the history of American politics.

The Meeker Herald ~ 50 years ago

Chadbourne Corp. with headquarters in Midland, Tex., are in the process of building a propane gas and butane conversion plant on Piceance Creek, about 24 miles west of Rio Blanco, up on Collins Gulch.

-Lana Colby and Sara and Kurt Holzberlein were seen locally here this week on the television shows “Fireman Frank” and “Captain Scotty”. The shows were filmed and taped for television last Saturday while the Stan Colby and Mrs. Jack Holzberlein families were each visiting in the Utah capital city.

The Meeker Herald ~ 25 years ago

Meeker Police believe they have a suspect in the case of the missing money at Barone Middle School after Lt. Phil Stubblefield responded to a call and found a man fleeing the school building on foot. According to police reports, Stubblefield was dispatched to the Middle School at 7 p.m. while on routine patrol the night of February 25. As he approached the school he saw William Clark, 21, or Meeker exiting the building. When Clark saw the officer he fled on foot toward the football field with Stubblefield in pursuit. Although Stubblefield told him to stop at least twice, Clark continued along the ridge on the west side of the field and down into a gully.

-Rio Blanco County may be going to cellular phone service in the not-so-distant future after the commissioners listened to a proposal presented by Road and Bridge Supervisor Rick Ullom at Monday morning’s meeting.

Rangely Times ~ 50 years ago

-Mrs. Doris Warren, Rio Blanco County Treasurer, accepted a check in the amount of $442,946.20 from W.A. Goudeau, Chevron Oil Company Rangely Unit Superintendent, in payment of the first installment of the Rangely Field 1968 taxes. The Rangely Field Operation is the largest taxpayer in Rio Blanco County.

-For the first time here, cutter and chariot races were held on Sunday and plans were announced by Dean Anderson for six more races this Saturday. A good crowd enjoyed the races. Members of the Rangely Saddle Club held the meet at the race track north of Rio Blanco Avenue and the crowd enjoyed the thrills of young horse running.

Rangely Times  ~ 25 years ago

-Rangely High School recently celebrated their Winter Homecoming honoring the winter sports of basketball and wrestling and having some fun activities for the student body. The first event held was the sixth annual Snowman Beauty Pageant. This year’s entries included Duane Jordan, Casey Patterson, Adam Allred, Bob Hurd, Bob Gledhill, Heath Kenny, Randy Elam and Troy Rawlinson. All the contestants were dressed and made up beautifully and their talents and answers to their questions were very unique and original. (Many thanks to those who helped dress up these young men.) This year’s winners were second runner-up (Snow Prince) Heath Kenny; first runner-up (Snow Prince) Troy Rawlinson, and the winner (Snow Queen) Randy Elam. Great job!