Days Gone By: February 4, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • At the most recent Cattle Growers’ Association it was proclaimed that a big boom in the cattle business is in store for the future.
  • “Fame never pursues men. It’s wreath is won by standing where honor dwells. Notoriety pursues; fame is enthroned.”

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • Claude Wilson, Meeker’s County Clerk, reported that there was a lot of activity in the marriage license department.
  • Those who traveled to Stock Show are now back in town.
  • After the passing of Groundhog Day, it was determined that the porker did not end up seeing his shadow.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • Mrs. Mira Lee Renfro received special recognition after being noticed as the oldest Walbridge Wing Resident.
  • Hugh Caldwell declined to run for another term as County Commissioner after serving for 32 years. Caldwell has served the longest out of the commissioners Meeker has seen.
  • 41 snowmobilers were hosted overnight at Sleepy Cat Guest Ranch. The party came over on the Buford New Castle Road as a part of Glenwood Snowmobile Club.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Executive Director of the Meeker Chamber of Commerce Mike Kay has resigned after three years. He stepped down in hopes of the Chamber hiring a director who is well versed in tourism.
  • Many points were brought up during a meeting at the Fairfield Center this week regarding Meeker Airport’s meeting of the safety requirements. The main points included, an update to Meeker’s airport is a must, by 2016 the airport will have 12,000 takeoffs and landings each year, the runway will be widened from 60 to 75 feet, it will also be lengthened 6,500 to 8,100, and land surrounding the airport will have to be rezoned.
  • Snowpack percentages at South Platte River Basin were 38% above average. With North Platte averaging at 122% of average.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • A new power plant has been proposed to go along the White River. The project is said to still be a few years out but will employ 250 miners and 40-50 permanent employees.
  • A proposal was made at the city council meeting for a trash collection charge for residents in town. The charge would be $2.25 a month. This charge would help pay for the costs of picking up trash and garbage.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Another meeting was held to discuss plans for tourism in Rangely. Ideas were brought up about how to expand the town’s opportunities for tourism.
  • Proctor & Gamble awarded a $200 scholarship to the Dental Hygiene Program at CNCC.
  • The Times lost one of their writers after Larry Pedigo resigned on the 25th.
  • A player on the CNCC basketball team was suspended after violating rules set in place by the college.