DAYS GONE BY: January 20, 2022

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• Large quantities of self control are necessary to keep jokes free from malice.

• Scarcity of time is often pleaded as an excuse for want of inclination.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• If all the undesirable people killed off the rest of us would be lonesome, don’t you think?

• On Tuesday night about six inches of snow fell in Meeker. The snow was much higher in heavier places. 

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• A 70 year old man perished in a fire that gutted his home in the 1100 block on Garfield Street Friday Afternoon. The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

• Miss Gayle Glasgow of Meeker was second runner up in the Miss Colorado Wool Contest held in Denver last week.

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Former wrestling coach was arrested on the morning of Jan. 22 on charges of second degree felony assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

• Meeker is going to have a community recycling program. Town manager Sharon Day reported at the Jan. 21 town council meeting that grant funds have been made available to kick off a program in Meeker.  

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Seedling trees are now available for spring planting from the Colorado State Forest Service. for windbreaks, shelterbelts, conservation or reforestation purposes.

• Predators and predator control, as viewed by representatives of state and federal game management agencies, wildlife research organizations, and ond conservation groups, was the topic of the panel discussion at the the 20th annual meeting of the Colorado Wildlife Federation here on January 8th.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• A recently proposed ordinance that would ban underage tobacco use from Rangely drew sharp criticism from teen smokers this week when a group of RHS students gathered outside of school property after school to smoke and share opinions.

• The manager of the Deserado Mine says flooding of the mine’s lowest section is still under investigation, but preparations for full production have resumed.