DAYS GONE BY: January 6, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• It is fun to receive orders that you need not obey unless you choose.

• The best conversationalist is the one who can listen the longest without betraying his annoyance.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• Add mysteries of life: why is a saxophone called an instrument?

• Checkers may not be the greatest game in the world, but you hardly ever hear of anybody getting killed in quarrell about it.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Two Meeker locals, Gayle Glasgow and Linda Hazelbaker have the honor of being selected as two of the six finalists from the applicants throughout the state of Colorado to compete in the Miss Colorado Wool Contest. 

• The sale of the historic Miller Martensen ranch east of Hayden was finalized on Dec. 22, 1971, and was announced last week. It was sold to Glen Paulk, Tom Hall, Jack Moss, and Dean Sandvick. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Good news: quality of the water in the White River is in excellent shape according to the US Geographical survey on Jan 7.

• The Meeker Cowboys basketball team finished their preseason on Dec. 19, in which they lost to Steamboat and won against Ouray. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Two Rangely College students died Sunday as the result of a one-car accident when their Ford Bronco ran off the road and skid sideways down a steep bank just six miles out of town.

• The official ground breaking for the new Rangely Public Library took place at the new construction site at Jones and Main on December 21. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• The CNCC Fine Arts Department invites all singers in grades 3-8 to join the new chorus for kids for an opportunity to both sing and perform simple staging and choreography to popular tunes and arrangements. 

• Rangely senior Rebecca Olree Swam with the Moffat County team at Delta on Thursday and broke the Moffat County School record for the 200 IM with a time of 2:26.10, and broke the pool record which she set last year for the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.08. 

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