DAYS GONE BY: July 1, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • A large number of horsemen are here from outside points and some interesting races are being looked for today.
  • A circus came to town with a trained bear and a few monkeys. For a time all business operations were suspended while the population “took in” the circus.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • This year’s Fourth of July events include Chariot Racing, Roping contests, Cow Horse Racing, and Pony Racing.
  • The finest strawberries seen here this season were on exhibition this week in the Commercial Club windows.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • The Meeker Golf Course will have its official opening on July 10.
  • Meeker is getting ready for its 86th edition of the Range Call Celebration. Miss Kathy Sullivan is Meeker’s Range Call Queen with Vicki Hallmark and Melody Ruckman as attendants.
  • Five fires have been reported in northwest Colorado with four of them being in the Piceance Basin and one on Cross Mountain.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Ronna Reeves brings her dynamic stage show to the Meeker Range Call.
  • Range Call Queen Sharilee Guice and her attendants, Miranda Jackson and Sami Jo Powell, are helping to kick off the annual Fourth of July Celebration.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • Rangely’s volunteer firemen were at the scene of two trailers and a truck that were burned at Blue Mountain after several calls.
  • A free fireworks display will be held at Al’s Grocery & Meats tonight. The display is planned and organized by several businessmen in the community.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Edwin Booth recently accepted the position of town manager for Rangely.
  • Many veterans and community members visited the “Moving Wall” in Meeker where the Vietnam Memorial is displayed.

For more from past editions of The Meeker Herald and Rangely Times, go to our Day’s Gone By Archive