Days Gone By: July 2, 2020

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The Meeker Herald | 125 years ago

• The inherent greed of man (or more properly speaking in the present instance — cursedness) was fully illustrated on Piceance lately where Water Commissioner Moog found people ruining their ranches with too much water rather than let their neighbors have any.

• C.P. Hill, deputy road overseer for the Rangely district, was a visitor to the county seat this week on official business. He says the people down there are not enthusing very much over the Grand Junction-Green River City railroad project, as they think the proposed road is not likely to get beyond the confines of newspaper discussion. He says the opening of the reservation and the rich asphaltum lands are absorbing all attention down there now. 

The Meeker Herald | 100 years ago

• The race track on the Rio Blanco Fairgrounds was finished this week, and will be in very fair shape for the Fourth of July turf events. Of course, it will take a year or so before the track is packed solid.

• The fireworks display will be the finest thing that line ever attempted in Meeker.

The Meeker Herald | 50 years ago

• Roxey Atwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Atwood of Meeker, was named All Around Senior Cowgirl at the Eagle Valley Junior Rodeo last weekend.  

• Reigning at the Meeker Range Call Celebration July 4 and 5 will be these three very lovely young ladies. Queen for the 1970 rodeo is Miss Sally Lou Johnson, center. Her attendants are Miss Jolene Mobley, left, and Miss Janelle Gentry. 

• Saturday evening, July 4th, will be the “Massacre” a pageant written by John Wix of Aspen. Wix authored the pageant in 1959 and it has been presented every year since as a part of the Range Call Celebration. 

The Meeker Herald | 25 years ago

• Buddy Pakuer and George Howey were the big winners in this year’s Range Call Ranch Rodeo. 

• Chuck Duke is the lucky winner of the Pizza Pro gift certificate for the best mustache.

• Mary Ann Seely was the winner of the two Range Call tickets in the Meeker Herald advertiser drawing. She qualified with a Farm Bureau ad she placed last week.

Rangely Times | 50 years ago

• The city of Rangely and the immediate area surrounding, including the river, will be sprayed by planes owned by Meeker Flying Service this week for mosquitos and other pests.  

• The Rangely Weber Field continued to be far and away the state’s best oil producer in 1969, with 11,965,057 barrels. 

Rangely Times  | 25 years ago

• After 20 years as a freelance writer, Lou Dean Williams will have her first book published this summer. 

• Two new members were initiated June 20 into B.P.O.E. #1907: Dirk Kenney; Jeff LeBleu, Esquire, Jerry LeBleu, Sr., Exalted Ruler; and new member Keith Stewart. Dinner was served to all who attended the ceremony by the Elks.

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