Days Gone By: July 26, 2018

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– The new Baer building is now under roof.
– Joe Clinard and Mike Bender got the preliminary work on their brick kiln started this week.
– Local news and doings were very scarce this week. Probably everybody out making hay when the sun happened to shine.
– If you don’t attend the Democratic county assembly next Saturday and make your wants known, don’t kick afterwards because the candidates selected are not to your liking.
– If every one of us would help one person out of the shadows and into the sunshine of life there would be no more misery in the world.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago
– Six area fires covering more than one hundred acres, kept the personnel at the BLM occupied for three days last week. The largest fire was one at Cathedral Bluffs.-n While winter may still be a few months away, Sleepy Cat Guest Ranch was the scene of a recent Sno Sport dealer meeting when Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dole of Meeker, distributors for Colorado and Wyoming, explained the features of the new ‘68 models. -n The Rt. Rev. Joseph S. Minnis, Episcopal Bishop of Colorado, has appointed Frank William Miles to serve in the Diocese of Colorado, to be in charge of St. Mark’s at Craig and St. James’ Episcopal Church in Meeker.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago
– Although a plane crash Tuesday south of Meeker sent the pilot and his passenger to the hospital, both victims escaped severe injury. Kelly Sullivan and Cliff Arnold, both of Meeker, were transported to Pioneers Hospital after Sullivan’s plane crashed in a hay field about a mile south of the County Road 4.
– SPC Wayne J. Murphy, son of Shirley Joslin of Fruita and Wayne Murphy of Meeker, has recently returned from Camp LaGuardia in Uijong-Bu, Korea, where he has been stationed for the last year. Wayne has been awarded a special Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Out of 306 enlisted men, Wayne was the only service man selected to receive this medal.
– Moffat County District Court issued a warrant for the arrest of former Meeker Chamber of Commerce Director Anny Buffington on check fraud charges.

Rangely Times
50 years ago
– Enrollment at Rangely College could increase 50 percent over last year’s record enrollment if present figures on paid enrollment to date and inquiries are any indication.nity of about 3,000 people, is about to lose its only doctor. For the past several years there has only been one doctor in Rangely. There should be at least two, but the hospital authorities, despite continuous effort, have had no success in getting another doctor.
– Surveyors from the State Highway Department were here this week to start preliminary surveys on the road construction planned for Colo. 64 this fall from Rangely west through the oil field.
– Known Communists are allowed in the employ of the U.S. government because the Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court permits Communists to hold government jobs. This is inspite of the fact that they are dedicated to the overthrow of the U.S. government. Pretty hard to explain, isn’t it?

Rangely Times
25 years ago
– Much of Rangely south of Main Street was out of power for two periods on this past Tuesday. An accident occurred while Moon Lake Electric was doing some work at the Ridges Subdivision and an employee was injured.
– The Rangely Rough Riders Riding Club is pleased to announce its royalty for 1993. Miss Jamie Torsell is our new princess. Her attendants are Miss LaDonna Carlson, Miss Miranda Jackson, Miss Beth Huff, Miss Kayna Storey and Miss Samantha Powell.