DAYS GONE BY: June 16, 2022

The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

• There may be little choice between the men who contribute the funds that keep our politics rotten at the core, and the men who receive the money. But the practical politician of the machine variety is, after all, a better figure in politics than the franchise-grabber, bride giver and deliberate corruptionist, whose whole study is to break down every vestige of that personal integrity that availed in the past to protect public rights and the general good against private greed.
• The various fire department teams are practicing every evening for the Fourth.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

• Reid Moore of upper Strawberry was in town Thursday, and reports an invasion of crickets in Price Creek basin and upper Strawberry, which is giving the farmers in the section named a good deal of worry.
• White River reached its highest point this week, but from now on will gradually be on the wane.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

• retail sales increased 55% during the first quarter of 1972 over the same period in 1971, which reflex the healthy business climate prevailing in this area.
• Worshipful Master Robert Kracht presented a 50-year pin to R.G. (Dick) Lyttle at the regular meeting of Rio Blanco Lodge No. 80.
• Another new business will open up here next Monday. Ye Olde Clock Shoppe, the owner and operator is Meekerite Carl Taussig, who will maintain a watch and clock repair business with complete cleaning and repair service, using new and modern equipment.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

• Countryside Hallmark will close its doors on June 13. There has been a Hallmark store in Meeker for many years, but owner Barb Swanson said that despite a year of effort, she has not been able to sell the card and gift shop.
• Large cracks at St. James Episcopal Church have stirred considerable interest—and alarm—but according to Fr. Paul Brisbane, the rector, the cracks have been there for years and years. They’re very obvious now, he said, only because masonry workmen have removed the mortar that’s been filling the cracks. “Now everyone can see why repairing the bell tower is so important,” he said.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

• Rangely retail sales totaled $1,558,000 for the first three months of 1972.
• Bids will be called for by the Game, Fish & Parks Dept. to improve the water inlet structure at Rio Blanco Lake so that the lake can be kept full during the low water periods in the White River.
• Now showing at the Campus Theatre: The Aristocats and Doctor Zhivago.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

• Ever wonder where your gas is transported from? It used to come to Rangely by way of the Public Service Company, but the town council has approved a proposal by Northwest Pipelines that will save the town thousands of dollars.
• Moon Lake Electric Association recently announced that two Rangely High School students — Elizabeth Allred and Jacob Harmon — are this year’s recipients of the cooperative’s educational assistance grants.

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