Days Gone By: June 4, 2020

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

• The city of Meeker is preparing for an old-time Fourth of July celebration.
• The champions of the divided skirt are loudly declaring in its favor that it has two legs to stand on.
• The more a strike is complicated with rioting the less its effectiveness as a strike and the more certain its suppression as lawlessness.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

• Charles and Frank Fairfield have been in Meeker for over a week, visiting relatives here. These boys (they are now men advanced in years) are the sons of the late Sam Fairfield, one of the earliest and most popular of the White river pioneers.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

• Colonel George E. Wear is one of 82 Army Colonels who has been nominated by the President for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

• Natosha Dawn Stewart, a Meeker High School graduate, is a recipient of a 1995 Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Scholarship.
• The Stan Wyatts recently opened their new sporting goods store on the corner of Main and Seventh, in the Halandras building.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

• Once again it’s time for the Rangely Days rodeo in Rangely. Miss Evelyn Warren has been chosen as this year’s rodeo queen and her attendants are Miss Nona Powell and Miss Lenora Caldwell. Junior Queen is Miss Dena Nickson. Her attendants are Miss Kathy Caldwell and Miss Jana Lee Nickson.
• Receiving the Principal’s Leadership Awards, which were presented by Principal William Bell, were Bill Hume and Sarah Liles. Both were seniors. Hume also was awarded the Dr. Robbery May Sportsmanship Award, presented by Dr. May and the Grace Petz Award.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

• The Rangely Museum, which up until last week resided in Hefley Park on the west end of town, had a close call with Main Street’s stop light during its trip to its latest resting place.
• For almost a decade, generations of new town trustees have been handed more than just the reins of local government — they’ve also, unknowingly, inherited a handful of potentially disastrous federal labor law violations. Although he would not go into detail on the violations, citing that it has to do with an individual, Town Manager Bill Lewis said that the problem had been rectified.

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