Days Gone By: March 23, 2017

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The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago
– Roy Tucker continues to give Meeker people high-class “movie” entertainment. Show your appreciation by turning out to see them.
– Assistant manager W.D. Simms of the Hugus company made a business trip to Axial during the week. Will reports that when you get out of Meeker you run into considerable snow.
– Too many boys loaf on the streets at night. Boys have no reason to make the streets their headquarters from 7 to 10 o’clock. If they find occasion to be out, they should go directly home, and not “make it a point” to meet other boys on the street corner. In the first place, boys who loaf on the streets invariably get into some trouble. It seems to be second nature for boys to plan something which means excitement when they get together. If they meet on the street this excitement is liable to result in trouble for the boys. In the second place no one likes to see a bunch of boys holding a kid pow-wow on the street. It is bad for the boys, the parents and the town. There is a curfew ordinance which should be enforced. The curfew should be rung every night.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
– All it took was a bolt of lightning striking a voltage regulator on TV hill north of town Sunday morning and most everyone remembered the days when there was no TV. It didn’t last long, however, as reception was resumed Monday afternoon. Damage to the regulator was $60 bucks.
– The reason that rock and roll singers look so young is that they would be embarrassed if they were any older.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
– Mr. and Mrs. Art Cox’s daughter Laura and friend Joey Cardill (sic), who arrived Saturday, will be returning to Lakewood today. Both are students at the Colorado Christian University.
– A cooperative effort between a Meeker High School student, the Forest Service, DOW and possibly Ducks Unlimited will result in the placement of duck nesting boxes at Lake Aldrich near Yellow Jacket Pass later this year. Bailey Franklin, a senior at MHS, will soon be completing 15 duck nesting boxes.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago
– What do you do when you have five days off from school and an opportunity to rest and relax? The answer for 16 youth and 8 adults from the Rangely Christian Church is to travel to Mexico and build housing for the poor.
– On Tuesday, March 10, 56 students from Parkview Elementary jumped rope for one and half hours to promote their cardiovascular fitness and to raise money for the American Heart Association. This is the 12th year for Parkview to hold the “Jump Rope For Heart.”