DAYS GONE BY: March 25, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • This is the season of the year when an appropriate shroud for some people would be the winter underwear they discarded too soon.
  • A larger number of fine shade and fruit trees will be planted in Meeker and vicinity this spring than usual. We hope the good work in this line will continue, but there is not much use in planting trees without provision is made for caring for them.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • Ezra Baer came in from Denver, Sunday, and spent a few days here, attending to local business matters.
  • FOUND — A pair of eyeglasses. Inquire at this office; prove property and pay for this ad.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • Jim Ruckman, past Meeker Chamber President, who underwent surgery for a sinus condition in Grand Junction last week, has been released and returned home Friday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Clapper announce the birth of their daughter, Mindy Rae Clapper, born Sunday, March 21, at 8:36 p.m. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches in length.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • On Friday, March 22, Bill Turner was inducted into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
  • Suzan Dole, 17, of Meeker, is one of 44 junior women from throughout the country who has qualified to compete at the Chevy Trucks U. S. Alpine Championships being hosted at Sugarloaf/USA in Kingsfield, Maine.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • Lou Anne Blankenship of Rangely Junior High was one of the top winners at the state fair in Boulder after winning at the Western Slope Science Fair in Grand Junction.
  • Work has started on the new post office as you’ll notice when you drive by the site, 1971 will see a vast improvement in the looks of Rangely’s Main Street.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Another important public issue was the town’s policy on termination and the grievance procedure. Some candidates defended the so-called “fire at will” policy, saying that the town is a business, and should be run like one.
  • “Our town is at a crossroads of change,” said Williams. Williams cited a change in demographics, in which people are generally moving from the cities to the small towns. Rangely is ripe to cash in on the change, and the future town council will be in a position to reap great rewards.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a list of the top six communicable diseases which can be reduced by handwashing — hepatitis A, salmonella, shigella, giardia, a strain of E. coli and viral gastroenteritis.

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