Days Gone By: May 14, 2020

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago
• The large business signs of T.B. Watson were replaced during the week by those of A. Oldland & Co.
• This afternoon the Craig and Meeker baseball clubs will have a game of ball. The home team will be placed as follows: Pitcher, H. Rich; catcher, Bob Crawford; 1st base, Rube Ball; 2nd base, Ed Saltmarsh; 3rd base, Will Barrett; shortstop, D.E. Ryland; right field, Dick Tovey; center field, A. Pflug; left field, Simp Harp.
• A.M. Pierce came in from Maybell on Monday with a large outfit, and will take charge of the J.N. Pierce ranches on the mesa, which he will immediately proceed to put under cultivation. The Pierces, who are among the heaviest cattlemen in Routt county, have practically abandoned the Maybell ranch, and will devote all their attention to their White River property, in view of the assurance of a railroad for this valley.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago
• This section was visited by a mild electrical storm and refreshing rain, last Friday afternoon.
• With three districts (where the vote will be very small) to hear from the vote on the county high school bond issue stands 47 for to 209 against.
n Charles Hefley, Rangely pioneer, spent Sunday and Monday in the city, having come up to have some dental work done and attend to other matters.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago
• Kathy Johns, freshman student at Meeker High School, won the sweepstakes award for her essay, “Population Control is Everybody’s Baby” at the Colorado State Federation of Women’s Club convention. Miss Johns is a daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Johns.
• At Farmhouse’s annual spring formal, Jerry Oldland of Meeker and Don Carlson of Eaton were awarded a plaque for the outstanding pledges of 1970.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago
• Meeker has another state champion to brag about. This time it’s Jeannie Jansen who took the state 3A title in the 300 meter hurdles at the state meet in Denver.
• Most of the elements are in place for large scale flooding in the White River basin. The only thing missing to trigger the nightmare is warm temperatures. The source of the anxiety is this unusually wet spring

Rangely Times
50 years ago
• Effective next year elected Rio Blanco County officials will get substantial pay raises under a new Colorado law passed during the last session of the legislature.
• This week is National Hospital Week. Visit your hospital this week. Rangely is blessed with one of the finest small hospitals and staffs in the West.

Rangely Times
25 years ago
• Twenty-one salaried employees of the Deserado coal mine east of Rangely were laid off by Monday in an effort to reduce the cost of coal at the mine.
• Donnie Rooks, 42, the owner of Ace West Trucking Co., is trying to solicit money to bring Grand Junction’s KOOL 107.9 FB to town.

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