Days Gone By: Nov 26, 2020

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The Meeker Herald – 125 years ago

  • J.E. Collins, the jeweler, is now located two doors above the Oldland store.
  • A large number of out-of-town people spent Thanksgiving day in Meeker and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. In the evening a very pleasant and well-attended dance was given at Odd Fellow’s hall by the Mozart orchestra.
  • The congressman without a financial scheme should lose no time in putting himself on exhibition.

The Meeker Herald – 100 years ago

  • The commissioner of Prohibition, at Washington, now decides that each householder is entitled to brew annually 200 gallons of home brew. This will help some.
  • The Odd Fellows had a record breaking attendance had lots of fun and a good time, despite the jam. Gretta Crawford took the girls prize for best costume and Horace Harp the men’s prize. Miss Crawford had one of the most original costumes that has been seen for some time. She masked as a turkey and did it in style.

The Meeker Herald – 50 years ago

  • Library Complex Building Proposed by Fairfield Trust — The first major project utilizing annual interest from the $2 million Town of Meeker Trust Fund, was initiated last week when the Freeman E. Fairfield Trust committee met with a group of seven Meeker people who will work with a planning firm retained by the committee.
  • Sonic Booms felt in Meeker: Thursday, Nov. 19, 12:33 p.m.. 2:09 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 11:35 p.m.

The Meeker Herald – 25 years ago

  • The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners Monday signed the long-awaited Ute Terrace subdivision easement agreement. The signing clears the way for the final subdivision plat, and means that Meeker will soon have a new housing subdivision.
  • The Town of Meeker invested about $30,000 in this Vermeer chipping machine recently, and according to “Shorty” Frantz, the machine will be a godsend to the town.

Rangely Times – 50 years ago

  • The last remaining buildings of the old White Motel on Main Street were being torn down this week to make way for the new library. Built in the early ‘40s, several of the buildings were razed a few years ago. Among businesses housed in the units were Walt’s Firestone Store, The Rangely Driller, E&S Plumbing, Rangely Plumbing, Rangely Furniture, White’s Motel, E.E. Urquhart Business Service and many others.
  • Northwest League 1970 All-Conference selections, Scott Brady and Mike Rasmussen head the Panther squad this season.

Rangely Times – 25 years ago

  • In a joint, cooperative effort of various entities, the Rangely Regional Library recently received a donated computer to provide additional resources to the community. Diane Higgins, Library Director, said this computer will make an excellent addition to the services available to the public. The computer will have DOS 5.0 and WordPerfect 5.1.
  • Matthew G. Scoggins, CPA, has joined the Certified Public Accounting firm of Schofield & Associates, P.C. Joining Scoggins is his wife Elizabeth and 10-month old son William.