Days Gone By: November 10, 2016

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The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
– It’s all over and we are glad of it. If election came any oftener, we’d get old before our time.
– The late election has demonstrated two things very conclusively; namely that Wall Street and “The Interests” cannot elect a president; and—that the West will have something to say in such matters, hereafter.
– The Anti-Saloon League of Colorado issued its report just before the election in which it black-listed candidates as best suited its purposes. There are all kinds of ways of making a more or less honest living and being a member of the Anti-Saloon League is one of them.
– James and Mrs. Amick are rejoicing in the arrival of a girl, which put in appearance on the 3rd.
– Sunday’s tornado-like wind storm was succeeded that evening by a blizzard of rain and snow. After an absence of over a year, during which he devoted his time to building up and managing his fine Marvine Lodge property, Rube Ball is again running the Meeker Hotel, having resumed control last of last week.
– Fritz Carstens was on hand but left town before the celebration got under way. Just Fritz’s luck.
– Morality is judged largely from a personal standpoint.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
– A plan to convert the north half of Walbridge Wing sun room into a four-bed ward for men was presented to Meeker Town Council Monday night.
– Seventy-two percent of Rio Blanco County’s 2,588 registered voters braved a snow-filled election day Tuesday to elect a new County Sheriff and re-elect a Co. Commissioner. Republican Bob Kracht of Meeker was elected County Sheriff over his rival, E.W. Long of Rangely, by 404 votes.
– The Meeker Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America met on Nov. 8 in the home ec room of the Meeker High School. A demonstration on hair care was presented by Christine Halandras. She demonstrated hair styles on Zoie Theos.
– Cowboys end jinx; sock Rangely 26 to 7.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
– Two thousand dollars worth of tools, Halloween night vandalism which police are calling the worst in years, and a speeding ticket issued to a Kentucky deputy sheriff kept local authorities busy the past couple of weeks. According to Police Chief Si Woodruff, this year’s Halloween was one of the worst he’s seen.
– The Bill Tidwell group of hunters from the Salinas, King City and Bakersfield, Calif., areas were a happy group heading home last week. All told, the 10 visitors took back three elk and seven deer, as their experience and familiarity with the region paid off well for them.
– The Meeker Majorettes performed at the Walbridge Wing and the Chuckwagon last Friday. Instructor Robin Joos’ girls have just finished their second session, with a third scheduled to begin in January. Participating are Callie Siegfried and Holly Schroeder, Michelle Mobley, Ketie Stewart, Kristy Joos and Jessie Corbin, and Cassie and Dayna Weeldryer, Katy Nay and Jessica Moore.

Rangely Times — 50 years ago
– Rangely College will move into the Space Age next September if present plans mature. The aerospace curriculum will begin with pilot training.
– Rangely Marshal Joe Mann and Assistant Marshal E.W. Long examine evidence of the Bestway robbery Thursday morning within hours after it occurred. Two Texas men have been arrested for the robbery.
– The Rio Blanco County Chapter of the American Red Cross has sent 110 ditty bags to American soldiers in Viet Nam.
– Now that Main Street sidewalks are nearly completed, bicycle riders are cautioned that they are for pedestrian use only.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago
– It was a special meeting of the Rangely Development Authority held on the 30th and several items were discussed. After coming out of executive session, San Van Zant moved for Resolution 91-8 to “authorize the chairman to proceed with the purchase of 855 East Main (the former Dough Mine) under guidelines discussed in executive session.”
– “We as the Grand Lodge of Colorado of Freemasons, are here tonight to honor one of the leading Masonic families of Rangely. E.W. and Lou Long have been involved with the town of Rangely since 1960.”
– They’ve done it! The RHS volleyball team is on its way to the state tournament. Tina Hames, Amber McPhail, Jeanette Rice, Jamie Kurrasch, Derria Banta, Stacy Crawford, Misty Newlin, Cori Ducey, Jennifer Filener, coach Cindy Henning, Amie Williams and Jamie Hume.