DAYS GONE BY: November 25, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• After several days spent in the western end of the county and ont he border, State Game Warden Land, Sheriff Wilber and Deputies Smith, Withington and Rich have succeeded in ridding the state of hide-hunting Utes. 

• Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and the people of this valley should give thanks generally as they have lots to be thankful for. 

• Trouble between cattle and sheepmen is again brewing in the western end of Routt county and a meeting is called at Craig for the purpose of establishing a dividing line. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• Apparently the only way to save the railroads, says an exchange, is to make the highways impassable for autos and trucks.

• Almost any sensible man will tell you that work is a good thing — for other people.

• We had some combination weather here this week — sunshine, rain, hail, and a few light dabs of snow. And now more sunshine.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Harry Watt are parents of a son born Thursday, Nov. 18, 11:40 a.m., at Pioneers Hospital. He tipped the scaled at 7 lbs. 15 ozs., and measured 21 inches in length. They have named him James Clive. 

• The poor television reception on CVS and NBC television stations is not the fault of the county TV system nor individual sets, Bill Robinson, county TV maintenance man, said Monday. Rather, the TV association in Rifle has increased their power which is causing interference with the two networks’ receptions in the Meeker area and Piceance Creek. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Even if you aren’t a football fan, and don’t have any relatives or friends involved in high school sports, it’s still a big deal to host a state championship. It’s an even bigger deal for Meeker because our team was completely ignored in the preseason rankings, and given virtually no change of making it this far. Even the Denver newspapers and TV stations won’t be able to ignore the Western Slope this weekend. How sweet it is! 

• Paulette Tingle opened her Calamity Jane’s Outpost at 9 a.m. today, Nov. 21. The gift and craft shop at 192 W. Market, in the pinkish building adjacent to the Market Street Bar and Grill (formerly the Rustic Saloon), sells old time western implements and furnishings, and crafts made by local artisans, and candy made by local confectioners. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Proposed by the county is to bring in Denver Channel 4 (NBC) to replace Channel 2 (NBC) from Sale Lake City. Rangely would then have two excellent Salt Lake City channels and one from the Denver area. 

• The drilling of 16 core wells under five permits is underway and another application for six wells is being processed. Successful bidders are required under lease terms to begin development toward a commercial oil shale industry, which is expected to become commercially profitable between 1975 and 1980, according to federal projections.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• In a stunning upset, Rangely High School’s “spirit” team claimed the first place trophy at a National Cheerleader’s Association regional meet at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. The varsity team is composed of captains Lyndsey Wright and Amanda Hinaman, Laurie Dorris, San Riebold, Kelsey Hejl, Summer Bressett, Valerie Medina, Larissa Hinaman, Sarah Crookston and Ashley Chard. 

• Roxie Long had the honor of being a special guest of the Senior Pro Rodeo Association in Reno, Nev. Roxie was part of the opening ceremonies and had the privilege of being escorted into the area by Lane Frost’s cousin, Kerry Frost. 

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