Days Gone By: Oct. 14, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• People who plant trees need monuments over their graves.

• It takes a vast amount of brains to be funny without being ridiculous.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• It is said that there are about 5 hunters in the hills per one deer.

• Report came in Sunday evening that two had been killed in an auto-wreck on the Government Road just a mile from the Rio Blanco Hotel

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• A 24 year old from Meeker, CO broke both legs and sustained injuries in an industrial accident, and had to be flown by helicopter from Pioneers hospital to Denver.

• Christo stood in Rifle Gap at midnight Saturday and cried as the wind ripped his “Valley Curtain’’ from its moorings and made a torn flag of defeat.

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• With public notice limited to a one-line item published in an obscure government computer database called the FM table, the Federal Communications commissions revealed that it has granted a petition to reserve a frequency for a powerful FM radio station for Meeker.

• It is fire prevention week, and a group of Meeker volunteer firefighters visited Meeker Elementary to present some fire safety tips and gave the children a ride through town on the fire truck.

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Rarely a day passes that someone doesn’t comment to us about the many changes along Main Street and the local downtown clean up effort by local businesses to upgrade and improve Rangely’s downtown. An attractive new front was put up and painted on mainstreet for Continental Emsco.

• The Rio Blanco Chariot association will start its chariot racing season on November 7.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• CNCC students poured themselves into Sumo suits for a little wrestling action during

• CNCC’s All Nighter Weekend event is in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness month.

• Due to moderating fire conditions throughout Rio Blanco County, the fire restriction order is being lifted by Rio Blanco County by BLM officials.

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