Days Gone By: October 31, 2019

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

A bit of winter put in its appearance this week. It got started last Saturday evening with a snow-fall, in this vicinity, of about two inches and another two inches of the “beautiful” came down Sunday night. Cleared up Monday night and Jack Frost went to bat and knocked the mercury in the thermometer down to five below zero.

Two Cents a Word “For Sale,” “Wanted,” “For Trade” and small advertisements for a short time will be charged two cents a word for each insertion. Cash must accompany the order.

The latest 1920 presidential aspirant to reach our editorial table is Senator Miles Poindexter of Washington. Miles wants to run on the Republican ticket. He has our permission.

Ellis Wilson and Miss Cora Harker slipped one over on their many friends hereabouts when they went over to Glenwood some few days ago and got married.

It is never too late to mend, but it is sometimes too late to realize it.

New Coats Arriving Daily! Cloth coats and plush coats, well tailored. Bought before the advance in prices went into effect, and priced accordingly, REAL BARGAINS. A. Oldland & Co.

“You know my brother? Yes, we sleep in the same pew at church.” – Cartoons Magazine

“A Soft Drink Parlor– In which nothing but the best in the line of soft drinks, seasonable fruits, confections and cigars are served. At The Meeker Hotel, now under management of original owner–R.S. Ball.

The Meeker Herald, James Lyttle–Editor and Proprietor. Subscriptions: One year $2, Six months $1.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

October 31 weather report: Max. 42 Min. 15, Cloud

Tuesday night’s low of 12 degrees froze car and truck doors tight and many vehicles were hard to start Wednesday morning. A heavy blanket of snow also froze onto trees and shrubs threatening to break the heavy laden limbs.

2 Hunting Deaths Recording in County

“You don’t lose your shirt by rolling up your sleeves.” Check our prices! Meeker Feed Store

The Meeker High School 110-member marching band has been selected to play for half-time activities at the Denver Bronco-San Diego Chargers football game at Mile High Stadium.

$2 Million Meeker Trust Fund Approved

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

When you shop locally, you’re not just spending money, you’re investing it. Part of every dollar you spend locally is returned to your community in the form of merchants’ taxes, contributions to local charities and employee salaries.

Cowboys hold off Hotchkiss 21-12, must win situation in Rangely on Friday.

Halloween Party at Sleepy Cat Ranch! Reservations recommended!

Although work has been progressing steadily at the new landfill site and is expected to be completed by late fall, there might be a delay in opening the Wray Gulch landfill until spring pending a review by the state health department.

What’s in my mailbox? Postmaster Dale Hallebach has been beseiged by the question of why the Post Office mail boxes have been painted black, so you cannot see if you have any mail inside. Hallebach explains that the Postal Inspector in our region ordered them painted, and the reason … for your privacy.

Meeker teachers Beverly DeVore, Pat Robinson and former high school girls basketball coach Tammy Van Oort were among a select group of the nation’s teachers that have been honored by their toughest critics–their former students.

Meridian Oil Company began drilling Tuesday on Chris Halandras’ ranch in the Powell Park area. The well is the second of 27 wells that are expected to be drilled in the prime agricultural and historic area between now and next spring.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

At Bestway: Tastewell Oleo, 4 lbs. for $0.95

Now available–Wards Airline color portable TV light enough to cary–big enough to enjoy. Our 12 in. diagonal screen gives you over twice the viewing area of the tiny 8 in. diagonal sets. Now $219.00.

The first gasoline stop and eating facilities ever on the Douglas Pass road were set up this fall by Keith Brady.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Johnson of Granby announce the engagement of their daughter.

Equity Oil Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, has gross income of $1,021,187 and net income of $297,701 during the first six months of 1969.

College Hill ski slope at Rangely College will boast a new T-Bar ski lift this winter, thanks to a number of people.

The final necessary figures of student enrollment and attendance have now become available with the close of the attendance counting period. The count shows an average daily attendance figure of 643.2 this year as compared to 745.3 for the corresponding 4-week period last year. This is a decrease of 102.1 students or 13.7%.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

LAST on the ballot. First in our hearts. Vote YES for CNCC.

WRBM Halloween Costume Parade! Join us as we visit some local businesses and friends: Chevron, Town Hall, Radino Senior Center, CNCC.

The annual harvest festival will be held on October 31 at the Rangely Christian Church.

The RE-4 school district has nine new professional educators for the 1994-95 academic year: Andy Burke, Laurie Burke, Kurt Douglas, Jerry Green, Robyn Hissan, John Johnson, Duane Moeller, Rob Ward, Mike Sims.