Days Gone By: September 16

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• A new flume was put in where the town ditch crosses Sulphur creek during the past week.

• Some laborers on a strike at the brick yard raised a rumpus in the forepart of the week, but peace and harmony were restored by the marshal. 

• Carpenters on the new Meeker hotel will get through with their work this week, and the painters are closely on their trail. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• Since auto traveling has got to be such a large factor in travel many towns are fixing up special camping grounds for the accommodation of the gas wagon travelers. Meeker should improve the camp grounds.

• We had our first fall frost Sunday night. Practically no damage. 

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Two new members, Bill Turner and John Knudsen, have been added to the Meeker High School teaching staff. 

• A pre-dawn fire alarm Sunday morning sent the two rural fire trucks on a run to Rio Blanco Ranch resort on the upper White River. 

• Members of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society voted to designate five rural school houses as County Historical sites.

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Among the 85 entries in the Colorado Grand classic sports car tour that visited Meeker were some true classics, including a 1924 Alfa Romeo and a 1912 Mercer. 

• The Wild Horse Roundup took place Monday, Sept. 16 in the Piceance Basic where they captured approximately 200 horses.

• The Herald has two new faces these days. Alan Cogswell, a senior at Meeker High, and Krystalyn Tingle, a junior, are serving a newspaper internship this year. Katie Conrado was last year’s intern, and Natasha Stewart was on board the year before that. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Rangely retail sales increased 33.6% during the second quarter of 1971 over the same period in 1970.

• Early action on the gun control issue is expected in Congress. This year the drive is on against hand guns and next year stiffer controls will be called for over all firearms. Eventually the goal will become total firearm prohibition. It appears to us that what needs controlling is not guns but criminals. It is not difficult to imagine what will happen if the criminal is ever freed of the fear of meeting an armed citizen who has a gun and knows how to use it. 

• If you’re a born worrier, you apparently were born at the right time.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• A handful of hardy souls braved the fall weather to attend the White River Land Users meeting at Kenney Reservoir on Sept. 14. The major item on the agenda proved to concern the White River Resource Area’s wild horse herds.

• Delta-based mobile pawn van pulls into Rangely

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