DAYS GONE BY: September 2

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 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• It is the proper thinking now to use the word “ignited” instead of “fired” when speaking of the man who lost his job.

• Link Tagert is taking the initiatory degrees as a counter-hopper in Oldand & Co.’s store, and comes up smiling every time.

• The sentence “John quickly extemporized five tow bags” contains all the letters of the alphabet.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• The sentence “John quickly extemporized five tow bags” contains all the letters of the alphabet.

• At this writing it is thought that from the financial standing point, the Fair will about break even; a good showing all things considered. By next week it is hoped a full financial statement will be ready for publication.

• Now would be a good time to cut the rank crop of weeds that are growing on a number of vacant lots. 

• The almost daily exclamation is “Wonder if it is ever going to stop raining.” Rained heavy all Wednesday night.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Kathy and Chris Nelson might have thought what a nice big “pussy cat” Grandpa killed, but Ray Nelson had other thoughts about coming face to face with a mountain lion who dropped around for breakfast at the Nelson ranch early Tuesday. The fully grown female lion measuring 6’6” from the nose to the tip of its tail was estimated to weigh about 135 pounds by WCO Clarence Gore of Meeker. Mr. Nelson plans to have the lion hide tanned and made into a rug for a keepsake

• “A press boner: ‘Our paper carried the notice last week that Mr. John Doe is a defective in the police force. This was a typographical error. Mr. Doe is really a detective in the police farce.” 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Meeker’s White Water Spacs, Inc., to pay $2,700 in penalties for a range of federal safety law violations. In addition, the agency levied an additional $8,400 fine after the spa maker failed to correct the violations.

• The Meeker Classic Pig Trials now has three entries. Besides John Vincent and his trained pigs from Franktown, Meeker plumber Casey Gilbert will bring an oinker to try his luck. Richard Korthas, of Mack, on his application form the concrete contractor said his pot-bellied pig, Scooter, will change sheep. 

• Gov. Roy Romer has appointed Meeker Attorney Gerard Viscardi as the Rio Blanco County Court judge.

• Linda Reider is the new owner of the Whisperin’ Pines restaurant. She said she came to Meeker because Meeker today is what Carbondale was like 20 years ago. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• Superintendent Walter Stahlecker this week announced the teaching assignments for the coming year in the Rangely Public Schools.

• The next time a patrolman stops you for speeding, try telling him that he was going so fast behind you that you couldn’t slow down.

• Honored Monday at a Chevron dinner were D.A. Caldwell, Arch Coy, R.H. Angus, J.R. McAllister and Lavon Horrocks, retirees. H. Parnell and D.W. Gilbow Sr., retiring; D.B. McLennan and L.R. Hamilton, transferred. Unable to attend were D.P. Brenton, C.H. Dalrymple and B.P. Ridings. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• Edwin “Ed” Booth, Rangely’s new town manager, offered a few thoughts on the status of the town as it celebrates 50 years of success. “Economic development is probably the weakest area the city has,” said Booth. Booth feels that it wil take the combined effort of the citizens and board of trustees to focus in on what the town needs and wants. Some of the services that Booth feels the town is lacking are basic retail stores, lawyers, a Rangely-based radio station, just to name a few. 

•  The contestants for the Miss Rangely contest to be held at Septemberfest, Aug. 31 are Tarrah Lawson, Brystal Robinson, Meredith Byers, Roxie Long and Lyndsey Wright. 

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