Days Gone By: September 22, 2016

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Meeker Herald — 100 years ago

  • Every man and woman in America—every youth and girl over 15 years should see “The Escape” tin seven stirring reels at The Princess, Wednesday night. Endorsed by press and pulpit. Admission, 35 cents, children 20 cents.
  • Ignorant natures view with suspicion all things that overreach their intelligence.
  • A bunch of Meeker “bloods” went over to Rifle this week, and came back at 2 next morning, nicely “stewed.” Just think of such joy during the reign of Carlson, The Good!
  • The Misses Ruby and Clara Carstens departed Wednesday for Denver, from which point they will proceed to Laredo, Texas, and enter the high school there. The young ladies will make their home with an uncle, who is a big official in the American Mining and Smelting corporation.
  • Our cold night-spell seems to have passed—for the time being.

Meeker Herald — 50 years ago

  • Ken Dunbar, owner of Ken’s Taxidermy south of Meeker, found that turning on the gas light of his new camper-trailer brought destruction to the interior of the trailer and injury to himself Saturday.
  • H.G. Berthelson of Piceance Creek was the successful bidder at $111 an acre of a 2,010 acre ranch owned by Morris and Elizabeth Amick. Total price paid was $223,110.
  • Mr. and Mrs. DeLos Parr have moved into their home at 787 Hill St. which has been remodeled and an addition built onto the north end.
  • Sherry F. Thomas of Meeker, the envy of several male anglers, proudly showed off her 21-inch, 3-3/4 lb. Rainbow trout which she caught on Piceance Creek.

Meeker Herald — 25 years ago

  • Several elementary school students and teachers received knots on the head and welts on other exposed parts of the body when an afternoon hail storm caught them outside last Thursday. That evening the rain turned to snow in the high country. Several inches of the dreaded “white stuff” fell in the upper White River Valley regions.
  • Police were contacted by BJHS janitor Katie Proctor who had caught 18-year-old Heidi Jo McPherson spinning her tires on the junior high football field.
  • Two special awards were presented during the WREA annual meeting with Sam Barone being honored for his 13 years of service on the board, while Gary Dunham received a plaque for completing the Rural Electric Director’s training program.

Rangely Times — 50 years ago

  • Landing lights at the Rangely Airport will be turned on Sunday at dusk to climax an afternoon of festivities at the field.
  • Rangely’s town council approved an ordinance adopting the 1966 Model Traffic Code for Colorado Municipalities Monday.
  • The Slush Pit Country Club will hold its annual awards banquet at the Chevron Oil Recreation Hall.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago

  • The Town of Dinosaur is seeking your support to bring low stakes gambling to our community. After much researching into economic stability for our area, we believe this may be the only avenue open to us.
  • A Rio Blanco County jury returned verdicts of guilty late Friday night on 11 separate counts charging former Fire Chief David Lee Chaney with embezzlement, commercial bribery, misuse of official information, attempt to influence a public servant, and failure to disclose a conflict of interest.
  • Two newly-released-to-video movies will be shown this Sunday night in the CNCC Weiss Activity Center. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze will be shown at 7 p.m. and Misery will follow at approximately 9 p.m.