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Temperatures are dropping quickly, just in time for the official first day of autumn tomorrow. The autumnal equinox occurs when the Earth’s axis is not tilted toward nor away from the Sun, causing night and day to be approximately the same length. The same thing occurs in the spring and is called the vernal equinox. The official time for the equinox tomorrow is 9:04 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, aka Zulu time). Happy belated birthday (yesterday) to Donna Wille, Sept. 21. Happy birthday this week to Grant Koenig, Ty Koenig, Christine Halandras, Alicia Mobley and Terry Oliver, Sept. 22; Lanny Coulter and Tatumn Kennedy, Sept. 23; Leah Ferrendelli, Hunter Garcia, Sawyer May, Ann Turner and Coley Turner, Sept. 24; Ellene Meece, Wyatt Joy and Shelby Steele, Sept. 25; Colby Clatterbaugh, David Scherbarth, Brooke Cojocaru, Marlene Tate and Shasta Koenig, Sept. 26; Dale Houser, Brenda Huffman, Sept. 27; Marnell Bradfield and George Nay, Sept. 28. Happy anniversary to Ken and Lisa Steele, Sept. 25; Cade and Shelly Nielsen, Sept. 26; Sam and Terri Hale, Sept. 26; Chris and Peggy Strate, Sept. 28.Have you visited the Herald Times on Facebook at We’re also on Twitter at Like the Herald Times’s page, or become a follower on Twitter to comment online on articles and photos! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes and other local social news to or mail information to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO 81641.