Meeker Locals: September 18, 2008

Turning leaves mean statewide mention
’Tis the week for fall color viewing, according to several statewide publications. Both The Coloradoan and the Denver Post mentioned our very own Flat Tops scenic byway between Meeker and Yampa as a prime spot to view nature’s autumn splendor.
Cooling temperatures — at least at night — remind us that this is the final week of Summer 2008. It’s time to check chimneys and furnaces and boilers before we need them on full-time!
Something about the local soccer season seems to have the same effect as a rain dance. You can tell it’s time for soccer when those fall monsoons start coming!
Happy birthday this week to Jacob Nielsen, Armando Villalpando and Christopher Ruckman, Sept. 18; Veronica Bibb, Debbie Cook and Lance Pakuer, Sept. 19. Happy birthday to Tod Gould and Trula Simmons, Sept. 20; Savannah Vaden, Sept. 21; Terry Oliver, Christine Halandras, Alicia Mobley; Sept. 22; Tatumn Kennedy, Sept. 23; Monique Halandras, Coley Turner and Ann Turner, Sept. 24.
Happy anniversary to John and Dianne Hutchins and to Branon and Rachel Foster today, Sept. 18. Doug and Trula Simmons celebrate their anniversary Sept. 20. Congrat-ulations!
There are no magic crystal balls floating around the Herald Times office to inform us of your birthdays, anniversaries, and other special dates.
Please let us know if we’ve missed you, or if we need to update our files. Without you, we’re clueless! Send info to, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, Colo., 81641.