RBC Days Gone By: January 1 Edition

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The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
n According to the Glenwood Post, that popular resort town is “pulling” hard for the proposed Meeker-Rifle railroad.
This shows that Glenwood people are wise. With White and Grand rivers connected by railroad, people from this section would drop a good many dollars in Glenwood each year. We are rather partial to the hot water.
n Thornburg is getting to be quite a gay metropolis these days, notwithstanding snow-drifted roads.
n “The day of cheap land has passed away.”
n Under the direction of the town authorities the ice gorge which has formed in the river, within the town limits, was dynamited during the week.
n H.L. Grinstead has bought the Rio Blanco restaurant property and had workmen renovating it for opening Monday.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
n Nancy Lee Nichols became the bride of Patrick Sullivan. Sally Frye and Loren E. Winters were married in Denver. Jo Ann Purdy wed Laurence Shabat in Takoma Park, Md.
n Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooley and baby returned home Sunday after spending the Christmas holidays with Mrs. Cooley’s folks in North Dakota.
n A project is now under way to give free skiing lessons to the young folks of this community. The plan now is to clear some brush on slopes on the Jensen ranch at Nine Mile.
n Aliens have January in which to register.

The Meeker Herald —
25 years ago
n Meeker digs out after six-day Christmas storm drops two feet of snow.
n Linda Whalin received an early Christmas present this year when she was notified that her name had been drawn as the lucky winner of the $100 bill that the MHS Rodeo Club raffled off. Melanie Watt and Kathy Nelson presented Mrs. Whalin with the cash.
n Heather Merriam won the 10-12 age division of the Peoples State Bank Christmas Coloring Contest. Lisa Sprod won the 6-9-year-old division, Meredith Kapushion won the 5-and-under division.

The Rangely Times —
50 years ago
n Oilfield flooding is well under way. Production was running about 52,000 barrels a day.
n Completing 10 years of service with the California Co. were M.R. Anderson, C.V. Blanchard, E.R. Bullard, G.R. Carpenter, A.E. Hicks, J.B. Hogan and Mrs. Elgie Meyer.
n Miss Nancy Trout and Jerry W. King were married.

The Rangely Times —
35 years ago
n Mr. And Mrs. Tommy Collins took the following cheerleaders, Angela Theos, Cathy Caldwell, Susan Hillis, Lisa Brady, Peggy Hanson and Judy West to Colorado Springs last weekend to enter the state cheerleading contest.
n Panther wrestlers: Curtis Dembowski, Keith Hejl, Jody Lee, Brad Hollenbaugh, John Tynes, Dusty Powell and Darrel Aplanalp.
n Nettie Jean AuMiller appeared on the dean’s list at Western State College in Gunnison.

The Rangely Times —
20 years ago
n To All My Friends and Relatives in Rangely: As Mark Twain put it, “Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.” I commend the rumor mill for its brutal efficiency and thank my friends for their unfortunate concern. Sincerely and in the flesh, Chris Powell.
n Airborne debris can scramble computer data.
n Keith Alan Hejl was graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering.
n Parkview Elementary third-grade spelling bee winners were Allison Gillette, first place; Darrell Cady, second place; Marti Williams, third place.