Rangely girl, age 8, will compete at the National Braille Challenge in L.A.

Hayden Roswell

RANGELY I Sometimes, when a place is familiar enough, she navigates it by feel. Like the Rangely Recreation Center, where she took swimming lessons from Miss Camilla and Miss Natalie. Or True Value, where Uncle Rodger and Aunt Debbie work. She’s been attending Storytime at the Rangely Library since she was a toddler, greeting Aunt […]

­Don Worrall has dream come true with trip to Daytona 500

Mike Worrall, Mitch Cochran, Rangely’s Don Worrall and Leigh Worrall can be seen here on the Daytona 500 raceway prior to this year’s Daytona 500, held in February. The trip to the Dayton 500 was the culmination of a lot of hard work, lots of friends and a dream Don Worrall thought he would never see fulfilled.

RANGELY I They wouldn’t do it again. But they were thankful to have experienced it once. Spending $125 each is a hefty price to take a Sharpie to a chunk of asphalt. But this wasn’t just any piece of blacktop. This was the starting line of the Daytona International Speedway, home to the most prestigious […]

‘Climb Out of the Darkness’ event Saturday aids mental health

RANGELY I Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental health disorders, will hold a regional Climb in Rangely on Saturday.

Wide variety of events at TANK for solstice week

RANGELY I For the Friends of the TANK, hosting a week’s worth of celebratory events at the formally christened TANK Center for Sonic Arts is a culmination of sorts.

Annual Rangely memorial blood drive Wednesday

RANGELY I The sixth annual Makayla Jane Kottenstette Memorial Blood Drive, in conjunction with Rangely High School’s annual event, is scheduled for Wednesday at the school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Former Rangely man chosen as wildlife officer of the year by CPW

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) and former Rangely resident Ty Petersburg accepts the John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year Award on Feb. 24 in Colorado Springs. Wife Stephanie Petersburg and sons Lucas, 4, and Boden, 7, joined him in accepting the honor. Petersbug’s parents, Donna and Steve, still live in Rangely.

RANGELY I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) and former Rangely resident Ty Petersburg has been chosen as Colorado’s 2015 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year. Petersburg received the award Feb. 24 at a statewide CPW officer meeting/training session in Colorado Springs.

More locals fare well in annual Rangely racquetball tourney

Bob Sanders, left, of Payton, Colo., and Rangely resident Andrea Gianinetti, right, get a “mug shot” taken of the second-place trophies they won in the C/D doubles division of the 23rd Rangely Racquetball Tournament, held March 4-6. One-third of this year’s 29 tournament participants were local, and several of them were mothers brought into the sport by Gianinetti, who began learning from resident expert Shirley Parsons three years ago.

RANGELY I When Rangely resident Andrea Gianinetti began playing racquetball three years ago, she wasn’t doing it for herself. Her then-6-year-old son, Zeek, was interested in the game, and she had agreed to hit the ball around with him on the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation Center courts.

‘Open The TANK’ fundraising event succeeds in topping amount sought

RANGELY I Perhaps the only thing better than reaching a goal is exceeding it. On Sunday afternoon, the Friends of The TANK and dozens of TANK supporters knew that feeling for the second time in three years. Nearly 700 local and national backers and donors in 19 countries worldwide made the Open The TANK Kickstarter […]

23rd annual Rangely Racquetball Tournament is March 4-6

RANGELY I In the space of a 20-by-40-by-20-foot racquetball court, a single player can do drills. He or she can improve skills and anticipate hypothetical moves.

Rangely’s ‘The TANK’ getting closer to meeting funding goal

The grand opening and first public viewing that the public saw of Rangely’s “The TANK” was held in September when residents and visitors were widely impressed with the sounds resounding through the tank.

RANGELY I For 60 years, retired schoolteacher Bill Mitchem and his wife, Martha, watched trends in Rangely come and go, from mutton chops to Madonna. Other ideas, they learned, had staying power.

Friends seek funding to open the TANK

The Friends of the Tank have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise $57,000 to open Rangely’s TANK for artist residencies and community outreach. The campaign is approximately halfway funded and ends Feb. 28. To make a pledge, go to www.kickstarter.com and search “Open the TANK.”

RANGELY I For the non-profit organization The Friends of the TANK, a journey of three years began with a single donation.

Rangely hospital and town fulfill dream of journey to Daytona 500

Rangely District Hospital long-term care patient Don Worrall and registered nurse Irene Kilbane, along with R.N. Wendy Campbell, will travel to NASCAR’S Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. this February. The trip, which Kilbane planned after Worrall expressed a lifelong dream to attend the race, has been largely funded through a GoFundMe campaign. To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/donworrall

RANGELY I It wasn’t a dream to be shared with just anyone. Especially now, when the hope of its happening had faded—faded, he thought, like the strength that once flowed from him, before the multiple sclerosis had sapped it over 13 long years. Luckily, Don Worrall wasn’t prone to pity. The dream itself, to attend […]