Rangely Gift Guide to be part of town’s Shop ‘N’ Dine program

RANGELY I The Town of Rangely’s Shop and Dine program kicks off Nov. 1, along with a new Rangely Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Guide.

Rangely’s Bob and Ginny Dunker celebrate 55th anniversary

Although Bob and Virginia “Ginny” Dunker couldn’t have known they would celebrate their 55th year of marriage at Eagle Crest Assisted Living in Rangely, they are discovering the benefits of sharing this phase of life together.

RANGELY I Two recliners stand sentinel in the small living room apartment, a coffee table between them. On and above the table are mementos of two lives with more time together than apart: photos of long-grown children, a shared box of tissues and matching floral coffee cups that double as decorations.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ learning experience returning to Rangely

Parkview Elementary School staff and faculty in Rangely will host the second annual expanded and improved ‘A Night At Hogwarts’ on Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per family or $3 for individuals and can be purchased in advance right now in the main office at Parkview. Last year’s event was a great success and, this year, organizers are expecting at least 200 people, if not more.

RANGELY I A Night At Hogwarts returns to Parkview Elementary School on Oct. 24 with more wizardry and magic planned for children and families this year.

WRBM weight room open; pool repaired

RANGELY I Employees used a five-day Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation Center closure last month to complete pool repairs and prepare the building’s new addition, a 1,600-square-foot weight room, for opening.

Major progress is made as TANK takes new form

Bill Ballou, the technical director of the Redcat Theatre at the Disney Center in Los Angeles, installs the new ventilation system for the TANK in Rangely.

RANGELY I In September, the Friends of The TANK, Inc. took additional steps to turn the old water tank west of Rangely into a Center for Sonic Arts to be used for performance, recording and education.

Yoga classes impact mind, body

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RANGELY I As certified yoga instructor Tarrah Patch begins six-week sessions ranging from restorative to youth yoga, she’s focused on helping her students experience the mental and physical benefits of yoga over time.

BLM plans for big cleanup Saturday

RANGELY I Most years, National Public Lands Day comes and goes in Rangely. The coordinated volunteer effort to clean up public lands, which happens in hundreds of communities nationwide on the last Saturday of September and has for the last 20 years, goes mostly unnoticed here.

Long-time CNCC dental hygiene teachers retiring

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With 20 and 30 years respectively invested in Colorado Northwestern Community College’s dental hygiene program, newly retired faculty Barbara and Mark Patterson say that while retirement has been enjoyable so far, they’ve loved their years as educators and plan to stay involved in the profession.

RANGELY I Colorado Northwestern Community College dental hygiene faculty Barbara and Mark Patterson are used to adventures. They’ve shepherded generations of students into an ever-evolving profession. They have been a part of that evolution themselves. They wouldn’t have had it any other way.

EPA delays ruling on power plant and mine until October

RANGELY I Citizens and groups keeping a close eye on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision that could affect local coal mine and power plant operations could have six more weeks to wait.

A brief history of 35 years of Septemberfest fun

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RANGELY I Over the course of its 35-year-plus history, Septemberfest has evolved in unforeseen and often colorful ways.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with an event for everyone

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RANGELY I Septemberfest, which is Rangely’s Labor Day celebration, returns several tried-and-true events to the schedule this year,with country music artist Charley Jenkins wrapping up the long weekend’s Monday night.

Viper drivers from five states tour both sides of Rio Blanco County

Along with the Viper owned by Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt, 23 Vipers were parked in Huitt’s driveway on Friday. Members of the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming Viper Club of America, as well as drivers from Kansas and Texas, were hosted at Huitt’s home after touring both ends of Rio Blanco County.

RANGELY I Members of the Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Viper Club of America toured both ends of Rio Blanco County last weekend.