Rangely Elks Club seeks help with plan to renovate trap, skeet ranges

A $47,000 Colorado Parks and Wildlife grant will help fund a renovation of Rangely Elks Club’s trap and skeet range this fall. The Elks Club is seeking local in-kind contributions to meet grant requirements and will outline current needs during an open house at the trap range at 6 p.m. on Friday.

RANGELY I With the help of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) grant, the Elks Club Trap Range will undergo a major facelift scheduled for completion late this fall.

TANK Solstice Week brings locals, musicians together for same cause

SR - photo of TheTank in Rangely

RANGELY I TANK Solstice Week events, held June 20-26, brought a range of firsts for Rangely’s massive steel water tank turned International Center for Sonic Arts.

Two Rangely teens head to FBLA national competition in Atlanta

Phalon Osborn and Savannah Neilson

RANGELY I Rangely freshman Phalon Osborn and junior Savannah Neilson will travel to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Nationals in Atlanta, Ga., this week following their qualification at the state event in Vail in April.

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.