RHS senior Tessa Slagle represents state in D.C.; learns Washington ways

Tessa Slagle, right, a senior at Rangely High School, meets with Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, left, outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.  during a week spent in the nation’s capitol as one of two Colorado students chosen  for a U.S. Senate-sponsored program to acquaint students with the workings of the federal government. At center is high school senior Chinmay Pandit of Fort Collins.

RANGELY I Rangely High School senior Tessa Slagle, one of two Colorado delegates chosen for the 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), returned last month from “Washington Week,” part of a national initiative aimed at helping students understand the inner workings of the U.S. government and to encourage careers in public service.

Harlem Ambassadors thrill Rangely children and adults with fun basketball

Audience members join in a dance number with the Harlem Ambassadors March 24 in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gym. Rangely residents packed the stands for the Harlem Ambassadors vs. Rangely All-Stars basketball game. The event was sponsored by the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce.

RANGELY I A Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored community event drew more than 250 people to the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gymnasium on March 24.

22 donate hair to aid cancer victims

2013-2014 Miss Colorado Teen and The Pageant U.S. National Teen Alyssa Magalong, a sophomore at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely stands behind locks of hair cut during the Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event March 20. Twenty-two donors gave a combined 247 inches of hair to the organization, which makes real-hair wigs for women with cancer. The event ties into Magalong’s pageant platform, Support for Cancer Patients.

RANGELY I Twenty-two donors ages 6 to 43 donated a combined 247 inches of hair at the Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event on March 20 on the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) campus in Rangely.

Consultants will move ahead with expanded trails master plan

RBC I Great Outdoors Consultants (GOC), the company hired in November to create a trails master plan for motorized — and non-motorized use in Rio Blanco County, presented several trail concepts at the second of three public workshops during March in Rangely and Meeker.

Rangely voters set town board; parks to WRBM

RANGELY I Tuesday’s municipal election in Rangely selected the mayor and two town board members and decided whether or not to convey several town parks and properties to the control of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM).

Rector Sciences Bldg. remodel nearly done

Contractors will wrap up work on Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Sciences Building in the next two to three weeks, facilities director John Bottelberghe said last week. The building will include a 120-seat lecture hall expansion and renovated classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces.

RANGELY I Grand Junction’s Asset Engineering Limited has finished the remodeling portion of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Sciences Building, complete with a 120-seat lecture hall expansion scheduled for completion in the next two to three weeks.

Rangely’s BTI Services closes; eight lose jobs

A BTI truck moves equipment from its Rangely lease space on River Road, the former office of KR Fishing and Rental. The oil and gas fishing and rental company closed its doors Monday, laying off eight employees and moving all equipment out this week.

RANGELY I Oil and gas fishing and rental company BTI Services closed its Rangely office this week, laying off eight employees Monday morning and removing equipment from its lease space on River Road this week.

Rangely blood drive to commemorate infant’s life

RANGELY I On March 23, 2010, Kathy and Ian Kottenstette met their infant daughter, Makayla Jane. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and she was perfect. “She was a very mellow little girl,” Kathy Kottenstette recalled. “The few times she would get fussy, Ian or I would say something, and it would calm her down. […]

CNCC Foundation Dinner will be held in Rangely on March 29

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host its annual dinner dance March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Weiss Colorado Room on the Rangely campus.

Rangely’s Huitt unopposed; four vie for town board seats

RANGELY I On April 1, Rangely residents will elect three of four candidates running for seats on the Rangely Town Council.

Kristin Steele hired as executive director of Rangely’s chamber

RANGELY I Kristin Steele wanted to return to her hometown of Rangely after earning her bachelor of arts degree in mass communication at Colorado Mesa University in December, but she had no idea how it would happen.

Hair donations just one of many CNCC activities available

Colorado Northwestern Community College sophomore Alyssa Magalong, left, the 2013-2014 Miss Colorado Teen and The Pageant U.S. National Teen, grins with her hairstylist, Gina, in July after cutting off her ponytail for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation program. Magalong, CNCC LearningTrek students and the community education department are promoting a ponytail cutting event on March 20 to benefit women with cancer. There are a number of other classes/activities just picking up for the spring semester, just for education, some for community involvement and some for fun.

RANGELY I A hair donation drive to benefit women battling cancer is one of several community education course offerings at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) this spring.