Broken water lines bring Rangely restrictions; normal wear was cause

RANGELY I A 16-inch raw water line and 12-inch potable water line burst within hours of each other in unrelated incidents last week, causing large-scale water restrictions in Rangely on July 15 and 16.

Plenty of growing season ahead at Rangely Community Gardens

The Rangely Community Gardens’ newest component is its children’s garden, including a sunflower circle, bean fort and more. Above, Grace Noyes and Caleb Wiley give a watermelon plant a new home. Full-size and kid’s plots are still available, along with volunteer opportunities in the community, botanical and children’s gardens.

RBC I Sure, it’s July, which to some feels like summer is half over. Strictly speaking, however, the gardening season is still young, which leaves plenty of time to join Rangely Community Gardens many activities.

Scoggins describes highs, lows in first year as RE-4 superintendent

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RANGELY I A saying attributed to Confucius reads, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Almost a year into his role as Rangely School District superintendent, Matt Scoggins says with certainty that he loves his job and feels some elements have improved under his leadership. […]

Sunset Climbing Club at CNCC offers open hours at climbing gym

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RANGELY I From now until Aug. 11, beginning and experienced climbers can participate in Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) Sunset Climbing Club, with open hours at the college’s climbing gym Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

Rangely has fun-packed Fourth of July holiday planned

RANGELY I If you’re planning to stay in Rangely for this holiday weekend, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options. During the last few years, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) has scaled up its offerings, from family-friendly fun to serious competition, not to mention a fireworks show rivaling that of many […]

Strategy calls for coordinating efforts to support oil, gas, coal

RBC I Town and county officials, business owners and special district leaders have continued to meet this month to develop a comprehensive strategy in support of the coal, oil and gas industries in the region and country.

Draft of county master trails plan presented to the public

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RBC I At the last of three public workshops held in Rangely and Meeker June 4 and 5, Fort Collins-based Great Outdoors Consultants (GOC) presented a master plan for a trail system looping around the county, with special recreation areas (SRAs) proposed around the primary loop.

County residents urged to support permit for endangered area mine

RBC I A committee of town and county officials, districts, business and private citizens plan to meet this week and discuss utilizing Grand Junction’s Natural Resources Group and EIS Solutions to take further steps to support the Deserado Mine, the Bonanza Power Plant and, more broadly, the region’s coal, oil and gas industries.

CNCC College for Kids means fun, education

RANGELY I It’s sign-up time again for College For Kids through Colorado Northwestern Community College, with this year’s schedule offering new courses and discounted rates for multiple classes. Junior Pilots, Junior Rangers and Mad Scientists courses return to the scene this year, with instructors planning to mix the familiar with the new in each of […]

Environmental group files suit vs. Bonanza power plant

RBC I WildEarth Guardians, an environmental organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit late last month to halt the continued operation of the Bonanza power plant in Utah unless it makes substantial technological upgrades.

New Eden center finds new home

Rangely’s New Eden Pregnancy Care Services moved this month to 219 S. Sunset Ave., a two-bedroom house. The organization offers pregnant women and new mothers a space to visit as well as receive material, emotional and spiritual support. The center is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

RANGELY I New Eden Pregnancy Care Services in Rangely opened its doors for the second time to pregnant women and new mothers on May 2.

Dr. Casey Aguirre joins crew at Rangely District Hospital, specializes in osteopathy

RANGELY I After five years in Pueblo, completing his residency and working in the Centura Health system, Rangely District Hospital (RDH) physician Casey Aguirre is starting to get the feel of a smaller place. “You get a little bit less red tape and you can have a more hands-on approach,” said Aguirre, who came on […]