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.

Carnival encourages reading…

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Approximately 380 children gathered in Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume sugar on Aug. 5 for the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.

Rangely area author to hold local book signing Saturday

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RANGELY I Blue Mountain author Lou Dean knows how to write about hardship.

Rangely Library summer reading carnival…

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Approximately 300 children arrived at Rangely’s town square to play games, ride horses, win prizes and consume their fair share of sugar on Aug. 5 at the Rangely Library’s annual summer reading carnival.

Rangely trail project advances while new veterans’ memorial park nears completion

Town of Rangely employees, subcontracted to the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, cut walkways through Hefley Park in west Rangely last week. The space, which will become a veterans’ memorial park, will feature a 1 1/4-life-sized soldier statue created by Meeker artist John Kobald and funded through collaborative efforts of the Meeker and Rangely VFWs, government entities, businesses and individuals in 2012-2013. An identical statue was unveiled on Meeker’s courthouse lawn on July 4, 2013.

Town of Rangely employees, subcontracted to the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, cut walkways through Hefley Park in west Rangely last week. The space, which will become a veterans’ memorial park, will feature a 1 1/4-life-sized soldier statue created by Meeker artist John Kobald and funded through

BLM and county join efforts to clean dump areas outside Rangely

County workers cut cable excavated from an illegal dump site in Gillam Draw, southeast of Rangely. The Bureau of Land Management and the Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department worked together to remove more than a dozen dump truck loads from the ravine and a nearby shooting range last week.

RBC I It has taken time, but the efforts to clean up illegal dump sites around Rangely will no longer be necessary in some distant future.