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.

Rangely Council OKs OHVs on roads in town, not highway

RANGELY I The Rangely Town Council voted last week to replace sections of the town’s municipal code to allow off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public roads.

Rangely church youth spruce up offices of New Eden Pregnancy Care Services

Several middle and high school students from Rangely painted the New Eden Pregnancy Care Services office in Rangely recently. The youth completed the work as part of InStep Youth Ministry’s summer mission project.

RANGELY I More than a dozen InStep Youth Ministry students recently spent two days scraping, painting and trimming Rangely’s New Eden Pregnancy Care Services office at 219 S. Sunset Ave.

Softball All-Stars go to state, learn more than fast-pitch

Colorado River Valley All-Star Kara Morgan of New Castle was catcher at this year’s fast-pitch softball Little League state tournament. The team, made up of 14-and-under players from Rangely, Meeker, Rifle and New Castle, won its first game at tate against the Westminster All-Stars, but lost the last two, including the game above, against Pueblo, which won the state title.

RANGELY I The journey to a state championship may have been cut short for the Colorado River Valley All-Stars this season, but its lessons have already carried the players beyond the scope of fast-pitch softball.

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.