More locals fare well in annual Rangely racquetball tourney

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. Share on Facebook

‘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. Share on Facebook

Rangely’s ‘The TANK’ getting closer to meeting funding goal

RANGELY I For 60 years, retired schoolteacher Bill Mitchem and his wife, Martha, watched trends in Rangely come and go, from mutton chops to Madonna. Other ideas, they learned, had staying power. Share on Facebook

Friends seek funding to open the TANK

RANGELY I For the non-profit organization The Friends of the TANK, a journey of three years began with a single donation. Share on Facebook

Rangely hospital and town fulfill dream of journey to Daytona 500

RANGELY I It wasn’t a dream to be shared with just anyone. Especially now, when the hope of its happening had faded—faded, he thought, like the strength that once flowed from him, before the multiple sclerosis had sapped it over 13 long years. Luckily, Don Worrall wasn’t prone to pity. The dream itself, to attend […]

Rangely Community Gardens wraps up fruitful season

RANGELY I The Rangely Community Gardens wrapped up a diverse and fruitful season this month with its annual pumpkin giveaway to all children in Rangely and Dinosaur. Share on Facebook

Night at Hogwarts an educational, funding success

RANGELY I Parkview Elementary School’s third annual Night at Hogwarts saw its highest turnout to date as approximately 350 children and adults, including families from Meeker, Vernal and Grand Junction, attended the fundraiser Friday night. Share on Facebook

Halloween a’coming…

A dressed-down skeleton lounges on a bench, ready to welcome visitors to a home on South White Avenue in Rangely. The decoration is one of many around town heralding the coming of Halloween. Share on Facebook

Travel back in time…

Park Ranger Jan uses a laser light to point out details of the Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Exhibit Hall’s wall of dinosaur bones. Third-graders from Parkview Elementary School in Rangely took a field trip to the quarry and visitor’s center on Oct. 14, when they learned about, saw and touched a variety of fossils from […]

Hogwarts returns…

A Night At Hogwarts returns to Parkview Elementary School on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The Harry Potter-themed fundraiser helps cover teachers’ extra supply costs and pays for the event’s continuation. Last year, the event drew more than 300 people and raised $4,400. There are $10 family tickets and $3 individual tickets that can […]

Rangely Detour project features song sharing

RANGELY I In a large, open room framed by mirrors, a group of children and adults huddle, count to three. In unison, they belt out the chorus of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Share on Facebook