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

Matt Scoggins

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


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


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 […]