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

The grand opening and first public viewing that the public saw of Rangely’s “The TANK” was held in September when residents and visitors were widely impressed with the sounds resounding through the tank.

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.

Friends seek funding to open the TANK

The Friends of the Tank have launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise $57,000 to open Rangely’s TANK for artist residencies and community outreach. The campaign is approximately halfway funded and ends Feb. 28. To make a pledge, go to www.kickstarter.com and search “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.

Rangely hospital and town fulfill dream of journey to Daytona 500

Rangely District Hospital long-term care patient Don Worrall and registered nurse Irene Kilbane, along with R.N. Wendy Campbell, will travel to NASCAR’S Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. this February. The trip, which Kilbane planned after Worrall expressed a lifelong dream to attend the race, has been largely funded through a GoFundMe campaign. To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/donworrall

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

From left: Kasen Aguirre, Jackson Aguirre, Matthew Morgan and Grady Aguirre haul a cartload of pumpkins during the Rangely Community Gardens’ October pumpkin giveaway. More than 800 pumpkins were given away free during the event.

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.

Night at Hogwarts an educational, funding success

The third annual Night at Hogwarts had the largest turnout yet Friday as Rangely’s Parkview Elementary School hosted approximately 350 children and adults, including families from Meeker, Vernal and Grand Junction. The fundraiser, brought in more than $6,000, up $1,600 from last year’s profits. The majority of funds will be distributed among teachers for school supplies, equipment and field trips.

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.

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.

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

Stephen Brackett, a member of Detour/Flobots, joined Parkview Elementary School’s fifth grade band class on Sept. 15 to teach students about different musical technologies and their expressions in everyday life. The Detour project traveled to 15 communities throughout Colorado in September, with the aim of bringing music back to its community-based collaborative roots.

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.”

Flobots sound tour to stop in Rangely

RANGELY I Rangely is one of 15 communities throughout the state that will host Colorado Creative Industries’ (CCI) Detour, a new pilot program that engages audiences directly with touring bands and musicians.

New and old events promise a wonderful weekend

RANGELY I Whether you’re stopping in for a day or making a long weekend of it, this year’s Septemberfest features many events people have come to expect from Rangely’s Labor Day weekend celebration. Popular newer activities also return to this year’s schedule, along with the first public opening of Rangely’s “Tank,” the water tank turned […]

Rangely loses Heritage Building & Home Center following liquidation

Heritage Building and Home Center on Main Street in Rangely, owned by John and Beckey Hume since 1997, will liquidate its inventory starting today and close its doors in September. The Humes cited a lagging economy, local competition and the appeal of online and big-box stores as factors in the decision.

RANGELY I Starting today, Rangely’s Heritage Building and Home Center will begin liquidating its store inventory with plans to close its doors next month.