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 […]

Environmental group files suit vs. Bonanza power plant

RBC I WildEarth Guardians, an environmental organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit late last month to halt the continued operation of the Bonanza power plant in Utah unless it makes substantial technological upgrades.

New Eden center finds new home

Rangely’s New Eden Pregnancy Care Services moved this month to 219 S. Sunset Ave., a two-bedroom house. The organization offers pregnant women and new mothers a space to visit as well as receive material, emotional and spiritual support. The center is open Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

RANGELY I New Eden Pregnancy Care Services in Rangely opened its doors for the second time to pregnant women and new mothers on May 2.

Dr. Casey Aguirre joins crew at Rangely District Hospital, specializes in osteopathy

RANGELY I After five years in Pueblo, completing his residency and working in the Centura Health system, Rangely District Hospital (RDH) physician Casey Aguirre is starting to get the feel of a smaller place. “You get a little bit less red tape and you can have a more hands-on approach,” said Aguirre, who came on […]

Rangely High School academic awards presented

RANGELY I At Rangely High School’s academic awards program May 13, the following students were recognized for high performance, service and leadership:

Graduation for Rangely High seniors is Sunday

RANGELY I What stands out about this year’s Rangely High School graduation ceremony, aside from the accomplishments of the class being graduated, is its concurrence with another notable weekend event: Memorial Day.

Repairs nearly completed after 4-H pen electrical fire

A roustabout crew hired by WPX Energy finished most of the 4-H pen rebuild project in Rangely in just over a week. On Wednesday, the building frame was in place. By Sunday afternoon, the building was complete, replacing the old pen, which was severely damaged in a fire on May 5.

RANGELY I In just over a week, workers have nearly completed rebuilding the 4-H pen that burned in an electrical fire May 5, killing several 4-H project pigs and severely damaging the structure.

Donors replace pigs, pens after Rangely fire; more aid needed

RANGELY I After an electrical fire at the Rangely 4-H community pens killed several 4-H project pigs and damaged the structure more than a week ago, residents and sympathizers are responding to the organization’s needs.

Special permit given…


In separate meetings during April, the Rio Blanco County Planning Board and County Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit for The Friends of the Tank, the group that initiated a Kickstarter campaign last March to raise more than $46,000 for an unused water tank west of Rangely to become an educational and recording sound space.