Branding time…

Logan Hill of Rangely’s Cripple Cowboy Cow Outfit watches Saturday as a herd of cattle makes its way to corrals for calves to be branded and immunized. Like many ranchers in the county, the sixth-generation family business began its branding season earlier this month and will continue through June, when the cattle will be moved up to summer grazing lands.

CNCC campus takes notice of the Holocaust, other world genocides

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week included lectures on the circumstances that led up to and perpetuated the Holocaust and resistance to it, along with discussions about the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides. One flag in the Field of Flags in front of the McLaughlin Building represented 5,000 lives lost, with each color representing a different ethnic, social or political group.

RANGELY I In the rush and hurry of everyday life, it can be easy to forget. Only rarely do most of us think about the millions of Jewish people and millions more who, for their ethnicity, religion or politics, died as part of a mass genocide initiated by Germany’s Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945.

CNCC gearing up for increase in ‘Reach Your Peak’ camp offerings

RANGELY I If earning college scholarship money, finding a career path and inspiring lifelong interests sound like good ways to fill your kids’ time this summer, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) can help.

Rangely Community Gardens gears up for next growing season

Children’s Gardens participants Braden Lucas and Susie Gillard harvested green tomatoes last fall. The Gardens is gearing up for a variety of children’s activities this spring and summer, with all community children welcome to attend.

RANGELY I If this spring is any indication, Rangely Community Gardens organizers will continue building on a sturdy foundation of gardening and community involvement.

Williams Pipeline’s Day of Caring helps Rangely Community Gardens

A crew from Williams Pipeline made major additions to the Rangely Community Gardens during its annual Day of Caring on March 31. From left to right are: Caleb Wiley, Lehi Smith, Deejay Chivers, Lori Lazarus, Steve Mahler, Rhet Tinker, Tyson Hacking, Kenny Fuller, Micky Kiever, Robert Baughman and Kevin Keel. Kneeling, from left, are: Joe Kerksieck, Otis Wiley and Zane Wiley.

RANGELY I Last summer, 9-year-old Adywen Meeks grew her first vegetables and flowers in a four-by-four foot plot at Rangely Children’s Garden.

Youth wrestlers from 10 area teams begin season in Rangely


RANGELY I On April 4, 368 wrestlers from 10 teams, including 100 participants from Rangely and Meeker, joined in the Northwest Colorado Wrestling League’s first tournament of the year at the Rangely Junior-Senior High School.

Former coach honored at Rangely Youth Wrestling Tournament

Rangely youth wrestlers take a “champion’s stance” during Saturday’s dedication of the Rangely Youth Wrestling Tournament as the Bill Turner and Family Legacy Day.

RANGELY I At first, the Rangely Youth Wrestling Tournament felt like any other kickoff to the youth wrestling season.

Rangely, county sharing dispatch duties for town

RBC I Losing three of a police department’s dispatchers, two of them in a 45-day period, is a challenge no department wants to face. In February, that is exactly what happened to the Rangely Police Department when two dispatchers found other positions and a third was dismissed.

Pennies for Parkview…

Rangely’s Parkview Elementary School’s three second-grade classes brought in more than $350 for the Pennies for Parkview fundraiser, which raised $1,135 for local breakfast and after-school programs and spring activities. As a reward, the classes enjoyed an ice cream sundae party at Elks Park on March 19.

Man dies from gunshot wound

RANGELY I A Rangely area man died following an accidental gunshot wound Thursday afternoon, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

Rangely memorial blood drive Friday

RANGELY I Each year has something to teach Ian and Kathy Kottenstette.

Who’s there?

Fitting right in with the color of the sunset against these trees on Monday at Elks Park in Rangely is a greater horned owl, watching over his domain for some tasty morsel that just may wander by, carelessly watching the sunset instead of the surrounding trees.