Speed, ice cause several Rangely-area accidents

RANGELY I Three weather-related accidents in fewer than 24 hours caused damage to vehicles and injury to some occupants during the first substantial snowfall of the season Dec. 25 and 26.

22 young basketball players from Rangely hone their skills in Vernal

Twenty-two elementary school children from Rangely help make up three teams to compete in the Uintah Recreation District’s basketball league this fall. Coach Kyle Wren said that understanding the game and the importance of teamwork early on will benefit kids’ athletic futures and life skills.

RANGELY I Children shift from foot to foot, waiting their turn. Arranged in a meandering formation behind the free throw line, they watch closely as a small girl makes a basket just before the next player in line shoots a perfect free throw.

Rangely’s Christmasfest a mixed bag as far as attendance concerned; children enjoyed events

Rangely firefighter Mike Cushman kept his Christmas decorations, which depict a firefighter putting out a house fire, on familiar territory following his occupation. The lights, which depict two firemen and a pumper truck, are located at 215 W. Rio Blanco.

RANGELY I Depending on the event, this year’s Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Christmasfest saw both high attendance and low turnouts.

Slow speed zones fail to reduce wildlife collisions

It pays to be over-attentive when driving, as the driver of this Rangely truck learned recently. The vehicle sustained serious damage in a wildlife-related accident. The state has indicated that Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely and state Highway 13 between Rifle and Craig are among the top five highways in the state for the number of accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

RBC I Until the last couple of months, travelers on State Highway 13 between Meeker and Rifle were well-versed with the wildlife crossing zone mandating slower speeds at night during the fall and winter months. The zones, part of a 2010 traffic safety bill that attempted to slow drivers on 100 miles of Colorado roads, […]

Rangely chamber, rec center gear up for town’s Christmasfest

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District hosts a Charlie Brown-themed Christmasfest from Tuesday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 13. Tuesday morning kicks off the official activities with Christmasfest’s annual scavenger hunt. Beginning at 8 a.m., participants can pick up check sheets at the recreation center and head downtown to […]

Rangely incident brings warning of fraud for all in Rio Blanco County

RBC I When a telemarketer called Rangely resident René Harden last week, it seemed a little strange. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) prohibits sales calls before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m., and this one was made close to 9:30 p.m. The representative, who claimed to be from DISH Network, said […]

Holiday bazaar has long history

Crowds were down a bit on Sunday, but the annual Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) annual bazaar, held at the Rangely Elks Lodge, still saw good attendance numbers. Attendees were met by a sold out venue of 30 different vendors. ESA secretary Vicki Lane said the variety of products was greater this year and that the vendors combined efforts to connect with the attendees. There was even some price negotiating going on between buyers and vendors. And there were several people who did a lot of their Christmas shopping at the bazaar.

RANGELY I Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s annual holiday bazaar, now in its 51st year, is about raising funds for others in a spirit of service.

64 children join in ‘Aladdin’ production held in Rangely

There were 64 Rangely and area children who took part in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Aladdin” on Friday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Three of the top four lead roles went to Rangely children including Tommy Jarvis, above, as Aladdin, Phalon Osborn as Princess Dory and Alexis Wiley as Dinozade.

RANGELY I Missoula Children’s Theater participants performed its version of the classic children’s tale “Aladdin” to a packed house in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium Nov. 14.

Elizabeth Robinson Wiley celebrates 10 years of business in pottery studio

Elizabeth Robinson Wiley

RANGELY I When ceramic artist Elizabeth Robinson Wiley moved to Rangely 10 years ago, she had little idea how the community’s life would integrate with her own.

Veterans reflect on military life

Mike Gillard

RBC I Events like this week’s Veterans Memorial Park dedication tend to get people thinking. Below are highlights from interviews with three Rangely veterans who reflected on the meaning of recognition, remembrance and why they matter.

Korean War, WWII vets unveil Rangely’s veterans memorial

Veterans from World War II and the Korean War unveiled John Kobald’s “Sacrifice and Resolution” memorial for all Rio Blanco County veterans on Tuesday afternoon in Rangely.

RANGELY I Cold, clear weather marked the Veterans Day unveiling of the sculpture “Sacrifice and Resolution” in Rangely’s Hefley Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Rangely Community Gardens ends season by giving away 550 whole pumpkins


RANGELY I The Rangely Community Gardens finished its 2014 season by handing out more than 550 pumpkins to children and community members before Halloween. Since the Gardens’ inception in 2011, organizer Sharon Stewart has held fast to the idea of growing pumpkins for kids. Part of the reason was nostalgia.