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.

RDH funding issues aren’t uncommon

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital’s recent financial woes mirror those of hundreds of rural hospitals struggling to absorb hits from mandatory federal regulations, health provider shortages and decreased patient volumes, hospital administrators said last week.

Rangely Racquetball Tourney draws largest local crowd in event history

Pat Franz, left, and Tywayne DeCuir, both of Rangely, compete for first place in the Men’s A Division during last weekend’s Rangely Racquetball Tournament.

RANGELY I The highest local participation the Rangely Racquetball Tournament has ever seen highlighted last weekend’s event at the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation Center.

Winning weight lifter…

Rangely resident Brittanie Meinzer took first place in her weight class and age division at the American Powerlifting Federation’s Utah State Championships and National Qualifier at West Jordan’s Elite Performance Gym on Feb. 28. In addition to earning top honors for the highest combined total in squat (198 pounds), bench press (131 pounds) and dead lift (298 pounds), Meinzer, a mother of three, set new personal bests in all three categories.

Chautauqua show revives past, brings Black History Month to life

Scholar-actor Charles Everett Pace speaks as abolitionist Frederick Douglass as part of the Black History Live Tour at Colorado Northwestern Community College on Feb. 24.

RANGELY I As he spoke, there were moments I forgot he wasn’t Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It shouldn’t have been hard to remember. The modern-day camera resting comfortably in my hands, the iPhone app recording his words should have been reminder enough. There were anachronisms, too, like the wireless microphone he held and the […]

Rangely racquetball…

Last year’s Rangely Racquetball Tournament had family members, from left,  Aiaga Roffey (first in Women’s A division), daughter Adena Duncan (first in Women’s D division) and husband Ed Roffey (second in Men’s Open division) taking home handmade, one-of-a-kind tournament souvenirs made by Rangely potter Elizabeth Robinson Wiley. While sign-up closed on Monday, the tournament will be held Friday through Sunday at the Rangely Recreation Center.