Economic development projects advancing throughout county

RBC I Economic development projects in Rio Blanco County (RBC) are moving forward, among them the launch of two Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite offices and assessing the economic impacts of coal in the region. RBC Economic Development Coordinator Katelin Cook said the SBDC satellites, located in the Meeker and Rangely Area Chamber of […]

Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce to roll out season of new programs

RANGELY I The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce will launch three new programs in February to acknowledge residents’ community contributions and encourage local spending.

Rangely VFW seeks to increase involvement

Veterans of Foreign Wars Colorado District Commander Mark Wick and State Surgeon Ed Aitken recently presented Rangely VFW Post No. 5261 Commander John “Hoot” Gibson and former commander Corky Powell Sr. with a certificate commemorating the post’s 50th year in existence.

RANGELY I At the turn of the 20th century, veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection formed local groups to garner resources and support for soldiers newly returned from combat.

Rangely seeks new location for bio-waste disposal site

RANGELY I Following discussions about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Plan, a meeting Jan. 6 between the BLM, town and county officials turned to alternatives for Rangely’s former tree dump site.

Rangely, county, BLM examine changes in plans for OHV trails

RBC I Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rio Blanco County and Town of Rangely officials met Jan. 6 to discuss the BLM’s White River Resource Management Plan (RMP) in the context of county plans to implement an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Master Trails Plan, which was adopted last year.

National Hike/Bike to School Day…


Bicycles parked outside Parkview Elementary School in Rangely represented just a segment of the nearly 300 Rangely children who participated in National Hike/Bike to School Day on Oct. 8. More than 90 preschool and kindergarten-aged children, 80 elementary children and 120 middle and high school students joined in the annual activity, the second annual event […]

Christmas tree dump site…


The Town of Rangely’s Christmas tree dump site on Purdy Road on Rangely’s northeast end doesn’t have any Christmas trees yet, but it soon could. The town is accepting discarded trees at the site until Jan. 15.

Hill fog…

Strong wind blows the air up a slope near Chase Draw west of Rangely, cooling the air and condensing the moisture. The effect is of steam rising from the hillsides, although the actual result is called a “hill fog.” It is not a common occurrence, but the weather in the past week has created this phenomenon.

Frosty weather…

A hard frost Friday night left its trademark crystals on trees, grasses and even spiderwebs Saturday morning. In the first few days of the new year, temperatures will climb into the high 20s but are not projected to get much, if any, above freezing.

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.