Dinosaur woman gives back by working at food bank, thrift store

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DINOSAUR I Sometimes getting help can be the stimulus to pay it forward down the line. That’s what happened to Dinosaur resident Valerie Page, who left Rapid City, S.D, in February with 17-year-old daughter Makayla to come to Colorado. The circumstances of their move forced them to arrive in Dinosaur with almost nothing.

Water tank…

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Alan Ducey of Ducey’s Electric, Friends of the Tank executives Bruce Odland, Lois LaFond and Mark McCoin and Moon Lake Electric Association (MLEA) District Manager Bob Kissling discuss the logistics of connecting power to the water tank west of Rangely.

Noted woodcarver revs up saw for CNCC sculptures

Ron Eye, a master carver from Vernal, Utah, commissioned to create three sculptures for Colorado Northwestern Community College, uses a Stihl chainsaw to coax a Spartan from the stump of a Chinese elm tree. Eye, who completed a 16-foot sculpture for Meeker’s Highlands Cemetery last week, swept June’s “Whittle the Wood Rendezvous” in Craig, winning first place in the judge’s, artist’s and people’s choice categories.

RANGELY I At first glance, master wood carver Ron Eye looks like just another guy wearing hunter-orange camo chaps and wielding a chainsaw.

Kids benefit from early signup as 4-H members

RBC I Although most 4-H clubs won’t begin project work until next year, enrolling your child in 4-H now comes with some benefits.

‘Alice’ a success with Children’s Theater

Rangely Junior High School seventh-grader Raelynn Norman as Alice, and the White Rabbit, portrayed by Missoula Children’s Theater actor/director Ethan Park, consider the nonsense of others not knowing who you are and not always being sure yourself.

RANGELY I Fifty-four Rangely elementary, middle and high school students performed Missoula Children’s Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday night, bringing approximately 300 people to the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

Fall festival…

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Colorado Northwestern Community College LeaderTrek learning community students organized a Fall Festival for children at Rangely’s Elks Park on Saturday.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ draws 150 to promote reading

Cheri Smith, transformed into a goblin banker at Gringotts Wizarding Bank, trades Muggles’ cash for galleons.

RANGELY I Rangely’s inaugural “A Night at Hogwarts” program drew more than 150 children and parents to Parkview Elementary School on Friday, raising approximately $1,200 for next year’s Harry Potter-themed literacy event.

Lego Club draws lots of interest at Rangely school

RANGELY I Approximately 65 students and dozens of parents turned out for Parkview Elementary School’s inaugural Lego Club meeting in the school gymnasium on Oct. 15.

‘A Night at Hogwarts’ brings Potter to life

RANGELY I From Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans to a potions class and Quidditch games, this Friday’s “A Night At Hogwarts” event promises an evening that Rangely families won’t soon forget.

Rangely school board candidates address wide variety of topics

RANGELY I Five candidates vying for two Rangely School District RE-4 school board positions discussed government control of education and the district’s challenges and strengths, among other topics, at a Meet the Candidates forum sponsored by the Rangely Community Education Association (RCEA) on Oct. 9.

Community helps with trees

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RANGELY I As Rangely resident Barb Chism, her family and their friends gathered on Grand Avenue on Oct. 4, the morning after an early fall snowstorm wreaked havoc on the area’s trees and power system, their goal was simple: to get the Chism’s yard cleaned up, then move on to the neighbors’ yards on the […]

Autumn storm downs trees, power lines

Rangely residents are facing a long-term clean up from the early autumn storm.

RANGELY I An early fall storm dropped between five and eight inches of snow on Meeker and Rangely Thursday night and early Friday, knocking out many county residents’ power for the better part of two days and severely damaging hundreds of trees.