Three seek two seats on WRBM Park and Rec. board

Three candidates are running for two positions on the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) Board of Directors in Tuesday’s election at the Rangely Town Hall.

Seven seeking seat on Rangely hospital board

RANGELY I Voters will elect two of seven candidates to the Rangely District Hospital (RDH) board of directors in a coordinated polling place election with the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District May 6.

Rangely Little League teams raise money

RANGELY I Three new Rangely Little League teams will spend the next month trying to meet a $1,500 to $2,000 fundraising goal for costs associated with joining the league, coach and organizer Jerry LeBleu said this week.

370 people take part in Rangely Health fair

RANGELY I Approximately 370 people attended blood pre-draws March 21-22 and the Rangely Community Health Fair on Saturday morning to have blood drawn for various screening tests, numbers that suggest attendance is holding steady in the health fair’s third year independent of the Channel 9Health Fair.

Fire on hay hauler shuts down Hwy 64

A Reynolds Nationwide semi tractor and trailer out of San Antonio, Texas, caught fire on Melon Hill outside of Rangely Saturday afternoon when hay stacked too close to the semi’s exhaust pipe ignited, spreading to other bales and falling onto the tractor as the driver separated it from the trailer.

RANGELY I A semi-tractor trailer hauling approximately 20 one-ton bales of hay caught fire Saturday afternoon, destroying the tractor and closing Highway 64 west of Rangely for four hours.

RHS senior Tessa Slagle represents state in D.C.; learns Washington ways

Tessa Slagle, right, a senior at Rangely High School, meets with Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, left, outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.  during a week spent in the nation’s capitol as one of two Colorado students chosen  for a U.S. Senate-sponsored program to acquaint students with the workings of the federal government. At center is high school senior Chinmay Pandit of Fort Collins.

RANGELY I Rangely High School senior Tessa Slagle, one of two Colorado delegates chosen for the 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP), returned last month from “Washington Week,” part of a national initiative aimed at helping students understand the inner workings of the U.S. government and to encourage careers in public service.

Harlem Ambassadors thrill Rangely children and adults with fun basketball

Audience members join in a dance number with the Harlem Ambassadors March 24 in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gym. Rangely residents packed the stands for the Harlem Ambassadors vs. Rangely All-Stars basketball game. The event was sponsored by the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce.

RANGELY I A Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored community event drew more than 250 people to the Rangely Junior-Senior High School gymnasium on March 24.

22 donate hair to aid cancer victims

2013-2014 Miss Colorado Teen and The Pageant U.S. National Teen Alyssa Magalong, a sophomore at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely stands behind locks of hair cut during the Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event March 20. Twenty-two donors gave a combined 247 inches of hair to the organization, which makes real-hair wigs for women with cancer. The event ties into Magalong’s pageant platform, Support for Cancer Patients.

RANGELY I Twenty-two donors ages 6 to 43 donated a combined 247 inches of hair at the Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail cutting event on March 20 on the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) campus in Rangely.

Consultants will move ahead with expanded trails master plan

RBC I Great Outdoors Consultants (GOC), the company hired in November to create a trails master plan for motorized — and non-motorized use in Rio Blanco County, presented several trail concepts at the second of three public workshops during March in Rangely and Meeker.

Rangely voters set town board; parks to WRBM

RANGELY I Tuesday’s municipal election in Rangely selected the mayor and two town board members and decided whether or not to convey several town parks and properties to the control of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM).

Rector Sciences Bldg. remodel nearly done

Contractors will wrap up work on Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Sciences Building in the next two to three weeks, facilities director John Bottelberghe said last week. The building will include a 120-seat lecture hall expansion and renovated classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces.

RANGELY I Grand Junction’s Asset Engineering Limited has finished the remodeling portion of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Sciences Building, complete with a 120-seat lecture hall expansion scheduled for completion in the next two to three weeks.

Rangely’s BTI Services closes; eight lose jobs

A BTI truck moves equipment from its Rangely lease space on River Road, the former office of KR Fishing and Rental. The oil and gas fishing and rental company closed its doors Monday, laying off eight employees and moving all equipment out this week.

RANGELY I Oil and gas fishing and rental company BTI Services closed its Rangely office this week, laying off eight employees Monday morning and removing equipment from its lease space on River Road this week.