Repairs nearly completed after 4-H pen electrical fire

A roustabout crew hired by WPX Energy finished most of the 4-H pen rebuild project in Rangely in just over a week. On Wednesday, the building frame was in place. By Sunday afternoon, the building was complete, replacing the old pen, which was severely damaged in a fire on May 5.

RANGELY I In just over a week, workers have nearly completed rebuilding the 4-H pen that burned in an electrical fire May 5, killing several 4-H project pigs and severely damaging the structure.

Donors replace pigs, pens after Rangely fire; more aid needed

RANGELY I After an electrical fire at the Rangely 4-H community pens killed several 4-H project pigs and damaged the structure more than a week ago, residents and sympathizers are responding to the organization’s needs.

Special permit given…

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In separate meetings during April, the Rio Blanco County Planning Board and County Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit for The Friends of the Tank, the group that initiated a Kickstarter campaign last March to raise more than $46,000 for an unused water tank west of Rangely to become an educational and recording sound space.

Diane Sizemore is named as EC Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Brenda Hopson, right, president of Rangely’s Epsilon Chi service sorority, presents its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award to Rangely’s Diane Sizemore, left, on March 1 for all the volunteer work she does in the local schools and around the community.

RANGELY I Epsilon Chi, the Rangely chapter of the international service organization Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA), awarded its inaugural Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award to Diane Sizemore on May 1.

Fire at Rangely 4-H pens leaves 5 pigs dead, 2 hurt

RANGELY I A fire ignited by an electrical source killed five pigs and injured two more in one of two Rangely 4-H community pens on Monday afternoon.

Jeep events a Rangely success

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Unlimited competitor 14-year-old Olivia Messer from Fresno, Calif., rolls down the A3 obstacle during competition. Nobody was injured in the hard-hitting rollover.

Last weekend’s World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship event in Rangely, the second of three Western competitions in rock crawling, saw 18 pairs and individuals compete despite difficult weather that affected performances, WE Rock business manager Shelley Krehbiel-Klein said this week.

Parkview students learn variety of new instruments

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Musician and educator Michael Stanwood showed students how to play a didgeridoo, an aboriginal wind instrument from Australia, and gave them some practice playing one themselves as part of two Parkview Elementary School assemblies featuring instruments from around the world, presented April 15.
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Musician, visual artist and educator Michael Stanwood introduced Parkview Elementary School students to a variety of ethnic instruments on April 15 in an assembly program sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

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.