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.

Slow speed zones fail to reduce wildlife collisions

It pays to be over-attentive when driving, as the driver of this Rangely truck learned recently. The vehicle sustained serious damage in a wildlife-related accident. The state has indicated that Highway 64 between Meeker and Rangely and state Highway 13 between Rifle and Craig are among the top five highways in the state for the number of accidents between vehicles and wildlife.

RBC I Until the last couple of months, travelers on State Highway 13 between Meeker and Rifle were well-versed with the wildlife crossing zone mandating slower speeds at night during the fall and winter months. The zones, part of a 2010 traffic safety bill that attempted to slow drivers on 100 miles of Colorado roads, […]

Rangely chamber, rec center gear up for town’s Christmasfest

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District hosts a Charlie Brown-themed Christmasfest from Tuesday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 13. Tuesday morning kicks off the official activities with Christmasfest’s annual scavenger hunt. Beginning at 8 a.m., participants can pick up check sheets at the recreation center and head downtown to […]

Rangely incident brings warning of fraud for all in Rio Blanco County

RBC I When a telemarketer called Rangely resident René Harden last week, it seemed a little strange. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) prohibits sales calls before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m., and this one was made close to 9:30 p.m. The representative, who claimed to be from DISH Network, said […]

Holiday bazaar has long history

Crowds were down a bit on Sunday, but the annual Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) annual bazaar, held at the Rangely Elks Lodge, still saw good attendance numbers. Attendees were met by a sold out venue of 30 different vendors. ESA secretary Vicki Lane said the variety of products was greater this year and that the vendors combined efforts to connect with the attendees. There was even some price negotiating going on between buyers and vendors. And there were several people who did a lot of their Christmas shopping at the bazaar.

RANGELY I Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s annual holiday bazaar, now in its 51st year, is about raising funds for others in a spirit of service.

64 children join in ‘Aladdin’ production held in Rangely

There were 64 Rangely and area children who took part in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Aladdin” on Friday at the Rangely Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Three of the top four lead roles went to Rangely children including Tommy Jarvis, above, as Aladdin, Phalon Osborn as Princess Dory and Alexis Wiley as Dinozade.

RANGELY I Missoula Children’s Theater participants performed its version of the classic children’s tale “Aladdin” to a packed house in the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium Nov. 14.