Parkview fundraiser…

Parkview Elementary School kindergartener Brielle Lucero, fourth-grader Kenzie Varner and kindergartener Zane Wiley hold up a graph showing each grade’s contributions to the “Pennies for Parkview” fundraiser, which will raise money for local breakfast and after-school programs until Spring Break. The schools raised more than $230 in the first week.

Parkview joins Read Across America

RANGELY I Parkview Elementary School (PVE) students, parents and community members will join millions of other readers across the nation to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2.

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.