Colorado Northwestern athletes give back to community

The Colorado Northwestern Community College’s women’s basketball team worked with honor society Phi Theta Kappa to collect five boxes of food at the basketball teams’ home games against the College of Eastern Utah on Jan. 25. The drive is part of CNCC athletic teams’ larger effort to create and participate in events that link students and the community.

RANGELY I While Colorado Northwestern Community College athletic teams use their experiences on the court, field or arena to hone skills and spur on improvement, the teams’ community efforts speak to a different kind of drive.

Little Points of Light in need of funds

RANGELY I Following the kickoff to its Little Points of Light campaign last month, Horizons Specialized Services of Northwest Colorado continues to accept funds for Rio Blanco County Early Intervention and Family Support Services.

Local non-profit group came through when needed

Heather Zadra

EDITOR’S NOTE — Other than to wish the best to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, I didn’t have a whole lot to add with a column while our Rangely correspondent, Heather Zadra, had a much more important message to get out to many parents in Rio Blanco County who may need help. Therefore, my window […]

CenturyLink fire knocks out data services

RANGELY I A horse barn in Bailey, Colo., that caught fire Friday burned CenturyLink fiber optic lines along the property’s easement and caused outages to more than 17,000 residents across Colorado, public relations manager Randy Krause said Monday.

Rangely man inducted into Sports Hall of Fame at Adams State

Paul Conrad, left, married his wife, Sharon, right, the same year his 1962 Adams State College Indians football team came back from a 20-0 halftime deficit to beat Northern Illinois University in the Mineral Bowl. The football team was inducted into the Adams State University Hall of Fame last fall, and this photo was taken at that induction.

RANGELY I Last fall, Adams State University inducted one of the most successful football teams in the school’s history into its Hall of Fame. Among the players honored was longtime Colorado Northwestern Community College baseball and basketball coach Paul Conrad, a middle linebacker for the Adams State College Indians from 1960 to 1962.

Snow in Rangely…


Although Rangely hasn’t seen a substantial snowstorm since December, small accumulations of two inches or less over the last month have made for passable sledding conditions on the hills next to Rangely High School.

Agencies working for countywide trail plan

RBC I Dozens of people attended the public meetings in Rangely and Meeker last week to discuss a master trails plan for Rio Blanco County. The plan, once carried out, would give residents and visitors access to approximately 1,000 miles of trails for motorized and non-motorized use county-wide.

Mountain inversion…


Park Mountain, standing 18 miles south of Rangely at the end of Dragon Road, remained shrouded in clouds for a week in early December as an inversion covering the valleys of eastern Utah and western Colorado persisted.

Rangely holiday vouchers up by 10 percent this year

RANGELY I Rangely’s fifth annual Shop ‘N’ Dine program, which ran through the month of November and ended Dec. 2, gave out approximately 10 percent more in voucher dollars than the amount distributed at last year’s event, Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius said Friday.

Rangely firefighters contain mobile home fire

RANGELY I Firefighters with the Rangely Rural Fire Protection District (RRFPD) contained a residential fire to the back third of a trailer home after a space heater reportedly being used to defrost frozen water lines ignited combustible material beneath the trailer on Sunday night.

Elks Christmas in Rangely feeds 120 children and 70 families

Mom Marisela Preciado and Elks member Cody Reed stand with Preciado’s 7-year-old son, Xavier, whose name was drawn for one of the large prizes at the Elks Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 21. Between personal and business donations and the Elks Club’s own contributions, approximately $2,500 goes into hosting the party each year. The entire operation, including the food and gifts, costs about $8,000.

RANGELY I More than 120 children and 70 families experienced the community’s generosity this Christmas as Rangely Elks Lodge No. 1907 hosted its third annual Children’s Christmas Party and distributed food boxes to dozens of local families.

Remodeling of CNCC Rector Building is on schedule, budget

Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Building has reached the midpoint of a 4,500-square-foot remodel and expansion project slated for completion by mid-March. The $3.8 million project moved forward with funds originally set aside for a wellness center.

RANGELY I Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Rector Building renovation, which includes a 120-seat lecture hall expansion, is on schedule and on budget, facilities director John Bottelberghe said last week. The Rector Sciences Building, with naming rights still up for grabs for the state-of-the-art lecture hall, is slated for a March 19 finish by Grand Junction […]