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.

Rangely blood drive to commemorate infant’s life

RANGELY I On March 23, 2010, Kathy and Ian Kottenstette met their infant daughter, Makayla Jane. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and she was perfect. “She was a very mellow little girl,” Kathy Kottenstette recalled. “The few times she would get fussy, Ian or I would say something, and it would calm her down. […]

CNCC Foundation Dinner will be held in Rangely on March 29

RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will host its annual dinner dance March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Weiss Colorado Room on the Rangely campus.

Rangely’s Huitt unopposed; four vie for town board seats

RANGELY I On April 1, Rangely residents will elect three of four candidates running for seats on the Rangely Town Council.

Kristin Steele hired as executive director of Rangely’s chamber

RANGELY I Kristin Steele wanted to return to her hometown of Rangely after earning her bachelor of arts degree in mass communication at Colorado Mesa University in December, but she had no idea how it would happen.

Hair donations just one of many CNCC activities available

Colorado Northwestern Community College sophomore Alyssa Magalong, left, the 2013-2014 Miss Colorado Teen and The Pageant U.S. National Teen, grins with her hairstylist, Gina, in July after cutting off her ponytail for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation program. Magalong, CNCC LearningTrek students and the community education department are promoting a ponytail cutting event on March 20 to benefit women with cancer. There are a number of other classes/activities just picking up for the spring semester, just for education, some for community involvement and some for fun.

RANGELY I A hair donation drive to benefit women battling cancer is one of several community education course offerings at Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) this spring.

State awards funds for breast-feeding groups in Rangely; Meeker is later

RANGELY I A breast-feeding support group cosponsored by the Rio Blanco County Women, Infant and Children (WIC) office and Rangely District Hospital (RDH) held its first meeting last week for expectant and nursing mothers in Rangely.

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.