Moms’ support group keeps efforts local

RANGELY I The needs haven’t changed. If anything, they have increased. That’s why the leaders of a moms’ support group decided to keep all of their efforts — and money — local. Share on Facebook

Artistic commitment

Some actors really know how to get into a role. Caleb Dodds agreed to have his head shaved in order to play Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in Saturday’s performances of “Annie Jr.” Share on Facebook

A sense of touch

What others might see as handicaps, Brian Watson considers advantages in his job as a massage therapist MEEKER I Brian Watson is good at working with his hands. In his line of work, that’s an important skill to have. Watson is a professional massage therapist and master body worker. He is also legally blind and […]

Rangely honors players at football awards banquet

RANGELY I Even though the Panthers didn’t win a game, they had some outstanding individual performances. Rangely finished the football season with an 0-9 record, but senior running back/linebacker Cole Barlow’s efforts were noticed by opposing Western Slope League coaches, who named him to the all-conference first team. Share on Facebook


Profession, passions keep Meeker’s Ed Coryell on the go MEEKER I Rancher. Branding inspector. School board member. Fair board president. Youth sports referee. Yes, Ed Coryell likes to keep busy. “I don’t know how he does it,” said his son-in-law and ranching partner Shane Phelan. “I know he has a meeting almost every night. Some […]

Gutierrez returning to Herald Times helm

RBC I In a few weeks, Bobby Gutierrez will step back into his previous role at the Herald Times. Jeff Burkhead will step down as editor of the Herald Times at the end of November, while Gutierrez will return to the position he previously held for two years. Share on Facebook

4 Days of our Lives…

So far, so good for Rangely’s four-day school experiment RANGELY I The school day is longer, the week is shorter and absences are down. An early report card on the four-day school week would give the district a passing grade. Share on Facebook

Lady Panthers looking to win in this trip to state tourney

For the second time in three years, the Lady Panthers are going to the state volleyball tournament. This year, though, is different. They won’t be happy just to have made it this far. They want to win. Rangely lost all three of its matches in pool play at the 2008 state tournament. Share on Facebook

Pilot’s wife dies in chopper crash up Wilson Creek

MEEKER I It could be months before investigators know — or at least reveal — the cause of a fatal helicopter crash Nov. 3 up Wilson Creek, in northern Rio Blanco County, close to the Moffat County line. “I’ll have a preliminary report by the end of the week, but the factual report will take […]

Lady Panthers get No. 3 seed at state

RANGELY I Win the Western Slope League championship. Check. Win the district tournament. Check. Win the regional tournament. Check. Next on the Lady Panther’s to-do list — win the state volleyball tournament. “Our first goal was to be league champs, then win district, then win regionals,” said Rangely coach Jimmie Mergelman. “Now their goal is […]

Rangely’s Harris, Hood combine to create fiction series

Rod Harris was a cop. He didn’t consider himself a writer. “Are you kidding me?” said Harris, who grew up in Rangely and returned in 2006 after his retirement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “I’m not a literary-type person, I will be very honest with you. But I found somebody who was just […]

Cowboys’ season, playoff hopes end

MEEKER I It wasn’t the finish they hoped for, but in spite of a lopsided loss to end the season, the Cowboys can still hold their heads high. “With all the injuries and young players playing at the end of the year, 5-4 (the team’s final record) was probably about as well as we could […]