Visit the new Tank…

Rangely’s “The Tank,” now the International Center for Sonic Arts, will welcome the public to open hours over Septemberfest (Labor Day) weekend. To schedule an individual or group session on  Sunday or Monday, contact Heather Zadra at 629-9937. This weekend: Saturday, join musicians and sound artists at the Tank from 9 to 11 a.m. to see how the space transforms sound into something all its own; Sunday, individual/group sessions and from 7 to 9 p.m., join the Friends of the Tank for another sound session at the Tank; Monday, individual/group sessions and visit the Tank’s booth at Septemberfest’s craft fair in Elks Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Parkview Elementary School music students join the Friends of the Tank for sound workshops.

CNCC fall classes to begin

MEEKER I Fall registration for CNCC classes in Meeker now open, and it is time to get registered.

Ice cream contest entries due Friday

RANGELY I Area ice cream makers are reminded that those who plan to enter the ice cream-making contest must have their entries in by Friday at 5 p.m. First prize for the contest is $125, second place is $75 and third prize is $50. For further information or to enter the ice cream social, contact […]

Nine candidates running for Meeker school board

MEEKER I Nine candidates for the Meeker Board of Education have filed qualifying petitions with school district election official Janelle Urista. The deadline for the return of completed petitions was Aug. 27.

Community Calendar: Aug. 3-9

• Open house today. Kari Brennan, a registered dental hygienist, is opening a new business, White River Dental Hygiene, located at 73521 Hwy. 64 outside Meeker, just past Kum & Go. The open house will run from 6-8 p.m., and the Meeker Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will […]

Crocodiles open four days of fun at Rangely Septemberfest on Friday

Hundreds will gather Sunday at the Rangely Museum for its annual ice cream social, featuring various ice cream flavors made by Rangely residents.

RANGELY I Fall in Rangely means the celebration of three important events; hunting season, a new school year and Septemberfest. Septemberfest is put on by the Western Rio Blanco Parks and Recreation District, and for WRBM Executive Director Tim Webber, the best part of the celebration is watching people connect.

Obituary: Glenn E. Burley

Glenn Burley

Meeker resident Glenn E. Burley died on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo. He was 89.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for help with gun range cleanup

Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped with the cleanup at the Blue Mountain Gun Range on Saturday. It was a great success. This has been needed for many years.

Gun range clean-up…

Rangely residents joined town employee Jeff LeBleu and a front-end loader to clean the shooting range just off of Blue Mountain Road on Saturday. In four hours, workers filled two 30-yard dumpsters provided by Rangely Trash Service (RTS). Debris ranged from shot-up televisions and appliances to a dilapidated snowmobile. Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt, who organized the cleanup, said RTS, the Town of Rangely and the Rio Blanco County commissioners were instrumental in the project’s completion.

Holiday DUI patrols start

RBC I Beginning Aug. 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Aug. 21, through Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Smoke in the skies…

One of the only good things about the fire season throughout the West is all the smoke in the air makes for some beautiful, picturesque sunrises and sunsets in the downwind regions. Above, this sunset was photographed on Sunday evening near Rangely.

Letter to the Editor: Last living charter member of Meeker VFW doing well at 95

Dear Editor: Recently, I had the honor to visit with Al Wear. Al is 95 years of age living in Grand Junction at a nursing home. While we have lost most of our World War II veterans, Al, and his brother, George, are still living.