Letter to the Editor: Rangely officials support broadband measure 1A

Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely supports the county’s efforts to develop and enhance robust broadband infrastructure in our community and throughout the county.

Letter to the Editor: Vital for broadband issue to pass in RBC

Dear Editor: Broadband ballot issue 1A is a critically important measure before Rio Blanco County voters for a variety of beneficial reasons, including economic development, heritage and agri-tourism, public education, high-quality entertainment and much more.

Get ready now for 2014 insurance policies

RBC I Yes, it’s already time for our community to start thinking about health insurance for 2015. Clients can re-enroll or sign up for the first time starting Nov. 15. The open enrollment period is half as long as last year, so the Rio Blanco County Department of Human Services encourages clients to get started […]

Letter to the Editor: HopeWest fundraiser offers lots of fun for a great cause

Dear Editor: Many thanks for the ongoing dedication of the HopeWest Meeker volunteers, advisory board members and our three part-time staff members who have worked together so faithfully in our community this past year.

Network group meets Tuesday

RBC I The next meeting of the Community Networking Group will be held Tuesday in Rangely with the topic being broadband for Rio Blanco County.



Each month, the Rangely 4-H kids do community pride projects, and this past weekend saw the kids at the Devries’ Pumpkin Patch, where they picked more than 300 pumpkins and donated them to Rangely Community Gardens. Top row, from left to right, are: Stephen Mercado, Braxton Hall, AJ Garner, Jennilyn

MES book fair tonight, Friday

MEEKER I For those who love reading, the annual Scholastic Book Fair at Meeker Elementary School will be held this evening and Friday morning.

Pee wee football…


Wyatt Tull, a member of the Rangely Panthers pee wee football team, takes off running with the ball during a game last week.

Winterizing your pipes now can save you money later

RBC I In Western Colorado, where the temperature routinely drops to 20 degrees or below, it will be worth your time and energy to prepare and maintain your home to prevent your pipes from bursting. Pipes burst when an ice blockage forms and the pressure builds up behind it. While you won’t have ice shooting […]

Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide gas

RBC I Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that is given off by the insufficient burning of natural gas and other substances containing carbon. It can be generated from heating systems that use natural gas, as well as gasoline-powered vehicles, charcoal grills or any device that burns gasoline, oil, wood, kerosene or […]

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 Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Rangely Junior High gridders end season with 14-12 victory

RANGELY I On a rain-soaked Oct. 9, the Rangely Junior High Panthers football team concluded its season with a win over the Soroco Rams, ending the Panthers season with a 14-12 victory and a 7-1 overall record.