Obituary: Norma Jean Galloway

Norma Jean Galloway, 84, passed away at her home in Rangely, Colo., surrounded by her family.

CNCC aids food bank…


René Harden of Rangely coordinated the project, then connected with Leana Cox, president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Cox got the PTK members to run the concession stand at CNCC and to make popcorn. The deal was that if someone brought in a non-perishable food […]

Rangely Chamber of Commerce opens 2016 with some new incentives

RANGELY I The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping to start off 2016 with a bang by introducing several new programs to the community. Chamber Director Kristin Steele is excited about the new programs and their potential impact on the community.

Barone basketball…

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Barone Middle School eighth-grader Makenna Burke leads the pack down the court during a game between the two Rio Blanco County middle school teams. Barone Middle School’s A-team beat Rangely but Rangely Middle School’s seventh grade team came out on top of the young Cowboy team.

Selle joins superintendents calling for more funding

MEEKER I Meeker Superintendent of Schools Chris Selle participated Jan. 14 in a news conference by state school superintendents at the State Capitol, urging the Legislature to properly fund public schools.

Ice tower…


The ice tower that is built annually on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely is slowly approaching its summit as the water and cold temperatures combine to make the solid ice. The tower is studied for weather’s effect on ice making, but when it is complete, the outdoor leadership classes use it for […]

Meeker’s Better City plan moving toward implementation during 2016

MEEKER I Early in January, the Meeker Town Board approved $25,000 for the first year of economic development implementation of the economic development strategy established by Meeker, Rangely, Rio Blanco County and the town chambers of commerce.

Snowy roads keep County Road and Bridge crews busy meeting challenges

The Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department has quite a task each winter keeping county roads open for traffic or, in the case above, opening certain roads in the spring. Above, a county snow plow has more than 10 feet on each side of it as it plows its way to an open Ripple Creek Pass, located at the top of County Road 8, east of Meeker by about 50 miles.

RBC I It keeps snowing and snowing. Some storms drop just a skiff of snow while others produce several inches of the powder. This winter, it depends on where in Rio Blanco County one is standing.

Work progressing on WREA building

MEEKER I The White River Electric Association would like to thank its members for their patience and support as the headquarters remodel project continues. The remodel is necessary to repair damage caused by a broken pipe that flooded the office building on Jan. 1, 2015.

Rangely takes closer look at Better City’s development proposal

RANGELY I On Jan. 12, the Rangely Town Council and Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson along with county Economic Development Director Katelin Cook met with the Better City group via phone conference to discuss funding and next steps in the process of redeveloping the town’s economic footing.

Family Fun Day…


The White River Snowmobile Club will host its Family Fun Day Saturday at Ute Park. it is not necessary to be a snowmobiler to join in. The club will furnish a chili lunch and hot beverages. Admission is free for spectators and there will be snowmobile racing, a sledding hill and a beacon scavenger hunt. […]

Rangely girls fall to Paonia

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team played an extremely tough Paonia team and came up short, but they look forward to two home games this weekend as they host Hotchkiss on Friday night and Caprock Academy on Saturday.