Rangely girl, age 8, will compete at the National Braille Challenge in L.A.

RANGELY I Sometimes, when a place is familiar enough, she navigates it by feel. Like the Rangely Recreation Center, where she took swimming lessons from Miss Camilla and Miss Natalie. Or True Value, where Uncle Rodger and Aunt Debbie work. She’s been attending Storytime at the Rangely Library since she was a toddler, greeting Aunt […]

The Oldland Ranch: Work never ends for family members

MEEKER | Every now and then an opportunity comes along that rejuvenates the idea that the West is still alive and that there remains a way to make a living in the cattle business.

The Storyteller: Kay Bivens

MEEKER I It is probably common practice to take for granted all that our educators do. In our unfortunate situation with our school this last year, amazing people stepped up to make things happen for the good of the children. One of those educators is school librarian Kay Bivens. With her “bookmobile” bus, she has […]

Hill family history runs deep

RANGELY I Rio Blanco County history runs deep, and there is no better evidence of this than the verbal history handed down through generations. Along with the land his family lives on, the ideals of hard work and community service were passed down to Jon Hill of Rangely.

Hometown hero returns to Pearl Harbor

MEEKER I “Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy…” These words were spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Blessed in the giving

MEEKER I “I love everything about it, helping families and knowing what we are doing is good,” Patti Arrington said about the Giving Tree project she helps spearhead.

It’s all about the “little things” ~ the children

RBC I The holiday season is upon us and as usual there is a lot of discussion about maintaining the true spirit of the season: giving and appreciating the little things. Donna Day is passionate about helping many of the most important “little things” in our county — our children. Day is the executive director […]

Modest Hero: Ernie Garcia

MEEKER I Modesty is a common thread among World War II veterans, soldiers who fought for our country nearly 70 years ago and won a war that had such a vital impact on America and the world.

Bidding farewell: After 34 years, Paula Padilla retires from WRBM Recreation District

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Recreation Center will never be quite the same after this week.

Pilot views environment from above

RBC I Local pilot David Cole is a “frequent flyer” for LightHawk, a nonprofit group that seeks to “champion environmental protection through the unique perspective of flight.” Cole recently piloted flights over portions of the Panama Canal watershed to photo-map the effects of tropical storms and landslides in the region.

The fountain of youth?

MEEKER I Those who are brought up in the homes of hardworking people often become hard workers themselves. Hardworking describes Bill and Phyllis Schoenhal perfectly.

Cady named 2011 military father of the year

RANGELY I Chris Cady, this year’s military father of the year, reminds us how fortunate we are to celebrate Father’s Day in the safety our armed forces help provide. Cady, the son of Bill Cady of Rangely, was among 600 men nominated for the 2011 Military Father of the Year award.