Collins family has positive impact

RANGELY I From the classroom, to the visitor center, to the Radino Senior Center, and so many areas in between, Tommy and Dorothy Collins have made positive contributions to all ages of people in Rangely.

The history of the Lime Kiln region

MEEKER I The history of Lime Kiln is very interesting, beginning with the land itself.

My version of “The Day on Lime Kiln”

MEEKER I At the risk of making my “Old School” beliefs completely transparent, I am going to write my version of the day On Lime Kiln, where I was so fortunate to learn that the value of a neighbor and the strength of an entire community still exists.

The brushstrokes of a lifetime

RANGELY I Some of the murals are gone. One fell victim to a careless semi truck driver, another to a building’s closure. A third was destroyed, only to be re-painted. All of them, says painter Dawna Wardell, are part of the natural ebb and flow of change.

Lime Kiln region offered challenges

MEEKER I Many pioneer families made their start in the beautiful, yet harsh, Lime Kiln region south of Meeker. One family, the Kirkpatricks, endured some of the toughest times in the area.

Remembering the art of conversation

RANGELY I Jack and Charleen Brown are prime examples of Rangely’s great history, longevity and people, and their easy conversation comes from their comfort in where they are, where they’ve been and all they have been through.

Everyone’s grandma

MEEKER I The top five characteristics of a great volunteer are initiative, determination, flexibility, kindness and communication. These do not just define a great volunteer but an outstanding person. Doris Welle could not be better described by any other words save one, “grandma.”

Inspired to inspire

MEEKER I “Aging successfully is about adapting and adopting,” is the way Faye Peterson describes the process she applies to enjoy each phase of life. She just turned 60 and completed her master’s degree two weeks ago. It was a dream she had held for years. At about 54 years of age, she decided to […]

Local saddlemaker shares passion for his craft

MEEKER I Bob Klenda’s most recent award-winning piece was a beautiful leather heart that earned “Best of Show.” The piece is symbolic of the volunteerism he and Mike Brennan give to the local 4-H club and other community members.

More than a century of history on the Twin Buttes Ranch

RANGELY I Twin Buttes Ranch has come a long way in five generations.

Doing their best

MEEKER I County fair is all about the kids, and Ed and Bonnie Coryell have worked more than 30 years to keep the traditions, clubs and events alive.

Watt family has long history in Meeker

MEEKER I The Watt family gathered for a reunion on the Fourth of July to celebrate generations of family and fun.