Rangely 4th of July 2015

Fireworks display requires a major commitment

Certified pyro-technicians Zack Allen, left, and Rich Merriam, right, load three-, four- and five-inch tubes with fireworks shells on the main show trailer and wire them together in preparation for the Fourth of July show.

MEEKER I The night before this year’s annual fireworks show, the Herald Times was on-scene at the Meeker Firehouse to observe certified pyro-technicians Zack Allen and Rich Merriam as they tediously wired the electronically-fired 396-shell spectacle, which was about 100 more shells than last year.

Guest Opinion: July 4: What does freedom really mean?

RBC I On Independence Day we celebrate the gift of freedom given to us 239 years ago by the founders of our great nation. Freedom is as precious as life itself. However, its true value is rarely appreciated unless it is either threatened or lost. July Fourth isn’t just a day off. It’s more than […]

Rangely plans two days of fun to mark Fourth of July

flag coiled

RANGELY I As the nation’s annual Independence Day celebration approaches, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District is busy preparing for Rangely’s two days of holiday festivities.

Cook-off winners…


The five cooks who competed against each other in this year’s Rangely Fourth of July Rib Cook-off said it wasn’t about winning; it was just about having good food. The cook-off started at 10 a.m. and, just after 5 p.m., the answer was known as to who made the best “good food.” First place again […]

4th of July entertainment…


A surf ‘n’ turf dinner, a rib cook-off, and a variety of other activities along with singing made for fun in the Elks Park on Friday for the Fourth of July celebration in Rangely. Above, Angie Kenney entertained the audience, providing the music for the event.


Rangely residents were able to enjoy a great fireworks display on Friday, and their show is always enhanced as the hundreds of viewers also have the double image cast as the fireworks explode in their splendor over Kenney Reservoir.

Grand fireworks show set for dark on Fourth of July

This is one of the fireworks from July 4, 2013, shot off at dark from Highland Cemetery above Meeker’s Town Park and Circle Park. There are a number of locations in town where the cemetery hill is clearly visible.

MEEKER I People might think they have to head to the big city for a decent fireworks display, but Meeker residents and past Range Call attendees know better. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and community support, Meeker’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display gets better every year.

Rifle fireworks display tonight

RIFLE I Rifle will celebrate Independence Day over two days this year with a concert and fireworks display at Centennial Park tonight.

Rangely has fun-packed Fourth of July holiday planned

RANGELY I If you’re planning to stay in Rangely for this holiday weekend, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options. During the last few years, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) has scaled up its offerings, from family-friendly fun to serious competition, not to mention a fireworks show rivaling that of many […]

RBC walk/runs during July 4th weekend benefit new MHS track and New Eden


Meeker Educational Foundation adds to Range Call activities MEEKER I The annual Range Call Celebration is just around the corner and the Meeker Education Foundation is adding to the activities with a Save Our Track Walk-A-Thon.

Visitors find Range Call a great time

The Meeker Massacre Pageant can-can girls’ float in the annual Fourth of July Range Call Parade earned the Most Creative Award from the float judges. The Range Call Parade had people lined up seven deep in some places as several hundred viewers took in the wide variety of entries. Other award winners: Best of Show to Sable Mountain Outfitters; People’s Choice to Veterans of Meeker VFW Post No. 5843 and Rangely VFW Post No. 5261; and Judges’ Choice to Meeker Drug for sponsoring the post-parade fly-over by Vern Randall and Dick Jones in the WWII SNJ, which is a Navy version of the famous AT-6 Texan of World War II.

MEEKER I The annual Meeker Range Call celebration is one that takes tremendous planning, preparation and of course, performances from the variety of talents from town and outside.