More from the 4th of July…

Rangely Rib Cook-Off…

Inflatables and a rib cook-off took up most off the day with a Surf and Turf dinner to follow while the Greg Simpson Band from Utah entertained. The rib cook-off was well worth the entry as first prize was $300, second was worth $200 and third place was worth $100. From left to right are: third-place winner Brad Casto, first-place winner Andy Key and second-place winner Charlie Lohse.

Rangely Color Run…

The New Eden Color Run was the center’s fourth annual event taking place during Rangely’s Fourth of July celebration, which was held Friday, Saturday and Monday. The 5-kilometer run to raise funds for for the pregnancy care center had 47 participants and raised $820. First place winner was Patrick Tolley with a time of 22:12; second place went to South African Juan David with a photo finish ahead of third-place Raelynn Norman. Tolley won a Smart Watch while David won a Hydro Back Pack.

Rangely fireworks…


Rapidly fired rockets make for a great sight in the sky, and the rockets shot over Kenney Reservoir were even better when reflected on the lake’s vast expanse as they are fired on the far side of the reservoir. The display marked the end of the Rangely Fourth of July celebration, which had activities on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Three days of Rangely fun during Fourth

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District knows how to throw a party, and this year’s Fourth of July Celebration will be no exception. With a weekend packed full of fun, everyone is sure to find something to help them enjoy Independence Day.

Sign up now for Fourth of July Parade

MEEKER I The Meeker Chamber of Commerce is signing up entries for the annual 2016 Meeker Fourth of July Parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the Fourth.

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 […]