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.

Refreshments on the lawn…


Offering popcorn, juice and other refreshments

Color Run…

In Rangely, participants in the Color Run were sprayed with water then colored powder at different checkpoints, making for colorful runners.

WRBM ramps up Fourth of July events

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) ramped up its Fourth of July offerings for the second year running, coming away with definite winners and plans to change timing details in the future.


A variety of colors and shapes explode simultaneously as part of the Fourth of July fireworks display set off from Cemetery Hill above Meeker.

“Sacrifice and Resolution” unveiled


The face of the soldier on the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial is chiseled in bronze and stands as a masterpiece of art sculpted by Meeker artist John Kobald.