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.

On thin ice…

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Thin ice and thick ice on Kenney Reservoir, east of Rangely, offer a stark color contrast with the flow nearest the dam taking on an emerald green hue while the remaining thick ice at the upper end of the lake remains solid white.

Kenney Reservoir Fishing Derby

Xavier Preciado is pictured with twins Andrew and Anthony Dorris and the 22-inch trout caught by Andrew.

More than 30 people attended the Kenney Reservoir Fishing Derby last Saturday and the fish were biting.

Icebreaker…

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There was a break in the ice on Kenney Reservoir last week but winds and warm weather have since melted all the ice on the local recreation area.

Man on ice …

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Someone used the recent snowfall to make a snowman, who stood alone on Kenney Reservoir.

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Lakeside Cafe is owed by Lisa Hodges and is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stop in and see all that the Lakeside Cafe has to offer.

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Lakeside Cafe opens again

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After a two-year hiatus, the Lakeside Cafe at Kenney Reservoir is open again. Lisa Hodges opened the Lakeside Cafe before Memorial Day weekend. It will open each week on Thursdays through the weekend.

Power Play: It may not look like much, but local hydroelectric plant is a powerhouse

Looks can be deceiving. Take the Taylor Draw Hydroelectric Facility at Kenney Reservoir, for example. At a glance, it looks like it’s about the size of a storage shed. That is, until you go inside.

Rangely fireworks blast off at Kenney

RANGELY — Folks here can expect a bang on Friday. Once again, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District will sponsor — with the county and the town also chipping in financially — a fireworks display at Kenney Reservoir.

Lakeside Cafe begins summer serving season

RANGELY — The Lakeside Cafe has been a fixture at Kenney Reservoir for years. But the mother-daughter team running it this year is new.