Mystery Plane …

Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District Manager Alden VandenBrink had an unusual telephone request a few weeks ago from a pilot wondering if there were any restrictions on Kenney Reservoir for landing a seaplane. The caller said he had business to do in Rangely. VandenBrink told him there were no restrictions in place, and shortly thereafter […]

Open waters…

Unlike Rangely’s Kenney Reservoir, Rio Blanco Lake, which is 18 miles west of Meeker, may or may not have ice in the middle that would allow ice fishing. It would be tough to go ice fishing on Rio Blanco because the first 12 to 15 feet from the shore are wide open water with no […]

Cold for a cause…

There were roughly 160 persons on hand on Nov. 14 to watch 38 people jump into an icy Kenney Reservoir to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. It was the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a sports medicine caregiver for Colorado Northwestern […]

Taking the plunge…

Rangely Police Chief Vince Wilczek led the charge of 38 persons crazy enough to plunge into Kenney Reservoir on Saturday to raise funds for Western Colorado Special Olympics. There were roughly 160 people present to witness the first-ever Western Colorado Polar Plunge into the 39-degree water at the reservoir, according to organizer Norian James, a […]

Rangely to host first polar plunge Nov. 14 for Special Olympics

RANGELY I In November, supporters of Special Olympics Colorado will gather at Kenney Reservoir for the first ever Polar Plunge held on the Western Slope of Colorado. On Nov. 14 at 1 p.m., fundraisers will risk the chilly water by taking a dip in the lake, all in the name of helping Western Colorado Special […]

Fishing Derby…

Siltation in Kenney Reservoir…

Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely, was originally two miles in length. Over the years, siltation, caused by the settling of sediment on the bottom of the east end of the lake, has seen a buildup of sand-like silt, which serves as an anchor for the tall grasses in the lake.

Sandhill crane at Kenney…

Taking advantage of ideal summer daytime conditions, this lone sandhill crane seemed to be enjoying every minute playing in the water at Kenney Reservoir, eight miles east of Rangely. Other than the crane and a few ducks, not a human soul could be seen enjoying the sunny afternoon at the park.

Kenney Reservoir Fishing Derby…

Phase 1 of feasibility study looks at new reservoir along river in county

RBC I Phase 1 of the White River Storage Feasibility Study, released earlier this month, points to a new water storage reservoir within the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) sometime within 10 to 12 years.

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…

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.