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

Kenney Reservoir Fishing Derby…


The Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District (RBWCD) had several youth anglers take part in their Kenney Reservoir Fishing Derby on June 6. Helping to make the event a success were Terry Wygant of the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, and Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse with their generous donations. The

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

Taylor Draw Dam, located about six miles east of Rangely, controls the water in Kenney Reservoir while also producing hydroelectric power. The two-mile reservoir is heavily silted and the eastern mile of the lake has almost been lost to water storage and recreation, bringing about the need for and the likelihood of a new reservoir along the river in Rio Blanco County 10 to 12 years down the road.

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.

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.


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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.

phrgchamber lakeside

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.

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.