Rangely loses Heritage Building & Home Center following liquidation

Heritage Building and Home Center on Main Street in Rangely, owned by John and Beckey Hume since 1997, will liquidate its inventory starting today and close its doors in September. The Humes cited a lagging economy, local competition and the appeal of online and big-box stores as factors in the decision.

RANGELY I Starting today, Rangely’s Heritage Building and Home Center will begin liquidating its store inventory with plans to close its doors next month.

Changes in store…

Rangely’s White River Market is looking at some major changes in the next few weeks, with a soft opening set for July 4, when the market will have been downsized and an Ace Hardware store will have been added. Rangely’s store is the second of six stores owned by The Market chain to have added an Ace Hardware.

RANGELY I Rangely shoppers will soon notice some major changes in the local grocery store. White River Market, owned by parent company The Market, has been downsizing the grocery section of the store to make room for an Ace Hardware.

Letter to the Editor: Looking at incentives not a new concept

Dear Editor: Peggy Rector’s letter in last week’s Herald Times was timely in the sense that Tax Incentives for Qualifying Businesses is exactly what the town trustees and mayor look to consider for further support.

Letter to the Editor: Rangely needs to offer incentives for local businesses

Dear Editor: As I read the article “Casto explains his resignation” dated 4-9-2015, some thoughts came to mind. While I respect all identities involved in the article, please let me share with you my perspective from over the years. First, in the past, I agreed with the Mayor Frank Huitt’s statement regarding not helping business […]

Facelift…

Rangely’s Bank of the San Juans building on Main Street got a facelift this week when Grand Junction’s Calvin Stucco and Stone, Inc., applied a latex cement called Genesis to the building’s cracked and shrinking stucco exterior. A fiberglass mesh was embedded over the existing stucco, followed by troweling on the cement over the existing stucco. Calvin Stucco owner Mark Calvin said the process creates a hard finish designed to last for 10 to 15 years.

New owners…

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Erin and Jon Willis took ownership of Rangely Liquors on Jan. 1, and they are “excited about the opportunity.”

Crossfire to cut back its presence in Rangely

RANGELY I During the next month, one of Rangely’s prominent oil and gas companies, Crossfire LLC, will begin pulling out a small portion of their operation from Rangely and moving it to Vernal, Utah.

Beauty Bar…

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Former Beauty Bar owner Shirley Sinclair stands with Gail Palmer and Donna Kinnis outside Sinclair’s former business of 28 years, now the home of Beth Wiley’s pottery studio. The trio visited during the studio’s 10-year anniversary and open house Nov. 9, when approximately 100 people stopped in to check out Wiley’s new line of fair […]

Elizabeth Robinson Wiley celebrates 10 years of business in pottery studio

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RANGELY I When ceramic artist Elizabeth Robinson Wiley moved to Rangely 10 years ago, she had little idea how the community’s life would integrate with her own.

FNBR has new name: Bank of the San Juans

Workers spent a couple days last week making the official change from First National Bank of the Rockies to Bank of the San Juans. Bank officials promise an increase in assets with the buy-out but the same small-town friendliness and service that First National Bank of the Rockies customers have grown accustomed to.

RBC I First National Bank of the Rockies officially became the Bank of the San Juans last week after the oldest banks in Meeker and Rangely were acquired by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc.

New owners…

New owners Scott Hejl and Angie Sheppard are breathing new life into the old White River Drive In in Rangely located on the west end of the town, under the new name of West End Drive In. Sheppard said they want to be open during the first week of July, keeping a true-to-form menu of burgers, fries, shakes and—since they have a pizza oven—pizza will also be on the menu.

Elvis in the house…

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In an impressive impersonation of “The King,” Ducey’s Electric owner Alan Ducey proved that Elvis had not left the building that formerly housed the Rangely Carquest, which went out of business in August.