­Don Worrall has dream come true with trip to Daytona 500

Mike Worrall, Mitch Cochran, Rangely’s Don Worrall and Leigh Worrall can be seen here on the Daytona 500 raceway prior to this year’s Daytona 500, held in February. The trip to the Dayton 500 was the culmination of a lot of hard work, lots of friends and a dream Don Worrall thought he would never see fulfilled.

RANGELY I They wouldn’t do it again. But they were thankful to have experienced it once. Spending $125 each is a hefty price to take a Sharpie to a chunk of asphalt. But this wasn’t just any piece of blacktop. This was the starting line of the Daytona International Speedway, home to the most prestigious […]

Health Fair in Rangely is April 2

RANGELY I The Rangely Community Health Fair will be held April 2 at Rangely District Hospital, where there will be free screenings, other special screenings with associated costs, a drawing to win a GX 3.5 Sport Cycle Nordic Track, other door prizes and health care booths.

Rangely flu season getting off to a slow start in ’15-’16

RANGELY I After a particularly harsh flu season last winter, many Rangely residents will be happy to hear that the start of this year’s flu season has been slow. Kelly Christian, the Infectious Disease Coordinator and a nurse at Rangely District Hospital, is hopeful that the small handful of confirmed flu cases thus far is […]

Rangely hospital and town fulfill dream of journey to Daytona 500

Rangely District Hospital long-term care patient Don Worrall and registered nurse Irene Kilbane, along with R.N. Wendy Campbell, will travel to NASCAR’S Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. this February. The trip, which Kilbane planned after Worrall expressed a lifelong dream to attend the race, has been largely funded through a GoFundMe campaign. To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/donworrall

RANGELY I It wasn’t a dream to be shared with just anyone. Especially now, when the hope of its happening had faded—faded, he thought, like the strength that once flowed from him, before the multiple sclerosis had sapped it over 13 long years. Luckily, Don Worrall wasn’t prone to pity. The dream itself, to attend […]

RDH funding issues aren’t uncommon

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital’s recent financial woes mirror those of hundreds of rural hospitals struggling to absorb hits from mandatory federal regulations, health provider shortages and decreased patient volumes, hospital administrators said last week.

Rangely’s hospital looking at $1 million in cutbacks

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital is planning a public meeting for the third week of March to discuss budget cuts and the possible impact of those cuts on the community.

CHRC cites Rangely hospital for improvements, changes

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital serves northwest Colorado and strives for excellence by providing quality care to patients. A 25-bed critical access hospital and Level IV Trauma Center, Rangely District Hospital was founded in 1947.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Rangely District Hospital staff

Dear Editor: My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rangely District Hospital, the emergency room staff, and all employees involved with the care that I received during my recent visit to the ER.

Election results for RDH, WRBM

RANGELY I Two special district elections Tuesday to elect board members to the Rangely Hospital District and Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District drew just under 300 residents to the polls.

Seven seeking seat on Rangely hospital board

RANGELY I Voters will elect two of seven candidates to the Rangely District Hospital (RDH) board of directors in a coordinated polling place election with the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District May 6.

Rangely Hospital Board vote set for May 6

RANGELY I Rangely District Hospital will hold an election on May 6 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to elect two candidates to the hospital board of directors. The polling place for the election is Rangely Town Hall at 209 E. Main St.

Rangely District Hospital meet and greet…

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An informal “meet and greet” reception was held in early April to introduce new members of the Rangely District Hospital Board staff.