School districts announce 2016 ratings

RBC I Annually the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) accredits (or not) every public school district in the state. Last week, Meeker School District (MSD) Superintendent Chris Selle announced that CDE had issued its preliminary 2016 accreditation reports and that the Meeker District has earned a rating of “accredited with distinction.” This is the highest […]

Meeker and Rangely districts change to full-day kindergarten

RBC I This fall, the Rangely and Meeker school districts have transitioned from a traditional half-day kindergarten to a full-day program in which the county’s five-year-old students will begin attending school on the same seven-and-a-half-hour schedule as the older students.

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Rangely filmmaker shows movie

RANGELY I On May 5, the Rangely community had the opportunity to experience a film directed by one of its own residents, Peter Forbes.

RSD considers all-day kindergarten

RANGELY I The Rangely School Board kicked off Jan. 19 meeting with a performance by the Parkview Elementary School fourth/fifth-grade choir, led by Parkview music teacher Sarah Campbell, setting the mood for some good news, including pay raises for certified staff.

Rangely School Board eyes budget and reserve

RANGELY I The Rangely School Board met Jan. 5 for a work session in which the board members began preliminary discussions about the 2016/17 school-year budget, specifically how much to spend out of reserve funds and where to make cuts.

MSD, RSD superintendents displeased with ACT switch; state may delay action

RBC I The state may be reconsidering its most recent state testing change, and that would make local school superintendents happy.

Rangely schools to focus on budget; raises possible

RANGELY I As the first semester of school comes to a close, Rangely School District is preparing for budget talks and finalizing policy changes and behavioral program implementations for the schools in 2016.

Lunch program…

The Rangely schools have a new lunch program under the leadership of executive chef Steve Lucero. The former co-owner of Burrito Express and an experienced chef, Lucero and his staff have made a commitment to the quality of the food and service. Providing salad bars at both the elementary school and the junior/senior high school, […]


The Rangely Outdoor Recreation class left for a camping trip on Nov. 12 and returned Saturday. The class stayed at the James Rob’s State Park and went hiking in McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area and at the Colorado National Monument. The class practiced “Leave No Trace Behind,” which they have been studying in class. Overall […]

One MSD incumbent wins; incumbents win in Rangely, tax loses

RBC I The Meeker Board of Education will take on a new look, the Rangely School Board will remain the same, the mil levy tax override for added Rangely school funding failed and county voters told the state to keep its excess marijuana tax money and use it for education, law enforcement and other state […]

Letter to the Editor: In support of ballot question 3A

Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Rangely RE-4’s ballot question 3A. This question is asking for community support for a .9633 mil increase in property taxes to raise $430,000 for Rangely school programs.