2013 Coed Softball Championships

Players from Rangely True Value Hardware and Ace Trucking of Meeker shake hands after the defending champions from Rangely defeated Ace in the semifinal game of the 2013 Coed Softball tournament. Ace won a consolation game against WREA on Tuesday and will have had to beat the defending champions twice yesterday after press time to win the title. Rangely only had to win once.

Rangely True Value advances to championship game RBC | Sometimes in a tournament, the best match-ups to watch are in the semifinals because both teams try their hardest, with the winner advancing to the championship and the loser to the consolation bracket.

From my window… County’s fair brings flashback to cock-eyed turkey event

Sean McMahon ~ Editor

By many standards, I assume, most of us do some pretty weird stuff as children. My affinity for “strange” pets and animals many times left my parents shaking their heads.

Obit: Harry H. ‘Magillicutty’ Peacock ~ Aug. 1, 1927 ~ Aug. 6, 2013

Harry Peacock

Harry Houston Peacock was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Jackson County, Fla., in the home his grandfather, Jefferson Peacock, built. He was the eldest son of Jessie Bodiford and George Clifford Peacock.

Abestos abatement work begins with CNCC’s Rector Building

A HAZMAT crew is working on cleaning up the Rector Building on the campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely. The full HAZMAT suit is required because of the presence of asbestos, which must be removed before the reconstruction/remodel of the Rector Building, one 
of the earlier buildings on 
the campus.

RANGELY I For the first three weeks of August, Armando Lopez and his team from Elite Environmental Services will be doing asbestos abatement and demolition to clear the area of the last portions of asbestos in the Rector Building on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely.

Instructions on how to report wildland fires

RBC | The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to thank the people who have reported wildland fires.

Back to school tips for students

RBC I As a new school year begins, it’s important for parents and children to take steps to help ensure safe and enjoyable school days.

Rio Blanco County Fair Results, Continued

Pantry Stores (Age 14-59) Dill Cucumber Pickles Amy Rundberg 2

Jones Hole Trail reopens after slide

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mary Risser has announced that the Jones Hole Trail reopened Saturday.

Classifieds: August 15, 2013 edition

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us

Rangely summer reading program a success with 300

Kristen Colemen, a sophomore at Rangely High School and a RHS Student Council member, paints butterflies on Miah Wren’s’ face as a part of the Rangely Library’s summer reading party. Several hundred students and youths took part in the event.

RANGELY | As the Rangely Library’s new director in 2005, Amorette Hawkins learned that part of her job was coordinating the summer reading program.

Beautiful end…


Low-lying clouds cast a shadow across the higher clouds at sunset in Rangely on Friday night. The phenomenon is particularly striking when tall land masses, like Wyoming’s Pilot Butte and Washington’s Mount Rainier cast “sky shadows” across the morning or evening skies.

Zinnias in bloom…


Zinnias are in full bloom in Rio Blanco County right now, along with other cultivated flowers like blanket flowers, daisies and coneflowers.