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

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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.

Smith wins two in a row at Meeker Golf Course

Nick Burri, according to local golf pro Jim Cook (right), “had the round of his life” and his summer work paid off as he shot his best round (78) and finished second in the 15-18 division of the Meeker Junior Golf Tournament. Burri will be a sophomore at Meeker High School and will play on the Rangely golf team starting Monday.
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MEEKER | Rifle’s Kyler Smith, who recently turned 18, returned to the Meeker Golf Course for a second time in the past two weeks and left each time as the best golfer of the tournament.

RBC makes DPHE changes

RBC | Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE) has made some changes in more ways than one.

CNCC changes made for fall semester

RBC | With new student orientation Aug. 24 and faculty joining staff and administrators for Convocation on Aug. 19, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is gearing up for the fall semester with back-to-school plans, key changes to programs and advising, and new faculty and student support staff.