Major progress is made as TANK takes new form

Bill Ballou, the technical director of the Redcat Theatre at the Disney Center in Los Angeles, installs the new ventilation system for the TANK in Rangely.

RANGELY I In September, the Friends of The TANK, Inc. took additional steps to turn the old water tank west of Rangely into a Center for Sonic Arts to be used for performance, recording and education.

Campaign raises more than $46,000 to save tank

Children’s music recording artist Lois LaFond spent time making music in the tank last week with several Rangely children (from left: Drew Zadra, Zane Wiley and Caleb Wiley). The Friends of the Tank successfully raised more than $46,000 in three weeks to secure and restore the unused water tank for the next generation of sound-makers.

RANGELY I The “Save the Tank” campaign may be over, but the task of saving the tank is just beginning. One year ago, the empty 60-by-30-foot water tank west of Rangely, a recording and performance space for musicians and composers for more than three decades, looked like it would be sold and taken down. By […]

Letter to the Editor: Tank supporters thank Rangely folks

Dear Editor: My first trip to the town of Rangely was in 1976 with the Colorado Chautauqua tour. It was great. We had everything from dancing to pottery workshops, and the people of Rangely joined in and tried everything.

Locals try to save old Rangely tank

Sammi Wade, 22, has been listening to artists make music in the tank since she was a child. Last summer, she recorded “Sammi’s Song” with Friends of the Tank organizer Bruce Odland and other musicians. Listen to the clip online at on “The Tank Channel.”

RANGELY I When musician and composer Bruce Odland first came to Rangely in 1976, it was the last stop of the Chautauqua Tour, a traveling arts festival funded by the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities.