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.

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

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 www.tanksounds.org 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.