Letter to the Editor: Septemberfest thanks attendees

Dear Editor: Bigger and better every year has been the trend for Septemberfest. This event is the largest community event held in Rangely and could never be pulled off without all the help and volunteering that you see from our community members.


For the second straight year a group of Vipers was in Rangely overnight on Sunday to tour Rio Blanco County and take part in the Septemberfest parade on Labor Day Monday. Eighteen owners of the Vipers were guests of Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt on Sunday evening for a barbecue. The new 2015 Viper is the purple model in front.

Heavy lifting…

There were several “outside” competitions held during Rangely’s Septemberfest, which ran from Friday through Monday and, above, Darrell Thacker of Rangely tries his talents in the bench press contest.

The Tank…

Several hundred folks gathered outside the door of The Tank in Rangely on Sunday night during Septemberfest to hear the sounds produced inside. The number of visitors stayed steady and they were not disappointed with what they heard. All who enter The Tank must remove their shoes so as not to damage the acoustical padding on the floor.

Once again, Septemberfest a huge success for Rangely folks

Roughly 950 Rangely residents and visitors took part in and enjoyed the annual Rangely Elks Club barbecue early Monday afternoon at Rangely’s Elks Park, the central location for activities that wrapped up four days of Septemberfest. Besides the hugely successful barbecue, Elks Park played host to a large arts and crafts fair that lined the park except for the northwest portion, which played home to the annual car show that featured several dozen vehicles on display to the public. Well in excess of 1,000 people were in attendance at Elks Park on Monday for all the activities being held.

RANGELY I As the largest annual festival-like gathering in Rangely, Septemberfest has always been a big deal for locals with plenty of activities for enjoyment.

Visit the new Tank…

Rangely’s “The Tank,” now the International Center for Sonic Arts, will welcome the public to open hours over Septemberfest (Labor Day) weekend. To schedule an individual or group session on  Sunday or Monday, contact Heather Zadra at 629-9937. This weekend: Saturday, join musicians and sound artists at the Tank from 9 to 11 a.m. to see how the space transforms sound into something all its own; Sunday, individual/group sessions and from 7 to 9 p.m., join the Friends of the Tank for another sound session at the Tank; Monday, individual/group sessions and visit the Tank’s booth at Septemberfest’s craft fair in Elks Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Parkview Elementary School music students join the Friends of the Tank for sound workshops.

New and old events promise a wonderful weekend

RANGELY I Whether you’re stopping in for a day or making a long weekend of it, this year’s Septemberfest features many events people have come to expect from Rangely’s Labor Day weekend celebration. Popular newer activities also return to this year’s schedule, along with the first public opening of Rangely’s “Tank,” the water tank turned […]

Ice cream contest entries due Friday

RANGELY I Area ice cream makers are reminded that those who plan to enter the ice cream-making contest must have their entries in by Friday at 5 p.m. First prize for the contest is $125, second place is $75 and third prize is $50. For further information or to enter the ice cream social, contact […]

Crocodiles open four days of fun at Rangely Septemberfest on Friday

Hundreds will gather Sunday at the Rangely Museum for its annual ice cream social, featuring various ice cream flavors made by Rangely residents.

RANGELY I Fall in Rangely means the celebration of three important events; hunting season, a new school year and Septemberfest. Septemberfest is put on by the Western Rio Blanco Parks and Recreation District, and for WRBM Executive Director Tim Webber, the best part of the celebration is watching people connect.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Rangely Outdoor Museum

Dear Editor: The Rangely Outdoor Museum’s Ice Cream Social and Homemade Ice Cream Contest, was held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at the East End Park during Septemberfest weekend.

Parade marshals…

The parade grand marshals for the 2014 annual Septemberfest Parade were Jeff and Rebecca Rector of Rangely. They were honored for the many contributions the Rector family has made to the community as well as to Colorado Northwestern Community College, which also rededicated the Rector Science Building over the weekend

Septemberfest offers fun and games for all in Rangely

The Striegel family of Rangely just purchased this 1930 Detroit Electric car from Wyoming. They are planning a total restoration of the 84-year old car, which is made of steel.

RANGELY I Rangely’s Septemberfest, which began Friday and ran through Labor Day Monday, was packed full of interesting activities for Rangely residents and visitors alike.