Letter to the Editor: Huitt thanks Rangely residents for letting him serve

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Rangely for allowing me to serve you for the last 12 years (eight years as council member and four years as mayor).

Rangely Mayor Nielsen and new council members will be sworn in this Tuesday

RANGELY I Two weeks after the Rangely Town Council election results rolled in, future town trustees Andy Key, Trey Robie and Tyson Hacking as well as new Mayor Joseph Nielsen are ready to get to work. Nielsen, who ran for mayor unopposed, expressed pleasure at the high voter turnout the election garnered.

Nielsen runs for mayor seat in Rangely

Joseph Nielsen

RANGELY I After serving a four-year term as a town trustee and a year as mayor pro tem, Joseph Nielsen made the decision to run for Rangely mayor in this spring’s town election. Nielsen, who is running unopposed, sees the job as a vital one to the community.

René Harden claims common sense approach

René Harden

RANGELY I René Harden has been a Rangely resident for 15 years, and after a decade and a half of living, working and developing relationships within the town she has decided to run for Rangely Town Trustee.

Rangely’s Beth Wiley seeks spot on council

Beth Wiley

RANGELY I Rangely business owner and artist Elizabeth Wiley is one of 10 candidates running for election to the three open seats on the Rangely Town Council this spring.

Parkview sings…


The Parkview Elementary School fourth/fifth-grade choir, led by Sarah Campbell, performed for the Rangely School Board at its meeting Jan. 19.

Rangely, Meeker have full slate of folks seeking town offices

RBC I The filing deadline for nomination petitions to be turned in for the Meeker and Rangely town council elections was 5 p.m. on Monday, and there are enough candidates this year to have elections in both towns. According to Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook, Mayor Regas Halandras filed his qualified petition for re-election to […]

Rangely takes closer look at Better City’s development proposal

RANGELY I On Jan. 12, the Rangely Town Council and Rio Blanco County Commissioner Jeff Eskelson along with county Economic Development Director Katelin Cook met with the Better City group via phone conference to discuss funding and next steps in the process of redeveloping the town’s economic footing.

Huitt termed out as mayor; Rangely board to change faces

RANGELY I This coming spring, the Town of Rangely will be electing several new members to the Town Board of Trustees, or Town Council, including the position of mayor and three town trustees, referred to as council members. Mayor Frank Huitt will be leaving his position and is prevented from seeking re-election as mayor by […]

Gun range clean-up…

Rangely residents joined town employee Jeff LeBleu and a front-end loader to clean the shooting range just off of Blue Mountain Road on Saturday. In four hours, workers filled two 30-yard dumpsters provided by Rangely Trash Service (RTS). Debris ranged from shot-up televisions and appliances to a dilapidated snowmobile. Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt, who organized the cleanup, said RTS, the Town of Rangely and the Rio Blanco County commissioners were instrumental in the project’s completion.

Local Opinion: Nice to see Rangely and town resident working together

Jennifer Hill

RANGELY I As a freelance reporter for the Herald Times, I have spent countless hours listening to, engaging with and writing about one of the largest players in our fair community, the town government.

Creative gardening lands Rangely man in hot water; all working out

Rangely gardener Jeremy Coleman’s unusual garden got him into trouble with his neighbors and the Rangely code enforcement officer. Now Coleman is working with the town to keep his unique garden minus a few hazards that existed before.

RANGELY I Taking on Town Hall is never easy, but Rangely resident and gardener Jeremy Coleman has decided it’s worth the fight to try to save what has become his controversial garden. Coleman’s garden is not typical. He makes extensive use of tree branches and even an old boat to grow more than 100 species […]