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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to code enforcement, Town of Rangely

Dear Editor: I would like to very sincerely thank Vicki Pfennig of Rangely code enforcement and the City of Rangely for bringing to my attention the safety issues around my home. I was endangering my neighbors, the members of the Rangely Fire Department and myself. Jeremy A. Coleman Rangely

Kristin Steele fills Rangely council seat

RANGELY I The Rangely Town Council met April 7 to announce and swear in newly appointed town council member Kristin Steele, honor the Rangely Police Department for its DUI enforcement work and learn about several projects nearing completion.

Letter to the Editor: Looking at incentives not a new concept

Dear Editor: Peggy Rector’s letter in last week’s Herald Times was timely in the sense that Tax Incentives for Qualifying Businesses is exactly what the town trustees and mayor look to consider for further support.

Casto explains his resignation

RANGELY I On March 10 Rangely Mayor Pro Tem Brad Casto resigned his position from the Rangely Town Council after seven years of service.

Rangely council reviews regs, museum traffic, economic development

RANGELY I The Rangely Town Council met Feb. 24 to listen to department updates, including discussion of new utilities mandates from the state which will have impacts on the town.

Christmas tree dump site…


The Town of Rangely’s Christmas tree dump site on Purdy Road on Rangely’s northeast end doesn’t have any Christmas trees yet, but it soon could. The town is accepting discarded trees at the site until Jan. 15.

Rangely Town Council hears updates, OKs $1 million in grant requests

RANGELY I The Rangely Town Council met Nov. 25. They heard updates from Town Manager Peter Brixius and approved the application process for grants totaling just under $1 million.

Letter to the Editor: Rangely officials support broadband measure 1A

Dear Editor: The Town of Rangely supports the county’s efforts to develop and enhance robust broadband infrastructure in our community and throughout the county.

Rangely trail project advances while new veterans’ memorial park nears completion

Town of Rangely employees, subcontracted to the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, cut walkways through Hefley Park in west Rangely last week. The space, which will become a veterans’ memorial park, will feature a 1 1/4-life-sized soldier statue created by Meeker artist John Kobald and funded through collaborative efforts of the Meeker and Rangely VFWs, government entities, businesses and individuals in 2012-2013. An identical statue was unveiled on Meeker’s courthouse lawn on July 4, 2013.

RANGELY I A non-motorized trails project in the works for more than two years approached completion this week while Town of Rangely subcontractors began work on a veterans’ memorial park in the existing Hefley Park last week. The first link of a 16-mile, five-loop trail system outlined in a 2011 master plan is in its […]