Rangely 8-10 Champs…

Rangely’s 8-to-10-year-old Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District-sponsored baseball team won the league championship for the year and finished the season with a team title and a 7-1 record. Pictured in front are: Landson Carlson, Hudson Torsell, Zeek Gianinetti, Grady Aguirre and Jeren Blankenship. In the second row are: Dylan Smuts, Kobey Chism, Marcos Quintana, Bryce Lambros, Landon Williams, Jaxson Torsell and Jackson Aguirre. In the back row are coaches Casey Aguirre, Michael Chism and Ryan Torsell.

Rangely’s 8-to-10 baseball team avenges loss, wins championship

RANGELY I Rangely’s 8-9-10-year-old baseball team, sponsored by the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Parks District, finished the regular season with one defeat, which it later avenged, and went on to win the league championship last week in Rifle.

Rangely Senior Picnic…

The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation District in Rangely hosted its annual summer Senior Picnic for the seniors in the Rangely area on Saturday at Elks Park. The music was provided by the well-known Rangely band Fiscus and Gravy. Members of the band are, from left Jarrod, Dan, Jordan and Bobbie Fiscus.

More locals fare well in annual Rangely racquetball tourney

Bob Sanders, left, of Payton, Colo., and Rangely resident Andrea Gianinetti, right, get a “mug shot” taken of the second-place trophies they won in the C/D doubles division of the 23rd Rangely Racquetball Tournament, held March 4-6. One-third of this year’s 29 tournament participants were local, and several of them were mothers brought into the sport by Gianinetti, who began learning from resident expert Shirley Parsons three years ago.

RANGELY I When Rangely resident Andrea Gianinetti began playing racquetball three years ago, she wasn’t doing it for herself. Her then-6-year-old son, Zeek, was interested in the game, and she had agreed to hit the ball around with him on the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation Center courts.

Racquetball champ…

The annual Huntsman World Senior Games held in St. George, Utah, from Oct. 6-18, brought in 10,700 athletes from around the world. Athletes signed up for one or more events, and Shirley Parsons of Rangely entered the racquetball  competition, taking home two gold medals. She was undefeated in the women’s singles 65-75 age division. She also teamed up with a Grand Junction resident in women’s doubles, and they were undefeated in the 55-75 age division. Parsons is tournament director for the racquetball tournament held annually at the WRBM Recreation Center in March.

The annual Huntsman World Senior Games held in St. George, Utah, from Oct. 6-18, brought in 10,700 athletes from around the world. Athletes signed up for one or more events, and Shirley Parsons of Rangely entered the racquetball competition, taking home two gold medals. She was undefeated in the women’s singles 65-75 age division. She […]

Flag football…

Andrew Dorris evades pursuit in a recent competition.

Rangely plans two days of fun to mark Fourth of July

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RANGELY I As the nation’s annual Independence Day celebration approaches, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District is busy preparing for Rangely’s two days of holiday festivities.

Rangely Rec League Baseball…

The Rangley Recreation League Baseball Team Panthers. In the back row, from left to right, are: Brent Cantrell, Austin Davis, Nevaeh Bland and Byron Mackay. In the front row, from left to right, are; Justin Cudo, Andrew Dorris, Wyatt Tull, Anthony Dorris and Luis Quintana.

WRBM Dance Recital…

The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District held its spring dance recital Saturday night at the Rangely Junior-Senior High School auditorium, where 40 girls aged 3 and older demonstrated ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, prop and military dance styles. Director Natalie Kurrasch said the district’s dance program continues to grow, spurring the creation of new classes and training. The next session will begin in August.

WRBM Swim…

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WRBM weight room open; pool repaired

RANGELY I Employees used a five-day Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation Center closure last month to complete pool repairs and prepare the building’s new addition, a 1,600-square-foot weight room, for opening.

Yoga classes impact mind, body

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RANGELY I As certified yoga instructor Tarrah Patch begins six-week sessions ranging from restorative to youth yoga, she’s focused on helping her students experience the mental and physical benefits of yoga over time.