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.

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 […]

Scoggins earns three-peat finish in Run For Your Life 5K

Austin Russell, who will be a sophomore next year at Meeker High School, finished fourth overall.

MEEKER I Former Rangely High School graduate William Scoggins added a little time but also added another title, making him the annual Run For Your Life 5K champion for a third year in a row.

Rangely has fun-packed Fourth of July holiday planned

RANGELY I If you’re planning to stay in Rangely for this holiday weekend, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options. During the last few years, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) has scaled up its offerings, from family-friendly fun to serious competition, not to mention a fireworks show rivaling that of many […]