Ball field renovations…


The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) is making steady progress on renovating the baseball field next to the rec center, WRBM maintenance director Bill Laster said.

Exercising sheep…

phRGSheep at WRBM

Dozens of sheep took up temporary residence on the front lawn of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation Center in Rangely last week, according to WRBM aquatics/recreation superviser assistant Kirsten Cushman, who captured this image. No sheep herders showed up to claim the sheep, which eventually wandered back into the hills, Cushman said.

WRBM, town consider future of parks and trails

RANGELY I Following the termination of a town parks maintenance agreement, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) and the Town of Rangely have started the planning process to ensure the future upkeep of the community’s parks and trails.

Rec. Center repairs…


Flooring has been ordered to replace the two racquetball court floors ruined by a fire suppression system valve break at the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park (WRBM) recreation center last month.

Rec center water valve break

RANGELY I A component of a fire suppression system relief valve at the Western Rio Blanco Recreation Center failed Thursday night, causing flooding in the building’s weight room, racquetball courts and a storage closet. The exact cause of the failure is unknown, Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) maintenance supervisor Bill Laster […]

Rec. district provides new activities

Children design and decorate gingerbread men at the recreation center decorating party held during Christmasfest. The district is bringing new offerings and local favorites to its winter schedule, including craft nights, Turbo Kick workouts and swim lessons. Pick up a complete schedule at the recreation center.

RANGELY I The schedule for the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM) includes new offerings and community favorites this winter.

Voters approve WRBM mill levy increase

RBC I Special district voters on the western end of Rio Blanco County approved a mill levy increase for the Western Rio Blanco Recreation and Park District, creating a partnership with Rangely School District, as well as voting in two new board members. Voters on eastern end of the county elected three new directors to […]

WRBM asks voters to decide

RANGELY I “It’s for the kids and the future of their education,” Tim Webber, executive director of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM), said of Question A on the May 8 special district ballot.

Lottery proceeds generate $59,851 for RBC

RBC I Rio Blanco County entities received $59,851 in Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) payments in 2001.

Padilla says thank you

Dear Editor:To Tim, rec. district and park co-workers, board members, friends, family and community: thank you so much for the nice words and warm thoughts that came my way as a result of retiring from the WRBMRPD.

Elks Park upgrades

phelkspark playground

The WRBM Recreation and Parks District in Rangely has been upgrading the facilities in Elks Park with more changes to come.

T-ball underway

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Emma Smith gets a hit during T-ball practice. T-ball, baseball and softball are currently underway, please call the WRBM (675-8211) and ERBM (878-3403) recreation and parks districts for schedules or drive by the Elks or Paintbrush Parks most evenings, to enjoy a game.