A grand re-opening of Elks Park in Rangely was held Saturday last to celebrate the improvements to the park in the past year. Inflatables were set up for the kids and more than 100 people enjoyed “surf and turf” or hot dogs. A rib cook-off was won by Ryan Huitt, Brad Casto finished second, Dave Zikafose was third and John Fischer finished fourth. Rib judge Barry Swenson stated he would “pay top dollar in any restaurant for any of the ribs in the contest.”
It rained during the annual senior barbecue hosted by the Town of Rangely in Elks Park but it didn’t keep more than 100 people from attending including Reinhard Fricken. Fricken celebrated his 100th birthday.
RANGELY I Over the last year, Rangely residents have watched Elks Park undergo a facelift, from new restrooms and dugouts to a custom-made entrance sign and a larger pavilion.
RANGELY | William’s Brothers Band in concert at Elks Park in Rangely on Friday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Rec and Park District.