Community group outlines activities

RANGELY | Rangely Chamber of Commerce executive director Konnie Billgren gave an energetic presentation of COC activities to more than 20 individuals attending the monthly Rangely Networking meeting at noon Tuesday. Billgren expressed her excitement for getting a “See Rangely” billboard installed on Interstate-70 near Gypsum.

Angie Miller, community education and outreach director for CNCC, gave an equally energetic presentation on coming college offerings—the scuba class that as a high point does an active dive at the 90 degree Homestead Crater near Heber City, Utah; the College for Kids Program in June; this year’s dinosaur dig which will actually be at a brachiosaurus site near Gunnison with the fossils coming to the CNCC repository; a for credit or not drone certification class, required for drones over a certain size; and an “Off the Beaten Path” geocaching event in which the public can participate partially aimed at simply getting to know the obvious and hidden gems of Rio Blanco County.

Town Manager Peter Brixius announced that through the efforts of Utah Gas Corporation, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association is coming to Rangely on April 4 to discuss how they can help with some special improvement projects. Interested parties are invited, 11 a.m. at Town Hall.

The Rangely Community Outreach Program starts April 5 with the Ninth Judicial District Attorney out of Glenwood Springs as the speaker and continues each Thursday evening for six weeks.

Rangely District Hospital CEO Nick Goshe reminded residents of the Health Fair April 7, mentioned the challenges rural health care continues to face, and said his board is making a carefully considered name change to “Rangely Community Health and Wellness Center” as they really are so much more than just a Hospital and the tax dollars support so much more than just a hospital, including, for example, the pharmacy.

Sue Samaniego, CNCC Foundation Director, reminded all of the fun to be had at their scholarship fund-raising auction and dinner this Saturday, March 31, in the Colorado Room of the Weiss Building. Only three tables—18 tickets—are still available.