Gayla Cudo of Natural Soda, Inc., presented Rangely Mayor Frank Huitt and town council member Lisa Hatch a check for $15,000 on Oct. 19 to help fund a $100,000 communication system upgrade for Rangely’s emergency first responders and dispatch systems. Hatch, who applied for the grant money, said the project has been “a very big collaboration process” among emergency service entities across the county. The upgrade, which will be complete by early next year, will bring the town’s two-way radio communications within federally-mandated narrow-band requirements and provide the fire department, emergency medical personnel and police with 800 mhz radios required by the Colorado Statewide Digital Trunked Radio System. The combination of VHF narrow-band and 800 mhz radios, along with a dispatch console donated by the county, allows for “better collaboration and communications across the county,” Hatch said. A $39,000 Justice Assistance Grant, along with money from CCITF and the Rio Blanco County 911 Board, will complete the project’s funding.
State Farm Insurance recently purchased the building at 730 E. Main Street in Rangely and plan open the new office in April.
The Meeker Herald — 75 years ago • This week Oldland and Company are advertising a 40th anniversary sale at their Meeker store.
RANGELY I The Lady Panthers have been a bit defensive lately. And that’s a good thing. Thanks in big part to its improving defense, Rangely won matches last week against Vail Mountain and Plateau Valley.