News Briefs: Nov 12, 2020

COVID-19 testing options

RBC | COVID-19 testing is now being offered at Public Health. Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment offers COVID-19 testing for all citizens who are symptomatic and/or have had a known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and would like a test.

Please call RBC Public Health to schedule an appointment. In Meeker call 878-9520, Rangely call 878-9525. Due to community spread, drive-up testing will now be offered Monday through Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in both Meeker and Rangely.

The designated COVID-19 testing area is the South parking lot in both Meeker and Rangely. When arriving for your appointment, please remain in your vehicle and a Public Health nurse will assist you.

If you are in need of a COVID-19 test for clearance for travel or part of your preoperative guidelines, please reach out to Pioneers Medical Center, 970-878-9796, or the Rangely District Hospital at 970-620-3969.
For further information, please contact the Rio Blanco County Public Health & Environment Department at 870-878-9520.

WRBM pool closure Nov. 13 through 22

RANGELY | The WRBM Rec and Park District swimming pool and hot tub will be closed for maintenance and repairs Nov. 13-22. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for understanding.

News from the TANK

RBC | The Tank Center for Sonic Arts is proud to partner with the legendary Taj Mahal (@tajmahalblues) to bring you access to his first ever livestream performance from the UC Theatre stage in Berkeley, California, to the comfort of your own home on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. Taj Mahal ( is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient. Tickets are $20 and on sale now at Tickets grant you 48-hour access to the stream in case you can’t join Taj live. All ticket sales end when the livestream performance begins. Meet and greet tickets are $150 (limited capacity). Meet and greet begins one hour prior to livestream performance. Each meet and greet ticket holder will receive a private 60-90 second video chat with Taj Mahal moderated by a Mandolin representative plus picture. A portion of each ticket sold benefits the Tank!