News Briefs: Nov 5, 2020

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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!

WRBM pool closure Nov. 13 through 22

RBC | 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.

COVID-19 testing options

RBC | COVID-19 testing is now being offered at Rangely Public Health. Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment offer 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. When possible, tests are performed prior to 11:30 a.m.
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.

Upcoming CNCC Programs photo


Interested in museum curation? During this family friendly camp you’ll have a chance to learn what it takes to be the director of the White River Museum. Divide into teams and then take charge of designing, and developing what goes inside as well how to market an exhibit at the museum. Teams will present their plans to a panel of judges, competing with each other for a chance to have the museum use their ideas for a new or updated exhibit. This is your chance to make an impact on history. Class meets in Meeker 1-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 23-25. The cost of the class is $75. Registration due by Nov. 16 Sign-up by calling 970-824-1118 or visiting


In this beginners self defense workshop you will learn skills to make you highly effective in real situations where your survival is on the line. Combat Objective Battle Ready
Application or C.O.B.R.A. was created by law enforcement officers based on close quarter combat techniques against the criminally minded. Class meets in Rangely 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The cost of the class is $65. Registration due by Nov. 30 Sign-up by calling 970-824-1118 or visiting


Covers the basic fundamentals required for Search & Rescue in a wilderness environment. Includes practical experience in tracking; equipment knowledge; skill building for survival, support and practical Search and Rescue in an outdoor environment. Course will conclude with practical testing and written examination to obtain certification in Fundamentals of Search and Rescue. Class meets in Rangely 8 a.m to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday, Dec.14-18. The cost of the class is $888. Registration due by Nov. 30 Sign-up by calling 970-824-1118 or visiting