Alan Ducey of Ducey’s Electric, Friends of the Tank executives Bruce Odland, Lois LaFond and Mark McCoin and Moon Lake Electric Association (MLEA) District Manager Bob Kissling discuss the logistics of connecting power to the water tank west of Rangely. The Friends executives spent four days in Rangely in October meeting with MLEA, local contractors and county officials to ready the sound space, which more than 750 sponsors committed to save by giving more than $46,000 in March for community and performance use. At various stages of completion are plans to bring electricity to the tank, build an access road and complete the process for a conditional-use permit.
RANGELY I For 60 years, retired schoolteacher Bill Mitchem and his wife, Martha, watched trends in Rangely come and go, from mutton chops to Madonna. Other ideas, they learned, had staying power.
RANGELY I Friend of Rangely’s “The Tank” and key organizer Bruce Odland can handle their share of structure. But the organic, natural growth of projects and relationships interests Odland more.