Tag Archives: Rangely

Hunters Warned About Wild Horse Gathering Project

wild horsesMuzzleloader and archery hunters heading to Game Management Unit 21, which is south of Rangely and west of Highway 139, are advised that the BLM will conduct excess horse gather operations in the area beginning September 14th, coinciding with the start of the early hunting seasons. The BLM says they will focus on Continue reading

BLM to Remove Wild Horses From West Douglas Area

wild horsesThe BLM plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in September. They’ll gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations. The idea is to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations by preventing overcrowding. When wild horse herds grow at levels that are Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

Plenty of Fireworks Shows to Enjoy Tomorrow Night

FIREWORKS-3-300There are plenty of places to celebrate the 4th of July and catch local professional fireworks displays tomorrow night. In Craig a parade will take place at 11. It will start at the Craig VFW and end at City Market. Fireworks will be set off tomorrow night from Moffat County High School. Steamboat is holding Cowboy Round-up Continue reading

Rio Blanco Developing Land & Resource Use Plan

rbcThe White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts along with Rio Blanco County have completed their first set of Public Meetings regarding the forthcoming Land & Resource Use Plan for the county. The Districts are developing Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Man Dies from Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A man that shot himself in the head near Rangely on Thursday, did so accidentally. That’s according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, who says an elderly gentleman was walking out of a shed with a rifle, when he tripped. The gun reportedly went off, striking the man in the head. Authorities say he died from the Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Looking for Celebration Ideas

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument turns 100 years old on October 4th and is looking for a few more community partners to help spread the word and join the celebration. From April through October, a variety of special events and projects will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

On the Mat Rankings Released

wrestling-1This year’s pre-season “On the Mat” Rankings have the Meeker Cowboys listed as the number 4 wrestling team in 2A. On The Mat provides weekly wrestling rankings for teams and individuals in all weight classes. There are several Northwest Colorado individuals listed in the Continue reading

Rangely to Unveil New Veterans’ Memorial Tomorrow

VFWA Veterans Day Celebration will be held in Rangely tomorrow to unveil the town’s new Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony will take place at Hefley Park. The day will include singing the National Anthem, a flag ceremony, and a handful of speakers. The new memorial will honor Rio Blanco County men and women who Continue reading