Things to Do and See
Rangely Community Gardens
The Rangely Community Gardens (The Gardens or RCG) was established in 2010 with the objective to promote gardening in Rangely and to provide fresh produce to the community, especially the needy.
The Rangely Community Gardens (The Gardens) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization under Colorado State Statute with Federal Tax-exempt Status application re-submitted. The Gardens is governed by a Steering Committee nominated from the members. Among the activities of The Gardens Steering Committee are education for children and teenagers through hands on experience, hosting community events, establishing and overseeing The Gardens and The Gardens Market where 50% if produce harvested is donated to the needy and our seniors.. The steering committee and volunteers also plants a big pumpkin patch and gives a pumpkin to every child in Rangely and Dinosaur, CO. The youth (4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts) come together each spring specifically to plant the Town Flowers and assist with other cleanup activities.
The purpose of the gardens is to maintain an organic/natural community garden that will provide education and beautification as well as providing relief of the poor, the elderly, the distressed, or the underprivileged; By giving 50% fresh produce harvested to Radino Senior Center, White River Village residents, Rio Blanco County Food Bank in Rangely, and to the Rangely School District RE-4 for the school lunch program. Additionally The Gardens purpose is to promote, create, and maintain community and home gardening in Rangely, and to encourage community involvement in the betterment of the community, while providing members with the joys of gardening.
The Rangely Museum is full of wonderful exhibits, including Native American artifacts, the pioneer settlement of the area with tales of local cowboys and Indians, and the development of energy, as well as outside exhibits like Rangely's first jail. It’s located at 150 Kennedy Drive, on the corner of Kennedy Drive and Highway 64 on the east edge of town. During the months of May, September and October the museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Sundays from noon to 4 pm. June, July and August the museum is open 7 days a week; Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. Appointments can be made for special tours of the Rangely Museum by calling (970) 675-2612 or by sending a written request to P.O. Box 131, Rangely, CO, 81648. Also every year during Septemberfest weekend The Rangely Museum has the Ice Cream Social which is always on that Sunday. They also have the Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the same time.
Arts & Culture
Rangely is home to a unique cultural offering. Located off County Road 46 is an acoustical wonder known as The TANK. With a reverb more extraordinary than the Taj Mahal, this old 60 foot water tank was used for decades as an underground studio by musicians and recording artists from around the country. In 2013 over $40,000 was raised to improve The TANK and turn it into a Center for Sonic Arts. It will soon be available to the Rangely community, the public, and visiting artists. See www.tanksounds.org for information on access to The TANK.
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