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I moved to Rangely in the fall of 1990 to attend the CNCC Aviation program. I spent two years in the program, graduating in 1992 with an Associates of Applied Science in Aviation Technology and achieving my CFI and CFII. In the fall of the following year I took a position as an instructor in CNCC’s Aviation program. I then spent several years working for Ducey’s Electric as an apprentice electrician. In 1997 I went to work for Brenton Service Company where I earned my Journeyman Electrical License. A year later, seeking opportunities to provide a better lifestyle for my family, I transitioned into the natural gas field. Now 20 years later I still believe I made the right decision. I have also been on the Rangely Fire Department for 25 years and currently serve as Chief.
I have been happily married to my wife Elaine since 1993. We have two children; 19 year old Sidney, who attends Colorado Mesa University, and 10 year old Braxton, who proudly attends Rangely School District.
During my first year of college I could not wait to return to the flat lands I came from and get out of these rolling hills and mountains. Like many college students I spent my time on campus and did not venture down to town much. The summer between my first and second years of college I chose to stay in Rangely and it was during this time that I realized what Rangely and the surrounding area was all about. I have now been in Rangely for 28 years and I would not change a thing. I am glad Elaine and I have been able to raise our family here.
I think Rangely is great as a small community and the lifestyle benefits associated with our size are a primary reason why so many of us like living here. Rangely is also an industry based community which has cyclical ups and downs throughout the years. Because of this we need to focus on diversifying our community in order to help keep the economy going during industrial down times. There is no easy solution to this, given our location. But if we seek to capitalize on our unique BLM surroundings in order to promote Rangely we may find some success. Improving our community also means keeping the employees that work in our area living in our area. We must accept the challenges facing Rangely and strive to show the world that Rangely is truly Way Outside of Ordinary.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Rangely. Some of the nicest, kindest, and supportive people live here. It really is a great place to live! I am lucky enough to be a life-long resident of Rangely.
Since receiving my B.B.A in 2009, I started as a gas plant operator, and now I work for a small oil and gas service company running down-hole service tools. The majority of this work takes place in the local Chevron field also known as the Rangely Weber Sand Unit. It's a very rewarding field to work in, because there is such a large variation in the age of the wells. The history of the oil and gas development in Rangely is very fascinating.
Oil and gas development has been very beneficial for Rangely, but I think in today’s world it is important to diversify. Tourism, recreation, and technology are all things we can take advantage of here. Rangely is a geological and geographical GOLD MINE!!! There is so much for people to see I want the community take advantage of this. The new fiber-optic coming into the community is just short of revolutionary.
I look forward to representing the great people of this community. It's an amazing opportunity for me to give back! I will be serving on the finance committee, community development committee, and the RDA/RDC committee. The easiest way to reach me is by email. Please feel free to contact me if needed.
Trey Robie is a Rangely local and is serving his first term on the Rangely Town Council.
I moved my family to Rangely in the Fall of 2014 after receiving an employment opportunity with Williams Northwestern Pipeline.
I work as an Operations Technician for Williams Northwestern Pipeline. I have held previous employment positions as a Project Manager, Public Relations Manager, and Account Manager.
I love the great outdoors; Rangely and surrounding areas provides so much to explore and enjoy. I also enjoy the unique and safe lifestyle that Rangely offers. I grew up in a small town, and can now offer my children a similar experience as they grow. There are also many opportunities for growth in Rangely, and I am excited to be a part of that.
Sustainability is my main focus for Rangely. With the economic downturn in the oil and gas field, I hope to see Rangely remain the unique and safe home town for all those that reside here. There are numerous possibilities for Rangely to be sustainable, and I have great hopes for those possibilities to become realities in the future.
I came to Rangely in August of 2015 as part of a job relocation. Having grown up in the bayous of South Louisiana I found this area to be uniquely beautiful. The mountains, the wildlife, the natural history, the endless trails are all much different than anywhere else I have lived. My wife, Konnie, soon followed and our love for this area, this community, and its people began to grow.
I have been in the Oil and Gas Industry my entire life spending most of my career in the Gulf of Mexico on oil platforms and now here in the Rangely Field. I know how important the Oil, Gas and Coal Industry is to this area. It has been reported that 50% of the wages earned in Rio Blanco County come from Oil, Gas or Coal related jobs. The most of any area in Colorado. The same report also stated that over 1100 permanent jobs have been lost in this area since 2010 and we have to do our part to diversify our economy here to avoid those boom and bust cycles that so often occur. I was very honored by being "appointed" to the Board of Trustees.
I feel that it is our duty as trustees to make a difference and move our town forward by representing this part of Colorado I have done my best to offer my life experiences to help resolve some of the issues that have been brought before us. I have to say that it has been an even more humbling experience by my being "elected" by the people of Rangely to represent them in matters that are important to us all. I will do my best to be their voice in all matters that come before the board. I want to take the opportunity to open the door for communication between the people of Rangely and their elected officials by providing my email address. If anyone would like to share their ideas of how we can make Rangely a Better Place, please share your thoughts with us! You can contact me at: email@example.com
Rich Garner is a Rangely local and is serving his first term on the Rangely Town Council.
Luke Geer is a Rangely local and is serving his first term on the Rangely Town Council.