With two western slope towns in the top 20, it is not hard to figure out why we love our neck of the woods in the wild and remote west. So Check them out! Have you been there? Tell us about it!Read More
Since the full heat of summer has descended on the West, many are struggling with conditions, with many 4th of July fireworks celebrations canceled and Fire Restrictions in place in the hopes of preventing as many fires as possible.
According to THE REALITY OF RANGELY, the history masterwork by local author Robert Haag, It had been a garage repair business that in 1947 was sold by an Oliver Donecker to Henry Carnes, the "B & M" stood for "Bessie and Me". (Bessie was Carnes' daughter.)
(There are other theories as to what the two initials stood for...)
Do you have any theories?Read More
Music is associated with multiple cognitive and physical benefits. According to USA Today, just listening to music has been associated with eased physical pain, improved motivation, enhanced blood vessel function and reduced stress in patients of all ages. If you take that a notch further and combine it with even more active pastimes like singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument, you can improve outcomes even more and stay sharp well into your senior years.
How do you engage music in your life?Read More
Northwest Colorado is gaining a Makerspace for the community in Rangely, Colorado. To experience the art and creativity that the space can offer, Beth Wiley invites you to come and check out all studio can offer, from classes to free creation. Come, Create, Construct and Craft.Read More
The Solstice Gatherings at The TANK begin in just two days. What events are you going to? Which are you most excited for? Have you been to The TANK? Tell us about your experiences or what you hope to experience!Read More
Have you ever dreamed of riding, roping, and telling tales by a campfire after a hard day of herding? Many people want to experience the life of a cowboy, even if it's only temporary. Thoughts of sleeping under the stars and food cooked over an open flame appeal to men and women alike. Luckily, there are still places to try your hand at being a cowboy… Do you know of others? Tell us about them!
Each year during the Solstice Week, The TANK Center for Sonic Arts has a celebration with Sonic Explorations for Midsummer. This is the absolutely perfect time to check out The TANK and explore sounds, vibrations and experience the reverb of the massive metal behemoth. The Solstice Celebrations of 2018 include an amazing line-up of artists and experiences.
This is the earliest of Billy's CD's that I have, recorded back in 1991 -- and perhaps it was his first of all. It is a collection of truckin' songs, which he wrote and performs.
Interestingly, the opening song, titled, "I Am Billy Bayou," may be pretty much autobiographical. It introduces us both to the character on the CD, and as to how the real Billy may have come to have decided to record it in the first place.Read More
Looking for a fun weekday activity to go to help hold off the plague of summer boredoms? For those up in the northwest corner of Colorado and in the northeast corner of Utah, Vernal is offering the 2018 Vernal Excitement every Thursday starting at 7 p.m from May 21st through July 19th.Read More
Looking for fun kid-friendly events for the summer? Look no further, we have you covered with these too-cool-for-school events on the Western Slope. From Strawberries, to a Headless Chicken and Music Wonders, there are plenty of things to keep you busy during June. Tell us which ones you are planning to go to!Read More
From mountains to valleys, hidden waterfalls and more, Colorado and the American West has a lot to offer. However, packing an expensive camera into the woods is riskier than it seems, so we’ve got some tips and tricks for your travels to keep your camera safe and know where to go.Read More
Wow, it’s already May? Feels like time has flown past this year so far, Mother’s Day 2018 is just about here and we wanted to wish our mothers a Happy Mothers Day so we’ve collected a list of events for this weekend that you might be interested in exploring! Tell us which ones you’re most interested in in the comments below!Read More
We know of many OHV Trails, here are just a few of our favorite Colorado OHV Trails. What are some of your favorites? Tell us about them, share some pictures, we’d love to see where you’ve been and what you’ve been up to.Read More
Ken Bailey, our resident oil geek, comic artist, and an all-around cool guy, was with us last fall. We took a virtual walk with him this week and today we wrap it up, with a smattering of new memories and old. Out here in the wild and remote west, we love our little towns with big spaces. There's room to explore and room to grow as Ken Bailey experienced himself. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 before you read this one though!
And be sure to drop us a line about what you miss or remember from your wanderings in rural towns of Western Slope Colorado!
We’ve rounded up some not-so-distant towns that you might want to check out for the Summer of 2018. One of the best things we love about living in the west is the rugged image we’ve kept going. Where are some of your favorite places to check out? Know of any other Cowboy towns? Share it with us below!Read More
In a previous post, we took a trip down memory lane with Ken Bailey, our resident oil geek and oil field guru. In August we got to share our time with this fun gentleman, but one evening while here, sleep eluded our friend. We started talking his adventure in this post, but there is still more to tell about his mini-adventure here in the wild and remote west.
Back in August we had one of our favorite bloggers and photographers and all round oil geek visit us here in the wild and remote west. Rangely's changed a lot over the years, and while he was here one hot August evening, Ken took a walk and noted some of the differences and changes. He writes:
Warmer weather is coming and school is wrapping up for the year, give yourself and the kids a much needed break during May's testing and go explore some of these amazing events going on near you in the wild and remote west in May 2018.Read More