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RANGELY CHRONICLES

Massive Progress: Work Party and Nonprofit Status

It’s been just a little over two years since we decided to SAVE THE TANK.So what’s happened in that time?JUST THE HEADLINES (For busy folk.)FRIENDS OF THE TANK is now a 501c3 not for profit with the IRS.WE HAVE OUR BUILDING PERMIT AND HAVE STARTED TO BUILD!Now for the real story.Lets start from the beginning, entering […]

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The TANK gets the GREEN LIGHT from Rio Blanco County !!!

What a whirlwind in slow motion….13 months after the end of our Kickstarter campaign, The TANK has been approved for what is called a Conditional Use Permit.  Without this important but unforeseen step, we would not be allowed to have anyone in the tank in the future!  We never would have guessed that our most […]

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New Experiments in The TANK – October 2013

With credentials too massive to list, 2-time Grammy winner Tom Wassinger came to the TANK for the first time to record. His gorgeous Weissenborn-style Hawaiian lap-steel guitar created a stunning example of what we knew would happen when such big talent is set free in this echoic chamber. The Ladies: A gathering of six local ladies and […]

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October 2013 progress in Rangely!

In October of 2013, three of the FRIENDS OF THE TANK Executive Committee, Bruce Odland, Mark McCoin, and Lois LaFond, spent several days in Rangely to implement the next steps to the Save the Tank project.  After our wonderfully successful spring Kickstarter campaign to raise the needed funds, a myriad of unexpected issues arose. With […]

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Travelogue: Lois & Dick’s trip to Rangely, March 27th 2013

What a scene! Kids crawling and tumbling into The Tank while their Moms and the Mayor and a Councilwoman figure out how the heck to get through that 18” porthole – finally finding the usual individualized techniques. Looking awestruck, each person’s head pointing up to that grand cathedral-like peak, while talking with such excitement, which […]

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Travelogue: Lois & Dick’s trip to Rangely, March 26th 2013

Those of us in Colorado know the route: I-70, the Vails, the spectacular Glenwood Canyon, the iron oxide hills… .. and then the shift: Northwest Colorado. Spacious. Desolate. Barren. Brown this time of year. Beautiful. Rangely. One stoplight. We had dinner at Heather’s house. She wrote a wonderful article for the area newspaper, which has […]

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