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Mayor & Trustees

Ron Granger, Mayor
Ron Granger, Mayor

Currently I am a retired President from Colorado Northwestern Community College; however, I remain as a professor for the Business Program.  My wife, Alisa, daughter, Samantha, and I moved to Rangely in August of 2016 when I took the position as President of Colorado Northwestern Community College.  We moved to Rangely from Riverton, WY, but both Alisa and I grew up in Southwest Missouri and lived there for several years before we moved to Wyoming. 

Most of my adult life has been spent in education with over 25 years in higher education and 11 years at the high school level.  Besides being President at CNCC, I have served as a professor, division chair, dean and vice president at Crowder College in Missouri and as vice president at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.    I also taught business for a few years at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.  Besides my work in education, I was the CFO for a construction company in El Paso, TX.  We worked exclusively for oil refineries throughout Texas and New Mexico.  I received my BS degree in Business Education from Missouri Southern State University and my Masters degree in Educational Administration from Missouri State University. 

When we moved to Rangely, we immediately fell in love with the town and the people.  We knew that we wanted to make Rangely our home even after my retirement.  Since we have been here both Alisa and I have served on several boards and been involved in many community events. 

Our biggest joy in life are our kids and grandkids.  We have a total of 8 children living in Idaho, Utah, Missouri, and Wyoming and also have 16 grandkids and 1 great granddaughter.  

Andy Shaffer, Pro Tem
Andy Shaffer portrait

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 Degree in Aviation Technology, achieving a CFI and CFII.  In the fall of the following year I took a position as an instructor at CNCC in the Aviation program.  

I then spent several years working for Ducey 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.  Twenty-two years later I still believe I made the right decision.  

I volunteered on the Rangely Fire Department for 27 years.  I also served on Rangley’s Town Council for six years, four as a councilman and two as Mayor.

I have a son and a daughter.  My daughter, Sidney, graduated from the CNCC Nursing Program and is an RN.  My son, Braxton, is 11 and attends school in Rangely.  He enjoys riding his dirt bike, playing basketball, baseball and wake surfing.

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 year of college I chose to stay in Rangely.  During this time I realized what Rangely and the surrounding area had to offer. I have now been in Rangely for 30 years and I would not change a thing. I am glad I have been able to raise my family here.

I think Rangely is a great small community.  The lifestyle benefits associated with our size are a primary reason why people enjoy living here. Rangely is an industry-based community which has cyclical ups and downs. 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 the many reasons why Rangely is truly Way Outside of Ordinary.


Tim Webber
Tim Weber

Tim joined the Town Council in October of 2020.   He is currently employed as the Executive Director of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation Park District.

He graduated from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, an emphasis in Leisure Planning and Management and a minor in Corrections. 

Tim and his wife, Annette Webber, have two sons and one daughter.  They moved to Rangely 15 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Webber family has been an asset to the Rangely community.  They love all things Rangely and are eager to assist the community in times of need. 

The Webber family also owns “Bucket” the dog who is often seen riding around town with Tim greeting residents of the community.

While he has many hobbies, his favorite hobby is woodworking, and making cribbage boards.

Kyle Wren


Kyle Wren

Kyle Wren, CEO of Rangely District Hospital (RDH), has been employed with the Hospital since 2010.  He began working for RDH as the Lab Director but was later appointed the COO.  In January of 2020 he was promoted to CEO. 

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science with a Minor in Spanish.  He obtained a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Weber State University.  

Kyle moved to Rangely from Idaho with his wife, J’lyn, who is a Rangely native. They have three children, Kevin, Miah and Taya.

As a family they enjoy spending time together, riding OHVs, hunting, fishing, and playing board games. 

In his spare time he runs with the Rangely Ambulance as an EMT.  He is also a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Rangely Fire Department.  

Kyle’s mission is to bring patient-centered healthcare to the rural community he loves and serves.  He is very excited to serve on Rangely’s Town Council.

Todd Thayne


Todd Thayn

Todd Thayn was born and raised in Moab, Utah.  He is married with four children, three girls and one boy.

His career began with operating a gas plant in the oil and gas field at the Lisbon Valley Gas Plant for Encana USA.  He transferred to Rangely in January of 2006 and is currently employed with Utah Gas Corporation.  

He and his wife Kristen graduated high school from Monticello High School in Monticello, Utah. They were married in 2010.

Todd and his family greatly enjoy the outdoors and all mother nature has to offer.  His hobbies are hunting, fishing, boating, and anything outdoors. He also enjoys metal and leather work.

When asked about serving on the Town Council he stated, “I am excited to be part of the Rangely Town Council.  My family and I love the residents of Rangely and are very excited that our children are growing up in such a wonderful community.”

Shawn Morgan
Shawn Morgan, Town Councilman

Shawn Morgan was born in Meeker, Colorado.  His family moved to Rangely in 1986 when his father started Rangely Trash Service, and Shawn has called Rangely home ever since.  In 1993 he graduated from high school and attended Colorado Northwestern Community College where he obtained an associate in arts degree. 

Shawn worked in the oilfield for several years before returning to take over the family business.  In 2004 he married Misty Morgan and they started their family in Rangely.  He has two children, a son named Matthew and a daughter named Macy.  Both are attending school in Rangely.  Macy graduates in May 2024.

In 2013 Shawn and his brother Rob bought their father's company, Rangely Trash Service.  They continue to operate the company today. 

Shawn loves all the outdoor opportunities Rangely has to offer such as riding dirt bikes, a side by side, rock crawling, boating or hunting.  When asked what he hopes to accomplish while serving on the Town Council, he stated, “I love this community and the people in it.  I am very excited to serve the residents of Rangely.”

Robby D. Elam

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The Rangely Town Council meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers. Rescheduling and cancellations will be posted under the Council Meeting/Board Packet page when necessary as well as on social media.