- Andy Shaffer, Mayor
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.
- Trey Robie, Mayor ProTem
Donnell Robie III, better known as Trey, is in his 5th year serving as a Town Council member. Trey is a Rangely native and is happy to be giving back to the community that he feels gave him so much.
Trey attended Rangely High School as well as Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) where he received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.
Trey comes from an oil field family and has worked in the oil field himself since high school. After graduating from CNCC he began working full-time for Hayes Petroleum and has been with the company for the past 15 years.
Trey and his wife, Candra, have three daughters. As a family they enjoy golfing and camping and all the wonderful outdoor activities and wide-open spaces around Rangely.
- Tim Webber
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.
- Don Davidson
Don Davidson is a licensed professional Colorado Principal, online instructor for Colorado Mesa University, and lifelong teacher.
Don grew up in the small town of Woodland Park, Colorado. On the State level, he has been most recently responsible as the Professional Development and Training Coordinator for the Public Education Department in the State of New Mexico-IDEAL New Mexico and the Emergency Management Coordinator at Montrose Memorial Hospital.
In 1980, he became part owner of AADVentures Ranch near Buford, Colorado where he cuts hay and manages cattle. He attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he earned a bachelor’s degree while playing basketball for the Mesa Mavericks. In the past, Don has been a heavy industrial carpenter and equipment operator in the Logan Wash Oil Shale mine near Debeque, Colorado, and a flight line operator for Monarch Aviation in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Don and his wife of 40 years, Rhonda, have two children, one a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and now a Captain and a daughter who loves travel and languages. She is employed by Colorado Mesa University.
He earned his master’s degree in Continuing and Adult Education and has published educational articles and a book entitled, “The Grand River Ditch: A History of Irrigation on Colorado’s Western Slope.”
He is excited to serve in Rangely, Colorado!
- 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 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.”
- Ron Granger
Currently I am retired from Colorado Northwestern Community College, however, I now work as the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Rangely Junior/Senior High School. 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.
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.