Monday Evening    officers with the Rangely Police Department, along with Deputies from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of Rangely, CO. Deputies and officers located the vehicle and in the course of attempting to apprehend the suspects, shots were fired near the intersections of Highway 64 and Highway 139, within the City Limits of Rangely, CO.

One of the suspects was shot. He was later declared deceased. No Officers or Deputies were injured during the incident.

The 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, a multi-jurisdictional team of investigators who are designated to work cases when law enforcement officers are involved in a shooting, is currently investigating the shooting. No further information will be released, including the identity of the deceased or any of the officers and deputies who were involved. This is considered an open and active investigation. The lead investigating agency, as with all Officer Involved Shootings, will be the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. They will work in conjunction with the 9th Judicial District Attorney to complete the investigation.

Information from the 9th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is currently being released through the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office as it becomes available. Phone: 970-665-0207

The investigation into the shooting incident is being led by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which looks at all shootings involving law enforcement officers, and is joined by the Ninth Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier destination for art making and critical dialog in the contemporary art world, welcomes Peter Waanders who will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. His first day in the office will be January 15, 2019.

Waanders comes to the Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he was the Director for the Society of Fellows starting in 2011. He oversaw the organization’s strategic planning, management and programming curation during a period of rapid growth and the expansion to year-round programing in major cities around the United States. Waanders worked with trustees and volunteers to launch the highly successful young donor program and expanded intimate offerings for top-level donor groups. Waanders coordinated major gifts for Institute programs ranging from endowed scholarships, youth initiatives and major art acquisitions to legacy giving. Waanders has a unique combination of business and nonprofit experience. He owned both independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery before joining the Institute.

“We are thrilled to have Peter join Anderson Ranch,” said Sue Hostetler, Chair of the Ranch Board of Trustees. “This comes at a time when the Ranch is evolving in several ways. After a fabulous 2018, we are poised to grow. Peter will not only step into the role of President and CEO, but will be instrumental in adding a crucial new member to the Ranch team. We conducted an international search to find the right fit for this President and CEO role, and are delighted to have found someone with knowledge, enthusiasm and a tremendous reputation right in our own backyard. With his vision and expertise, Peter will take the Ranch to even greater heights.”

In early 2019, Waanders will head the charge in hiring for a new position at Anderson Ranch; a Curator-in-Residence who will work alongside him to further the Ranch’s mission of art, inspiration and community.

Hostetler continued, “This person will work with Peter and the team to deepen our commitment to the contemporary art world.”

Waanders said of his new role, “This new chapter means so many wonderful things.  I have always admired the work of Anderson Ranch, and I share the organization’s vision of an exciting and meaningful future in the world of contemporary art. It has grown and thrived and I am confident we can continue that trajectory for years to come. My life’s work has been about connecting people with ideas, values, inspiration and each other. I look forward to working with this incredible team to enhance the Ranch’s work and its impact on individuals and the larger art world,” he continued, “Anderson Ranch is an arts and ideas organization with an international reputation and its feet firmly planted in the local community. I’m honored to be a part of it.”