RANGELY | The first Rio Blanco County baby of the new year and the new decade arrived at 6:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Kellen, 10, holds his new baby brother.
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Remus Azrael LeFevre, weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz., was welcomed by his parents Nicholas LeFevre and Jasmine DeFreitas and his big brother Kellen, age 10, of Rangely, where his dad works in the maintenance department at Colorado Northwestern Community College and his mom is a fourth-grade teacher at Parkview Elementary.

DeFreitas’s due date was Jan. 8, but she suspected Remus might make an earlier appearance.

“I expected that he might come around New Year’s, as I had some signs early on during the holidays,” she said via email. “It was semi-predetermined, as we had an induction scheduled in case of weather and travel conditions. The ladies at Canyon View Women’s Health made our experience a wonderful one, and each nurse took care of our little family like their own,” DeFreitas added.

The youngest LeFevre’s maternal grandparents are Arlene Hart of Colorado (currently living in Rangely) and Allen Harp of Arkansas and Jonathan and Sue DeFreitas of Sacramento, California. Paternal grandparents are Doug and Lisa LeFevre, currently in Sterling, Colorado.

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