Christmasfest plans underway

RANGELY | The Western Rio Blanco Recreation & Park District is making preparations for the annual Christmasfest celebration, scheduled for Dec. 9 and 10 this year. Once again, the event will include a week of promotion for local businesses, sleigh rides, the Snowflake Baby contest, a scavenger hunt, residential and business lighting contests, an a […]

Rangely’s Christmasfest a mixed bag as far as attendance concerned; children enjoyed events

RANGELY I Depending on the event, this year’s Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Christmasfest saw both high attendance and low turnouts.

Rangely chamber, rec center gear up for town’s Christmasfest

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation and Park District hosts a Charlie Brown-themed Christmasfest from Tuesday, Dec. 9 to Saturday, Dec. 13. Tuesday morning kicks off the official activities with Christmasfest’s annual scavenger hunt. Beginning at 8 a.m., participants can pick up check sheets at the recreation center and head downtown to […]


Five-year-old Kyla Hadley shows her gingerbread creation during the gingerbread man decorating contest at WRBM Recreation Center on Friday morning in Rangely. The activity was part of Christmasfest activities last weekend held around Rangely as their kickoff to the Christmas shopping season.

Breakfast with Santa…

Seven-year-old Emma Smith of Rangely spends a moment with Santa at the Breakfast with Santa event, sponsored by the Blue Mountain Inn and Suites on Saturday, Dec. 14 as part of the Christmasfest activities in Rangely.

Christmasfest opens Rangely holiday season

RANGELY I The Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan (WRBM) Recreation District’s chili dinner and dance recital drew more than 100 people to Colorado Northwestern Community College on Saturday night, netting more than $500 to help a local family pay for their daughter’s health care expenses.

Christmasfest in Rangely set for this weekend

RANGELY I Rangely Christmasfest activities kicked off this week, with the main events this Friday and Saturday. This year’s “Candyland-themed Christmas,” put on by the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (WRBM), began with a scavenger hunt Tuesday and ramps up Friday with free gingerbread man decorating from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at […]

‘Tis the season…

Rangely Christmasfest 2012

Aaron, Aveahna and Haliegh Klein gave Santa their Christmas list after breakfast at the Blue Mountain Inn and Suites. Haleigh Klein, sister Aveahna, and mom and dad Krissy and Zach wait for the girls’ turn in the Snowflake Baby Contest Saturday afternoon. Fellow entrant Rachel Elder waits with her friends and grandmother Jean Elder. The […]

Rangely’s Christmasfest a complete success

Norm Hall, Sr. and Patty Shue were crowned Christmasfest senior king and queen in the CNCC Colorado Room Saturday afternoon. Alivia Green, Drew Zadra, Kaitlyn Cox and Aaron Klein were this year’s princesses and princes.

How the Grinch stole Christmasfest

More than 50 kids, including Journie Gladstone, enjoyed having their picture taken with the Grinch at Colorado CPA in Rangely last Friday, while carolers outside kicked off the Grinch-themed 2012 Rangely Christmasfest.

Signature events are highlights of Christmasfest

RANGELY I Though the event went off well as a whole, there were definite highlights at this year’s Christmasfest, according to organizer and WRBM aquatics/recreation director Camilla Kennedy. “I think it went pretty well,” Kennedy said. “The Parade (of Lights) was beautiful this year. We had tons of kids in the Snowflake Baby contest. And […]