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

Rangely firefighter Mike Cushman kept his Christmas decorations, which depict a firefighter putting out a house fire, on familiar territory following his occupation. The lights, which depict two firemen and a pumper truck, are located at 215 W. Rio Blanco.

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

Christmasfest royalty was chosen over the weekend during holiday-related events in Rangely. Members of royalty, from left, are second attendant Norm Hall, first attendants Bettie Jo Hackford and Bill Dyer, crown bearer Brielle Lucero, Queen Phyllis Zadra, King Bill Zadra and crown bearer Wyatt Wiley.

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

Santa and Mrs. Claus made their first stop of the season at Meeker on Friday night for Meeker’s Parade of Lights. The Jolly Old Soul and his wife just may be in Rangely this weekend, taking part in Christmasfest. See photos throughout today’s edition regarding Meeker’s event and activities coming to Rangely.

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

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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

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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

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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

Winners of Saturday night’s Christmasfest Parade of Lights were Alliance Energy Service Company, Blue Mountain Inn and Future Farmers of America. The RE-4 school bus placed second.

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 […]

Christmasfest 2012

RANGELY | The Western Rio Blanco Recreation and Park District will celebrate the 2012 Christmasfest, a Grinch-themed Christmas in Rangely Friday and Saturday.