The city of Rifle had their Hometown Holidays event this past weekend. The tree-lighting ceremony was followed by a fireworks show. Afterward, a number of businesses participated in the parade. There were also many things to do at multiple places in Rifle, including a showing of “The Nutcracker” by Symphony in the Valley.
PHOTOS: Holiday lights and hometown delights
PHOTOS: Western Colorado towns celebrate Halloween
The children were out in droves to celebrate Halloween over the past week with their communities, in the towns of Rifle and Silt. The towns organized these events, the Preschool Halloween Parade and Fall Festival, respectively, to bring together businesses and the people who live there.
PHOTOS: Glenwood Springs High rolls down Pitkin Avenue during Friday’s homecoming parade
Glenwood Springs High School held their annual homecoming parade on Friday. The homecoming assembly drew competition between the four grades as well as the crowning of homecoming royalty. Clubs and other extracuricular activities were represented during the school’s parade, which marched down Pitkin Avenue before wrapping back around at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.
This year’s homecoming royalty included: freshmen Sierra Weir and Tate Rice; sophomores Sienna McIntyre and Jackson Wood; juniors Ella Fosnaught and Nate Mexted; seniors Leyna McGill, Henry Braudis, Elle Tripp, Tyson Kochevar, Sam Portillo and Josh Islas; homecoming queen Delaney McPherson and king Ian Cole.
PHOTOS: Coal Ridge volleyball takes on Montrose
Coal Ridge volleyball was in action last week against Montrose.
PHOTOS: Roaring Fork, Colorado River valleys show true fall colors
Better catch it while it still lasts.
The Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys are currently bursting with fall foliage. Whether it’s Silt, Redstone or Sunlight Mountain, the vibrancy is quite the sight to see before winter sets in and snow covers the landscape.
And don’t forget: the city of Glenwood Springs soon starts offering a leaf drop-off site at the old rodeo grounds near the airport, 1172 County Road 116, a city news release states. The site is available Friday-Nov. 12.
Photos: Rifle High School homecoming
Rifle High School celebrated homecoming this past weekend with a parade to kick off a weekend of sports. The parade stretched through Rifle midday Friday before the RHS Bears went on to defeat the Moffat County High School Bulldogs on Friday night.
Photos: National Sheepdog Finals come to a close in Carbondale
Following a weekend full of competition for sheepdog spectators and competitors, the event, hosted at Strang Ranch, came to a close on Monday. In partnership with Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) all ticket and parking proceeds benefitted the nonprofit animal shelter in Glenwood Springs.
PHOTOS: Burning Mountain Festival parade brings out bubbles, water and sunshine
Saturday was a picture perfect morning for an exciting parade in New Castle as part of the Burning Mountain Festival. Multiple floats participated to show various parts of the community.
A family drove by on a bright red fire truck from New Castle, waving and calling. The cheerleading team from Coal Ridge High School followed their peers from the marching band, shaking their white pompoms in deep blue uniforms, leading the football team down Main Street. The float by the Kathryn Senor Elementary School was decorated vividly in pink posters and worldly colors, holding a group of young children dressed in red and blue.
Numerous other floats from local businesses, Colorado Mountain College, community groups and schools came down the street, representing parts of New Castle and nearby Rifle, Silt and Glenwood Springs.
Finally, the last float of the procession had a massive bubble machine on the back, which left incandescent miniature mountains of bubbles in the street. Children ran to let the streams of soap and water fall on them before they could touch the ground.
PHOTOS: Sopris Elementary School rings in the new school year
Following the start of a new school year for schools throughout the Roaring Fork School District, parents and students piled into Sopris Elementary School on Wednesday for the first day of classes.
PHOTOS: First day of school brings out the smiles
This week marks back to school for Garfield County school districts.
On Monday, smiles filled the halls of Garfield Re-2 schools as students came back ready to learn for the 2023-2024 academic year.