The spirit of Christmas is coming early this year to Meeker, as the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be a “gift to the nation” from the White River National Forest and the people of Colorado. Trysta and Sarah Welle along with Peyton George pose in front of the 2012 Capitol
Members of the Meeker High School National Honor Society and FCCLA help Mary Cunningham Gillespie, a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, attach hangers, individually wrap and box more than 5,000 ornaments for the Capitol Christmas Tree and the 70 accompanying trees, coming from the White River National Forest.
RBC I This holiday season, the U.S. Forest Service and the White River National Forest, with help from their nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors and major sponsors including the Colorado Tourism Office, Mack Trucks and The National Association of Convenience Stores, will present a gift to the nation from the people
MEEKER I While the tree that will become the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree soaks up the Colorado sunshine in the White River National Forest, the humans involved in the project are busy making plans for decorating the tree and celebrating its journey from Colorado to Washington. Coloradans will be responsible
RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioner Kai Turner joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Under Secretary of Agriculture Harris Sherman, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service last Friday in Denver for the official announcement that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be provided by the White River National Forest. RBC
MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and renowned photographer John Fielder tomorrow in Denver, along with representatives from the White River National Forest and Choose Outdoors to announce the selection of the White River National Forest as the source of the 2012 Capitol Christmas