2012 Capitol Christmas Tree is a gift to the nation

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 Christmas Tree banner after picking […]

Tree’s journey begins Nov. 6 in Meeker

MEEKER I Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, and Reps. Diana DeGette, Jared Polis, Scott Tipton, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Ed Perlmutter welcomed the kick-off to the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree’s journey from Colorado to Washington, D.C. The “People’s Tree,” a 73-inch Engleman Spruce, will be cut from the White River […]

Capitol Tree celebrations

MEEKER I The excitement continues to build as preparations are made to cut, wrap and deliver Colorado’s gift to the nation, the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, and everyone in Rio Blanco County is invited to take part in the celebration Nov. 3. Since it was announced last December that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree would […]

Holiday tradition continues with Capitol Christmas Tree

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 of Colorado. The 2012 Capitol […]

Udall visits plant center

MEEKER I The Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center (Plant Center) was privileged to host Senator Udall on July 2. On his way to select the 2012 White House Christmas Tree in the White River National Forest, Senator Udall stopped by and learned more about what the Plant Center had to offer regarding plant material development […]

Claus for a good cause

MEEKER I Gerald and Twila Morris sacrificed their time and energy for the “Claus” once again last Saturday in Denver, sweltering in the heat as Santa and Mrs. Claus. They were asked to participate by a member of the organization in charge of acquiring the Capitol Christmas Tree this year. The tree is coming from […]

Time to make your ornaments

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 for providing 5,000 handmade ornaments […]

RBC proud to furnish Capitol Christmas Tree tree

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 Commissioner Kai Turner, a fifth-generation […]

Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Meeker area in 2012

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 Tree. The Capitol Christmas Tree […]