Gov. John Hickenlooper lit the State Capitol Holiday Tree yesterday. The tree is themed the "Gold Star Tree of Honor" to pay tribute to the more than 350 Colorado military service members lost in the global war on terror since Sept. 11, 2001
The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County are once again sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program December 26th through January 20th, which is a free service for Fort Collins residents.
Every year since I can remember we have trimmed the tree on Thanksgiving and I've wrapped presents up to just before they were opened. This year we waited a couple of weeks longer, but unlike last year, we DID put up a tree. And thanks to my long time friend, who is more like a sister, I suddenly am obsessed with matching my wrapping paper with my tree scheme. Oh bother!
Want to cut down your own Christmas tree this year and meet Smokey Bear? The cutting area on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District near Red Feather Lakes is open Dec. 7 through 15 and permits are on sale beginning December 2nd.