Christmas

It's the time of the year when Katie Abrams sees her Fort Collins neighbors pulling up with real trees tied to car roofs. She feels small pangs of jealousy when friends post woodsy pictures in flannel shirts, cutting down the perfect spruce.

“It all sounds really nice,” Abrams says. “And then once you go out and do it I can just imagine all the steps involved.”

So instead she pulls out the fake tree from the garage. A mentality that terrifies American Christmas tree growers.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

  • Cedaredge board eliminates golf benefit to boost trustees, mayor salary
  • Most comments at BLM meetings support canceling Thompson Divide leases
  • Head of Colorado Department of Natural Resources Resigns
  • Wary of plastic Christmas trees, growers rally around the real thing

Art Trevena

In late December the Sun follows a southerly path across our Western Slope skies, and daylight hours are short.   December 21 at 9:48 p.m.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 9, 2015

  • Feds approve natural gas development near Somerset
  • Carbondale pot shop targeted by armed robbers
  • Forest Service officials discuss the Colorado Roadless Rule exemption
  • Agencies partner to give Christmas trees to those in need

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Dec 25, 2014

Newscast

  • A White Christmas Predicted For The Western Slope
  • As More Resorts Make Snow, Climate Change Spells Trouble
  • Garfield County Man Charged In Father’s Death To Undergo Mental Evaluation
Tamburix via Flickr (CC BY-SA) creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, KVNF's Brian Cambria stopped in at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss to talk with Marsha Grant and Toni Hanna during a volunteer-heavy event to wrap Christmas presents for children of the North Fork Valley. He captured an audio postcard to kick off the Christmas season.