Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 1 |

Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 1

Fireworks are rescheduled for Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at dark.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Kicks Off Saturday, Nov. 3, Downtown Meeker, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. with many activities all day. The U.S Capitol Christmas Tree will then travel to Rangely’s, Ball Fields at River Road & Bell Street, Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Then the U.S. Capital Christmas Tree will travel to Steamboat Springs, Tuesday, Nov 6, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Visit the Capitol Christmas Tree website ( or the Meeker Chamber of Commerce website (

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints & Love INC. Food Drive is slated for

Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The young women and young men of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will be knocking on doors in the Craig area of Finley Lane east to Green Street between 9th Street and Victory Way.

You can also just leave any items you might want to give by your front door, marked for Love INC. You can also drop off items at Love INC. 656 School St. or at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 9th Street and Finley Lane.

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Congressman Scott Tipton to attend U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree harvest on Friday, Nov. 2. Tipton is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. The 73-foot Engelmann Spruce will be harvested approximately 40 miles east of Meeker on County Road 8, taken to Meeker for a celebration on Saturday before embarking on a tour through Colorado, and then across the country as it makes its was to Washington, D.C.

Colorado Stops are:

November 6 – Rangely-Steamboat Springs

November 7 – Dillon – Glenwood Springs

November 8 – Grand Junction – Montrose

November 9 – Cortez – Durango

November 10 – Pagosa – Alamosa

November 11 – Colorado Springs – Denver

November 12 – Greeley – LaJunta

For more information on the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, visit .