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Lights go up on Yampa’s new trees

Eric Weber, working with Glow Scenes out of Steamboat Springs, strings lights on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig Wednesday afternoon.
Cuyler Meade / Craig Press

If waking up to a winter wonderland Wednesday morning didn’t send Craig residents into a state of holiday-season delight (or shock), perhaps taking a walk down Yampa Avenue Wednesday afternoon will do the trick.

The young trees, recently planted along Yampa Avenue downtown following the Craig’s renovation of the sidewalks over the late summer and early fall, were in the process of receiving their first Christmas trim Wednesday afternoon. A pair of contractors were stringing white lights on the trees on both sides of the street shortly after noon between Victory Way and Sixth Street.

Eric Weber, working with Glow Scenes out of Steamboat Springs, strings lights on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig Wednesday afternoon.
Cuyler Meade / Craig Press
Eric Weber, working with Glow Scenes out of Steamboat Springs, strings lights on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig Wednesday afternoon.
Cuyler Meade / Craig Press

The company, Glow Scenes, is out of Steamboat Springs. Craig director of parks and recreation Ryan Dennison said this is the first time he’s aware of that the city has contracted out the tree lighting.



The contractor, Marek Vidlak, noted that the lights will come down in March to allow the young trees to grow without damage, as requested by Dennison.


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