Steve Martinson: Thanks for the help |

Steve Martinson: Thanks for the help

To the editor:

I would like to thank a wide range of community members for helping make the Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Project a resounding success.

A huge thank you goes to the White River National Forest Service Office in Meeker, Mary Cunnningham and Troy Osborn for securing and delivering the dried aspen logs, and Raymond Durham, a local citizen from Hamilton, for offering his time and his personal sawmill to slice the logs into “cookies” for students in Craig, Meeker and Rangely.

I am very grateful to Chris Jones and the Friends of Moffat County Education for securing a grant to pay for weatherproof art materials for over one thousand art students, enabling them to participate in this project.

I would like to thank my fellow art teachers Martha Laliberte and Andrea Peroutka for helping plan and develop ideas for the ornaments and for completing ornaments with their own students. A great big thank you goes to Cathy Lowther for graciously stepping in and finishing up this daunting project at three elementary schools while I was out with an injury.

This was a fantastic community effort and Northwest Colorado will be well represented at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., this Christmas.


Steve Martinson

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more