ARIZONA NEWS

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest provides Arizona State Capitol Christmas tree

Nov 25, 2016, 6:00 AM
(Photo by: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)...
(Photo by: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)
(Photo by: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)

PHOENIX — The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests handpicked a big blue spruce for this year’s Arizona State Capitol Christmas tree. This is the first time that the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have chosen the State Capitol tree.

The blue spruce was cut from the Greens Peak area of the national forest on Nov. 17 and delivered to the State Capitol the next day.

Decoration of the tree has already begun, and the lighting ceremony is set for Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Governor Doug Ducey will do the honors of flipping the switch and officially bringing in the holiday season.

The Christmas tree will be on display in the lobby of the Executive Tower at 1700 W. Washington Street.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., as the...
Griselda Zetino

Where are the teachers? A look at Arizona’s struggle to fill positions

Elementary teachers are some of the hardest jobs to fill for schools in Arizona, according to a recent survey.
5 hours ago
(City of Phoenix Photo)...
Kevin Stone

Hundreds of weapons seized since start of Phoenix crackdown on gun crime

More than 700 firearms have been taken out of the wrong hands since Phoenix implemented its Operation Gun Crime Crackdown last month, the city said Wednesday.
5 hours ago
A doctor shows a monkeypox sore on a patient´s foot at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital in Lima, Peru...
KTAR.com

Arizona health department launches monkeypox resource page

Arizona health officials launched a monkeypox web page with information and resources to help the community better understand the outbreak.
5 hours ago
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mythical Games)...
Danny Shapiro

The Chainsmokers to headline final night of Birds Nest at 2023 WM Phoenix Open

The Chainsmokers will headline the fourth and final night of the concert series at the 2023 WM Phoenix Open.
5 hours ago
(Athleta Photo)...
KTAR.com

Women’s activewear brand Athleta opens store at Gilbert mall

A women's activewear store has opened in Gilbert's SanTan Village, offering a range of multi-generational clothing to the East Valley community.
5 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Public Safety Photo)...
KTAR.com

Man arrested in Chandler after authorities find over 35 pounds of fentanyl

A man was arrested in Chandler last week after authorities seized over 35 pounds of fentanyl pills from his vehicle during a drug trafficking investigation. 
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
...
CANVAS ANNUITY

Best retirement savings rates hit 4.30%

Maximize your retirement savings with guaranteed fixed rates up to 4.30%. Did you know there is a financial product that can give you great interest rates as you build your retirement savings and provide you with a paycheck for life once you retire? It might sound too good to be true but it is not; this product is called an annuity.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest provides Arizona State Capitol Christmas tree