On The Job In Los Alamos: Decorating County Holiday Tree Before Official Lighting Ceremony Tonight

On the Job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos County Information Management employee Shirley Huber and Public Works Facilities employees Tim Martinez, left, and Emiliano Martinez. They are stringing lights on the County’s holiday tree Friday afternoon in lobby of the Municipal Building. Huber has helped decorate the County’s holiday trees for 20 years. This year’s tree is a 21- foot-tall Blue Spruce. The community is invited to the lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. today. County Council Chair Sara Scott will officially flip the switch to light the tree. Refreshments will be served. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Public Works Facilities employee Emiliano Martinez Friday afternoon threading lights on the boughs of the County’s holiday tree. Work on decorating the tree was expected to take four hours. This year’s ornaments are red and silver. Tree decorators explained that the ornaments are changed out every two years. The tree will be featured in the lobby of the Municipal Building until the week before New Year’s Day. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County Visual Information Specialist Vint Miller helps string lights on the holiday tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County employee Keith Yeske uses a scissor lift to decorate the top most branches of the tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com