For many years there were two beautifully decorated tall pine trees near I-25 and Uintah lit brightly every Christmas. We noticed this year the trees were not lit. We are searching the web looking for info but haven’t found anything yet.
— Kevin Crawford.
ANSWER: Gazette “Side Streets” columnist Bill Vogrin wrote a farewell to the lighted trees in December 2010.
Owner Margot Lane and her late husband, John, had the towering fir trees decorated with white lights for years in tribute to their son, Bruce. He had died in 1997 from cancer.
At Christmastime 2010, Margot was preparing to move to a new home she had designed and the family home on the east side of Monument Valley Park was for sale. She told Vogrin, “Leaving these two trees is going to be the hardest thing for me about moving. I hate to think the trees won’t be lit next Christmas.”
The trees were a spectacular beacon for those traveling Interstate 25, 37,000 little white bulbs.