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Colville spruce lights up capital

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The nation’s capital was aglow with lights and smiles Tuesday when the switch was thrown to light up the Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot spruce from the Colville National Forest.

Colville first-grader Giovanni Gaynor, 6, flipped the switch to light thousands of bulbs on the tree decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments handcrafted by state residents, many of them school kids.

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