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Now that the holidays are over, many Utahns will be trying to figure out what to do with their Christmas trees.

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"Mom, can I see where Santa is?" asks 4-year-old Owen Shosted, perched next to his 9-year-old sister Allyson.

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They’ve filled the room with evergreen scent. They’ve filled families with Christmas cheer. Now those live Christmas trees can serve yet another purpose – as compost.   

The tree-composting campaign is part of a broader program in the Salt Lake Valley to encourage all forms of recycling.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, has been getting ready to track Santa’s travels Christmas Eve.

Lt. Marco Chouinard at the agency’s Santa-tracking headquarters in Colorado Springs says that the same tools used every day to identify missiles or space objects will be deployed by NORAD operators to follow Santa on his delivery route.

Brian Grimmett

Tens of Thousands of people will be traveling through the Salt Lake City International Airport this holiday season and airport crews will work overtime to keep flights moving, even during the worst winter storms.

Courtesy: / City of Provo

Christmas trees have brightened the holidays throughout the Salt Lake Valley for weeks. Soon they can repurposed by being recycled.