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Prescribed burns planned on refuges

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
VALLEY -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges to remove old, matted vegetation to improve wildlife habitat. The exact burn dates will depend on weather conditions and other prescription requirements.
Smoke will be visible to adjacent neighbors, towns and highways during and

Dog biscuit party to benefit Conour shelter

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
DEL NORTE -- The First Annual Dog Biscuit Party to benefit Monte Vista's Conour Animal Shelter will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at 70 Pronghorn Trail, Del Norte. Bring homemade or store-bought dog biscuits, which will be donated to the Conour Animal Shelter or a cash donation and any items on the shelter's wish list.

Homelake remembers World War I with exhibit

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
MONTE VISTA -- The Homelake Veterans History Center Museum at 3749 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista invites the public to come to its Homelake Remembers World War I exhibit. There are period uniforms, helmets, documents, photographs and other memorabilia displayed which have been donated or loaned to the museum by Valley veterans' families. A map of the Homelake Cemetery

Rio Grande County Health Fair March 25

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
DEL NORTE,Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics and Rio Grande County Public Health will be holding the annual Rio Grande County Health Fair from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 in the Del Norte Elementary mini-gymnasium at 10th and Spruce Street.
This year, registration paperwork is available to complete in advance; pick it up at any Rio Grande Hospital Clinic location

Library to celebrate 115th

Posted: Saturday, Mar 18th, 2017
ALAMOSA -- It's their birthday, and they want everyone to help celebrate it!
It took more than a century in the making, but the Alamosa Public Library is inviting the public to celebrate its 115th birthday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2.
"Today, the library offers its patrons some of the most up-to-date technology and

Food hub schedules agricultural workshops

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
MOSCA, The Valley Roots Food Hub is co-hosting two workshops in April for beginning and expanding farmers and ranchers in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Guidestone Colorado. The free-of-charge workshops will take place at the Valley Roots Food Hub in Mosca from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8th and 9th with lunch

CSFS offers pruning workshop in Del Norte

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
DEL NORTE, The Colorado State Forest Service will be hosting at tree pruning workshop in Del Norte on April 6, sponsored by the Town of Del Norte Tree Board. The focus of the workshop will be the pruning of young trees from the ground (rather than from a ladder or up in the tree) with little more than a pair

Regional science fair shares special awards

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
ALAMOSA -- Following are the special awards for the 2017 San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair:
2017 Logo Contest Award -- First Place, sponsor Eunice Teyler, certificate, $50--Leanne Trujillo, Sangre de Cristo High School
American Meteorological Society Award -- certificate, Roman Marquez, Fushia, Monte Vista High School, Tsunami vs. Wall: Which Will Break
American Meteorological Society Award -- certificate, Madisen

Comic brings 'Laugh for Life' to SLV

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- Comedy is serious business for Mike G. Williams.
It's about saving lives.
The Jay Leno alumni who shares humorous stories of everyday life presented "Laugh for Life" at Plachy Hall on the Adams State University campus on Friday night. The annual event raised funds for the San Luis Valley Women's Resource Center headquartered in Alamosa.

San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair place awards

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
ALAMOSA -- Following are the place awards from the 2017 San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair. (Special awards will run separately.)

Behavioral & Social Sciences
Elementary School
First Place -- Kaden Ray Mellot, Bill Metz Elementary School, Refrain the Pain
Second Place -- Presley Lozoya, Bill Metz Elementary School, Are Girls Always Right?
Third Place -- Todd Adams, Saint Peter's

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