Valdez and Crowder cross the aisle to support SLVSBC

Larry Crowder (left) and Don Valdez take questions at Cole Park in Alamosa while filming a segment of a video in support of the SLV Small Business Coalition. (Courtesy photo).

ALAMOSA — With the help of Cranson Photography, the San Luis Valley Small Business Coalition (SLVSBC) filmed a short promotional video in support of opening businesses in Alamosa and the San Luis Valley. On Tuesday Senator Larry Crowder (R) sat down with Representative Don Valdez (D) for a joint interview to help raise awareness about difficulties facing small business owners in the Safer at Home era in Colorado.

“Together we support small business and the Small Business Coalition here in the San Luis Valley” said Rep. Valdez, “we are here today to support our small business so we can move forward in all aspects.”

Sen. Crowder added, “We’re of different parties, different persuasions, but we both support the coalition. We understand that it’s more than making a living. It’s about being able to interact with people, in a safe manner.”

The video can be viewed on the San Luis Valley Small Business Coalition’s Facebook page @ SLVBusinessCoalition. Business deemed ‘nonessential’ in the governor’s latest health order still await the result of Alamosa’s variance application.

So far, some counties had variances granted for small things like El Paso county’s request in relation to graduations. While others like Rio Grande County went a little further including Restaurants, Places of Worship, Gyms, and RV Parks to their application.