Hooper honors Garner

HOOPER — The Hooper Town Board is proud to announce that Hooper resident Larry “Animal” Garner is a recipient of the Hooper Outstanding Community Member Award

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Volunteers clean up Rio Grande

Eight Adams State students and community members participated in the Rio Grande River Clean-up on April 24.

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Alamosa embraces Arbor Week

Alamosa Mayor Josef Lucero presents the Arbor Week proclamation for April 22-28 to tree board members.

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Tipton visits DaVita Alamosa Dialysis Center

ALAMOSA –U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton visited the DaVita Alamosa Dialysis Center on Wednesday, April 19 .

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Society Hall presents Jeffrey Foucault with Megan Burtt opening

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present an American songwriter and record producer Jeffrey Foucault the evening of May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. with Denver singer Megan Burtt opening.

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Seniors celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month

Alamosa Senior Citizens share upcoming events.

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DNCC presents a night of comedy with Sam Adams

DEL NORTE — The Del Norte Chamber of Commerce is partnering with High Valley Community Center to host Sam Adams for a night of comedy on Saturday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at High Valley Community Center, 595 Grand Ave., Del Norte.

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Shelter dogs available

Conour Shelter shares available dogs.

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Adams State percussion concert to feature violinist Chloe Trevor

Internationally recognized violin soloist Chloe Trevor will be featured in the concert "Xochiquetzal: Percussion Works of Goddesses, Earth, Skies, and Souls," to be held Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Adams State University’s Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Lecture set on 'Hidden History of the Upper Rio Grande'

Home to long-forgotten mining towns, defunct fisheries and neglected cabins, the turbulent headwaters of the Upper Rio Grande conceal a largely unknown history.

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Adams State Theatre ‘Good Kids’ will spark dialogue on difficult subjects

ALAMOSA –In conjunction with the production, Good Kids, the Adams State University Theatre Department has organized several events to raise awareness about sexual assault, bystander intervention, and personal culpability in the age of social media.

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Gonzales 70th anniversary is today

ALAMOSA — Corelia (Cora) and Jose (Joe) Agapito Gonzales were married on April 25, 1947 in Costilla, NM and made their home in Alamosa shortly after.

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Optimists honor students of the month

The Alamosa Optimist Club recognizes outstanding students at Alamosa Elementary School.

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Disturbing sign

These anti-Semitic messages have been reported to the Crestone Town Hall and Saguache County Sheriff’s Office as evidence of a hate crime.

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SdC NHA announces photo contest winner

ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is pleased to announce Veronica “Annette” Martinez-Mascarenaz from Romeo as the winner of the 2017 photo contest.

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Hatmaking workshop full steam ahead at Trinidad State

ALAMOSA — Over 20 years ago economics and happenstance steered Tom Hirt of Penrose towards hatmaking with beaver hats on permanent display at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and the (Gene) known for his high quality, beave

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Valley Calendar

The latest events happening in the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State music scholarship fundraiser is April 25

ALAMOSA – Feed your soul with live music and feed a music student with worthy scholarships. Come rock, pop, and jazz out at the Adams State University music scholarship spring fundraiser.

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Vigil to retire from Rio Grande Savings & Loan

MONTE VISTA—The Board of Directors of Rio Grande Savings & Loan has announced that Donn Vigil will officially retire from his position as president and CEO on Friday, April 28, after 38 years of service

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Eye on Extension: Spring lawn care makes for a good start

VALLEY — The secret to a good looking lawn starts with good management in the spring.

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La Llave Family Resource Center celebrates with open house

ALAMOSA—La Llave Family Resource Center staff came together with supporters from the community, funders and friends to celebrate the official opening of their new location.

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Trinidad State students honored as Rising Stars

The 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon was held on April 11 at Arapahoe Community College’s Littleton Campus (ACC). Two students from Trinidad State—one from Alamosa and one from Trinidad—were recogn

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La Puente to host Crop Walk Sunday at Cole Park

Twelve percent of people across all developing countries struggle with hunger. That amounts to roughly one in every eight people not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

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Trout Unlimited auction is Saturday

ALAMOSA — Please come support coldwater fisheries at the Annual SLV Trout Unlimited Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 22nd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m.

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Bruyére is keynote for EARTH Week

ALAMOSA– Dr. Cindy Bruyère, project scientist for National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Capacity Center for Climate & Weather Extremes, will speak at Adams State University from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Carson Auditorium.

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Donors help Kiwanis buy new flags

MONTE VISTA — The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista wants to thank all the businesses and individuals that donated funds to purchase new flags for the club.

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Adams State hosted the annual undergraduate sociology conference

ALAMOSA –The Adams State University Department of Sociology hosted students and faculty from Fort Lewis College and Western State Colorado University for the 11th Annual Undergraduate Sociology Conference, on April 7 and 8.

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Society Hall presents Mann and Dudrow, Brumm and Hibshman

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present a “Voices of the Valley” evening on Friday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m., featuring Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow.

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Tickets for ‘Good Kids’ play go on sale April 20

The Adams State University Theatre production “Good Kids,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, on the Main Stage and continuing nightly April 29, and May 5 and 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 7. Tickets go on sale April 20, at the ASU Theatre Box Office.

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Library gives free books to 4-year-olds

ALAMOSA — Head to the Alamosa Public Library at 300 Hunt Avenue to pick up a free book for your 4-year-old between April 17 and May 1 or as long as supply lasts.

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Ezequiel Rivera benefit concert set

BLANCA — A benefit concert to help the Rivera family with expenses associated with little 7-year old Ezequiel’s treatment for a brain tumor will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Blanca/Fort Garland Sierra Grande School.

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Is the DASH diet the best diet for heart health?

VALLEY — The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health specifically to reduce blood pressure, and has been extensively studied.

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Scotland in Del Norte

Del Norte High School staff members celebrated Tartan Day

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Eye on Exteions: The value of summer employment

VALLEY — As the school year starts to wind down, it’s time for teens to start thinking about their summer plans. One option for teens is to find a summer job

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Valley Courier columnist, former Adams State VPAA publish essays

Two Alamosa residents are featured in A Year in Mississippi, an anthology of essays by prominent Southern writers recently published by University Press of Mississippi

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Satish Kumar is guest speaker for Shumei event

CRESTONE — This year the Shumei International Institute in Crestone will celebrate it’s 15th anniversary. The theme this year is “Ecology and Spirituality—Think Globally, Act Locally.”

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Good Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe observes Good Friday.

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Local guild ‘quilts it forward’

Paraphrasing the “pay it forward” idea, members of the SLV Quilt Guild “quilt it forward” as they create beautiful and comforting quilts for local organizations that assist various types of victims

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Sustainability Fair is April 26

ALAMOSA — The Adams State University EARTH Week Sustainability Fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Student Union Building.

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Lecture series continues with controlling mosquito-borne disease

Adams State University Dr. Adam Kleinschmit, assistant professor of biology, will discuss recent advance in science to control the spread of diseases by mosquitoes.

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Trinity Lutheran hosts art show

The Trinity Lutheran School students and their art teacher Amy Provence put together an art show.

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VHL hosts adoption day

The Valley Humane League is having a dog adoption day .

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Student documentary explores food insecurity

ALAMOSA — The documentary “A Meal Out of Reach,” produced by Adams State University students, will be premiered during Hunger Education Week, Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 101 on the Adams State campus.

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Tonso to lead Potatoes USA Domestic Marketing Committee

MONTE VISTA —David Tonso of Monte Vista was elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 16 at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver.

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Bring signs back

The lighted signs on Highway 159 had really cut down the number of horses hit and people injured.

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Sunshine Christian School meets firefighters, police

Alamosa Fire and Police Departments hosted Sunshine Christian School students recently.

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ASU will celebrate EARTH Week

The Adams State University Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation and Health (EARTH) has planned a week of activities to celebrate sustainability.

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Round Mountain to perform in Del Norte at Wildwood

Wildwood Sounds presents Round Mountain with guest Nick Kunz on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

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Comedy with Voth and Saucerman at Society Hall

On Friday, April 14th, Society Hall is pleased to present comedians Chris Voth and Talon Saucerman for a great evening of laughter and enjoyment.

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Zacheis Planetarium continues free shows

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through May 13.

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Sangre de Cristo NHA receives mini-grant from The Colorado Trust

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area was awarded a mini-grant from The Colorado Trust to assist with the April 22 Celebration of Cultural Music.

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Benjamin Kern earns doctoral degree

Former San Luis Valley resident Benjamin D. Kern has completed the course study at the University of Illinois, Champaign, needed to receive his PhD in kinesiology.

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McClure, Salazar honored in La Voz

Adams State University President Beverlee J. McClure and Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar were among 20 women recognized during Women’s Month by La Voz, a bilingual newspaper published in Denver

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City Market assists Tu Casa

City Market Manager Steve Valdez and Maria Lucero, right, present a welcome donation from City Market to Tu Casa staff.

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Here's your sand back

A recent Sand Dunes visitor sent back a bottle of sand.

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VEGI kicks off growing season, thanks volunteers

More than 55 community members gathered to honor outstanding volunteers and partners at the 2017 Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI) Kick-Off.

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Enjoy scorch folk at Wildwood Sounds

Wildwood Sounds presents Hogan & Moss playing scorch folk and old time music on Friday.

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Gardner receives COSSA Distinguished Service Award

According to COSSA, the Distinguished Service Award “recognizes leaders who have gone above and beyond to promote, protect, and advance the social and behavioral science research enterprise.”

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Go fish: 2017 Colorado fishing licenses are now valid

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado anglers that 2017 fishing licenses are valid as of April 1.

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Sanford FCCLA makes a difference

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus.

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Two special astronomy events planned at Adams State

Learn more about solar eclipses and take a look through the powerful telescopes at the dark night sky.

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Old Dominion to headline Stampede

Emerging as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound, Old Dominion will be the featured act at this year’s Ski Hi Stampede on Thursday, July 27.

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Local teams kick bot at RoboRAVE Colorado

Youth from 20 robotics teams from Colorado and New Mexico participated in the RoboRAVE Colorado youth robotics competition on Saturday, April 1 at Monte Vista High School in Monte Vista.

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SdC NHS inducts members

MOSCA – The Sangre de Cristo Chapter of the National Honor Society held its new member induction ceremony on March 30.

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Eye on Extension: Warm winter means early pest problems for pets

VALLEY — With the warm weather we have had for much of the first part of the year, pests of people and animals are showing up early. Yes, fleas have been found already this year. As always, one of the best control plans is to get an early start on control

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Sanderson is Sargent Teacher of the Year

SARGENT — Sargent School District is pleased to announce their 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, Kendra Sanderson.

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Support The Rio Grande Farm Park Seeds Of Change® application

Vote for The Rio Grande Farm Park’s Seeds of Change@ application and give them another reason to celebrate.

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Wildwood hosts Lliam Christy concert

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Lliam Christy playing flamenco guitar on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15.

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Join Fort Garland for Fun Fridays starting April 7

Join the Fort for a day of play based activities for students 5-10 years old. Learn how to play the flute, paint a pony and other fun activities.

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Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs

As ice comes off the lakes and reservoirs, many opened to boating on March 1 and several more will follow in April and May. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has coordinated a successful mandatory inspection and decontamination program statewide since 2008.

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Wolf Creek shares Fun Race results hosted last Saturday

Wolf Creek Ski Area hosted Fun Race #7 last Saturday, March 25. Fun was word of the day, with more than 61 racers competing in 14 different age brackets for both men and women.

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Society Hall hosts Pint & A Half for CD release show

Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present the Salida duo Pint & A Half in concert, with special guests Don Richmond and Jahil Bragassa on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m., celebrating the release of their already highly acclaimed ne

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Conservation legacy internship awarded

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in cooperation with the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and the National Park Service Regional Office has hired Zoe Rierson for a 3-month internship to identify significant locations in the National

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Library shows Rael photos of San Antonio Mountain

Adams State University’s Nielsen Library is showing an exhibit of photographs from Michael C. Rael’s book Sentinel in Sight – Photographs of San Antonio Mountain. The exhibit will be on display on the library’s second floor through May. It is free and ope

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Sangre de Cristo heritage area hosts musical celebration

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area invites the community to “A Celebration Of Cultural Music!” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1112 8h Street, Alamosa.

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SLV residents honored at CEMA conference

Each year the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) and Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management host a large conference for Colorado responders. This successful event provides a host of wonderful speakers, educational br

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Cohn recognized for educational leadership

Former Alamosa resident and Adams State University alumnus Lorraine “Raina” Cohn was recently named Coalition On Adult Basic Education (COABE) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Runner-Up.

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The story continues to be great for Jandy Stelter

Jandy Stelter may have started her great story at Adams State University, but she continues to fill her pages with travel, dedication to her teaching profession, supporting her favorite political candidate, and rooting on the Green Bay Packers.

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The 'exploding' middle class lecture planned for April 11

Adams State University Dr. Michael Tomlin promises to make the truth about the middle class “perfectly, precisely, and outstandingly clear.” His Faculty Lecture The Exploding Middle Class: Everything you read about it shrinking is wrong!, begins at 7 p.m.

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Foundation supports Rio Grande Water Fund

Thanks to The Taos Ski Valley Foundation’s initial donation to The Nature Conservancy for the Rio Grande Water Fund program last year, land managers—for the first time ever—have gained invaluable knowledge about fire history in the Taos area.

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Colorado's county clerks 'out there on the front lines'

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams told county clerks including clerks from the San Luis Valley at a recent regional gathering that his office is reviewing how to implement voter-approved ballot measures, including one that changes signature gathe

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Area youth spring into Rio Water Camp

The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative and the Alpine Achievers Initiative hosted two days of water camp during spring break for children from the Monte Vista Kids Connection.

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Will Act for Change presents Breaking the Silence After

In one year on average 112,695 people in America are shot by guns.

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Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

There are many common household goods and human habits that can harm pets. For Pet Poison Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Ciepluch, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how to protect your pet’s health.

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Family still seeking 'justice for Jacque'

It’s been three years since the death of Jacqueline (Jacque) Amber Jones who died on March 26, 2014 in Monte Vista.

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Be alert at RR crossings

Two recent train accidents occurring on clear days at crossings equipped with flashing lights and bells have evoked a warning from local railroad company San Luis Central.

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Library to celebrate 115th

It’s their birthday, and they want everyone to help celebrate it!

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Three Classics opens March 14 at Adams State

The Adams State University Theatre production Three Classics will feature the short plays, “(Anti)gone,” “In His Bold Gaze, My Ruin is Writ Large,” and “Prometheus Rendered.” The one-acts, directed by senior theatre major John-Christian Maheu will open at

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ASU holds Piedra Pump Climbing

The Adams State University Piedra Pump Climbing Competition brought in climbing teams across Colorado including Colorado University, CSU-Pueblo, Metro State University of Denver, Fort Lewis College and the University of Northern Colorado.

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Sparks are flying at Trinidad State Junior College

It’s pretty much impossible to find a San Luis Valley farmer or rancher who doesn’t need to weld once in a while. That reality gave birth a few years ago to winter night welding classes at Trinidad State Junior College.

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Guest pianist will perform at ASU

Adams State University Music Department will welcome Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, guest pianist, in a recital starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Leon Memorial Hall.

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Hoffman is mentor at Climate Training

Mary Hoffman, executive director of Adams State University Community Partnerships, served as a mentor at The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, held in Denver, March 2-5. Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore conducted the training

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'Ten Finger Tapping' featured at Wildwood Sounds March 19

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Andreas Kapsalis, Ten Finger Tapping Guitar P, on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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Kretsingers recieve award

Alamosa residents Trudi and John Kretsinger received the Friend of Organic Agriculture Award at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference held February 17-18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Farm to School making ground

Who has the child at heart? San Luis Valley food service directors do! Eight of them showed up on an early snowy morning last week to meet with local farmers to plot out a path to farm to school and fresher, more local produce for their kids.

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AHS harvests seed potatoes

Alamosa High School's Greenhouse Management class recently harvested another certified seed potato crop. Local farmers Brendon Rockey and Matt Seger donate the nuclear potato seed to the class. AHS students plant them, set up a drip irrigation system and

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Emergency responders earn credits at EMS Symposium

Teamwork, service and continuing education credits – all good reasons to return once again to the Emergency Medical Services Symposium at Trinidad State in Alamosa on February 17-19.

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Valley documentary released

The picturesque San Luis Valley is located in the heart of Southern Colorado. The resident in the San Luis Valley are decedents of the Spanish conquistadores whose families have lived here for hundreds of years.

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B&G benefit concert will feature Flobots and 2MX2

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley is bringing two Denver-based rock and hip-hop groups to town for a benefit concert March 7.

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Trinity Lutheran celebrates Dr. Seuss

Registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year will open to the public on April 3rd

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Society Hall presents Carin Mari and Fred Hargrove

Society Hall is proud to present an evening of western music with rising star Carin Mari and Fred Hargrove in concert on Friday March 3rd at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

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'Her Voice Uplifted' concert is March 7

The Department of Music at Adams State University presents Her Voice Uplifted: A Concert Celebrating Female Composers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Leon Memorial Hall.

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Adams State Choir Concert is March 3

The Adams State University Chamber and Concert Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Alamosa Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Nine nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner

Nine Valley nurses who were honored at the 13th SLV Nightingale Dinner on February 24 at Adams State University.

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Guest percussionist will perform at ASU

Adams State University Music Department will welcome Caleb Pickering, guest percussionist, in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Leon Memorial Hall.

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Additional Articles

  • Property taxes due by May 1

    Alamosa County Treasurer Lois Widhalm reminds Alamosa County residents that full payments for 2016 property taxes are due on April 30.

  • Centennial Farms deadline extended

    VALLEY — The deadline to apply for recognition in the Colorado Centennial Farms program has been extended through May 15.

  • Forest releases Fall Creek project EA

    PAGOSA SPRINGS — The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District has released the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Decision Notice for the Fall Creek Spruce Project located north of Pagosa Springs in the Wolf Creek Pass Area.

  • ASU presents Composers Concert

    ALAMOSA — Student compositions of chamber music and solo pieces will be featured in the free Composers Concert, Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Leon Memorial Hall on the Adams State University campus.

  • Enjoy evening of chamber music

    ALAMOSA — The Adams State University Department of Music presents a free evening of chamber music, Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

  • Wellness Week: A gift to you

    VALLEY — What is all of this “wellness” about?

  • Free citizenship aid offered

    ALAMOSA — Catholic Charities Pueblo has partnered with CUNY Citizenship Now to provide free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship.

  • Book sale set May 6

    ALAMOSA — Friends of the Alamosa Library plan their first sale of the season on May 6.

  • It’s a dog day afternoon at the library

    ALAMOSA — MOOSE will be at the Alamosa Public Library again on May 3 from 3-5 p.m.

  • Hungry for Hope dinner set

    The 2nd annual Hungry for Hope dinner benefiting the new cancer center at San Luis Valley Health will be held Saturday April 29, beginning at 5 p.m. Last year, participants enjoyed a meal, music and auction.

  • County officials meet April 26

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, April 26, at 8:30 a.m. at 8900 Independence Way.

  • Birth — Norah Grayce Torres

    MONTE VISTA — Norah Grayce Torres was born December 13, 2016 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Matthew and Savannah Torres of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Zöe Leah Martinez

    TRACK CITY — Zöe Leah Martinez was born March 30, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Rudy Martinez Jr. and Rebecca Sours of Track City

  • Help plant trees in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — It’s Alamosa Arbor week from April 22 to April 28. Please join the Alamosa Tree Board, Alamosa Department of Parks and Recreation, and other local folk in planting trees:

  • Donna K's Cat Tales: Joint efforts make a difference

    First I’d like to thank Aileen Peek from the SLV Animal Welfare Society for her support and wisdom and supplies and all of the other people who have donated financially to purchase cat food, vet services and other items necessary to keep the abandoned and

  • Turkey hunting seminar set

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a free seminar on turkey hunting, 3-6 p.m., Friday, April 21, in Pagosa Springs at the Archuleta County Extension Center at the county fairgrounds, 344 U.S. Highway 84.

  • Parks and Wildlife expands check out park pass program

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is expanding the successful Check-Out Colorado State Parks Program from public libraries to Colorado's publicly funded college and university libraries in 2017. Starting April 1, academic libraries across the state began to off

  • San Luis Valley Conservation Fund awards $511,000

    The San Luis Valley Conservation Fund, a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Western Rivers Conservancy and the LOR Foundation, announced its second round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San L

  • Prescribed burns set northwest of Pagosa

    The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 400 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The burn units are located adjacent to the Turkey Springs (Forest Road 629) and Brockover (Forest Road 919) roads

  • Frito pie dinner set Friday

    A Frito Pie Dinner fundraiser for local athletes chosen to compete in Australia will be held on Friday, April 21, from 5-8 p.m. at the Guadalupe Parish Hall in Conejos with Frito pie, chips, salsa and drink for $5.

  • Health fair is Saturday

    SLV Health is hosting a health fair in the Centauri Middle School, La Jara, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

  • SLV Rec board meets

    The San Luis Valley REC board will meet on Tuesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista.

  • Jaiden Rogers Day is Sunday

    Celebrate Jaiden Rogers Day on April 23 and purchase bracelets for $2 to help with Jaiden’s medical expenses.

  • Adams State Spring Wellness Week begins April 22

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University FitWELL Program in collaboration with La Puente’s Hunger Education Week has planned activities for the semi-annual Wellness Week. Events will take place from April 22 through April 28.

  • Climate awareness march planned

    ALAMOSA — To coincide with the People’s Climate March in the nation’s capital, concerned community members have teamed up with SLV Women Act, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, ASU Community Partnerships, Sodexo and the Adam State University EARTH Group t

  • Salida hosts health fair Saturday

    SALIDA — The HRRMC Health Fair is coming Saturday, April 22, from 6:30-11 a.m., to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center main campus, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida.

  • Kate Taylor is selected for fellowship to study in Ireland

    HASTINGS, Nebraska – Six Hastings College students, including Kate Taylor from Alamosa, will examine a broad range of topics while spending a month in Ireland this fall.

  • Saguache Sagebrush Quilters to meet April 29

    SAGUACHE — Calling all quilters to gather on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Saguache County Road and Bridge building at 305 5th Street, Saguache.

  • Noxious weed cost share offered

    CONEJOS COUNTY — It is time once again to begin controlling the noxious weeds on our property.

  • Adams State will host free conference

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University English, Theatre, and Communication Department is pleased to announce its second annual conference “The Road Taken: High Impact Academic Practices that Support Readers and Writers.”

  • Grant supports historic places

    VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area with a substantial $43,000 grant from the National Park Service and in partnership with History Colorado Preservation Planning Unit will be able to increase representation of the San Luis Valley and its

  • ASU Choir Concert is April 21

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Chamber and Concert Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

  • Library hosts ‘Essential Oils’

    ALAMOSA — Join the Alamosa Public Library for a free, hands-on class “Introduction to Essential Oils – Natural Solutions for Health and Wellness.”

  • Local students graduated from Adams State University

    ALAMOSA – At the Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremonies, Adams State University awarded degrees to the following San Luis Valley students, who completed the necessary credit hours.

  • Easter egg hunts

    Several Easter egg hunts are planned this weekend.

  • Hospice schedules volunteer training

    A Hospice Volunteer Training is scheduled.

  • ‘Big Weekend’ aids children’s camps

    ALAMOSA – The Alamosa KOA campground, located at 6900 Juniper Lane in Alamosa, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

  • Ladies Aid Society calling for recipes

    CREEDE—Ladies Aid Society (LAS) is “calling for all recipes!”

  • Lecture to focus on Luther Bean Museum

    ALAMOSA — ASU Lifeways lecture series is proud to present a piece on ASU’s own history and of the in-house Luther Bean Museum.

  • Register at Little Treasures

    LA JARA — Little Treasures Preschool in La Jara is now accepting student applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Alamosa FFA Chapter to be featured on RFD-TV

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa FFA Chapter from Alamosa High School will be showcased this weekend on “This Week In AgriBusiness”, a weekly, one-hour television agri-news program hosted by two of the country’s most well-known farm broadcasters Max Armstrong and Or

  • Straw bale gardening classes scheduled

    MONTE VISTA — CSU Extension for the San Luis Valley in conjunction with the Big R Store in Monte Vista will be teaching two classes on straw bale gardening on Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ski Hi Park, McMullen Building.

  • Industrial hemp meeting planned on Tuesday

    BROOMFIELD – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado.

  • Egg hunt set in La Jara

    The Town of La Jara’s 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Legion hosts Easter egg hunt Sunday

    Annual American Legion Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 16th, at Boyd Park.

  • Alamosa seniors offer variety of activities

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens are excited to see so many new members! Several folks have come by to join because of information they read about in the Valley Courier. Thank you, Valley Courier, for providing a place for us to share our events and activities

  • Museum part of Del Norte events on April 22

    DEL NORTE — Del Norte will be the place to be on April 22. There will be something for everyone to make a day enjoying the town and all it has to offer. Shopping, dining, seeing the Denver Broncos at the High Valley Community Center, being part of the El

  • San Luis Valley places well in state science fair

    FORT COLLINS —The following are the results for San Luis Valley students at the 2017 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, held at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, on April 6-8.

  • Literary event highlights work from Adams State's incarcerated students

    The Adams State University Distance Learning Program presents the second annual Voices From Inside, a reading of literary work of Adams State incarcerated students.

  • Eye on Extension: Have a fun and safe Easter egg hunt

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring for centuries.

  • Local student earns Boettcher Scholarship

    Arielle Sandoval, a senior at Centauri High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

  • Saguache County Museum plans opening day festivities

    It will be a day of celebration as Saguache County will be 150 years old.

  • 12th Judicial District offers clinic on eviction

    The 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties) Access to Justice Committee is offering a free presentation regarding issues surrounding evictions.

  • MV school board to meet

    The Monte Vista school board meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.

  • Caregiving seminar planned

    The public is welcome to attend a free seminar hosted by San Luis Valley Health at the Education and Conference Center in Alamosa.

  • Wildlife friends meet April 12

    The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will meet on Wednesday, April 12.

  • Hospital seeks items for historical display

    SLV Health is celebrating 90 years as a hospital.

  • County officials meet April 12

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, April 12, at 8:30 a.m. in the Alamosa County Service Center.

  • SLV Women Acts meets

    The SLV Women ACT (Alliance for Change Together) will meet Tuesday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in the community room of the Alamosa Presbyterian Church.

  • National Serger Month Serge-A-Thon set at First Stitches

    First Stitches Quilt Shop in Cañon City will be participating on April 29.

  • Alamosa 9Health Fair planned

    9Health Fair at Alamosa County Public Health Department is Friday, April 28.

  • Conejos County libraries celebrates library week

    The Conejos Library District will be celebrating National Library Week April 10-15.

  • Vendors sought for Ride the Rockies event

    ALAMOSA — Be a vendor at one of this summer’s biggest events!

  • Sanford Elementary shares 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    SANFORD — Sanford School District shares the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for 3rd-6th grades for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Museum hosts Pike reception

    The San Luis Valley Museum invites the public to a reception to celebrate a donation of a rare copy of Zebulon Pike's Journal published for Congress in 1810.

  • Eat Frito pies at Centauri

    Centauri Girls Basketball HS and MS will have a Frito Pie/Dessert Auction in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, April 11th, from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Spay/neuter clinic set

    A spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats over 2 pounds and 8 weeks old and over will be held at the Alamosa County road and bridge building in Alamosa from April 13-16.

  • Scott Tipton announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced that his office is now accepting submissions for the 2017 3rd District Congressional Art Competition.

  • Farm Credit of Southern Colorado to distribute patronage

    Farm Credit of Southern Colorado will distribute a $4 million cash patronage to its customer owners.

  • Alamosa seniors 'spring' into numberous activities

    We had some pretty nice days in March! Welcome, April! The seniors are ready for spring with lots of fun, fitness and food events!

  • Benefit sale set this weekend

    First Christian Church will host a huge garage and bake sale with toys, furniture, tools, dishes, baby items and more.

  • Autism fundraiser is Saturday

    The lunch will include Frito pie, dessert and a drink for $5.

  • Seniors host meatless potluck

    Please bring a favorite Lenten meal.

  • Brownfield workshop is Friday

    Rio Grande County is going to host a FREE workshop this Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Smokin’ Johnnys BBQ next to Movie Manor Motel.

  • Republican women to meet April 6

    San Luis Valley republican Women will meet on Thursday, April 6, at 12 p.m. noon at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa. All Republican women are welcome.

  • Lean In Lunch deadline nears

    ALAMOSA — SLV Lean In is excited to announce its next Lean In Lunch on April 13 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the SLVH Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main Street, Alamosa. The group will welcome guest speaker Emelin Martinez, assistant chief medical officer

  • Library hosts 'Storks'

    Join in some good old fashion movie time.

  • San Luis Valley senior menus shared for April

    The following are the April menus for the senior centers throughout the San Luis Valley. Reservations are required.

  • LEAP applications are accepted through April 30

    Colorado residents behind on home heating bills still have time to apply for help. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) encourages Coloradans in need of financial assistance with home heating costs to take advantage of the program and apply for

  • Click It or Ticket enforcement begins in rural counties

    It’s no secret that seat belts save lives. But according to a recent study, Colorado’s seat belt use rate dropped from 85 to 84 percent in 2016, and 15 rural counties registered below the state average.

  • Register for Youth Camp

    Children between the ages of 8-13 will love the experience of Youth Conservation Camp at Beaver Creek in South Fork.

  • Tax filing extension available

    Taxpayers who cannot file their 2016 Colorado individual income tax return by this year’s April 18 deadline may take advantage of the state’s automatic six-month extension of time to file.

  • Local FSA shares deadline reminders

    Important FSA Dates to Remember

  • Daniels Fund announces 2017 Class of Daniels Scholars

    The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 240 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming whose exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to the community have earned them a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program.

  • Colorado's 11th graders to take SAT

    On April 11 Colorado’s high school juniors will take the SAT as the state’s free college-entrance exam for the first time.

  • Visit seniors on Facebook

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens are now on Facebook! Come and visit us there to keep up with all of our events.

  • Jourdane will speak on March 31

    Adams State University is pleased to host Maurice “Mo” Jourdane, advocate for Latino civil rights attorney, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The event, in recognition of Cesar Chavez, is free and open to the public.

  • Children's carnival planned for Saturday

    A free children’s carnival will be held on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Adams State University field house. Events include bouncy house, games, activities, police dog, ambulance and fire trucks, cotton candy, door prizes and more.

  • Talent on tap for 25th variety show

    The Creede Arts Council (CAC) is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual Variety Show, Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ruth Humphrey’s Brown Theatre. Creede youth will play instruments, sing and dance.

  • Alamosa mayor pro tem to urge lawmakers to invest in kids

    Alamosa Mayor Pro Tem Ty Coleman, a Save the Children Action Network community advocate, will travel to Washington, D.C. from March 26 - 28 to participate in the annual Invest In Kids Advocacy Summit, hosted by Save the Children and Save the Children Acti

  • Deadline for seedling tree orders is April 7

    The deadline for ordering conservation seedlings in the San Luis Valley is right around the corner on April 7.

  • Silver Thread Tour seeks artists

    The Silver Thread Studio tour is coming up on Aug. 12, and they’re always looking for more artists to participate, especially in South Fork. Show everyone how many wonderfully talented and creative local people there are. Whether a new artist or one with

  • Eye on Extension: Embracing the RoboRave spirit

    Next Saturday, April 1, the San Luis Valley 4-H program will be hosting the second annual RoboRAVE Colorado robotics competition here in the San Luis Valley. This event, held at the Monte Vista High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a fun and low-cost way

  • Ladies Aid calling for recipes

    Ladies Aid Society (LAS) is “calling for all recipes!” Want to see your name in print? LAS is putting together and publishing a new cookbook in honor and celebration of Creede’s 125th Year anniversary, which will be celebrated this summer.

  • Creede board considers 'hostel takeover' in gym

    On March 7, Creede Town Board members listened to a proposal submitted by Parks and Recreation Director Annkate Sledd requesting the city consider using the gym facilities as a hostel during busy summer months in Creede. The report submitted by Sledd high

  • Summitville presentation planned

    “The Historic Summitville – Then and Now” reception will be hosted by the Rio Grande County Museum non-profit board on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The wine and cheese reception will start at 2 p.m. with the “round table” discussions and s

  • SLV Cancer Relief Fund sets 6th Annual Concert

    Texas singer-songwriters Kevin Welch and Dustin Welch will join Alamosa’s own Don Richmond for the 6th Annual Concert for Cancer Relief songwriter-in-the-round on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Society Hall, 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa. Doors open at 7

  • San Luis Valley Quilt Guild Demonstration Day set

    To commemorate National Quilting Day, the San Luis Valley Quilt Guild will conduct a public demonstration day March 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Monte Vista United Methodist Church, 215 Washington Avenue. Use the side basement entrance.

  • SLV Lean in Lunch set with Emelin Martinez

    LV Lean In is excited to announce its next Lean In Lunch on April 13 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the SLVH Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main Street, Alamosa. The group will welcome guest speaker Emelin Martinez, assistant chief medical officer for Valley

  • Basic genealogy class planned

    Local genealogist Martha Kelly will conduct a six-week genealogy class, "Basic Genealogy Research”, beginning Tuesday, April 4, at the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, from 5-6 p.m.

  • ASU Counselor Education is still registering for TEAMS

    There is still time to register for the “Trauma Experiences and Management Strategies (TEAMS)” free, all-day symposium.

  • National Western Scholarship available at Adams State

    Students seeking a degree in agribusiness at Adams State University, who participated in the National Western Stockshow, are eligible to apply for the National Western Scholarship, if they meet other criteria. The scholarship application deadline has been

  • Cattlemen's association offers scholarship

    The SLV Cattlemen's Association is offering a $750 scholarship for the children, grandchildren or other relatives of current members of the Association. This scholarship is for incoming freshman and sophomores who are continuing their education beyond hig

  • SLV growers attend Potato Industry Leadership Institute

    The 2017 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) provided training to 22 potato growers and industry representatives — including growers from the San Luis Valley — in leadership development, public policy, marketing, team building and public communica

  • Adams State Teacher Education offers opportunity for SLV teachers

    The Adams State University Teacher Education Department is offering San Luis Valley teachers a complete grant funded opportunity to earn up to ten credits in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects through Diverse Cultural Experi

  • Sangre de Cristo FFA members recieve grants

    Garrett Horning and Jared Sinclair of the Sangre de Cristo FFA chapter received grants in the amount of $1,500 from the Colorado FFA Foundation to establish and improve a beef Supervised Agricultural Experience programs.

  • Rickey graduates from Fort Lewis College

    Megan Rickey of Alamosa graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Rickey received a bachelor's degree with a major in Sociology & Human Services.

  • ASU STEM Saturdays has updated schedule

    The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays has added a session, Whatta You Know About Water, with Dr. Frank Novotny, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Martin Jones, emeritus professor of chemistry, for seco

  • 4-H program actively recruiting new members

    4-H clubs around the San Luis Valley are currently recruiting new members. 4-H, the country’s largest youth development organization, provides fun, educational opportunities for youth, and teaches them valuable life skills through community club meetings

  • Pesticide training set in Center

    Center Conservation District will hold a Private Applicators Pre-certification Training and Testing on March 16 at the USDA Service Center, Hwy 285 and 10 N, Center.

  • Museums host women veterans

    On Sunday, March 19 the Women’s Veterans of the San Luis Valley, Fort Garland Museum and the San Luis Valley Museum will host a lunch to honor women who have served in military service past and present.

  • RoboRave Colorado returning to the Valley April 1

    The San Luis Valley 4-H Robotics program is hosting the second annual RoboRAVE Colorado robotics competition on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monte Vista High School in Monte Vista. This contest is open to all Colorado youth robotics teams.

  • Sargent shares MS honor roll

    Following is the first semester honor roll for Sargent Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year

  • FS Road 250 to be plowed above Jasper

    Forest System Road 250 on the Rio Grande National Forest in Alamosa Canyon will soon be plowed from Jasper to the junction of FSR 380. The road above Jasper will be closed while it is being plowed and will be opened as soon as it is dry enough for public

  • Mountain Valley School awarded one of the healthiest in Colorado

    Mountain Valley School is proud to announce it is a 2017 Healthy School Champion and has won the $500 Excellence Award for the school’s health efforts.

  • Tree coalition awards funds in SLV

    The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) is awarding nearly $35,000 in grants to 11 Colorado communities and organizations to help fund the planting of more than 500 new community trees in 2017.

  • Governor's forum addresses new ag opportunities

    The 26th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture was defined by dialogue among state officials and industry leaders covering food production, land conservation, climate change, food safety and food waste, along with many other topics.

  • First Art Hop is Friday

    Alamosa’s First Friday committee invites all community members and Adams State University students to the non-traditional art gallery opening. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Museum to host booth at crane fest

    The 34th Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be held March 10th through the 12th this year.

  • Center author publishes 'Crest' novel

    Jesse Wright makes her mark in the literary world with the story of how secrets blanketed the small town “Crest," leading to murder and mayhem.

  • Cancer fund begins membership drive

    March is membership drive month for the San Luis Valley Cancer Relief Fund according to Tracy Doyle, president of the SLVCRF Board.

  • Adams State will celebrate International Women's Day

    The Adams State University will celebrate the annual International Women’s Day on March 8.

  • SdCNHA calls for grant applications

    Grants are available to local organizations working to promote the mission of the National Heritage Area.

  • Concordia University Kapelle to perform

    The Concordia University Chicago Concert Choir, Kapelle, will perform in Alamosa on March 5 while on its annual spring concert tour.

  • Alamosa Senior Center offers fun activities

    As we close out February and welcome in March, the Alamosa Senior Citizens have plenty to offer.