Car show highlights Father's Day

The 24th Annual Rollin Deep Lowrider & Custom Car Show drew crowds to Cole Park on Father’s Day.

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Toastmasters hosts ‘Rock your interview’

ALAMOSA — The local chapter of Toastmasters International club hosted a “rock your interview” on Monday.

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Tu Casa announces poster winners

ALAMOSA — According to a 2015 CDC study there were 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect reported to child protection services in the United States.

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Sight-seeing trip set to the CF&I fluorspar mill

CREEDE — The Colorado Field Institute (CFI) invites members to a sight-seeing trip to the historic fluorspar mill located near Creede, on July 10.

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Good nutrition tips made easy for older adults

(NAPSI)—Roughly 110 million adults in the U.S. are age 50 or older.

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Be the boss of your diabetes

(NAPS)—Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing conditions in the U.S.

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To raise creative kids—let them play

(NAPS)—Fostering a child’s courage to express creativity is perhaps one of the most important goals that parents can set for themselves.

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How Americans can continue to still fight off obesity

(NAPS)—It may come as a surprise to some, but millions of people right here in the United States are suffering from malnutrition. Fortunately, there are solutions.

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Celebrate Sargent church’s 100th anniversary June 24

The Sargent Community Church invites the public to join in its 100th anniversary celebration.

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Special Toastmasters event Monday

ALAMOSA - Alamosa Toastmasters is hosting “Rock Your Interview,” a special meeting offered to the public about improving one’s interviewing skills.

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Mountain Shootout opening reception takes place on June 29

CREEDE— The Mountain Shootout Photography Show opening reception will be held on June 29 at 6 p.m. at the Creede Visitor Center.

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Eye on Extension: Building youth skills with building play

VALLEY — Anyone who has visited my office in Monte Vista knows I’m a bit of a LEGO fanatic.

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Zapata Park reaches tree goal

Park neighbors help city complete goal of tree planting.

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Valley Calendar

The latest events happening in the San Luis Valley.

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Kruse graduates with honors

Valley native and Alamosa High School 2010 alumnus Mirko Kruse received his Juris Doctorate last month from the University of Colorado Law School.

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Camo up for adoption

Camo needs a home. He is shown with Rileigh, a pre-vet student who volunteers on Saturdays at Petco adoption day in Colorado Springs.

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Furry Friends for June 15, 2018

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Pueblo museum to host San Luis Valley Day

El Pueblo History Museum will host a day of special programs, San Luis Valley Day, in the new Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit to honor and celebrate the unique Borderlands history of the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State alumni receives Einstein Fellowship

ALAMOSA – Many Adams State University alumni continue their great stories by inspiring students in public schools and often their outstanding efforts receive national attention.

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New Orleans band to perform at Wildwood June 16

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Secondhand Street Band, a six-piece band doing New Orleans style Jazz and Funk, on Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m.

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Alumni dedicate tree and bench in memory of Williams

ALAMOSA – Adam Williams made a lasting impression on his friends and fellow students.

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Successful launch device lands ASU grad student in Houston

ALAMOSA – Emily Dauk is a high school math teacher in Minnesota who is working toward a master’s degree through the Adams State Endeavor STEM Leadership Certificate program, a partnership with NASA and the ASU Teacher Education Department.

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Conejos County Hospital sets barbecue

LA JARA — On Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the public is welcome to join the board and staff for a special event at the Conejos County Hospital.

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Colorado beginning farmer answers call to get involved

CONEJOS COUNTY — Miranda Sandoval grew up on her family’s operation, Sandoval Ranches, in Conejos County. Now as a fifth-generation farmer, Sandoval is carrying on the family tradition.

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Oz comes to CRT

Actors in the Creede Repertory Theatre production of "The Wizard of Oz" greet guests after the June 9th performance.

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Folsom is first Sundays at Six performer June 24th

ALAMOSA — Sundays at Six returns June 24 to Alamosa. Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association.

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Bucking at the finish

Two young competitors encourage their partners to finish strong in the youth division of the annual burro races in downtown Creede.

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San Luis Valley Crime Stoppers marketing committee meets

The SLV Crime Stoppers marketing committee recently met in Monte Vista.

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CRC congratulates graduates

Community Resource Center (CRC)’s Framework for Capacity Building works alongside nonprofits, government entities, foundations and other community stakeholders creating broader connections and impact within the community.

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ one of CRT’s best productions

CREEDE — “We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz.”

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Gutierrez scholarship awarded

On May 17 two students from Centauri High School, Delrena Garcia and Joshua Silva, were awarded the Fred Gutierrez Scholarship.

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Adams State Adventure Camp gets kids outside

ALAMOSA — Valley youth are exploring the great outdoors this month in the Adams State Adventure Camp, funded through a grant to the City of Alamosa from the Great Outdoors Colorado Inspire Initiative.

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Rails & Ales rolls into Alamosa

ALAMOSA — The 11th Annual Rails & Ales festival churns into Alamosa this weekend bringing with it 43 craft breweries from across Colorado, and nearly 1000 thirsty festival goers.

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Richmond, Clemmer to present CD release concert

ALAMOSA — Society Hall at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Don Richmond and David Clemmer for a CD release concert Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m.

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Reggae band to perform in Del Norte June 23

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents IDIGINIS, a Texas Roots Reggae Band, on Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m.

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Summitville tours planned for June 29 and 30

SUMMITVILE — The second annual guided tours of the Summitville area will be held Friday, June 29 and Saturday June 30.

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Conour Shelter dogs available June 8, 2018

Conour Shelter dogs available June 8, 2018

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Join the parade

Enter the Round-UP parade.

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Eye on Extension: Build your child’s self-esteem

VALLEY — Parents greatly shape the developing self-image of their children.

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CSU Extension offers solar workshop

ALAMOSA — If you’ve ever considered going solar, an upcoming “Know Before You Go (Solar)” workshop for San Luis Valley residents will make that decision easier.

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Sgt. Glen E. Martinez Memorial Scholarships awarded

Two Monte Vista HS seniors received the Glen Martinez scholarships.

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Blankets presented to top winners of Glen Martinez Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Glen Martinez Memorial blankets awarded to winners

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Mental health focus: Meet care coordinators

VALLEY — Navigating the healthcare industry can be a tricky task. ICHP Care Coordinators are able to assist with any questions or concerns regarding healthcare services available to residents the San Luis Valley.

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Alamosa CVB hosts international journalists and travel trade professionals

ALAMOSA — On May 25, the Alamosa Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted 21 international guests on a familiarization (or ‘FAM’) tour.

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Tote-bag ensemble wins state conservation challenge

ALAMOSA — In May, an original fashion ensemble designed and sewn from used tote bags by two Alamosa women won top honors at the state convention of the Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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Adams State awarded grant for high school apprenticeships

ALAMOSA — The U.S. Army Research Office recently awarded a grant of $6,055 to Adams State University to continue its summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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Roberts selected for exclusive health care executive program

ALAMOSA — Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Chief Operating Officer Adam Roberts was recently selected as a participant in the 2018 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.

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Snake-approved reading challenge

Alamosa Elementary students were given a reading challenge for the school year, with the losing school’s principal required to hold a snake at the end of the year!

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Posting colors at Rite of Passage

Members of American Legion Post 113 and the Veterans Organization of the San Luis Valley posted the colors at the beginning of Ortega Middle School’s Rite of Passage Tuesday, May 29.

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Parting words

Megan Curry gives the valedictorian address during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at Alamosa High School.

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Eye on Extension: Mountain Meadow Iris control methods shared

VALLEY — Mountain meadows occur in areas with deep fertile soils and good moisture. Rocky Mountain Iris’s are one of the pretty wildflowers in bloom this time of year found in these areas.

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Build paper roller coasters at HobbyTown

ALAMOSA – Valley youth ages 8 to 18, and their families, are invited to sign up for the Paper Roller Coasters Design and Construction Challenge, run by San Luis Valley 4-H.

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New truck in service

Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman gives thumbs up for the newest fire truck, Engine 1, put into service in Alamosa.

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Valley Humane League dogs available June 1, 2018

Valley Humane League dogs available June 1, 2018

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Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons to perform at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, Alamosa’s premiere live music venue, performance space and community gathering place at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa is pleased to present Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Thursday June 7th

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Paving set for highways in Costilla, Conejos Counties

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on two highways in south-central Colorado during the month of June.

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Putting out the flags

Veterans place flags for Memorial Day.

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Tandem Duo to perform at Wildwood June 15

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Tandem Duo, performing violin & marimba, on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m.

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Mariachi San Luis celebrates 20 years of festivities

SAN LUIS – The Trinchera Blanca Foundation announced continued support for Mariachi San Luis as they celebrated their 20th anniversary.

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Fort Garland Museum completes new tree project

FORT GARLAND – The Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center recently completed work related to a $2,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the Fort Garland Parade Ground Tree Restoration Project.

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CPW biologists hope for steady summer rains

STATEWIDE – The dry winter will not have significant short-term effects on terrestrial wildlife and birds, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist explained.

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Get out and go fishing on June 2–3 for free fishing weekend

STATEWIDE — Whether you are a lifelong angler or seeking a new way to enjoy Colorado’s outdoors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages you to take advantage of the statewide free fishing weekend, June 2–3.

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Lucky seven graduate from TSJC GED

Seven students graduated from the Trinidad State GED program May 24 at Leon Memorial Hall at Adams State in Alamosa.

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From Manassa to Mars

Manassa Elementary fourth graders welcomed Dana Manriquez, mechanical engineer, who presented about space systems.

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2nd Annual Taos Writers Conference to take place in July

SOMOS presents the 2nd Annual Taos Writers Conference on the weekend between the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow and Fiesta on the weekend of July 13 – July 15, 2018 in Taos, NM.

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Wisener students hold spring recital

The students of Samantha Wisener performed their 5th Annual Spring Recital at Adams State University on Sunday, May 20th.

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Fourth graders theatrically creative

Manassa Elementary fourth graders get involved in theatrical performances for second graders.

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Smith-Garcia marry

Erin Macgillivray Smith of Alamosa and Zapata and Castelar “Cas” Garcia of Manassa were married Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen with the Rev. Michael McManus officiating.

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2018 Memorial Day in Creede

Scenes from Memorial Day weekend in Creede

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It's official

Members of the Class of 2018 turn their tassels to signify they are now officially high school graduates during the May 26th commencement at Alamosa High School.

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Sanford graduates celebrate

Sanford graduated 24 seniors on Friday night.

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'Together they are stronger'

Sangre de Cristo High School graduates stand ready to face their future during their May 25th commencement exercises.

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Ready to make a run for it

With mortarboards scattered around the floor after a traditional cap toss, Centauri graduates are ready to make a run for it after their May 26th graduation ceremonies.

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Students conduct author research

MANASSA — Manassa Elementary fourth graders were actively engaged in an Author Research project.

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Conejos County Museum now open

CONEJOS COUNTY — The ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Conejos County Museum was held on May 11 by Tori Martinez, executive director for the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Eclipse Property Management sets grand opening May 31

ALAMOSA — On Thursday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m., Eclipse Property Management will be celebrating their grand opening at 605 3rd Street in Alamosa.

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Hayes to perform in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents One Man Band Bruce Hayes, performing rhythm & Celtgrass, on Friday, June 8th at 7 p.m.

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Eye on Extension: Strength training program to begin

VALLEY — The Strong Bones Program, a 12-week exercise program for middle-aged and older adults will begin on June 4th at 9:30 a.m. at the Alamosa Senior Citizen Center.

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VWHS's Moffat clinic welcomes new provider

MOFFAT — Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that Sarah Hein, Physician Assistant, has recently joined the medical team at the Moffat Family Medical Center, located in Moffat.

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Skeffs award scholarships to Valley students

VALLEY — Ray and Colette Skeff 2018 Scholarships were awarded to Valley seniors.

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Widger is Key Club Lt. Governor

On March 14 Monte Vista Key Club Member Nicki Widger was elected to serve as 2018-2019 Lt. Governor for Colorado Division 5.

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Carrot craze hits Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Carrots were the theme of the day at Alamosa Elementary K-2 School last Thursday as the Food Service staff prepared a special meal for students, showcasing local carrots.

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Memorial Day brings summer safety tips from CPW

STATEWIDE — Many Coloradans and visitors to our state will be kicking off their outdoor summer plans this Memorial Day.

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Searching for Gunnison-sage grouse, an important spring ritual for Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists

GUNNISON – By 6 a.m. most mornings from mid-March through mid-May, Nate Seward is sitting on cold ground – or snow, or mud ? peering through a spotting scope watching Gunnison Sage-Grouse perform their annual dance.

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South Conejos School tour

South Conejos students visited the Valley Courier recently.

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Monte Vista resident graduates from MCPHS University

MONTE VISTA — Carly Santi Lozoya of Monte Vista graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University’s 150th commencement ceremony, held on May 5 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Always be ‘Bear Aware’ in Colorado bear country

STATEWIDE — One of the most frequently asked questions to Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff each spring and summer is “What do I do if I encounter a bear while camping or hiking?”

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City recognizes Boys and Girls Clubs’ tobacco free policy

ALAMOSA — During its May 16th meeting the Alamosa city council issued a proclamation recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley’s campus smoke and tobacco free policy.

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Bobby Jo Valentine is coming to the SLV

ALAMOSA — A very special star is coming to the SLV June 20th, to help raise money for THE local Children’s Advocacy Center.

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‘Science Friday’ interviews Monte Vista student

MONTE VISTA — “Science Friday” from Pittsburgh interviewed Alyssa Rawinski of Monte Vista during the International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Cordova, Cortez to wed in June

ALAMOSA — Desiree Marie Cordova and Alex Cortez are happy to announce their wedding.

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Agricultural Safety Day hosts Valley schools April 26

MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista Coop held there 16th Annual Progressive Agricultural Safety Day April 26.

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Dogs available at Conour shelter as of May 22, 2018

Dogs available at Conour shelter as of May 22, 2018

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Shrine Circus planned May 29 in Monte Vista

MONTE VISTA — On May 29 at Ski Hi Park in Monte Vista the Shrine Circus is coming to town!

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Students donate to food bank

The Centauri High School sophomore class of 2020 made a $500 donation to the La Puente La Jara Food Bank.

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Furry Friends

Conour Animal Shelter shares pets available as of October 13, 2017.

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Farm Credit of Southern Colorado names Anderson new president

VALLEY – The Board of Directors of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado has announced that they have selected Jeremy Anderson to fill the role of president and CEO.

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Sangre de Cristo FBLA begins year

MOSCA — The 2017-18 school year, began with a variety of activities for the Sangre De Cristo FBLA chapter.

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Time for an afternoon rest

A large mule deer buck is seen taking a rest in the front yard of a house near Adams State.

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Rock Creek colors

Rock Creek boasts a beautiful autumn Sunday afternoon before Monday’s stormy, cold weather and snowfall.

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Carpio is History Colorado philanthropy officer

FORT GARLAND — The Community Museum Division of History Colorado recently added a new philanthropy officer as part of the recent expansion of Community Museum programming and services.

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End of Life Options Act explained

An introduction to the End of Life Options Act, also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAID), its requirements, challenges and options were presented by Dr. Jennifer Harbert and Helen Lester, MSN, RN (shown) at the United Methodist Church in Alamosa on Saturday, October 7.

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Optimist Club installs new officers

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Optimist Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children of the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State Homecoming begins Oct. 16

ALAMOSA–Adams State University will celebrate Homecoming from October 16 through October 21.

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Sierra Grande crowns homecoming royalty

Reyna Rodriguez, right, and Mario Garcia , left, are the Sierra Grande homecoming queen and king, crowned during Friday’s home game against La Veta.

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Meet the members of Club 95

More than 85 students who are eligible for Ortega Middle School’s new Club 95 sit in the gym at OMS on Friday before enjoying ice cream sandwiches.

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Saguache County celebrates its 150th birthday

SAGUACHE — Despite a fall downpour last Saturday, Saguache County residents braved the rain and the cold to celebrate the county’s 150th birthday under two tents set up for the event outside the Saguache County Courthouse.

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Society Hall presents award-winning solo plays

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is thrilled to present their inaugural live theater evening, featuring Vivian Nesbitt and Lisanne Cole in “The Long and the Short of It,” each presenting a one-woman play on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.

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Winners shared for Emerging Artist Show

VALLEY — The People’s Choice Award for the 9th Annual Emerging Artist Show, part of the 19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour, was voted on by 96 attendees to the Rio Costilla Studio Tour and went to Brooklyn Sandoval, a student in 10th grade at the Sierra Grande School in Fort Garland for her pencil drawing entitled “Looking Within.”

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What children eat affects their performance in school

VALLEY — The standard American diet, full of soda and other sugary drinks, fast foods, and other low-nutrient foods, can have a major impact on the health and lives of our children.

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Jacque Hart set to make weaving presentation

ALAMOSA — The Trinidad State Valley Campus in Alamosa will host “Fabric from Ewe to You” with presenter Jacque Hart on Monday, November 6 in the Atrium at the Valley Campus at 1011 Main St. in Alamosa.

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Adams State names Martinez Exceptional New Alumnus

ALAMOSA — Matthew Martinez’s guiding principle has always been to “give back.”

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Music alumnus Rahn to perform during Homecoming

ALAMOSA – Darren Rahn ’94 followed his heart and passion to compose his great story. He believes Adams State University was instrumental in his success.

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AES donates to Houston school

Ms. Shaw’s fifth grade class at Alamosa Elementary School recently took on a project to help Texas hurricane victims.

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Supplementation for fall grazing livestock - supporting a rancher’s renewable resources

VALLEY — Ranchers have two primary renewable resources they utilize.

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Lipke will speak at next faculty lecture

ALAMOSA –Adams State University Dr. William Lipke, professor of music, will present Music of the Reformation: 500 years at the next Faculty Lecture.

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Eli Cook to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Eli Cook, featuring Blues, on Sunday, October 15, at 7 p.m.

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Kern ‘commended student’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

MONTE VISTA — Sargent High School Principal Ronna Jo Cochran announced that Jessica L. Kern has been named a commended student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Adams State to host cattle, soil and food workshop

Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology, will present a workshop and field day at Adams State University on October 18 and October 19.

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SLV School Pumpkin Patch a pumpkin-palooza!

With freezing weather looming, more than 11 schools and hundreds of kids in the San Luis Valley were able to participate in the 2017 San Luis Valley School Pumpkin Patch, finding their very own special pumpkins for autumn.

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Alamosa FFA attends BIG Conference, elects officers

On Monday September 25, the Alamosa FFA Chapter went to BIG Conference at Sangre De Cristo High School with five other chapters from the district.

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Martinez awarded French Medal of Honor

VALLEY — Ernestine Martinez and her family recently received the French Medal of Honor awarded to Pete Martinez for service to France during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

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Judge named Outstanding ASU Alumna

ALAMOSA – After beginning her great story at Adams State, the Honorable Barbara Jenniges Holmes ‘82 inspired many to create their own great stories, including her daughter, Erica Holmes Trujillo ‘11, who nominated her for the Outstanding Alumna Award.

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Alamosa holds first Oktobrüfest

Elizabeth Zurn, left, announces Danielle and Dr. Brandon Watson as the winners of the costume contest during Oktobrüfest at Sunset Park on Saturday.

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Kiwanis Club partners with Sweet Dream to gift children new bedding

ALAMOSA – At least 33 Alamosa kids are sleeping comfortably tonight thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Alamosa and Sweet Dream in a Bag.

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Arellano presents CD release show at Society Hall

Society Hall, the new performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome Chris Arellano and his band back to the Society Hall stage, on Friday, October 6th, at 7:30 p.m.

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Winning sculptures still on display in Creede

The award-winning sculptures, “Aries & Venus,” by Wesley Blossom are on display in Creede through October.

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Candidate speaks to Alamosa ballot issue

During a meet and greet at Locavores in Alamosa Saturday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson voiced his concern for the marijuana ballot issues Alamosa voters will face in November.

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VOCES8 will perform at Adams State University

The Adams State University Music Department and the Alamosa Live Music Association are excited to announce that the internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Crowder welcomes Guard home

State Senator and veteran Larry Crowder was present for a welcome home ceremony at Dennis Campus, Denver Public Schools, for the 169th Field Artillery Brigade of the Colorado National Guard on Oct 1 when 100 brave men and women soldiers who had deployed December 2016 returned from Operation Inherent against ISIS.

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HOPE Week features HOPEful homesteaders

VALLEY — The purpose of HOPE Week is to educate the community about the realities of homelessness and poverty within the San Luis Valley.

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Slurping 'stone soup'

Alamosa Elementary School hosts "stone soup" activities on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Hunter Daboll named Commended Student

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School Principal, Andy Lavier announced that senior Hunter Daboll has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Tu Casa, Inc. to participate in campaign to raise funds for survivors

ALAMOSA — Tu Casa, Inc. is one of more than 220 nonprofits urging the public to support survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse during the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, which takes place Oct. 2-31.

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Antonito celebrates homecoming

Antonito holds its homecoming parade.

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McCullough wins award at Plein Air Artists Colorado Show

VALLEY — Susan McCullough was the recipient of the Artists Choice Award at the PAAC (Plein Air Artists Colorado) Exhibit at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder.

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Eye on Extension: Celebrating National 4-H Week

VALLEY — For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.

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More public art is coming to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) is excited to announce that they have begun the process of commissioning multiple public artworks to be installed on the land along the Rio Grande corridor.

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CPW celebrates 40 years of the Colorado Natural Areas Program

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Colorado Natural Areas Program in 2017.

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HOPE Week: Hope in dark times

Immigrants are among the most vulnerable in the community because they live in the shadows.

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Monte Vista Kiwanis Club installs new officers for 2017

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club held its annual Installation Banquet on September 22.

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Sargent Jr/Sr School honors the students of the month

Sargent Junior/Senior High Students of the Month for September

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HOPE WEEK: A home filled with HOPE

VALLEY — Imagine you are in your home, the one place where people should be able to feel safe.

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Affordable housing improvements made in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Some of the most vulnerable residents in the San Luis Valley now have a warmer and safer refuge, thanks to $63,000 in renovations managed by Energy Outreach Colorado at an Alamosa affordable housing complex.

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ASU HPPE seeking volunteers for wellness study

ALAMOSA – Last spring, the Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, Empower U Wellness group, and the Unidos Equity Institute partnered to offer fitness testing, physical activity programming, and educational materials to the campus and community. This was all a part of the San Luis Valley Wellness Study.

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Zacheis Planetarium sets October schedule

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through October 31.

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CPW releases new fishing app

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched CPW Fishing, the agency’s official mobile fishing app. For anglers seeking information on new fishing locations or needing to check for updated regulations while on the water, CPW Fishing is an easy way to keep angling details close at hand.

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Furry Friends available September 26, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista.

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Garrett Horning wins FFA Heifer Wrangle at state fair

PUEBLO—Garrett Horning of the Sangre de Cristo FFA chapter competed in the Colorado FFA Heifer Wrangle contest at the Colorado State Fair on August 28.

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Posed for the memory book

Thirty-two members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) lined their classics up near the Alamosa Depot/Welcome Center to capture photos with two engines from the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in the background Friday as a memory of their trip here.

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Habitat for Humanity benefit dinner set for October 13

ALAMOSA — It’s a benefit dinner for Habitat for Humanity! Come for a delicious dinner hosted by SLV Health on Friday, October 13th in the main lobby at the Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.

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Even a small amount of alcohol increases breast cancer risk

VALLEY — We hear constantly that moderate consumption of alcohol, especially red wine, is beneficial for cardiovascular health.

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Piano Taos will perform a recital of Hispanic composers

ALAMOSA – Piano Taos, a group of five female pianists, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Adams State University Leon Memorial Recital Hall.

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Public invited to meet gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee

ALAMOSA — Called the greatest athlete of her time, former U.S. Olympic track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of her visit to Alamosa.

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‘A Persian Pickle Afternoon’ scheduled with Sandra Dallas

MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild is pleased to present “A Persian Pickle Afternoon with Sandra Dallas.”

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Happy birthday 'Reedo'

Friends celebrate the late Jerry Reed's 70th birthday.

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A great day for kids & kites

Kids from around the San Luis Valley participate in a variety of events at Cole Park in Alamosa on Thursday, hosted by the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley.

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Naloxone kits distributed to law enforcement agencies

VALLEY — San Luis Valley law enforcement agencies received naloxone opioid overdose reversal kits for each of their officers, thanks to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as part of the Naloxone for Life initiative.

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Dollar General is open for business in South Fork

SOUTH FORK— The new Dollar General officially opened its doors in South Fork on September 9.

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Learn about Del Norte School District BEST opportunity

DEL NORTE — Former State Sen. Gail Schwartz will join interested Del Norte School District residents on Tuesday, September 26 from 2-3 p.m. at the Ruth Marie Community Center in Del Norte, at 581 Columbia.

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Harvest exhibit opens

DEL NORTE — Fall has arrived and with it, the time of harvest.

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Mayor's art contest winners named

Winners of the mayor's art contest, which was held last week during Colorado’s Cities & Towns Week, are Reece, front left, a fifth grader at Alamosa Elementary, and Emilia, front right, a third grader at Alamosa Elementary, shown with their winning artwork

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Mars Habitat Project open to public

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Sculpture program has organized a two-day public event showcasing a Mars Habitat concept outdoor installation.

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Dying, off-color pine needles normal in autumn

ALAMOSA — Although thousands of evergreen trees in the San Luis Valley and surrounding mountains are beginning to display dying yellow or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process – and are not infested by bark beetles or tree disease.

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Jackson Mumper is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

ALAMOSA — Jackson Mumper from Alamosa High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program.

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ASU CARES spends time at shelter

ASU students visit Conour shelter

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White, Wagner to wed

ALAMOSA — The families of Allison (Alli) Margaret White and Bret William Wagner are pleased to announce the couple will be joined in marriage on September 23, 2017.

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Athena Gonzales is 1 today

ALAMOSA — Athena Jasmine Gonzales celebrates her first birthday today.

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Trout Unlimited meeting set

ALAMOSA — Please join the SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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FGRC closes for the season

FT. GARLAND — The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee’s (FGRC) has closed the visitor center for the tourist season after another successful year providing travel and event information to over 4,300 local community members and visitors passing through.

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Lean In Lunch will feature Dr. Hensley

ALAMOSA — The next Lean In Lunch will feature Dr. Liz Thomas Hensley, PhD. on Thursday, October 12, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the SLVH Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main Street, Alamosa.

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CDOT completes fiber optic installation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Main Electric announced the completion of the US Highway (US) 160 Wolf Creek Pass Fiber Optic Installation project.

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Adams State celebrates National GEAR UP Week

ALAMOSA — Adams State University and GEAR UP are celebrating national GEAR UP Week, September 17-23.

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Colorado State Land Board installs signs at Zapata Falls

The Colorado State Land Board of Commissioners, which held their September meeting in Alamosa this month, recently installed seven interpretative signs at the Zapata Falls trail.

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Phase three of mural restoration project complete

CONEJOS COUNTY — Conejos County is home to many unique and culturally significant murals representing the history and culture of the region.

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Local women donate books to labor and delivery unit

ALAMOSA — A recent patient at the labor and delivery unit at the San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center was delighted to receive a brand new baby book and was overheard to say, “Oh, That’s wonderful! My baby’s first book!”

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Alamosa Rotary Club hosts Xcel manager

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Ashley Valdez, area manager of Community & Local Government Affairs for Xcel Energy in Southern Colorado, will make a presentation at the meeting on Monday September 25th at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

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‘Birthday at the Bricks’ set in honor of Jerry Reed

The Alamosa Alumni Association will host a “Birthday at the Bricks” celebration on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in honor of the late Jerry “Reedo” Reed’s 70th birthday.

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San Acacio hosts celebration this Saturday

VIEJO SAN ACACIO — St Acacius, or Agathius, is one of the lesser-known saints, but he meant everything to settlers in what is now Viejo San Acacio — old San Acacio.

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‘No Asylum’ documents attempts to escape Nazis

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre program will show the documentary No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sisneros, Jones united in marriage

HORCA — Camry Lauren Sisneros and Ross Hagen Jones were united in marriage on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 4:30 in the afternoon with a beautiful outdoor ceremony situated in the San Juan Mountains in Horca.

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'Cruisin' the Canyon' draws 86 entries

This 1935 Ford Tudor owned by Jim and Judy Hunt of Littleton won "Best of Show" honors Saturday at the annual "Cruisin' the Canyon" car show in Creede.

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Holocaust survivor will share story on September 25

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre program is proud to present “In Her Own Words: Holocaust Survivor Barbara Steinmetz” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the SLV Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre, located in the Adams State Theatre Building.

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Tsukamoto to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Hiroya Tsukamoto, featuring Cinematic Guitar Poetry, on Sunday, October 1, at 7 p.m.

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Anderson duo to take the stage

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Missy & Heine Andersen, featuring Blues & Soul, on Sunday, October 8th, at 7 p.m.

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Wildwood to host ‘hONEyhoUSe’ Sept. 24

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents hONEyhoUSe, featuring Blues Soul Folk Americana, on Sunday, September 24th, at 7 p.m.

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ASU Food Pantry will host grand opening Sept. 25

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Office of Student Life created a Food Pantry to help meet the needs of students.

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SLV Brewery features ‘Campfire Faces’ art

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Brewery at 631 Main Street, Alamosa, is hosting an art show by emerging local artist Linda Stephenson.

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Eye on Extension: Colorado Master Gardener training offered in 2018

VALLEY — Whether you are a person doing your own back yard gardening or someone who does it for a living, the Colorado Master Gardener program may be for you.

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SLV wildlife officer earns prestigious national award

MONTE VISTA — Brian Bechaver, a district wildlife officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the San Luis Valley, recently received the Shikar-Safari Club International 2017 “Wildlife Officer of the Year” award.

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Hilos Culturales Folk Arts awards announced

VALLEY — Hilos Culturales announces the 2017 recipients of Lifetime Achievement Folk Arts Award, Premio Hilos Culturales, to Rose Vialpando of Manassa and Ernesto Sánchez of Santa Fe, NM.

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Mordecai honored for volunteer service

ALAMOSA — Julie Mordecai has been selected as Woman of the Year for 2017. On Sept. 8th, Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa met to honor her efforts and learn more about some of the work she has done in the past and ways she continues to promote and help Alamosa today.

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Red Cross participates in volunteer fair at Adams State

ALAMOSA — Bill Werner, Ayesha Williams and Robert Hall from Red Cross set up an information booth at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair hosted by Adams State University on September 12th.

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Dogs available at Conour Shelter

Dogs available at the Conour shelter

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Newest addition at Zapata Park

Jan Oen, her featured pet Izzy and mural artist Judith Boyd are shown at Zapata Park in Alamosa.

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Coleman thanks firefighters on 9/11

Alamosa Mayor Pro Tem Ty Coleman gives a motivational speech to the Alamosa Fire Department heroes on 9/11.

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Society Hall plans Raise the Roof celebration Sept. 16

ALAMOSA — On Sunday, September 7, 2014 a tiny little seed was planted. This seed has now matured like a fine oak tree and become Society Hall, the premiere entertainment venue of the Valley.

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Valdez celebrate golden anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary Polly and Amos Valdez of Monte Vista.

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Shumei hosts a concert of Baroque music

CRESTONE — Samuel Breene (baroque violin) and Jeffrey Noonan (theorbo, baroque guitar) make up Musicke’s Cordes, who will perform “Looking South: Italian Music in the Chapels and Courts of Germany” in Crestone at Shumei International Institute on Sunday, October 1st at 3 p.m.

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Sculptor Bob Long soon to be featured artist at Shumei Gallery

CRESTONE — Local sculptor Bob Long’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of October.

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Soiree celebrates harvest

Scenes from the harvest soiree

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SLV Potato Festival 'mashes' spuds with fun

Scenes from the SLV Potato Festival

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Tickets for 'The Diary of Anne Frank' go on sale Sept. 11

The Adams State University Theatre program opens its 2017-2018 season with The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Artists open studios to public

Artists open their studios during the Rio Costilla Studio Tour.

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Early bird price still available for Headwaters Hoedown

LA GARITA — There is still time to get the early bird price of $30 for the conservation celebration of the year, for tickets bought by September 15th!

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Dr. Lucero acquires Dr. Santi dental practice

VALLEY — Dr. Joseph Lucero D.D.S. has acquired the dental practice of Dr. Richard Santi D.D.S.

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Dr. Fuhrman: Tips for healthy eating on vacation

VALLEY — Whether you are taking a road trip or flying to some distant destination, if you are committed to following a nutrient-dense diet style, you do not have to leave your healthy eating habits at home.

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Crestone hosts open studio tour

CRESTONE — The annual Crestone Artists’ Open Studio Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, from 12-5 p.m. in the community of Crestone and the Baca in southern Colorado.

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Gomez celebrate 40th

Congratulations to Pete and Lillian Gomez on their 40th wedding anniversary.

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Janet Noland celebrates 75th birthday

MONTE VISTA — Family and friends gathered at the First Christian Church (DOC) in Monte Vista on August 26 to celebrate the 75th — three quarters of a century — birthday of Janet Noland.

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Eye On Extension: Learning engineering design through robotics challenge

VALLEY — I just got back from the Colorado State Fair, where I ran the annual State 4-H Robotics Challenge event.

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Library receives bike bookmobile

Alamosa Public Library Director Salai Taylor, far right, accepts for the Friends of the Library the bike “bookmobile.”

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Candlelight tour at the Fort

A Living History Fall Encampment will be held at Fort Garland Museum on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Accounting students receive scholarships

ALAMOSA – Three Adams State University students each received a $2,500 prestigious scholarship for the Fall 2017 term from the Educational Foundation of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants

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Explore 'Seeds ~ Semillas' at NeoRio 2017

TAOS, N.M. — NeoRio offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the Rio Grande gorge, along with a fall feast, and music.

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AQ Project donates sensory quilts to Evergreen Nursing Home residents

On August 4 ladies from the AQ Project delivered 10 sensory lap quilts to residents on the memory care unit at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.

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SLV Bikers donate backpacks to South Conejos School District

Local bikers prepared backpacks for school students at South Conejos School District and delivered them during the Labor Day holiday.

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Millers celebrate 60th

The family of Ruth (Stamps) and Bill Miller are proud to announce their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Dr. Sowards joins SLV Health Antonito

Clint Sowards, D.O. has joined SLV Health’s Family Practice team.

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Hunters: Time to sight in your rifles

Now’s the time for big-game hunters to get ready for the season by sighting in their rifles. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters to begin practicing well before the start of the seasons.

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Montgomery painting in Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Show

Alamosa artist David Montgomery will be exhibiting in the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 21st Annual National Show opening at Mary Williams Fine Art in Boulder Colorado, Friday, September 8 from 5-8 p.m.

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Scott Thybony discusses book 'The Disappearances'

On Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, anthropologist and writer Scott Thybony will discuss his book, “The Disappearances; a Story of Exploration, Murder and Mystery in the American West.”

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New staff joins North Conejos

LA JARA — North Conejos School District introduces new staff for the 2017-2018 year:

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ASU Human Performance Lab can help reach fitness goals

ALAMOSA – Reach your fitness goals with help from the Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education (HPPE) Department. HPPE continues to offer the community a variety of affordable fitness tests.

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Scarletts celebrate 50th

ALAMOSA — Please join the daughters of Tom and Karyl Scarlett as they celebrate their parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Bear's eye view

Megan Cerny photographed this bear at Second and Ross Avenue in Alamosa on Monday.

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Labor Day Weekend in Creede

Charlene Ameel, left, offers fruit salsa at the Off Broadway station during this Saturday’s annual Creede Salsa Fest.

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View ‘Lone Ranger’ poster

Johnny Depp is headed back to Creede — or at least his signature is.

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Balloons aloft near Creede

Scenes from the balloon rally at Creede

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Society Hall presents Buddy Mondlock September 8th

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, Alamosa’s premier live music venue at 400 Ross Avenue, invites the public to another wonderful musical evening with Buddy Mondlock, Friday September 8th at 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. Fuhrman: Is coffee good or bad for you?

VALLEY — You’ll be happy to know that getting up and enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee is fine. However, that’s where it must end.

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City employees assist PALS

City of Alamosa employees stand with PALS members after raising $340 for the children’s program through the Employee Wellness Program’s first Walk/Run for a Noble Cause.

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Talk set on Jewish-Muslim relations in 11th century Islamic Spain

ALAMOSA–One night in 1066, Muslim inhabitants of the city of Granada in Spain rose up and slaughtered their Jewish neighbors in what has been described by some as the first pogrom on European soil.

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Eye on Extension: Keep food safe outdoors!

VALLEY — This time of year often makes for a great time to get outdoors to be active as summer temperatures begin to drop, but before colder temperatures set in. Warm weather is also connected with higher risk of foodborne illness so it’s important to focus on ways to keep food safe in outdoor settings.

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Adams State celebrates Hispanic Serving Institution Week

ALAMOSA – Adams State University has been a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) since 2000. In honor of Hispanic Serving Institution Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Adams State Office of Title V will host workshops for campus and community members, on September 14 and September 15.

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SLV Health Trauma participates in ‘Stop the Bleed’

VALLEY — A nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign has been started over the past couple years in an attempt to educate first responders and the general public on how to potentially save lives when the opportunity arises.

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Conejos Clean Water hosts veterans at Antonito event

ANTONITO — Pinon coffee, flower-infused cheese balls, Amish Fried Pies and a stick-to-the-ribs beef, potatoes and veggie dinner delighted guests of Conejos Clean Waters’ Veterans Fields debut event at Café del Valle last Saturday night.

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Protect preteens today from HPV cancers tomorrow

National Immunization Awareness Month concludes with a reminder that everyone needs vaccines throughout their lives.

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Perdue unveils new USDA Ethics App

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices to provide Executive Branch employees answers to questions about government ethics issues

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Parks and Wildlife now accepting permit applications for elk hunting in San Luis Valley National Refuge Complex

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is home to three United States Fish and Wildlife national wildlife refuges: Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista.

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Van Iwaardens celebrate 50th

Bob and Carol Van Iwaarden celebrated their 50th anniversary on August 26.

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Valley artists in Taos show

TAOS, N.M. — Arte de Descartes XVII is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through September 9 at the Stales Gallery in Taos, N.M.

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Local artist Mara Kali to be featured at Shumei Gallery

CRESTONE — Local artist Mara Kali’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of September.

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Elisandro turns 1 today

CAPULIN — Elisandro Celestino Trujillo is 1 year old today.

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Sierra Grande School constructs greenhouse

BLANCA — The Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI), a program of La Puente, and Sierra Grande School are partnering to construct an 18’x36’ Greenhouse Classroom for the K-12 school and the surrounding Blanca-Fort Garland community.

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Remember immunizations on back-to-school list

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.

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Guest artist recital is September 5 at Adams State

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Department of Music presents a Guest Artist Recital with Dr. Jeffrey O’Flynn, clarinet, and Doug Smith, marimba and voice, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Leon Memorial Hall.

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Rio Grande County Museum hosts fall festival and exhibit

DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County Museum and Cultural Center staff is working on an agricultural fall exhibit featuring haying, potato, lettuce harvests and livestock ranching stories and photos of the past.

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Furry Friends

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area celebrates the 101st birthday of the National Park Service

On August 25th the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 101st birthday. To commemorate the event the Park Service offered free entry to all National Parks including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin Sept. 12

The Valley Community Chorus, in conjunction with the SLV Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” in the fall 2017 season.

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Save the date to 'Save the Ranch' September 23

The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust will celebrate conservation at the Headwaters Hoedown on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the lovely La Garita Creek Ranch in Saguache County.

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Art show features varied sculptures

CREEDE — Sandhill crane sculptures won first place in the Creede Arts Council’s (CAC) Sculpture Show.

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Fungus foraging

Abundant moisture throughout the San Luis Valley in recent weeks has resulted in a plethora of mushrooms, especially in the forested areas of the surrounding mountains.

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Organic Farmers Market held on Wednesdays

ALAMOSA — Local and “fresh as it gets “ Organic Farmers Market is being held at the Alamosa Rio Grande Farm Park on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

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Eye on Extension: Body condition scoring animals

VALLEY — Body condition scores on animals describe the relative fatness, or body condition, of an animal.

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ASC Cares events are September 12 and 19

Fall semester at Adams State University means it is time once again for the annual ASU Cares volunteerism events.

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Dog rescued from dumpster

MOGOTE — “I think that anyone looking at this picture of this dog who was thrown away into a dumpster is as disgusted as I am,” said Diana Hamilton, director of the Valley Humane League.

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La Puente backpack drive helps SLV students

VALLEY — Education is a cornerstone of equality and opportunity. Helping promote education is a key way La Puente works to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty in the SLV.

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Zacheis Planetarium announces September schedule

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through September 30.

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Secretary Perdue announces Tony Tooke as new Forest Service chief

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region.

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Now's the time to protect hay from winter wildlife damage

Anyone who relies on hay to feed livestock during the winter should start planning now to protect that valuable crop from deer and elk.

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Latino Heritage Intern completes service in the Valley

VALLEY — Marissa Ortega, Latino Heritage Intern, completed her service hours at the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Furry Friends: Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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DeSouchet, Croley wed

VALLEY — William and Janis DeSouchet are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Aimee DeSouchet to Gared Croley, the son of Kevin and Roberta Croley of Scottsville, Kentucky.

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hONEyhoUSe returns to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present the powerhouse vocal group hONEyhoUSe in concert Friday August 25th at 7:30 p.m.

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Make summer holidays delectable with the help of California avocados

(NAPSA)-It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season.

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Chamber welcomes new director

CREEDE— After spending a 20-day vacation in her senior year of college with her future partner, Erin Yurkinas knew where she planned to spend the rest of her life.

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Montaño accepted in New York

Former Valley resident and graduate Melanie Montaño was recently accepted in the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York.

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Help find and bring Tinker home

Tinker, a 15-pound mutt, 14 year-old female, is black and tan with upright ears and lives at 11923 County Road 5 S in Alamosa.

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Pepper commissioned to officer in the U.S. Navy

NEW PORT, R.I.—Monte Vista native Chief David Pepper was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy on August 1.

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Colorful fruits and vegetables linked to longer life

VALLEY — Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments present in fruits and vegetables.

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Eye on Extension: Fall weed control may work best in the SLV

VALLEY — Fall is an excellent time to manage biennial and perennial weeds. Control of these weeds works best when they are storing nutrients for the winter.

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Flying W Wranglers perform at Orient Land Trust event

Orient Land Trust, providing land conservation, recreational and educational opportunities in the upper San Luis Valley, is proud to present the Flying W Wranglers on September 16, at 4 p.m. at the historic Everson Ranch for a 2ndChuck Wagon Harvest Dinner Concert & Dance.

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Adopt a dog from Conour Shelter

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Monte Vista Elks Lodge donates to community

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Elks Lodge #2456 received the Gratitude Grant from Grand Lodge in the amount of $2,000.

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Discarded fishing line is dangerous to wildlife

STATEWIDE – Fishing line can help reel in the big one, but when monofilament is left carelessly along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife.

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First annual NFP barbecue held

ALAMOSA — Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nationwide, free, voluntary program for low-income, first-time mothers and falls under Valley-Wide Heath Systems’ umbrella of services in the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State University STEM Saturdays begin August 26

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays begin August 26.

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Blues duo to perform in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Join Missy & Heine Andersen for an evening of soul-fueled, Americana blues at San Luis Valley Brewing Company on August 18, at 8:30 p.m. San Luis Valley Brewing Company is located at 631 Main Street, Alamosa, 587-2337.

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Music is in the air throughout the San Luis Valley

VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has supported musical endeavors since its inception. They are particularly fond of a recently completed project with Adams State University’s music program and Music Department Chair Dr. Beth Robison, t

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ALMA presents final 2017 Sundays at Six concert

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association presents Don Richmond & The Rifters at Sundays at Six, August 27, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Don’t miss this final free Sundays at Six concert for 2017!

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Dog Day at Fort Garland is August 19

FORT GARLAND — The dog days of summer are upon us and Fort Garland Museum is celebrating with Dog Day at the museum on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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A plant rich diet is best for preventing type 2 diabetes

VALLEY — A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition reported that higher plant protein intake is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

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SLV Veterans Coalition offers free dinner in Antonito

ANTONITO — Café Del Valle, 604 Main St, Antonito, will host a dinner for veterans, families, and the SLV community with food provided by Nature’s Table, Local Foods Coalition, and Valleybound Antonito School and community garden.

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Youth excel in Market Beef Show

The Market Beef Show was held Thursday at the SLV Fair.

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SLV Fair shares winners of varied 4-H competitions

MONTE VISTA – This year’s San Luis Valley Area Fair featured a number of special 4-H contests, including a fashion revue, cake decorating contest, cupcake decorating contest, and robotics competition.

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SLV Health clinics awarded more than $20,000

VALLEY —On the morning of Tuesday, August 1st, SLV Health was recognized for their efforts in reducing non-urgent Emergency Department (ED) visits.

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Eye on Extension: Preserve food, preserve nutrients!

VALLEY — With the end of summer approaching, (can you believe it?) it is a great time to preserve fresh and local fruits and vegetables for months ahead.

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Wildwood hosts Art Patience & Trailogue

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Art Patience & Trailogue, featuring New Age music, on Sunday, August 20 at 7 p.m

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Fort Garland Market receives financing initiative

FORT GARLAND — This small, unincorporated community founded around a pioneer military fort doesn’t have a town hall, but it has a center.

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Pedal tractor pull at SLV Fair

Yeneli Salvio, 8, crosses the finish line for the second round at the pedal tractor pull at the 115th Annual San Luis Valley Fair held at the Ski Hi Complex on August 7.

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Sales celebrate 65th anniversary

PUEBLO — Former Alamosa residents Don and Teresa Sales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on August 24th.

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Chili’s is now ALMA Supporter

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that Chili’s Grill & Bar in Alamosa has become a Supporter of its organization for 2017.

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‘Red Hot Patriot’ returning to CRT

CREEDE—“Red Hot Patriot,” the dynamic one-woman show starring Rhonda Brown, returns to the Creede Repertory Theatre for two fundraising performances at the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.

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Adopt a dog from Conour Shelter today

These pets are available for adoption from Conour Animal Shelter.

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Studio tour planned September 8-10

VALLEY — The 19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour will be held on Friday, September 8, from 4-7 p.m. with free live music on the Costilla Plaza and some selected studios open.

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Missing Dog

This dog has been missing from its home in Center for over a year.

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Sundays at Six features Genetics on August 20

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present Genetics at Sundays at Six, August 20, in Cole Park, Alamosa.

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Outdoor storytimes continue at the Rio Grande Farm Park

ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park has been hosting free outdoor storytime events throughout the summer as part of Weekends on the Rio.

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Weekday market begins at the Rio Grande Farm Park

The Rio Grande Farm Park and the Alamosa Farmers Market hosted their first weekday market last Wednesday, August 2nd at the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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For young, healthy looking skin, look to your diet

VALLEY — The skin is the largest organ of the human body and a barrier that protects us from microbial pathogens and other damaging elements.

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SLV Federal Bank hires new commercial loan officer

VALLEY — Walter Roybal, Fort Garland has joined San Luis Valley Federal Bank as a commercial loan officer to assist the bank’s business members with all their loan needs.

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Re-enactment set at Fort Garland Museum

FORT GARLAND — On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the ‘citizen soldiers of Dodd’s Independent Company’ will be at Fort Garland Museum.

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Help find lost cat

This beloved family pet was last seen on July 31st.

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All weather work

Despite the wet day, construction workers make progress on the foundation for Alamosa County’s jail expansion Thursday afternoon.

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Fort Garland hosts Trujillo homestead talk August 9

FORT GARLAND — On Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, archaeologist Marilyn Martorano will present “Guns, Fire and Sheep: The Archaeology and History of the Trujillo Homesteads National Historic Landmark in the San Lu

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Eye on Extension: Rain reduces hay quality

VALLEY — All across the San Luis Valley we see alfalfa or grass hay in windrows in the field. The recent rains have caused the hay to be in the field longer than hoped.

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R. Carlos Nakai Quartet comes to Shumei September 8

CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute is very pleased to announce they will be hosting the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (RCNQ) on Friday, Sept. 8th at 7 p.m.

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Sunday concert features SLV Big Band August 13

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present The SLV Big Band at Sundays at Six, August 13, in Cole Park, Alamosa.

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The Bridge celebrates 10 years with original song, awards

ALAMOSA– A song written by the residents at The Bridge of Alamosa, featuring a line of drums and other instruments, was a highlight of the facility’s 10th anniversary celebrated recently.

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Drivers participate in 'Road-eo'

Adams 14 School District Training Coordinator Paul Alvarez tests bus drivers at annual All Valley School Transportation In-Service training program on Wednesday

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Timely vaccinations vital for disease protection

Alamosa Immunization Coalition wants people to know the importance of vaccines all across the lifespan and is observing National Immunization Awareness month with extra reminders about vaccines.

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San Luis Valley promises weekend of fun

Five different events are happening this weekend across the Valley.

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Trooper Adam Jennings recieves C.A.S.T. award

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Adam Jennings received the C.A.S.T. (Citizens Appreciate State Troopers) 2017 Award at the Governor's Mansion on July 28.

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Fun workshop yields nine custom-made beaver felt hats

ALAMOSA — “These high-quality beaver hats would cost $800 and up to buy. In Santa Fe they would sell for about $1500,” said nationally known beaver felt hat maker, Tom Hirt.

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Dynamite concert kicks off 96th Annual Ski-Hi Stampede

Old Dominion entertains thousands of country music fans on Thursday night at the Ski-Hi Stampede with their hit songs “Break up With Him” and “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.”

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How berries help keep the heart healthy

VALLEY — Berries are one of my favorite super foods – delicious, rich in fiber and phytochemicals, and low in calories.

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Brown, Barnum exchange vows

MOSCA — Former San Luis Valley resident Captain Caleb Brown, United States Marine Corps, graduated June 16 with his master’s degree in applied physics from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California

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Eye on Extension: Celebrate timeless traditions at the 2017 SLV Fair

VALLEY — Hundreds of 4-H members from all over the Valley will be spending their next week gearing up for the San Luis Valley Fair. This annual tradition is a celebration of the agricultural heritage of the Valley, and the learning and achievement of loca

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PALS says goodbye to Tim Dellet

ALAMOSA — Please join La Puente and their PALS Children’s Program as they wish a fond farewell to their seasoned director Tim Dellet, and his wife Gena, on Monday, July 31st from 4-6 p.m. at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa.

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CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency receives awards

ALAMOSA – Leavitt Group recently awarded CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency with an “Agency Excellence Award.” Dan Bowers, a local managing co-owner, was additionally awarded with the “Excellence in Leadership” award. Bowers accepted the awards during Leavitt G

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Volunteers assist local families

Volunteers from the Howard Kansas United Methodist Church joined with Christian Community Services Project to help some families in Monte Vista.

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Donors support Luther Bean Museum and Salazar center

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Luther Bean Museum and Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center hosted a fundraiser on July 15, attended by 63 people.

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Covered Wagon Days events at Rio Grande County Museum

DEL NORTE — Saturday, August 5th will bring a variety of events to the Rio Grande County Museum with the celebration of the annual Covered Wagon Days.

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New book shares memoir of San Luis Valley

VALLEY — Former San Luis Valley resident Eve Bauer, now of Los Alamos, N.M., has recently released a book, “Journey to Forgiveness: Through for the Life and Death of a Farmer.”

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Sweet retreat from rain

Alamosa Parks & Recreation staff Samantha and Lexi, left, provide a popular stop during the City Services Fair Wednesday evening in Cole Park.

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Look who is turning the big 1

VALLEY — Juliet Jade Martinez was born on July 27, 2016 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Nick and Danielle (Duran) Martinez of Velarde, N.M.

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Santa Maria Trout Club hosts veterans

VALLEY — The Santa Maria Trout Club in conjunction with Santa Maria Reservoir Company hosted nine veterans from the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area representing Healing Waters Fly Fishing Project from July 9 to July 12.

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Rains cause flooding in Saguache area

Not all of the recent rains are beneficial, as evidenced by the flooding over the roads near Saguache on Tuesday evening.

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CRT presents outreach tour play

CREEDE — Celebrating 34 years of bringing excellent bilingual musical theatre to schools across the Southwest, Creede Repertory Theatre’s Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT) is one of the largest providers of educational theatre to the rural Southwest, se

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Wildwood welcomes The Jess Wayne Band

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Jess Wayne Band featuring Folk Blues Jazz Americana on Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m

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Splashing in the puddles

Youth play in the flooded parking lot by the City Market gas station on Wednesday evening after unusually heavy rains descended on Alamosa and surrounding areas.

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Boots on the Ground awards recently presented

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group (SLV Joint IOG) is pleased to honor three partner agency staff members with the “Boots on the Ground” award in recognition of employees who exemplify the spirit of cross-systems collaboration.

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Comments on SLV big-game planning can be submitted on-line

MONTE VISTA — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is evaluating big-game management in the South San Juan mountain area in Game Management Units 80 and 81.

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Manassa event is all American

The American Flag was proudly displayed during demolition derby with ‘M’ Mountain in the background on Saturday evening as a part of the Manassa Pioneer Days.

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Giving Tree Band to perform in Alamosa July 30

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association happily continues its Sundays at Six series on July 30 in Cole Park, Alamosa with The Giving Tree Band.

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Crestfest shares entertainment

CRESTONE — Crestfest will be held Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at the Challenger Golf Course in Crestone.

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Rio Grande County dedicates signs at Summitville

SUMMITVILLE— As part of a heritage tourism project, Rio Grande County in partnership with representatives of the EPA and the Rio Grande Emergency Water Conservation Action Team held a dedication ceremony at the Summitville mining site over the weekend to

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Adopt a dog from Conour Animal Shelter today

These dogs are available for adoption at the Conour Animal Shelter.

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Medication is not the answer for high blood pressure

VALLEY — If you are over the age of 65, chances are your doctor has given you a prescription for a blood pressure-lowering medication.

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The Jazz Club coming to Creede Theatre

CREEDE—Creede Repertory Theatre presents The Jazz Club! Feeling energized after the show? Back by popular demand! Watch CRT’s lobby transform into Birdland at 9,000 feet.

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Society Hall welcomes Emily Robinson back to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Kerrville New Folk winner and former Alamosa resident Emily Scott Robinson, with special guest Bethel Steele, in concert Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

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La Jara police sergeant a life-saver

While many small towns have growing lists of opiate deaths, La Jara’s list has been lowered by the quick actions of its chief and sergeant.

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Moose nation near Creede

A kayaker fishing Love Lake above Creede had no idea that he had company until alerted by another fisherman across the lake.

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Eye on extension: Have a berry healthy summer

VALLEY — Berries, berries, berries! These colorful little fruits are not only delicious but also one of the top sources for phytonutrients.

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Alamosa SADD represents Colorado at national conference

TAMPA, Fla. — Eight members of Ortega Middle School (OMS) and Alamosa High School (AHS) Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) recently attended the SADD National Conference in Tampa, Florida

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Local students become Junior Archaeologists for a week

VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and The Fort Garland Museum (a History Colorado Museum), partnered for their third annual Junior Archaeologist Camp.

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Brentano String Quartet performs in Taos July 30

TAOS, N.M. — The Brentano String Quartet will perform July 30 in Taos.

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Valley-Wide welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Emelin Martinez

VALLEY — Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC as the chief medical officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (“Valley-Wide”).

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Museum features artists

DEL NORTE — Wade Collins and Byron Williams, artists from Saguache, will both be part of the art shows and displays with Rio Grande County Museum.

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The Rifters to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents for Covered Wagon Days The Rifters, dance and show on Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

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McAuliffe, Freel honored at BOCES

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On July 10 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference, Nita McAuliffe and Tina Freel were recognized.

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The Southern Colorado Film Festival is accepting entries

ALAMOSA – The sixth annual Southern Colorado Film Festival will take place from October 12 through October 14 in Alamosa.

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The Tumbling Wheels scheduled at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Tumbling Wheels, featuring American Folk Country & Soul, on Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

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San Luis Valley hemp fabric woven for National Project

As a collaboration between Fibershed, Rezolana Institute and Adams State University’s Community Partnerships, hemp has been grown, decorticated, blended with wool, spun and woven into fabric that provides a San Luis Valley fabric sample in Fibershed’s nat

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Moyers celebrate 67th anniversary

Alan and Patricia Moyer celebrated the anniversary of their July 15, 1950 wedding date, which took place in Madison, Wisconsin

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Archaeological survey being conducted in Conejos County

CONEJOS COUNTY – The San Luis Valley has a long and rich human history, as the area served as a seasonal hunting ground to prehistoric and Native American cultures.

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Heaven to Home opens

Joined by Alamosa Chamber of Commerce members, family and friends, Raina Walters prepares to cut the ribbon on Heaven to Home, newly located off Highway 160 (451 Santa Fe Avenue) in East Alamosa in the State Farm building.

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Museum shares events during Covered Wagon Days

DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County Museum will host Angie Krall, forest archaeologist for the Rio Grande National Forest, with a presentation about the ongoing research at the Bunker Site (5SH614) a high potential paraje (camp) associated with the Old Spanish

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Grammy winner Laurie Lewis to play Society Hall

Society Hall at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa is thrilled to host Grammy winning fiddler, singer-songwriter and bandleader Laurie Lewis, with her all-star band the Right Hands, in concert Friday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m.

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Diesel Barbosa celebrates 1st birthday

Diesel Barbosa celebrated his first birthday on June 18.

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Sangre recognized at FBLA national conference

More than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $170,000 in cash awards.

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Valley teachers explore the Four Corners region

Twenty teachers, four Adams State professors, and one grant coordinator set out on a 929-mile adventure this summer to the Four Corners region.

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Auger steps down from CRT

CREEDE— Creede Repertory Theatre announced that Catherine Augur has decided to step down as executive director after nine years with the company.

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'Company of Friends' fills museum with music

"Company of Friends" took time on Thursday morning to provide entertainment at the San Luis Valley Museum in downtown Alamosa.

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KW Farms supports ALMA

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that KW Farms in Alamosa has continued to be a Supporter of the organization for 2017.

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Sargent grad takes 337th MI BN command

RUCKERSVILLE, VA. — Sargent High School graduate Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan E. Velasquez, son of Gene and Edna Velasquez, recently participated in the Change of Command ceremonies as the Incoming Commander for the 337th MI BN.

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Cordovas to perform for Sundays at Six in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association continues its Sundays at Six series on July 23 in Cole Park, Alamosa with Cordovas.

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Eye on Extension: Hot summer weather and your pets’ emergency care

MONTE VISTA — We are well aware of the need to protect our pets during extreme hot or cold weather.

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Meld concert, dance planned July 21

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Milo Hayes Meld for a dance and concert on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

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Bagwells celebrate 60th

MANASSA — Bill and Marilyn Bagwell are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Library hosts 'Discovery Dinosaurs'

Miss Debbie, right, from the University of Colorado, asks youngsters if they can identify what part of a dinosaur she is holding during her “Discovering Dinosaurs!” talk outside the Alamosa Public Library in Cole Park on Wednesday.

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Adopt a dog!

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter.

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Rep. Lawrence running for state treasurer

State Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas and Teller Counties) announced that she is running to be Colorado’s next State Treasurer.

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Weekends on the Rio continues Sunday

ALAMOSA — Come out this Sunday, July 16 for a day full of outdoor fun at Cole Park, Rio Grande Farm Park, and on the Rio Grande.

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Myers graduates from National Intelligence University

BOLLING AFB, Virginia — Major Stephanie Myers recently graduated with a master of science degree in technical intelligence with an emphasis in cyber from the National Intelligence University at Bolling Air Force Base in Virginia.

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Dempsey to be commemorated with postmark

Beginning July 21, the Manassa Post Office will offer a special pictorial postmark celebrating the town’s most famous resident, Jack Dempsey.

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Local PEO Chapter supports ASU students

The Chapter V, P.E.O. members support Adams State University students with a renewable scholarship.

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Be careful of Colorado's wild critters this summer

STATEWIDE – Wildlife is active on many fronts at this time of year, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding state residents to be bear aware, to be cautious in moose habitat, and to leave young wildlife alone.

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Guided wildflower tour set

CREEDE — Community members are invited to a free, guided wildflower tour on the beautiful and conserved Soward Ranch near Creede on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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ASU students attend national conference

In June, Adams State University Phi Beta Lambda students attended the PBL 2017 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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Walmart donates to food bank network

ALAMOSA — Each year the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley (FBNSLV), a program of La Puente, serves nearly 11,000 individuals across the Valley.

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Annual Meet the Artists Show today in Creede

CREEDE— C. Waters Gallery announces the 9th Annual Meet the Artists Show and Sale on Thursday, July 13, from 3-7 p.m. Located at N. 128 Main Street in Creede.

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Do not fly drones over wildfire areas

Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” or drones over or near wildfires.

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Fort Garland hosts Sand Creek Massacre talk

On Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, Dr. Shelby Tisdale, director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, Durango, will present “An American Tragedy: The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.”

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Summitville tour and dedication ceremony set July 14-15

SUMMITVILLE — Guided tours of the Summitville mine and water treatment plant, along with a dedication ceremony will occur on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15.

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Society Hall features western singer-songwriter Mike Blakely

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present nationally known western singer-songwriter Mike Blakely in concert Thursday July 13th at 7:30 p.m.

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Possible funnel clouds spotted

A possible tornado was visible near Hooper Thursday afternoon.

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Sargent School district celebrates 100 years

MONTE VISTA—Sargent Schools celebrated their 100th anniversary as a school district by hosting a reunion celebration Saturday, July 1 attended by alumni from many different eras and generations.

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SdCNHA seeks board applicants

VALLEY – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is seeking to fill a board member position from residents in Costilla County.

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Creede Repertory Theatre gears up for annual Kid Show

CREEDE— The Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is pleased to announce that the 2017 KID Show will air on July 20-22.

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Chapter DP-P.E.O. awards three scholarships this year

ALAMOSA – Three recent San Luis Valley high school graduates are the recipients of the Chapter DP-P.E.O. scholarships.

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Sundays at Six features rockabilly music in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Sundays at Six continues on July 16 in Alamosa with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, bringing rockabilly and much more to Cole Park at 6 p.m.

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Elks hold annual bike rodeo

MONTE VISTA — Approximately 60 children participated in the 2017 Bike Rodeo Safety Day at Fullenweider Park in Monte Vista.

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Eye on Extension: Increasing your Vitamin N

VALLEY — Pediatricians around the country are increasingly writing prescriptions for more “vitamin N”.

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Mitsch Bush announces bid for District 3 seat

Diane Mitsch Bush announce on Thursday that she is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Colorado’s District 3, a seat currently held by Republican Scott Tipton.

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Valley 4-Her wins state title

FORT COLLINS – Valley 4-H member Kristine Hoffner of Saguache County, along with teammates from Gunnison County, won first place in the team Consumer Choices contest at the Colorado State 4-H Conference, June 20-23 at Colorado State University in Fort Col

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RC participates in ‘Lids for Kids’

ALAMOSA – Red Cross volunteers aided the 2nd Annual “Lids for Kids” event June 29th in Alamosa to promote health, fitness and safety.

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Camp gives SLV youth a pass to the outdoors

Sometimes it seems like children don’t get outside as much these days. That’s not true for the 51 kids and 11 youth counselors who attended the 2017 Youth Conservation Camp at Beaver Creek in South Fork on June 20-22.

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A new place-based curriculum presented for Valley teachers

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA), in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), has launched a place-based program to train local teachers on creating lessons and curriculum about local culture, history and herit

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Anne Hills July 14

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Singer Songwriter Anne Hills on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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Ladies Aid new cookbook's out

The Ladies Aid Society (LAS) has published a new cookbook, “Recipes form the Upper Rio Grande, Vol. II.”

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Group enjoys English Valley tour

On Saturday, June 17, the La Verada del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association sponsored a geologic road tour/field trip to English Valley, which is located a few miles northwest of Del Norte near the West Fork of the Old Spanish Trail.

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Enjoy July 4th holiday in SLV

VALLEY — Stay and enjoy a variety of special events in the San Luis Valley over this Fourth of July holiday.

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Xcel Foundation grant expands Adams State services for veterans

ALAMOSA — Adams State University’s Veterans Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to expand the center’s services to support veteran student success and career exploration.

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Eye on Extension: More on supplements

VALLEY — Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, enzymes, and other substances that may be “supplemented,” or added to diet, in order to complete dietary needs or to make up for a nutrition deficiency – they are NOT intended to

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Peyton continues to pay it forward

ALAMOSA—As many know when Peyton Sanchez sets his mind to something, he gets it done.

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'Sean Thompson Sings for CRT' set July 9

CREEDE — Sean Thompson is back in Creede, fresh off his run opposite Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard.

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ALMA presents Vogts Sisters for Sundays at Six

Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Sundays at Six continues on July 9 in Alamosa with The Vogts Sisters, bringing their sweet folk harmonies to Cole Park at 6 p.m.

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Community supports local hospital fundraiser

More than 300 people came to support the barbecue lunch and quilt auction event on June 24 for the Conejos County Hospital.

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OMS students enjoy DC

Ortega Middle School teachers, Beth Hackett and Kathy West took a group of 39 student to Washington D.C. and New York from June 5th-June 10th.

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Rice named to AMA board

CHICAGO, Ill. — Mary Rice, laboratory director at San Luis Valley Health, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance’s Board of Directors for a one-year term on June 13.

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Big catch at Mountain Home

Proving there’s great fish to be caught in the reservoir, local resident Jeremy Berry holds a 40-inch 20-pound Northern Pike he pulled out of Mountain Home Reservoir on Sunday.

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Smashing action on Saturday

The mini division was wild and crazy with 22 cars entered and buzzing around. Some vehicles were more acrobatic and even left two wheels during the derby.

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La Jara Glory Days parade

This nice float advertised the annual Conejos County Hospital barbecue and quilt raffle during the La Jara Glory Day parade Saturday morning.

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Rumsey wins state pageant

FORT GARLAND — A Fort Garland girl has just won Little Miss Colorado Natural.

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Colorado State Fair begins concert ticket sales

The 2017 Colorado State Fair’s Southwest Motors Events Center series includes a diverse, star-studded lineup. The stage spotlights will be shining on a variety of shows including country, classic rock, legendary musicians and up-and-coming superstars.

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Photography show opens June 30

CREEDE — Mountain Shootout Photography Show will open June 30 at 6 p.m. at the Creede Visitor Center.

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Pedaling toward a better world

Dozens of service-oriented cyclists will take to the highways and byways of the United States this summer, riding over 3,600 miles with the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, coast-to-coast from San Francisco, CA (June 2) to Savannah, GA (August 5).

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County clerks' conference held

Colorado’s county clerks and their staffs learned about election security and costs, motor vehicle registration kiosks and privacy vs. public access from a stakeholder’s viewpoint at their conference in Snowmass Village last week.

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Public input needed for elk and deer herd planning

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is evaluating big-game management in the South San Juan mountain area and the public is invited to upcoming meetings where issues and plans for Game Management Units 80 and 81 will be discussed.

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Rollin’ Deep brings crowd to Alamosa

The 23rd Annual Rollin’ Deep Car Show on Sunday, June 18, drew 80 official entries but altogether about 100 vehicles to Cole Park in Alamosa.

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Mutton Bustin' action

Seven-year-old Gavin Graber holds on tight as a rides a sheep for the 2017 Alamosa Round-Up mutton busting event at the Alamosa Fairgrounds Wednesday evening.

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7th Annual RMEF Art Show starts July 8

ANTONITO — It’s time for the annual Rocky Mountain Estates Community Firehouse Art Show and Fundraiser!

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Furry Friends: Dogs available as of June 24, 2017

Shown are dogs available for adoption at the Valley Humane League.

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Eye on Extension: Watering around the house in dry times

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley’s climate is considered semiarid. This means that periods of drought are common.

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Taylor Lobato joins Colorado Farm Bureau

CENTENNIAL -- Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) welcomes Taylor Lobato to the organization’s core team. Lobato will support the organization’s public policy goals as director of policy communications.

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The Bridge hosts Chili Cook-Off

The Bridge at Alamosa held its 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Father’s Day.

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Community celebrates Helen Lester

ALAMOSA — Members of the community gathered at a festive Garden Party at Hospice del Valle on Thursday, June 15, to celebrate Helen Lester, her long nursing career and her dedicated contribution to the community at large.

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‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ to open at CRT

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesserling.

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Peewee Archaeology Day set

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum will be hosting Peewee Archaeology Day On June 24th from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Rockey Farms Field Day planned on July 18

CENTER — Rockey Farms welcomes the community on Tuesday, July 18 to participate in its first field day event.

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Keep safe distance from mamma moose if seen

STATEWIDE — Since early June, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated two separate moose conflicts resulting in injuries to three people, and agency officials are cautioning everyone to be extra vigilant this time of year.

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Boy Scout leads volunteers at Home Lake State Wildlife Area

MONTE VISTA — On a number of days in June, Sargent High School senior Ethan Reschke has been spending his time at Home Lake State Wildlife Area.

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Total eclipse of the sun forever stamp issued

WASHINGTON — Jim Cochrane, chief customer and marketing officer of the United States Postal Service dedicated the first-of-its-kind Forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger.

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Alamosa Elks observe Flag Day

Every year, Frank “Boogie” Romero organizes fellow veterans to take part in the BPOE Elks 1297 Alamosa Flag Day observance.

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Bouchey earns Ph.D. from Brown University

ALAMOSA — Stephanie Nicole Quintana Bouchey, daughter of Ronald and Arliene Quintana of Alamosa, received her Ph.D. from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on May 27.

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Kiwanis Club meets K-9 officer

The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista was privileged to have as their program on June 7 K-9 Lena with Officer Michael Martinez

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Local property manager achieves prestigious national designation

ALAMOSA — Chuck Kelley, a local leader in the residential property management field, has just been awarded the prestigious RMP ® (Residential Management

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Tim Dellett rides again, last time from Alamosa

Tim Dellett is a common sight on the San Luis Valley roads in spring and summer, stretched out on his red Redline touring bike.

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Adams State drawing class studies downtown perspective

Adams State art students in professor Gene Schilling’s drawing class took advantage of beautiful June weather recently to sketch scenes in downtown Alamosa.

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Nashes celebrate 50th anniversary

As of March 4, Wayne and Sharon Nash of Del Norte have been married 50 years.

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Healthcare coalitions conducting exercise

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on Thursday, June 15 to support Valley hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies participating in a three-day statewide exercise.

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Who’s who in water: Colorado Water Conservation Board

VALLEY — The Colorado Water Conservation Board is a known name with an often unknown role.

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Indian Nickel to open Sundays at six

ALAMOSA — Sundays at Six returns June 25 to Alamosa! Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Kicking off the season is a local favorite, Indian Nickel, bringing Old Rock & Roll and Spanish music. The concert

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Adams State Upward Bound awarded new grant

ALAMOSA—Adams State University’s Upward Bound program was recently awarded a five-year grant of $2,388,246 to continue its service to San Luis Valley high school students, according to Upward Bound Director Angelica Valdez.

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Donna K's Cat Tales: Spaying and neutering works

First, as always, I’d like to thank all of those who, so generously donate their time and money to help the feral, abandoned, and misplaced cats and kittens in our care.

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Animal products, the microbiome, and heart disease

VALLEY — Although steaks, hamburgers and all matter of red meat are popular menu fare, studies reveal red meat intake is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death.

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Cottens celebrate golden anniversary

MONTE VISTA — Larry and Lorell Cotten of Monte Vista are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

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High water at Mountain Home

Anyone who is planning to boat, fish, hike or camp at Mountain Home State Wildlife Area is advised to use caution because of the high and rising water level of the lake, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has advised.

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Weekends on the Rio begins on Sunday, June 25th

ALAMOSA — The first Weekends on the Rio day of events is set for Sunday, June 25th!

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Sangre de Cristo Peaks 4-H Club serves community

VALLEY — On June 6th, the Sangre de Cristo Peaks 4-H Club planted flowers in planters on Worth Street in Center.

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Archaeology exploration tour set June 26-28

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum is offering the opportunity to tour a variety of archaeological sites here in the San Luis Valley.

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Eye on Extension: Stopping the summer slide

VALLEY — Research has shown that children can lose one to two months of math and reading skills over the summer.

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Professor Lyell looks back on impressive career

ALAMOSA – Dr. Ed Lyell, emeritus professor of business, said his life has been full of adventures of heart, mind, sports, and travel.

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CDOT warns truckers: Beware 'the wolf' on Highway 160

Dryer roads and mild weather can mean safer driving conditions for most motorists. However, when traveling through Colorado’s mountains, semi-truck drivers can encounter challenging and dangerous conditions regardless of the weather.

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Smoke visible from NM fire

Smoke from a New Mexico wildfire is visible in the San Luis Valley.

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Cumbers and Toltect RR voted top attraction

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad was announced as the winner in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for both Top Attraction in New Mexico and Top Attraction in Colorado.

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Brooke Eden to perform at the 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Country music artist Brooke Eden will be playing this year’s San Luis Valley Potato Festival on Saturday, September 9. This year’s Potato Festival promises to be bigger than ever, with the concert moving to Ski Hi Park Arena for the first time!

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Teacher recruitment night planned

BLANCA — The Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) will host a teacher recruitment night for prospective teachers who have a bachelor’s degree or are in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree

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Garretts celebrate 50th anniversary

ALAMOSA — Happy 50th anniversary Bill and Linda Garrett.

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ASU Migrant Education Program presents STEM Academy

ALAMOSA — Twenty-three high school students from across Colorado are becoming immersed in the sciences this week as part of the Migrant Education Program’s STEM Academy at Adams State University

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Vintage Wines aids CRP

The Center for Restorative Programs held its "Vintage Wines, Fresh Voices" fundraiser on June 9.

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Mito returns for ‘Afternoon of Flamenco and Classical Guitar’

CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute is happy to welcome back flamenco guitarist, composer, musician, and vocalist, Miguel “Mito” de Soto on Sunday July 9th at 4 p.m.

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Enjoy folk music’s finest at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents folk artists Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

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Walmart supports Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs appreciate Walmart's support.

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Adler & Hearne with Bittersweet Highway at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s premiere live music venue, Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne in concert Friday June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

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‘The Syringa Tree’ opens at CRT

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre’s “The Syringa Tree” by Pamela Gien runs June 16 through August 26.

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Kickstands up!

Cyclists got an early start from Alamosa on Sunday as they began the 447-mile Ride The Rockies tour, which kicked off in Alamosa and will conclude this weekend in Salida.

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Tandem Duo to perform at Wildwood Thursday, June 22

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Tandem Duo, performing marimba and violin, on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

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Lids for Kids event is June 29

SLV Health will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Lids for Kids event on Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30 p.m. at Cole Park in Alamosa

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Local Visiting Angels earn palliative care certification

Visiting Angels is proud to announce that nine more members of their caregiving staff were recently certified in Palliative Care in the San Luis Valley.

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Alamosa Optimist Club honors Students of the Month

Students for the month of May are honored.

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Shrine Circus proceeds help kids with transportation costs

MONTE VISTA — The local Sand Dunes Shrine Club is responsible for bringing the Shrine Circus to the Valley. Without the public’s purchase of Shrine Circus tickets, the Sand Dunes Shrine Club could not continue to help San Luis Valley children get to Shrin

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Adopt a dog

These dogs are available for adoption at the Conour Animal Shelter.

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Alamosa Optimist Club announces students of the year

Optimist Club honors outstanding students of the year.

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First MV Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt donated to Transportation Museum

Peg Schall, Monte Vista Historical Society volunteer at the Transportation Museum, pictured in the buggy donated by Gordon and Roena Rowe, is accepting the First Monte Vista Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt and a plaque donated in loving memory of Janet Black, th

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Colorado Potatoes power Ride the Rockies

Each year, 2,000 cyclists from around the country and the world travel to beautiful Colorado to participate in Ride The Rockies.

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Celebrate Creede’s 125th birthday

CREEDE — Creede is thrilled to announce that it will be celebrating its 125th birthday this summer!

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Fasting rejuvenates the immune system

VALLEY — The concept of therapeutic fasting is not new, yet only recently have its profound immune boosting benefits been discovered.

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Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

The Adams State University Luther Bean Museum and Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center continue to improve, thanks in large part to the generous donation from the Salazar family in 2016.

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Mullins awarded MAI designation

ALAMOSA – The Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute would like to announce that Monte G. Mullins, MAI, SRA, owner of MG Mullins & Company of Alamosa, has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation.

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Eye on Extension: Vitamins and minerals, how much to take?

VALLEY — You’re in the pharmacy aisle on what seems like a simple mission, pick up some vitamins. But a quick glance at a bottle’s label can send you running for a dictionary. Things like “RDA” or “DV” are just a few examples of an alphabet soup that’s on

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Gylling, Cerny to wed

ALAMOSA—Megan Faye Gylling and Tyler Matthew Cerny, along with their parents, Miriam and Andy Baines, Walter and Kristi Gylling, Beth and Roger Tooker and Keith and Debbie Cerny, wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

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Rails & Ales Brewfest & Block Party set Saturday, June 17

ALAMOSA — The 10th Annual Rails & Ales festival churns into Alamosa next weekend bringing with it 40 craft breweries and 1,000 thirsty patrons.

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Bill Bowers presents ‘All Over the Map’ at Creede Repertory Theatre

CREEDE — On Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Creede Repertory Theatre will proudly host a special performance of “All Over the Map,” the newest production by nationally-lauded mime Bill Bowers.

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Carey Morin

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Fingerstyle Guitarist Carey Morin on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com

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Valley veterans visit Not Forgotten Outreach

“I can’t stop wars and there will always be soldiers, but I can do this little bit,” declared Kym Sanchez, founder and president of Not Forgotten Outreach (NFO) as she gazed out at 10,000 garlic plants growing tall.

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Former resident missing from LA

Tony Baca, Jr., 42, originally from Alamosa, has been reported missing.

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Exhibit opens at Ventero Open Press in San Luis

Ventero Open Press Fine Art is proud to host an exhibition “Old Town – New Art”. Ventero Open Press is located in San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado and will hosting a show featuring new work by a new generation of San Luis Valley artists.

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Deadline nears for Sargent celebration

A 100-Year All-school Reunion of Sargent Consolidated School District will be held Saturday, July 1 at the school campus with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

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Celebrate with Ride the Rockies

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the great entertainment lined up for the Ride the Rockies Celebration on Saturday, June 10. More than 2,000 cyclists will be riding into Alamosa on Saturday to enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun and hospitalit

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B&G clubs to hear Olympian

ALAMOSA — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will headline the 25th anniversary celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley on Saturday, September 30.

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Boys & Girls Club youth visit goat ranch near Del Norte

Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley toured the Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy operations near Del Norte.

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MV Kiwanis Club awards scholarships

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Key Club Scholarships.

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Alamosa Rotary funds several library projects

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce a partnership with the Alamosa Friends of the Library and the City of Alamosa to fund several projects thanks to the recent receipt of a Rotary District 5470 grant.

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SPMDTU adds three new members

ANTONITO — The Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) held its Biennial Get-together/Picnic in their headquarters building in Antonito on Saturday, June 3.

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Walt Wilkins coming to Society Hall in Alamosa June 11

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Texas singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins in concert Sunday, June 11th at 7:30 p.m.

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Wet Paintbrush hosts grand opening

Along with private events, the studio will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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KRZA building named historic

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa Historic Preservation Advisory Committee recently presented KRZA with a plaque designating the radio station’s building at 528 Ninth Street in Alamosa as historic.

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Nabers celebrate 60th

MONTE VISTA — Jim and Pat Nabers of Monte Vista are celebrating 60 years of marriage, June 13, 1957 to June 13, 2017.

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Macias, Diaz plan September wedding

ALAMOSA — Ed and Melodie Macias of Alamosa announce the engagement of their daughter Erika Macias of Alamosa to Martin Diaz, son of Segundo and Margarita Diaz of Alamosa.

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Dr. Fuhrman shares safe summer grilling tips

VALLEY — Warm weather and outdoor living usually means firing up the outdoor grill. But before you throw that burger or steak on the barbecue, be aware research has shown that turning up the heat on meat can cause potentially cancer-causing substances to

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Dance studio donates to SLVH Miner center

ALAMOSA — At the Friday, May 19 performance, Aubrey Lucero, owner of Mountain Valley Dance Studio, donated $1,000 from this spring’s dance recital ticket proceeds ($1 per ticket) to the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center.

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Waste diversion study exposes missed recyclables in trash

VALLEY — The old proverb “Waste not, want not,” means folks can manage their wasteful tendencies for profit and the common good, and that’s exactly what the SLV Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) and its Conejos Clean Water (CCW) partner are providing with its Was

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Eye on Extension: Managing spring weeds is crucial

VALLEY — The first weeds of the year seem to be a rite of passage into spring.

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First Annual ArtScape will open on June 2

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa will celebrate 17 sculptures created by artists from near and far on June 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alamosa Welcome Center. The community is encouraged to join the celebration.

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Furry Friends, June 2, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates 2017 kindergarten graduation

Alamosa Elementary sends kindergarteners to the next level with a special ceremony.

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ASU, CSU sign ag education agreement

Adams State University and Colorado State University today launched a new degree program in agriculture. The partnership allows Adams State to offer San Luis Valley-area students the opportunity to study agriculture without leaving their home community by

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Creede Theatre begins season with ‘She Loves Me’

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre opens its 52nd season this weekend with “She Loves Me.”

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Ray and Colette Skeff Scholarships awarded

VALLEY — A scholarship was awarded in the amount of $1,500 to Steven Valdez at the Monte Vista Senior Awards Night on May 25.

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Martinez scholarship awarded to MV seniors

MONTE VISTA — Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Moises Juarez and Daniel Chacon, who excelled in academics, athletics and community services, were awarded Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each on May 25.

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School's out for summer!

Alamosa Elementary concluded the school year with a field day of fun Thursday.

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Safe drug disposal available for home use

Hospice del Valle recently implemented a new “Medication Management Program” in which prescription or over-the-counter medications can be easily and safely disposed in the home.

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Adams State Nursing Dept. reaccredited

The Adams State University Nursing Department has been reaccredited for the next 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Dr. Melissa Milner accepted the position as chair of the department, after serving as interim chair for the las

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Memorial Day in Creede

Creede’s annual Memorial Day tribute in Basham Park finished with “Taps” played by DeAunn Lowe.

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Wildwood Sounds Mini Music Festival VIII set in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Mini Music Festival VIII on Saturday, June 10.

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San Luis Valley Museum hosts artist Laura Lunsford

ALAMOSA — Artist Laura Lunsford will be at the San Luis Valley Museum during the Annual Art Walk on June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Alamosa Artwalk is this weekend

ALAMOSA — The 15th annual Alamosa Artwalk will be June 2 and 3 in downtown Alamosa.

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Alamosa High School seniors honored at Maroon & White Night

The Alamosa High School stage was filled Monday night, May 22, with seniors ready to embark on their next journey — higher education.

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Ortega Middle School commemorates Rite of Passage

The future class of 2021 was honored in the annual Rite of Passage ceremony on Tuesday evening, May 23, at Ortega Middle School.

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Available at the dog pound as of May 26, 2017

Here are the adoptable dogs currently available at the Valley Humane League. Valley Humane League is now open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and can be reached at 719-589-3385.

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Guided birding tour set on conserved ranch

ALAMOSA — Community members are invited to a guided birding tour on a beautiful, conserved ranch along the Rio Grande, near Alamosa, on Saturday, June 3 from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

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Why regaining lost weight is dangerous

VALLEY — Regaining the weight after losing it on a diet is much more common than keeping the weight off.

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Award renamed for Reed

Maroon Pride Booster Club President Tim Hillis presents a plaque to Connie Reed, on behalf of her stepson, Jerry Reed.

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Toys for Tu Casa

Tu Casa staff stands with employees of Del Mar Carpet One to pick up donated toys for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Eye on Extension Raise your hand for the 4-H program

VALLEY — What do country singer Jennifer Nettles, actress Aubrey Plaza, cartoonist Jim Davis, animal scientist Temple Grandin, and former president Jimmy Carter all have in common? All are alumni of the 4-H program!

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AES fifth graders celebrate Journey to Success

Alamosa Elementary recognized 177 fifth graders Monday evening in a special ceremony.

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Local robotics team competes in Colombia

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The San Luis Valley 4-H youth robotics team of Mason Torr and Michael Ward, along with coach Amy Henschen, competed in the RoboRAVE International robotics competition in Medellin, Colombia, May 11-13. They won fifth place in the high

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Alamosa State Bank establishes endowment at TSJC

ALAMOSA — Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation recently finalized a gift agreement with Alamosa State Bank that creates an endowed scholarship for students attending the TSJC Valley Campus.

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Adams State Career Center adds Civic Engagement program

The Civic Engagement program, a new one to Adams State University, aims to help students gain experience outside of the classroom or “world experience” as Katherine Lewis, assistant director of Civic Engagement and Career Services, would say.

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Casias earns Daniels Scholarship

Alamosa High School senior Manuelito Casias has been awarded the Daniels Scholarship.

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Plan your next road trip along scenic and historic byways

A new partnership between the Colorado Byways Program and MyScenicDrives.com is offering a new way to explore Colorado’s 26 Scenic and Historic Byways – just in time for the summer season.

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Valley to host Memorial Day events

VALLEY — Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who have served this country, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Several celebrations are scheduled throughout the San Luis Valley this Memorial Day weekend, some patriotic, some h

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Benton-Maestas is Colorado Governors Fellow

ALAMOSA – Andréa Benton-Maestas, Adams State University, Title V PPOHA activities director, was recently named a Colorado Governors Fellow.

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It’s a dog day afternoon at the Alamosa library

ALAMOSA — MOOSE will be at the Alamosa Public Library again on June 7th, 2017 from 3-5 p.m.

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Memorial Day encampment set

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum will hold its annual living history military encampment on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28.

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‘Whatever Works’ opens

ALAMOSA — There’s a new store in town, “Whatever Works” as in “Art n Stuff.”

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Trout Unlimited monthly meeting set on May 30

ALAMOSA — Please join SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday May 30th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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Mortensen open house set

SANFORD — Rod and Jan Mortensen would like to invite family and friends to join them in celebrating the marriage of Emily Jo Mortensen to Thomas James Willard and the graduation of Jaclyn Kay Mortensen.

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Dr. Furhman: How much protein do we need?

VALLEY — We are all taught that protein is a super nutrient that will make us lean, strong, and healthy. We do need protein, but more is not necessarily better, and high-protein foods are not always healthful.

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Wisener students perform recital

The students of Samantha Wisener performed their spring piano recital at ASU on May 9

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Stevens is new SLV AHEC director

ALAMOSA — The Board of Directors of the San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center is proud to announce the selection of the new San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center Executive Director Eric Stevens.

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Sierra Grande holds graduation

Sixteen seniors graduated from Sierra Grande on Saturday.

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Kiwanis Club of Alamosa inducts newest member

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa Kiwanis Club welcomed Adelaide Whitehead as the eighth new member to join the club this year.

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MV Key Club installs officers

Monte Vista High School Key Club installed new officers on May 8 with a candlelight ceremony held at Monte Vista High School.

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Eye on Extension: Enjoy a safe grilling season

VALLEY — Summer means long days enjoying the outdoors. This includes family and friends getting together for a meal cooked on the grill.

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Wildwood Sounds presents The Heartstring Hunters

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Heartstring Hunters playing Indie Folk Rock on Saturday, May 27, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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New Yorker makes a big impact on emergency care in the Valley

ALAMOSA — From South Korea to New York to Afghanistan to Alamosa – Francis Song has seen more and done more than most.

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Kelly Gallegos named Nightingale Luminary

SLV Health Conejos County Hospital Administrator Kelly Gallegos was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Statewide Nightingale Luminary Award winner at the reception on May 13.

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Retirement party set for Deb Huss

Deb is retiring after 38 years as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher and has worked with many children and families in the San Luis Valley.

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Annual National Small Print Art Show planned for May 27

The National Small Print Art Show will have its opening reception May 27 at 4 p.m. at the Creede Repertory Theatre.

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Sargent recognizes students

April 2017 Students of the Month at Sargent Jr./Sr. High School are:

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Farm Credit supports FFA

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado proudly supports FFA organizations in the San Luis Valley. Ty Kendrick, Loan Officer and FFA liaison, recently delivered a $200 donation to each of the five Valley schools who currently have an FFA chapter.

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Conour Animal Shelter dogs for May 18, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852- 3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Please don’t rush to rescue young wildlife

As birds and mammals give birth, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that newborn wildlife may be found in backyards, along trails, or in open spaces. The best course of action is to leave them alone.

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Sargent hosts Bike-A-Thon

SARGENT — Students at Sargent Elementary School recently completed a Bike-A-Thon to raise funds for a digital marquee for the building.

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Pucker up!Pucker up!

During the month of April Alamosa Elementary PTO hosted a friendly competition between the K-2 and 3-5 schools.

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Skoglund Middle School students receive new shoes

CENTER — Just in time for summer vacation, Skoglund Middle School students received new shoes from an organization that realizes success in school is often tied to self-perception and what students wear.

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Adams State welcomes new alumni

Standing-room-only aptly describes the scene in Adams State University’s Plachy Hall gym on Spring Commencement day, May 13.

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Fuhrman: Should we only buy organic produce?

VALLEY — There is not a definite “yes” or “no” answer to this question.

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The City of Alamosa is a Major Sponsor of ALMA

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that the City of Alamosa has continued to be a Major Sponsor of the organization.

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Jerry Reed Memorial Chess Tournament underway at AHS

ALAMOSA — Eric Robinson, a tenth grader at Alamosa High School organized a Jerry Reed Memorial Chess tournament that began last week.

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First Southwest Bank employees teach local fourth graders to save

ALAMOSA — Celebrated annually during April’s Financial Literacy Month, Teach Children to Save Day is an opportunity for First Southwest Bank to teach young people in our community the value of saving.

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Sierra Grande holds boat races

Sierra Grande held its boat races on Wednesday.

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Alamosa SO awards scholarship

ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson is pleased to announce that Melissa Bower is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Alamosa County.

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Sangre de Cristo NHA thanks community for their support

ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is thankful for a successful turnout of nearly 200 people at their Celebration of Cultural Music event on April 22nd.

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Valley youth compete in Envirothon

DENVER — Students from four schools recently represented the San Luis Valley at the Colorado state Envirothon competition held in Denver on April 25-26th.

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Eye on Extension: Using native shrubs in landscapes

VALLEY — What makes native shrubs better than introduced plants? Let’s thing about the advantages they offer.

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Alamosa is ‘Spark Something Great’ grant recipient

ALAMOSA — Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems and software, announced the recipients of its 2017 Spark Something Great Educational Grant. The winners, selected from a record 119 grant applications, represen

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ScSEED names new development director

SAGUACHE — Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development is pleased to announce the appointment of its new development director, Roland Gyallay-Pap, effective April 1.

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Plant sale, open house set

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Community Greenhouse will host its annual plant sale and open house on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 1201 Edison Avenue in Alamosa.

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Adams State Agri-business students make their mark

ALAMOSA — Students in Adams State University’s Agri-business program have been highly visible at the local, state, and national levels, according to program director Dr. Zena Buser.

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Town of Hooper honors Pat Stoops

HOOPER — The Hooper Town Board is proud to announce Pat Stoops of Hooper as a recipient of the Hooper Outstanding Community Member Award.

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Alamosa High School announces academic awards

AHS recognized top students.

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Steffens celebrate 60th

COLORADO SPRINGS — Harold and Margaret Steffens will be celebrating 60 years of marriage this month.

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Scouts attend Iron Man Quintathalon

PONCHA SPRINGS — The High Mountain District of the Rocky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts held an Iron Man Quintathalon on Saturday, May 6, at the High Mountain Adventure Base near Poncha Springs.

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MV Co-op hosts informative safety day

MONTE VISTA—The 15th Annual Farm Safety Day, hosted by Monte Vista Co-op (MVC) and sponsored by Progressive Agriculture, was held at Ski Hi Park last Thursday, April 27.

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SLV 4-H robotics teams excel at national contest

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Three San Luis Valley 4-H youth robotics teams competed in the RoboRave USA robotics competition, Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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OMS hosts Reality Store

Ortega Middle School hosted the 18th Annual Reality Store on Monday welcoming eighth graders from schools throughout the Valley. Students were served a dose of reality as they went from booth to booth, setting up a checking/savings account, paying taxes,

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Fuhrman — Choosing the highest-nutrient foods

VALLEY — Prevailing food myths largely contribute to our overweight population and poor health for many.

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Businessman showcases entrepreneurial spirit

MONTE VISTA — Job creation and access to capital are two key factors that drive economic development in Colorado’s rural communities.

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National Nurses Week celebrated

VALLEY — Nurses are the most trusted profession nation-wide for the 15th year in a row. The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released in December, 2016.

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Society Hall hosts Wernicks

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Pete and Joan Wernick in concert Friday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

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Garoutte, Ortega engaged

ANTONITO — Justin Garoutte of Antonito is to be married to Ethan Ortega of Portales, New Mexico.

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ASU seniors exhibit artwork

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Cloyde Snook and Hatfield Galleries are pleased to present two group exhibitions featuring Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts students.

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Valley Humane League shares dogs available May 5, 2017

Here are the adoptable dogs currently available at the Valley Humane League.

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Earth Day project focused on conservation along the Rio Grande

ALAMOSA — United Campus Ministry partnered with the BLM, ASU EARTH, SLVEC, and Spirit of the Wild Horses to provide a community service camping trip for students and faculty.

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Adams State Commencement Ceremony is set for May 13

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Graduate Commencement Ceremony, for students receiving their master’s degrees, begins at 1:30 p.m. May 13, in Plachy Hall Gym.

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Shelter dogs available

Conour Shelter shares available dogs.

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VHL hosts adoption day

The Valley Humane League is having a dog adoption day .

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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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'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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Help find missing pup!

This sweet puppy has gone missing .

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Eye on Extension: The unexpected benefits of travel

VALLEY — I’m currently gearing up to head to Colombia for an international robotics competition with members of one of my local 4-H robotics teams.

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SLV Symphony Spring Classics Concert is May 7

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Symphony will present its Spring Classics Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Leon Memorial Hall on the Adams State University campus.

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‘State of the State Forum’ planned

ALAMOSA – Dr. Jose Moreno of California State University, Long Beach will offer a “State of the State: Undocumented Learners in a National Landscape” presentation and forum.

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ASU business students receive financial support from Alta Fuels

ALAMOSA – Alta Fuels continues their support and encouragement of Adams State University School of Business students by awarding Melanie Morgan, Miranda Sandoval, and Bonnie Sweitzer the Alta Fuels/Alta Convenience Scholarship.

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates cultural diversity

Amid blue, cloudless skies Alamosa Elementary 3-5 celebrated Friday morning with a Cultural Diversity Festival and fun.

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Adams State Pan American Day releases results

Alamosa High School student Mara Schwiesow and Sargent High School student Ana Serna received scholarships to Adams State University, valued at $600, during the annual Pan American Days, hosted by El Parnaso, the Adams State Spanish Club, on April 20.

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Robinson recieves Exemplary Faculty Award

Adams State University's Annual Employee Recognition ceremony, April 25, concluded with the announcement of the Exemplary Faculty Award. Dr. Tracey Robinson, professor of human performance and physical education, was honored for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Adams State honors many dedicated faculty and staff

The annual Adams State University Employee Recognition Ceremony honored many faculty and staff members.

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Trees planted during Arbor Week

Volunteers, with lots of help from the Alamosa Department of Parks and Recreation (ADPR) crew, planted 13 trees during Alamosa’s Arbor Week.

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PALS plant trees

PALS children do a great job of planting a Skyline Honeylocust in the southwest area of Cole Park

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MVHS grad honored at Penn State

ALLENTOWN, PA — Dr. Denise T. (Alarid) Ogden, professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University -Lehigh Valley Campus, was recently awarded the prestigious 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Convenient Care Community Clinic welcomes Sheryl Bacon

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Advanced Practice Nurse Sheryl Bacon has recently joined our team at the Convenient Care Community Clinic in Alamosa.

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Essay winners advance

FCE Chapter sponsored essay contest winners at Sargent Elementary were recognized.

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Sargent Elementary students honored

Sargent Elementary March Students of the Month are recognized.

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Sargent honors March students of the month

March students of the month at the Sargent junior/senior high are recognized.

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Trees planted at RG Farm Park

The Rio Grande Farm Park, Valley Wide Health Systems, and the new Social Ops group put on an Earth Day Workday to plant 285 trees and shrubs at the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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Weekend of Walks set

ALAMOSA — Jonathon Stalls, the founder of the community walking movement Walk2Connect, will be in Alamosa on Mother’s Day weekend (May 12th-14th) for a weekend full of walks sponsored by the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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Volunteers serve at Alamosa's 9Health Fair

Alamosa hosted the 9Health Fair on Friday.

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AE shares spring program

Youngsters perform their spring program at Alamosa Elementary.

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Will Act for Change presents ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

ALAMOSA — Adams State University Theatre’s Will Act for Change is presenting a reading of the new stage adaptation of ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis.

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Creede Repertory Theatre announces 2017 casting

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer repertory casting.

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Adams State Faculty Lecture will address rape culture

ALAMOSA — “Our Rape Culture: How we all help create it” is the topic of Adams State University’s next Faculty Lecture, to be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in McDaniel Hall room 101.

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Lamb becomes regular Homelake visitor

HOMELAKE — The residents at Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake have spent numerous hours this spring enjoying a new visitor named Kiwi.

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Mariachi extravaganza set for May 6

SAN LUIS — Mariachi San Luis will be hosting their 19th mariachi extravaganza on May 6th at 6 p.m. at the Centennial School gym.

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MVHS inducts new NHS members

The Monte Vista High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 11 new members.

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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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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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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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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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Support The Rio Grande Farm Park Seeds Of Change® application

Vote for The Rio Grande Farm Park’s Seeds of [email protected] 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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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

  • SLV Cemetery board meets

    MONTE VISTA—The annual meeting of the San Luis Valley Cemetery Board will be June 21 at 7 p.m. at the cemetery office, 3762 US Highway 160, Monte Vista.

  • Republican women meet Saturday

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Republican Women will hold a District III SE meeting this Saturday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Nino’s Restaurant, 326 Main Street, Alamosa.

  • Antonito library has new hours

    ANTONITO — The Antonito Library has new hours. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Benefit yard sale is in La Jara

    LA JARA — The United Church of La Jara – Yard Sale V2 will be held on Saturday June 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • AARP Smart Driving Class set

    MONTE VISTA — AARP Smart Driving Class will be held in Monte Vista on Saturday, June 23rd from 1-5 p.m. at Tri County Senior Center, 311 Washington Street, Monte Vista.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Continue to stay active with Alamosa seniors

    What a fun time we had celebrating our dads last Friday! The food was delicious and thanks to those who brought special dishes to share, there was plenty to go around!

  • Report details role of child support in reducing dependency

    A new report released on June 18 by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) underscores the important and cost-effective role of child support in lifting millions of single-parent families out of government dependency.

  • Weekends on the Rio activities begin Sunday

    ALAMOSA — Weekends on the Rio, now a program of Alamosa Parks and Recreation, will begin the 2018 season on Sunday, June 24th.

  • National AccuQuilt educator coming to Southern Colorado

    PUEBLO/CANON CITY — Autumn Pengelly, national educator for AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutters, will be coming to First Stitches Sewing and Quilt Shops in both Pueblo and Cañon City the last week of June.

  • Garcia graduates from Baylor

    WACO, Texas — Kendra B. Garcia, of Alamosa, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Health Science Studies, from Baylor University.

  • Street closure begins June 25

    ALAMOSA — First Street will be closed beginning June 25 through August 26 between Edgemont Boulevard and Monterey Avenue.

  • RG County Democrats to meet Wed.

    MONTE VISTA — The Rio Grande County Democrats will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at Nino’s Mexican Restaurant in Monte Vista (in the large room in the back).

  • Immunization clinic not held today

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health Department will not be doing immunizations on Tuesday, June 19, due to staff training.

  • Learn how to use SNAP at Food Co-op on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — SNAP participants are invited to a free tour at Valley Food Co-op anytime between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at 3211 Main Street, Alamosa, next to Kristi Mountain Sports.

  • ASU trustees to meet Thursday

    ALAMOSA — Adams State University trustees will meet on Thursday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Rom 3-200, Richardson Hall, primarily in executive session.

  • MV school board to meet

    MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista school board meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at 345 East Prospect Ave., Monte Vista with agenda items including budget adoption.

  • Conejos County surplus sale

    CONEJOS COUNTY — Conejos County will be selling their surplus inventory on the internet at www.publicsurplus.com. Free access to the public.

  • Community health meeting set

    ALAMOSA — The Colorado Health Foundation seeks public input on health in the Alamosa community during a brainstorming session from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center.

  • News you can use for the household well owner

    (NAPSI)—If you’re one of the estimated 34 million Americans who use well water, you may be pleased to know there’s a fount of information about the care and maintenance of your well available to you.

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    CREEDE — Check out what is playing at Creede Repertory Theatre this weeK:

  • N. Conejos board meets

    LA JARA — The North Conejos School District Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the district administration office in La Jara.

  • Alamosa school board meets Mon.

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa school board meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at 209 Victoria Ave.

  • Local students awarded scholarships from Credit Union of Colorado Foundation

    VALLEY— Two students from Alamosa County are among 10 students statewide to be awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation.

  • ‘Summer Blitz’ DUI enforcement has started

    STATEWIDE — More fatal crashes happen on Colorado roads during the three months between Memorial Day and Labor Day than any other time of year.

  • Paint recycling event planned in La Jara on June 19

    LA JARA — Residents and businesses who have unwanted paint in and around La Jara and surrounding communities are invited to recycle their leftover, unwanted house paint at La Jara Trading Post, La Jara, on June 19 from 12-4 p.m.

  • Governor announces boards and commissions appointments

    DENVER — Gov. Hickenlooper on Thursday announced boards and commissions appointments, which included a current San Luis Valley resident and former Valley resident.

  • BLM hosts NASA astronaut at Wild Rivers Visitor Center

    TAOS, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office invites the public to attend a presentation by NASA astronaut Don Pettit at the Wild Rivers Visitor Center Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Young artist concerts set in Taos June 23

    TAOS, N.M. — Taos School of Music Young Artist Concert will be held on June 23 at 8 p.m. in the Hotel St. Bernard, 112 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley, 575-776-2251.

  • CPW reminds anglers that license checks possible

    STATEWIDE – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public that its officers routinely check anglers for valid fishing licenses and that anglers agree to those inspections when they buy a license.

  • Interpretive signs vandalized; public asked to help

    VALLEY — Several large interpretive signs and a few smaller signs along the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway were vandalized recently.

  • Alamosa’s summer reading program now underway

    Alamosa Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is underway and all SLV youth, from infants to age 19 are encouraged to get registered to join in the fun!

  • Schwiesow named to Cornell College Dean's List

    Cornell College named 231 students to its Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester, including Mara Schwiesow of Alamosa.

  • State fair now accepting fine arts entries

    Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their artwork for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.

  • Sagebrush Quilters present quilt show

    The Saguache Sagebrush Quilters will present their second annual quilt show on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the road & bridge building located at 3rd Street and Denver Avenue in Saguache.

  • SLV students on CSU-Pueblo Spring Dean’s List

    The following students from the San Luis Valley have been named to the 2018 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

  • Apodaca graduates from Colorado College

    Brianna Apodaca, of Alamosa graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.

  • Still time to sign up for Bulls and Bandits

    New this year to the Alamosa Round-UP is the Bulls and Bandits 5K Run! Participants can run, walk or stroll along the 5K path.

  • Museum hosts sheep program

    Everyone is invited to enjoy a free program at the museum in Saguache on Sunday, June 17th at 1:30 p.m.

  • Toastmasters host special event June 18

    Toastmasters International local chapter invites anyone interested to join them on Monday, June 18th at the Bridge at 3407 Carroll Street, Alamosa, at noon in the gym for a special event.

  • Bill delays ELD enforcement until reforms are proposed

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) this week introduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to establish a multi-stakeholder working group to reform U.S. Department of Transportation regulations regarding Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rules.

  • San Juan National Forest to issue closure order

    The San Juan National Forest (SJNF) is planning to implement Forest-wide Stage 3 fire closure this week, which will prohibit most entry into the forest.

  • Car show is June 17

    Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family in Cole Park with the free 24th Annual Rollin' Deep Car Show, a lowrider and custom car show with prizes and live music, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 17.

  • Benefit yard sale on June 16

    United Church of La Jara’s benefit yard sale will be held at 522 Walnut on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Moffat Pk-12 School wraps up successful year

    MOFFAT — The Moffat Pk-12 School has wrapped up a successful 2017-2018 school year.

  • Moffat schools share honor rolls

    MOFFAT — Moffat PK-12 Schools announces second semester honor rolls for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Get started with retirement planning

    VALLEY — It’s a whole new world for recent college graduates entering the workforce. T

  • Award to honor sustainable revenue initiatives

    STATEWIDE — Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Awards.

  • Bennet applauds bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, applauded the 2018 Farm Bill ahead of Wednesday’s scheduled bill markup.

  • USDA reopens application period for producers recovering from disasters

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.

  • FSA county committee nominations launch June 15

    VALLEY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee.

  • Tree watering necessary during drought conditions

    STATEWIDE – Persistent drought conditions have parched the soil over southern Colorado, stressing even irrigated lawns and larger landscape trees.

  • ASU trustees meet on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — Adams State University trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. in Room 3-200, Richardson Hall, ASU, Alamosa.

  • Tax reminder shared

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Treasurer, Lois Widhalm reminds county residents that second half payments for 2017 property taxes are due on Friday, June 15.

  • Birth: Adaline Jenna Sorensen

    SANFORD — Adaline Jenna Sorensen was born May 25, 2018, in SLV Health to Keri and Kendall Sorensen of Sanford.

  • Birth: Emiliyanna Ruth Irene Salazar

    ALAMOSA — Emiliyanna Ruth Irene Salazar was born on June 3, 2018, at SLV Health to Sasha Chacon and Johnathon Salazar of Alamosa.

  • Playground planning session scheduled tonight in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Boys & Girls Club of San Luis Valley, the City of Alamosa and the Colorado Health Foundation are building a playground.

  • Community Gardens in the SLV

    A list of community gardens throughout the San Luis Valley

  • Generation Wild launches creative summer campaign

    STATEWIDE – Inspiring kids across Colorado to once again put down their screens and get outdoors, Generation Wild kicks off its second year with a creative marketing campaign and activities across the state.

  • Financial Aid Tip: Private loans bridge gap

    VALLEY — Most college-bound students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their education, such as federal and state grants, scholarships and federal loans.

  • Free publication connects consumers with local products

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 34th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Celebrate Father’s Day with Alamosa seniors

    With Father’s Day just around the corner I can’t help but think about my dad and his admiration for John Wayne.

  • 2018 Western Rendezvous now on display

    LA VETA — The Spanish Peaks Arts Council in La Veta invites the public to see the amazing 2018 Western Rendezvous exhibit now on display at the Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus.

  • Berlinger on Dean’s List

    MANKATO, Minn. — Jessica Berlinger, the daughter of Nick and Alicia Berlinger of Mosca, was named to the spring 2017-2018 academic year Dean’s List at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.

  • Registration is open for CCA’s 2018 Annual Convention

    LOVELAND — Registration is now open for Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) 2018 Annual Convention, which will be held on June 18-20 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

  • Interpreting the Borderlands of Southern Colorado

    FORT GARLAND — On Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Dr. Nick Saenz, professor of history at Adam State University will present “Interpreting the Borderlands of Southern Colorado.”

  • MV Kiwanis holds benefit sale Saturday

    The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club will be holding a benefit Garage Sale on Saturday, June 16, at 236 Adams Street in Monte Vista from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Free Elder Watch program set June 14

    Free AARP Elder Watch will be held in Monte Vista on Thursday, June 14, from 1-5 p.m. at Tri County Senior Center, 311 Washington Street, Monte Vista, helping older consumers recognize, refuse and report fraud in partnership with the Colorado Attorney General.

  • Participate in Museum Giveaway this summer

    Be one of three winners of two $50 gift certificates ($50 to spend at City Market and $50 to spend at a museum gift shop) by visiting the participating museums between Memorial & Labor Day weekends!

  • Youth Fishing Day planned for June 14

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the City of Alamosa Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite all area children ages 15 and younger out for a fun day of fishing at the Blanca Vista Ponds on Thursday, June 14.

  • Veterans Coalition meets June 15 in Alamosa

    Veterans Coalition of the San Luis Valley annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the National Guard Armory, 1877 Old Sanford Road, Alamosa.

  • City holds session on bikes and sidewalks

    The Alamosa city council will hold a work session on bicycles on sidewalks and a special city council meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Rockies Skills Challenge is June 13

    Rockies Skills Challenge will begin at 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, June 13, for youth ages 6-13 at the Lee Field Complex in Alamosa.

  • Birth — Jenaeya Lovato

    Jenaeya Lovato was born to Andrea Lovato of Alamosa on June 4, 2018, at SLV Health.

  • Birth — Kash Ky Gilleland

    Kash Ky Gilleland was born to Shauni and JC Gilleland of Antonito on May 29, 2018, at SLV Health.

  • Be proactive in protecting air health

    The San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership wants to encourage residents to be proactive in protecting their health when wildfire smoke or dust is present in the air.

  • County to meet June 13

    Alamosa County commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Lids for Kids is June 14

    On June 14th from 5-8 p.m., the public is invited to the Lids for Kids free bike and helmet giveaway event at Cole Park in Alamosa.

  • MVHS graduate hired as UC Davis director of bands

    DAVIS, Calif. — The California Aggie Marching Band at the University of California, Davis will welcome a familiar face as the new director of bands with the hiring of Josh Garcia.

  • Get to know Colorado tomatoes, inside and out

    STATEWIDE--Colorado’s plentiful sunshine is perfect for growing tomatoes outside, or in! In fact, tomatoes are grown under more than one million square feet of glass or other protection in Colorado.

  • Stults is distinguished graduate at Concordia

    SEWARD, Neb. — Concordia University, Nebraska, announced Grace Stults of Monte Vista as one of its May 2018 undergraduates who graduated with distinction or high distinction honors based on their academic achievements at Concordia Nebraska.

  • Last call for proposals for Motorway Building

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Local Marketing District Board is coming up on the due date for the Rio Grande Motorway Building Request for Proposals.

  • Taos School of Music season begins with quartet

    TAOS, N.M. — Called “the rock stars of classical music,” the Borromeo String Quartet, with Robe will launch Taos School of Music’s 56th season Sunday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.

  • Narrow Gauge Book Coop looking for donations

    ALAMOSA — Narrow Gauge Book Cooperative, having reached its financial goal to open its doors later this summer, is now starting its next chapter: finding quality books to sell to the community that is supporting it.

  • Riggenbach to speak to Rotary

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that our own member, Carol Riggenbach, will speak to the club on Monday, June 11.

  • Tri County hosts dinner, dance, raffle

    MONTE VISTA — Tri County Seniors is having a hamburger fry and dance June 9.

  • MV Elks host Flag Day ceremony, bike rally

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Elks will host the third annual Flag Day ceremony and bike rally on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fullenwider Park.

  • Free health fair planned Saturday

    ALAMOSA — A free health fair with physical therapy, wound care, health information, wellness supplies and more will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at La Puente Outreach Services, 929 State Ave., Alamosa.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Senior center offers new classes

    Thanks so much to all those who dropped by for a frosty ice cream float on Saturday!

  • CDA offers weed free forage program this summer

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s “Certified Weed Free Forage & Mulch” program works to reduce noxious weeds and provides an opportunity for farmers to sell their product as “certified weed free.”

  • Grants awarded for agricultural energy projects in various Colorado locations

    ALAMOSA –The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have awarded over $300,000 in grants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

  • Volunteer at libraries

    Conejos Library District is in need of volunteers in Antonito, La Jara and Capulin.

  • Spay/neuter clinic begins June 7

    A spay/neuter clinic will be held June 7, 8, 9 and 10 at the Alamosa County Road and Bridge Department.

  • 'Final wishes' session set in Monte Vista

    The public is invited to “A Final Gift 5 Wishes, Pre-Arranging and Estate Planning” presentation at the Monte Vista United Methodist Church on June 7 at 6 p.m. at 215 Washington Street.

  • Fires have not derailed Cumbres & Toltec RR

    ANTONITO — The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad expresses its concern for the people affected by the northern New Mexico and southern Colorado wildfires, but continues to operate all trains as scheduled.

  • Use Social Security online

    STATEWIDE — Chances are good that you use the internet or a cell phone app every day. Social Security has you covered.

  • FGRC in full beautification swing

    FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Revitalization Committee (FGRC) would like to thank Sierra Grande High School students for their community service hours .

  • Lecture set on Cold Plasma

    CRESTONE — Edie A. Lee, science educator, director, and developer of the Crestone Cold Plasma Technology Guild, will be giving a free public lecture on Cold Plasma.

  • MyBizColorado website provides tool to launch new Colorado businesses

    STATEWIDE — Coloradans starting a new business now have a simplified, more efficient way to register a business and obtain state licenses and registrations.

  • Be alert to rabies

    The potential for encountering wildlife infected with rabies increases as the weather warms and animals become more active.

  • Free grant workshop set

    The History Colorado State Historical Fund will host a free grant workshop at the Saguache County Road and Bridge building on June 6 from 3-5 p.m. to learn about funding and how to apply.

  • City meets June 6

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including public hearings on an ordinance prohibiting fireworks, an ordinance prohibiting water wasting and an ordinance regarding election sign placement.

  • Taos to host multiple music acts this summer

    TAOS, N.M. — The Town of Taos will play host to a variety of musical performances this summer as part of a town-wide effort to promote music in northern New Mexico.

  • Eat breakfast at Tri County

    MONTE VISTA — Tri County Seniors will be hosting their monthly breakfast on Saturday, June 2 from 8-9:30 a.m. at 311 Washington Street, Monte Vista.

  • Fireworks ban begins June 4

    ALAMOSA — Effective Monday, June 4th, the use of any type of fireworks within the Alamosa city limits is prohibited.

  • Exchange student to speak

    DEL NORTE — French Rotary exchange student Candice Blanchard will discuss what it’s like to be a Rotary exchange student and the cultural differences between France and the United States during a free presentation sponsored by the Del Norte Rotary Club June 6 at 6 p.m. in the Rio Grande County Museum.

  • MV Cemetery board meets

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Cemetery Board Association board meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at 121 Adams Street, Monte Vista.

  • ASU trustees meet Monday

    ALAMOSA — Adams State University trustees meet Monday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3-200, Richardson Hall.

  • CPW concerned about dry weather in southwest Colorado

    VALLEY — Rain is badly needed in the southwest corner of the state and Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists are hoping that predictions of a strong monsoon season come to pass.

  • June menus shared for senior centers

    VALLEY — Following are the June menus for the senior centers throughout the San Luis Valley.

  • County to begin weed spraying

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Road and Bridge will be starting its annual roadside noxious weed spraying June 11.

  • Rotary hosts exchange student

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rotary Youth Exchange student Roosa Makela from Finland will speak to the club on Monday, June 4, at noon at Juanito’s in Alamosa.

  • Alamosa gets recycling bins

    Alamosa residents and visitors to city parks will now be able to recycle their aluminum, plastic, and glass beverage containers this spring thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

  • Reading program set for June 6

    The Conejos County Library District is having its annual summer reading program from June 6-July 13.

  • SummerFest begins June 1

    The 16th Annual SummerFest on the Rio and 6th Annual SummerFest Poker Run will be held June 1-3 in Alamosa.

  • ‘Best Practices Guide for Outdoor Stewardship’ released

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) has released the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Best Practices Guide, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive resource to help outdoor organizations more effectively recruit, retain, and equip volunteers to work with land managers on effective and critically important stewardship efforts, such as building trails and restoring habitat.

  • Valley teacher receives Boettcher recognition award

    VALLEY — Forty-two Colorado teachers have been selected as recipients of the Boettcher Foundation’s Teacher Recognition Award including Alamosa teacher Katie Montague.

  • Skoglund Middle School shares second semester honor roll

    CENTER — Following is the honor roll for Skoglund Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Center High School shares second semester honor roll

    CENTER — Following is the Center High School Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2017-2018 year:

  • DOC inmate shot attempting to flee courtroom

    A Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate was shot as he attempted to flee a courtroom in Logan County just before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.

  • Candidates meet public on June 2

    Conejos County Democratic candidates Nathan Ruybal, county clerk candidate, Leslie Salazar, county coroner candidate, and Jacob Ortiz, county sheriff candidate, are hosting a "meet and greet" reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

  • Museums open in MV

    The Monte Vista History Center at 110 Jefferson Street will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

  • Steinert named to Dean’s List

    CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Cedarville University student Shelly Steinert of Monte Vista achieved the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester.

  • From the eyes of a student

    As you walk into the room, the scent of lotions and soaps will become apparent. The source of these smells come from the various bottles at the sink.

  • Alamosa offers free breakfast, lunch for kids this summer

    Through the Summer Food Service Program Alamosa schools are once again offering nutritious summer meals at no charge all summer long.

  • Colorado State Fair entertainment series tickets on sale soon

    The 2018 Colorado State Fair entertainment series is booked and tickets are going on sale soon.

  • Summerfest book sale nearly here

    It’s time for summer reading for you and your children. Stock up now.

  • Candidate hosts town hall meeting

    FORT GARLAND — The public is invited to a town hall meeting with Steven Romero, candidate for Costilla County Commissioner District #3, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center.

  • Account opened for Woodward benefit

    ALAMOSA– An account has been opened at Alamosa State Bank for those wishing to support the “Woodward Strong 5k” walk and run scheduled for Saturday, June 23, beginning at 8 a.m. at the north entrance to Cole Park.

  • Birth: Avery Ann Jenine Garoutte

    SALIDA — Avery Ann Jenine Garoutte was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida on May 15, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

  • Birth: Dak Shad Crowther

    SANFORD — Dak Shad Crowther was born at SLV Health in Alamosa on May 9, 2018, to Brianna and Shad Crowther of Sanford.

  • Names sought of SLV Vietnam era veterans

    VALLEY — Dickey-Springer Post 113 has partnered with the Vietnam War 50th commemoration to plan an event to recognize San Luis Valley veterans who served in the military during that era.

  • Newmyer selected as Albert Einstein Educator Fellow

    MONTE VISTA — Fourteen accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States have been named 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows including Cammie Newmyer.

  • Fort Garland Museum to host first fiber arts festival

    Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center will hold its inaugural fiber arts festival, From Land to Hand: Fiber Arts in the San Luis Valley, on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • History Colorado kicks off summer with free kids’ admission

    FORT GARLAND — Families looking for fun activities during the summer, look no further! History Colorado is offering FREE admission at all eight museums.

  • SLV REC board meets

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. board meets Tuesday, May 29, at the office located at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista.

  • Stockade not open in 2018

    CONEJOS COUNTY — Pike Stockade will be closed for the 2018 season.

  • Great Sand Dunes shares trip planning tips for the summer

    SAND DUNES — Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the summer season at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and traditionally it is the busiest weekend of the year.

  • Alamosan graduates from Hastings College

    HASTINGS, Neb. – Katharine Reed Taylor of Alamosa graduated with a degree in psychology with distinction in English during the Hastings College 132nd Commencement on Saturday, May 19.

  • Valley artists’ work displayed in Taos

    TAOS, N.M. — A Taos, New Mexico local fiber arts group held an opening of an exhibit of colcha art pieces at La Hacienda de Los Martínez, a local fiber arts group on Saturday, May 19, from 2-4 p.m.

  • Candidate in town May 27

    ALAMOSA — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Johnston will be in Alamosa at Milagros Coffee House, 529 Main St., from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

  • City sets trash schedule

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa announces its Memorial Day trash schedule:

  • Colorado Sheep & Goat draw results posted

    STATEWIDE — Attention hunters! The draw results for 2018 Colorado Sheep & Goat Hunting have been posted.

  • Education Leadership Council seeks feedback on state’s education system

    STATEWIDE — Colorado leaders are taking a fresh new look at the statewide education system.

  • Candidate forum is Tues., May 29

    ALAMOSA– Candidates for elected county offices in Alamosa County will be featured at a candidate forum Tuesday, May 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Society Hall, corner of Fourth and Ross.

  • Book store open house set

    ALAMOSA — Help save the Narrow Gauge Book store, which needs to raise $10,000 to open.

  • View Konnie Martin testimony

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Health Chief Executive Officer Konnie Martin of Alamosa will testify during a congressional hearing on “Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities” on Thursday at 7 a.m. MST.

  • Rep. Valdez hosts town hall

    LA JARA — State Representative Donald Valdez is holding “Putting Kids First,” a community engagement session to share information and hear residents’ concerns about education at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Conejos County Library, 17703 U.S. Hwy 285, La Jara.

  • Sign up now for 1st Bulls and Bandits

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa RoundUp will hold its 1st Annual Bulls and Bandits 5K on Sunday, June 24th at 4 p.m.

  • Archuleta to receive Purple Ribbon Award June 5th

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center Executive Director Flora Archuleta will be receiving a statewide award, the 2018 Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Leadership in Victim Advocacy from the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • SdCNHA grant application deadline is June 1

    VALLEY — Grants from the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area are available to local organizations working to promote the mission of the National Heritage Area.

  • ‘Leave No Trace’ urges responsible traveling statewide

    STATEWIDE- Just in time for the official start of the summer travel season, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics are sharing a jointly developed set of principles aimed at guiding travelers to show care for the state’s water, land and wildlife while helping protect special Colorado places.

  • Wild Horse and Burro ‘Online Corral’ connects Americans with adoptable animals

    WASHINGTON— The Bureau of Land Management announced the launch of the Wild Horse and Burro “Online Corral”—a new website focused on connecting the American public with wild horses and burros available for adoption or purchase.

  • Library hosts ‘Coco’

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community, Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library”.

  • Ground-breaking is May 23

    SAGUACHE — Mountain Valley will hold a ground-breaking ceremony at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

  • Food distribution is May 23

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will distribute commodities in Rio Grande County on May 23 at the Ski Hi arena in Monte Vista starting at about 10 a.m. until they run out of food.

  • County meets Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. at 8900 Independence Way.

  • Social Security delivers the most popular baby names

    STATEWIDE — The Social Security Administration announced the most popular baby names in Colorado for 2017. Emma and Liam topped the list.

  • Crestone Charter School now better prepared for a wildfire

    CRESTONE – On May 12, the Colorado State Forest Service and a contingent of local volunteers helped make the Crestone Charter School better prepared for potential wildfire.

  • ‘Taste of the San Luis Valley’ coming to Monte Vista

    MONTE VISTA — This summer marks the first annual “Taste of the San Luis Valley,” to be held June 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Monte Vista’s Chapman Park.

  • Dig in to gardening with Cloverbuds

    MONTE VISTA – Valley youth ages 5 to 7 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds, a fun activity-focused youth development program, run by San Luis Valley 4-H.

  • Plan now for Veterans Day parade

    The Veterans organizations of Alamosa, American Legion Post 113, Post 899 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Ladies Auxiliaries will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Parade on Main Street in Alamosa at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

  • Colorado squash is featured recipe

    STATEWIDE – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state.

  • USDA offers farm loans for underserved groups, beginning farmers

    STATEWIDE – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) acting Executive Director Jenny Peterson reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  • Farmer Olympic Games set

    On Saturday, Nov. 4th the ASU Agribusiness Club will host a Farmer Olympic Games. Community members of all ages are welcome to compete in the seven farm-based games.

  • School board date changed

    The North Conejos School District November board meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • Prescribed burning planned at dunes

    The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve this winter.

  • Ortega Middle School honor roll for first quarter

    ALAMOSA — Following are the first quarter honor rolls for Ortega Middle School, Alamosa, for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Alamosa Senior Citizens thank volunteers

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens would like to thank all of those who volunteer their time teaching classes and providing services!

  • Workers’ compensation loss cost will see reduction

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), recently approved a large reduction of 12.7 percent for the average “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums for 2018.

  • Connect for Health Colorado® to launch open enrollment Nov. 1

    STATEWIDE— Connect for Health Colorado opens for business Wednesday, November 1, with an improved customer support tool and an urgent message to consumers: Check your options, you may be surprised.

  • Tipton aide hosts office hours

    Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Field Representative Brenda Felmlee will hold office hours from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 at the South Fork Town Hall, 0100 Silver Thread Lane, South Fork.

  • Republican women meet Nov. 2

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet this Thursday, Nov. 2, at Juanito's Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa at 12 p.m. noon.

  • Transportation meeting Nov. 2

    The next meeting of the San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region is November 2 at 10 a.m. in the Alamosa County Services Center, second floor meeting room, 8900 Independence Way, in Alamosa.

  • Cat food donations welcome

    Generous donations from the Valley community have helped to feed more than 1,000 cats and kittens in the San Luis Valley, both feral and pet owned cats whose owners have limited means.

  • Students to hold food drive in MV

    On Wednesday, Nov. 1, S.H.O.C.K members will be canvassing the community of Monte Vista asking for canned food donations for the local food bank.

  • City council meets Nov. 1

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Benefit set for fire victim

    ALAMOSA — Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart #3290 4th Degree is serving breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 29 after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses at Sacred Heart Church, 715 Fourth St., Alamosa, to benefit Lorrayne Garcia, a member of the community who lost her home to a fire. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

  • 'Best of' cash winners told

    ALAMOSA– Among the more than 200 entries received in this year’s sixth annual “Best of Alamosa” survey, three participants will be receiving a $50 bill for their willingness to vote.

  • At Home Healthcare recognized

    ALAMOSA – At Home Healthcare announced that it has been named to the top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

  • Celebrate Physical Therapy Month

    VALLEY — It is that time of year again to celebrate Physical Therapy Month. But why is it that it only comes one time per year when it should be celebrated on a daily basis? Valley-Wide Physical Therapy works diligently to improve the physical well being of all patients who enter the clinic.

  • Pet Talk: Keep pets safe this Halloween

    VALLEY — Children and adults may love the spooky traditions of Halloween, but our pets are less likely to appreciate the costumes, masks, and parties associated with Halloween night.

  • Tips on packing school lunches they’ll love

    (NAPSI)—What your child eats for lunch matters, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • ASU STEM Saturdays continue in November

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays have two more sessions available in November. STEM Saturdays are free.

  • Turn in Weekends on the Rio Passport to win prizes

    ALAMOSA — Remember spending summer Sundays at Weekends on the Rio events, enjoying a story under the cottonwoods at the Rio Grande Farm Park, working up a sweat at Zumba, or floating down the river on a paddleboard?

  • Tipton defends water rights

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) and U.S. Sen. John Barraso (R-WY) urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to implement policy changes that will require federal agencies to recognize state authority for permitting water use when deciding permits, leases, licenses, and any other land use agreements.

  • Peyton benefit set tonight

    Air Ambulance is conducting a membership drive and benefit for Alamosa youth Peyton Sanchez tonight, October 27, at 7 p.m. during the Alamosa high school football game at the Alamosa High School Football Field, 805 Craft Drive, Alamosa.

  • FSA county committee elections to begin

    VALLEY – Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Jenny Peterson announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6.

  • Boys & Girls Club hosts haunted house

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley are hosting a haunted house at 1115 10th Street, Alamosa, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

  • City opens new office at cemetery

    The City of Alamosa is excited to invite the public to the Parks & Cemetery Office Ribbon Cutting and Open House Tuesday, October 31, from 1-2 p.m.

  • Trial set in San Acacio shooting case

    Trial will begin in December for a Costilla County man who is accused of shooting a utility worker here in September of last year.

  • RG National Forest sets forest plan meeting

    Rio Grande National Forest will hold four public meetings concerning the draft forest plan and environmental impact statement during the first two weeks of November.

  • U.S. Forest Service map prices set to increase

    STATEWIDE – For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps.

  • Forest Service taking surveys

    TAOS, NM — Forest Service and contract employees are now working in developed and dispersed recreation sites on the Carson National Forest to conduct National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) surveys.

  • Volunteers announce collection sites for global Christmas project

    VALLEY—Several locations in the multi-county Southern Colorado Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.

  • Library sale offers books, crafts for the holidays

    ALAMOSA — Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Friends of the Library holiday sale Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alamosa city council chambers, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Alamosa seniors share upcoming events

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens would like to extend a big thank you to The Bank Shot, The Elks, Van’s Machine shop and many, many others for donating your aluminum cans for us to recycle! We so appreciate your thoughtfulness!

  • MV hosts gun show

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista Rotary Club Outdoor and Gun Show will be held at Ski Hi Park on Oct. 28-29.

  • Rio Grande Silver exploration corridor extension approved

    CREEDE – Divide District Ranger Martha Williamson recently signed a decision notice approving a proposal submitted by Rio Grande Silver, Inc. to extend a corridor to further aid exploration for precious metals.

  • First Southwest assists Side by Side

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF) recently received a Rural Business Development Grant for Side by Side, a pet nutrition company based in Telluride, who utilized the funds for their brand’s marketing and community growth.

  • Adams State spring classes begin Jan. 16

    ALAMOSA –Registration for the Adams State University spring semester begins November 1. Classes begin January 16, 2018.

  • Birth: Juel Martinez

    CENTER — Juel Martinez was born October 10, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Justin Martinez and Monica Garcia of Center.

  • Birth: Grayson James Garcia

    MONTE VISTA — Grayson James Garcia was born September 29, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Presley Garcia and Adianna Gallegos of Monte Vista.

  • VCC will accept applications for Martha Oliver Award

    ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus will accept applications for the Martha Oliver Award for vocal singing starting November 1.

  • Public encouraged to provide feedback on Colorado Academic Standards

    STATEWIDE – The public has an opportunity through Nov. 27 to offer feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) that have been under review since May.

  • Help participate in ‘Make a Difference Day’ October 28

    DEL NORTE — Make a Difference Day, the national day to help others, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon with trash accepted at the SLV Regional Landfill between Monte Vista and Del Norte.

  • Trinidad State eligible to compete for Aspen Prize

    VALLEY — Colorado’s Trinidad State Junior College was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

  • Lipke to perform in Mary Poppins at Concordia

    SEWARD, Neb. — Concordia presents an evening of music, laughter and theatre in the production of the musical “Mary Poppins.”

  • Prescribed burns planned at national wildlife refuges

    VALLEY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns this fall on the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges to remove old, matted vegetation to improve wildlife habitat.

  • Remove items from cemetery

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Cemetery will be having a major clean-up on Monday, October 23rd. Any items left at grave sites will be disposed of by maintenance staff. If there are items you would like to keep, they must be picked up by Monday at 8 a.m.

  • Cooking Matters hosts store tour

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition’s Cooking Matters program is offering a FREE Store Tour at the Valley Food Coop, 3211 Main St. next to Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa, on Thursday October 26th.

  • Rio Reels Film Fest celebrates rivers

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project and the Headwaters Alliance are partnering to host Rio Reels Film Festival on October 27 from 6-9 p.m.!

  • 'Future of the Frontier' spotlights Costilla County

    “The frontier has driven the American imagination and economy,” said Brian Kempf.

  • Taos area clean up planned

    Community members are invited to partner up with the Carson National Forest and Taos County on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. until noon for a much needed clean-up of Miranda Canyon on the Camino Real Ranger District.

  • Republicans meet Oct. 19

    Alamosa Republicans’ monthly meeting is this Thursday at 12 p.m. noon at the Bistro in Alamosa.

  • Nut orders still accepted

    PEO ladies have been making calls the past two weeks to take orders for their nut sale.

  • Give blood on Tuesday

    The Alamosa Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Alamosa Rotary Club will be held Tuesday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Alamosa LDS Church at 927 Weber Drive.

  • Rio Grande National Forest provides status of forest management projects

    There is a lot happening with forest management on the Rio Grande National Forest.

  • Nominations sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

    Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.

  • ASU trustees meet Oct. 20

    Adams State University trustees meet on Friday, October 20 beginning at 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall.

  • Seniors to host dance on Friday

    Tri- County Senior Citizens will host a Halloween dance on Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista.

  • North Conejos school board to meet Oct. 19

    The North Conejos school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at the district administration office in La Jara.

  • Rotary to tour fire station

    ALAMOSA— The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce its next meeting will be a field trip to the Alamosa Fire Station #1 at 4th and Hunt on Monday, October 23 at noon.

  • Taos Mountain Balloon Rally to be held

    TAOS, NM — The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally will take place this year Friday through Sunday, October 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse.

  • Homelake participates in ‘Wreaths Across America Day’ December 16

    HOMELAKE — The Homelake Cemetery has participated in the “Wreaths Across America” since 2007 and this program has encouraged families to purchase a wreath to be placed on the grave of their loved one or another fallen troop member, whether at Homelake or another cemetery of their choice.

  • The Colorado Trust Board of Directors learn about SLV

    VALLEY — Tori Martinez, executive director of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, presented the history of the San Luis Valley (SLV) to board members from The Colorado Trust and their team.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors celebrate October birthdays

    Thursday is my mom, Marie Buck’s birthday. I’m so thankful for her.

  • Sandra Dallas to speak

    The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild is pleased to present “A Persian Pickle Afternoon with Sandra Dallas.”

  • BEST event set at Mountain Valley

    A BEST for Mountain Valley Schools BBQ/potluck information event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Saguache Community Center.

  • ASU seeks community input

    ALAMOSA – Adams State University is in the process of reviewing and revising its Academic Master Plan, which frames the ongoing analysis of all academic programs and demonstrates alignment of programs with the university’s mission.

  • October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

    VALLEY — For more than 30 years, October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month; however, it became “official” in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

  • Food safety classes set

    ALAMOSA—Basic Food Safety classes will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the SLV Health Education & Conference Center, 1919 Main St, Alamosa.

  • Nominate a special nurse

    VALLEY — Nominate a special nurse for the 2018 SLV Nightingale Award. Think about a nurse who has touched you or your family in a compassionate, caring way.

  • Optimist Club opens essay contest

    VALLEY — The Optimist Club of Alamosa is encouraging area students to write an essay on this year’s topic: “Can Society Function Without Respect?”

  • October menus shared for SLV senior centers

    VALLEY — Following are the October menus for the senior centers throughout the San Luis Valley. Reservations are required.

  • CDOT hosts annual health fair

    ALAMOSA — The Colorado Department of Transportation 11th Annual Health Fair “Get on the Highway to Good Health” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 1112 8th Street, in Alamosa. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Wildwood presents Peter & Will Anderson's traditional jazz

    DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Peter & Will Anderson, featuring traditional jazz, on Sunday, October 22, at 7 p.m.

  • ASU receives new Upward Bound Math-Science grant

    ALAMOSA — Students in three San Luis Valley school districts will benefit from the Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program, funded by a new grant to Adams State University from the Department of Education.

  • Colorado PERA community outreach tour to visit Alamosa

    ALAMOSA – As part of a statewide community outreach tour, the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) will be in Alamosa on Wednesday, October 18, at the Alamosa Family Rec Center, 2222 Old Sanford Rd.

  • Tipton staff to hold office hours in SLV

    VALLEY —A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) staff will hold office hours in Conejos and Mineral Counties in October.

  • College In Colorado hosts annual College Application Month

    STATEWIDE — College In Colorado, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is again hosting College Application Month throughout the month of October.

  • October 16 is income tax extension deadline

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) reminds taxpayers who did not submit their income tax return by the April deadline that the extension due date for Colorado’s 2016 income tax filing is Monday, Oct. 16.

  • Prescribed burning to take place in Valley

    LA JARA — Rio Grande National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burning on the Conejos Peak Ranger District approximately 17 miles southwest of Antonito, between FSR 130 and 125.

  • Alamosa Rotary Club hosts Loren Howard

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Loren Howard, CEO of SLV Rural Electric, will be the speaker on Monday, October 16, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Final farm market is Saturday in Alamosa

    The final Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • ‘Rural Experience’ event planned in the Valley

    VALLEY – Community Resource Center (CRC) is excited to announce the newest addition to its rural community development and capacity building programming with the Rural Experience.

  • Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative names Colorado ethics champions

    ALAMOSA — The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs recently selected faculty members from regional colleges who will serve as campus ethics champions and expand the program’s reach in promoting principle-based ethics education.

  • Library hosts essential oils workshop

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

  • Colorado Potatoes holds video contest

    STATEWIDE — Recently, two more salad bars were donated by the Colorado potato industry as part of their prize for winning the 2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest.

  • USDA processing pending CRP continuous enrollment offers

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year.

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s class set

    CENTER — Center Conservation District will be hosting a Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s Continuing Education Credits (CEC) Class on October 18.

  • BLM proposes to suspend parts of waste prevention rule

    WASHINGTON —As part of President Trump’s goal to reduce the burden of federal regulations that hinder economic growth and energy development, the Bureau of Land Management announced in the Federal Register a proposal to temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in the 2016 final Waste Prevention Rule (also known as the Venting and Flaring Rule) until January 17, 2019.

  • City offers large item pick up

    ALAMOSA — To facilitate fall cleanup efforts, the City of Alamosa will be offering large item trash pickup Tuesday, October 24th through Friday, October 27th for city solid waste customers.

  • SdC National Heritage Area seeks board members

    VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is seeking to fill several volunteer board member positions from residents in Costilla and Conejos Counties.

  • BLM temporarily closes Penitente Canyon for race

    MONTE VISTA – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is temporarily closing the campground at Penitente Canyon Oct. 12-15 for the 12 Hours of Penitence mountain bike endurance race.

  • South Conejos School shares community eligibility provision

    ANTONITO — South Conejos Schools is participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2017-2018.

  • 8th Annual Rio Research Roundup includes San Luis Valley schools

    VALLEY — On Wednesday, October 11, dozens of student teams will gather at diverse points along the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo watershed to measure vital signs of the river and its tributaries.

  • Alamosa seniors selling raffle tickets

    Thank you to all of those who have purchased and sold raffle tickets! The Alamosa Senior Citizens are currently taking awesome donations for our silent auction.

  • County officials meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Calling all 3-D art makers

    ALAMOSA — What is the role of public art in Alamosa? How can it benefit the community? The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) invites artists to a community information session where these ideas and more will be discussed on Wednesday, October 11.

  • Colorado Master Gardener class offered Jan-Apr 2018

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Gardener Training will be offered by Colorado State University Extension Office here in the San Luis Valley in 2018.

  • Alamosa city voter forum October 16

    ALAMOSA– A public forum for candidates for City of Alamosa mayoral and council positions will be held Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

  • First Southwest Bank Alamosa announces new board members

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Bank announces the recent appointment of four new board members to the team.

  • Miriam Lipke to perform with University Symphonic Band

    SEWARD, Neb. — Miriam Lipke of Alamosa as part of the University Symphonic Band of Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform in the fall concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

  • Colorado Master Gardener class offered

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Gardener Training will be offered by Colorado State University Extension Office here in the San Luis Valley in 2018.

  • Rotary hosts AirMedCare Network speaker

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Cara Reano of AirMedCare Network will be the speaker on Monday, October 9, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Red Cross helps 219 people in September

    The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responded to more than 100 calls in September, an increase of more than 140 percent of those experienced during the month of August.

  • Bennet addresses Las Vegas shooting

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about the Las Vegas shooting and the urgent need to address gun violence across the country.

  • Ceremony remembers victims of domestic violence

    As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join in honoring the lives of women and men who have lost their lives to domestic violence during a special ceremony from 5-7 p.m. today.

  • Rio Grande County Public Health offers flu clinics

    Rio Grande County Public Health has flu vaccination clinics scheduled throughout the month of October.

  • Volunteers, visitors welcome at rail cars on Saturday

    The Locomotive 169/Business Car B-1 Restoration Team will be holding its monthly October Volunteer Session this Saturday, October 7.

  • Drum group to perform at Alamosa Farmer's Market

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State, rain or shine.

  • Colorado Scholarship Initiative announces scholarships

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) announced the availability of another $7 million to fund matching student scholarships.

  • Valley place-based teacher workshop set

    ALAMOSA — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is proud to sponsor a 2017 SLV Place-based Teacher Workshop at the Adams State Nielsen Library 1701 First Street, Alamosa.

  • Kids’ Crane Festival to take flight October 14

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge is hosting the 13th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival on Saturday, October 14.

  • Birth — Javielynn Rae Archuleta

    Javielynn Rae Archuleta was born on September 27, 2017, at SLV Health in Alamosa to Stephanie Dawn Archuleta of Center and Gerald "Tommy" Archuleta of Heaven.

  • Birth — Toby James Rivera

    Toby James Rivera was born September 12, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Eric and Jessica Rivera of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Gael Amir Mateo Lorenzo

    Gael Amir Mateo Lorenzo was born September 22, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Pedro Mateo Diego and Ana Lorenzo Basilio of Alamosa. Gael weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches at birth.

  • Social Security expands fraud project

    The Social Security Administration announced that through a collaboration with the Social Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), it is planning to expand its successful Fraud Prosecution Project to 33 United States Attorneys’ Offices nationally.

  • VALE grants offered

    The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board for the 12th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache, announces the availability of local VALE grant funds for programs and projects that provide services to victims of qualifying crimes.

  • Senator Bennet cosponsors bill to close automatic weapon loophole

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet on Wednesday cosponsored the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, legislation to close a loophole in the law that allows semi-automatic firearms to be altered to fire at the rate of automatic weapons.

  • Rep. Tipton advocates for ski areas during natural resources hearing

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) advocated for ski areas and recreation on public lands during a recent hearing in the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

  • La Jara Canyon fire scheduled

    Fire managers on the Camino Real District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct a prescribed fire in La Jara Canyon near Palo Flechado Pass sometime between October 15 and November 23.

  • Refuge prescribed burns set

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on the Alamosa, Baca and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges this fall.

  • USDA issues farm safety net and conservation payments

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.

  • Nonprofit collaboration summit scheduled

    San Luis Valley nonprofits are invited to attend the 2nd Annual SLV Nonprofit Collaboration Summit from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at River of Life Church in Alamosa.

  • RGWCD board meets Oct. 17

    The Rio Grande Water Conservation District board meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at 8805 Independence Way, Alamosa.

  • SdC school board meets Oct. 10

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tues., October 10, at 8751 Lane 7 North, Mosca with an executive session from 6-6:30 p.m. and an open session starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Legion Auxiliary to meet Oct. 11

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 will hold its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on October 11 at the American Legion building at 514 Fourth Street, Alamosa.

  • PEO sells nuts as fundraiser

    ALAMOSA — PEO Chapter DP members will begin taking calls for the annual nut sale in the next two weeks.

  • Democratic party chair to be in MV

    MONTE VISTA — Morgan Carroll, chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, will host a meeting for local registered democrats, activists and party leaders on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Carnegie Public Library (downstairs meeting room) in Monte Vista beginning at 10 am.

  • Food drive underway

    ALAMOSA — The Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley is holding its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with the goal to provide Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings to 600 families in the San Luis Valley.

  • Robotics program looking for coaches

    MONTE VISTA – The San Luis Valley 4-H Robotics program is currently recruiting adults ages 18 and up to serve as volunteer coaches.

  • New USCIS form streamlines work authorization process

    WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

  • Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival is Oct. 13-15

    SALIDA — Autumn is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest!

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors plan for December bazaar

    ALAMOSA — A big thank you to Dan Gutierrez, Leonard Jaquez, Julian Garcia, Trini Maestas, Mike Maestas, Harry Larsen and Jim Ornelas, the folks who helped check out, pick up, transport and assemble our new (to us) pool table!

  • Brewery hosts Alpine Achievers fundraiser

    On Friday, October 6, the San Luis Valley Brewing Company will host an evening of Bluegrass & Brews in support of the valley’s Alpine Achievers Initiative (AAI).

  • City council meets Oct. 4

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including a public hearing on an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on medical and retail marijuana stores.

  • Lunch-Learn features Tu Casa Wednesday

    Tu Casa, Inc. hosts Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 4, from 12-1 p.m.

  • Smart Driving Class offered in Monte Vista

    AARP Smart Driving Class will be held in Monte Vista on Saturday October 14th from 1-5 p.m. at the Tri County Senior Center, 311 Washington Street.

  • Food bank to change hours

    LAMOSA — Starting October 9th, the Alamosa Food Bank will have new hours.

  • Free cooking class planned

    MOSCA — The Sangre School is hosting a FREE 6-week nutrition and hands on cooking class through the SLV Cooking Matters program starting Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • SBA rolls out new Lender Match tool

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the launch of Lender Match, the SBA’s online referral tool connecting small business borrowers with participating SBA lenders.

  • Celebrate Saguache

    SAGUACHE — Saguache County commissioners are hosting a 150th anniversary celebration of the county at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 501 Fourth Street, Saguache.

  • Mars Habitat Project site changed

    ALAMOSA – Due to the wind and rain forecast for the next two days, the Adams State University Mars Habitat Project will be on display inside the High Altitude Training Facility (the Bubble) located near Plachy Hall.

  • Nominations accepted for Shining Stars of VR awards  

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) are calling for nominations for the first-ever Shining Stars of VR awards.

  • Pop Up Exhibition opens in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Take a moment to come by and look at all the wonderful artworks in the Pop Up Exhibition titled “Threshold.”

  • Seniors encouraged to apply for Daniels Scholarship

    VALLEY —Motivated college-bound high school seniors are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

  • Alamosa to host free Citizens’ Academy

    ALAMOSA — Transit Alliance is taking its Citizens’ Academy to rural communities in 2017 in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

  • Application opens for Judicial Nominating Commission

    VALLEY – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on Judicial District Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.

  • Forest Service office in Creede will be open one day a week

    The Rio Grande National Forest’s office in Creede will be open one day a week starting the first week of October.

  • Governor candidate to be in Alamosa on Saturday

    Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson will hold a meet and greet event with voters in Alamosa on Saturday, Sept. 30 to discuss with them his vision for Colorado.

  • Donations accepted for fire victim

    On September 18th Lorrayne Garcia and her family lost their home to a tragic fire.

  • Candidate Miller plans meet/greet

    Alamosa school board candidate Thom Miller MD will host a meet and greet at Milagros in downtown Alamosa on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3-5 p.m. for voters to ask questions and talk about issues that concern them.

  • First Southwest Bank earns Bank Enterprise Award

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Bank is proud to announce the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI Fund) recently granted First Southwest Bank more than $227,000 in Bank Enterprise Awards (BEA), the maximum amount presented for this award.

  • Free park passes for fourth graders

    STATEWIDE – With the start of the new school year, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year.

  • Skiing passports offered

    WOLF CREEK — Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced that registration is open for the fifth and sixth Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors plan many fall events

    My favorite time of year! I love the colors and the cool (ok-today it was downright cold) morning air.

  • End of Life Options Act to be discussed

    ALAMOSA — Colorado citizens voted last November to approve the End of Life Options Act.

  • Auditions for Messiah soloists will be held Saturday, October 7

    ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus and the San Luis Valley Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on December 8, in Adams State University Richardson Hall.

  • Commodity distribution today in MV

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on Sept. 27 at the Ski-Hi Arena starting at approximately 10 a.m. until they run out of food.

  • Food to be distributed on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse, 8735 Independence Drive, just north of the Department of Human Services.

  • PTO Adult Fun Run deadline today

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will once again sponsor the annual Fall Adult Fun Run/Walk on Wed., Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m. preceding the annual AES fun run.

  • County officials meet

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m. at 8900 Independence Way.

  • Funding available for projects addressing Colorado wildfire risk

    STATEWIDE – The smoke from summer wildfires has served as a reminder to Coloradans that many forests remain unhealthy and fire-prone, and that the occurrence of wildfire in natural settings is inevitable.

  • SLV 4-H Robotics open houses scheduled

    VALLEY — Families with youth interested in participating in the San Luis Valley 4-H Youth Robotics program are invited to attend one of the upcoming informational open house events.

  • Season finale Bag and Box sale set at Spines Saturday, October 7

    ALAMOSA — The annual Bag and Box Sale at Spines will be Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • REC board meets Tues.

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley REC board of directors meets on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters building located at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista.

  • Ski trail workday is Sunday

    VALLEY — Rock Creek Ski Trail Workday is Sunday, September 24, from 9-12 at Rock Creek Trailhead. Help the San Juan Nordic Club prepare the trails for winter skiing. Bring loppers, bowsaw and gloves.

  • Skate night set at Ski Hi

    MONTE VISTA— Monte Vista Recreation and Rio Grande Prevention Partners/Communities that Care will host a Family Fun Skate Night on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Ski Hi Park. Bring skates. Admission is $5 per family.

  • Jade Communications named Certified Gig-Capable Provider

    VALLEY – Jade Communications & Blanca Telephone Company were recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in La Jara, Alamosa, San Luis, Blanca, Ft. Garland, Forbes Park and Sangre de Cristo Ranches.

  • Chalk-a-Walk is Saturday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s 3rd Annual Chalk-a-Walk is coming to The Depot on Saturday, September 23.

  • Food safety resources available for Colorado produce growers

    STATEWIDE — Colorado produce growers can benefit from a grant the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Ag photo contest opens

    STATEWIDE —From rolling green fields and helpful pollinators to patriotic cowboys and cattle in the morning light, the beauty of Colorado agriculture is evident. It’s once again time to capture the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture through pictures.

  • Number of uninsured in Colorado remains low

    With Tuesday’s release by the Colorado Health Institute of its 2017 report on the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), Marguerite Salazar, Insurance Commissioner and head of the Division of Insurance, issued the following statement.

  • StoryWalk features 'Francisco's Kites'

    The Alamosa Literacy Council invites children young and old to come experience the new book at the StoryWalk around city hall.

  • Vintage Chevrolet Club visits Alamosa this week

    Approximately 35 to 40 vintage Chevrolets are perusing the streets of Alamosa this week as the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (“VCCA”) visits this area of Colorado.

  • Assessor's office closes

    The Alamosa County Assessor’s office will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to attend a funeral.

  • Last RG Farm Park market is tonight

    The Rio Grande Farm Park is having its last Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 20.

  • Trivia night at Milagros

    There will be a trivia night starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Milagros Coffee House, 529 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Workforce centers to hold open houses

    VALLEY — The workforce centers serving Alamosa and Monte Vista will be holding free open houses this week to showcase the variety of services available to businesses and job seekers.

  • Alamosa to hold public hearings

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 20, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Office closes Sept. 19

    The Rio Grande County Clerk & Recorder's office will be closed on Tuesday, September 19, for motor vehicle training.

  • Blue Park Spruce Beetle Salvage Project approved

    Divide District Ranger Martha Williamson signed the decision notice approving the Blue Park Spruce Beetle Salvage Project on Wednesday, September 12.

  • RSVP for Save the Children event in October

    Join Save the Children for a celebration honoring SLV community partners at 9:30 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 4, at The Barn at La Manzanilla, 6491 Highway 17, Alamosa.

  • Submit art for Tu Casa exhibit

    Tu Casa is hosting an art display at Alamosa Public Library on October 2nd in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Come fly a kite on Thursday

    Early Childhood Council will host its 13th Annual Kite Fly on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cole Park in Alamosa.

  • ‘High Road to Taos’ art show opens today

    PEÑASCO, NM — The Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest is thrilled to be showcasing art as part of the 2017 High Road Art Tour.

  • Chili Cook Off is Oct. 12

    SOUTH FORK — The South Fork Annual Chili Cook Off is fast approaching with a great evening planned.

  • Events shared for farmers market

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (note the time change for the rest of the season) at Sixth and State

  • Manassa teen spends summer doing humanitarian work

    MANASSA — This summer Rebekah Jarvies of Manassa teamed up with Humanitarian Experience for Youth (HEFY) and 18 youth from around North America to spend part of her summer vacation doing humanitarian work in Bolivia.

  • Enjoy Storytime Fridays at the library

    ALAMOSA — Storytime Fridays is held at the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Coat drive underway

    MONTE VISTA—The Monte Vista Coop is holding their annual coat drive, now through Dec. 31. Please drop off coats, hats or gloves at the main office, 1901 E. Hwy. 160 in Monte Vista.

  • Freecycle is Saturday in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Clean out those closets, sheds and under the beds and bring gently used items to the College Heights Baptist Church freecycle encore event on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the corner of Victoria and Church Avenues in Alamosa.

  • Rotary welcomes guests

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that three local law enforcement leaders will speak at the Rotary meeting on Monday, September 18 at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Meeting to discuss future of hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation

    VALLEY — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is facing long-term budget issues that will affect how the state’s parks and wildlife are managed in the future.

  • CPW is gearing up for Bike Your Park Day

    STATEWIDE – Colorado Parks and Wildlife welcomes residents and visitors alike to join Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 30.

  • Ski resorts share upgrades for 2017-18

    WOLF CREEK – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts will open for the 2017-18 ski season with new events, offerings, investments and capital improvements to continue providing a world-class skiing and riding experience for in-state, out-of-state and international guests.

  • New Scouts welcome

    ALAMOSA — Cub Scout Pack 307 will hold an open house for new Scouts on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church gymnasium.

  • MOPS begins in La Jara

    LA JARA — MOPS–La Jara is introducing a re-energized program this fall on a new day, Thursday, with new crafts, discussions, snacks and learning.

  • MV school board meets

    MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista school board meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 395 East Prospect Ave., Monte Vista.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Join seniors for fun events

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens have some fun things planned for the weeks ahead!

  • Friends of refuge meet

    ALAMOSA—The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Alamosa NWR refuge office in the former Lillpop ranch house at 8249 Emperius Road.

  • County officials meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Commissioners meet Wed., Sept. 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Colcha group to begin

    VALLEY — A Colcha Embroidery Group will meet on Wednesday, September 20, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. and will continue every month on the third Wednesday at the same time.

  • Governor’s Healthy Community Award applications open

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced it is accepting applications for the Governor’s Healthy Community Award for 2017.

  • Artists invited to enter DiNK

    VALLEY — The award-winning DiNK Denver has announced a call for artists to participate in the 2018 Exhibition to be held at the McNichols Civic Center Building this April 14-15.

  • Great Sand Dunes Park celebrates Dark Night Skies on September 22

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will host an amateur astronomy night and star party on Friday, September 22 to celebrate the clear, dark night skies in the San Luis Valley and educate the public on how to experience this unique and endangered resource.

  • Locals receive governor awards

    DENVER — On Thursday the 2017 Governor’s Service Award winners were announced. The awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, SeniorCorps volunteers, and AmeriCorps members that have positively impacted Colorado communities through their service and volunteerism.

  • Tractor Supply celebrates Pet Appreciation Week

    ALAMOSA —The Alamosa Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week Sept. 13-17.

  • 24th Annual Fall Festival and Quit Show coming Sept. 16

    SAGUACHE—Come join the 24th Annual Fall Festival and Quilt Show Sept. 16 at Otto Mears Park and the Community Building in Saguache.

  • SLV Health recognizes Sepsis Awareness Month

    VALLEY — In early August The Valley Courier published a guest opinion by Shawna Manzanares regarding the threat of sepsis. San Luis Valley Health (SLVH) joins Manzanares in honoring September as Sepsis Awareness Month.

  • Mortensen part of Colorado Tourism Office inaugural leadership class

    The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) announced the inaugural class for the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a brand-new, yearlong executive training program aimed at building the state tourism industry’s bench strength.

  • San Luis Valley College Fair is September 19

    The Adams State University Office of Admissions is hosting a College Fair from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Plachy Hall, located on the Adams State campus.

  • Receive free trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation

    Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.

  • Del Norte hosts defensible space workshop

    The Colorado State Forest Service and their partners, Rio Grande and Center Conservation Districts, will host a workshop on defensible space and planning for a wildfire.

  • Birth — Mason Estevan Sisneros

    Mason Estevan Sisneros was born August 23, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Timothy and Sonia Sisneros.

  • Birth — Amaziah Ajay Clifford Lovato

    Amaziah Ajay Clifford Lovato was born August 31, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Amado Lovato and Sharron Sandoval of Alamosa.

  • Community potluck set in La Jara

    La Jara will have its second annual Community Potluck Sunday at 2 p.m. on September 10 at the La Jara Elementary School.

  • Roundtable meets Sept. 12

    The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable meets on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 2-5 p.m. at the SLV Water Conservancy District office, 623 Fourth Street, Alamosa.

  • Hospitality Fridays extended

    Since Conejos County schools are on a 4-day week, the Boys and Girls Club of Alamosa will extend their hospitality Fridays to La Jara area youth ages 6 and up for a day at their club.

  • Hunter alert: Construction closes west side of Cottonwood Pass Road

    GUNNISON – Hunters who plan to go to the Taylor Park area for the 2017 big-game seasons are reminded that the Cottonwood Pass road is closed west of the summit in Gunnison County.

  • Still time to register for STEM Saturdays

    ALAMOSA – There are still spaces available for Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays.

  • Taos Music Group opens

    TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Chamber Music Group’s Twenty-fifth Anniversary Season opens on Saturday, September 30 and October 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art.

  • Almost time to start repaying student loans

    VALLEY — For those who finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them.

  • CO Division of Insurance approves health insurance premiums for 2018

    The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), has approved the individual and small group health insurance plans for 2018.

  • Republican women meet Sept. 7

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet on Thursday, September 7th, at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa at 12 p.m. noon.

  • Toastmasters meeting is Friday Sept. 8

    Toastmasters can help achieve leadership goals and provide confidence in public speaking.

  • Alamosa Farmers' Market will be at different location Sept. 9

    For one week only, the Alamosa Farmers' Market will be relocating to the Rio Grande Farm Park (near the east entrance of Alamosa on Highway 17, north of Highway 160).

  • Enjoy fiddle music at Monte Vista Farmers' Market

    The Monte Vista Farmer’s Market will continue through the end of September. Find lots of fresh Colorado produce and a nice variety of handcrafted items.

  • Bennet, Gardner cosponsor Dream Act of 2017

    Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) on Tuesday cosponsored the Dream Act of 2017.

  • DOLA announces payments to local governments

    The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) on Tuesday announced that $31,768,715 in annual state Severance Tax and Federal Mineral Lease Direct Distribution payments have been made to 489 Colorado counties, municipalities, school districts, and federal mineral lease districts.

  • Firefighters rescue child on playground

    Alamosa firefighters responded to one of their more unusual calls Tuesday afternoon at the Alamosa Elementary K-2 playground where a little girl got stuck between some rails on playground equipment.

  • Beware of Medicare related fraud calls

    Have you received a phone call or a postcard in the mail offering you a back brace or knee brace?

  • OMS hosts 'Unstoppable You' tonight

    “Unstoppable You” community event is at Ortega Middle School this Wednesday!

  • Alamosa Seniors: ‘Bridge building’ seniors honored with poem

    A poem honors work of seniors.

  • Rio Costilla Studio Tour is this weekend

    VALLEY — The 19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour is kicking off this year with Live Music on The Plaza featuring Chris J. Arellano and Michael Rael on Friday, September 8th.

  • Gollihugh enrolls at Fort Lewis

    DURANGO — Stephanie Gollihugh of Moffat started coursework at Fort Lewis College on August 28 as a first-time freshman.

  • Governor declares September workforce development month

    Governor John Hickenloooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month.

  • Saguache officials meet Sept. 5

    Saguache County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.

  • Election is on city agenda

    Alamosa city council meets Wed., Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including a public hearing on sign flexibility during the election season and resolutions regarding ballot issues.

  • MOPS group will meet Sept. 6

    MOPS, (Mothers of Preschoolers), a gathering place for moms with young children (birth through kindergarten) that offers connections, community, resources and support to meet the needs of every mom

  • Offices close for picnic

    All Alamosa County offices will be closed on Thursday, September 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a county employee picnic.

  • Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center celebrates funding

    SAN LUIS — The Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center has received a $199,921 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to preserve it for future generations.

  • Colorado’s climate is ideal for growing delicious apples

    STATEWIDE – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. Colorado’s high altitude orchards feature warm days with intense sunlight and cool nights with mountain fresh air.

  • Adams State CASA Center will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (CASA) Center scheduled events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

  • Nonprofit announces statewide cancer awareness competition

    VALLEY — Young adults between the ages of 18 to 35 are being diagnosed with cancer in the later stages, 3 and 4, instead of the very early stages of 1 and 2, with devastating results.

  • ‘10-Minute Play Festival’ is planned for September 5

    CREEDE—CRT’s company generated 10-Minute Play Festival is back for its fourth year on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in The Ruth Humphries Brown Theatre.

  • Time for college-bound seniors to fill out the FAFSA

    VALLEY — High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school next fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1, according to KHEAA.

  • Wood available in Taos area

    TAOS, NM — The Camino Real Ranger District has opened the Bull Springs unit for dead and down fuelwood harvesting within the La Jara Project Area in Taos Canyon.

  • 'Octoberfest' new to Alamosa this year

    ALAMOSA– A host of beverages, food, live music and activities await at the first-ever “Octobrufest”, sponsored by the Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 30.

  • 'Slow Cruise' is Saturday night

    ALAMOSA– Participants in the 2017 Early Iron Festival will hold their annual “Slow Cruise” on Main Street and Sixth Saturday night from 8-10 p.m.

  • 'Morty' book launch is Sept. 2

    LA JARA — Everyone is invited to a picture book launch party for “Morty” (the moose) by KC “Chuck” Rasmussen on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4 Myron Way, four blocks east of Subway in La Jara

  • Farmers market shares events

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (note the time change for the rest of the season) at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • Library hosts ‘Baby Boss’

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community, Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library.” Join in some good old-fashioned movie time.

  • Labor Day DUI enforcement underway statewide

    STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014.

  • Red Cross shares safety tips

    VALLEY — The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

  • Colorado National Guard deployed in Texas storm

    Supporting a request from the State of Texas, Colorado National Guard members will provide medical and aviation assets to assist the Texas National Guard and civil authorities to save lives and relieve suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Gardner proposal to relocate BLM to the West gains momentum

    WASHINGTON, DC – A report has indicated Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to relocate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the West, an idea first proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO).

  • Purchase search and rescue cards

    STATEWIDE – The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) reminds Colorado residents and visitors that wilderness hikes and adventures are exciting and beautiful, but accidents may happen.

  • Colorado Hay Directory now available

    STATEWIDE — The 2017 Colorado Hay Directory, published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is now available.

  • AgInnovation Summit planned September 6-7

    FORT COLLINS — The College of Agricultural Sciences will host a summit at Colorado State University to discuss how innovation in the industry can lead to a global impact in the way that populations farm, feed, eat and grow crops.

  • Junior Livestock Sale honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA youth

    PUEBLO — The 54thColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair has come to a close.

  • Library hosts 'The PAD' open house

    Join the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., on September 1, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for an open house for “The PAD” (Playful Adventure Destination), created with funds from the Colorado State Library, Growing Readers Together grant.

  • Farm market features banjo music

    This Friday, September 1, at the Monte Vista Farmer’s Market find lots of fresh Colorado produce and a nice variety of handcrafted items.

  • Underfunded courthouse facility grants available

    The application period will open on September 1 for grants to help eligible counties cover costs associated with courthouse master planning services, repair and remodeling, or construction projects.

  • Rail car open house postponed

    The Locomotive 169/Business Car B-1 Restoration Team will be attending the National Narrow-Gauge (Railroad) Convention in Denver this weekend (9/2) and access to the steam train will not be available.

  • Celebrate at hertiage center

    Join the Costilla County Economic Development Council and History Colorado-State Historical Fund to celebrate a preservation grant to begin Phase 2, interior rehabilitation, of the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center

  • Nurse-Family Partnership graduate joins board

    ALAMOSA – Nurse-Family Partnership®, a national, evidence-based home visiting program serving first-time moms and their children living in poverty, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Carino to its board of directors.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors host Early Iron Breakfast

    ALAMOSA — Join the Alamosa Senior Citizens as we celebrate Labor Day weekend and the Early Iron Festival Saturday, September 2nd!

  • New fun, food, and attractions at the Colorado State Fair

    Every year, the Colorado State Fair boasts a variety of new events to keep Fair fans coming back including tempting treats, family-friendly competitions, and a variety of free attractions and animals.

  • La Veta gallery hosts Michelangelo exhibit

    The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta invites the public to the opening reception for "Michelangelo: Sketches in Clay" and "Technology in Art" Saturday, Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m.

  • Mini Med School planned

    CU Mini Med School is a free eight-week program via webinar in Alamosa.

  • USCIS to expand in person interview requirements for certain applicants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States.

  • Input sought on new park

    The City of Alamosa is seeking public input for a potential new park in the southwest part of the city.

  • Benefit bake sale, raffle is Saturday

    On Saturday, Sept 2nd Sacred Heart Church will be holding a bake sale at the Second Street entrance to Cole Park in Alamosa with cookies, bars, breads, muffins, tortillas and cakes.

  • International Overdose Awareness Day set

    International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st. Do you know how to respond to an overdose?

  • Alamosa hosts Unstoppable You program September 6

    ALAMOSA — The “Unstoppable You!” program will soon be coming to the Alamosa School District and the community.

  • Seniors to host Chili Cookoff

    MONTE VISTA — Tri-County Senior Citizens invites all chili lovers to its first Chili Cookoff on Friday, September 15th, from 5-7 p.m. at Tri-County Senior Citizens, 311 Washington Street Monte Vista.

  • Conejos Clean Water partners with 1% for the Planet

    ANTONITO – Conejos Clean Water is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

  • Valley 4-Hers take top awards at state fair

    PUEBLO – Valley 4-Her Laura Morfitt of Moffat took home the top award for her Wildlife 4-H exhibit at the Colorado State Fair this week.

  • Enjoy books and Early Iron

    ALAMOSA — Look for vast amounts of reading material at Spines alongside the Early Iron Festival September 1 and 2.

  • Sky Choice to play at farm market

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State

  • Free breakfast, lunch offered

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa School District and other school districts in the San Luis Valley are participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2017-2018.

  • MV announces staff changes

    MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista School District has several staff changes this year, as shared in the August 17th board meeting:

  • Join MV school board

    MONTE VISTA— Monte Vista School District is seeking candidates for positions on the Board of Education to be filled at the regular biennial election on Tuesday, Nov. 7

  • Free entertainment set at the state fair

    The Colorado State Fair kicks off on August 25th and with the price of admission, a wide variety of events are sure to please every fairgoer without any additional cost.

  • Crestone Energy Fair is Sept. 8-10

    The 27th Annual Crestone Energy Fair “Resilient Regeneration,” will be held September 8, 9 and 10.

  • Weed funding offered

    Center Conservation District has received grant funding from the San Luis Valley Noxious Weed Association and will be accepting funding requests until October 1st.

  • USDA seeks input on Animal Welfare Act

    Marking the 51st anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) this week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday asked for input from the public to help determine potential updates to the law’s licensing requirements.

  • Commodities distributed today

    The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place today, Thursday, August 24th from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

  • Alamosa Republicans meet Aug. 24

    Alamosa Republicans are meeting today, August 24 at 12 p.m. noon at Bistro Rialto.

  • Farm market shares events

    MONTE VISTA — This Friday, August 25th, at the Monte Vista Farmer’s Market find Colorado produce at its peak and a nice variety of handcrafted items.

  • Cannafest planned

    ALAMOSA — The 1st Annual SLV Cannafest will be August 25 from 4-midnight at the Rodeway Inn 333 Santa Fe Dr. in Alamosa.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors planning for trips, Early Iron

    ALAMOSA — What a fun past few days! The barbecue potluck was attended by over 60 people and everyone seemed to enjoy visiting (and even dancing) with friends, the wonderful food and music by DJ “MR. E”!

  • Baling twine recycling program taking off

    MONTE VISTA— The baling twine recycling program has been improving the San Luis Valley for roughly a year and a half, but there is still a lot of twine out there to wrap up.

  • '98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek' night kicks off state fair

    PUEBLO – The 2017 Colorado State Fair will open its gates to celebrate the 145th year as Colorado’s popular summer attraction on Friday, August 25th.

  • S. Conejos BOE seats open

    Three seats will be open on the South Conejos Board of Education (BOE) and a call for nominations has gone out.

  • HRSA recognizes Valley-Wide

    Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) is pleased to announce that it was awarded three awards totaling $122,252 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in recognition of achievements in providing high-quality, comprehensive care.

  • Five Valley schools recieve health grants

    The Colorado State Board of Education during its regular meeting this month approved 42 recipients to receive $9.2 million in funding from a School Health Professional Grant.

  • S&R funds awarded

    Colorado Department of Local Affairs notified Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson that funding from the Search and Rescue Fund would be awarded in the amount of $3,500.

  • MV Head Start to meet

    Monte Vista Head Start annual meeting will be held on August 28, at 6 p.m. at the Monte Vista Head Start.

  • Veterans Blvd. opens

    A “christening” of Veterans Blvd. of Conejos County will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, in the Conejos County courtyard in Conejos.

  • Sand dunes proposes entrance fee increase

    Great Sand Dunes National Park is proposing a change to its fee rates to align with the new National Park Service rate schedule.

  • City special meeting set

    Alamosa city council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in the Alamosa Fire Department training room, 425 Fourth Street.

  • County officials meet Aug. 23

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wed., Aug. 23, at 8:30 a.m. in the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • AP® Scholar Awards shared for Alamosa High School

    ALAMOSA — Twelve students at Alamosa High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

  • Elitch Garden ticket winners announced

    ALAMOSA– Winners of tickets to Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park in the Valley Courier’s annual “Kids Summer Survival Guide” promotion were drawn on Friday.

  • The 3rd Annual Red River Folk Festival set Sept. 21-24

    RED RIVER, N.M. — The heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains has long called out to the singer-songwriter as part inspiration and part haven for their craft.

  • Creede home tour planned

    CREEDE— The Creede Early Learning Center announced it will be offering a new version of the annual home tour fundraising event.

  • Bikes & Bites Garden Tour planned

    ALAMOSA — Dust off that bike, grease up the chain, and join the community garden tour, Bikes & Bites Garden Tour, on Wednesday, August 30, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Rio Grande Farm Park, 6935 Colorado Highway 17, Alamosa.

  • CDOT: Eclipse traffic could be most significant traffic event of the year

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view the totality of the solar eclipse on Monday are safe and will all be able to get where they are going.

  • Anthem commits to Colorado for 2018

    The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado has committed to Colorado’s individual insurance market for 2018.

  • Alamosa school board to meet Aug. 21

    The Alamosa Board of Education meeting will be Monday, August 21, at 209 Victoria Avenue, Alamosa at 7 p.m.

  • ASU trestees meet Aug. 25

    Adams State University trustees meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, in Richardson Hall, Room 3-200.

  • Back-to-School Tips from AAA: At what age can kids walk to school safely?

    STATEWIDE -- It’s that time again: Over the next couple of weeks, most Colorado school districts will be kicking off the new year.

  • Ag tours announced for 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

    Colorado Potatoes is once again partnering with San Luis Central Railroad and the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad for the 2017 Potato Festival.

  • CDOT, BACtrack work to reduce impaired driving

    Preceding Colorado’s largest DUI enforcement period leading up to Labor Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a first-of-its kind statewide campaign to help Coloradans know their limits when it comes to drinking and driving.

  • Free carnival planned August 19

    The First Christian Church will hold its Sixth Annual Carnival on August 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free lunch will be provided.

  • Farm Service Agency shares deadline information

    VALLEY — Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind producers that Friday, September 1 is the deadline to obtain crop year 2018 (NAP) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program coverage for crops such as canola, rye and triticale.

  • Wildlife connectivity summit planned

    TAOS, N.M. — The New Mexico Wildlife Federation, in coordination with partners at the National Wildlife Federation, the Colorado Wildlife Federation, and Trout Unlimited are excited to host the 2017 Upper Rio Grande Wildlife Connectivity Summit Tuesday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sagebrush Inn & Suites, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, N.M.

  • Senior dance is Friday

    ANTONITO — The Antonito Senior Citizens plan a Hawaiian dance from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 to welcome new director Chris De Herrera.

  • Veterans Blvd clean up set

    CONEJOS — Join in a Community Clean Up of the New Veterans Boulevard on Sat., Aug, 19, at 9 a.m. at the Conejos County Courthouse and Veterans Boulevard.

  • Blood drive in South Fork

    SOUTH FORK— A blood drive is set in South Fork, Sat., Aug. 19 from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the South Fork Community Building, open to everyone in the area.

  • Discounts available at state fair 2017 in Pueblo

    PUEBLO – The 2017 Colorado State Fair is offering money-saving discounts every day to help the fair fit within the family budget.

  • HobbyTown invests in positive behavior at OMS

    ALAMOSA — HobbyTown owners recently received a letter from OMS Assistant Principal Eric Palmer, asking for support for the school’s initiative to reduce disrespect and defiant behavior.

  • Youth Freestyle Reining Competition featured at fair

    PUEBLO – The 2017 Colorado State Fair is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of the Youth Championship Freestyle Reining horse show competition.

  • Monte Vista Kiwanis Club plans garage sale August 19

    MONTE VISTA — Come one! Come all! Shop at the Monte Vista Kiwanis Club blowout garage sale and help support community projects.

  • Awards offered for nonprofit sustainable revenue ideas

    STATEWIDE — Submissions are now being accepted for the fifth annual Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Awards, which recognize outstanding nonprofit revenue generation initiatives with a $10,000 award and two $2,500 awards given in four states – Arizona, Colora

  • Alamosa Seniors: Join seniors for potluck on Friday

    ALAMOSA — Come and join the Alamosa Senior Citizens this Friday, August 18th at 4:30 p.m. as we celebrate member birthdays with a Barbeque Potluck.

  • CSU creates Salazar conservation center

    Thanks to the vision of former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and support from a significant gift from Bohemian Foundation, Colorado State University is establishing the Salazar Center for North American Conservation.

  • Birth — Natalie Marie Cordero

    Natalie Marie Cordero was born on August 4, 2017 at SLV Health to Joe Cordero and Gabby Gallardo of Alamosa. Natalie weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 7/8 inches long.

  • Birth — Nalah Marie Salazar

    Nalah Marie Salazar was born on July 25, 2017, in PSL Denver to Sabrina Valdez and Jerel Salazar of Romeo.

  • Pancake supper set

    Tri-County Senior Citizens will host a pancake supper on August 18th, from 5-7 p.m. at 311 Washington Street Monte Vista.

  • Alamosa council meets August 16

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including a first reading on allowing limited placement of political signs in public rights of way.

  • Governor candidate in Monte Vista

    George Brauchler, Republican candidate for governor of Colorado in 2018, will appear for a Rio Grande County Meet and Greet on Wednesday.

  • Backpacks to be distributed in SLV

    VALLEY — La Puente’s Outreach Services is now holding their eighth annual backpack drive to support students in need across the San Luis Valley to ensure all students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. This year’s distributions sites ar

  • Museum hosts Rockey presentation

    SAGUACHE — The Saguache County Museum presents a free Sunday program on August 20th at 1:30 p.m. with Brendon Rockey.

  • Library offers early literacy materials

    ALAMOSA — Do you or someone you know take care of young children, 5 and under, on a regular basis?

  • MV school board candidates welcome

    MONTE VISTA— Monte Vista School District is seeking candidates for positions on the Board of Education to be filled at the regular biennial election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

  • CRT presents Headwaters New Play Festival

    CREEDE—CRT’s Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West and fosters the development of new plays for CRT’s stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Reper

  • TSJC hosts chamber

    ALAMOSA — The August Chamber Business Network meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Trinidad State Junior College auditorium, 1011 Main Street, Alamosa.

  • Stilts at farm market on Saturday

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • St. Joseph Parish Fiesta this weekend

    LA JARA — St. Joseph Parish Fiesta will be held this weekend, August 12-13, at Our Lady of the Valley Church in La Jara.

  • Blood drive set in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Alamosa Rotary Club will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. at the Alamosa LDS Church at 927 Weber Dr.

  • SLV Local Foods Coalition hosts Harvest Soirée

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley is a cornucopia of agricultural production that culminates in the fall season

  • Bennet, Gardner announce potato research grant

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) announced that Colorado State University (CSU) will receive $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the integration of new technologi

  • USDA and SCORE launch innovative mentorship effort

    VALLEY – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers

  • OMS supply lists

    ALAMOSA — Ortega Middle School, Alamosa, shares the following school supply lists:

  • CEA and Edthena provide teachers with video-powered professional development in the San Luis Valley

    VALLEY – The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is partnering with Edthena to embed video observation and feedback into courses offered on COpilot, the state’s online professional learning platform.

  • Sangre school board seats open

    MOSCA — The Board of Education of Sangre de Cristo School District in the county of Alamosa calls for nomination of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, November 7.

  • Help schools meet students’ needs

    (StatePoint) Unfortunately, classroom needs cannot always be matched by school budgets.

  • Back-to-school tips shared to help reduce stress

    (StatePoint) School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors.

  • Produce, music at MV market

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Farmers Market this Friday, August 11, on US Highway 160 across from the Information Center in downtown Monte Vista, offers fresh produce, the Mobile Kitchen (this week serving zucchini-kale frittatas with rainbow cole slaw),

  • Valley-Wide clinics accepted to Colorado State Innovation Model

    VALLEY — Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (VWHS) is proud to announce the selection of 11 primary care sites in the second cohort of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM).

  • Kent Haruf Literary Celebration announced

    SALIDA — Registration deadline is Sept. 1 for the first Kent Haruf Literary Celebration, to be held September 22-24 at the SteamPlant Event Center in Salida.

  • Volunteers are needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

    VALLEY — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service

  • First confirmed case of WNV in 2017

    STATEWIDE – A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.

  • Leftover list licenses now available in CO

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that leftover limited licenses (licenses remaining after the primary and leftover draws) went on sale in person and by phone Tuesday, Aug. 1.

  • Public comment sought on Gunnison’s Prairie Dog environmental assessment

    VALLEY – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced options to manage sylvatic plague in Gunnison’s prairie dog colonies on the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC).

  • Secretary of the Interior shares statement on Sage Grouse Report

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke received a report from the Department of the Interior Sage-Grouse Review Team (DOI Team) regarding possible plan and policy modifications to complement state efforts to improve Greater Sage-Grouse con

  • Mud volleyball tournament set

    SLV Fair hosts the Mud Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 10, at noon. Sign up at the fair office.

  • Refuge group meets August 9

    The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the office at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Hospital benefit is Saturday

    “Keeping the Dream Alive” 11th Annual Fund-raising Dinner & Auction will be held on August 12 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and auction at 7 p.m. at the Del Norte Schools bus garage, 1055 French Street, with dinner by Smokin’ Johnny’s BBQ.

  • Goat roping is Thursday

    The 2017 Sanford FFA Goat Roping event ill be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, in the indoor arena at Ski Hi Park.

  • Father, son to perform in Salida on August 12

    SALIDA — Renowned bassist and composer Edgar Meyer returns to Salida Aspen Concerts Saturday, August 12.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Sign up for Branson trip with seniors

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens will be hitting the road on Saturday, November 11 and heading to fabulous Branson, Missouri for nine days and eight nights!

  • American Red Cross offers pet First Aid online course

    VALLEY — For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has been training people to perform first aid skills so they could save the lives of others.

  • Author to sign books during Silver Thread

    CREEDE — Cindy Medina, author of “A Journey into the Heart of the Black Madonna: Self-Discovery, Spiritualism, Activism,” will join Silver Thread Studio Tour in Creede with a book reading at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 at Abbey Lane Gallery.

  • Barnyard Olympics at fair today

    Barnyard Olympics 2017 will kick off Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at the baseball field. Participants may compete with as few as three teammates, but play will not be delayed to wait for missing members.

  • County officials meet August 9

    Alamosa County commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Colorado State Fair announces final acts to entertainment series

    PUEBLO — The stages at Colorado State Fair will come alive this month as the final acts are announced for this year’s entertainment series.

  • Field trip of the Old Spanish Trail planned August 19

    VALLEY — In 2002 a Congressional act designated the Old Spanish Trail (OST) as a National Historic Trail. Woolen textiles, woven in northern New Mexico were traded for strong California mules and horses.

  • Gatorfest is this weekend

    HOOPER — Colorado Gators Reptile Park hosts its 22nd Annual Gatorfest Aug. 5 and 6th.

  • Farm market features author

    SOUTH FORK—The South Fork Farmers and Local Artisan Market will host a book signing for vendor Sue Komarek on Monday, Aug. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Visitors Center.

  • Song writing class coming to Creede

    CREEDE—Kathy Hussey, a Song Writer’s Hall of Fame award winner from Nashville, will conduct a song writer seminar in association with the Headwaters Music Festival taking place the following weekend in Creede.

  • San Luis Valley Fair Schedule

    Enjoy the SLV Fair this week in Monte Vista.

  • Harvest soiree planned September 9 in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — The 5th Annual San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition Harvest Soiree will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Rio Grande Farm Park.

  • Semillas will be at farmers market Aug. 5

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State featuring regional farm fresh products (peaches, corn, melons) and handcrafted goods.

  • Birth: Issabella Garcia

    ALAMOSA — Issabella Garcia was born July 29, 2017, at SLV Health to Andrew Garcia of Antonito and Jessica Chavez of Alamosa

  • Birth: Emiliano Odilon Torres

    ALAMOSA — Emiliano Odilon Torres was born on July 31, 2017, at SLV Health to Rudy Torres and Loreal Medina of Alamosa.

  • Alamosa candidate session set

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa will hold a candidate orientation session on Monday, August 7, at 6 p.m. in city council chambers, 300 Hunt Avenue, Alamosa.

  • MV holds candidate orientation

    MONTE VISTA— An orientation for candidates for Monte Vista mayor and city council will be held Monday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 95 West First Ave, Monte Vista.

  • Seniors plan Espanola trip

    CONEJOS COUNTY — The Northerners Seniors are going to Espanola, N.M., at 8 a.m. on August 8. Please call 274-4029 if interested in going.

  • Alamosa school board meets

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa school board meets on Monday, August 7, at 7 p.m. at the district administration building, 209 Victoria Avenue, Alamosa.

  • Great Sand Dunes celebrates Junior Ranger Day

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is celebrating Junior Ranger Day this Saturday, August 5. Activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Ramada Picnic Area.

  • Library hosts essential oils class

    ALAMOSA — Join the Alamosa Public Library for a free, hands-on class: ”Back to School with Essential Oils.”

  • Colorado Proud Month celebrates local agriculture

    STATEWIDE– Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state.

  • Free 911 workshop offered

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens are excited to offer a free workshop, presented by Ashley Frost, on the 911 Emergency system August 10th at 11 a.m.

  • Free skin seminar set

    ALAMOSA — On Thursday, August 21st at 11 a.m. Dr. Melissa Voutsalath presents “Protect the Skin You’re In” at the Alamosa Senior Center.

  • San Luis Valley public schools share start dates

    VALLEY — Here are start dates for the San Luis Valley’s public school districts:

  • Free adult education program restarts

    ALAMOSA — Adult Education will start up again at Trinidad State’s Valley Campus in Alamosa on August 14 with a free three-week long mini-session.

  • Register students online

    DEL NORTE — Del Norte School District will be doing online registration this year.

  • Sierra Grande announces preschool enrollment dates

    BLANCA —Early success begins with Sierra Grande School District Preschool.

  • Alamosa Elementary shares supply lists

    Following are supply lists for grades K-5 at Alamosa Elementary:

  • First Southwest Community Fund begins microloan program

    The First Southwest Community Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit supported by First Southwest Bank, was recently one of three awardees to receive funds through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to create a revolving loan fun

  • Protecting vision during this year's solar eclipse August 21

    As America gears up for the upcoming solar eclipse, there are a few vital points to remember when it comes to protecting your eyes and those of your loved ones.

  • 'Saved By The Scan' campaign launched

    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, and according to the American Lung Association, the new availability of lung cancer screening for those considered at high risk can save thousands of lives.

  • Stockmanship and Stewardship Program planned in September

    Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is hosting one of several new regional events for cattle producers as part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in Fort Collins.

  • Tipton introduces bill supporting sage-grouse, mule deer habitat

    U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Chris Stewart (UT-02) introduced the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act (H.R. 3543), a bill that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects to protect or res

  • Sen. Bennet introduces bill to encourage Forest Service community partnerships

    U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced legislation to help address housing needs and provide new opportunities for growth in rural communities.

  • Tariff trigger affects beef imports to Japan

    The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to Japan's tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen

  • Letter to the editor: When will Washington wake up?

    Has politics in Washington really gotten to the point where there is a call to pass any kind of a healthcare bill just to protect the “brand”?

  • Hurst reappointed to financial board

    Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the reappointment of Michael George Hurst of Del Norte to the Financial Services Board.

  • Drivers fined for not buckling up

    From July 17 to 23, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period targeting rural areas.

  • Senators introduce cybersecurity bill

    On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-con

  • Lynne considering race for governor

    Colorado Lt. Governor and Chief Operating Officer Donna Lynne announced on August 1 she is actively exploring a run for governor in 2018.

  • MV Farmers Market Friday

    The Monte Vista Farmer’s Market this Friday, August 4th, offers a free Cooking Matters tour of the market.

  • Pancake breakfast is Saturday

    In conjunction with Del Norte’s Covered Wagon Days Val Alto Women’s Fellowship Club will host the 41st Pancake Breakfast Saturday.

  • 'Just Like Us' play times shared

    Flyers announcing “Just Like Us,” a play planned for August 25 and 26 in Carson Auditorium on the Adams State campus, inadvertently omitted the time for the performances.

  • SF market open on Fridays

    The Friday Market at the South Fork Visitors Center is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until about 2 p.m.

  • Free Cooking Matters tours offered

    Cooking Matters is offering FREE Farmers Market tours this weekend, Friday in Monte Vista and Saturday in Alamosa.

  • Red Cross shares assistance statistics

    The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responds to calls for assistance, on average, twice to three times a day. From flooding and house fires, or damage caused by weather, Red Cross volunteers respond to provide help and hope 24 hours a day and all

  • Use alternate access to hospital

    During construction on First Street in Alamosa, to get to the Emergency Department and SLVH Regional Medical Center, please use the main entrance to the hospital under the clock tower.

  • Republican women meet August 3

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet on Thursday, August 3rd, at 12 p.m. noon at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Senior center hosts groups, classes and fun trips

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens would like to thank all of those who donated items toward our Patio Sale and to those who came by and purchased them!!

  • Rhythms on the Rio looking for artists and volunteers 

    SOUTH FORK—The Rhythms on the Rio, taking place in South Fork on the banks of the Rio Grande August 4-6, is looking for a few more volunteers as they prepare to launch this weekend of fun, family and music!

  • Rotary seeks 4-H sale donors

    LA JARA — Attention Conejos County businesses and residents: The La Jara Rotary Club is again this year going to be participating in the 4-H Livestock Sale at Monte Vista on August 11.

  • Concert features renowned pianist

    SALIDA — On Saturday, August 5, Salida Aspen Concerts will present an evening of all-Romantic era music played by pianist Joyce Yang, who is often called the best of today’s young pianists.

  • Moffat Schools registration set

    MOFFAT — Moffat Schools will be holding registration for new students this year on Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school.

  • Emma Smith graduates from Fort Lewis

    DURANGO — Emma Smith, of Alamosa graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, April 29.

  • New collaboration aims to help families succeed

    VALLEY — Every parent and every family has had an obstacle in their life that has left them searching for a helping hand, and sometimes it’s the family one would least expect.

  • Alamosa council to meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Birth: Alex Joey Rendon

    ALAMOSA — Alex Joey Rendon was born July 17, 2017 at SLV Health to Allen and Kirsten Rendon of Alamosa.

  • Birth: Declan Kurt Guerrero

    MANASSA — Declan Kurt Guerrero was born July 10, 2017 at SLV Health to Rodrigo Guerrero Bravo and Talia Guerrero of Manassa.

  • Birth: Dakston Kyle Forster

    LA JARA — Dakston Kyle Forster was born July 21, 2017 at SLV Health to Kyle and Erin Forster of La Jara.

  • Tractor pull is Saturday at Ski Hi Park

    MONTE VISTA — SLV Fair presents the 2nd Annual Truck & Tractor Pull at noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Ski Hi Park, Monte Vista.

  • Tu Casa hosts Lunch and Learn Aug. 2

    ALAMOSA — Tu Casa, Inc. is hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, August 2, from 12-1 p.m. at the hospice building, located at 514 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Library to host 'Smurfs' movie

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community, Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library.”

  • ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ benefit planned August 12

    DEL NORTE—Please join the 11th Annual Rio Grande Hospital benefit “Keeping the Dream Alive” Saturday, Aug. 12.

  • Author to give Sunday museum program on WW I nurse diaries

    SAGUACHE — Join Alice S. Stephenson, BSN, RN, PN (retired) for the free Sunday program at 1:30 p.m. on August 6 at the Saguache County Museum.

  • Enjoy car show in Monte Vista

    MONTE VISTA— Fast Friends presents the Fourth Annual Steel Stampede Car Show and Gearhead Festival Saturday, July 29 in Monte Vista’s Chapman Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • CPW offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the entire month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

  • Adams State offers community enrichment opportunities

    ALAMOSA – Ever wanted to go to school without the commitment to assignments, projects or tests?

  • Applications accepted for WORK Act funds in CO

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has now begun the third phase of recruiting applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act.

  • Night of dance and music at Fort Garland Museum July 31

    FORT GARLAND — On Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m., the Seven Falls Dancers from Pueblo will be performing at Fort Garland Museum.

  • Win a 1982 Corvette

    ALAMOSA– Tickets are still available for a chance to win a classic 1982 Chevy Corvette offered by the Adams State University Grizzly Club as a fundraiser for scholarships for ASU student-athletes.

  • Potatoes USA shares recipes to use at home

    VALLEY — A key part of encouraging consumers to eat more potatoes in more ways, is showing consumers how they can do it at home.

  • Monte Vista HS shares important dates

    MONTE VISTA — Following are some important dates to keep in mind for parents and students of the Monte Vista High School.

  • County to accept yard waste near Manassa

    Conejos County will accept "Yard/Landscape Waste" at the East Manassa County property along Highway 142, approximately 4 .5 miles east of the town of Manassa, on the following days and times:

  • Saving Places Conference applications accepted

    VALLEY — As one of the major supporters of historical and cultural preservation in the San Luis Valley, the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area would like to encourage Valley locals to apply to be a presenter at the 21st annual Saving Places Conferenc

  • Early Iron donations sought

    Early Iron committee members have begun soliciting donations and car sponsorships for this year’s 37th annual SLV Early Iron Festival that will be held in Cole Park Sept. 1-3.

  • Farm market features peaches

    The 2017 Monte Vista Farmers Market is this Friday, July 28, and will continue each Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September on US Highway 160 across from the Information Center in downtown Monte Vista.

  • Small amount of water yields big benefits for landscapes

    STATEWIDE — Colorado State University’s study The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning is the first study of its kind in the state to quantify how much water landscapes use and their environmental, economic and social benefits.

  • Survey reveals positive consumer perceptions of agriculture in CO

    STATEWIDE — It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with Colorado State University (CS

  • Elk banquet planned

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host their annual banquet on Saturday, August 12th at the Rodeway Inn in Alamosa

  • Spay/neuter clinic set

    ANTONITO — A free spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 28-30, at the Antonito fire station.

  • Seniors hold patio sale

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens Patio Sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. July 27th, 28th & 29.

  • Birth: Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna

    SAN LUIS — Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna was born to Tony J. Ozuna and Mercy Montoya of San Luis on June 22, 2017, at SLV Health.

  • Stop by seniors’ patio sale

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Senior Center volunteers have worked diligently to prepare for the Patio Sale, which takes place on July 27-29 from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m

  • Please make sure pets are current with vaccinations

    VALLEY — Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it.

  • Taos Chamber Music Group announces its season

    TAOS — The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September 2017 through late May 2018.

  • Toastmasters invites new members

    There will be a free informational meeting for Toastmasters on Friday, July 28th at Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 52 El Rio Drive, Alamosa, at 6 p.m.

  • County officials meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet on Wed., July 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independent Way.

  • Birth: Thalia Fatima Ojeda

    LA JARA — Thalia Fatima Ojeda was born on July 12, 2017, at SLV Health to Ever and Grace Ojeda of La Jara.

  • Birth: Luis Nadiel Alvarado

    MONTE VISTA — Luis Nadiel Alvarado was born June 30, 2017, at SLV Health to Luis Alvarado and Shanaye Quirova of Monte Vista

  • Roadmap charts course for blended learning

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Empowered Learning unveiled on July 24 a statewide roadmap to assist Colorado educators, district leaders, and state policymakers support and expand the use of blended learning — a teacher-led instructional method or strategy that com

  • Go back to school with Spines

    ALAMOSA — Teachers, home schoolers and students of all ages are invited to look for classroom materials, textbooks, useful references, and good reads at the Friends of the Library August sale.

  • ‘Protecting Cultural Collections’ workshop set in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Western States and Territories WESTPAS Preservation Assistance Service plans webinars and workshops on “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery.”

  • Library ends summer program

    ALAMOSA — Folks of all ages are invited to the finale of the summer reading program at the Alamosa Public Library.

  • Community corrections meeting set

    ALAMOSA — The new owners of community corrections will hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Society Hall, 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa.

  • Alamosa hosts City Services Fair on July 26

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa would like to invite everyone to Cole Park on Wednesday, July 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the eighth annual City Services Fair with exhibits and free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. Call 589-2105 or go to www.

  • La Puente Outreach Services needs school supplies

    ALAMOSA — La Puente’s Outreach Services is now holding its eighth annual backpack drive to gather school supplies for SLV children in need and requests the public’s help.

  • Local students graduate from Adams State University

    ALAMOSA – At the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies, Adams State University awarded degrees to the following San Luis Valley students, who completed the necessary credit hours.

  • MV Class of 1977 reunion set

    MONTE VISTA — Attention Monte Vista Class of 1977, the 40th class reunion will be held July 29th and 30th.

  • Colcha class offered

    SAN LUIS — A beginning colcha stitching class will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center, San Luis, on Wednesday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

  • Archuleta memorial to be dedicated

    ANTONITO — A dedication/memorial (sponsored by the Senior Class of 2017), for former teacher and coach Gerald Archuleta will be held this Friday, July 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Conejos School District track and field area.

  • SLV REC board meets July 25

    MONTE VISTA — The SLV REC board will meet on Tuesday, July 25, at the headquarters office located at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • No Tb tests, immunizations on Tuesday in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health Department will not be doing Tb tests or immunizations on Tuesday, July 25, due to staff training.

  • Alamosa Farmers' Market offers kids activities on Saturday

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State

  • Vote for favorite art piece

    ALAMOSA — The public is invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award among the 2017 “Alamosa ArtScape” sculptures located throughout the central downtown area

  • Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour planned

    VALLEY — The Creede Arts Council (CAC), and area artists are proud to present the 14th Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour on Saturday, August 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Fort Garland hosts Lucian Maxwell talk

    FORT GARLAND — On Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, Harriet Freiberger will discuss her book, “Lucian Maxwell: Villain or Visionary.”

  • Weekends on the Rio schedule shared

    ALAMOSA — Come out this Sunday, July 23rd for a day full of outdoor fun at Cole Park, Rio Grande Farm Park, and on the Rio Grande.

  • Mobility workshop set for July 26

    ALAMOSA — A free Mobility Workshop sponsored by SLV Health takes place at the Alamosa Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, July 26th at 11 a.m.

  • Benefit Frito Pie Dinner set Saturday

    MANASSA — St. Joseph’s Parish will serve a benefit Frito Pie Dinner on Saturday, July 22.

  • No 'Summer Event,' but Santa Ana set in San Luis

    Come to San Luis this weekend for the Santa Ana & Santiago Festival, planned for July 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

  • Foster to perform Mountain Rails concert July 22-23

    ALAMOSA —Legendary singer-songwriter Radney Foster is playing two days at the Fir Summit Amphitheater on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

  • Local literary magazine seeks submissions

    ALAMOSA — For eight years, the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library has published a literary magazine called “Messages from the Hidden Lake,” which features local writers and photographers from here in the San Luis Valley.

  • CRT Kid Show opens July 20

    CREEDE — The KID Show presents “I, Mac(kers)” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20-22, at Creede Repertory Theatre’s The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.

  • Prevent bear attacks

    STATEWIDE - After several recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a sleeping camper in Boulder County, July 9, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is stressing education as one of the most effective ways to p

  • Fire BBQ is Saturday

    MOSCA — Mosca-Hooper Fire Department will hold their annual B.B.Q. on Saturday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at the Mosca-Hooper Firehouse.

  • Diabetes walk set July 22

    MONTE VISTA — Community Walk to STOP Diabetes, supporting the American Diabetes Association and hosted by Farm Fresh Direct of America, will be held on July 22 at 8 a.m. (check-in from 7:15-7:30 a.m.) at Chapman Park, Monte Vista.

  • Event set in San Luis

    SAN LUIS — Adelante San Luis, a grassroots resident lead team working on health inequities in the Culebra Villages of San Luis, invites the community to a free “Summer Event” on Sat. July 22.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Pool tournaments offer noisy fun

    ALAMOSA — I love Pool Tournament days! Excitement crackles in the air as we welcome new and old friends.

  • Quartet to play in Salida

    SALIDA — The Pacifica Quartet will play works by Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich at its concert July 22 at Salida High School Auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

  • Photos requested

    VALLEY — Attention Photographers: Rio Grande County Tourism Board is looking for high quality photographs that photographers would be willing to let the tourism board use for advertising purposes.

  • Headwaters Music Festival planned

    CREEDE — On August 26 and 27, Creede will host the second annual Headwaters Music Festival celebrating the historic mining town of Creede as an excellent live music venue.

  • STEM lab installed at Sargent school

    SARGENT — Sargent is excited to partner with Paxton/Patterson who has provided learning systems to schools for the past 20 years, to provide a state-of-the-art STEM lab!

  • Broadband infrastructure grants offered

    The Broadband Deployment Board, which manages the Colorado Broadband Fund within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that it is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure grants, now through September 12.

  • Taos announces young artists concerts

    Taos School of Music Young Artists Concert will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. at the Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley.

  • Museum hosts WASP program

    On Sunday, July 23rd, please plan to attend the free program at 1:30 p.m. at the Saguache County Museum.

  • Serve on weed district board

    The Conejos County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested individuals who may be willing to serve on the Conejos County Weed District Board.

  • Bike 2 Build planned Saturday

    Habitat for Humanity is hosting Bike 2 Build, the San Luis Valley Century on Saturday, July 22nd. Pedal 35-miles, a Metric Century or a 100-mile Century embraced by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains.

  • City meets on July 19

    The Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Tri-County hosts sale

    Tri-County Senior Citizens & Housing, Inc., 311 Washington St. Monte Vista, will hold a yard & bake sale on Friday, July 21, at 8 a.m. Call 852-5778.

  • Justice center ground-breaking is Wednesday

    Alamosa County will break ground on the new judicial center at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at 8955 Independence Way.

  • CO unveils new learning tools

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Early Childhood has partnered with local celebrity presenters Stephen Brackett of the Flobots and radio personality Issa Lopez to release new resources for parents designed to support childr

  • Great Sand Dunes announces summer and fall special events

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes has planned a list of events in July through September that will welcome authors, artists, and photographers. All events are free of charge. Entrance fees into the park are $15 per vehicle and valid for seven days.

  • Grant makes Azusa Pacific University Deans’ List

    AZUSA, Calif. — Alamosa resident and Azusa Pacific University student Curran Grant made the academic Deans’ List at APU.

  • Guitarist to play Latin American, European music in Salida

    SALIDA — Guitarist Colin Davin will play Latin American and European music at Salida Aspen Concerts’ second performance of the year Saturday, July 15, at Salida High School, 26 Jones Avenue.

  • Tipton's Water Rights Protection Act passes House

    Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bill to protect privately held water rights and uphold state water law passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Gaining Responsibility On Water (GROW) Act of 2017 (H.R. 23) on Wednesday.

  • Colorado's Bennet, Gardner applaud House passage of RACE for Children Act

    U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Wednesday applauded the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the RACE for Children Act as part of the FDA User Fees reauthorization bi

  • Week honors state's probation officers

    Probation officers and other Colorado professionals who help ensure public safety and provide services to crime victims while holding offenders accountable will be honored during the 2017 Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision week.

  • Blood drive is Saturday

    A community blood drive will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school building next to the Alamosa Seventh-day Adventist Church, Craft and Clark (north of the McDonald’s intersection.)

  • Lodge shares thank-you dinner

    Rocky Mountain Lodge is hosting a thank you potluck dinner for all the firefighters who came up and helped with the fire at Rocky Mountain Lodge on June 2.

  • Swap items at 'Freecycle'

    College Heights Baptist Church on the corner of Victoria and Church Avenues in Alamosa will host a “Freecycle” event this Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • 'Families, farms, friends' stampede parade theme

    MONTE VISTA— The Stampede Parade Committee announced the theme for this year’s parades will be “Families, Farms, & Friends.”

  • BLM requests input for future planning

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is requesting ideas and input on how the agency can make its land use planning procedures and environmental reviews timelier and less costly, as well as ensure its responsiveness to local

  • Webinar set on water

    VALLEY -- Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Ag Water NetWORK will host a webinar highlighting the interrelationship between agricultural water rights and irrigation efficiency on Wed., July 26, at 12 p.m.

  • RGCM hosts artist reception

    DEL NORTE— Rio Grande County Museum will host a reception on July 15 for Saguache artist, Wade Collins.

  • Maestas graduates from CSU-Pueblo

    PUEBLO – Russel R. Maestas of San Luis graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo this spring.

  • AG warns of immigration scam

    STATEWIDE– On July 11 Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman was joined by Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, and community leaders from I Drive Colorado, and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, to a

  • Enjoy Colorado cherries

    STATEWIDE – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Learn about computers at senior center in Alamosa

    One of the cool (& free) things offered each Friday at the Alamosa Senior Center is a computer consultation class with retired computer specialist, Linda Falkenthal.

  • Enter open classes at the San Luis Valley Fair

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Fair invites all Valley residents to show in the open classes at the area fair this summer.

  • MV Farmers market opens

    The 2017 Monte Vista Farmers Market starts on Friday, July 14, and will continue each Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through September.

  • Resort hosts arts and crafts fair

    On Saturday, July 15, Mountain Views RV Resort in Creede will host an Arts & Crafts Fair at the Elk Lodge on the grounds of the RV Park and Resort. Artists and vendors are invited to participate to show and sell their crafts.

  • Alamosa officials meet July 12

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m. at Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way with agenda items including bid selection for the Mosca Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Project.

  • Old Spanish Trail weekend event planned

    The La Vereda del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association is hosting a Special Trail Event. There is no charge except for campsites.

  • Stay prepared for wildfire season

    Wildfire season is here. Last year, nearly 129,495 acres were affected by wildfire in Colorado.

  • Alamosa library hosts fun events on Wednesday

    Kids are invited to "Build a Better World" at the Alamosa Public Library this summer!

  • Protect from ticks and mosquitoes in Valley

    VALLEY — The first 2017 human case of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus was confirmed in Colorado last week, and ticks are also getting some attention in parts of the San Luis Valley as well this year.

  • Locals named to UNC Dean’s List

    GREELEY — Local students have been named to the Dean’s List of Distinction (Dean’s List) in recognition of their outstanding scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Birth: Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna

    SAN LUIS — Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna was born to Tony J. Ozuna and Eilan M. Montoya of San Luis on June 22, 2017, at SLV Health.

  • Weed mapping begins

    ALAMOSA COUNTY — Alamosa County has contracted with Casias Mapping and Spraying to map all the weeds in the Northwest Weed District.”

  • Colorado State Fair entries accepted

    PUEBLO – The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the fair.

  • Alamosa Senior Citizens: Independence Day was Grandad’s birthday too

    I hope everyone enjoyed a fun filled, joyous, scrumptious and safe time celebrating our wonderful country’s Independence Day.

  • AG candidate Phil Weiser will be in Alamsoa today

    Attorney General Candidate Phil Weiser will hold a meet and greet in Alamosa County at the Campus Cafe on Poncha Avenue on Friday, July 7, at 8 a.m.

  • Saguache museum presents Karen Ballentine

    Karen Ballentine of 19th-Century News will be presenting a free program on Sunday, July 9th, at 1:30 p.m., and will be doing a book signing. Karen has written books about Alamosa, the San Luis Valley, and is currently working on a book about Spook City,

  • Tip A Cop is Sunday at Chili's

    Chili’s Tip A Cop benefit for Special Olympics Colorado athletes will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 12-8 p.m. at Chili’s in Alamosa.

  • SdC board to meet July 11

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tuesday, July 11 at 8751 Lane 7 North Mosca in the library, with an executive session from 6-6:30 p.m. and an open session starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Power through summer with potatoes

    VALLEY — With the arrival of summer is comes the season of outdoor adventure. From days spent playing in the sun or taking hikes in the mountains, folks will need the right fuel to power their performance – and potatoes are the perfect pick.

  • Limited free elk hunts available this fall in Colorado

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Crooked Wash Ranch are offering a few big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of free, unguided elk hunts on ranch property this fall. Details and qualification requirements are listed below.

  • Farmers' market begins July 8

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa for its first market of 2017 on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • Library presents 'Unearthed'

    Kids of all ages are invited to the Alamosa Public Library on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m. for a presentation by the CU Natural History Museum "Unearthed," a hands-on history event.

  • Reunion set at Centauri

    The Centauri High School Class of 1967 will hold their 50-year class reunion on July 21 and 22.

  • Friends of the refuges meet July 8

    The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will hold their annual meeting Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Crestone.

  • Music students present concert tonight at Leon Memorial, ASU

    ALAMOSA — Students from the 2017 Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will be performing a Gala Concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st, in the Leon Memorial on the Adams State University campus.

  • College for Kids comes to Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — For the first time Trinidad State will offer its popular College for Kids program in Alamosa in July.

  • VHL holds adoption day on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — The Valley Humane League will be having an adoption day on Saturday, July 1st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Big R in Alamosa.

  • Flag raising ceremony set

    LA JARA — A sunrise flag raising and program will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Jara at 5:45 a.m.

  • Hampton Inn awarded Certificate of Excellence

    ALAMOSA — Hampton Inn by Hilton Alamosa has received a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

  • Birth: Diego Alejandro Recinos

    LA JARA — Diego Alejandro Recinos was born June 6, 2017, at SLV Health to Werner Yovani Recinos Lemus and Samantha Vanessa Recinos of La Jara.

  • Birth: Liam Anthony Velasquez

    MONTE VISTA — Liam Anthony Velasquez was born on June 13, 2017, at SLV Health to Martin Velasquez and Chelsea Carleo of Monte Vista.

  • Thrillers featured in library sale

    ALAMOSA — Rock ‘em, sock ‘em thrillers in the war and spy section at Spines will be on special at the Friends of the Alamosa Library July 8th sale, two for the price of one.

  • Reed recently honored at SkillsUSA Championships

    LOUISVILLE, Kty. — A career and technical student in Colorado won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 21-22.

  • Headwaters Music Festival planned for August 26-27

    CREEDE — On August 26 and 27, Creede will host the second annual Headwaters Music Festival celebrating the historic mining town of Creede as an excellent live music venue.

  • ‘Protecting Cultural Collections’ workshop set

    ALAMOSA — Western States and Territories WESTPAS Preservation Assistance Service plans webinars and workshops on “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery.”

  • Library hosts special guest

    Youth are invited to "Build a Better World" at the Alamosa Public Library this summer. On Wednesday, June 28, the program is “Ann Lincoln” at 10 a.m.

  • Veterans meeting set for June 30th

    ALAMOSA– A quarterly Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting will be held Friday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1877 Old Sanford Rd.

  • Ladies Aid bazaar, rummage sale set July 12-13 in Creede

    CREEDE—The Ladies Aid Society of Creede will host their Annual Bazaar and Rummage Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13 at the City Gym.

  • Food safety class offered

    MONTE VISTA — A food safety class for cottage food producers will be taught on Thursday, June 29th, at 1:30 p.m. in Monte Vista at the CSU Extension Office located at 1899 E Hwy 160 (on the Monte Vista Coop property).

  • Ag secretaries issue joint statement

    Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement at th

  • Library to show 'Moana'

    Free to the community Alamosa Public Library invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library.” Join in some good old fashion movie time.

  • Democratic party chair in Alamosa

    The Colorado Democrats Statewide Listening Tour and Training with Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll will stop in Alamosa on Saturday, July 1 from 12-2 p.m. at the Alamosa Recreation Center.

  • Volunteer day set for train

    The Locomotive 169/Car B-1 Restoration Team will have its monthly Volunteer Day this Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is accepting nominations

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) begins its “Call for Nominations” for its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

  • Play it safe on the RG National Forest this Fourth of July

    MONTE VISTA — July 4th is fast approaching and with it the busiest month of the year on the Rio Grande National Forest. The following are a few tips to ensure your visit is fun and safe.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Branson trip still has openings

    Looking for a fabulous holiday trip at a great price? Look no further. The Alamosa Senior Center presents: A Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza!

  • Nonprofit Collaboration Summit is October 12

    ALAMOSA -— Save the date for the 2nd Annual SLV Nonprofit Collaboration Summit on Thursday, Oct. 12 at River of Life Church

  • Note upcoming Farm Service Agency deadlines

    USDA's Farm Service Agency's (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers that the acreage reporting deadline for crop year 2017 spring seeded crops is Monday, July 17.

  • South Fork hosts music soiree on July 4th weekend

    The South Fork Music Association will be putting on a gathering to gear up for the Rhythms on the Rio Festival later in August. This mini fest will kick off during South Fork’s July 4 weekend festivities.

  • USCIS introduces redesigned form for green card applicants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on June 26 published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting

  • Bingo set at KC Hall

    Knights of Columbus Alamosa will hold bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.

  • MV school board meets June 29

    The Monte Vista school board meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at 395 East Prospect Avenue for a public hearing and action on the 2017-2018 budget.

  • City shares holiday trash routes

    The City of Alamosa shares its Independence Day 2017 Sanitation and Recycling Schedule: For Tuesday, July 4, the commercial route will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5, and the residential routes will run one day late, and Friday’s route July 7th will b

  • Parade entry deadline is today

    The 2017 Alamosa Independence Day Parade is coming soon. The theme for this year’s event is "Heroes Among Us." The parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th and the registration deadline is Tuesday, June 27, at 5 p.m., no exceptions.

  • County officials meet June 28

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way

  • Music conservatory faculty to perform concert

    Faculty of the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will perform a concert on Wednesday evening, June 28th, at 7 p.m. in the Leon Memorial on the Adams State University campus. The public is welcome to attend.

  • Elks hamburger fry is Monday

    ALAMOSA — BPOE Elks 1297 in Alamosa is planning a hamburger fry for Elks members, families and guests at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26.

  • '5 wishes' presentation set

    MONTE VISTA — Steve Hunzeker from Rogers Funeral Home will be at Tri-County Senior Citizens to talk about “5 wishes, a final gift” on June 27 at 7 p.m.

  • Band invites new members

    ALAMOSA — The Valley Community Band invites community members to join the band.

  • Blue Peaks holds open house

    ALAMOSA — Blue Peaks Developmental Services invites the public to attend an open house and public forum to be held on June 28 .

  • Former resident speaks for CCA convention

    GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction with more than 600 people in attendance.

  • Ground-breaking set

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa invites the public to the ground-breaking ceremony for the Multi-Purpose Pavilion/Ice Rink at 2242 Old Sanford Road on Tues., June 27, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Parade celebrates heroes

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that the 2017 Fourth of July parade theme is “Heroes Among Us.”

  • Deer, elk management meetings planned

    GUNNISON — Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is starting work to update big-game management plans in the Gunnison Basin. The public is invited to meetings where the planning efforts will be discussed.

  • Birth: Raven Brooke Hunter

    MOSCA — Raven Brooke Hunter was born June 20, 2017, at SLV Health to Gunther Hunter and Karissa Ann Wright of Mosca.

  • Birth: Clay David Bechaver

    MANASSA — Clay David Bechaver was born June 16, 2017, at SLV Health to Eddie and Chelsea Bechaver of Manassa.

  • Birth: Remington James McNeil

    PUEBLO — Remington James McNeil was born May 5, 2017 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo to Thomas and Jessie McNeil of Pueblo

  • Don’t kiss your chickens: commonsense tips for poultry owners

    VALLEY- During long summer evenings in the back yard, urban farmers and their neighbors enjoy watching their chickens amble about the backyard and listening to their clucking conversations.

  • Bike to Work Day planned June 28

    STATEWIDE – June is Bike Month in Colorado and the highlight is next week’s Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28, when Coloradans are encouraged to put their feet to the pedals and leave their motor vehicle at home.

  • Gallery show opens in Questa June 24

    QUESTA, N.M. — On the 24th of June come to OCHO Gallery in Questa, N.M., for an inspirational show of artwork created by more than 45 different artists during the Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out.

  • Alert: Why water and contact lenses don’t mix

    STATEWIDE — Looking to escape the summer heat, Americans will flock to local pools, waterparks, or larger bodies of water for a day of relaxing relief or to play water sports. However, contact lens wearers sometimes break important sanitation rules and ri

  • Weight Loss that Works class set

    LA JARA —Area Extension Agent Mary Ellen Fleming will be teaching a weight loss class beginning on June 27th (Tuesdays) at 4:30 p.m. at the Public Health Office (Nurses Office) in La Jara.

  • Enjoy mac'n cheese dinner

    MONTE VISTA — Tri-County Senior Citizens and Housing, 311 Washington Street, Monte Vista, will host a Mac’n Cheese Dinner.

  • Fajita dinner set June 30

    DEL NORTE—Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, will host a fajita Mexican dinner.

  • Blood drive set in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Rotary Club will sponsor an Alamosa community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

  • Lightning preparedness: When thunder roars, go indoors!

    STATEWIDE — Lightning strikes the ground in Colorado more than a half million times each year and with many folks participating in outdoor summer activities, it is important to learn how to protect from lightning hazards.

  • Training grants available for businesses through TSJC

    VALLEY — Businesses in southern Colorado with training needs may qualify for financial help through the Colorado First & Existing Industry (CFEI) grants program.

  • Salida Aspen Concerts announced starting in July

    SALIDA — Salida Aspen Concerts will present an array of international classical music stars in the 2017 season, including bassist/composer Edgar Meyer, pianist Joyce Yang, violinist William Hagen with pianist Orion Weiss, guitarist Colin Davin, and the Pa

  • San Luis Colchas featured in major exhibit throughout the summer in Taos

    TAOS, N.M. — The Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center is collaborating with La Hacienda de los Martinez Museum of Taos, New Mexico on their colcha folk art exhibit, “Colcha Embroidery: Traditional to Contemporary.”

  • Diverse potato recipes making menus and news

    VALLEY — Summer has begun, and it just might be the season of the spud!

  • Prescribed burn planned on Rio Grande Forest

    The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn during the week of June 26 on the Conejos Peak Ranger District in the Alamaditas area 15 miles southwest of La Jara.

  • Governor reappoints Rudder, Wade to state board, council

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced boards and commissions including the re-appointment of Bennie Jack Rudder to the Board of Veterans' Affairs and William Wade to the Developmental Disabilities Council.

  • Commodities to be distributed in Alamosa on Thursday

    The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place on Thursday, June 22rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse – 8735 Independence Drive, just north of the Department of Human Serv

  • Children's Theater Camp Will be held this weekend

    The San Luis Valley Theatre Company is offering a Children's Theater Camp on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, for 8-12-year-olds.

  • Farmer's Market welcomes vendor applications

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market seeks vendors for two market sites for the 2017 season.

  • ASU trustees hold retreat

    The Board of Trustees for Adams State University will hold a meeting/retreat June 21-23 at The Windsor Hotel, 625 Grand Avenue, Del Norte.

  • Author to speak in Saguache

    SAGUACHE — The public is invited to a book signing and free program at the Saguache County Museum on Sunday, June 25th at 1:30 p.m.

  • Grain bin safety training set

    MONTE VISTA — Two grain bin safety trainings will be held on June 26th at the Monte Vista Fire Department, 401 Broadway.

  • CSU hosts LDZ Youth Leadership Legislative Session

    FORT COLLINS — As part of its ongoing mission to educate the next generation of Latino leaders through its innovative immersive-disruptive learning model, the National Hispanic Institute will be bringing 150 students from six states (Colorado, Florida, Il

  • Entertainer Isley to inject Gunnison with humor in July

    GUNNISON — For a man who spends much of his life on the rodeo trail, entertainer Keith Isley feels right at home inside the arena.

  • National Heritage Areas launch new tour

    ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, in collaboration with Colorado’s two other National Heritage Areas, has created a new tour highlighting Colorado’s rich culture and heritage.

  • Local Pizza Huts support Gary Sinise Foundation

    VALLEY – WKRP Management, LLC., a franchisee of Pizza Hut, has announced a fundraiser to help support the Gary Sinise Foundation.

  • Join wagon train

    CHAFFEE COUNTY — Join the Chaffee County Wagon Train on Saturday, June 24, for a one-day trip across historic Colorado ranchlands from Nathrop to the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds.

  • Picnic with law officers

    Enjoy a “Picnic in the Park with Law Enforcement.” The Alamosa Police Department will be cooking hamburgers in Cole Park, the second street entrance, in Alamosa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

  • Enjoy car show in Alamosa

    Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family at Alamosa's Cole Park with the free 23rd Annual Rollin' Deep Car Show on Sunday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring low rider custom cars and motorcycles, all makes, models and years.

  • View Gunnison elk management plan

    The elk management plan for Data Analysis Unit E25, which consists of Game Management Units 66 and 67, has been completed and the document is now available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site.

  • Alamosa Elks celebrate Flag Day, Fathers Day on Sunday

    ALAMOSA — While June 14 was Flag Day on the calendar, the Alamosa Elks Lodge is planning a special celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18 for both Old Glory and the dads in our midst

  • Huge garage sale will benefit Kiwanis projects

    MONTE VISTA — Come to the Monte Vista Kiwanis Club garage sale and help support community projects.

  • AHS Class of ’77 seeks classmates

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Class of ‘77 is planning their 40th class reunion Aug 11 & 12th.

  • Community Open Studio class offered this fall

    ALAMOSA – Relieve tension and stress while creating art. The Adams State University Art Department will offer a community open studio in the fall 2017 semester.

  • SLV farm to school program awarded grant

    VALLEY – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) announced that the San Luis Valley (SLV) Local Foods Coalition will receive $99,866 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund farm to school programs in the SL

  • 23rd Bicycle Tour Colorado to make stops in Valley

    VALLEY — The San Luis Valley will welcome another group of bicyclists as the 23rd annual Bicycle Tour Colorado features the San Luis Valley loop.

  • Domestic sheep to graze in Creede area

    CREEDE — One thousand ewes, with lambs by their sides, will be spending time on the Rio Grande National Forest south and west of Creede this summer grazing under a new pasture rotation.

  • Quilt show set from June 23-25

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Quilt Guild’s annual show will be presented June 23-25 at the Rodeway Inn, 333 Santa Fe Ave. (E. Hwy. 160).

  • Summer swimming safety shared

    VALLEY — Make sure summer fun isn’t spoiled by recreational water illness. Even the best maintained pools can spread germs, so it is important to do your part to help stop germs from getting into the pool in the first place.

  • San Luis Valley Daniels scholars to attend SHIFT

    VALLEY — The Daniels Scholarship Program is proud to announce the 2017 Class of Daniels Scholars.

  • PaintCare hosts free paint recycling events throughout SLV

    VALLEY — This summer, households and businesses across Colorado will have the opportunity to drop off leftover house paint, stain and varnish for free at “Paint Sweep” events being conducted in numerous towns including three San Luis Valley locations.

  • Alamosa seniors host fun trips

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens are having a patio sale July 27-29.

  • Midsommar event at museum

    DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande County Museum will be having a “Midsommar” celebration on Saturday, June 24th, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • County to open bids

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Roundtable meets today

    The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable meets today, June 13, from 2-5 p.m. at the SLV Water Conservancy District, 623 Fourth Street, Alamosa.

  • Wish Lester well on Thursday

    Helen Lester is retiring as the executive director of Hospice del Valle as of July 1.

  • South Conejos offers free summer meals

    ANTONITO — South Conejos School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

  • Alamosa library hosts essential oils workshop

    ALAMOSA — Come to the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., for a free, hands-on workshop: “Cleaning with Essential Oils.”

  • Local students awarded credit union scholarships

    ALAMOSA — Two students from Alamosa County are among 10 students statewide to be awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation.

  • Birth—Jaxon Jeremiah Tate Osmon

    MONTE VISTA — Jaxon Jeremiah Tate Osmon was born on May 26, 2017, at SLV Health to Jay Osmon and Maggie Osmon of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Kylee Bernice Guttierrez

    ALAMOSA — Kylee Bernice Guttierrez was born May 30, 2017 at SLV Health to Patrick Guttierrez Jr. and Yestly Guttierrez of Alamosa.

  • Birth — Adonai Jzoulyz Rodriguez

    ALAMOSA — Adonai Jzoulyz Rodriguez was born on May 31, 2017, at SLV Health in Alamosa to Gerardo Rodriguez and Angelina Marine Rodriguez of Alamosa.

  • How to prepare for the 2017 wildfire season

    In April, Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control issued its 2017 wildfire outlook for the state. Models currently indicate that the state can expect an average or possibly even below average wildfire season.

  • Tipton congratulates service academy grads

    Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) congratulated U.S. Service Academy graduates from the 3rd Congressional District on Wednesday. Tipton nominated the seven 2017 graduates to the service academies in 2012.

  • Race and festival planned along the Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project (RGHRP) and the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee (WCRC), a project of the Headwaters Alliance, are partnering to host their annual fundraiser, the Runoff Runoff, on June 17.

  • Bennet, Gardner announce potato research grant

    Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week announced that Colorado State University (CSU) will receive $264,600 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the spread of pathogens in U.S potato crops.

  • Tipton votes to support CHOICE Act

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act (H.R. 10), on Thursday, a bill that would reform the financial regulatory system in the face of the s

  • Alternative routes shared during Ride the Rockies

    As Alamosa hosts the beginning leg of the Ride the Rockies cycling tour this Sunday, June 11, which will host 2,000 cyclists, staff and volunteers, motorists in the San Luis Valley may want to use these alternate routes.

  • Agriculture commissioner discusses farm census

    Agriculture is built on iconic images of golden fields and livestock grazing in the pastures but there is also a complex string of business structures that can make information gathering difficult.

  • Brand assessments due to CDA by June 30

    Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado’s livestock industry and are an important part of the state’s history and culture.

  • Grant will fund first evaluation of Farm to School program

    Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) announced that Colorado State University has received $499,420 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct the first national evaluation of the Farm to School program

  • New program compensates Colorado forest protection

    Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

  • Lukondi graduates from Colorado College

    Austin Lukondi, of Alamosa graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in education and sociology.

  • Silent auction to benefit food projects

    Conejos Clean Water will be holding a silent auction reception on Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Health Center, Valley-Wide Health Systems, 10th & Dahlia Street in Antonito.

  • Community party set Friday in Alamosa

    Join the Alamosa Kiwanis Club and Alamosa Parks and Recreation to celebrate Alamosa and the arrival of the 2017 D