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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Valley Calendar

The latest events happening in the San Luis Valley.

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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

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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 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

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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 Change@ application and give them another reason to celebrate.

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Wildwood hosts Lliam Christy concert

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

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Join Fort Garland for Fun Fridays starting April 7

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

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Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs

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

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Wolf Creek shares Fun Race results hosted last Saturday

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

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Society Hall hosts Pint & A Half for CD release show

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

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Conservation legacy internship awarded

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

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Library shows Rael photos of San Antonio Mountain

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

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Sangre de Cristo heritage area hosts musical celebration

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

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SLV residents honored at CEMA conference

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

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Cohn recognized for educational leadership

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

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The story continues to be great for Jandy Stelter

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

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The 'exploding' middle class lecture planned for April 11

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

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Foundation supports Rio Grande Water Fund

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

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

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

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Area youth spring into Rio Water Camp

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

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Will Act for Change presents Breaking the Silence After

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

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Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

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

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Family still seeking 'justice for Jacque'

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

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Be alert at RR crossings

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

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Library to celebrate 115th

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

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Three Classics opens March 14 at Adams State

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

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ASU holds Piedra Pump Climbing

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

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Sparks are flying at Trinidad State Junior College

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

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Guest pianist will perform at ASU

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

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Hoffman is mentor at Climate Training

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

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'Ten Finger Tapping' featured at Wildwood Sounds March 19

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

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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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  • 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 Denver Post Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour.

  • GED graduation planned Saturday

    Trinidad State’s General Education Development (GED) program will graduate 17 students on Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Valley Campus Courtyard, at 1011 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Monte Vista HS reunions searching for classmates

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista High School (MVHS) class of 1957 is having their 60th class reunion during Ski Hi Stampede, July 29 and 30.

  • Free meals offered through summer

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa schools are once again providing nutritious summer meals at no charge for all children and teens.

  • Spay/neuter clinic set

    ALAMOSA — A free spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, at the Alamosa County road and bridge building, 8663 County Road 109 South, Alamosa

  • Elks host bike safety day

    MONTE VISTA— Monte Vista Elks Lodge will host a Bike Rodeo Safety Day on Saturday, June 10 at Fullenweider Park from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Volunteers needed for emergency drill

    VALLEY — Public health agencies in the San Luis Valley are looking for volunteers to help test their emergency plans at two Point of Dispensing (POD) sites that will be open to the public.

  • Celebrate National Dairy Month

    June is National Dairy Month!

  • Smith named to Fort Lewis Dean’s List

    DURANGO — Emma Smith of Alamosa was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester.

  • Nominate a librarian for ALA award

    VALLEY — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes the public service contributions that librarians make in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelon

  • Taylor on Hastings College Dean’s List

    HASTINGS, Neb. – Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its spring 2017 semester.

  • Move Mountains Summer Youth Leadership Program set

    SAN LUIS – The 4th Annual Move Mountains Summer Youth Leaderships Program will begin July 5-31 and will employee 10 Centennial High School youth.

  • Seniors plan fun trips in June

    ALAMOSA — Thank you to those who stopped by to support the Alamosa Senior Citizens Ice Cream Float Sale last weekend and to our wonderful volunteers who helped make it possible!

  • Free healthy living training planned

    ALAMOSA— The “Leader Training- Healthier Living Colorado” four-day class will be held June 19-23 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, 1919 Main in Alamosa.

  • English Valley road tour planned

    DEL NORTE—The La Vereda del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association is sponsoring a geologic road tour of English Valley which is located a few miles northwest of Del Norte near the Old Spanish Trail.

  • Center High School second semester honor roll announced

    CENTER — Following is the 2016-17 Center High School 2nd Semester Honor Roll:

  • Alamosa High School releases honor roll

    ALAMOSA — Following is the second semester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year for Alamosa High School:

  • Saguache museum hosts Sunday program

    SAGUACHE — The public is invited to the Saguache County Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Free Program on June 4 at 1:30 p.m.

  • SLV SteamShop to host workshop on June 17

    ALAMOSA – The SLV SteamShop MakerSpace, located behind Ortega Middle School, will host an introductory jewelry-scale pewter casting workshop with waste-molds and cuttlebones from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 17.

  • Valley students earn degrees from UNC

    GREELEY — Alamosa residents were among those who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2017 commencement ceremonies May 5-6.

  • Sellman graduates from Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN, CT — On May 28, Noah Sellman of Alamosa graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA degree in film. He received honors in film studies.

  • Stults on honors list

    SEWARD, Neb. — Grace Stults of Monte Vista was one of 241 students named to Concordia University, Nebraska’s honors list for the spring 2017 semester.

  • Forest Service to host tree planting day

    The Gunnison Ranger District (RD) of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Community Tree Planting Day to allow members of the public to plant tree seedlings in an area severely impacted by the Spr

  • Pet and livestock owners cautioned about rabid skunks

    So far this year, 34 rabid skunks have been confirmed in nine Colorado counties.

  • Rural Immersion Week planned in RGC

    Health professions students who have expressed an interest in future rural practice will be spending five days in Rio Grande County learning about and investigating all aspects of small town personal, professional, and community life.

  • Donate to food bank

    The Monte Vista Emergency Food Bank is in need of the following food items: cereal, canned beans (all varieties), packets of powdered milk, pasta, spaghetti sauce, hamburger helper and cake mixes.

  • Apply today for Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory

    ALAMOSA — The Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will be held June 25 to July 1 on the Adams State University campus in Alamosa.

  • Cancer center ceremony set

    The public is invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony for SLV Health's expanded cancer center at 106 Blanca Avenue, Alamosa on June 6 at 10 a.m.

  • Republican women meet June 1

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet this Thursday, June 1, at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant at 12 p.m. noon in Alamosa. Program will be a guest speaker.

  • Holiday trash routes set

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

  • Veteran assistance offered

    VALLEY — La Puente’s Outreach Services Program is looking to assist veterans in the San Luis Valley with services including rental assistance, medical and non-medical gas vouchers, household provisions, interview or work clothing, tuition assistance and j

  • 'No spray list' deadline June 7

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Road and Bridge will be starting its annual roadside noxious weed spraying June 12.

  • Spay/neuter clinic planned

    ALAMOSA — A free spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11

  • Talk to MV school board

    MONTE VISTA — On Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. at 395 East Prospect Avenue, Monte Vista, there will be a special meeting of the Monte Vista School board.

  • Wildfire seminar is June 2

    A wildfire preparation seminar will be held at the Conejos River Ranch on June 2.

  • Unlimited fishing at Trujillo Meadows

    MONTE VISTA — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has authorized an emergency fish salvage at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir.

  • Dinner theater set

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Theatre Company presents its next dinner theatre play, “Murder: The Final Frontier” at The Rodeway Inn, 333 Santa Fe Ave, in Alamosa on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Alamosa students graduate from Northwestern College

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Kara Gesink and Alissa Sinclair are among 267 graduates to receive bachelor’s degrees at Northwestern College’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13.

  • McDonald graduates from Cornell College

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa —Austin McDonald from Del Norte graduated from Cornell College on May 14.

  • Birth: Kaydee Ann Crowther

    LA JARA — Kaydee Ann Crowther was born May 6, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Lee and Michelle Crowther of La Jara.

  • Sinclair’s work published

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Alissa Sinclair, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is among 24 students who have had their writing or artwork published in Northwestern’s literary arts magazine, Spectrum.

  • Equine health updates shared for Colorado

    In an effort to prevent confusion, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing an update on three separate equine health concerns currently affecting horses in Colorado.

  • Youth summer employment opportunity offered

    The San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is accepting applications from young men and women to participate in the 2017 San Luis Valley Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program.

  • The status of honeybees-what's the buzz?

    Bee pollinators play a crucial role in natural and agricultural ecosystems and contribute more than $200 billion in revenue from vegetable, fruit and nut production in the United States.

  • CSU-Pueblo announces 2017 Spring Dean's List

    Several of the 1,095 students named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo are from the San Luis Valley.

  • Spring Fling deadline is June 1

    MOFFAT — The 2017 Annual Spring Fling Fund-raiser will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, June 10, at the Moffat School.

  • Special school board meeting

    LA JARA — A special meeting for the North Conejos School District Board of Education will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 27.

  • Tack sale is Saturday

    DEL NORTE — A tack sale, with some baked goods available, will be held on Saturday, May 27, in the Pine Cone Books parking lot, 14443 Hwy. 160, Del Norte. Call 719-657-9116.

  • MV school board meets

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista school board will hold a special session at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at 395 East Prospect Ave.

  • Help honor veterans

    Each year the members of the Dickey Springer Post of the American Legion and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars place flags on all the veterans’ graves in the Alamosa and Spanish cemeteries and would like volunteers’ help.

  • Library to share ‘Sing’

    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 fashion movie time.

  • Alamosa seniors: Trips, trips and more trips….

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Senior Citizens have many exciting trips coming up!

  • South Fork and Creede plan farmers markets

    VALLEY — The South Fork and Creede Farmers Markets are busy lining up exciting seasons for 2017.

  • ‘The Abandoned’ to show in La Veta

    LA VETA — “The Abandoned,” a photography show by artists Karen Voepel, Lex Nichols and Vincent Gearhart will be on display from May 18 through June 17 at the Gallery of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, also known as the Gallery in the Park or the SPACe Gal

  • Taste of Creede is set to take place this weekend

    The 29th Annual Taste of Creede kicks off the summer on May 26.

  • SdCNHA grants offered for cultural and heritage preservation

    VALLEY — Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is offering grants of up to $25,000 to Colorado nonprofits and agencies for local cultural and heritage education and preservation activities in Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla Counties.

  • American Pickers to film in Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Colorado. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in July.

  • SdC FFA competes at state

    FORT COLLINS-- On May 1, students from the Sangre de Cristo FFA Chapter competed at the Colorado FFA State Career Development Events (CDE’s) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

  • Museum hosts book signing

    DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County Museum has the privilege of hosting a book signing for Sandra Wagner and Carol Ann Wetherill for their recent publication “Hidden History of the Upper Rio Grande” on Saturday, June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Museums offer free admission for kids this summer

    History Colorado's Community Museums are excited to invite families to experience Colorado's history during the summer. Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, seven statewide history museums will offer free admission to kids 18 and under.

  • Satish Kumar is guest speaker for Shumei event

    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.”

  • Sierra Grande scholarships given

    The Sierra Grande High School Scholarship Foundation, Inc. congratulates the graduating class of 2017 and wishes them future academic success.

  • Jones to graduate from St. John's College

    Luke Robert Jones of Monte Vista will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Sunday, May 20.

  • Fundraiser to honor veterans

    “United We Stand” fundraiser to honor local veterans will be held at the Guadalupe Parish Hall in Conejos, on May 21st, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Round-UP tickets on sale now

    Advance tickets are now on sale for the annual Alamosa Round-UP scheduled for June 20-25 with most events at the rodeo grounds.

  • SdC board meets today

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education special meeting is scheduled for Thursday May 18, at 8751 Lane 7 North Mosca in the conference room beginning 4:15 p.m. for discussion of the proposed budget FY 17/18.

  • Birth: Diego Jayden Martinez

    ANTONITO — Diego Jayden Martinez was born April 28, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Roy Martinez and Phylicia Rosas of Antonito

  • Birth: Julian Rae Jaramillo

    COLORADO SPRINGS – Katie and Brandon Jaramillo of Colorado Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Julian Rae Jaramillo

  • SF hosts community yard sale

    SOUTH FORK— South Fork residents and businesses, clean closets, empty the garage, clear out old inventory and get ready for a community-wide garage sale

  • MV Kiwanis Club seeks community’s help

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club needs the community’s help for two upcoming projects.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Sign up for senior events, trips

    Alamosa Senior Citizens are excited to welcome many new members! Membership is open to any person who is 50 years of age or older. Annual dues are $30 per person or if you wish to join at the Ambassador level, $100.

  • Sweetwater String Band to perform May 24

    ALAMOSA — Sweetwater String Band, a cello driven soulgrass band founded in the Eastern Sierra of California, will perform Wednesday, May 24, at Society Hall located at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa.

  • Public invited to conservation district work group May 24

    CENTER — Rio Grande Conservation District and Center Conservation District will hold a Local Work Group public meeting for Rio Grande, Mineral and Saguache counties on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the CSU Research Center, Hwy 285 and County Road 9 North.

  • Nonprofits selected for CRC aid

    VALLEY — Brought to the area by Community Resource Center (CRC), El Pomar Foundation, El Pomar San Luis Valley Regional Council and El Pomar Southeast Regional Council, the Nonprofit Resilience Project will work with 501(c) nonprofits who serve the San Lu

  • Nonprofit ed series planned

    ALAMOSA – Thanks to the support of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation (SCCF), Community Resource Center (CRC) is bringing a five-part nonprofit education series to Alamosa.

  • Sinclair wins second in art show

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Awards have been announced for Northwestern College’s 50th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which was on display in Te Paske Gallery April 24 through May 5.

  • Nelson Grant graduates from Azusa Pacific

    AZUSA, CA — Alamosa resident Nelson Grant graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts Production on Sat., May 6.

  • Text alerts offered by USDA FSA

    VALLEY — USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that farmers and ranchers in Colorado now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone.

  • TSJC graduation is Friday

    ALAMOSA — More than 100 graduates will walk in Trinidad State’s 23rd Valley Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m.

  • Tu Casa concludes Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

    VALLEY — 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.

  • Trinidad State helps local families receive tax refunds

    ALAMOSA — During the 2017 tax season, Trinidad State Junior College partnered with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide free tax preparation assistance to low- to moderate-income families through the Tax Help Colorado program.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Celebrate May as Older Americans Month

    The President of the United States has proclaimed that May is Older Americans Month.

  • AHS students place in annual design contest

    PUEBLO – The College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo announced the competition results of its 23rd annual design contest.

  • Museum shares ‘Veterans of the Valley, Part I: The Civil War’

    DEL NORTE — The story of the Civil War will be presented with a different point of view at the Rio Grande County Museum in Del Norte on May 20.

  • Library shows ‘Home’ on Friday

    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 fashion movie time.

  • Vance recognized in AIOPIA’S 10 Best in CO

    ALAMOSA — The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Colorado’s Personal Injury Attorney Keith D. Vance as Three Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

  • Free citizenship aid offered

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

  • Help plant trees in Alamosa

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

  • Climate awareness march planned

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

  • Easter egg hunts

    Several Easter egg hunts are planned this weekend.

  • Vendors sought for Ride the Rockies event

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

  • Alamosa 9Health Fair planned

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

  • Pesticide training set in Center

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

  • Adams State helps 675 local families receive $1,132,310 in tax refunds

    ALAMOSA – During the 2017 tax season, Adams State University partnered with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide free tax preparation assistance to low- to moderate-income families through the Tax Help Colorado program. At ASU’s free tax site, IRS

  • Birth announcements for May 5, 2017

    Births are shared for the Casias, Martinez and Gracia families.

  • Colorado delivers ESSA plan

    After more than a year of meetings, discussion and development, the Colorado Department of Education on Monday submitted to the U.S. Department of Education its plan on how Colorado will implement the country’s federal education law, the Every Student Suc

  • Business-community program opens

    The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network announced on May 4 they are now accepting applications for the new Certified Small Business Community program - an initiative designed to assist rural communities with recruitment of entreprene

  • SdC board meets May 9

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tuesday, May 9, 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.

  • Wish Jaquez good luck

    Help send Freddie Jaquez to his retirement after 10 years as executive director of the San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Calvillos in Alamosa, dinner on your own.

  • Breakfast set at Tri-County

    Tri-County Senior Citizens and Housing, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista will host a French Toast Breakfast on Saturday, May 6, from 8-10 a.m.

  • Essential oils workshop set for May 15

    Join the Alamosa Public Library at 300 Hunt Avenue for a free, hands-on workshop “Summer Essentials! Creating a Summer Toolkit with Essential Oils.”

  • No-cost food safety classes offered in May

    Each year, SLV Environmental Health offers Food Safety classes at various locations around the San Luis Valley for food service managers and employees. This year’s classes will take place at locations around the Valley during the fourth week in May.

  • Preauthorized debit available for farm loan borrowers

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has implemented pre-authorized debit (PAD) for Farm Loan Program (FLP) borrowers.

  • Acreage reporting dates shared

    In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to file an accurate 2017 crop year acreage report by July 15.

  • Auction benefits VHL

    Dell's Insurance Agency will host a Live & Silent Auction to benefit the Valley Humane League for a NEW facility on Saturday, May 6, at Dell's Insurance Agency, 510 Bell Ave in Alamosa.

  • Seniors host yard sale

    The Antonito Seniors will have a Cinco de Mayo Yard/arts/crafts sale on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Tri-County hosts Cinco dinner

    Tri-County Senior Citizens and Housing, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista will host a Cinco de Mayo enchilada dinner, “Nacho Ordinary Dinner,” on Friday, May 5, from 5:30-7 p.m.

  • Republican women meet Thursday

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet on Thursday, May 4, at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa at 12 p.m. noon.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Hear special speaker at senior center

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens are pleased to host the National Federation of the Blind support group this Friday, May 5th at 10 a.m.

  • Fridays at Fort celebrates Cinco de Mayo

    FORT GARLAND — This week Fun Friday camp at the Fort Garland Museum celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

  • Homelake Museum begins summer hours; volunteers are welcome

    The Homelake Museum will go to summer hours Tuesday, May 2, and museum director Sue Getz needs volunteers to help man the museum.

  • Gobin's celebrates 50 years

    According to Bob Gobin, president of Pueblo based Gobin’s Inc., which is celebrating is 50th anniversary this year, the company’s current focus on marketing and servicing copiers, printers and fax machines is really just a continuation of its history of m

  • Artists sought for Alamosa Artwalk

    ALAMOSA — The 15th Annual Alamosa Artwalk will be a festive event scheduled June 2 and 3. San Luis Valley resident artists working in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional mediums are invited.

  • A trio of Legion events

    The Dickey Springer Post 113 of the American Legion in Alamosa will hold annual election of officers at the regular meeting on May 3 at 6 p.m. in the main hall.

  • Birth — Henly Bailynn King and Remington Gregory King

    Henley Bailynn King and Remington Gregory King were born Dec. 7, 2016, in Colorado Springs to Jordan and Kella King of Manassa.

  • Birth — Dawson Raye Romero

    Dawson Raye Romero was born April 21, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Justin and Corin Romero.

  • City council meets May 3

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., with actions on rodeo bucking chutes, disc golf course expansion and the Wet Paintbrush beer/wine license.

  • Skin cancer presentation set

    "Protect the Skin You're In" is the topic of a free community luncheon open to the public on May 2 from 12-1 p.m. at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main Street, Alamosa.

  • City picks up large items free

    To facilitate spring cleanup efforts, the City of Alamosa will be offering free large item trash pickup to city residents beginning Monday, May 8th through Friday May 12th.

  • Apply for housing program

    La Puente Housing is accepting applications for Supportive Services Housing Program located in Alamosa.

  • Sign up for PTO Adult Fun Run

    Come out for a brisk early morning run and be a model of good health for local students. The Alamosa Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will once again sponsor the annual Spring Adult Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. preceding the annua

  • ‘Second Chance Scholarship’ offered

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship this year to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background.

  • Shoot Out submissions accepted

    CREEDE — The Creede Arts Council is calling all area photographers to submit work to show in this year’s Mountain Shoot Out a Regional Juried Photography Show

  • Sculptors invited to enter Creede shaow

    CREEDE — The Creede Arts Council is inviting sculptors to enter the Creede Sculpture Show.

  • Eye on Extension: Eat at home

    VALLEY — When it comes to cooking, more and more Americans are opting for convenience.

  • San Luis Valley artists register for Alamosa Artwalk June 2 & 3

    ALAMOSA — The 15th Annual Alamosa Artwalk will be a festive event scheduled for June 2nd and 3rd.

  • May menus for the senior centers throughout the SLV

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

  • Valley Community Chorus presents concerts

    VALLEY – The Valley Community Chorus presents, Spring Fusion, a two concert experience based around a similar program.

  • Lecture presents ‘Real History of the Hispanic Settlements in the SLV’

    ALAMOSA — Adams State University will host the lecture/panelist discussion entitled “Real History of the Hispanic Settlements in the SLV” from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 4th, in McDaniel Hall, room 101.

  • Stampede parade theme chosen

    MONTE VISTA — The Stampede Parade Committee announced the theme for this year’s parades will be “Families, Farms, & Friends.”

  • Researchers are seeking participants

    VALLEY — Researchers at the University of Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are conducting a study to learn about the possible exposure among children to some metals and chemicals in the region.

  • Property taxes due by May 1

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

  • Centennial Farms deadline extended

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

  • Forest releases Fall Creek project EA

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

  • ASU presents Composers Concert

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

  • Enjoy evening of chamber music

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

  • Wellness Week: A gift to you

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

  • Book sale set May 6

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

  • It’s a dog day afternoon at the library

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

  • Hungry for Hope dinner set

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

  • County officials meet April 26

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

  • Birth — Norah Grayce Torres

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

  • Birth — Zöe Leah Martinez

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

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

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

  • Turkey hunting seminar set

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

  • Parks and Wildlife expands check out park pass program

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

  • San Luis Valley Conservation Fund awards $511,000

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

  • Prescribed burns set northwest of Pagosa

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

  • Frito pie dinner set Friday

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

  • Health fair is Saturday

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

  • SLV Rec board meets

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

  • Jaiden Rogers Day is Sunday

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

  • Adams State Spring Wellness Week begins April 22

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

  • Salida hosts health fair Saturday

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

  • Kate Taylor is selected for fellowship to study in Ireland

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

  • Saguache Sagebrush Quilters to meet April 29

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

  • Noxious weed cost share offered

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

  • Adams State will host free conference

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

  • Grant supports historic places

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

  • ASU Choir Concert is April 21

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

  • Library hosts ‘Essential Oils’

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

  • Local students graduated from Adams State University

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

  • Hospice schedules volunteer training

    A Hospice Volunteer Training is scheduled.

  • ‘Big Weekend’ aids children’s camps

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

  • Ladies Aid Society calling for recipes

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

  • Lecture to focus on Luther Bean Museum

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

  • Register at Little Treasures

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

  • Alamosa FFA Chapter to be featured on RFD-TV

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

  • Straw bale gardening classes scheduled

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

  • Industrial hemp meeting planned on Tuesday

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

  • Egg hunt set in La Jara

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

  • Legion hosts Easter egg hunt Sunday

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

  • Alamosa seniors offer variety of activities

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

  • Museum part of Del Norte events on April 22

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

  • San Luis Valley places well in state science fair

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

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

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

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

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring for centuries.

  • Local student earns Boettcher Scholarship

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

  • Saguache County Museum plans opening day festivities

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

  • 12th Judicial District offers clinic on eviction

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

  • MV school board to meet

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

  • Caregiving seminar planned

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

  • Wildlife friends meet April 12

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

  • Hospital seeks items for historical display

    SLV Health is celebrating 90 years as a hospital.

  • County officials meet April 12

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

  • SLV Women Acts meets

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

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

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

  • Conejos County libraries celebrates library week

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

  • Sanford Elementary shares 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

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

  • Museum hosts Pike reception

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

  • Eat Frito pies at Centauri

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

  • Spay/neuter clinic set

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

  • Scott Tipton announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

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

  • Farm Credit of Southern Colorado to distribute patronage

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

  • Alamosa seniors 'spring' into numberous activities

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

  • Benefit sale set this weekend

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

  • Autism fundraiser is Saturday

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

  • Seniors host meatless potluck

    Please bring a favorite Lenten meal.

  • Brownfield workshop is Friday

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

  • Republican women to meet April 6

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

  • Lean In Lunch deadline nears

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

  • Library hosts 'Storks'

    Join in some good old fashion movie time.

  • San Luis Valley senior menus shared for April

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

  • LEAP applications are accepted through April 30

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

  • Click It or Ticket enforcement begins in rural counties

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

  • Register for Youth Camp

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

  • Tax filing extension available

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

  • Local FSA shares deadline reminders

    Important FSA Dates to Remember

  • Daniels Fund announces 2017 Class of Daniels Scholars

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

  • Colorado's 11th graders to take SAT

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

  • Visit seniors on Facebook

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

  • Jourdane will speak on March 31

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

  • Children's carnival planned for Saturday

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

  • Talent on tap for 25th variety show

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

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

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

  • Deadline for seedling tree orders is April 7

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

  • Silver Thread Tour seeks artists

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

  • Eye on Extension: Embracing the RoboRave spirit

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

  • Ladies Aid calling for recipes

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

  • Creede board considers 'hostel takeover' in gym

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

  • Summitville presentation planned

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

  • SLV Cancer Relief Fund sets 6th Annual Concert

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

  • San Luis Valley Quilt Guild Demonstration Day set

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

  • SLV Lean in Lunch set with Emelin Martinez

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

  • Basic genealogy class planned

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

  • ASU Counselor Education is still registering for TEAMS

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

  • National Western Scholarship available at Adams State

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

  • Cattlemen's association offers scholarship

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

  • SLV growers attend Potato Industry Leadership Institute

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

  • Adams State Teacher Education offers opportunity for SLV teachers

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

  • Sangre de Cristo FFA members recieve grants

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

  • Rickey graduates from Fort Lewis College

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

  • ASU STEM Saturdays has updated schedule

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

  • 4-H program actively recruiting new members

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

  • Museums host women veterans

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

  • RoboRave Colorado returning to the Valley April 1

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

  • Sargent shares MS honor roll

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

  • FS Road 250 to be plowed above Jasper

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

  • Mountain Valley School awarded one of the healthiest in Colorado

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

  • Tree coalition awards funds in SLV

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

  • Governor's forum addresses new ag opportunities

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

  • First Art Hop is Friday

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

  • Museum to host booth at crane fest

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

  • Center author publishes 'Crest' novel

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

  • Cancer fund begins membership drive

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

  • Adams State will celebrate International Women's Day

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

  • SdCNHA calls for grant applications

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

  • Concordia University Kapelle to perform

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

  • Alamosa Senior Center offers fun activities

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