Wilbur-Ellis supports annual Christmas dinner

For several years now, Wilbur-Ellis has been donating $1,000 to the Free Community Christmas Dinners annual event.

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‘Grounds for celebration,’ coffee house celebrates 20th

ALAMOSA - You could say this day has been “brewing” for the last 20 years.

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Cancer center update Monday

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Kelly Gurule of the SLV Health Foundation will be the speaker on Monday December 11 at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street.

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Eye On Extension: Cold weather can change animal care strategies

VALLEY — Cold weather finally moved into the San Luis Valley. We had a long, warm, dry fall.

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Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter on December 9, 2017

Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter on December 9, 2017

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AE hosts Living Museum

Alamosa Elementary fifth graders took part in the annual Living Museum on Thursday.

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Valley Calendar

The latest events happening in the San Luis Valley.

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Find 'A Whole New World' at Ortega Middle School

Tonight the public is invited for a performance of "Aladdin Jr." at Ortega Middle School.

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Monte Vista Coop, Land O’Lakes assist La Puente

As part of their commitment to rural communities where Land O’Lakes, Inc. members, employees and facilities are located, Land O’Lakes Foundation is pleased to match donations with the Monte Vista Coop which helps enhance the quality of life in rural communities.

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Tickets still available for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

ALAMOSA — From the moment the curtain rises, the magic of live theatre begins. A breathtakingly beautiful set, incredible acrobatics, and hilarious scenes make the Adams State University Theatre production, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a show to behold.

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Regional High School Exhibition awards Adams State scholarships

ALAMOSA –The Adams State University Art Department Hatfield Gallery Juried Regional High School Exhibition includes Adams State scholarships for awards given to the top three artworks.

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Support ‘Christmas at the Museum’

DEL NORTE — “Christmas at the Museum” this year is focused on the Gift Shoppe and Snow People as fundraising for the Rio Grande County Museum, Inc. 501 (c) 3 Corporation that helps to fund many of the activities, events and supplies and equipment used in the museum.

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Helpful fire prevention tips shared

VALLEY — DIY Network host and fire building expert for Pine Mountain, Jason Cameron, can speak to a number of tips on fireproofing your home for the holidays including:

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Adams State agribusiness students attend Farm Bureau meeting

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter traveled to the annual state meeting in Denver from November 17 through November 20 and competed in the CFB Collegiate Discussion Meet.

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The National Forest Service hosts virtual job fairs by phone

STATEWIDE– The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service will host two virtual job fairs by phone for job seekers interested in working for the U.S. Forest Service next summer.

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Fourth Annual St. Nick at the Bricks Dec. 12

ALAMOSA— The Alamosa Alumni Association along with Alamosa Maroon Pride, AHS Student Council, Ef’s Restaurant and the 5 Star Riders Car Club will be hosting the fourth annual St. Nick at the Bricks for the Alamosa and surrounding communities on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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Local groups provide dictionaries

LA JARA — On November 16 the Conejos County Rotary Club and Costilla County Economic Development Corporation delivered dictionaries to third grade students in Conejos and Costilla counties.

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Santa helps spread the joy

FT. GARLAND --The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee (FGRC) would like to extend its thanks to all who assisted in organizing the event providing books, pizza, fire hats and stuffed stockings to more than 100 local youth!

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Sargent Junior High Career Exploration Program approved

Sargent Teacher James Holmes is guiding explorations in STEM areas with junior high students.

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Susan Gibson returns to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Susan Gibson, a true troubadour and voice of the “Wide Open Spaces” and the hearts and lives that inhabit them, for a concert Sunday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

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Sugar, spice and gingerbread

Alitza Garcia, 5, decorates a gingerbread man at the Boys and Girls Club Gingerbread Festival on Dec. 2.

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Adams State agribusiness students compete in case study competition

ALAMOSA – Adams State University agricultural business students Miranda Sandoval ’18 and Pauline Luhman ’19 competed in the Daniels’ Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) case study competition at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on November 2.

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San Luis Valley donors benefit from state tax credit

ALAMOSA – During the year-end giving season, donors have the opportunity to realize a 25 percent state income tax credit by giving to a community organization certified through the San Luis Valley Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit program.

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True hunger vs. toxic hunger

VALLEY — What are the physical sensations you associate with hunger? For most people these sensations include stomach grumbling, headaches, light-headedness, shakiness, irritability, fatigue, and inability to focus.

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New group is 'rockin' out in the San Luis Valley

ALAMOSA — A simple hunt that brings joy to many of all ages is a new trend in the San Luis Valley — people are painting and hiding rocks for people to find and enjoy.

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Trooper Tips: Snow tires

When the weather starts to turn a little colder and the mountains are getting their first snowfall, it’s time again to talk about winter driving.

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Cloverbuds program helps introduce youth to 4-H

VALLEY — Every year, we have parents who wonder why their young children can’t participate in the 4-H club program.

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Wildwood hosts Del Norte’s own Sarah Off December 15

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Sarah Off, featuring violin music, on Friday, December 15th, at 7 p.m

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Sargent honors students

November Elementary Students of the Month at Sargent

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Adams State students attend annual HACU Conference in California

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (CASA) Center recently sent five students and two staff members to the annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Conference. HACU’s Annual Conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

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Two performances of Handel’s Messiah are scheduled

ALAMOSA – The SLV Symphony Orchestra and the Valley Community Chorus will present the Christmas Movement of Handel’s “Messiah,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in Adams State University Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Adams State Art Department opening reception is today

The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery will host an opening reception for Duck, an art student exhibit, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Art Building.

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Alamosa FFA hosts Creed Speaking Contest

ALAMOSA — On November 16 the Alamosa FFA Chapter hosted their first Leadership Development Event of the year with the Creed Speaking Contest at the Ortega Middle School Auditorium.

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Furry Friends from November 30, 2017

Valley Humane League has several dogs for adoption.

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Thrift store fashion show benefits SLV food bank

The lights went down and the music went up on Saturday, Nov. 11, as the Rainbow’s End thrift store held its 4th Annual Fashion Show at Adam State University’s Carson Auditorium in Alamosa.

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Ellis Paul returns to Alamosa to play Society Hall December 3

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Ellis Paul, one of the best known and highly honored contemporary folk singer-songwriters in the country for a concert Sunday, December 3rd at 7 p.m.

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Valley-Wide welcomes new dental hygienist

ALAMOSA — Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that dental hygienist Danielle Abel, RDH, has joined the VWHS dental practice.

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Homelake Foundation launches fund drive for future museum

ALAMOSA – The Homelake Historic Preservation and Restoration Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to tackle Phase 4 to renovate the old administration building into the center’s museum.

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Thanksgiving shared with veterans and farmers

ANTONITO — South Conejos School District cafeteria was decked out in red, white and blue last Thursday as Food Service Director JoAnn Garcia and her team dished up a generous Veteran Appreciation Thanksgiving meal plush with local foods.

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Sargent honors elementary students

The October Sargent Elementary Students of the Month are:

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Sargent recognizes students

Sargent Junior-Senior High School October, 2017 Students of the Month are:

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Adams State Jazz Concert will feature Chris Wabich

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Music Department Jazz Collective Concert, featuring guest artist Chris Wabich, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Rocky needs a home

Rocky is a big, mushy guy who weighs about 65 lbs. He is great with people and gets along best with female dogs.

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New sign greets customers at Milagros

Thanks to some generous donors, Milagros Coffee House received a new sign on Monday, Nov. 20.

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Wrapping for a good cause

Alamosa Police Officer Dana Knauer, right, wraps a present for Chuck Weiss outside Walmart on Friday morning to raise funds for Shop With A Cop, a program Officer Knauer is spearheading.

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Finger lickin’ good

A sell-out crowd of 400 attended the kickoff day of the annual Creede Chocolate Festival on Friday with 200 tickets offered for today’s (Saturday) event, most of which may be sold in advance.

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How to prevent osteoporosis

VALLEY — About 60 percent of women and 40 percent of men over 50 have low bone mass, and those numbers increase with age.

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T-day at La Puente is just like family

ALAMOSA — “It’s really like a family, people watching football, kids you can’t corral outside and mom wanting people to sit down and behave themselves,” La Puente Director Lance Cheslock commented as folks gathered for the shelter-hosted annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.

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Doe, fawns may need exit

Some nearby residents are concerned about a doe and her twin fawns inside this gated area behind the Ace Hardware mall and between Del Mar Carpet and Sears and Mark's Outdoor Sports in Alamosa.

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Eye on Extension: Animals are made for handling winter weather

VALLEY — Horses and other animals thrive in winter weather.

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Wolf Creek Ski Area opens

Wolf Creek began opening daily for the 2017-2018 ski season on Tuesday, November 21.

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Join Trout Unlimited for holiday meeting

ALAMOSA — Please join the SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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Alamosa Literacy Council celebrates anniversary, member's successful mayoral race

The Alamosa Literacy Council celebrated its second anniversary with a birthday cake, review of accomplishments and member sharing on Tuesday, November 14 in Alamosa.

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Society Hall presents Bob Cheevers on November 24

Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth, Bob Cheevers, live on stage Friday November 24th at 7 p.m.

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Bighorns put on show near Wagon Wheel Gap

A group of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep drew a crowd of onlookers midday on Sunday as they meandered around Highway 149 south of Creede, near the entrance to the 4UR Ranch.

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Evergreen names new executive director

Kara Finger was recently named the new executive director at Evergreen Nursing Home, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Alamosa.

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Creede theatre announces 2018 season

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre announced the lineup for its 53rd season on Friday.

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Veterans, community rededicate historic chapel

MONTE VISTA — The Paden-Meyer Memorial Chapel came back to life Saturday afternoon with music, memories and prayer.

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Downton Alamsoa just got 'sweeter'

Filling a void in downtown, Lolly’s Sweets Shoppe opened just in time for the holidays and offers a variety of candy, chocolates and gift baskets for gift giving.

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Mountain Valley is proud to be drug free

Mountain Valley students celebrate Red Ribbon Week with posters and pledges.

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Eye on Extension: Thanksgiving recipe ideas

VALLEY — Okay, so it’s the holidays and what do we eat?

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Rio Grande Hospital breaks ground on expansion

DEL NORTE— The Rio Grande Hospital is on the brink of change as representatives from both the hospital and foundation board gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on the morning of Nov. 14.

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‘Bone up’ on wise winter weather practices for pets

VALLEY — Notwithstanding their fur coats, pets can feel the cold just as humans do.

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Fort Garland Museum hosts Christmas dinner, silent auction

FORT GARLAND — The Friends of Fort Garland Museum will hold their annual Christmas Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the mess hall at the Fort and the public is invited to come and enjoy a really fun evening.

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Alamosan advances to next stage in music competition

BOZEMAN, Montana — A group of Montana State University School of Music students — including a senior from Alamosa — recently advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association national chamber music competition.

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Deer mating season underway, be cautious and clean up yards

Throughout Colorado deer are in the midst of their mating season and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts.

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CPW says: Get ready for snowmobile seaon

As the snow starts to accumulate in the mountains, snowmobilers are reminded to prepare their machines and safety equipment for winter, and to get their annual registration.

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Adams State offers listening classes for community

Adams State University has nearly 90 classes available for community members to attend as “listeners.”

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Rotary hosts Homelake Foundation speaker

The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Jane Rhett of the Homelake Foundation will be the speaker on Monday, November 20, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

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Veterans Day celebrated

Scenes from Alamosa's Veterans Day parade

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Have a deliciously healthy holiday season

(NAPSI)—A delicious holiday season can be healthy, too.

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Dr. Ricardo Velasquez receives the Exceptional Clinical Leadership Award 

VALLEY — Ricardo Velasquez, MD of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. was recently invited to the CHAMPS (Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States) Board of Directors meeting on Sunday October 22, in Seattle, Washington.

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PALS hosts annual Evening with PALS at Milagros

ALAMOSA — On Thursday La Puente’s PALS (Positive Activities Lead to Success) program hosted their annual Evening with PALS fundraising event at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa.

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October busy month for FBLA

MOSCA — Sangre de Cristo FBLA members participated in several events during October including a Halloween themed member lunch, chapter meeting, and a regional conference.

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Seniors host dances

Antonito Senior Center hosts holiday dances.

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Furry Friends for November 14, 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. Also see www.slvanimalshelter.com.

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Diesel Barbosa celebrates 1st birthday

Diesel Barbosa celebrated his first birthday on June 18.

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Sangre recognized at FBLA national conference

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

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Valley teachers explore the Four Corners region

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

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Auger steps down from CRT

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

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'Company of Friends' fills museum with music

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

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KW Farms supports ALMA

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

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Sargent grad takes 337th MI BN command

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

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Cordovas to perform for Sundays at Six in Alamosa

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

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

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

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Meld concert, dance planned July 21

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

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Bagwells celebrate 60th

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

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Library hosts 'Discovery Dinosaurs'

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

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Adopt a dog!

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

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Rep. Lawrence running for state treasurer

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

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Weekends on the Rio continues Sunday

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

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Myers graduates from National Intelligence University

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

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Dempsey to be commemorated with postmark

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

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Local PEO Chapter supports ASU students

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

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Be careful of Colorado's wild critters this summer

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

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Guided wildflower tour set

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

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ASU students attend national conference

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

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Walmart donates to food bank network

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

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Annual Meet the Artists Show today in Creede

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

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Do not fly drones over wildfire areas

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

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Fort Garland hosts Sand Creek Massacre talk

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

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Summitville tour and dedication ceremony set July 14-15

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

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Society Hall features western singer-songwriter Mike Blakely

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

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Possible funnel clouds spotted

A possible tornado was visible near Hooper Thursday afternoon.

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Sargent School district celebrates 100 years

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

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SdCNHA seeks board applicants

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

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Creede Repertory Theatre gears up for annual Kid Show

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

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

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

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Sundays at Six features rockabilly music in Alamosa

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

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Elks hold annual bike rodeo

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

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Eye on Extension: Increasing your Vitamin N

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

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Mitsch Bush announces bid for District 3 seat

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

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Valley 4-Her wins state title

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

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RC participates in ‘Lids for Kids’

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

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Camp gives SLV youth a pass to the outdoors

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

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A new place-based curriculum presented for Valley teachers

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

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Anne Hills July 14

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

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Ladies Aid new cookbook's out

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

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Group enjoys English Valley tour

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

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Enjoy July 4th holiday in SLV

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

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Xcel Foundation grant expands Adams State services for veterans

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

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Eye on Extension: More on supplements

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

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Peyton continues to pay it forward

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

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'Sean Thompson Sings for CRT' set July 9

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

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ALMA presents Vogts Sisters for Sundays at Six

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

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Community supports local hospital fundraiser

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

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OMS students enjoy DC

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

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Rice named to AMA board

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

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Big catch at Mountain Home

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

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Smashing action on Saturday

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

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La Jara Glory Days parade

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

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Rumsey wins state pageant

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

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Colorado State Fair begins concert ticket sales

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

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Photography show opens June 30

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

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Pedaling toward a better world

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

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County clerks' conference held

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

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Public input needed for elk and deer herd planning

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

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Rollin’ Deep brings crowd to Alamosa

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

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Mutton Bustin' action

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

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7th Annual RMEF Art Show starts July 8

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

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Furry Friends: Dogs available as of June 24, 2017

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

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Eye on Extension: Watering around the house in dry times

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

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Taylor Lobato joins Colorado Farm Bureau

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

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The Bridge hosts Chili Cook-Off

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

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Community celebrates Helen Lester

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

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‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ to open at CRT

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

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Peewee Archaeology Day set

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

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Rockey Farms Field Day planned on July 18

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

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Keep safe distance from mamma moose if seen

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

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Boy Scout leads volunteers at Home Lake State Wildlife Area

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

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Total eclipse of the sun forever stamp issued

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

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Alamosa Elks observe Flag Day

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

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Bouchey earns Ph.D. from Brown University

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

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Kiwanis Club meets K-9 officer

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

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Local property manager achieves prestigious national designation

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

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Tim Dellett rides again, last time from Alamosa

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

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Adams State drawing class studies downtown perspective

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

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Nashes celebrate 50th anniversary

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

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Healthcare coalitions conducting exercise

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

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Who’s who in water: Colorado Water Conservation Board

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

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Indian Nickel to open Sundays at six

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

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Adams State Upward Bound awarded new grant

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

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Donna K's Cat Tales: Spaying and neutering works

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

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Animal products, the microbiome, and heart disease

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

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Cottens celebrate golden anniversary

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

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High water at Mountain Home

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

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Weekends on the Rio begins on Sunday, June 25th

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

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Sangre de Cristo Peaks 4-H Club serves community

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

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Archaeology exploration tour set June 26-28

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

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Eye on Extension: Stopping the summer slide

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

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Professor Lyell looks back on impressive career

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

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

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

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Smoke visible from NM fire

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

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Cumbers and Toltect RR voted top attraction

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

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

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

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Teacher recruitment night planned

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

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Garretts celebrate 50th anniversary

ALAMOSA — Happy 50th anniversary Bill and Linda Garrett.

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ASU Migrant Education Program presents STEM Academy

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

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Vintage Wines aids CRP

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

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Mito returns for ‘Afternoon of Flamenco and Classical Guitar’

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

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Enjoy folk music’s finest at Wildwood

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

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Walmart supports Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs appreciate Walmart's support.

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Adler & Hearne with Bittersweet Highway at Society Hall

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

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‘The Syringa Tree’ opens at CRT

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

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Kickstands up!

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

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Tandem Duo to perform at Wildwood Thursday, June 22

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

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Lids for Kids event is June 29

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

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Local Visiting Angels earn palliative care certification

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

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Alamosa Optimist Club honors Students of the Month

Students for the month of May are honored.

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Shrine Circus proceeds help kids with transportation costs

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

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Adopt a dog

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

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Alamosa Optimist Club announces students of the year

Optimist Club honors outstanding students of the year.

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First MV Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt donated to Transportation Museum

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

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Colorado Potatoes power Ride the Rockies

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

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Celebrate Creede’s 125th birthday

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

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Fasting rejuvenates the immune system

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

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Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

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

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Mullins awarded MAI designation

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

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

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

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Gylling, Cerny to wed

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

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

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

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

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

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Carey Morin

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

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Valley veterans visit Not Forgotten Outreach

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

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Former resident missing from LA

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

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Exhibit opens at Ventero Open Press in San Luis

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

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Deadline nears for Sargent celebration

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

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Celebrate with Ride the Rockies

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

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B&G clubs to hear Olympian

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

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Boys & Girls Club youth visit goat ranch near Del Norte

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

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MV Kiwanis Club awards scholarships

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

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Alamosa Rotary funds several library projects

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

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SPMDTU adds three new members

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

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Walt Wilkins coming to Society Hall in Alamosa June 11

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

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Wet Paintbrush hosts grand opening

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

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KRZA building named historic

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

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Nabers celebrate 60th

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

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Macias, Diaz plan September wedding

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

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Dr. Fuhrman shares safe summer grilling tips

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

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Dance studio donates to SLVH Miner center

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

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Waste diversion study exposes missed recyclables in trash

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

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Eye on Extension: Managing spring weeds is crucial

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

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First Annual ArtScape will open on June 2

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

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Furry Friends, June 2, 2017

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

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates 2017 kindergarten graduation

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

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ASU, CSU sign ag education agreement

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

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Creede Theatre begins season with ‘She Loves Me’

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

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Ray and Colette Skeff Scholarships awarded

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

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Martinez scholarship awarded to MV seniors

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

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School's out for summer!

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

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Safe drug disposal available for home use

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

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Adams State Nursing Dept. reaccredited

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

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Memorial Day in Creede

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

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Wildwood Sounds Mini Music Festival VIII set in Del Norte

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

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San Luis Valley Museum hosts artist Laura Lunsford

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

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Alamosa Artwalk is this weekend

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

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Alamosa High School seniors honored at Maroon & White Night

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

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Ortega Middle School commemorates Rite of Passage

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

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Available at the dog pound as of May 26, 2017

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

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Guided birding tour set on conserved ranch

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

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Why regaining lost weight is dangerous

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

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Award renamed for Reed

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

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Toys for Tu Casa

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

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

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

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AES fifth graders celebrate Journey to Success

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

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Local robotics team competes in Colombia

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

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Alamosa State Bank establishes endowment at TSJC

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

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Adams State Career Center adds Civic Engagement program

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

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Casias earns Daniels Scholarship

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

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Plan your next road trip along scenic and historic byways

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

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Valley to host Memorial Day events

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

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Benton-Maestas is Colorado Governors Fellow

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

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It’s a dog day afternoon at the Alamosa library

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

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Memorial Day encampment set

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

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‘Whatever Works’ opens

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

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Trout Unlimited monthly meeting set on May 30

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

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Mortensen open house set

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

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Dr. Furhman: How much protein do we need?

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

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Wisener students perform recital

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

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Stevens is new SLV AHEC director

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

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Sierra Grande holds graduation

Sixteen seniors graduated from Sierra Grande on Saturday.

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Kiwanis Club of Alamosa inducts newest member

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

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MV Key Club installs officers

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

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Eye on Extension: Enjoy a safe grilling season

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

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Wildwood Sounds presents The Heartstring Hunters

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

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

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

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Kelly Gallegos named Nightingale Luminary

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

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Retirement party set for Deb Huss

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

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Annual National Small Print Art Show planned for May 27

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

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Sargent recognizes students

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

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Farm Credit supports FFA

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

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Conour Animal Shelter dogs for May 18, 2017

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

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Please don’t rush to rescue young wildlife

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

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Sargent hosts Bike-A-Thon

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

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Pucker up!Pucker up!

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

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Skoglund Middle School students receive new shoes

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

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Adams State welcomes new alumni

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

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Fuhrman: Should we only buy organic produce?

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

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The City of Alamosa is a Major Sponsor of ALMA

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

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Jerry Reed Memorial Chess Tournament underway at AHS

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

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First Southwest Bank employees teach local fourth graders to save

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

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Sierra Grande holds boat races

Sierra Grande held its boat races on Wednesday.

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Alamosa SO awards scholarship

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

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Sangre de Cristo NHA thanks community for their support

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

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Valley youth compete in Envirothon

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

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Eye on Extension: Using native shrubs in landscapes

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

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Alamosa is ‘Spark Something Great’ grant recipient

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

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ScSEED names new development director

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

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Plant sale, open house set

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

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Adams State Agri-business students make their mark

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

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Town of Hooper honors Pat Stoops

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

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Alamosa High School announces academic awards

AHS recognized top students.

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Steffens celebrate 60th

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

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Scouts attend Iron Man Quintathalon

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

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MV Co-op hosts informative safety day

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

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SLV 4-H robotics teams excel at national contest

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

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OMS hosts Reality Store

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

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Fuhrman — Choosing the highest-nutrient foods

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

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Businessman showcases entrepreneurial spirit

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

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National Nurses Week celebrated

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

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Society Hall hosts Wernicks

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

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Garoutte, Ortega engaged

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

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ASU seniors exhibit artwork

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

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Valley Humane League shares dogs available May 5, 2017

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

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Earth Day project focused on conservation along the Rio Grande

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

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Adams State Commencement Ceremony is set for May 13

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

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Shelter dogs available

Conour Shelter shares available dogs.

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VHL hosts adoption day

The Valley Humane League is having a dog adoption day .

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Sanderson is Sargent Teacher of the Year

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

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'Her Voice Uplifted' concert is March 7

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

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Help find missing pup!

This sweet puppy has gone missing .

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Eye on Extension: The unexpected benefits of travel

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

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SLV Symphony Spring Classics Concert is May 7

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

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‘State of the State Forum’ planned

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

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ASU business students receive financial support from Alta Fuels

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

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates cultural diversity

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

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Adams State Pan American Day releases results

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

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Robinson recieves Exemplary Faculty Award

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

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Adams State honors many dedicated faculty and staff

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

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Trees planted during Arbor Week

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

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PALS plant trees

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

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MVHS grad honored at Penn State

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

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Convenient Care Community Clinic welcomes Sheryl Bacon

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

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Essay winners advance

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

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Sargent Elementary students honored

Sargent Elementary March Students of the Month are recognized.

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Sargent honors March students of the month

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

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Trees planted at RG Farm Park

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

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Weekend of Walks set

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

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Volunteers serve at Alamosa's 9Health Fair

Alamosa hosted the 9Health Fair on Friday.

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AE shares spring program

Youngsters perform their spring program at Alamosa Elementary.

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

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

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Creede Repertory Theatre announces 2017 casting

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

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Adams State Faculty Lecture will address rape culture

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

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Lamb becomes regular Homelake visitor

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

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Mariachi extravaganza set for May 6

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

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MVHS inducts new NHS members

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

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Hooper honors Garner

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

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Volunteers clean up Rio Grande

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

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Alamosa embraces Arbor Week

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

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Tipton visits DaVita Alamosa Dialysis Center

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

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Society Hall presents Jeffrey Foucault with Megan Burtt opening

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

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Seniors celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month

Alamosa Senior Citizens share upcoming events.

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DNCC presents a night of comedy with Sam Adams

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

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Adams State percussion concert to feature violinist Chloe Trevor

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

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

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

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

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

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Gonzales 70th anniversary is today

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

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Optimists honor students of the month

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

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Disturbing sign

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

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SdC NHA announces photo contest winner

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

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Hatmaking workshop full steam ahead at Trinidad State

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

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Adams State music scholarship fundraiser is April 25

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

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Vigil to retire from Rio Grande Savings & Loan

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

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

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

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La Llave Family Resource Center celebrates with open house

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

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Trinidad State students honored as Rising Stars

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

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La Puente to host Crop Walk Sunday at Cole Park

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

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Trout Unlimited auction is Saturday

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

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Bruyére is keynote for EARTH Week

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

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Donors help Kiwanis buy new flags

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

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Adams State hosted the annual undergraduate sociology conference

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

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Society Hall presents Mann and Dudrow, Brumm and Hibshman

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

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

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

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Library gives free books to 4-year-olds

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

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Ezequiel Rivera benefit concert set

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

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Is the DASH diet the best diet for heart health?

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

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Scotland in Del Norte

Del Norte High School staff members celebrated Tartan Day

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Eye on Exteions: The value of summer employment

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

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Valley Courier columnist, former Adams State VPAA publish essays

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

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Satish Kumar is guest speaker for Shumei event

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

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Good Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe observes Good Friday.

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Local guild ‘quilts it forward’

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

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Sustainability Fair is April 26

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

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Lecture series continues with controlling mosquito-borne disease

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

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Trinity Lutheran hosts art show

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

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Student documentary explores food insecurity

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

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Tonso to lead Potatoes USA Domestic Marketing Committee

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

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Bring signs back

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

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Sunshine Christian School meets firefighters, police

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

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ASU will celebrate EARTH Week

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

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Round Mountain to perform in Del Norte at Wildwood

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

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Comedy with Voth and Saucerman at Society Hall

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

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Zacheis Planetarium continues free shows

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

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

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

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Benjamin Kern earns doctoral degree

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

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McClure, Salazar honored in La Voz

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

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City Market assists Tu Casa

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

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Here's your sand back

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

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VEGI kicks off growing season, thanks volunteers

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

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Enjoy scorch folk at Wildwood Sounds

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

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Gardner receives COSSA Distinguished Service Award

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

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Go fish: 2017 Colorado fishing licenses are now valid

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

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Sanford FCCLA makes a difference

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

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Two special astronomy events planned at Adams State

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

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Old Dominion to headline Stampede

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

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Local teams kick bot at RoboRAVE Colorado

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

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SdC NHS inducts members

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

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

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

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Support The Rio Grande Farm Park Seeds Of Change® application

Vote for The Rio Grande Farm Park’s Seeds of [email protected] application and give them another reason to celebrate.

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Wildwood hosts Lliam Christy concert

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

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Join Fort Garland for Fun Fridays starting April 7

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

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Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs

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

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Wolf Creek shares Fun Race results hosted last Saturday

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

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Society Hall hosts Pint & A Half for CD release show

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

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Conservation legacy internship awarded

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

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Library shows Rael photos of San Antonio Mountain

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

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Sangre de Cristo heritage area hosts musical celebration

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

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SLV residents honored at CEMA conference

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

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Cohn recognized for educational leadership

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

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The story continues to be great for Jandy Stelter

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

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The 'exploding' middle class lecture planned for April 11

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

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Foundation supports Rio Grande Water Fund

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

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

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

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Area youth spring into Rio Water Camp

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

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Will Act for Change presents Breaking the Silence After

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

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Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

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

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Family still seeking 'justice for Jacque'

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

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Be alert at RR crossings

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

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Library to celebrate 115th

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

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Three Classics opens March 14 at Adams State

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

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ASU holds Piedra Pump Climbing

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

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Sparks are flying at Trinidad State Junior College

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

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Guest pianist will perform at ASU

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

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Hoffman is mentor at Climate Training

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

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'Ten Finger Tapping' featured at Wildwood Sounds March 19

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

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Kretsingers recieve award

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

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Farm to School making ground

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

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AHS harvests seed potatoes

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

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Emergency responders earn credits at EMS Symposium

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

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Valley documentary released

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

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B&G benefit concert will feature Flobots and 2MX2

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

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Trinity Lutheran celebrates Dr. Seuss

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

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Society Hall presents Carin Mari and Fred Hargrove

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

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Adams State Choir Concert is March 3

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

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Nine nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner

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

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Guest percussionist will perform at ASU

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

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    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Field Office in conjunction with the Interagency Fire Management Unit will be conducting prescribed burns at Baxter Peak and Blanca Wetlands this winter.

  • Support Toys for Tots on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — Join the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the 501st Legion in spreading Christmas cheer from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Walgreens in Alamosa.

  • Spay clinics set in SLV this weekend

    VALLEY — The Colorado Animal Welfare League will be in the San Luis Valley to spay dogs and cats this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9 in Center at the fire station and December 14, 15 and 16 in Antonito.

  • New pets, old pals require holiday precautions

    STATEWIDE — December should be filled with fun, frivolity and family. But for pets, the food, decorations, parties and travel that accompany this time of year can add up to unhappy holidays if not properly addressed in advance by their owners.

  • Zapata Ranch wins Conservationist of the Year - Ranching Division

    ALAMOSA — The Mosca-Hooper Conservation District (MHCD) in Alamosa County is proud to announce that Zapata Ranch has won Conservationist of the Year, Ranching Division, from the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD).

  • Annual Holiday Sing-Along Dec. 17

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association and La Puente invite the community to sing along to traditional holiday carols and other holiday songs, at 6 p.m. December 17, at Milagros Coffee House, Alamosa.

  • Valley-Wide recognized for heart attack and stroke reduction efforts

    VALLEY — The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) have announced the names of 310 physician practices and health systems nationwide being recognized for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

  • Secretary Zinke shares recommendations

    WASHINGTON – On December 5, in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, Executive Order (EO), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released the final report outlining recommendations he made to the president on some national monument designations under the Antiquities Act.

  • Helpful tips shared to help reduce holiday stress

    VALLEY — The holidays are supposed to be relaxing, joyous and fun, but for millions of Americans they bring stress, anxiety and even depression.

  • Receptions planned for Steenburg, Bergann

    The City of Alamosa would like to invite the public to the farewell celebrations of two dedicated civil servants.

  • Veterans coalition to meet

    The Veterans Coalition of the SLV monthly meeting with the VA ECHCS (Eastern Colorado Health Care System) will be held at a new and larger venue, the SLV Health Education and Conference Center.

  • Democrats host auction

    The Alamosa County Democrats will host a holiday auction and fundraising event on Sunday, December 10, from 4-7 p.m. at The Barn at La Manzanilla Farm, 6491 State Highway 17 in Alamosa.

  • School board meets Dec. 12

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tuesday, December 12, at 8751 Lane 7 North, Mosca at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free dental screenings offered

    ALAMOSA — SLV Global Dental Care will offer free dental screening for children and adults from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 235 Carson Ave., Alamosa.

  • Breakfast With Santa planned

    ALAMOSA — Mary Hennessey’s Breakfast With Santa fundraiser for Kids Place will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Presbyterian Church, Fourth and San Juan Ave., Alamosa.

  • 2018 taxable maximum amount announced

    VALLEY — In October of each year, the Social Security Administration announces adjustments that take effect the following January that are based on the increase in average wages.

  • Santa to stop at the Depot

    ALAMOSA — Santa will be at the Depot on Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Wildwood hosts open mic show

    DEL NORTE — The Ancient Valley Open Mic Big Holiday Show will be held on Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

  • ‘The Circle Book’ seeks submissions

    VALLEY — The Conejos Writers Circle is accepting submissions for its seventh annual anthology, The Circle Book, through December 15.

  • Alamosa public library offers online resource

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Public Library’s Online Resource -- ChiltonLibrary.com -- provides access to repair, maintenance and service information for popular vehicles.

  • Seniors sponsor Texas trip

    LA JARA — Northerners Senior Citizens in La Jara are sponsoring a trip to San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico April 28-May 5, 2018.

  • Senior bazaar was resounding success

    What a fantastic turnout we had for our Annual Christmas Bazaar!

  • Watch for log trucks on Forest roads

    Visitors to the Rio Grande National Forest should stay alert for log truck traffic on forest roads this winter.

  • Buser, Hixson named to judicial commission

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced appointments to the Commissions on Judicial Performance including the 12th Judicial District (San Luis Valley.)

  • Tips to avoid these common student financial aid mistakes

    VALLEY — Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. Follow these tips from KHEAA to make sure you get the help you need.

  • Strauss graduates from leadership program class

    SAGUACHE – Nonprofit executive leader from Saguache, Megan Strauss, recently graduated from Community Resource Center’s Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program in Denver and has returned to the San Luis Valley prepared to use her experience to better her nonprofit, Alpine Achievers Initiative and her community.

  • County to hold buget hearing

    Alamosa County commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way, with a public hearing on the 2018 budget.

  • New officials to take oath of office Wed.

    The new city councilors and judge will take their oaths of office, and outgoing city councilors and mayor will be recognized, during the Wednesday, Dec. 6 city council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa.

  • Give wisely during the holidays

    VALLEY — In a 2016 survey, the AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that 80 percent of Coloradans give to charity, but only 46 percent of those who gave verified the legitimacy of the charity.

  • Alamosa library to host movie night

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community: Alamosa Public Library invites the public to “Movie Night at Your Library.”

  • Red Cross urges ‘Give Something That Means Something’

    VALLEY — After responding to a string of historic disasters, the American Red Cross is appealing to the public to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season.

  • Legion bingo is tonight

    American Legion in Alamosa will host bingo, $1,199 must go, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

  • Police offer holiday season safety tips

    Unfortunately the holiday season can oftentimes spur an increase in criminal activity in communities.

  • Bazaars planned

    VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including:

  • Postal service provides tips holiday

    The U.S. Postal Service has been busy making sure every sleigh is ready to go this holiday season!

  • Seniors host bazaar

    The Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Alamosa Senior Center will feature quilts, art pieces, afghans, specialty baskets and a variety of jewelry, items for the home and crafts on December 2nd from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Prescribed burn planned on RG National Forest

    The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn in December in English Valley weather permitting.

  • Birth — Abrielle Dawn Chavez-Sandoval

    Abrielle Dawn Chavez-Sandoval was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Jesus Sandoval of Antonito and Anna Chavez of La Jara.

  • Birth — Brodee David Lundberg

    Brodee David Lundberg was born November 18, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Caleb and Hannah Lundberg of Manassa.

  • Birth — Devin Lee Trujillo

    Devin Lee Trujillo was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Joseph Trujillo and Maria Castro of Center.

  • Rio Grande non-profits participate in Colorado Gives Day

    ALAMOSA – The Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation and Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust are two local non-profits working to protect, conserve, and restore the Rio Grande for agriculture, recreation, and habitat purposes.

  • Friends of the Library presents ninth volume

    ALAMOSA — Friends of the Alamosa Public Library invites everyone to a reading and reception to celebrate publication of the ninth volume of its literary and art collection, “Messages From the Hidden Lake.”

  • Alamosa Library to host ‘Foundational Fun’ events

    ALAMOSA — Attention all parents, grandparents, caregivers, daycare providers, and preschool teachers – the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, is hosting three “Foundational Fun” interactive events for you to learn how to use the five best practices in the early learning experiences you provide for the young children in your care.

  • CSFS now accepting seedling tree orders

    ALAMOSA – The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting orders for conservation seedlings to be delivered next spring.

  • Deadline nears to submit FSA ballot

    STATEWIDE— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Clarice Navarro reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ballots.

  • Burn for the birds

    MONTE VISTA — In late October, partners from several agencies conducted a prescribed burn on Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Colorado explores market opportunities with Cuba

    STATEWIDE – Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown and a Colorado contingent of agricultural companies, manufacturers, and a financial services company have recently returned from Cuba to discuss export/import opportunities with the market.

  • Egg cartons needed

    The Alamosa Food Bank is seeking donations of empty egg cartons.

  • Gingerbread Festival set

    Children are in invited to the free Gingerbread Festival this Saturday, December 2, from 9—11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1115 10th St., Alamosa.

  • Del Norte hosts parade of lights

    The 2017 Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Del Norte.

  • Governor candidate to be in Alamosa on Friday

    Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson will be holding a meet and greet event with voters in Alamosa on Friday.

  • Local filmmakers to exhibit films

    SALIDA –The Salida Council for the Arts has announced details of the kick-off party for their “Breck Film Fest – Film On The Road” Festival.

  • First Southwest sponsors financial literacy program

    ALAMOSA — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First Southwest Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas completely free.

  • South Fork hosts Winterfest

    SOUTH FORK— The South Fork Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the town and local businesses are getting ready to host their annual Winterfest.

  • Holiday festival headed to M.V.

    MONTE VISTA—This year’s Monte Vista Holiday Festival will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 with the theme “Bringing Peace and Joy Back to Christmas.”

  • Annual Monte Vista Refuge Christmas Bird Count set

    MONTE VISTA — Interested birders of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in the 60th Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 16.

  • Stults participates in winter concerts

    SEWARD, Nebraska — Grace Stults of Monte Vista will be participating in the Winter Jazzfest/Handbell choir concerts on Dec. 8 and 9 in Weller chapel on Concordia University, Nebraska’s campus.

  • High school artists opening reception is December 1

    ALAMOSA–A group Adams State University art students will host a Pop Up Art Exhibition by San Luis Valley high school students. An opening reception for “Homegrown – Young Valley Artists” will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the San Luis Valley Museum, located at 401 Hunt Ave. in Alamosa.

  • New Colorado rules increase marijuana product safety

    STATEWIDE — Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Colorado will begin implementing the new permanent medical and retail marijuana rules promulgated in response to statutory mandates established in the 2017 legislative session.

  • Brew pub hosts Ry and Sky

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Brewing Company presents an evening of singer/songwriters with Ry Taylor and Sky Choice on December 8.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors host annual bazaar on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — This week is our Annual Christmas Bazaar and I couldn’t be more excited! So far we have some great quilts, art pieces, afghans, specialty baskets, a variety of jewelry, items for the home and beautiful handmade crafts!

  • Special meeting set

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council will hold a special city council meeting November 29 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa.

  • Food to be distributed on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — The next commodities (TEFAP) distribution for Alamosa County will take place on the fifth Thursday of November this month due to the holidays, Thursday, November 30th from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse, 8735 Independence Drive.

  • Guardrail repair underway

    CONEJOS COUNTY —Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be performing roadside work this week along US Highway (US) 285 and along Colorado Highway (CO) 142.

  • AHS After Prom hosts craft fair

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa High School After Prom Committee will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Alamosa High School Commons Area.

  • Bank hosts giving tree in SF

    SOUTH FORK— Community Banks of Colorado in South Fork will again be hosting the giving tree within their South Fork branch. Beginning on Dec. 1, the bank will host an open house event with warm beverages and light snacks.

  • Toy drive underway

    MONTE VISTA—To make a donation (gift or monetary) to the “Angels Among Us Toy Drive, please call Bob Bryning at 850-1994.

  • Ski & Gear Swap is Saturday

    ALAMOSA — San Juan Nordic Club will sponsor a Ski & Gear Swap (skis, bikes, backpacks) on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Colorado State Forest Service office.

  • Call blocking supports veterans

    VALLEY — A call blocking specialist has launched a free e-toolkit to help prevent veterans becoming the victims of telephone fraud.

  • Take library's Storytime to Go

    ALAMOSA — Can’t make it to Storytime at the Alamosa Public Library? That’s okay, check out the Storytime to Go Kits designed to bring Storytime into your home!

  • S Conejos sets special meeting

    ANTONITO — South Conejos School Dist. RE10 is presenting a budget for a new baseball field plan and invites the public to a special board meeting on November 28 at 6 p.m. in the Flex Area of South Conejos School, 13099 Cty Rd. G, Antonito.

  • SLVREC meeting is Tuesday

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley REC board meets on Tuesday, November 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the headquarters building at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista.

  • Sargent board meets on Monday

    SARGENT — Sargent school board meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, in the high school library with board reorganization and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Watershed meeting includes chili contest

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Watershed quarterly meeting will be a different kind of event on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. in the Alamosa County Conference Room, 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa.

  • Rosemary workshop set

    The “Mother” Rosemary plant dwarfs Joel Kaufman at the Alamosa Community Greenhouse located at 1201 Edison Avenue in Alamosa. A hands-on workshop will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 2 p.m. to prune this fragrant shrub.

  • U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level

    WASHINGTON – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau concludes annual meeting

    DENVER — More than 300 members and friends of the Colorado Farm Bureau gathered on Nov. 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver to conduct its 99th Annual Meeting.

  • Pile burning planned on the Rio Grande National Forest

    VALLEY – The Rio Grande National Forest plans to burn numerous piles of woody debris in timber sale and thinning projects areas on the Rio Grande National Forest this winter.

  • Ski Passport Program opens

    WOLF CREEK – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced that registration is open for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program.

  • Comment on deer management plan for South Grand Mesa herd

    MONTROSE – A proposed management plan for the South Grand Mesa Mule Deer herd, which includes Game Management Units 52, 411 and 521, is now available for public comment.

  • Villa Mall HobbyTown hosts craft fair

    The Villa Mall HobbyTown Craft Fair is on again at 3211 Main Street, Alamosa! It will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature handcrafted gifts, jewelry, woodworking and local crafts.

  • Edward Jones financial advisor announces grand opening

    Robert McConnell of the financial services firm Edward Jones invites the public to join him at a grand opening celebration.

  • Antonito hosts tree lighting

    The public is invited to the 1st Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Antonito Water Park.

  • No paper on Thanksgiving

    The Valley Courier will not publish a paper this Thursday, Nov. 23, on Thanksgiving Day and will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

  • Light parade event adds 5K

    The 2017 Alamosa Christmas Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23 down Main Street to Cole Park where entries will be displayed.

  • Support Gift of Giving

    Caring Conejos County residents are again launching its Gift of Giving program to make Christmas merrier for children in need.

  • Alamosa shares trash route changes for holiday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa shares its Thanksgiving trash schedule:

  • Thanksgiving meals offered:

    Thanksgiving meals offered:

  • Professors will present research on gender bias in STEM fields

    ALAMOSA – While there has been an increase in the number of women majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, there is still discrepancies in the number of women who complete their degrees, end up working in STEM fields, and advance onto higher level positions in both academia and industry.

  • Alamosa KOA receives award

    ALAMOSA – The Alamosa KOA Campground has earned the prestigious 2018 KOA President’s Award from Kampgrounds of America.

  • Questions to generate conversation with kids

    To celebrate Parents Day during American Education Week, NEA compiled some favorite questions from ParentsTogether.

  • National Education Association commemorates Education Week

    The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week.

  • President proclaims Nov. 12-18 American Education Week

    AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Emergency physicians offer tips for a safe holiday

    WASHINGTON, DC —Thanksgiving should be a time for family, friends and plenty of delicious food, not for preventable trips to the emergency room.

  • Funding now available for agricultural energy projects

    STATEWIDE –The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) are seeking applicants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

  • Birth — Lily Vera Gutierrez

    Lily Vera Gutierrez was born November 10, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Almosa to Dennis and Krystal Gutierrez.

  • Birth — Bristol Raine Bond

    Bristol Raine Bond was born October 27, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Almosa to Bart and Krista Bond.

  • Birth — Brandon Blaze Bernal Martinez

    Brandon Blaze Bernal Martinez was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Freddie Bernal and Amanda Martinez.

  • Birth — Arik Zane Buckley

    Arik Zane Buckley was born November 8, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Benjamin and Lorenza Buckley.

  • Legislators comment on secret wait lists at Colorado VA facilities

    WASHINGTON — U.S. senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), released the following statements on Thursday following a Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report finding secret wait lists at a number of Colorado VA facilities. Johnson and Gardner requested the inspector general investigation in September 2016.

  • Pick up nuts from PEO on Saturday

    Nuts that have been ordered from PEO Chapter DP may be picked up Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alamosa Methodist Church, 2005 Mullins Ave.

  • Gun club hosts turkey shoot

    Del Monte Gun Club Turkey Shoot will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.

  • Senior bazaar is Saturday in Monte Vista

    Tri–County Senior Citizens will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the center, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista.

  • Enjoy lighting ceremony this evening

    The 10th Annual Alamosa Celebration of Lights will once again feature the traditional lighting of the Alamosa Municipal Complex (300 Hunt Ave.), starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 17.

  • Remember ASU on Giving Day

    ALAMOSA – The holidays inspire acts of giving and sharing abundance. Provide Adams State University students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals and succeed in a chosen career.

  • National 'Utility Scam Awareness Day' cautions shared

    The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC), which advises and advocates on behalf of consumers regarding state regulated utility costs, is helping to raise awareness about utility scams for the second annual “Utility Scam Awareness Day” today.

  • Sacred Heart Bazaar set

    “Holiday Bazaar 2017” will be held Friday, Dec 1st from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 2nd from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 709 4th St. in Alamosa.

  • Duck Brand announced Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

    The fads of prom are ever-changing – from grand ball gowns and traditional black tuxes to two-piece dresses and elaborately patterned jackets.

  • Free tickets offered to veterans

    Ten FREE tickets to the Rusty Z Comedy/Hypnotist show are available because of the generosity of SLV Federal Bank and Hosers Carwash and Detailing.

  • AHS After Prom hosts craft fair

    The Alamosa High School After Prom Committee will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Alamosa High School Commons Area.

  • SLV Women's Forum to meet Nov. 18

    SLV Women’s Forum planning session will be held to celebrate the first anniversary of the SLV Women’s March.

  • Karaoke night is Friday

    ANTONITO — Antonito Senior Center is hosting a karaoke night on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at 701 Main St., Antonito, $1 cover charge.

  • San Juan Nordic Club plans social

    ALAMOSA — The San Juan Nordic Club’s annual social is Thursday, November 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Square Peg Brewerks, 625 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Celebration of Lights is Friday

    ALAMOSA — The 10th Annual Alamosa Celebration of Lights will be held at Alamosa City Hall, 300 Hunt Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

  • Celebrate the holiday season with bazaars

    VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including:

  • Alamosa Seniors: November is the month to be thankful

    We had a great turn out for the raising of a new flag last Friday! Thank you, Roy Kiefer for the ceremony honoring our veterans and their wives and to those who have so faithfully served our country!

  • MV crane fest seeking creative merchandise

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and Monte Vista Crane Festival committee are asking San Luis Valley businesses to get creative when it comes to Sandhill Crane-related merchandise this coming March.

  • Stetson Romero nominated for SRAC 2017 Rider of the Year

    VALLEY — What a truly amazing race season it has been for Stetson Romero!

  • Local products make unique gifts

    STATEWIDE – Memories of juicy peaches and crisp sweet corn are fading as the summer produce season has past, but the holidays are another great time to buy local.

  • Forest Service Christmas tree permits for sale

    VALLEY — Christmas tree cutting permits are once again for sale at all Rio Grande National Forest offices.

  • Sangre de Cristo shares first quarter honor roll

    MOSCA — Following is the Sangre de Cristo Honor Roll.

  • Sanford community meeting set

    SANFORD — There will be a meeting at the Sanford Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. with Conejos County Sheriff Howard Galvez concerning the home invasions and theft that have been occurring in the community.

  • Food to be distributed

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on November 15 at the Ski-Hi Arena starting at approximately 10 a.m.

  • Taos Chamber Music Group presents “Joyeux Noel”

    TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the holidays with the music of France in “Joyeux Noel” on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

  • Moffat Schools registration set

    MOFFAT — Moffat Schools will be holding registration for new students this year on Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school.

  • Emma Smith graduates from Fort Lewis

    DURANGO — Emma Smith, of Alamosa graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, April 29.

  • New collaboration aims to help families succeed

    VALLEY — Every parent and every family has had an obstacle in their life that has left them searching for a helping hand, and sometimes it’s the family one would least expect.

  • Alamosa council to meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Birth: Alex Joey Rendon

    ALAMOSA — Alex Joey Rendon was born July 17, 2017 at SLV Health to Allen and Kirsten Rendon of Alamosa.

  • Birth: Declan Kurt Guerrero

    MANASSA — Declan Kurt Guerrero was born July 10, 2017 at SLV Health to Rodrigo Guerrero Bravo and Talia Guerrero of Manassa.

  • Birth: Dakston Kyle Forster

    LA JARA — Dakston Kyle Forster was born July 21, 2017 at SLV Health to Kyle and Erin Forster of La Jara.

  • Tractor pull is Saturday at Ski Hi Park

    MONTE VISTA — SLV Fair presents the 2nd Annual Truck & Tractor Pull at noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Ski Hi Park, Monte Vista.

  • Tu Casa hosts Lunch and Learn Aug. 2

    ALAMOSA — Tu Casa, Inc. is hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, August 2, from 12-1 p.m. at the hospice building, located at 514 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Library to host 'Smurfs' movie

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

  • ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ benefit planned August 12

    DEL NORTE—Please join the 11th Annual Rio Grande Hospital benefit “Keeping the Dream Alive” Saturday, Aug. 12.

  • Author to give Sunday museum program on WW I nurse diaries

    SAGUACHE — Join Alice S. Stephenson, BSN, RN, PN (retired) for the free Sunday program at 1:30 p.m. on August 6 at the Saguache County Museum.

  • Enjoy car show in Monte Vista

    MONTE VISTA— Fast Friends presents the Fourth Annual Steel Stampede Car Show and Gearhead Festival Saturday, July 29 in Monte Vista’s Chapman Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • CPW offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the entire month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

  • Adams State offers community enrichment opportunities

    ALAMOSA – Ever wanted to go to school without the commitment to assignments, projects or tests?

  • Applications accepted for WORK Act funds in CO

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has now begun the third phase of recruiting applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act.

  • Night of dance and music at Fort Garland Museum July 31

    FORT GARLAND — On Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m., the Seven Falls Dancers from Pueblo will be performing at Fort Garland Museum.

  • Win a 1982 Corvette

    ALAMOSA– Tickets are still available for a chance to win a classic 1982 Chevy Corvette offered by the Adams State University Grizzly Club as a fundraiser for scholarships for ASU student-athletes.

  • Potatoes USA shares recipes to use at home

    VALLEY — A key part of encouraging consumers to eat more potatoes in more ways, is showing consumers how they can do it at home.

  • Monte Vista HS shares important dates

    MONTE VISTA — Following are some important dates to keep in mind for parents and students of the Monte Vista High School.

  • County to accept yard waste near Manassa

    Conejos County will accept "Yard/Landscape Waste" at the East Manassa County property along Highway 142, approximately 4 .5 miles east of the town of Manassa, on the following days and times:

  • Saving Places Conference applications accepted

    VALLEY — As one of the major supporters of historical and cultural preservation in the San Luis Valley, the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area would like to encourage Valley locals to apply to be a presenter at the 21st annual Saving Places Conferenc

  • Early Iron donations sought

    Early Iron committee members have begun soliciting donations and car sponsorships for this year’s 37th annual SLV Early Iron Festival that will be held in Cole Park Sept. 1-3.

  • Farm market features peaches

    The 2017 Monte Vista Farmers Market is this Friday, July 28, and will continue each Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September on US Highway 160 across from the Information Center in downtown Monte Vista.

  • Small amount of water yields big benefits for landscapes

    STATEWIDE — Colorado State University’s study The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning is the first study of its kind in the state to quantify how much water landscapes use and their environmental, economic and social benefits.

  • Survey reveals positive consumer perceptions of agriculture in CO

    STATEWIDE — It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with Colorado State University (CS

  • Elk banquet planned

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host their annual banquet on Saturday, August 12th at the Rodeway Inn in Alamosa

  • Spay/neuter clinic set

    ANTONITO — A free spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 28-30, at the Antonito fire station.

  • Seniors hold patio sale

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens Patio Sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. July 27th, 28th & 29.

  • Birth: Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna

    SAN LUIS — Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna was born to Tony J. Ozuna and Mercy Montoya of San Luis on June 22, 2017, at SLV Health.

  • Stop by seniors’ patio sale

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Senior Center volunteers have worked diligently to prepare for the Patio Sale, which takes place on July 27-29 from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m

  • Please make sure pets are current with vaccinations

    VALLEY — Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it.

  • Taos Chamber Music Group announces its season

    TAOS — The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September 2017 through late May 2018.

  • Toastmasters invites new members

    There will be a free informational meeting for Toastmasters on Friday, July 28th at Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 52 El Rio Drive, Alamosa, at 6 p.m.

  • County officials meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet on Wed., July 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independent Way.

  • Birth: Thalia Fatima Ojeda

    LA JARA — Thalia Fatima Ojeda was born on July 12, 2017, at SLV Health to Ever and Grace Ojeda of La Jara.

  • Birth: Luis Nadiel Alvarado

    MONTE VISTA — Luis Nadiel Alvarado was born June 30, 2017, at SLV Health to Luis Alvarado and Shanaye Quirova of Monte Vista

  • Roadmap charts course for blended learning

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Empowered Learning unveiled on July 24 a statewide roadmap to assist Colorado educators, district leaders, and state policymakers support and expand the use of blended learning — a teacher-led instructional method or strategy that com

  • Go back to school with Spines

    ALAMOSA — Teachers, home schoolers and students of all ages are invited to look for classroom materials, textbooks, useful references, and good reads at the Friends of the Library August sale.

  • ‘Protecting Cultural Collections’ workshop set in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Western States and Territories WESTPAS Preservation Assistance Service plans webinars and workshops on “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery.”

  • Library ends summer program

    ALAMOSA — Folks of all ages are invited to the finale of the summer reading program at the Alamosa Public Library.

  • Community corrections meeting set

    ALAMOSA — The new owners of community corrections will hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Society Hall, 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa.

  • Alamosa hosts City Services Fair on July 26

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa would like to invite everyone to Cole Park on Wednesday, July 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for the eighth annual City Services Fair with exhibits and free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. Call 589-2105 or go to www.

  • La Puente Outreach Services needs school supplies

    ALAMOSA — La Puente’s Outreach Services is now holding its eighth annual backpack drive to gather school supplies for SLV children in need and requests the public’s help.

  • Local students graduate from Adams State University

    ALAMOSA – At the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies, Adams State University awarded degrees to the following San Luis Valley students, who completed the necessary credit hours.

  • MV Class of 1977 reunion set

    MONTE VISTA — Attention Monte Vista Class of 1977, the 40th class reunion will be held July 29th and 30th.

  • Colcha class offered

    SAN LUIS — A beginning colcha stitching class will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center, San Luis, on Wednesday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.

  • Archuleta memorial to be dedicated

    ANTONITO — A dedication/memorial (sponsored by the Senior Class of 2017), for former teacher and coach Gerald Archuleta will be held this Friday, July 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Conejos School District track and field area.

  • SLV REC board meets July 25

    MONTE VISTA — The SLV REC board will meet on Tuesday, July 25, at the headquarters office located at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • No Tb tests, immunizations on Tuesday in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health Department will not be doing Tb tests or immunizations on Tuesday, July 25, due to staff training.

  • Alamosa Farmers' Market offers kids activities on Saturday

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State

  • Vote for favorite art piece

    ALAMOSA — The public is invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award among the 2017 “Alamosa ArtScape” sculptures located throughout the central downtown area

  • Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour planned

    VALLEY — The Creede Arts Council (CAC), and area artists are proud to present the 14th Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour on Saturday, August 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Fort Garland hosts Lucian Maxwell talk

    FORT GARLAND — On Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, Harriet Freiberger will discuss her book, “Lucian Maxwell: Villain or Visionary.”

  • Weekends on the Rio schedule shared

    ALAMOSA — Come out this Sunday, July 23rd for a day full of outdoor fun at Cole Park, Rio Grande Farm Park, and on the Rio Grande.

  • Mobility workshop set for July 26

    ALAMOSA — A free Mobility Workshop sponsored by SLV Health takes place at the Alamosa Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, July 26th at 11 a.m.

  • Benefit Frito Pie Dinner set Saturday

    MANASSA — St. Joseph’s Parish will serve a benefit Frito Pie Dinner on Saturday, July 22.

  • No 'Summer Event,' but Santa Ana set in San Luis

    Come to San Luis this weekend for the Santa Ana & Santiago Festival, planned for July 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

  • Foster to perform Mountain Rails concert July 22-23

    ALAMOSA —Legendary singer-songwriter Radney Foster is playing two days at the Fir Summit Amphitheater on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

  • Local literary magazine seeks submissions

    ALAMOSA — For eight years, the Friends of the Alamosa Public Library has published a literary magazine called “Messages from the Hidden Lake,” which features local writers and photographers from here in the San Luis Valley.

  • CRT Kid Show opens July 20

    CREEDE — The KID Show presents “I, Mac(kers)” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20-22, at Creede Repertory Theatre’s The Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.

  • Prevent bear attacks

    STATEWIDE - After several recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a sleeping camper in Boulder County, July 9, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is stressing education as one of the most effective ways to p

  • Fire BBQ is Saturday

    MOSCA — Mosca-Hooper Fire Department will hold their annual B.B.Q. on Saturday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at the Mosca-Hooper Firehouse.

  • Diabetes walk set July 22

    MONTE VISTA — Community Walk to STOP Diabetes, supporting the American Diabetes Association and hosted by Farm Fresh Direct of America, will be held on July 22 at 8 a.m. (check-in from 7:15-7:30 a.m.) at Chapman Park, Monte Vista.

  • Event set in San Luis

    SAN LUIS — Adelante San Luis, a grassroots resident lead team working on health inequities in the Culebra Villages of San Luis, invites the community to a free “Summer Event” on Sat. July 22.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Pool tournaments offer noisy fun

    ALAMOSA — I love Pool Tournament days! Excitement crackles in the air as we welcome new and old friends.

  • Quartet to play in Salida

    SALIDA — The Pacifica Quartet will play works by Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich at its concert July 22 at Salida High School Auditorium, 26 Jones Avenue.

  • Photos requested

    VALLEY — Attention Photographers: Rio Grande County Tourism Board is looking for high quality photographs that photographers would be willing to let the tourism board use for advertising purposes.

  • Headwaters Music Festival planned

    CREEDE — On August 26 and 27, Creede will host the second annual Headwaters Music Festival celebrating the historic mining town of Creede as an excellent live music venue.

  • STEM lab installed at Sargent school

    SARGENT — Sargent is excited to partner with Paxton/Patterson who has provided learning systems to schools for the past 20 years, to provide a state-of-the-art STEM lab!

  • Broadband infrastructure grants offered

    The Broadband Deployment Board, which manages the Colorado Broadband Fund within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that it is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure grants, now through September 12.

  • Taos announces young artists concerts

    Taos School of Music Young Artists Concert will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. at the Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley.

  • Museum hosts WASP program

    On Sunday, July 23rd, please plan to attend the free program at 1:30 p.m. at the Saguache County Museum.

  • Serve on weed district board

    The Conejos County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested individuals who may be willing to serve on the Conejos County Weed District Board.

  • Bike 2 Build planned Saturday

    Habitat for Humanity is hosting Bike 2 Build, the San Luis Valley Century on Saturday, July 22nd. Pedal 35-miles, a Metric Century or a 100-mile Century embraced by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains.

  • City meets on July 19

    The Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Tri-County hosts sale

    Tri-County Senior Citizens & Housing, Inc., 311 Washington St. Monte Vista, will hold a yard & bake sale on Friday, July 21, at 8 a.m. Call 852-5778.

  • Justice center ground-breaking is Wednesday

    Alamosa County will break ground on the new judicial center at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at 8955 Independence Way.

  • CO unveils new learning tools

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Early Childhood has partnered with local celebrity presenters Stephen Brackett of the Flobots and radio personality Issa Lopez to release new resources for parents designed to support childr

  • Great Sand Dunes announces summer and fall special events

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes has planned a list of events in July through September that will welcome authors, artists, and photographers. All events are free of charge. Entrance fees into the park are $15 per vehicle and valid for seven days.

  • Grant makes Azusa Pacific University Deans’ List

    AZUSA, Calif. — Alamosa resident and Azusa Pacific University student Curran Grant made the academic Deans’ List at APU.

  • Guitarist to play Latin American, European music in Salida

    SALIDA — Guitarist Colin Davin will play Latin American and European music at Salida Aspen Concerts’ second performance of the year Saturday, July 15, at Salida High School, 26 Jones Avenue.

  • Tipton's Water Rights Protection Act passes House

    Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bill to protect privately held water rights and uphold state water law passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Gaining Responsibility On Water (GROW) Act of 2017 (H.R. 23) on Wednesday.

  • Colorado's Bennet, Gardner applaud House passage of RACE for Children Act

    U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Wednesday applauded the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the RACE for Children Act as part of the FDA User Fees reauthorization bi

  • Week honors state's probation officers

    Probation officers and other Colorado professionals who help ensure public safety and provide services to crime victims while holding offenders accountable will be honored during the 2017 Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision week.

  • Blood drive is Saturday

    A community blood drive will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school building next to the Alamosa Seventh-day Adventist Church, Craft and Clark (north of the McDonald’s intersection.)

  • Lodge shares thank-you dinner

    Rocky Mountain Lodge is hosting a thank you potluck dinner for all the firefighters who came up and helped with the fire at Rocky Mountain Lodge on June 2.

  • Swap items at 'Freecycle'

    College Heights Baptist Church on the corner of Victoria and Church Avenues in Alamosa will host a “Freecycle” event this Saturday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • 'Families, farms, friends' stampede parade theme

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

  • BLM requests input for future planning

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is requesting ideas and input on how the agency can make its land use planning procedures and environmental reviews timelier and less costly, as well as ensure its responsiveness to local

  • Webinar set on water

    VALLEY -- Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s Ag Water NetWORK will host a webinar highlighting the interrelationship between agricultural water rights and irrigation efficiency on Wed., July 26, at 12 p.m.

  • RGCM hosts artist reception

    DEL NORTE— Rio Grande County Museum will host a reception on July 15 for Saguache artist, Wade Collins.

  • Maestas graduates from CSU-Pueblo

    PUEBLO – Russel R. Maestas of San Luis graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo this spring.

  • AG warns of immigration scam

    STATEWIDE– On July 11 Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman was joined by Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, and community leaders from I Drive Colorado, and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, to a

  • Enjoy Colorado cherries

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

  • Alamosa Seniors: Learn about computers at senior center in Alamosa

    One of the cool (& free) things offered each Friday at the Alamosa Senior Center is a computer consultation class with retired computer specialist, Linda Falkenthal.

  • Enter open classes at the San Luis Valley Fair

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Fair invites all Valley residents to show in the open classes at the area fair this summer.

  • MV Farmers market opens

    The 2017 Monte Vista Farmers Market starts on Friday, July 14, and will continue each Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through September.

  • Resort hosts arts and crafts fair

    On Saturday, July 15, Mountain Views RV Resort in Creede will host an Arts & Crafts Fair at the Elk Lodge on the grounds of the RV Park and Resort. Artists and vendors are invited to participate to show and sell their crafts.

  • Alamosa officials meet July 12

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, July 12, at 8:30 a.m. at Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way with agenda items including bid selection for the Mosca Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Project.

  • Old Spanish Trail weekend event planned

    The La Vereda del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association is hosting a Special Trail Event. There is no charge except for campsites.

  • Stay prepared for wildfire season

    Wildfire season is here. Last year, nearly 129,495 acres were affected by wildfire in Colorado.

  • Alamosa library hosts fun events on Wednesday

    Kids are invited to "Build a Better World" at the Alamosa Public Library this summer!

  • Protect from ticks and mosquitoes in Valley

    VALLEY — The first 2017 human case of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus was confirmed in Colorado last week, and ticks are also getting some attention in parts of the San Luis Valley as well this year.

  • Locals named to UNC Dean’s List

    GREELEY — Local students have been named to the Dean’s List of Distinction (Dean’s List) in recognition of their outstanding scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Birth: Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna

    SAN LUIS — Zanaya Amara Montoya-Ozuna was born to Tony J. Ozuna and Eilan M. Montoya of San Luis on June 22, 2017, at SLV Health.

  • Weed mapping begins

    ALAMOSA COUNTY — Alamosa County has contracted with Casias Mapping and Spraying to map all the weeds in the Northwest Weed District.”

  • Colorado State Fair entries accepted

    PUEBLO – The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the fair.

  • Alamosa Senior Citizens: Independence Day was Grandad’s birthday too

    I hope everyone enjoyed a fun filled, joyous, scrumptious and safe time celebrating our wonderful country’s Independence Day.

  • AG candidate Phil Weiser will be in Alamsoa today

    Attorney General Candidate Phil Weiser will hold a meet and greet in Alamosa County at the Campus Cafe on Poncha Avenue on Friday, July 7, at 8 a.m.

  • Saguache museum presents Karen Ballentine

    Karen Ballentine of 19th-Century News will be presenting a free program on Sunday, July 9th, at 1:30 p.m., and will be doing a book signing. Karen has written books about Alamosa, the San Luis Valley, and is currently working on a book about Spook City,

  • Tip A Cop is Sunday at Chili's

    Chili’s Tip A Cop benefit for Special Olympics Colorado athletes will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 12-8 p.m. at Chili’s in Alamosa.

  • SdC board to meet July 11

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tuesday, July 11 at 8751 Lane 7 North Mosca in the library, with an executive session from 6-6:30 p.m. and an open session starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Power through summer with potatoes

    VALLEY — With the arrival of summer is comes the season of outdoor adventure. From days spent playing in the sun or taking hikes in the mountains, folks will need the right fuel to power their performance – and potatoes are the perfect pick.

  • Limited free elk hunts available this fall in Colorado

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Crooked Wash Ranch are offering a few big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of free, unguided elk hunts on ranch property this fall. Details and qualification requirements are listed below.

  • Farmers' market begins July 8

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa for its first market of 2017 on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • Library presents 'Unearthed'

    Kids of all ages are invited to the Alamosa Public Library on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m. for a presentation by the CU Natural History Museum "Unearthed," a hands-on history event.

  • Reunion set at Centauri

    The Centauri High School Class of 1967 will hold their 50-year class reunion on July 21 and 22.

  • Friends of the refuges meet July 8

    The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will hold their annual meeting Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Crestone.

  • Music students present concert tonight at Leon Memorial, ASU

    ALAMOSA — Students from the 2017 Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will be performing a Gala Concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st, in the Leon Memorial on the Adams State University campus.

  • College for Kids comes to Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — For the first time Trinidad State will offer its popular College for Kids program in Alamosa in July.

  • VHL holds adoption day on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — The Valley Humane League will be having an adoption day on Saturday, July 1st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Big R in Alamosa.

  • Flag raising ceremony set

    LA JARA — A sunrise flag raising and program will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Jara at 5:45 a.m.

  • Hampton Inn awarded Certificate of Excellence

    ALAMOSA — Hampton Inn by Hilton Alamosa has received a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

  • Birth: Diego Alejandro Recinos

    LA JARA — Diego Alejandro Recinos was born June 6, 2017, at SLV Health to Werner Yovani Recinos Lemus and Samantha Vanessa Recinos of La Jara.

  • Birth: Liam Anthony Velasquez

    MONTE VISTA — Liam Anthony Velasquez was born on June 13, 2017, at SLV Health to Martin Velasquez and Chelsea Carleo of Monte Vista.

  • Thrillers featured in library sale

    ALAMOSA — Rock ‘em, sock ‘em thrillers in the war and spy section at Spines will be on special at the Friends of the Alamosa Library July 8th sale, two for the price of one.

  • Reed recently honored at SkillsUSA Championships

    LOUISVILLE, Kty. — A career and technical student in Colorado won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 21-22.

  • Headwaters Music Festival planned for August 26-27

    CREEDE — On August 26 and 27, Creede will host the second annual Headwaters Music Festival celebrating the historic mining town of Creede as an excellent live music venue.

  • ‘Protecting Cultural Collections’ workshop set

    ALAMOSA — Western States and Territories WESTPAS Preservation Assistance Service plans webinars and workshops on “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery.”

  • Library hosts special guest

    Youth are invited to "Build a Better World" at the Alamosa Public Library this summer. On Wednesday, June 28, the program is “Ann Lincoln” at 10 a.m.

  • Veterans meeting set for June 30th

    ALAMOSA– A quarterly Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting will be held Friday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1877 Old Sanford Rd.

  • Ladies Aid bazaar, rummage sale set July 12-13 in Creede

    CREEDE—The Ladies Aid Society of Creede will host their Annual Bazaar and Rummage Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13 at the City Gym.

  • Food safety class offered

    MONTE VISTA — A food safety class for cottage food producers will be taught on Thursday, June 29th, at 1:30 p.m. in Monte Vista at the CSU Extension Office located at 1899 E Hwy 160 (on the Monte Vista Coop property).

  • Ag secretaries issue joint statement

    Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement at th

  • Library to show 'Moana'

    Free to the community Alamosa Public Library invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library.” Join in some good old fashion movie time.

  • Democratic party chair in Alamosa

    The Colorado Democrats Statewide Listening Tour and Training with Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll will stop in Alamosa on Saturday, July 1 from 12-2 p.m. at the Alamosa Recreation Center.

  • Volunteer day set for train

    The Locomotive 169/Car B-1 Restoration Team will have its monthly Volunteer Day this Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is accepting nominations

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) begins its “Call for Nominations” for its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

  • Play it safe on the RG National Forest this Fourth of July

    MONTE VISTA — July 4th is fast approaching and with it the busiest month of the year on the Rio Grande National Forest. The following are a few tips to ensure your visit is fun and safe.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Branson trip still has openings

    Looking for a fabulous holiday trip at a great price? Look no further. The Alamosa Senior Center presents: A Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza!

  • Nonprofit Collaboration Summit is October 12

    ALAMOSA -— Save the date for the 2nd Annual SLV Nonprofit Collaboration Summit on Thursday, Oct. 12 at River of Life Church

  • Note upcoming Farm Service Agency deadlines

    USDA's Farm Service Agency's (FSA) wants to remind agricultural producers that the acreage reporting deadline for crop year 2017 spring seeded crops is Monday, July 17.

  • South Fork hosts music soiree on July 4th weekend

    The South Fork Music Association will be putting on a gathering to gear up for the Rhythms on the Rio Festival later in August. This mini fest will kick off during South Fork’s July 4 weekend festivities.

  • USCIS introduces redesigned form for green card applicants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on June 26 published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting

  • Bingo set at KC Hall

    Knights of Columbus Alamosa will hold bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.

  • MV school board meets June 29

    The Monte Vista school board meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at 395 East Prospect Avenue for a public hearing and action on the 2017-2018 budget.

  • City shares holiday trash routes

    The City of Alamosa shares its Independence Day 2017 Sanitation and Recycling Schedule: For Tuesday, July 4, the commercial route will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5, and the residential routes will run one day late, and Friday’s route July 7th will b

  • Parade entry deadline is today

    The 2017 Alamosa Independence Day Parade is coming soon. The theme for this year’s event is "Heroes Among Us." The parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th and the registration deadline is Tuesday, June 27, at 5 p.m., no exceptions.

  • County officials meet June 28

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way

  • Music conservatory faculty to perform concert

    Faculty of the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory will perform a concert on Wednesday evening, June 28th, at 7 p.m. in the Leon Memorial on the Adams State University campus. The public is welcome to attend.

  • Elks hamburger fry is Monday

    ALAMOSA — BPOE Elks 1297 in Alamosa is planning a hamburger fry for Elks members, families and guests at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26.

  • '5 wishes' presentation set

    MONTE VISTA — Steve Hunzeker from Rogers Funeral Home will be at Tri-County Senior Citizens to talk about “5 wishes, a final gift” on June 27 at 7 p.m.

  • Band invites new members

    ALAMOSA — The Valley Community Band invites community members to join the band.

  • Blue Peaks holds open house

    ALAMOSA — Blue Peaks Developmental Services invites the public to attend an open house and public forum to be held on June 28 .

  • Former resident speaks for CCA convention

    GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction with more than 600 people in attendance.

  • Ground-breaking set

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa invites the public to the ground-breaking ceremony for the Multi-Purpose Pavilion/Ice Rink at 2242 Old Sanford Road on Tues., June 27, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Parade celebrates heroes

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces that the 2017 Fourth of July parade theme is “Heroes Among Us.”

  • Deer, elk management meetings planned

    GUNNISON — Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is starting work to update big-game management plans in the Gunnison Basin. The public is invited to meetings where the planning efforts will be discussed.

  • Birth: Raven Brooke Hunter

    MOSCA — Raven Brooke Hunter was born June 20, 2017, at SLV Health to Gunther Hunter and Karissa Ann Wright of Mosca.

  • Birth: Clay David Bechaver

    MANASSA — Clay David Bechaver was born June 16, 2017, at SLV Health to Eddie and Chelsea Bechaver of Manassa.

  • Birth: Remington James McNeil

    PUEBLO — Remington James McNeil was born May 5, 2017 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo to Thomas and Jessie McNeil of Pueblo

  • Don’t kiss your chickens: commonsense tips for poultry owners

    VALLEY- During long summer evenings in the back yard, urban farmers and their neighbors enjoy watching their chickens amble about the backyard and listening to their clucking conversations.

  • Bike to Work Day planned June 28

    STATEWIDE – June is Bike Month in Colorado and the highlight is next week’s Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28, when Coloradans are encouraged to put their feet to the pedals and leave their motor vehicle at home.

  • Gallery show opens in Questa June 24

    QUESTA, N.M. — On the 24th of June come to OCHO Gallery in Questa, N.M., for an inspirational show of artwork created by more than 45 different artists during the Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out.

  • Alert: Why water and contact lenses don’t mix

    STATEWIDE — Looking to escape the summer heat, Americans will flock to local pools, waterparks, or larger bodies of water for a day of relaxing relief or to play water sports. However, contact lens wearers sometimes break important sanitation rules and ri

  • Weight Loss that Works class set

    LA JARA —Area Extension Agent Mary Ellen Fleming will be teaching a weight loss class beginning on June 27th (Tuesdays) at 4:30 p.m. at the Public Health Office (Nurses Office) in La Jara.

  • Enjoy mac'n cheese dinner

    MONTE VISTA — Tri-County Senior Citizens and Housing, 311 Washington Street, Monte Vista, will host a Mac’n Cheese Dinner.

  • Fajita dinner set June 30

    DEL NORTE—Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, will host a fajita Mexican dinner.

  • Blood drive set in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Rotary Club will sponsor an Alamosa community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27.

  • Lightning preparedness: When thunder roars, go indoors!

    STATEWIDE — Lightning strikes the ground in Colorado more than a half million times each year and with many folks participating in outdoor summer activities, it is important to learn how to protect from lightning hazards.

  • Training grants available for businesses through TSJC

    VALLEY — Businesses in southern Colorado with training needs may qualify for financial help through the Colorado First & Existing Industry (CFEI) grants program.

  • Salida Aspen Concerts announced starting in July

    SALIDA — Salida Aspen Concerts will present an array of international classical music stars in the 2017 season, including bassist/composer Edgar Meyer, pianist Joyce Yang, violinist William Hagen with pianist Orion Weiss, guitarist Colin Davin, and the Pa

  • San Luis Colchas featured in major exhibit throughout the summer in Taos

    TAOS, N.M. — The Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center is collaborating with La Hacienda de los Martinez Museum of Taos, New Mexico on their colcha folk art exhibit, “Colcha Embroidery: Traditional to Contemporary.”

  • Diverse potato recipes making menus and news

    VALLEY — Summer has begun, and it just might be the season of the spud!

  • Prescribed burn planned on Rio Grande Forest

    The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn during the week of June 26 on the Conejos Peak Ranger District in the Alamaditas area 15 miles southwest of La Jara.

  • Governor reappoints Rudder, Wade to state board, council

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced boards and commissions including the re-appointment of Bennie Jack Rudder to the Board of Veterans' Affairs and William Wade to the Developmental Disabilities Council.

  • Commodities to be distributed in Alamosa on Thursday

    The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place on Thursday, June 22rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse – 8735 Independence Drive, just north of the Department of Human Serv

  • Children's Theater Camp Will be held this weekend

    The San Luis Valley Theatre Company is offering a Children's Theater Camp on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, for 8-12-year-olds.

  • Farmer's Market welcomes vendor applications

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market seeks vendors for two market sites for the 2017 season.

  • ASU trustees hold retreat

    The Board of Trustees for Adams State University will hold a meeting/retreat June 21-23 at The Windsor Hotel, 625 Grand Avenue, Del Norte.

  • Author to speak in Saguache

    SAGUACHE — The public is invited to a book signing and free program at the Saguache County Museum on Sunday, June 25th at 1:30 p.m.

  • Grain bin safety training set

    MONTE VISTA — Two grain bin safety trainings will be held on June 26th at the Monte Vista Fire Department, 401 Broadway.

  • CSU hosts LDZ Youth Leadership Legislative Session

    FORT COLLINS — As part of its ongoing mission to educate the next generation of Latino leaders through its innovative immersive-disruptive learning model, the National Hispanic Institute will be bringing 150 students from six states (Colorado, Florida, Il

  • Entertainer Isley to inject Gunnison with humor in July

    GUNNISON — For a man who spends much of his life on the rodeo trail, entertainer Keith Isley feels right at home inside the arena.

  • National Heritage Areas launch new tour

    ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, in collaboration with Colorado’s two other National Heritage Areas, has created a new tour highlighting Colorado’s rich culture and heritage.

  • Local Pizza Huts support Gary Sinise Foundation

    VALLEY – WKRP Management, LLC., a franchisee of Pizza Hut, has announced a fundraiser to help support the Gary Sinise Foundation.

  • Join wagon train

    CHAFFEE COUNTY — Join the Chaffee County Wagon Train on Saturday, June 24, for a one-day trip across historic Colorado ranchlands from Nathrop to the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds.

  • Picnic with law officers

    Enjoy a “Picnic in the Park with Law Enforcement.” The Alamosa Police Department will be cooking hamburgers in Cole Park, the second street entrance, in Alamosa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

  • Enjoy car show in Alamosa

    Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family at Alamosa's Cole Park with the free 23rd Annual Rollin' Deep Car Show on Sunday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring low rider custom cars and motorcycles, all makes, models and years.

  • View Gunnison elk management plan

    The elk management plan for Data Analysis Unit E25, which consists of Game Management Units 66 and 67, has been completed and the document is now available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site.

  • Alamosa Elks celebrate Flag Day, Fathers Day on Sunday

    ALAMOSA — While June 14 was Flag Day on the calendar, the Alamosa Elks Lodge is planning a special celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18 for both Old Glory and the dads in our midst

  • Huge garage sale will benefit Kiwanis projects

    MONTE VISTA — Come to the Monte Vista Kiwanis Club garage sale and help support community projects.

  • AHS Class of ’77 seeks classmates

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Class of ‘77 is planning their 40th class reunion Aug 11 & 12th.

  • Community Open Studio class offered this fall

    ALAMOSA – Relieve tension and stress while creating art. The Adams State University Art Department will offer a community open studio in the fall 2017 semester.

  • SLV farm to school program awarded grant

    VALLEY – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) announced that the San Luis Valley (SLV) Local Foods Coalition will receive $99,866 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund farm to school programs in the SL

  • 23rd Bicycle Tour Colorado to make stops in Valley

    VALLEY — The San Luis Valley will welcome another group of bicyclists as the 23rd annual Bicycle Tour Colorado features the San Luis Valley loop.

  • Domestic sheep to graze in Creede area

    CREEDE — One thousand ewes, with lambs by their sides, will be spending time on the Rio Grande National Forest south and west of Creede this summer grazing under a new pasture rotation.

  • Quilt show set from June 23-25

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Quilt Guild’s annual show will be presented June 23-25 at the Rodeway Inn, 333 Santa Fe Ave. (E. Hwy. 160).

  • Summer swimming safety shared

    VALLEY — Make sure summer fun isn’t spoiled by recreational water illness. Even the best maintained pools can spread germs, so it is important to do your part to help stop germs from getting into the pool in the first place.

  • San Luis Valley Daniels scholars to attend SHIFT

    VALLEY — The Daniels Scholarship Program is proud to announce the 2017 Class of Daniels Scholars.

  • PaintCare hosts free paint recycling events throughout SLV

    VALLEY — This summer, households and businesses across Colorado will have the opportunity to drop off leftover house paint, stain and varnish for free at “Paint Sweep” events being conducted in numerous towns including three San Luis Valley locations.

  • Alamosa seniors host fun trips

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens are having a patio sale July 27-29.

  • Midsommar event at museum

    DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande County Museum will be having a “Midsommar” celebration on Saturday, June 24th, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • County to open bids

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Roundtable meets today

    The Rio Grande Basin Roundtable meets today, June 13, from 2-5 p.m. at the SLV Water Conservancy District, 623 Fourth Street, Alamosa.

  • Wish Lester well on Thursday

    Helen Lester is retiring as the executive director of Hospice del Valle as of July 1.

  • South Conejos offers free summer meals

    ANTONITO — South Conejos School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

  • Alamosa library hosts essential oils workshop

    ALAMOSA — Come to the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., for a free, hands-on workshop: “Cleaning with Essential Oils.”

  • Local students awarded credit union scholarships

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

  • Birth—Jaxon Jeremiah Tate Osmon

    MONTE VISTA — Jaxon Jeremiah Tate Osmon was born on May 26, 2017, at SLV Health to Jay Osmon and Maggie Osmon of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Kylee Bernice Guttierrez

    ALAMOSA — Kylee Bernice Guttierrez was born May 30, 2017 at SLV Health to Patrick Guttierrez Jr. and Yestly Guttierrez of Alamosa.

  • Birth — Adonai Jzoulyz Rodriguez

    ALAMOSA — Adonai Jzoulyz Rodriguez was born on May 31, 2017, at SLV Health in Alamosa to Gerardo Rodriguez and Angelina Marine Rodriguez of Alamosa.

  • How to prepare for the 2017 wildfire season

    In April, Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control issued its 2017 wildfire outlook for the state. Models currently indicate that the state can expect an average or possibly even below average wildfire season.

  • Tipton congratulates service academy grads

    Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) congratulated U.S. Service Academy graduates from the 3rd Congressional District on Wednesday. Tipton nominated the seven 2017 graduates to the service academies in 2012.

  • Race and festival planned along the Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project (RGHRP) and the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee (WCRC), a project of the Headwaters Alliance, are partnering to host their annual fundraiser, the Runoff Runoff, on June 17.

  • Bennet, Gardner announce potato research grant

    Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week announced that Colorado State University (CSU) will receive $264,600 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the spread of pathogens in U.S potato crops.

  • Tipton votes to support CHOICE Act

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act (H.R. 10), on Thursday, a bill that would reform the financial regulatory system in the face of the s

  • Alternative routes shared during Ride the Rockies

    As Alamosa hosts the beginning leg of the Ride the Rockies cycling tour this Sunday, June 11, which will host 2,000 cyclists, staff and volunteers, motorists in the San Luis Valley may want to use these alternate routes.

  • Agriculture commissioner discusses farm census

    Agriculture is built on iconic images of golden fields and livestock grazing in the pastures but there is also a complex string of business structures that can make information gathering difficult.

  • Brand assessments due to CDA by June 30

    Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado’s livestock industry and are an important part of the state’s history and culture.

  • Grant will fund first evaluation of Farm to School program

    Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) announced that Colorado State University has received $499,420 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct the first national evaluation of the Farm to School program

  • New program compensates Colorado forest protection

    Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

  • Lukondi graduates from Colorado College

    Austin Lukondi, of Alamosa graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in education and sociology.

  • Silent auction to benefit food projects

    Conejos Clean Water will be holding a silent auction reception on Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Health Center, Valley-Wide Health Systems, 10th & Dahlia Street in Antonito.

  • Community party set Friday in Alamosa

    Join the Alamosa Kiwanis Club and Alamosa Parks and Recreation to celebrate Alamosa and the arrival of the 2017 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.

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