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RG Basin snowpack is still below average

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- In light of the most recent snowpack report, the Rio Grande Basin is no longer at the bottom of the list in the state -- but it's close.
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division 3 Engineer Craig Cotten reported to the Rio Grande Water Conservation District board yesterday the Rio Grande Basin was 73 percent of
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Blood Moon

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
A blood red moon sat high in the Valley sky last night during the first total lunar eclipse visible from North and South America in 28 months. The event started shortly before midnight on Monday, and the moon turned a red hue around 1 a.m. after it first hit the Earth's umbral shadow. The moon's northern half appeared much darker
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Wilson, Morgan headline concert at Ski Hi Stampede

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
MONTE VISTA, Up and coming country music star Craig Campbell will open for Gretchen Wilson at this year's 93rd annual Ski Hi Stampede concert on Thursday, July 24th. Concert tickets will go on sale this week.
Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin''' climbed to 24th on the Billboard charts last week, while Wilson's rapid ascent to the top started with her
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Jury conflicts arise in Carpenter murder trial

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Adams State finals week and spring planting may affect the jury pool in the Gregory Carpenter trial, scheduled to begin in three weeks.
Carpenter, 51, will be tried on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the April 8, 2013 shooting death of his neighbor Jose Luis Fernandez, 36, in the Wagon Wheel Trailer Park in
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Plea entered in ASU explosive device case

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Kenan Bussen, 21, entered a plea of "no contest" to two charges in connection with a suspected explosive device discovered on the Adams State University campus last October.
District Court Judge Michael A. Gonzales explained, "You understand that a ‘no contest' plea is accepted as a guilty plea, and as far as sentencing is concerned, it is
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Weeds cost all Valley residents

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
VALLEY -- During the summer months residents' eyes are often drawn to showy vegetation on the landscape, on their trips to work, or even in gardens and flowerbeds. More often than they may realize, these bright flowering plants are weeds that can be damaging to soil, wildlife habitat, and agriculture.
A weed is often defined as a plant out
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Weaver Eppie Archuleta dies at 92

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
ESPANOLA, N.M. -- World-renowned weaver Dr. Eppie Archuleta passed away yesterday in Espanola, N.M.
Archuleta was 92.
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Dunes wilderness program inspires, unites youth

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Courier staff writer
SAND DUNES -- Lessons learned within the realm of wilderness are life everlasting for an ambassador.
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High Valley scales back tax proposal

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
DEL NORTE -- Organizers of the proposed High Valley Park and Recreation District, High Valley Community Center (HVCC), have decided to move forward on the park and recreation district with boundaries that do not include South Fork or the immediate surrounding area. 
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Man arrested for sex assault

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- On Wednesday, April 9, Monte Vista Police officers arrested Tomas Pedro Ramirez, 22, of Center, on charges of sexual assault on a child, enticement of a child and internet luring of a child.
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Alamosa 9HealthFair draws crowd, blood

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Blood flowed and hearts were beating Friday at the 19th annual Alamosa 9HealthFair.
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Curt Wilson earns 2014 Principal of the Year

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
LA JARA -- Centauri High School (CHS) Principal Curtis Wilson is the 2014 Colorado National High School Principal of the Year.
The Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP), an affiliate of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and a chapter of Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) selected Wilson for providing outstanding leadership.
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Gastro illness reported in Rio Grande County

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
RIO GRANDE COUNTY -- Rio Grande County has been experiencing an increase in reports of gastrointestinal illness. A source for this illness has not yet been identified but Public Health officials are working with local health care providers to determine a possible cause.
Anyone in the area who is currently experiencing severe gastrointestinal symptoms (such us nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal
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Sex assault: Victimization in Latino families

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
SLV Immigrant
Resource Center
VALLEY -- Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. experience sexual violence each year. Sexual violence includes any form of unwanted sexual contact from one person to another and comes in many forms. It ranges from unwanted touching to forced sexual intercourse (rape) and victims span all social classes, education levels, ages, races, genders,
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Strohmayer seeks re-election

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- Rusty Strohmayer has announced his intention to seek re-election as Rio Grande County Coroner.
Strohmayer graduated from high school in Montana and graduated from Mt. Hood Mortuary Science in Portland, Oregon with degrees in mortuary science, psychology, sociology and business.
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Monte Vistan sought in carjacking

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
VALLEY -- Local authorities are searching for a man from Monte Vista in conjunction with a carjacking Tuesday morning in Pueblo.
David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, is wanted on kidnapping and robbery charges, according to the Pueblo Police Department, which has enlisted the assistance of San Luis Valley law enforcement to locate Marquez.
Marquez had not yet
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Burglary fails

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- A burglar taking from the City of Alamosa buildings on Eighth Street and Ross Avenue couldn't complete the job Tuesday night.
City employees found the buildings on the south side of the property had been disturbed Wednesday morning, but only after finding the missing items outside on the lot's northern corner, said Alamosa Police Deputy Chief Robert Jackson yesterday
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Dunes road to be limited

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- A coming weight limit will change traffic patterns soon on Alamosa County Lane 6, the eastern route to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
The Alamosa County Commissioners (ACC) said Wednesday during their regular meeting they are moving forward with plans to impose a weight limit aiming to prevent semis carrying heavy loads from using
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Roundtable approves Mountain Home funding

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Money is still following the water in the Rio Grande Basin.
With funds to spare, the Rio Grande Roundtable on Tuesday unanimously approved a $25,000 allocation from the local basin account for a feasibility study to determine the best way to improve the efficiency of Mountain Home Reservoir both for the benefit of Trinchera Irrigation Company
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Monte Vistan sought in Pueblo carjacking

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
STAFF REPORT
VALLEY -- Local authorities are searching for a man from Monte Vista in conjunction with a carjacking Tuesday morning in Pueblo.
David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, is wanted on kidnapping and robbery charges, according to the Pueblo Police Department, which has enlisted the assistance of San Luis Valley law enforcement to locate Marquez.
Marquez had
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LLC presents character ed plans, costs

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Good character doesn't magically happen like some young people seem to think, and Future Development LLC is offering its services to the Alamosa School District (ASD) to set the record straight.
The conversation with Alamosa High School (AHS) teacher and coach Andy Lavier and AHS graduate Elario Rickey, Future Development LLC founders, about whether the ASD
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Veteran fund-raiser raises awareness

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- "Our goals are to raise support for vets and to bring vets together to support our community," Joseph Schlabach, president of Adams State University Veterans Club said at a fund-raiser banquet on Saturday.
"Veterans returning from conflict need something to hold on to, to belong to," Schlabach continued, citing statistics that reflect the challenges returning vets face.
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'Unplanned' author gives personal story

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Abby Johnson grieves daily for a little boy she named Paul, who would be 4 years old now.
She watched him die.
He is the reason she left Planned Parenthood employment to speak out against abortion.
The author of "Unplanned" shared her powerful story during the annual SLV Women's Resource Center banquet fund-raiser Thursday night
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Robots invade dunes

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Close to 100 participants and spectators gathered at the Great Sand Dunes National Park for the 8th Annual Robotics Challenge on Saturday. The participants, representing 10 colleges from across the state, competed in designing robots that would meet the challenges of obstacle courses set up in the rugged terrain of the Sand Dunes.
The event, which was presented
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Marking tires is waste of time, DA tells the city

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Marking tires by the district attorney's office is a waste of time -- for the city and the DA's office -- DA David Mahonee told Alamosa city councilors Wednesday night.
He told the council that every time tires are marked outside his office on San Juan Avenue, his staff run down and move their cars around,
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Inn of the Rio Grande sold

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
Courier Publisher
ALAMOSA, "Our ultimate goal is to be a full-service hotel consistently," said Bruce Rahmani, PHD, owner of Colorado Hospitality Services, who purchased the Inn of the Rio Grande hotel here Friday for a reported $3,165,000.
The hotel, restaurant, bar and indoor water park was sold by First Southwest Bank out of receivership. Former long-time owner Clancy Spicer died
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Polston purchase is about $800,000 away

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP) supporters are hard at work raising $900,000 to purchase the Polston property from Dan Russell before the end of June.
As of Friday, the supporters, which include Keep Polston Public (KPP) and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), had raised $82,112 and had confirmed pledges totaling $20,000, according
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La Puente begins Hunger Education Week

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
This article is part of the La Puente Hunger Education Series. This year La Puente is focusing on Food Access, Economic and Insecurity. Please check back each day from 4/8-4/12 for articles from organizations working on hunger related issues in the San Luis Valley. For more information about Hunger Education Week activities please visit www.lapuente.net or LaPuente Home Inc on
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Plan evaluates future municipal water needs

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
This is the sixth article in the Narrow the Gap water series addressing the Rio Grande Basin Water Plan.

VALLEY -- In 2004, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) completed the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) Phase 1 Study. One of the key findings of the study was that while SWSI evaluated water needs and solutions through 2030, very
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ASU budget slowly improving

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Adams State University (ASU) is turning its budget around.
On Thursday, ASU Office of Finance and Governmental Relations Vice President Bill Mansheim told the ASU Trustees during their regular meeting the institution's budget is balanced with about $30,000 "to the good."
"We've pulled another rabbit out of the hat," he said about the budget numbers and
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No foul play is suspected in death by motel

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a woman outside the Inn of the Rio Grande on Wednesday.
Alamosa County Coroner Kevin Rogers stated that his office was dispatched on Wednesday at roughly 12:15 p.m. to the parking lot of the Inn of the Rio Grande in Alamosa for a woman who passed away in
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ASU trustees address 'Atlantic' slam

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- An Adams State University (ASU) degree is not a waste of money, but rather a way to gain happiness.
Late last month, The Atlantic, a Washington D.C.-based magazine, published an online article titled "These U.S. Colleges and Majors Are the Biggest Waste of Money," which listed ASU as one of 11 schools in the nation with
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