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Freedom Summer revisited

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- "I didn't know that I would live long enough to see the fruits of our labors," Dr. Gwendolyn Zohara Simmons said during a presentation at Adams State University Thursday.
Simmons, who was one of the organizers working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), spoke about working with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mini Moose say goodbye to Geno

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Geno Chacon was more than a janitor.
For the past 35 years, Chacon served the Alamosa School District's elementary school buildings as a custodian, a technical advisor and, as it was made clear Friday morning during his surprise retirement celebration in the Alamosa Elementary (AE) 3-5 gym, a one-of-a-kind friend and mentor.
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Downtown project gets more support

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Demolition of the buildings containing the former Pink Elephant may not happen until next month, but support for the downtown economic development project continues to build.
This week El Pomar awarded the City of Alamosa $75,000 for economic development, which the city council on Wednesday night unanimously decided to apply towards the Pink Elephant Project.
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SLV gas prices are below average

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
VALLEY-- Gas is cheap in the Valley.
In Alamosa County on Wednesday morning prices were $1.85 for regular grade, $2 or less for mid-grade and $2.30 or less for premium, according to the Gas Buddy website's statistics. The state's average cost for regular grade was recorded at $1.89, and the nation's at $2.05.
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Teacher sentenced for sex with student

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
ANTONITO -- Making it very clear that what she did was unacceptable, 12th Judicial District Judge Michael Gonzales on January 16 sent Cara Leann Holman to jail for 90 days and ordered her to undergo supervised probation and register as a sex offender.
Holman was a substitute teacher in Centauri and the Sanford schools when then- Centauri principal Curt Wilson
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Maroon Pride shows spirit

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Maroon Pride is calling out to Alamosa High School coaches.
Instead of asking the Alamosa Board of Education (ABOE) for something Monday night during its regular meeting, Maroon Pride representatives Tim Hillis and Trinette Southway offered both cash and services to all sports teams in the Mean Moose nation.
"What are your wants?" asked Hillis,
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Fort Garland shop 'stirs up the pot'

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
SAN LUIS -- An old store building in Fort Garland isn't going to pot -- yet.
Following a discussion on Tuesday about water rates and tap fees for the proposed marijuana operation planned by Casey Gibbs and family in the old Hoagland Store building, the Costilla Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) backed off making any decision until the operation was
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ASU, Alamosa HS fortify relationship

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Five Adams State University (ASU) approved courses are taking the Mean Moose to the next level, and setting the path for the two schools to walk into the future of education hand in hand.
This is the first year Alamosa High School (AHS) is offering ASU dual/advanced placement (AP) courses for its students, which is the
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Basin snowpack still below average

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- It's still early.
That is the optimistic attitude water leaders are taking towards the 2015 snowpack.
Tuesday's snowpack sat at 61 percent of median for the San Juan Mountains on the western side of the Rio Grande Basin and 74 percent for the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the eastern side, and the Natural Resource &
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Blaze damages fireman's house

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
DEL NORTE -- A fire destroyed at least the lower half of a home on 10th and Spruce in Del Norte on Friday evening Jan. 16. There were no injuries.
In a cruel twist of fate, the home was owned and occupied by Del Norte Volunteer Fire Department's Gilbert Trujillo and his family.
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Mobile home parks paid up

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- It's not always the case, but Alamosa County's mobile home parks all paid their annual fees in 2014.
In the county, there are 11 mobile home parks, and each year each park is expected to pay $200 to keep its license current.

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Rollover occurs Friday night

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
Alamosa County Volunteer Firefighters respond to a one-vehicle rollover about 8 p.m. Friday night on the 9 South and 106 South in Alamosa County. Further details were not available by press time.
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Center election reset

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
STAFF REPORT
CENTER -- Saguache County Clerk Carla Gomez announced a new date yesterday for the combined recall election of Center school board members.
Gomez had scheduled the recall election for February 24 but after consulting with the Colorado Secretary of State's office determined that an election later in the spring would still comply with the law.
Gomez said yesterday
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Youth ‘paralyze resistance’

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ourier staff writer
MONTE VISTA -- Valley youth united at Monte Vista High School Friday afternoon for the Third Annual SLV Cross Systems Symposium, and they were told they have voice.
"If youth feel empowered about changes, they can make a difference in the community," said San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group School and Outreach Specialist Carey Deacon. "We want them
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ASU addresses academic fraud

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- Adams State University President David Svaldi announced the university is freezing new enrollments in its print-based correspondence courses, pending external review of the student verification process.
The measure was taken in response to a "Chronicle of Higher Education" report of fraudulent activities by an individual who admitted he completed assignments and exams and bribed test proctors on behalf
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Educators go to Mexico

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
VALLEY -- Two Valley representatives are headed to Jalisco, Mexico next month as a part of the Binational Migrant Education Initiative (BMEI).
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) selected Center Consolidated School District Superintendent George Welsh and Enid Selpulveda Rodriguez, a Monte Vista School District educator, to travel south this spring to have the opportunity to learn from both students and
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No injuries reported following gunshots heard on ASU campus

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- No injuries or damage were discovered in relation to an incident of gunshots heard at approximately 10 p.m., Thursday, January 15, near the Adams State University campus.
"This was not an active shooter incident. Officers heard gunshots from outside," said Adams State Vice President of Student Affairs Ken Marquez.
He added no suspects have yet been
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'Be a Buddy' founder wins national award

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., Isabella Griffin has done it again.
The Heart of America Foundation announced this week Griffin, an Ortega Middle School sixth grader, is the first place winner of the 2014 Gee Whiz Kids Award.
The Gee Whiz Kids Award is designed to honor exemplary children age 12 and under, who represent the best of their schools and communities,
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Arrest made in 'Brother Anthony' case

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
SAN LUIS -- Although Costilla County resident Anthony "Brother Anthony" White is still missing, authorities within the last week arrested Wayne Kurt Johnson for crimes against the missing man.
Responding to a welfare check in late 2013 Costilla County Sheriff's Office deputies initially began looking into the apparent disappearance of White, also known as Anthony Ferrer, AJ White, and Gerry
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Water case in justices' hands

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Whether or not Closed Basin Project water can be used to offset injurious depletions in the San Luis Valley's first water management sub-district is a question resting with the Colorado Supreme Court.
If the higher court decides project water is not appropriate for that purpose, water management sub-districts would have to find about 9,000 acre feet
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Educators divided on standards

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
Courier staff writer
VALLEY -- A Colorado Education Association (CEA) survey conducted late last year found teachers across the state are split on the effectiveness of academic standards, but agree too much time is spent on testing.
CEA surveyed 2,681 certified members from 115 different Colorado school districts between November 25 and December 8, 2014, and the results have UniServ Director
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Officials sworn in on Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY --  Elected officials took their oaths Tuesday morning at the Alamosa County Courthouse.
It was old hat for most of the officials sworn in by District Judge Michael Gonzales. Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder Melanie Woodward, Alamosa County Treasurer and Public Trustee Lois Widhalm took the oath for the third time, both entering their ninth year
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Current moisture less than this time last year

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Similar to last year -- but not quite as good -- the moisture situation in the northern part of the Rio Grande Basin is better than in the southern end.
The current storm moved in from the south, however, so local forecasters were hopeful the southern part of the Valley would receive some moisture.
"We are
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Center recall touches Alamosa, RG Counties

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Recalling two Center Board of Education directors isn't just a Saguache County plight.
Alamosa and Rio Grande County will both have to accommodate the Tues., Feb. 24 special election to recall Phil Varoz and James Sanchez, and possibly Richard Barela and Yuridia Cendejas because both have properties falling within the Center Consolidated School District's boundaries.
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Alamosa County unclear about Pink Elephant plans

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Pink Elephant demolition plans are not clear to Alamosa County, a partner in the effort to clean up the east end of Sixth Street.
Alamosa County Road and Bridge Manager Phil West told the Alamosa County Commissioners Tuesday morning he was unclear what the City of Alamosa and the Alamosa County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)
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