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Field burn-off catches shed on fire

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
Alamosa firefighters were called to the south end of Harmony Road in East Alamosa about 11 a.m. Sunday for a structure fire. A resident there was burning off a nearby field when the shed accidentally caught fire. Firefighter Randy Gutierrez is shown spraying on foam as Chief Don Chapman, left, and Assistant Chief Tony Bobicki look on.
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Four plead in interstate drug case

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
Courier editor
SAGUACHE COUNTY -- Four Saguache County residents charged in a 2014 interstate drug case have pleaded guilty in Oklahoma, and the case against a fifth has been dismissed.
Spokesmen from the United States Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City said the case against Shawn N. Maminakis, 34, of Crestone was dismissed, and the other Valley residents charged in the
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UAS advisory board takes off

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA -- Recommendations for a San Luis Valley Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) advisory board are on the table.
After nearly a year of discussions about creating the board, Mike Wisdom, on behalf of the San Luis Valley Council of Governments (COG), presented the San Luis Valley County Commissioners Association last week with plans for its structure and purpose,
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ASU baseball upsets No. 1 Mesa

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
¬ALAMOSA¬, True freshman Bailey Garcia, an Alamosa High School product, chalked up the save on the bump as Adams State University upset the NCAA Div. II top-ranked Colorado Mesa State University Mavericks, 7-4, in the second game of a Saturday double header today.
The Grizzly victory, in just ASU's third season back on the diamong, ended a 21-game win streak
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New Mogote well dug, almost paid for

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
Courier editor
MOGOTE -- A Mogote family now has water again, thanks to the generosity of folks from the San Luis Valley and beyond.
Semi-retired Monte Vista resident Stan Harlan led the efforts to get a well for a family that had been hauling water since their original well went dry eight months ago.
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Objectors respond to Village decision

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
VALLEY -- Several environmental groups that had objected to Rio Grande Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas' 2014 approval of a land exchange between the Forest and the Village at Wolf Creek developer voiced their disappointment over a reviewing officer's affirmation of Dallas' decision this week.
They indicated in a joint statement released on Friday this situation would not likely be resolved
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Wolf Creek village decision upheld

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Courier editor
VALLEY -- Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas' decision to approve a land exchange between the Rio Grande National Forest and Village at Wolf Creek developer Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV) will stand.
The U.S. Forest Service announced on Thursday that Reviewing Officer Deputy Regional Forester Maribeth Gustafson affirmed Dallas' November 2014 decision, so the forest can now sign a final
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County endorses Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa County Commissioners on Wednesday voted to support a proclamation recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
In 2013, there were more than 678,000 children identified as the victims of abuse and neglect, according to Catherine Salazar, director of Human and Social Services for Alamosa County.
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Gutierrez pleads to DuPont murder

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
Courier editor
DEL NORTE -- Mark Gutierrez, 47, pleaded guilty yesterday to second-degree murder in the heat of passion for the shooting death of Edward DuPont, 27, last May in Monte Vista.
As the fatal shooting revolved around a girlfriend the two men had in common, domestic violence was also added as a sentence enhancer to the new charge to
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Mosca wastewater project progressing

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa County Commissioners (ACC) received an update on the Mosca Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Project Wednesday.
"The project is moving forward," Rachel Baird reported, "and we are in the process of applying for the additional funding it will take to complete it."
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Officials consider airport flight path

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Local elected officials might once again be faced with sorting out what may or may not fly with the SLV Regional Airport ownership and operations in the future.
Currently, Alamosa County and the City of Alamosa jointly own the property, although the operations of the airport fall primarily in the county's hands. The county is also
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SLV to get another district judge

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
VALLEY -- The San Luis Valley will add another district judge, thanks to legislation proposed by the Valley's legislators at the state capitol and signed by the governor yesterday.
State Representative Ed Vigil, a Democrat, and State Senator Larry Crowder, a Republican, sponsored House Bill 15-1034 in their respective legislative assemblies this year.
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Family seeks ‘Justice for Jacque’

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Courier editor
MONTE VISTA -- A year ago on Thursday, a bright light went out in the San Luis Valley, and Jacqueline Jones' family is still trying to make sense of the darkness.
On March 26, 2014, Jacqueline "Jacque" Jones, 23, died in Monte Vista. The circumstances surrounding her death are still the subject of an ongoing investigation by the
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Stampede books Adkins, Ballerini

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
MONTE VISTA, One of the best-known names in country music will headline the Thursday night concert for the 94th annual Ski-Hi Stampede here on July 23.
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RG questions judicial center, ice rink

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Do Valley citizens really know what is happening with the proposed $14 million Alamosa County Judicial Center?
Rio Grande County Commissioner Karla Shriver posed such a question to the San Luis Valley County Commissioners Association Monday morning during an update on the project dependent on Alamosa County voters approving a one-cent sales tax this
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Biles Guardian Angel Awards presented

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Recipients of the 2015 John and Margaret Biles Guardian Angel Awards were honored Friday night during Tu Casa's Mardi Gras Charity Ball, which was held in the Plachy Hall Fieldhouse at Adams State University in Alamosa. Last year's recipients, Debbie Sowards-Cerny, Paula Medina and Julie Gomez-Nuanes, presented this year's awards to David Mize, far left, and the GFWC Woman's Citizenship
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Be careful 'friending' city councilmen

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- With Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email usage still fresh in the news, Alamosa city council this week set up some rules for how city councilors should deal with "social media."
City "fathers" never had to worry about whether or not they should "friend" a fellow councilman on Facebook, but social media has created a
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Welsh takes Cañon job

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Courier editor
CENTER -- Long-time Center School Superintendent George Welsh announced yesterday he will be leaving Center to fill the superintendent's position in Cañon City.
"Our carefully considered decision stems not from a desire to run away from anything, but first from a realization that I probably have only six or seven years left as a school system leader," Welsh
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City pursues new ice rink, pavilion

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Winter lasted three weeks for local ice skaters who presented a proposal to the Alamosa city council on Wednesday to make the season less dependent on the whims of weather in the future.
Youth involved in the SLV Youth Hockey Association programs initiated the discussion Wednesday night to pursue construction of a 17,000-square-foot covered ice rink
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BGC Youth of the Year honored at breakfast

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Courier Publisher
ALAMOSA, "This club became my escape," said Cheyenne Trujillo, 2014 Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley.
Trujillo, a senior at Sargent High School, gave her remarks through a video and oral presentation to a large crowd Thursday for the annual BGC Youth of the Year breakfast.
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Terminal costs are under budget

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Turns out the San Luis Valley Regional Airport's new terminal construction costs are coming in under budget contrary to reports earlier this week.
The airport's board, construction team and Alamosa County representatives met Wednesday afternoon to clarify the project is not $90,000 over budget, but rather under budget to the tune of $135,000.
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Ehler takes early run at U.S. senate seat

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Charlie Ehler won't be mincing any words on the campaign trail.
The retired Air Force computer programmer from Fountain called the incumbent a jackass and socialist, the president lawless and the federal government out of control during his first official interview in Alamosa on Tuesday.
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Voters recall Varoz, Sanchez

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
Courier editor
CENTER -- Center school district voters by a large margin last night ousted two board members and retained a third in a recall election that largely revolved around Superintendent George Welsh -- who may now be leaving Center for Cañon City.
The unofficial Center School Board Election results released last night by Saguache County Clerk Carla Gomez left
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Weevils found in Sargent soup

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
SARGENT-- A bit of extra protein was dished up Monday to Sargent Elementary School students.
Several students discovered and reported to staff a "small amount of foreign and unidentifiable material" in the soup the cafeteria served at lunch, according to an email from Sargent School District Superintendent Steven Marantino addressed to parents. The food was examined under a microscope, revealing
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County payroll under scrutiny

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Bringing structure to Alamosa County is Dennis Hunt's assigned task as interim administrator, and he is investigating all the parts of a seemingly broken system.
"I am not comfortable with finance," said Hunt after presenting the Alamosa County Commissioners with an organizational flow chart Monday morning during a work session. "There needs to be
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