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Governor signs veteran bill in Alamosa

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
ALAMOSA, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1444 into law on the Adams State University campus on Friday, May 27, in front of Richardson Hall.
House Bill 16-1444 Definition Qualifying Disabled Veteran Prop Tax, relates to a property tax exemption for such individuals who have been established with service-connected disability by the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Senator Bennet helps replace stolen United States Army medals to 96-year-old WWII San Luis Valley veteran

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- On May 27 U.S. Senator Michael Bennet honored Pete Vigil Sr., 96, from Capulin/Carmel, for his service to our country by returning his medals to him. Vigil's military medals were stolen years ago.
Pete Vigil Sr. served in WWII in (1942 - 1945). He was an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gunner who fought in action and received numerous
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TSJC shares year in review

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Accomplishments and milestones marked the 2015-2016 school year for Trinidad State Junior College.
TSJC President Dr. Carmen Simone presented the "Year in Review" at the Valley campus in Alamosa this week.
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County names architect finalists

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa County narrowed the list of potential architects for the new justice center to three finalists this week.
Interviews will be held with the finalists on June 20.
A review committee scored the six firms responding to the county's request for proposals for the new judicial center, jail expansion and old courthouse remodel.
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Alamosa County sees squatter influx

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa County is seeing an influx of newcomers drawn to the area by cheap land and legal marijuana, county staff told Alamosa County commissioners on Wednesday.
"We have a huge influx of residents coming into Alamosa County," said Code Information Officer Jinger Tilden.
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Essential Air Service at risk

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Just when Alamosa has a choice of airlines again, the U.S. Department of Transportation is questioning why the airport deserves any airline at all.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) sent Alamosa County, which manages the airport, notice on Friday to show cause why Essential Air Service should remain in Alamosa.
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Alamosa’s first Story Walk opens

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Courier Publisher
ALAMOSA, More than 50 people attended the ribbon cutting Saturday for the city's first Story Walk beginning on the southwest side of city hall and proceeding around and behind the public library.
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New retail liquor store splits city council vote

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- In a 5-2 vote this week the Alamosa city council approved a new retail liquor license.
The new liquor store, Calvillo's Liquor, will be located next to H&R Block across from Calvillo's Restaurant on east Main Street in Alamosa. The liquor license holder is Maria de Lourdes Lopez.
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Airport board prefers Boutique

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa's airport board on Thursday decided to recommend Boutique Air for the Essential Air Service contract for the SLV Regional Airport.
The previous night the Alamosa city council also unanimously recommended Boutique Air for the contract, which is currently held by Great Lakes.
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Ice rink/pavilion estimate way off

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Dreams of a new ice rink are in danger of melting under the heat of a glaring new truth.
The rink/multipurpose pavilion will cost about $1 million more than initially estimated.
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Tuesday fire leaves three homeless

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA --Jared Damen had only been in his residence a couple of nights before losing it to a fire Tuesday night.
Alamosa Fire Chief Don Chapman said Damen's residence was totally lost in a fire that began about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.
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City recommends Boutique Air

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Alamosa city council Wednesday night unanimously supported Boutique Air for the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract for the SLV Regional Airport in Alamosa.
Essential Air Service provides a government subsidy for the local air service provider.
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Alamosa firefighters respond to structure fire

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Alamosa firefighters respond to a structure fire in a remote area northeast of Alamosa late Tuesday evening. One of the fire trucks got stuck in the rugged road leading to the structure. Further information was not available at press time.
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OMS students assist lame pup

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Pony Boy went to school on Friday to thank the young benefactors who helped get him back on his feet -- or rather paws -- again.
Pony Boy and his sister Mallie, whose heritage includes some golden retriever and Arctic shepherd, were lucky enough to find their way into the adoptive home of Ben Doon of
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