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Illegal street racing charges pending

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
VALLEY -- Several local San Luis Valley residents are facing a combined 173 charges for illegal speed contest, illegal speed exhibition, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.
"The difference is in the amount each is facing," Colorado State Patrol Trooper Lance Curry explained. "Some have a few charges and received summons and others were arrested or turned themselves in."
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McBride defendants face the judge

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
MOSA -- One by one the defendants associated with the Floyd Dale McBride murder are making their way through the court system, trailing other past charges behind them.
The primary defendant in the shooting death of McBride is Lonnie Cooper, 43, charged with numerous counts ranging from kidnapping to first-degree murder.
Two defendants charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault
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Judge denies bond reduction for Malouff

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- District Judge Michael Gonzales on Tuesday denied a bond reduction request for Lane Malouff, 30, Alamosa.
"The danger you pose to the community is too high for me to reduce the bond," Judge Gonzales told Malouff.
Malouff has two cases before the judge, one involving assault and attempted murder charges dating to a June 21 incident
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Travel delays expected on Wolf Creek Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
SW COLORADO, Motorists will experience a delay on US Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass Thursday morning, Dec. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the pass at 6:30 a.m. to conduct avalanche control operations. Motorists driving both eastbound and westbound may encounter as much as a two-hour travel delay. It is anticipated Wolf Creek Pass will open by
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Alamosa welcomes comp plan input

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- Those who missed public input meetings last week regarding Alamosa's proposed comprehensive plan still have an opportunity to review and comment on the plan before it goes to the city planning commission for approval next month.
The planning commission will hold a public hearing on the plan during their meeting the end of January, with possible
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New Speaker of the House hits the ground running

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- New Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran is already preparing for the new legislative session in January.
"I am looking forward to the upcoming session and to working with Republicans and Democrats to address issues Coloradans deal with every single day," she said during a visit this week to the San Luis Valley.
A Democrat
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World AIDS Day observed at ASU

Posted: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016
The vocal jazz ensemble 68 West started the World AIDS Day candlelight vigil by performing "Seasons of Love" from the musical "RENT" on Thursday, Dec. 1. The group also sang Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors."
Students, faculty and community members hold a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from AIDS at Adams State University's Student Union Building for World
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Rust murder suspect bound over

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
SAGUACHE -- A visiting judge ruled late Wednesday there is probable cause to try Charles Moises Gonzales, 46, on all four counts in the murder of Michael D. Rust -- first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, tampering with evidence and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Crime of violence enhancers are attached to the murder and burglary charges.
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Former resident charged with toddler's death

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Former Alamosa resident Miranda Rabago, 27, most recently living in Santa Fe, N.M., is in custody for the death of her 18-month-old son Ares Baroz who was born May 5, 2015 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa.
Rabago was arrested and charged with child abuse and reckless child abuse resulting in death in connection with
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No reduced bond for Devin Cooper

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Whether he had something to do with his death or the disposal of Floyd Dale McBride's body afterwards, Devin Cooper, 19, will not post bail short of $500,000.
Alamosa County Court Judge Daniel Walzl on Wednesday denied a motion from Cooper's attorney Guillermo Garibay to reduce Cooper's bond to $100,000.
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One of the suspects in McBride murder case sentenced on burglary charge

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- Drugs have been Theodora Travers' downfall, District Judge Michael Gonzales told her Tuesday when he sentenced her for a 2015 burglary case.
"I can't tell you what a mess you have made for yourself and your life, how deep in the hole of drugs you have allowed yourself to go down and stay down," Gonzales told
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November ends with chilly flurries

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- After a predominantly mild November, Alamosa received its first full snowfall over the weekend, with no more 50-degree days in sight for some time.
In fact, high temperatures will barely rise above freezing in the San Luis Valley in the foreseeable future.
It could be worse, however. In 1952, the low temperature was 27 degrees below
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Comp plan ready for more public input

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
Courier Editor
ALAMOSA -- Local residents helped design Alamosa's future through comprehensive planning sessions in the past and have another opportunity next week to make sure their ideas are incorporated in the plan.
The city with consultant RPI Consulting plans two public input open houses for residents to give feedback on the draft comprehensive plan: from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
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Shop Small Saturday!

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
Shop San Luis Valley small businesses for Christmas.
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La Puente shares Thanksgiving with community

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
In its annual tradition of a community Thanksgiving dinner, La Puente in Alamosa opened its doors to all who wanted to share in a meal and fellowship together on Thursday. No on left hungry after the turkey dinner with all the fixings.

It's a hand off as Deb on pies and rolls makes a successful dinner roll pass to
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