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On the rio: Trout don’t like drought either

Posted: Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014
VALLEY -- Drought is a bad word throughout the communities of the San Luis Valley.
However, it is a word frequently used by those involved with water. Yes, in effect, every single person living here is concerned to some degree with drought. Over the last decade, Valley residents have suffered a drought that has persisted so long that the
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FFA Creed Speaking Contest

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Brittany Laske a first year Agriculture Education Students at Alamosa High School won the Creed Speaking completion hands down this year. Brittany will now compete at ASU in November in the District Contest with the winner of that completion moving on the State. From left are 1st Place winner Brittany Laske with second and third place winners Taylor Hicks
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Paw Project in Carson Auditorium

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- "The Paw Project" documentary will be presented in Alamosa at the Carson Auditorium on the campus of Adams State University on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m.
"The Paw Project" is an inspiring David-and-Goliath story of a grassroots effort by a nonprofit organization, the Paw Project, to protect cats, both large and small, from the cruel and
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Seniors take the time to vote this year

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
Good morning everyone,
It is time for Alamosa County General Election. It seems as though when it comes to going to the polls, there is one group that outshines the others and that is the senior citizens. We have voted our whole lives, so it is something that we are really committed to do. We grew up in
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Monte Vista DAR celebrates 100th

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- On Saturday, October 19th, the Monte Vista Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 100th celebration. The Monte Vista Chapter was organized October 23, 1914. Twenty eight DAR members and guests attended the celebration, which was held at the Masonic building in Monte Vista. Included in the special guests were the Colorado State Regent
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Healthcare coalitions prepare for outbreaks

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
VALLEY, Ebola and Enterovirus D-68 have been in the news, and flu season is quickly approaching. Members of two healthcare coalitions in the San Luis Valley are actively working together to be prepared in the event we would have a communicable disease outbreak.
"Working together now on preparedness efforts will provide for a more effective and efficient response in
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Rudder is 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
FORT GARLAND-- Jack Rudder has given so many hours to the Fort Garland Museum that Director Anita McDaniel often forgets he's a volunteer and not part of the staff. He has educated and entertained visitors and school groups in a variety of character portrayals such as Beaverbelly, the trapper/trader and Jackaroo, the dragoon /cavalry soldier.
He has helped
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Locally bred horse achieves Legion of Excellence

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Bred by Steffens Arabians of Alamosa, Half Arabian Gelding Thom Thom recently attained an achievement few horses do -- Legion of Excellence, denoted by a +// following his name.
Dr. Bob Steffens and his wife Karen were regular fixtures at Colorado shows from the 1990's through 2008. Dr. Bob was a formidable competitor not only in the Amateur
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San Luis Valley Health provides update on Ebola

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Chief Medical Officer, San Luis Valley Health
During times of medical need and emergency, hospitals are often the first places that the public turns to for help. Hospitals have the capacity in terms of personnel, resources and expertise to provide the highest level of care to patients during their greatest time of need. Therefore, hospitals and those individuals who comprise
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Domestic violence: blaming the victim

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
VALLEY -- Ever felt physical or emotional pain and found that other people did not understand or seem to care? Ever been harmed by someone and been told "it was your fault"?
This is blaming the victim.
Essentially, blaming the victim is a behavior where the victim of a crime, an accident or any type of abusive behavior is
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Climb the family tree

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Good morning everyone,
October is Family History Month. It is fun to research your family tree. What better way to bring families closer together than by discovering more about the stories of their own families.
As a country, we need to celebrate who we are and where we came from. Family history is a very important part of
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