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Passing the baton

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Long-time Alamosa City Clerk Judy Egbert, right, administers the oath of office for new City Clerk Kristi Duarte during Wednesday's council meeting, the first official meeting for Duarte as city clerk and Egbert's last. Egbert retires from the city after 27 years, 21 of those as city clerk. She plans to operate a freelance government consulting business. Duarte has worked
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City holds farewell for Egbert, Koskelin

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Courier editor
ALAMOSA -- Friday afternoon Alamosa said farewell to two long-time City of Alamosa leaders who were always more comfortable behind the scenes than in the spotlight.
City officials and the community turned the spotlight on Alamosa City Clerk Judy Egbert and Public Works Director Don Koskelin, however, during a farewell reception with accolades and parting gifts Friday afternoon
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Seniors: New eye treatment results in fewer eye problems

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Good morning everyone,
Today's senior citizens are reporting fewer eye problems than the seniors from a generation ago, according to a new study. Improved techniques for cataract surgery and a reduction in the prevalence of macular degeneration may be the main reason. The findings are exciting, because they suggest that currently used diagnostic and screening tools and therapeutic interventions
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Valley Community Calendar

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
April 12-13

CREEDE--Creede Community Players are performing as Creede Comique at the Ruth Theatre in Creede on April 12 and 13 in "The Red Velvet Cake War" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 658-1126. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with prices of, $12
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Study evaluates food environment in Valley

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
This article is part of the La Puente Hunger Education Series. This year La Puente is focusing on Food Access, Economic and Insecurity. Please check back each day from 4/8-4/12 for articles from organizations working on hunger related issues in the San Luis Valley. For more information about Hunger Education Week activities please visit www.lapuente.net or LaPuente Home Inc on
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Hope touches OMS students

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
At Ortega Middle School in Alamosa on Tuesday, Sharon Turpin pets Hope as Carla holds the pup. Carla, who has been caring for Hope since she was brutally shot and her throat slit in March, brought the black lab mix to visit OMS where sixth and seventh graders in Donna McDonald's (pictured at left) and Sheryl Josselyn's classes raised $343
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What does hunger look like in the San Luis Valley?

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
This article is part of the La Puente Hunger Education Series. This year La Puente is focusing on Food Access, Economic and Insecurity. Please check back each day from 4/8-4/12 for articles from organizations working on hunger related issues in the San Luis Valley. For more information about Hunger Education Week activities please visit www.lapuente.net or LaPuente Home Inc on
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'Cooking Matters' helps families eat healthier

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
This article is part of the La Puente Hunger Education Series. This year La Puente is focusing on Food Access, Economic and Insecurity. Please check back each day from 4/8-4/12 for articles from organizations working on hunger related issues in the San Luis Valley. For more information about Hunger Education Week activities please visit www.lapuente.net or LaPuente Home Inc on
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Seniors appreciate siblings, golfing

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Good morning everyone,
Tomorrow, Thursday the 10th is Golfer's Day. Golfer's Day is an opportunity to be thankful that someone invented this addicting, yet relaxing hobby. Golfer's day was likely established by an avid golf lover or group of golfers who were eager to find an excuse to get out and play, regardless of your score, you know that
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Furry Friends

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
To adopt, please call the Valley Humane League, which operates the Alamosa dog pound, at 580-4014 or 580-7853. There are also many more sweet pets who need homes including a husky mix, Dobie, neutered male with jet black coat, German Shepherd mix, boxer, and pit.
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Ceremonial first pitch

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
Alamosa first grader Peyton Sanchez, son of Charlie and Sheila Sanchez, delivers the ceremonial first pitch during Saturday's home opener for the Mean Moose baseball team with senior catcher Matt Benavidez waiting. According to a blog spot dedicated to him, "Peyton is a big spirited six year old boy living in Alamosa Colorado, who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Neurofibromatosis,
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SLV Health educates about food waste

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
This article is part of the La Puente Hunger Education Series. This year La Puente is focusing on Food Access, Economic and Insecurity. Please check back each day from 4/8-4/12 for articles from organizations working on hunger related issues in the San Luis Valley. For more information about Hunger Education Week activities please visit www.lapuente.net or LaPuente Home Inc on
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Gilleland-Edgar named owner/partner at CIA-Leavitt

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
STAFF REPORT
ALAMOSA -- CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Brenda Gilleland-Edgar has been named an owner/partner of the firm, as well as vice president of the corporation and vice president of operations.
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SLV Regional Science Fair announces winners

Posted: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Following are the place awards from the 65th San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair:

Behavioral & Social Sciences
Elementary School
First Place -- Ashanti Brady, La Jara Elementary School, Taste Perception
Second Place -- Courtney Jae Hamilton, La Jara Elementary School, Right Brain/Left Brain
Third Place -- Cameron Roberts, Saint Peter's Lutheran Elementary School, Distracted Drivers
Honorable
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