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AHS celebrates Earth Day

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
A mass of Alamosa High School (AHS) students filled the commons Tuesday to participate in an Earth Day celebration.
The AHS Earth and Environment honors class put on the event after researching what local agencies and business do to benefit the planet.
"The younger generation needs to know how to protect the Earth," said AHS senior and honors student Emma
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Mobile museum plans visit to the San Luis Valley

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
VALLEY -- This fall the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA) will spend a month touring the San Luis Valley to collect and exhibit the objects and stories of everyday people in the Valley.
The MMoAA is a nationwide oral history project and traveling museum that tours the United States. The project seeks out artifacts that may otherwise go
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Senior centers are important

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
Good morning everyone,
The Alamosa Senior Citizen center is very important to the community. Studies conclude that successful aging is more likely when individuals are actively engaged in life. Our senior center is one of the most accessible, friendly and inexpensive places that offer programs and services that promote active engagement and enjoyment of life to our Valley's senior
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Not sure this egg hunt is all it's cracked up to be

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Kelton Johnston, Del Norte, isn't sure what to think about his first Easter Egg Hunt.
Local children filled the 23 Acre Park Saturday during the Town of La Jara's second annual Easter Egg Hunt.
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Cats Alive sets clinic

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
ALAMOSA -- Cats Alive! will host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic May 3 and 4 at the Alamosa Road & Bridge, 8663 County Road 109 S, across from the Alamosa Fairgrounds and Rec Center. Cat spays are $35 and neuters $15. The first 50 participating cats 3 months of age or older can get a rabies vaccination for just $5 each.
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Westerman wins Optimist contest

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
ALAMOSA, The Alamosa Optimist Club proudly congratulates Alamosa High School Senior Ren Westerman for taking 1st Place at the Optimist Club's Zone 10 Oratorical Contest held in Pueblo on April 6. Ren now advances to the Optimist Club's Southern Regional Contest that will be held in Colorado Springs on April 19
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Boys & Girls Club offers theater gala fund-raiser

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
ALAMOSA -- For one night only, Friday April the 25th at 6:30 p.m., ASU's theater building will host a reception with fine food and an open beer and wine bar prior to 7:30 p.m. premier performance of "The Outsiders."
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Easter egg hunts planned in SLV

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
VALLEY -- Several Easter egg hunts and special events are planned this weekend in the San Luis Valley. Some of the events include:

IN ALAMOSA:
• College Heights Baptist Church, 2045 Church Ave., Alamosa, is hosting a community wide Easter egg hunt on April 19 at 11 a.m.
• Knights of Columbus is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt
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The cat came back (so did the dog)

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Several years ago friends of ours had a cat they called "Girl Kitty." They lived in Hooper in a mobile home park where the harvesters parked their vehicles. Girl Kitty jumped into one of them and left when they did.
The Stony family thought they'd never see her again but 4 months later Fred was sitting on his front deck
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Colorado Science and Engineering Fair ends well for SLV

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
FORT COLLINS -- This year's Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (CSEF) was held April 10-12 with 250 projects on display from students in grades 6 through 12, at the Hilton Fort Collins. This year's Grand and Special Awards winners were monumental; in fact, over 400 individual awards were presented at the awards ceremony.
Attached is the list of
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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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