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Karie Valdez opens senate

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
DENVER -- The San Luis Valley's own Karie Valdez was accepted to open the Colorado Senate on their 70th General Assembly of the First Regular Session on February 18 by reciting the Pledge of the Allegiance.
February 18 was Awareness Day For Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Karie is the Vice President of People First and has been

Moffat reunion in the works

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
MOFFAT -- Save the date for the last Moffat School Reunion to be held in the old building. Plans are not finalized but the date is June 13.
The old main building at Moffat is 99 years old and the school received a BEST grant for the construction of a new building. The building project is in full swing and

Seniors: Taxes and spring

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015
Good morning everyone,
I have been working on the Square February. Remember 2015 was perfectly square, not just 4 of each day in the month. I will investigate further and let you know what I find out. I apologize if I offended anyone.
For years we did do taxes here at the Senior Center for free. Last

Please help relocate Jaxson the alligator

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
HOOPER -- On January 14 the Los Angeles Animal Services found an 8-foot alligator in the back yard of a Van Nuys home.
"Jaxson" had been living there for nearly 40 years and belonged to Jim and Laura Mattson. When Jim passed away two years ago, Laura tried to find a good home for Jaxson with no luck.

Four-generations strong

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Pictured is the four-generation family of Karen Chabot of Snyder. Seated are Chabot with great-grandson Forrest Lee Tedford and his mother Jordan Tedford of Greeley and grandmother Loretta Beiriger of Hooper.

It’s a rare square February

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Good morning everyone,
Betty Brown, one of our members shared this with me and I would like to share it with you. This is very interesting; 7 times 4 equals 28. The number of days in February.
Did you know we are currently in a "Square February"?
This February cannot come into your lifetime

Bread baking class set at College Heights Church

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
ALAMOSA -- Enjoy a bread baking class with Serena on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m. in the pristine kitchen and spacious fellowship room of the College Heights Baptist Church, 2045 Church Ave., across from the Ortega Middle School Alamosa.
The church is located on the corner of Church Ave. and Victoria St. in Alamosa. Call if

Alamosa County Commissioners proclaim FFA Week

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Alamosa County Commissioners present the FFA Week proclamation to representatives of the Sangre de Cristo FFA chapter during the commissioners' February 11 meeting. From left are Nicole Johnson, Jacie Gilmore, Chapter President Katelyn Adams, Commissioner Marianne Dunne, Commissioner Michael Yohn, Erica Sinclair, José Mix, Zach Horning, sponsor Matt Sinclair and Commissioner Darius Allen.
Courier photo by Ruth Heide

Holmes turns 85

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- The family of Beth Holmes, formerly of Bountiful and San Luis Valley Savings and Loan, is requesting a card shower to honor Beth's 85th birthday on March 4th. 
Cards can be mailed to Beth Holmes, 3301 West 2nd #38, North Platte, Nebraska 69101.

Centauri High School hosts free tax site to help community

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
LA JARA -- While many adults feel overwhelmed by the prospect of doing their own taxes, IRS-certified students at Centauri High School are helping struggling families with free income tax preparation through the Tax Help Colorado program. Centauri High School's free tax site will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays now through March 17 to help individuals and families with

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