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A season for giving

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 2014
Ryan Werkmeister (left), manager of Chief's Liquor in Alamosa, presents a check for $1,129 to Chief Don Chapman of the Alamosa Fire Department as December's Charity of the Month. Chief's designates a local nonprofit each month to receive 10 percent of Tuesday's sales proceeds, and donations left by customers in a jar on the counter. Chapman said the donation would

Seniors, de-clutter gradually

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 23rd, 2014
Good morning everyone,
I am trying hard to downsize, and it can be pretty hard. De-cluttering can help head off problems that can force older people from their homes.
Hoarding, which most of us do, entails difficulty in discarding our possessions. It is especially difficult for older people. Paring down a lifetime of possessions can be very overwhelming. Stay

Donna K's Cat Tales: It's all about love

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
About two months ago I received an emergency call about an injured cat that was north of Ortega Middle School in Alamosa. I took her to the vet and they told me that her back end was crushed and the damage was irreparable. They wanted me to consent to put her down, but I felt that if she

County honors Sheriff Stong

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
Courier staff writer
ALAMOSA COUNTY -- Friends gathered Wednesday afternoon to say goodbye to retiring Alamosa County Sheriff Dave Stong, and thank him for 20 years of serving and protecting citizens.
"I hope I made you happy and proud," said Stong to the audience gathered in the county commissioners chambers. "We always got over the hill and made things work. It

Alamosa Seniors: Focus on positive this season

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Good morning everyone,
Stress at Christmas time, did you know that Christmas time is one of the most stressful times of the year? For some Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. But for others Christmas is a dreaded time of pain, sadness and loneliness. It seems that what you may feel the rest of the year seems

Budweiser delivers toys, joy to B&G Club

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Budweiser personnel deliver toys from their 2nd Annual Toy Drive to the SLV Boys & Girls Club in Alamosa on Friday. In front are B&G Club Director Lynn Cotton, left, and Kathy Cipriano, staff member. From left in back are B&G staff members Leah Shawcroft and Darla Malouff with Budweiser representatives Phil Catdolino, sales manager, John Naranjo, Rigo Gaspar and

Sullivan earns Road Supervisor of the Year award

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS -- On December 2nd, at the CCI Winter Conference Awards Banquet in Colorado Springs, Rio Grande County's Road and Bridge Supervisor Patrick Sullivan, was awarded the Colorado Association of Road Supervisors and Engineers 2014 Supervisor of the Year Award.
This award is a statewide competition among all 62 counties and given annually to an outstanding Road Supervisor.

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