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Posted: Thursday, Sep 19th, 2013


September 19

DEL NORTE — On Thursday, September 19th, Civil Air Patrol will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Del Norte at the Patriot University building on French Street. The meeting will be discussing aerospace. Contact Ruth or Bob at 657-9028.

ALAMOSA — The monthly Alamosa County Republican meeting will be at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Mulligans on the Green restaurant at the golf course in Alamosa.

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School ninth, tenth and eleventh grade parents are invited to the school tonight at 6 p.m. to learn about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment courses, course requirements and how to prepare for college early.

At 6:35 p.m., a session for senior parents is being offered; focusing on the college bound student and graduation requirements. Senior parents will receive information on the college application process, scholarships, grants, federal aid and high school graduation information.

Friday, September 20

DEL NORTE — Celebrate Oktoberfest in Del Norte from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. The festival will include craft beer tastings, live music and local food vendors. Tickets are $15 for non-drinkers, $25 to include beer. Contact: 657-0681.

ALAMOSA — The Center for Restorative Programs and the ASU theater department are hosting a unique theater going experience for opening night of ASU 2013-14 season opener, “Getting Out”. Theatergoers are invited to attend a pre-reception with wine and appetizers as well as a talk back session after the performance. Before the play, presenters will speak briefly about healthy approaches to conflict prevention and resolution. Following the play, the actors and the director will join the discussion during a talkback session. Opening night for “Getting Out” is on Friday, September 20. Tickets that include the pre-reception, play, and talk back are $30. Tickets are available at ASU box office, by visiting www.restorativeprograms.org, or by calling 589-5255.

ALAMOSA— The Colorado Field Institute invites the public to join them for a trip out in the field. The third trek of the summer field series will be a tour of the Closed Basin Project. The group will meet on Friday, September 20, at 9 a.m., in the parking lot of the Bureau of Reclamation Office, 10900 E. U.S. Hwy. 160, Alamosa, about two miles east of Alamosa on the south side of Highway 160.

This is a half-day tour; the group will wrap up around 11:30 or 12 and participants are on their own for lunch. The cost of the tour is $5 for members, $5 for students, and $15 for nonmembers.

Please register at: www.coloradofieldinstitute.org or call Judy Lopez at 719-580-5300.

September 20 – 22

LA GARITA — Backcounty pilots host the First Annual La Garita Creek Fly-in on September 20-22. To request a cabin rental and to submit the liability waiver form visit www.flycolorado.org. Events include a cash only dinner at the La Garita Creek Trading Post on Friday, Sept. 20.  Transportation to and from the airstrip will be provided. The main barbecue dinner will be on Saturday, Sept 21, in the evening.

A fly-out to Creede’s Mineral County Airport for breakfast is an option on Sunday morning. Horseshoe pits, volleyball court, fishing and hiking are available on the ranch. Nearby Hooper Sand Dunes Pool airstrips also welcomes pilots to stop by for a swim during the fly-in.

September 21-22

ALAMOSA — The feline spay/neuter clinic coordinated by “Cats Alive!” on September 21 and 22 will be hosted by the Valley Humane League at their Estrella Road location near Alamosa. Register at www.catsaliveslv.com or call Michele Wayland at (719) 966-9536 or (719) 837-2885. The cost to neuter a male cat will be $15 and the cost for spaying a female cat is $35.


September 21

ALAMOSA — The Annual Elks Fall Fest and James Duran Remembrance will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to dusk at 405 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, with live music all day, silent auction, chili cook-off, beer garden and vendors. Contact: 274-3464.

SARGENT — The Rio Grande Squares Dance Club will host a dance on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Sargent School Elementary Gym, 7090 N. Cty Rd 2 East, Monte Vista, from 7-9:30 p.m. For information call Sylvia, 303-517-8199 or sylarmijo@yahoo.com, Charlie, 850-0864 or Mollie, 588-7526 or mollie235@q.com

DEL NORTE — Wild Vistas, the wildlife landscapes of Patrice Walker, will be displayed at the historic Windsor Hotel in Del Norte with an opening reception from 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 21. A portion of sales will help restore wildlife habitat destroyed in the West Fork Complex Fire.

ALAMOSA — Run for Their Lives 5K or 10K to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Register at run4slvcac@gmail.com

ALAMOSA — Come together for free outside fun including food, games, hayrides, songs, roasting marshmallows and cooking hot dogs over an open campfire on Saturday, September 21, starting at 5 p.m. at Alamosa Christian Church, 410 McQuerry St. a block north of Hwy 160 at McKinney Street and McQuerry Street in Alamosa.

CRESTONE — Support the local foods movement during the Harvest Moon Soiree on September 21 with Frisbee golf at 4 p.m.; mingling and local libations at 5 p.m.; local farm dinner at 6 p.m.; and music at 7 p.m. at the Yak and Cracker Cafe of Chokurei Ranch. Buy tickets or donate tickets to support the event at slvlocalfoods.org

Tickets available at the door, but please RSVP. Call 719-937-2319.

September 22-23

ALAMOSA/SOUTH FORK — The FIREBALL RUN TV series will film Day 2, Season 7, FIREBALL RUN All Stars & Movie Cars in Alamosa. Events in Alamosa include: September 22, 4-6:30 p.m. at San Juan and Main St., Community Meet & Greet and Live Streaming “On the Run with Ron Seggi;” and September 23; 8-9 a.m. at San Juan and Main St., Green Flag & Police Escort, Live Coverage. Day 3 will be filmed in South fork with events including: September 23; 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the South Fork Visitors Center, Community Meet & Greet and Live Streaming “On the Run with Ron Seggi.” See www.fireballrun.com

Monday, September 23

CREEDE — Mineral County Public Health offers influenza vaccinations Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment for $20. Contact: 658-2416.

Tuesday, September 24

ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus begins rehearsals September 24 in the Adams State Music Building room 117. Valley Community Chorus is open to all adults in the San Luis Valley including high school students, in 9-12th grades. No auditions are required. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Contact Dr. Beth Robison, director, at 587-7300 or brobison@adams.edu, or call the Adams State Music Department Office at 587-7621.

Wednesday, September 25

LA JARA — The Northerners Senior Citizens next casino trip is planned for September 25. Call 274-4029.

ALAMOSA — Preventing bullying in schools is the subject of a free day-long training session being presented on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Inn of the Rio Grande, 333 Santa Fe Ave., in Alamosa. The training session is offered to school administrators, teachers and other school faculty members. The session begins at 8 a.m. Participants must be pre-registered. Go to www.Colorado.gov/CSSRC.

ALAMOSA — The Adult/Other Fun Run (2 miles) will be on September 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Alamosa Elementary. Register at the elementary offices for $20 before the race or $25 on the day of the race.

September 28-29

DEL NORTE — Volunteers are invited to help build a new trail in the Stone Quarry area near the Limekiln trail system just off Hwy 160 in between Del Norte and Monte Vista Sept. 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register in advance at www.voc.org/projects or call Brink Messick at 719-655-6133. No experience is necessary.

October 4-5

SAN LUIS — Congreso de Acequia will be held Oct. 4-5 in San Luis with kickoff at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Center in San Luis and sessions beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5 in the Centennial School Gym. Lunch is included. Cost is $20 for farmers and ranchers; free for students 18 and under; and $100 for others. Contact 719-695-0060 or go to www.sangreacequias.org


ANTONITO — The Antonito Senior Center has a few seats available for the trip to Branson, Mo. sponsored by the Antonito Seniors from October 5-13.  Those who want to join the Branson Show Extravaganza contact the center by September 20.  This trip is open to all adults 21 and older.  It includes: admission to seven fabulous shows; day cruise/show on the Showboat Branson Belle; 9 day 8 nights trip includes transportation, lodging, 14 meals and more.  $859 double occupancy.  The group will depart from the Antonito Senior Center at 701 Main Street, Antonito at 8 a.m., and then stop at Blake’s Lota Burger, 119 E Paseo de Onate, Espanola, NM for more passengers.  Please call Virginia, 376-2294 for more information.

VALLEY — Attention homeschoolers:  Shared Schools still has room if you are interested.  The group will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays this year.  Questions please call Denise Cadicamo at 849-8902.

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa is soliciting another round of proposals from local or regional artists or groups of artists to display their work throughout the City Hall and Library Complex. Deadline to submit an application is Monday, September 23. All of the details may be found www.cityofalamosa.org or contact City of Alamosa Community Activities Manager Andy Rice at 589-2105/ arice@ci.alamosa.co.us

LA JARA —The Conejos County Farmer’s Market is held in La Jara next to the town hall on Friday afternoons between 3 and 7 p.m. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, paintings, homemade soap, and crafts from local artisans. To become a vendor, please call 588-9584.

SAGUACHE—Downtown Saguache Farmers’ Markets are held every Friday afternoon running through Oct. 4 from 2-6 p.m. at the new “Pocket Park” adjacent to the Ute Theater. Contact; Tracy Benton at (806) 543-8337, or stop by the Welcome Center at 404 4th St. for an information packet.

CENTER — Veterans are welcome to learn about the range of benefits they have earned at the Center Public Health and Social Services building on the last Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 719-655-2680.

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Public Library is carrying the online language-learning software by Mango Languages free of charge to patrons. Call Alamosa Public Library, 589-6592.

ALAMOSA — The GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa is selling pinwheels for $5 (with pinwheels to be placed in the advocacy center’s garden) to help build the Children’s Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley. To purchase a pinwheel through September, please contact Bessie Konishi at 589-6546, Arvilla Weldon at 589-7365 or Tu Casa at 589-2465.

ALAMOSA — Habitat Store is open every Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 530 State Avenue, on the corner of Sixth and State in Alamosa. Habitat accepts donations of gently used building materials and home furnishings and what it cannot use for building projects, it resell to the public at discounted prices. All proceeds then go into our building program. Habitat is a self-help housing program for the San Luis Valley. Call 589-8678 or check out www.slvhabitat.org

VALLEY — Cats alive needs cat food for volunteers who are feeding feral and abandoned cats and kittens. To donate cat food, please contact Donna Ditmore at 589-5952 or email catsaliveslv@gmail.com

ALAMOSA — La Puente Home is requesting hygiene kits to assist the less fortunate of the San Luis Valley. Often guests arrive to our homeless shelter without even the most basic of necessities. For this reason, La Puente provides kits full of hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, razors and cream, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, washcloth, etc. Unfortunately, La Puente is running dangerously low on these kits and needs the public’s help. To create a few kits, just load a few small tote or plastic grocery bags with the sort of everyday hygiene supplies that everyone uses and bring the bags to La Puente. The bags may be customized for women, men, or children. Contact: 589-5909.

ALAMOSA — Mindful Meditation for Medical Management is every Tuesday, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. at the SLV Regional Medical Center Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main St. Mindful meditation helps with chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, tinnitus, and other chronic medical conditions. Contact 589-8008.

ALAMOSA — Around 45,000 meals are served at La Puente shelter every year. For the past three years, La Puente has not had a budget for food but has relied on the generosity of the community to continue feeding so many individuals in need. Please consider donating any extra food to La Puente Shelter. Call 589-5909 or drop off donations at 913 State Avenue, Alamosa.

ALAMOSA – SLV Regional Medical Center has teamed up with the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program to provide free (colon) screenings to the underserved. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection. Another grant funded program through SLVRMC and the Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services. Call SLVRMC Patient Navigator Theresa Curtis at 587-6319.

ALAMOSA — La Puente’s Office of Outreach Services is requesting any donations of chopped wood. Outreach Services provides families with firewood for the winter months. Contact Sue at 587-3781 extension 23.

ALAMOSA — Cancer patients and survivors are invited to meetings of a cancer support group on the third Wednesday of every month from 12-1:30 p.m. in the SLV Regional Medical Center Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa. This is a unique opportunity to meet with other cancer survivors who are either in or beyond treatment. The cancer support group is sponsored by the SLV Regional Medical Center Oncology/Infusion Clinic and SLVRMC Behavioral Health and San Luis Valley Mental Health Center. Contact: SLVRMC Patient Navigator Theresa Curtis at 719-587-6319.

ALAMOSA — Sierra Blanca Chapter #43, Order of The Eastern Star, meets on the first and third Mondays, at 7:30 p.m. at the Alamosa Masonic Hall, 512 San Juan Ave.  For more information call Sharon at 589-4320.

ALAMOSA — Veterans Therapeutic/Support Group meets every Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. at 315 State Ave. Ste 101, Alamosa. Please call 588-8885 to register or email d.counselingservices@hotmail.com

HOMELAKE — The Homelake Veterans History Center Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon and from 1-3 p.m. or by appointment. Appointments can be arranged by calling 852-5118 or 580-0023.

VALLEY — Parents, grandparents and members of the community: Girl Scouts of Colorado invites you to become a mentor by volunteering with us. Share your interests, talents and leadership skills to help change a girl’s life forever. Please contact cheryl.martinez@gscolorado.org or 588-3825.

ALAMOSA — Join Alamosa Public Library every Friday for fun, innovative and engaging programming for Storytimes.  Toddler Time ages 3 and under will be at 9:30 a.m. and Storytime ages 4 and up will be at 11 a.m.  Call Becky at 589-6592.

VALLEY — Those who are expecting or already parents of multiples are invited to help establish a local chapter of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Call or text Christina Beiriger at 849-1253.

ALAMOSA — Light bulbs containing mercury may be recycled at the Christine Caton Insurance Agency just east of the Alamosa Post Office. Contact: 589-9031.

VALLEY — Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op, a volunteer-run food cooperative featuring fresh, high quality produce at wholesale pricing, is currently on a two-week rotation. Contribution is $18 for first time participants and $15 for returning participants. Sites are currently at the High Valley Community Center in Del Norte, Marsh Elementary School in Monte Vista and at the Gyllings’ property in La Jara. Visit www.BountifulBaskets.org or call or email Vilate Thacker 719-659-9174, vilatekthacker@gmail.com

SOUTH FORK — Kiwanis meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in South Fork. Contact: Karen Miller, 719-873-5466 or email mkmillermink@aol.com

DEL NORTE —Every second Saturday of each month the Rio Grande Sportsman Club shooting range will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost will be $5 per person; children under 13 are free. Shooters must provide and wear their own hearing and eye protection. An NRA certified Range Safety Officer will always be present. For the safety of everyone, shooters must follow Range Safety Officer instructions.

The range is located 1.3 miles west of the Regional Landfill turnoff. Turn south off US 160 onto Rifle Range Road, at about mile marker 207.5. Please contact Greg Carpenter 580-0355, Dr. John Alfson 850-2712, or Dave Pote 580-0738.

VALLEY — For those who would like to connect with other artists in the San Luis Valley, announce their work or are just interested in getting email announcements about the arts in the Valley, the SLVArtsannouncements group is available for them. Email slvartsannouncements-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, or if for those who have a Yahoo account go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slvartsannouncements/

ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health Department encourages young adults to seek reliable information about pregnancy, birth control and sexually transmitted infections at www.Beforeplay.org. Beforeplay.org is a website that encourages young adults to take responsibility for their sexual health by having conversations with their partners, friends, family members and medical providers. Call Alamosa County Public Health Department at 589-6639.

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa has vacancies on some of its advisory boards. Applicants must be city residents, verified through voter registration. For more information and application forms, go to www.cityofalamosa.org or call the Alamosa City Clerk’s office at 589-2593 ext. 8.

CREEDE —The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Creede is seeking donations of cell phones, computers and other electronics. The items will be recycled and proceeds will be donated to veterans’ projects including Homelake and VFW sponsored organizations. For more information and to see if an item might be useful, please contact Betsy Strawn at 580-5983.

ALAMOSA — The Freedom Writer’s Community Writing Workshop meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the La Puente Outreach Conference room, 929 State Ave., Alamosa. Participants spend time writing, learning how to become better writers, sharing their work with each other and listening to others share their works. Everyone is welcome. The second Wednesday of each month is an Open Mic at Milagros to share works with the greater San Luis Valley community. Call La Puente’s office of Community Education for information, 587-3499.

MONTE VISTA —The Monte Vista Historical Society has commemorative playing cards for sale, depicting various buildings and events in Monte Vista’s history, available at the MV Coop, MV City Hall, and the MV Information Center for $10 per deck.

ALAMOSA— School groups, birthday parties, scout troops, or clubs are welcome for a day of challenge and fun at the Adams State College Adventure Program Indoor Rock Climbing Wall. Groups of six or more can reserve the wall for private climbing experiences. ASAP staff will be available during group climbs to instruct participants how to belay and climb safely. For more information please contact Levi Wilner at 587-7813, or leviwilner@adams.edu or visit asap.adams.edu

ALAMOSA —Toastmasters meets every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at Trinidad State Junior College in Room 132. Everyone is welcome.

SOUTH FORK — Recycle - Creede will stop in South Fork every third Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information contact 658-2020 or recyclecreede.org

ALAMOSA — Colorado State Patrol Office offers a Car Seat Fitting Station at the Colorado State Patrol Office, 3110 First Street in Alamosa, on the first and third Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment, 589-2503. Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect, install or replace car seats. Up to 90 percent of all car seats are installed INCORRECTLY. If a car seat is replaced, a cash donation will be requested.

ALAMOSA —The San Luis Valley Blue Star Mothers meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Alamosa. For more info call Vicki Jones at 852-3123.

ALAMOSA —Tu Casa is now hosting groups for survivors of sexual assault, date rape, marital rape, and sexual abuse as a child. These groups are open to the community and area held at the Tu Casa office every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. For more information call 589-2465.

ALAMOSA — La Puente recently started a program for homeless veterans struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness. The six month to one year program provides transitional housing, one on one case management, transportation to appointments and a tailored plan to help veterans get back on their feet. Please call 589-5909.

ALAMOSA —La Puente Homeless Shelter in Alamosa needs the following: canned vegetables, fruit, tomato products, pasta, sauce, beef, chicken, beans, fresh vegetables and fruit, canned tuna, peanut butter, cereal, rice and coffee; hygiene kits with items such as soap, shampoo, razors and cream, toothbrush and paste, deodorant, washcloth, etc.; spoons; work boots and pants in men’s sizes; blankets; towels; work gloves and hygiene products; mattresses and basic furniture; cups, mugs, jars, and glasses of all shapes and sizes. La Puente is also requesting simple items such as food donations and adult gifts for shelter guests. Practical presents might include gift cards, gas cards, or first aid supplies. La Puente’s children’s program needs recreational equipment such as educational games and sports safety gear. All programs need gas cards to help defray the high cost of fuel. Donations can be dropped off at 913 State Avenue, Alamosa. Call 587-3499 with questions.

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Food Bank’s most pressing needs are: eggs, produce of any kind, rice/grains, tomato products, canned corn, cereal, peanut butter, tuna, pasta, macaroni and cheese, soup, baby formula, dry or canned beans, canned fruit, flour, dry milk, fruit juice (non-perishable) and frozen meats. Call 589-4567.

MONTE VISTA — Do you have a talent or hobby you enjoy sharing with others? Why not consider teaching a Community Education Class through the Byron Syring DELTA Center. Instructors typically charge fees to offset their costs. Call Jenny at 852-2212.

MONTE VISTA — Dharma Study Group Meditation Study and Practice occurs from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays at the Monte Villa Inn in Monte Vista. Participants may bring a cushion or blanket for the meditation practice. For more information call: Tetsuko at 852-2868.

VALLEY — Habitat for Humanity works with volunteers and applicants to build simple, affordable homes. For information and to request an application, please call the habitat office at 589-8678.

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley Housing Coalition offers affordable low interest loans to make home repairs with funding available on first come, first served basis. Call 587-9807 or pick up an application at 529 Main St. #6, Alamosa.

VALLEY — If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of domestic violence, contact Tu Casa’s 24-hour hotline at 589-2465 or visit their website www.sluvtucase.net.

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Food Bank needs several items to help assist those in need in the San Luis Valley including lotions, towels, coffee, boxed goods, jelly, sandwich bread, feminine hygiene products, and shaving cream. Please deliver donations to the Monte Vista Food Bank on Tuesday or Friday from 2- 4 p.m. or call Sarah Elsey at 587-3499.

ALAMOSA — Biggles’ Battle Mountain Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is in need of blankets, towels, Igloo doghouses and dog and cat food and financial donations. The shelter is a “no-kill” shelter. Donations may be left at/mailed to 76 El Rio in Alamosa. For more information call the SLV Animal Welfare Society at 587-WOOF (9663.)

VALLEY — Residents of the SLV now have access to low cost HIV screening and testing through grant funding. The cost of the test is $5 each, though no one will be denied services if unable to pay. Please contact Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Alamosa at 589-4906 for confidential information and appointment times.

ALAMOSA — If there is a member of your family, or a family you know that is prone to wander away from home and become confused or lost, possibly due to a medical situation such as Alzheimer’s, a dementia disorder or Down syndrome or autism, the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office offers CARE TRAK. Call the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office at 589-6608.

ALAMOSA— La Leche League of the San Luis Valley holds its monthly meetings on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Hospice del Valle, 524 Main St in Alamosa. Pregnant and nursing women are welcome to attend with their children and babies. Please call 587-3657.

ALAMOSA — A support group for neurological diseases meets from 4-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the old restaurant part of the Grizzly Inn in Alamosa. Both patients and caregivers are welcome.

ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Public Health is offering vaccine against cervical cancer. Girls 9 to 18 years of age qualify for this vaccine and are invited to special HPV clinics on Tuesday afternoons. Call 589-6639.

ALAMOSA — Adams State College Community Partnerships offers a recycling option for plastic caps. Bring them to the Community Partnerships Center, corner of Hwy 160 and Edgemont on the Adams State campus (former art building) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 587-8227.

ALAMOSA — Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of every month from 9-11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2005 Mullens Ave., Alamosa. Call 719-937-2117 for more information.

DEL NORTE — American Legion Del Norte Memorial Post 406 meets the second Friday of the month at the Rio Grande Hospital at 7 p.m. Please enter through the emergency room visitors’ entrance. Meetings are held March through December. Contact is Commander John Alfson: 589-6658.

ALAMOSA — Partner with Habitat for Humanity and drop off empty, bagged cans at one of the following official recycling locations.

Alamosa: City Market, Safeway and Villa Mall parking lots

Monte Vista: Jack’s Market & Safeway

La Jara: Jack’s Market

Del Norte: Jack’s Market

Antonito: Main and Third

Manassa: Donald’s Service on Main Street

Center: South Broadway and East Fifth

Contact David at 589-8678 for more information about hosting a bin at homes, businesses, or events.

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Band Parents’ Association would like to help efforts to recycle and earn cash at the same time. Recycle empty inkjet cartridges, empty laser cartridges, used cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, iPods, PDAs/Palm Pilots, video games, and video game consoles. This is a year-round fund-raiser. Drop off items at Southern Colorado Computer Services, 157 Adams Street, Monte Vista or call Myrna at 852-2209.

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