The Alamosa City Council voted 4-3 to put a measure on the November ballot that would allow medical and or retail marijuana shops to operate within the city limits.
ALAMOSA — With a larger than usual sized audience in attendance, the Alamosa City Council voted during Wednesday night’s meeting to place a measure on the November ballot asking residents …
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What’s the buzz?

ALAMOSA – An estimated swarm of 20,000-25,000 honeybees were collected near the corner of Main and San Juan here around noon Wednesday. Beekeeper Devin Haynie said the bees likely came …

Safeway stores may have new owners

ALAMOSA – In October 2022, the Kroger Company, owner of a stable of supermarket chains including City Market announced plans to merge with rival Albertsons Companies Inc., owner of Safeway …

Rescue on the Rio

As most of you know, Miss Trixie and I have been driving for Narrow Ridge Outdoors/ Mountain Man Rafting for several years now.

Colorado Division of Water Resources State Engineer Jason Ullmann will answer questions and provide information on current Colorado water issues July 29, on the Adams State University campus.
Adams State Salazar Center to host Jason Ullmann
ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center will host “A Conversation with Jason Ullmann” at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 29, in McDaniel Hall 101. The …
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Los Mocochetes will be performing at ALMA’s Sundays at Six concert series on July 21 in Cole Park.
Los Mocochetes to rock Cole Park on Sunday
The Alamosa Live Music Association is providing free live music in Cole Park all summer long, with its Sundays at Six concert series.
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Darrell Yohn won Best of Show on Saturday for the vehicle division for his Super Camino.
Vets Memorial car show draws 48 vehicles, two motorcycles
The Alamosa Veterans Memorial Park Committee hosted its second annual car show Saturday at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center. The show attracted 48 cars and trucks and two motorcycles.

Classifieds this week

099 ANNOUNCEMENTS In partnership with Permitium, LLC, a software designer that specializes in web-based law enforcement services, the ALAMOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (ACSO) is announcing the implementation of a NEW SCHEDULING AND PAYMENT SOFTWARE FOR THOSE APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING THEIR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. This new software will allow applicants to schedule their CHP appointment, upload the necessary documents, submit their ID photo, and make their payment online ahead of time. The link is now available on the Alamosa County Sheriff’s website at https://alamosacounty.colorado.gov/departments/sheriff. Effective August 1, 2024. (7/30/24) MORE ...

Obituaries
Ronny Dean Freel
Ronny Dean Freel, also known as Ron, Rod, and Hot Rod (as a young kid) passed away at his home in Belen, N.M., on April 30, 2024, at the age of 70.  He was born in Alamosa, Colo., on May 9, …
Jane Moeller
Jane Moeller passed away on July 16, 2024, in Alamosa, Colo. Jane, the daughter of Helen and B Howard Padgett, was born in Walterboro, S.C. She loved to share with everyone that she was a leap …
Lonnie Torrez
CENTER – The effervescent spirit of Lonnie Torrez, a man whose laughter echoed louder than any karaoke track, has taken his final bow on the stage of life, leaving behind a legacy of joy and …
Leonard Martinez
MONTE VISTA – Leonard Martinez, a man of spirited intelligence and profound faith, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2024, in Pueblo, Colo. Born on Aug. 5, 1950, in Center, Colo., Leonard's …
Mark Colman
Mark Colman, 63, of Alamosa, Colo., passed away on June 28, 2024.
Community
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Lisa Morales will be performing on July 20 at Society Hall. She is expected to sing some of the songs from her unreleased latest album, ‘Sonora.’
Renowned singer-songwriter Lisa Morales returning to Society Hall
Society Hall is thrilled to welcome back acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Morales for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.
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A fundraiser car show for the Alamosa Veterans Memorial Park Project will be held Saturday at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center.
Alamosa Vets Memorial to host car show on Saturday
The Alamosa Veterans Memorial Park Project will host a car show on Saturday at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center, 2222 Old Sanford Rd.
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The Town of Center recently hired Cole Webb to be its next Town Manager.
Center hires Webb to be Town Manager
Cole Webb sat in his office on Friday morning, June 28, with a huge welcoming smile.
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Sports

NHSFR results as of Thursday morning

Saguache’s Klayt Staudt (left) competes is team roping with his brother, Jace, in last month’s Alamosa Round-UP.
ALAMOSA – The National High School Finals Rodeo’s seventh performance was completed on Thursday morning at the Sweetwater Events Center in Rock Springs, Wyo. Klayt Staudt of Saguache …
Rick Lovato is Alamosa High School’s new athletics director.

New AHS AD brings wealth of administrative experience

ALAMOSA – Rick Lovato, Alamosa High School’s new athletics director, brings in many years of administrative experience, mainly as a school superintendent. But he also has experience …

The Sanford B team won the fast pitch championship by defeating the Manassa B team 15-0.

Conejos County Little League champions

Conejos County Little League champions
Scottie Knapp of Albuquerque, N.M., rides Ironman for an 86 1/2 point ride to win bull riding on Sunday.

Bareback, bull ride champs determined on final day

MONTE VISTA – The 102nd Annual Ski-Hi Stampede took place over the weekend with several participants from all over the country and some from out of the country competing. Two of the rough …
Riley Pruitt of Gering, Neb., recorded the best time in the Friday’s Ski-Hi Stampede slack’s tie-down roping in 8.6 seconds.

Stampede kicks off with Friday slack

MONTE VISTA – The 102nd Annual Ski-Hi Stampede got underway Friday afternoon with the slack at the Stampede rodeo grounds. There were three events -n the slack – barrel racing, …
Opinion

Let the celebrations begin

As you read this, most of us will be celebrating the 4th of July and the founding of our Great Nation.

Features
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Artists making paintings at the Church Project.

Church Project grand opening celebration is July 5

The grand opening of the Church Project Community Art Center is scheduled for July 5 in Monte Vista

The vision, the voice, the gift of Lisa Kori

In a single image, the photo on the promotional poster “Daughter of the American West” encapsulates the expansive spirit of the music of singer-songwriter Lisa Kori.

RGH opens doors to wellness

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Rio Grande Hospital CEO Arlene Harms cuts the ribbon at the ceremony for the grand opening of the hospital’s Wellness Center on Saturday, June 22.
Rio Grande Hospital rolled out the red carpet on Saturday and welcomed more than 200 people to its new Wellness Center in Del Norte.
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