Eye on Extension: Stretching hay supplies

VALLEY — For many ranchers the hay production this summer was much lower than normal years

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Colorado Farm Bureau recognizes Representative Scott Tipton with Friend of Farm Bureau Award

MONTE VISTA — The Colorado Farm Bureau presented Representative Scott Tipton with its Friend of Farm Bureau Award, recognizing him for his contributions to Colorado agriculture.

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Alamosa County Justice Center opens

ALAMOSA — The new Alamosa County Justice Center will be dedicated today, October 19.

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Monte Vista Kiwanis install new officers/directors

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club held its Annual Installation Banquet on October 4 at the Tri-County Senior Citizens.

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ASU Model UN High School Conference is October 19 & 20

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Model United Nations Team will host four regional high schools for the SOCOMUN 2018 High School Conference on Friday and Saturday.

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‘Numinous Brood at the Threshold’ set at Shumei December 2

CRESTONE — Allison Wonderland is the featured artist at Shumei International Institute for the months of November and December.

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Taos Chamber Music Group presents ‘Shadow & Light’

TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Chamber Music Group’s 26th Season continues with “Shadow and Light,” a program informed by the natural world.

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Local heritage awards presented

VALLEY — On September 22 the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area presented five awards to local recipients during an event that featured speeches by two-time world champion Henry Cejudo and entrepreneur Frankie Sanchez.

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Ted Kinsman to play at Shumei November 4

CRESTONE — Shumei International is happy to host Ted Kinsman on Sunday November 4th at 3 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

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Colorado folk-rock duo to perform at San Luis Valley Brewing

ALAMOSA – It’s been over six years since the husband and wife indie folk-rock duo known as You Knew Me When uprooted from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in 2012.

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C.A.S.A. receives recognition

The Signature Project of the Year was presented to the Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) Center at Adams State University during a recent event hosted by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Heart’s Desire and Jeremy opens October 17

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre production, Heart’s Desire and Jeremy two one-acts directed by senior theatre majors Violet Ramsey and Amanda Cahill, opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 and continues nightly through October 20 in the Xperimental Theatre.

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Adams State Chemistry Magic Show is October 26

ALAMOSA - The Adams State University Chemistry Department invites everyone to the 27th annual Chemistry Show, “Chemistry is Out of This World” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Carson Auditorium

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Hilos Culturales presents annual awards

ALAMOSA – The 2018 Premio Hilos Culturales has recently been awarded to performing artists from Golden, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Eye on Extension: Preventing youth drug and alcohol abuse

VALLEY — Over the past few weeks, I’ve been happy to see the newspaper’s series on addiction-related topics.

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Sangres capped with snow

Snow has arrived in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just above the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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ASU Observatory to host free viewing

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Observatory will participate in International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20

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Romero, Bolton exchange vows

SANFORD — Mr. and Mrs. Mark Romero of Sanford are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Jenny Kathryn Romero to Sean Michael Bolton

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Romero, Bolton exchange vows

SANFORD — Mr. and Mrs. Mark Romero of Sanford are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Jenny Kathryn Romero to Sean Michael Bolton

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Zacheis Planetarium free movies continue

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public movie schedule through November 15.

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SLV FFA districts elect new officers

During the recent B.I.G, Becoming Involved Greenhand, conference held at Sangre De Cristo Schools the new District Officers were elected.

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Colorado deer hunters: Keep an eye on your mailbox

STATEWIDE - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be conducting mandatory chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing again during the 2018 hunting season in an effort to continue collecting more information about CWD and how it may be affecting our herds

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Harris to lead art workshop

ALAMOSA — Join instructor Nancy Harris for a full-day art workshop on Saturday, October 27. Explore mixed media collage, using paper, paint, found objects and more.

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USDA visits Colorado Quinoa, rural grant recipient

ALAMOSA — Last month, Sallie Clark, the state director of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited Colorado Quinoa. First Southwest Community Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit (FSWCF), applied on behalf of Colorado Quinoa for the USDA Rural Business Development Grant.

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Spud run raises funds for diabetes fund

MONTE VISTA — The 2018 5K Spud Run/Walk in conjunction with the San Luis Valley Potato Festival was a large success!

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BBQ gives back

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ relies on volunteers from the community to serve BBQ samples during the People’s Choice competition.

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New emergency room fulfills community’s needs

DEL NORTE – San Luis Valley’s Rio Grande Hospital (RGH) is happy to announce the opening of their new emergency department (ED) in Del Norte that is now being utilized.

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‘Exercise is Medicine’ free lecture is October 17 at ASU

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Department of Human Performance and Physical Education is pleased to host “Exercise is Medicine

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Book Coop celebrates volunteers

Book Coop celebrates volunteers

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Brasuell exhibits in Cloyde Snook Gallery

ALAMOSA – Founding member of the Denver EDGE Gallery Mark Brasuell’s exhibit, Mascara, continues in the Adams State University Art Department Cloyde Snook Gallery through October 12.

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Eye on Extension: Help! The fruit is floating!!

VALLEY — Home canning is both an art and a science. Sometimes even when following recommended, up-to-date directions, something goes wrong.

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Practical tips to get your car ready for fall weather

VALLEY — It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived.

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Wildlife rehab grants available

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the application period for Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants began on Monday, Oct. 1.

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Miller, Nohava exchange vows

FORT GARLAND — Wynona Dawn Miller of Fort Garland and Daniel Michael Nohava of Colorado Springs were united in marriage on July 28, 2018, in Denver.

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Trooper Tips: Bus stops, it's all about the kids

It’s that time of year when the trees lose their leaves and parents lose their kids to the school system.

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AHS homecoming royalty crowned

HC Joe Chavez and Mikyla Johnson were crowned Alamosa High School Homecoming King and Queen during Friday night’s football game in Alamosa.

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Area school children enjoy Pumpkin Patch

VALLEY — More than 1,800 school children from around the San Luis Valley ushered in the first full week of fall by participating in 2018 San Luis Valley School Pumpkin Patch.

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Kids' Crane Fest is Saturday in MV

MONTE VISTA — The 14th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival is Saturday, Oct. 6th at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge.

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First fun run of the year

Kindergartners participate in their first Fun Run at Alamosa Elementary on Wednesday.

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Valverde faculty recital is Thursday

Valverde faculty recital is Thursday

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Charlotte Ledonne chosen Woman of Year

ALAMOSA — Charlotte Ledonne has been selected as Woman of the Year for 2018.

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Colorado Parks & Wildlife completing comprehensive outdoor recreation plan

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has released a draft 2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for public review and comment.

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Award-winning Ordinary Elephant to appear at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa is excited to present I.F.M.A. 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant in concert Friday, October 5th at 7:30 p.m.

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Guidestone’s Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival set

SALIDA — Autumn in the Upper Arkansas Valley is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest! 

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Sowards is Centauri homecoming queen

Madison Sowards, escorted by Brennan Bahr, was crowned Centauri High School’s homecoming queen during Centauri’s game with Center on Friday night. The king will be announced during the homecoming dance.

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RG Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment launch is big success

DEL NORTE — It was a full house Monday, September 26th as Rio Grande Hospital (RGH) kicked off their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at the Knights of Columbus in Del Norte.

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Alamosa Rotary features Daniels

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Rebecca Daniels will speak this coming Monday, October 1st at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 6th Street.

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Olathe invites visitors to corn maze this fall

OLATHE — It may be a bit of a drive, but San Luis Valley residents have gone to Olathe during this a-“mazing” season in the past and are invited once again to enjoy the DeVries’ Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch.

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Conour Animal Shelter dogs from September 27, 2018

Conour Animal Shelter dogs from September 27, 2018

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Inspections protect Colorado waters from invasive mussels

WALSENBURG – With the summer boating season nearing its end, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported Wednesday it had intercepted 47 boats contaminated by invasive zebra and quagga mussels in 2018 – the agency’s 10th year of protecting Colorado’s waters with its Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection and decontamination program.

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Wreaths Across America donations accepted

VALLEY — Wreaths Across America™, a non-profit 501-c3 organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project.

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CPW welcomes cyclists for Bike Your Park Day 2018

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife welcomes bicyclists statewide to join in a celebration of our public lands and parks on Sept. 29 for Bike Your Park Day 2018.

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Kelli Williams is GEAR UP success story

ALAMOSA — Kelli Williams is another one of the many local success stories from GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), being highlighted during National GEAR UP Week.

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Champ athlete to share her story at TSJC

ALAMOSA — Born and raised in Mexico, one of 16 children. Zoila Gomez is well-known as a professional athlete, youth mentor and community advocate.

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‘Put Waste in its Place’ for National Public Lands Day

CONEJOS COUNTY — On Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th, Conejos County youth and partners will be offering two FREE “Put Waste in its Place” Collection Days t

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Valley fiber artists selected for the Taos Wool Festival

VALLEY — Only 64 vendors are selected annually for the prestigious Taos Wool Festival coming up October 6 and 7.

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Register for the Splashland Benefit Triathlon October 20

ALAMOSA – Experience the satisfaction of accomplishing a positive fitness goal and register for the Fourth Annual Sprint Triathlon, a Splashland Hot Springs Swimming Pool Benefit.

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CPW seeks input on new fishing regulations

MONTE VISTA — To maintain high-quality fishing opportunities in the upper San Luis Valley area, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a change in fishing regulations on two waters in the South Fork and Creede areas.

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Davids celebrate 55th anniversary

MONTE VISTA — Join in celebrating the 55th wedding anniversary of Ron and Carolyn David.

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Moose, the reading dog, returns to library

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Public Library will again host a “pawsitive” reading experience with the help of a furry friend - a dog called Moose.

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Cristobal is GEAR UP success story

ALAMOSA — This week is National GEAR UP Week celebrating the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs).

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Valley Calendar

The latest events happening in the San Luis Valley.

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Thanksgiving shared with veterans and farmers

ANTONITO — South Conejos School District cafeteria was decked out in red, white and blue last Thursday as Food Service Director JoAnn Garcia and her team dished up a generous Veteran Appreciation Thanksgiving meal plush with local foods.

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Sargent honors elementary students

The October Sargent Elementary Students of the Month are:

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Sargent recognizes students

Sargent Junior-Senior High School October, 2017 Students of the Month are:

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Adams State Jazz Concert will feature Chris Wabich

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Music Department Jazz Collective Concert, featuring guest artist Chris Wabich, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Rocky needs a home

Rocky is a big, mushy guy who weighs about 65 lbs. He is great with people and gets along best with female dogs.

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New sign greets customers at Milagros

Thanks to some generous donors, Milagros Coffee House received a new sign on Monday, Nov. 20.

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Wrapping for a good cause

Alamosa Police Officer Dana Knauer, right, wraps a present for Chuck Weiss outside Walmart on Friday morning to raise funds for Shop With A Cop, a program Officer Knauer is spearheading.

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Finger lickin’ good

A sell-out crowd of 400 attended the kickoff day of the annual Creede Chocolate Festival on Friday with 200 tickets offered for today’s (Saturday) event, most of which may be sold in advance.

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How to prevent osteoporosis

VALLEY — About 60 percent of women and 40 percent of men over 50 have low bone mass, and those numbers increase with age.

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T-day at La Puente is just like family

ALAMOSA — “It’s really like a family, people watching football, kids you can’t corral outside and mom wanting people to sit down and behave themselves,” La Puente Director Lance Cheslock commented as folks gathered for the shelter-hosted annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.

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Doe, fawns may need exit

Some nearby residents are concerned about a doe and her twin fawns inside this gated area behind the Ace Hardware mall and between Del Mar Carpet and Sears and Mark's Outdoor Sports in Alamosa.

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Eye on Extension: Animals are made for handling winter weather

VALLEY — Horses and other animals thrive in winter weather.

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Cancer and exercise study seeking volunteers

The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, SLV Health Oncology Clinic, and the Alamosa Family Recreational Center are collaborating on a cancer and exercise study.

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Join Trout Unlimited for holiday meeting

ALAMOSA — Please join the SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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Alamosa Literacy Council celebrates anniversary, member's successful mayoral race

The Alamosa Literacy Council celebrated its second anniversary with a birthday cake, review of accomplishments and member sharing on Tuesday, November 14 in Alamosa.

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Society Hall presents Bob Cheevers on November 24

Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth, Bob Cheevers, live on stage Friday November 24th at 7 p.m.

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Bighorns put on show near Wagon Wheel Gap

A group of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep drew a crowd of onlookers midday on Sunday as they meandered around Highway 149 south of Creede, near the entrance to the 4UR Ranch.

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Evergreen names new executive director

Kara Finger was recently named the new executive director at Evergreen Nursing Home, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Alamosa.

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Creede theatre announces 2018 season

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre announced the lineup for its 53rd season on Friday.

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Veterans, community rededicate historic chapel

MONTE VISTA — The Paden-Meyer Memorial Chapel came back to life Saturday afternoon with music, memories and prayer.

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Downton Alamsoa just got 'sweeter'

Filling a void in downtown, Lolly’s Sweets Shoppe opened just in time for the holidays and offers a variety of candy, chocolates and gift baskets for gift giving.

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Mountain Valley is proud to be drug free

Mountain Valley students celebrate Red Ribbon Week with posters and pledges.

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Eye on Extension: Thanksgiving recipe ideas

VALLEY — Okay, so it’s the holidays and what do we eat?

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Rio Grande Hospital breaks ground on expansion

DEL NORTE— The Rio Grande Hospital is on the brink of change as representatives from both the hospital and foundation board gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on the morning of Nov. 14.

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‘Bone up’ on wise winter weather practices for pets

VALLEY — Notwithstanding their fur coats, pets can feel the cold just as humans do.

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Fort Garland Museum hosts Christmas dinner, silent auction

FORT GARLAND — The Friends of Fort Garland Museum will hold their annual Christmas Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the mess hall at the Fort and the public is invited to come and enjoy a really fun evening.

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Alamosan advances to next stage in music competition

BOZEMAN, Montana — A group of Montana State University School of Music students — including a senior from Alamosa — recently advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association national chamber music competition.

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Deer mating season underway, be cautious and clean up yards

Throughout Colorado deer are in the midst of their mating season and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts.

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CPW says: Get ready for snowmobile seaon

As the snow starts to accumulate in the mountains, snowmobilers are reminded to prepare their machines and safety equipment for winter, and to get their annual registration.

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Adams State offers listening classes for community

Adams State University has nearly 90 classes available for community members to attend as “listeners.”

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Rotary hosts Homelake Foundation speaker

The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Jane Rhett of the Homelake Foundation will be the speaker on Monday, November 20, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

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Veterans Day celebrated

Scenes from Alamosa's Veterans Day parade

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Have a deliciously healthy holiday season

(NAPSI)—A delicious holiday season can be healthy, too.

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Dr. Ricardo Velasquez receives the Exceptional Clinical Leadership Award 

VALLEY — Ricardo Velasquez, MD of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. was recently invited to the CHAMPS (Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States) Board of Directors meeting on Sunday October 22, in Seattle, Washington.

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Food drive donations to be matched through Tuesday

ALAMOSA — Every year La Puente’s Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley aims to share the joy of Thanksgiving to those in need.

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PALS hosts annual Evening with PALS at Milagros

ALAMOSA — On Thursday La Puente’s PALS (Positive Activities Lead to Success) program hosted their annual Evening with PALS fundraising event at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa.

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October busy month for FBLA

MOSCA — Sangre de Cristo FBLA members participated in several events during October including a Halloween themed member lunch, chapter meeting, and a regional conference.

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Seniors host dances

Antonito Senior Center hosts holiday dances.

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Furry Friends for November 14, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Also see www.slvanimalshelter.com.

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Adams State Theatre Annual Holiday Show opens Dec. 1

ALAMOSA – Magic and flowers, fairies and kings, lovers and actors, the Adams State University Theatre program will perform William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the annual holiday season production on the San Luis Valley Federal Bank Main Stage.

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Preservation project fund-raising begins for museum

DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande County Museum staff has two major digitization projects on which a major part of the winter and early spring will be a priority for preservation of the photo archives and the old newspapers.

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Former Alamosa student to perform at Carnegie Hall

ENGLEWOOD — Jakob Garcia has been accepted to perform as a percussionist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Composition XX is November 15

The Adams State University percussion ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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ASU royalty awarded scholarships

ALAMOSA – This year the Adams State University Homecoming crowned three royalty, Braquelle Calley, freshman; Joshua Salas, senior; and Faleen Lobato, senior. All three received an Adams State $500 scholarship.

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Eye on Extension: Youth take advantage of officer opportunities

VALLEY — The new 4-H year is officially underway. As clubs have their first meetings of the new year, it’s time to elect youth officers.

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Hunters can expect excellent Colorado quail and pheasant hunting season

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are predicting an excellent season for quail hunting in southeast Colorado and the potential for very good pheasant hunting in northeast Colorado for the 2017-18 season.

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Wildwood Sounds hosts folk rock group Nov. 17

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Rob Nance and The Lost Souls, featuring folk rock music, on Friday, November 17th, at 7 p.m.

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Comedy Hypnotist Rusty Z at Society Hall Nov. 16

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Comedy Hypnotist Rusty Z, “The Hypnotic Comic™” on stage Thursday, November 16th at 7 p.m. (new start time for winter).

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month ends with Zombie 5K

ALAMOSA — On October 28th zombies and runners gathered at Cole Park for Tu Casa’s Zombie 5K and obstacle course to raise money for domestic violence awareness month.

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Emmi Premer is 1

LITTLETON — Emmi Margaret Premer celebrated her first birthday on November 7.

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Wildwood features Andreas Kapsalis on guitar

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Andreas Kapsalis, featuring 10 finger tapping guitar style, on Sunday, November 19th, at 7 p.m.

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AARP, U.S. Postal Inspection Service team up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

WASHINGTON, DC—The AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service jointly announced the launch of Operation Protect Veterans — a national campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans.

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Furry Friends from November 9, 2017

Valley Humane League would love for all of these beautiful pups to go to loving homes.

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Wilbur-Ellis supports science fair

Wilbur-Ellis’ Manager Dale Becker presents a $500 check to Lucy Adams, director of the San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair, on Tuesday.

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Malyka Medina crowned 2017 Spud Bowl Queen

ALAMOSA – Malyka Medina, Center High School, was crowned the 71st Spud Bowl Queen at halftime during the Adams State University vs Colorado School of Mines football game on November 4.

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Archery range, expanded disc golf course open

Matthew Archuleta, center left, and Michael Archuleta, center right, cut the ribbon on the expanded disc golf course on Monday.

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Western Dairy Association shares delicious recipes

VALLEY — Following are some of tasty recipes courtesy of the Western Dairy Association:

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Furry Friends for November 7, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Also see www.slvanimalshelter.com.

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Dept. of Transportation introduces new snowplow equipment

VALLEY— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will introduce new pieces of equipment to its southwest and south-central arsenal this snow season.

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‘Fill the Truck’ food drive begins November 5

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Adams State, along with partner spiritual groups, is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Fill The Truck Food Drive to benefit the recently opened ASU Food Pantry.

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Chaplain’s book is for those who are stressing about stress

WALSENBURG — Former San Luis Valley resident Dr. Joel Shults brings his experience to the page and the stage after a career working alongside emergency responders as a police officer, trainer, and chaplain.

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Don’t get stranded: Winterize your car now

VALLEY –– Don’t let the warm weather fool you: Fall is here, and winter is on its way. As any longtime Coloradan can tell you, rapid, dramatic weather changes are a hallmark of life here – and motorists who have yet to prepare their vehicle for winter are running out of time before the next big storm.

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CPW offers veterans, military free admission to state parks Nov. 11

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife honors veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard by offering free admission to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day, November 11.

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Eye on Extension: It’s time to talk turkey

VALLEY — It’s that time of year! If you’ve never cooked a turkey before, there’s a lot to it, so here are some tips to help you with your Thanksgiving meal.

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Local extension agent honored for 35 years of service

FORT COLLINS – Colorado State University recently honored San Luis Valley Area Extension Agent Mary Ellen Fleming for 35 years of service to Extension.

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Health coverage guide offered

Open enrollment for the Individual Market Place on Connect for Health Colorado starts November 1, and ends January 12, 2018.

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The Wet Paintbrush,Tu Casa recognize Domestic Violence Month

ALAMOSA — The Wet Paintbrush caters to the artist in everyone, allowing adults to release their creative inhibitions while enjoying a glass of wine or two.

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Local painters to show art in New Mexico exhibit

SANTA FE, N.M. — Valley artists Susan McCullough and David Montgomery both have paintings selected to show in the upcoming Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 9th Annual Juried Show to open at the Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Somos Aqua mural on exhibit

SAGUACHE — Please join The Range on Friday, November 10th to celebrate Somos Aqua, a traveling silk mural dedicated to the water protectors.

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Organizations support dictionary project

The Rotary Club of Conejos County partnering with the Costilla County Economic Dev. Corp. supports the Dictionary Project by supplying dictionaries to all third graders in the Conejos and Costilla counties.

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‘A Duo of Roots’ workshop set

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Community Greenhouse will host a workshop this Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. at 1201 Edison Avenue.

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Mitguards to perform in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Mitguards, featuring Americana music, on Saturday, November 11th, at 7 p.m.

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TIGERS recognizes employers

VALLEY — October was Disability Employment Awareness Month. T.I.G.E.R.S., in collaboration with the School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), recognized three San Luis Valley programs and businesses employing persons with disabilities. Each was presented with a plaque recognizing their efforts.

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Western legislators address Greater Sage-grouse plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led six other Western senators in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging him to extend the comment period for changes to the Greater Sage-grouse conservation plans.

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ASU alumnus physician addresses Porter Scholars

ALAMOSA — Dr. Julian Maendel was the guest speaker at the Adams State University annual Porter Scholars Dinner, Oct. 23.

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San Luis Valley shares Halloween activities

Several events are scheduled over the Halloween holiday in the San Luis Valley including the following:

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Furry Friends for Oct. 30

Conour Animal Shelter shares dogs available as of October 30, 2017.

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Adams State Choir Concert is set for November 3

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Chamber and Concert Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at in the Sacred Heart Church.

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ASU Theatre department presents production The Last Flapper

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre production The Last Flapper will feature Molly Bibeau.

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Donna K's Cat Tales: Ear tip but do not de-claw cats

First, as always, I’d like to thank all of the folks that so generously, donate cat food, time and money to the feral, abandoned and misplaced cats and kittens in the San Luis Valley.

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Monte Vista Kiwanis Club donates dictionaries to kids

MV Kiwanis members present dictionaries to third grade classrooms.

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Peace Corps volunteer from Manassa shares experience

ETHIOPIA — Growing up in rural America you learn many things — how to ride a horse, fix fence, cut fire wood, and tell city folk how they just don’t get it.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Bat Week

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating National Bat Week from October 24 to 31, raising awareness about bat conservation in the state and worldwide in the week leading up to Halloween.

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BOCC awards grant for veterans’ wreaths

SAGUACHE — The Saguache County BOCC recently awarded money to Wreaths Across America in the second cycle of its sales tax grants, a cause promoted throughout the Valley by Carol Martinez.

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Peterson commends DSS staff

Staff from the Rio Grande/Mineral County Department of Social Services met with Jerene Peterson, deputy executive director of community partnerships for the Colorado Department of Human Services on Thursday.

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Eye on Extension: Grazing alfalfa in the fall can be a challenge

VALLEY — In the fall cattle producers often look for feed sources to help put weight on their cows before winter.

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Return to daylight standard time: Change clocks and driving habits

STATEWIDE — November 5 marks the end of daylight saving time, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be particularly cautious to avoid wildlife-related accidents on our roads as daylight hours get shorter.

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Wildwood Sounds features Celtic Halloween concert

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Four Shillings Short, featuring Celtic Halloween, on Friday, Nov. 3rd, at 7 p.m.

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Graybill appointed to C&T commission

Mark Graybill has been named a commissioner of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR).

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SLV big-game plans now posted at CPW web site

MONTE VISTA – Draft plans that explains strategies for managing deer and elk populations in Game Management Units 80 and 81 in the San Luis Valley are now available for viewing on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site.

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CPW makes recommendations for elk in Gunnison Basin

GUNNISON– Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed its draft elk management plan for Game Management Units 54, 53 and 63 and it is posted on the CPW web site for a 30-day comment period. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 27.

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‘Persian Pickle Afternoon’ enjoyed with Sandra Dallas

VALLEY — Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author, spent Saturday afternoon with 60 women from the San Luis Valley to share her thoughts and good humor about topics that interest her and how she approaches her writing. Her two dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, focus on The West, women and their struggles for self-expression, quilts and local Colorado history.

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Adopt a new furry friend today

Conour Animal Shelter shares pets available as of October 24, 2017.

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Percussion Academy open to high schoolers

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Department of Music invites high school students in grades 9 through 12 to participate in a Percussion Academy.

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Society Hall hosts Nashville band Renfree-Isaacs

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Ren and Andi Renfree in their new powerhouse trio Renfree-Isaacs, based in Nashville, Tennessee, for a concert October 27th at 7:30 p.m.

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Signs to know from SCRO

FORT GARLAND --- In the continuing effort to tackle the ever growing “illegal dumping” and failure of some residences/property owners to adhere to planning and zoning laws in the Sangre de Cristo Ranches, the Sangre de Cristo Homeowners Association (SCRO) moved into action.

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Zacheis Planetarium free movie schedule continues

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through December 9.

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Alamosa Dental Clinic welcomes Lacy Moore

ALAMOSA — Dental Hygienist Lacy Moore, RDH, has recently joined the team at the Alamosa Dental Clinic.

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Dogs adopt Alamosa Cross Country team

Coach Larry Zaragoza and his cross country team are committed to helping the dogs at Valley Humane League.

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TU program focuses on year-round fishing

ALAMOSA — Please join SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 31st at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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ASU Homecoming

Scenes from Adams State's homecoming celebration

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ASU honors alumni

Adams State President Beverlee McClure congratulates 2017 alumni award recipients.

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Mobile library visits city council

Members of the Alamosa Rotary Club and Friends of the Library join the Alamosa city council Wednesday night to celebrate the “book bike,” an environmentally friendly bookmobile that opens up to serve as a library on wheels.

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Fight breast cancer with flax and chia seeds

VALLEY — The old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” best describes what our focus should be regarding breast cancer, which is the most common form of cancer that affects women, and is the second leading cause of death for women after heart disease.

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Coffee and integrity inspire gift to Adams State

An Adams State University mathematics and computer science major Morris Sowards ‘19 applied logic and imagination to paint a portrait of Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician 1913-1996, which he then donated to the Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science Department.

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Brendon Rockey honored for pollinator management practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brendon Rockey, trendsetter and potato farmer at Rockey Farms, recognizes the importance of supporting a diverse pollinator population for a healthy farm and satisfied consumers.

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Maintenance ditch cleaning set for CO 112

CENTER—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be cleaning roadside ditches starting next week along Colorado Highway (CO) 112, both east and west of the community of Center.

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Eye on Extension: Getting your make on at a maker faire

VALLEY — Lights flickering and flashing! The sound of cardboard boxes being crushed. The whirring of drones flying overhead.

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Creede Repertory Theatre welcomes new marketing director

CREEDE—The Creede Repertory Theatre is pleased to welcome new Marketing Director Jenna Jernigan to the team. Jernigan comes to the theatre with a business degree from Texas Tech, with a minor in theatre, which will help in her new position.

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ASU Classified Employees Council Craft Fair is Nov. 18

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Classified Employees Council is seeking vendors for their annual Craft Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Plachy Hall Field House.

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Enjoy world music at Shumei on November 5

CRESTONE — On November 5th at 2 p.m. come on up to Shumei for an incredible afternoon of music from around the globe. Four Shillings Short returns to Shumei. Don’t be fooled by the name. This is not your typical Celtic show.

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Former resident authors book on Catawba Indians

VALLEY — Former Sanford resident Judy Canty Martin, a member of the Catawba Indians who helped settle the San Luis Valley in the 1880’s, authored a book, “We Are All Catawba: Complete Genealogy of My Daddy’s Catawba Ancestors.”

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Halloween show features Bone Orchard music

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Bone Orchard Halloween Show & Dance, featuring folk rock, on Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m.

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Local students offer night of laughs and family fun

ALAMOSA — A group of local students is bringing “The World’s Funniest, Most Inspiring Comedian” to Richardson Hall Auditorium at Adams State University on Thursday, November 2. Tickets are on sale now through eventbrite.com.

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Youngwolf to be featured at Shumei

CRESTONE — Local artist SD Youngwolf’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the months of November and December.

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Tomlinson is 101

Jeanette Tomlinson celebrated her 101st birthday at the River Valley Inn Nursing Home in Del Norte this week.

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Nehring will discuss effectiveness of CDE school rating system

The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB-09-163) directs the State Board of Education to "annually review the performance of the statewide public education system" after setting "appropriate, ambitious but attainable statewide targets."

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Meyer students hold recital

Piano students of Sharon Meyer performed at a recital on October 10 at the Living Water Bible Fellowship Church in Alamosa.

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Esgar to address JFK Dinner

Representative Daneya Esgar will be the keynote speaker at the Rio Grande County Democratic Party’s 1st Annual John F. Kennedy Dinner to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the High Valley Community Center in Del Norte.

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College deals offered for skiers and riders in Colorado Ski Country

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA)’s member resorts recognize between tuition, textbooks, meal plans and everything else, college is expensive.

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Adams State English Department will host author Dr. Kerstetter

From his impoverished childhood on the Oneida reservation, to medical school, to Rwanda, Kosovo, and Iraq, from soldier to doctor, from healer to patient, Dr. Jon Kerstetter's award-winning memoir, Crossings, a Doctor-Soldier’s Story, records his life journey and the many boundaries and obstacles he has crossed.

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Hunters can expect another good waterfowl season

Colorado hunters can expect another good waterfowl season in 2017-18, although CPW avian program leader Jim Gammonley said there are signs that duck numbers may start to see declines in the future due to drier conditions to the north.

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Calling all dog-lovers to the Mutt Strut Oct. 21

Join Valley Humane League on October 21 for its first annual Mutt Strut and Dog Costume Contest!

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Good table manners?

One of Alamosa's many resident squirrels found a treat in a downtown alley Friday and didn't seem to mind that it had to hold a plastic fork to feast on a morsel.

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Tipton visits River Valley Inn

U.S. Representative Scott Tipton toured the new River Valley Inn Nursing Home facility in Del Norte on Tuesday.

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Day of Dead celebration is Oct 28

ALAMOSA – Sugar skulls, music and dancing, paper flower making, and food will all be included in the Day of the Dead Celebration from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, hosted by the Adams State University Spanish Program and Spanish Club, El Parnaso, and the Sacred Heart Church.

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Alice Wallace at Society Hall

Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome the award-winning California Country Records artist Alice Wallace and her band to the Society Hall stage, on Friday, October 21st, at 7:30 p.m.

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Adopt your new, furry best friend today at Valley Humane

Valley Humane League has several wonderful pets for adoption.

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Webster gives aquaponics lesson

TSJC mentors B&G Club youth

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Eye on Extension: Four simple steps to food safety

VALLEY — Although you can’t see it or smell it, bacteria is everywhere – on your hands, your kitchen counter, the meat and vegetables you buy from the store.

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An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe will set a Halloween mood

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre production An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe will chill you to the bone.

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Furry Friends

Conour Animal Shelter shares pets available as of October 13, 2017.

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Farm Credit of Southern Colorado names Anderson new president

VALLEY – The Board of Directors of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado has announced that they have selected Jeremy Anderson to fill the role of president and CEO.

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Sangre de Cristo FBLA begins year

MOSCA — The 2017-18 school year, began with a variety of activities for the Sangre De Cristo FBLA chapter.

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Time for an afternoon rest

A large mule deer buck is seen taking a rest in the front yard of a house near Adams State.

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Rock Creek colors

Rock Creek boasts a beautiful autumn Sunday afternoon before Monday’s stormy, cold weather and snowfall.

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Carpio is History Colorado philanthropy officer

FORT GARLAND — The Community Museum Division of History Colorado recently added a new philanthropy officer as part of the recent expansion of Community Museum programming and services.

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End of Life Options Act explained

An introduction to the End of Life Options Act, also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAID), its requirements, challenges and options were presented by Dr. Jennifer Harbert and Helen Lester, MSN, RN (shown) at the United Methodist Church in Alamosa on Saturday, October 7.

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Optimist Club installs new officers

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Optimist Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children of the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State Homecoming begins Oct. 16

ALAMOSA–Adams State University will celebrate Homecoming from October 16 through October 21.

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Sierra Grande crowns homecoming royalty

Reyna Rodriguez, right, and Mario Garcia , left, are the Sierra Grande homecoming queen and king, crowned during Friday’s home game against La Veta.

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Meet the members of Club 95

More than 85 students who are eligible for Ortega Middle School’s new Club 95 sit in the gym at OMS on Friday before enjoying ice cream sandwiches.

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Saguache County celebrates its 150th birthday

SAGUACHE — Despite a fall downpour last Saturday, Saguache County residents braved the rain and the cold to celebrate the county’s 150th birthday under two tents set up for the event outside the Saguache County Courthouse.

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Society Hall presents award-winning solo plays

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is thrilled to present their inaugural live theater evening, featuring Vivian Nesbitt and Lisanne Cole in “The Long and the Short of It,” each presenting a one-woman play on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m.

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Winners shared for Emerging Artist Show

VALLEY — The People’s Choice Award for the 9th Annual Emerging Artist Show, part of the 19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour, was voted on by 96 attendees to the Rio Costilla Studio Tour and went to Brooklyn Sandoval, a student in 10th grade at the Sierra Grande School in Fort Garland for her pencil drawing entitled “Looking Within.”

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What children eat affects their performance in school

VALLEY — The standard American diet, full of soda and other sugary drinks, fast foods, and other low-nutrient foods, can have a major impact on the health and lives of our children.

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Jacque Hart set to make weaving presentation

ALAMOSA — The Trinidad State Valley Campus in Alamosa will host “Fabric from Ewe to You” with presenter Jacque Hart on Monday, November 6 in the Atrium at the Valley Campus at 1011 Main St. in Alamosa.

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Adams State names Martinez Exceptional New Alumnus

ALAMOSA — Matthew Martinez’s guiding principle has always been to “give back.”

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Music alumnus Rahn to perform during Homecoming

ALAMOSA – Darren Rahn ’94 followed his heart and passion to compose his great story. He believes Adams State University was instrumental in his success.

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AES donates to Houston school

Ms. Shaw’s fifth grade class at Alamosa Elementary School recently took on a project to help Texas hurricane victims.

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Supplementation for fall grazing livestock - supporting a rancher’s renewable resources

VALLEY — Ranchers have two primary renewable resources they utilize.

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Lipke will speak at next faculty lecture

ALAMOSA –Adams State University Dr. William Lipke, professor of music, will present Music of the Reformation: 500 years at the next Faculty Lecture.

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Eli Cook to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Eli Cook, featuring Blues, on Sunday, October 15, at 7 p.m.

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Kern ‘commended student’ in National Merit Scholarship Program

MONTE VISTA — Sargent High School Principal Ronna Jo Cochran announced that Jessica L. Kern has been named a commended student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Adams State to host cattle, soil and food workshop

Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology, will present a workshop and field day at Adams State University on October 18 and October 19.

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SLV School Pumpkin Patch a pumpkin-palooza!

With freezing weather looming, more than 11 schools and hundreds of kids in the San Luis Valley were able to participate in the 2017 San Luis Valley School Pumpkin Patch, finding their very own special pumpkins for autumn.

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Alamosa FFA attends BIG Conference, elects officers

On Monday September 25, the Alamosa FFA Chapter went to BIG Conference at Sangre De Cristo High School with five other chapters from the district.

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Martinez awarded French Medal of Honor

VALLEY — Ernestine Martinez and her family recently received the French Medal of Honor awarded to Pete Martinez for service to France during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

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Judge named Outstanding ASU Alumna

ALAMOSA – After beginning her great story at Adams State, the Honorable Barbara Jenniges Holmes ‘82 inspired many to create their own great stories, including her daughter, Erica Holmes Trujillo ‘11, who nominated her for the Outstanding Alumna Award.

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Alamosa holds first Oktobrüfest

Elizabeth Zurn, left, announces Danielle and Dr. Brandon Watson as the winners of the costume contest during Oktobrüfest at Sunset Park on Saturday.

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Kiwanis Club partners with Sweet Dream to gift children new bedding

ALAMOSA – At least 33 Alamosa kids are sleeping comfortably tonight thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Alamosa and Sweet Dream in a Bag.

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Arellano presents CD release show at Society Hall

Society Hall, the new performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to welcome Chris Arellano and his band back to the Society Hall stage, on Friday, October 6th, at 7:30 p.m.

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Winning sculptures still on display in Creede

The award-winning sculptures, “Aries & Venus,” by Wesley Blossom are on display in Creede through October.

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Candidate speaks to Alamosa ballot issue

During a meet and greet at Locavores in Alamosa Saturday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson voiced his concern for the marijuana ballot issues Alamosa voters will face in November.

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VOCES8 will perform at Adams State University

The Adams State University Music Department and the Alamosa Live Music Association are excited to announce that the internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Crowder welcomes Guard home

State Senator and veteran Larry Crowder was present for a welcome home ceremony at Dennis Campus, Denver Public Schools, for the 169th Field Artillery Brigade of the Colorado National Guard on Oct 1 when 100 brave men and women soldiers who had deployed December 2016 returned from Operation Inherent against ISIS.

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HOPE Week features HOPEful homesteaders

VALLEY — The purpose of HOPE Week is to educate the community about the realities of homelessness and poverty within the San Luis Valley.

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Slurping 'stone soup'

Alamosa Elementary School hosts "stone soup" activities on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Hunter Daboll named Commended Student

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School Principal, Andy Lavier announced that senior Hunter Daboll has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Tu Casa, Inc. to participate in campaign to raise funds for survivors

ALAMOSA — Tu Casa, Inc. is one of more than 220 nonprofits urging the public to support survivors of domestic violence and financial abuse during the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, which takes place Oct. 2-31.

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Antonito celebrates homecoming

Antonito holds its homecoming parade.

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McCullough wins award at Plein Air Artists Colorado Show

VALLEY — Susan McCullough was the recipient of the Artists Choice Award at the PAAC (Plein Air Artists Colorado) Exhibit at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder.

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Eye on Extension: Celebrating National 4-H Week

VALLEY — For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.

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More public art is coming to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) is excited to announce that they have begun the process of commissioning multiple public artworks to be installed on the land along the Rio Grande corridor.

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CPW celebrates 40 years of the Colorado Natural Areas Program

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Colorado Natural Areas Program in 2017.

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HOPE Week: Hope in dark times

Immigrants are among the most vulnerable in the community because they live in the shadows.

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Monte Vista Kiwanis Club installs new officers for 2017

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club held its annual Installation Banquet on September 22.

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Sargent Jr/Sr School honors the students of the month

Sargent Junior/Senior High Students of the Month for September

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HOPE WEEK: A home filled with HOPE

VALLEY — Imagine you are in your home, the one place where people should be able to feel safe.

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Affordable housing improvements made in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Some of the most vulnerable residents in the San Luis Valley now have a warmer and safer refuge, thanks to $63,000 in renovations managed by Energy Outreach Colorado at an Alamosa affordable housing complex.

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ASU HPPE seeking volunteers for wellness study

ALAMOSA – Last spring, the Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Department, Empower U Wellness group, and the Unidos Equity Institute partnered to offer fitness testing, physical activity programming, and educational materials to the campus and community. This was all a part of the San Luis Valley Wellness Study.

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Zacheis Planetarium sets October schedule

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through October 31.

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CPW releases new fishing app

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched CPW Fishing, the agency’s official mobile fishing app. For anglers seeking information on new fishing locations or needing to check for updated regulations while on the water, CPW Fishing is an easy way to keep angling details close at hand.

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Furry Friends available September 26, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista.

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Garrett Horning wins FFA Heifer Wrangle at state fair

PUEBLO—Garrett Horning of the Sangre de Cristo FFA chapter competed in the Colorado FFA Heifer Wrangle contest at the Colorado State Fair on August 28.

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Posed for the memory book

Thirty-two members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) lined their classics up near the Alamosa Depot/Welcome Center to capture photos with two engines from the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in the background Friday as a memory of their trip here.

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Habitat for Humanity benefit dinner set for October 13

ALAMOSA — It’s a benefit dinner for Habitat for Humanity! Come for a delicious dinner hosted by SLV Health on Friday, October 13th in the main lobby at the Regional Medical Center in Alamosa.

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Even a small amount of alcohol increases breast cancer risk

VALLEY — We hear constantly that moderate consumption of alcohol, especially red wine, is beneficial for cardiovascular health.

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Piano Taos will perform a recital of Hispanic composers

ALAMOSA – Piano Taos, a group of five female pianists, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Adams State University Leon Memorial Recital Hall.

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Public invited to meet gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee

ALAMOSA — Called the greatest athlete of her time, former U.S. Olympic track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of her visit to Alamosa.

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‘A Persian Pickle Afternoon’ scheduled with Sandra Dallas

MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild is pleased to present “A Persian Pickle Afternoon with Sandra Dallas.”

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Happy birthday 'Reedo'

Friends celebrate the late Jerry Reed's 70th birthday.

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A great day for kids & kites

Kids from around the San Luis Valley participate in a variety of events at Cole Park in Alamosa on Thursday, hosted by the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley.

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Naloxone kits distributed to law enforcement agencies

VALLEY — San Luis Valley law enforcement agencies received naloxone opioid overdose reversal kits for each of their officers, thanks to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as part of the Naloxone for Life initiative.

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Dollar General is open for business in South Fork

SOUTH FORK— The new Dollar General officially opened its doors in South Fork on September 9.

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Learn about Del Norte School District BEST opportunity

DEL NORTE — Former State Sen. Gail Schwartz will join interested Del Norte School District residents on Tuesday, September 26 from 2-3 p.m. at the Ruth Marie Community Center in Del Norte, at 581 Columbia.

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Harvest exhibit opens

DEL NORTE — Fall has arrived and with it, the time of harvest.

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Mayor's art contest winners named

Winners of the mayor's art contest, which was held last week during Colorado’s Cities & Towns Week, are Reece, front left, a fifth grader at Alamosa Elementary, and Emilia, front right, a third grader at Alamosa Elementary, shown with their winning artwork

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Mars Habitat Project open to public

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Sculpture program has organized a two-day public event showcasing a Mars Habitat concept outdoor installation.

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Dying, off-color pine needles normal in autumn

ALAMOSA — Although thousands of evergreen trees in the San Luis Valley and surrounding mountains are beginning to display dying yellow or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process – and are not infested by bark beetles or tree disease.

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Jackson Mumper is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

ALAMOSA — Jackson Mumper from Alamosa High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program.

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ASU CARES spends time at shelter

ASU students visit Conour shelter

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White, Wagner to wed

ALAMOSA — The families of Allison (Alli) Margaret White and Bret William Wagner are pleased to announce the couple will be joined in marriage on September 23, 2017.

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Athena Gonzales is 1 today

ALAMOSA — Athena Jasmine Gonzales celebrates her first birthday today.

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Trout Unlimited meeting set

ALAMOSA — Please join the SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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FGRC closes for the season

FT. GARLAND — The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee’s (FGRC) has closed the visitor center for the tourist season after another successful year providing travel and event information to over 4,300 local community members and visitors passing through.

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Lean In Lunch will feature Dr. Hensley

ALAMOSA — The next Lean In Lunch will feature Dr. Liz Thomas Hensley, PhD. on Thursday, October 12, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the SLVH Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main Street, Alamosa.

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CDOT completes fiber optic installation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Main Electric announced the completion of the US Highway (US) 160 Wolf Creek Pass Fiber Optic Installation project.

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Adams State celebrates National GEAR UP Week

ALAMOSA — Adams State University and GEAR UP are celebrating national GEAR UP Week, September 17-23.

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Colorado State Land Board installs signs at Zapata Falls

The Colorado State Land Board of Commissioners, which held their September meeting in Alamosa this month, recently installed seven interpretative signs at the Zapata Falls trail.

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Phase three of mural restoration project complete

CONEJOS COUNTY — Conejos County is home to many unique and culturally significant murals representing the history and culture of the region.

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Local women donate books to labor and delivery unit

ALAMOSA — A recent patient at the labor and delivery unit at the San Luis Valley Health’s Regional Medical Center was delighted to receive a brand new baby book and was overheard to say, “Oh, That’s wonderful! My baby’s first book!”

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Alamosa Rotary Club hosts Xcel manager

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Ashley Valdez, area manager of Community & Local Government Affairs for Xcel Energy in Southern Colorado, will make a presentation at the meeting on Monday September 25th at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

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‘Birthday at the Bricks’ set in honor of Jerry Reed

The Alamosa Alumni Association will host a “Birthday at the Bricks” celebration on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in honor of the late Jerry “Reedo” Reed’s 70th birthday.

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San Acacio hosts celebration this Saturday

VIEJO SAN ACACIO — St Acacius, or Agathius, is one of the lesser-known saints, but he meant everything to settlers in what is now Viejo San Acacio — old San Acacio.

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‘No Asylum’ documents attempts to escape Nazis

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre program will show the documentary No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sisneros, Jones united in marriage

HORCA — Camry Lauren Sisneros and Ross Hagen Jones were united in marriage on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 4:30 in the afternoon with a beautiful outdoor ceremony situated in the San Juan Mountains in Horca.

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'Cruisin' the Canyon' draws 86 entries

This 1935 Ford Tudor owned by Jim and Judy Hunt of Littleton won "Best of Show" honors Saturday at the annual "Cruisin' the Canyon" car show in Creede.

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Holocaust survivor will share story on September 25

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre program is proud to present “In Her Own Words: Holocaust Survivor Barbara Steinmetz” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the SLV Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre, located in the Adams State Theatre Building.

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Tsukamoto to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Hiroya Tsukamoto, featuring Cinematic Guitar Poetry, on Sunday, October 1, at 7 p.m.

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Anderson duo to take the stage

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Missy & Heine Andersen, featuring Blues & Soul, on Sunday, October 8th, at 7 p.m.

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Wildwood to host ‘hONEyhoUSe’ Sept. 24

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents hONEyhoUSe, featuring Blues Soul Folk Americana, on Sunday, September 24th, at 7 p.m.

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ASU Food Pantry will host grand opening Sept. 25

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Office of Student Life created a Food Pantry to help meet the needs of students.

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SLV Brewery features ‘Campfire Faces’ art

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Brewery at 631 Main Street, Alamosa, is hosting an art show by emerging local artist Linda Stephenson.

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Eye on Extension: Colorado Master Gardener training offered in 2018

VALLEY — Whether you are a person doing your own back yard gardening or someone who does it for a living, the Colorado Master Gardener program may be for you.

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SLV wildlife officer earns prestigious national award

MONTE VISTA — Brian Bechaver, a district wildlife officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the San Luis Valley, recently received the Shikar-Safari Club International 2017 “Wildlife Officer of the Year” award.

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Hilos Culturales Folk Arts awards announced

VALLEY — Hilos Culturales announces the 2017 recipients of Lifetime Achievement Folk Arts Award, Premio Hilos Culturales, to Rose Vialpando of Manassa and Ernesto Sánchez of Santa Fe, NM.

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Mordecai honored for volunteer service

ALAMOSA — Julie Mordecai has been selected as Woman of the Year for 2017. On Sept. 8th, Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa met to honor her efforts and learn more about some of the work she has done in the past and ways she continues to promote and help Alamosa today.

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Red Cross participates in volunteer fair at Adams State

ALAMOSA — Bill Werner, Ayesha Williams and Robert Hall from Red Cross set up an information booth at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair hosted by Adams State University on September 12th.

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Dogs available at Conour Shelter

Dogs available at the Conour shelter

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Newest addition at Zapata Park

Jan Oen, her featured pet Izzy and mural artist Judith Boyd are shown at Zapata Park in Alamosa.

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Coleman thanks firefighters on 9/11

Alamosa Mayor Pro Tem Ty Coleman gives a motivational speech to the Alamosa Fire Department heroes on 9/11.

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Society Hall plans Raise the Roof celebration Sept. 16

ALAMOSA — On Sunday, September 7, 2014 a tiny little seed was planted. This seed has now matured like a fine oak tree and become Society Hall, the premiere entertainment venue of the Valley.

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Valdez celebrate golden anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary Polly and Amos Valdez of Monte Vista.

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Shumei hosts a concert of Baroque music

CRESTONE — Samuel Breene (baroque violin) and Jeffrey Noonan (theorbo, baroque guitar) make up Musicke’s Cordes, who will perform “Looking South: Italian Music in the Chapels and Courts of Germany” in Crestone at Shumei International Institute on Sunday, October 1st at 3 p.m.

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Sculptor Bob Long soon to be featured artist at Shumei Gallery

CRESTONE — Local sculptor Bob Long’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of October.

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Soiree celebrates harvest

Scenes from the harvest soiree

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SLV Potato Festival 'mashes' spuds with fun

Scenes from the SLV Potato Festival

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Tickets for 'The Diary of Anne Frank' go on sale Sept. 11

The Adams State University Theatre program opens its 2017-2018 season with The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Artists open studios to public

Artists open their studios during the Rio Costilla Studio Tour.

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Early bird price still available for Headwaters Hoedown

LA GARITA — There is still time to get the early bird price of $30 for the conservation celebration of the year, for tickets bought by September 15th!

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Dr. Lucero acquires Dr. Santi dental practice

VALLEY — Dr. Joseph Lucero D.D.S. has acquired the dental practice of Dr. Richard Santi D.D.S.

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Dr. Fuhrman: Tips for healthy eating on vacation

VALLEY — Whether you are taking a road trip or flying to some distant destination, if you are committed to following a nutrient-dense diet style, you do not have to leave your healthy eating habits at home.

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Crestone hosts open studio tour

CRESTONE — The annual Crestone Artists’ Open Studio Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, from 12-5 p.m. in the community of Crestone and the Baca in southern Colorado.

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Gomez celebrate 40th

Congratulations to Pete and Lillian Gomez on their 40th wedding anniversary.

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Janet Noland celebrates 75th birthday

MONTE VISTA — Family and friends gathered at the First Christian Church (DOC) in Monte Vista on August 26 to celebrate the 75th — three quarters of a century — birthday of Janet Noland.

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Eye On Extension: Learning engineering design through robotics challenge

VALLEY — I just got back from the Colorado State Fair, where I ran the annual State 4-H Robotics Challenge event.

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Library receives bike bookmobile

Alamosa Public Library Director Salai Taylor, far right, accepts for the Friends of the Library the bike “bookmobile.”

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Candlelight tour at the Fort

A Living History Fall Encampment will be held at Fort Garland Museum on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Accounting students receive scholarships

ALAMOSA – Three Adams State University students each received a $2,500 prestigious scholarship for the Fall 2017 term from the Educational Foundation of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants

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Explore 'Seeds ~ Semillas' at NeoRio 2017

TAOS, N.M. — NeoRio offers thought-provoking art installations right on the rim of the Rio Grande gorge, along with a fall feast, and music.

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AQ Project donates sensory quilts to Evergreen Nursing Home residents

On August 4 ladies from the AQ Project delivered 10 sensory lap quilts to residents on the memory care unit at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.

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SLV Bikers donate backpacks to South Conejos School District

Local bikers prepared backpacks for school students at South Conejos School District and delivered them during the Labor Day holiday.

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Millers celebrate 60th

The family of Ruth (Stamps) and Bill Miller are proud to announce their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Dr. Sowards joins SLV Health Antonito

Clint Sowards, D.O. has joined SLV Health’s Family Practice team.

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Hunters: Time to sight in your rifles

Now’s the time for big-game hunters to get ready for the season by sighting in their rifles. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters to begin practicing well before the start of the seasons.

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Montgomery painting in Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Show

Alamosa artist David Montgomery will be exhibiting in the Plein Air Artists of Colorado 21st Annual National Show opening at Mary Williams Fine Art in Boulder Colorado, Friday, September 8 from 5-8 p.m.

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Scott Thybony discusses book 'The Disappearances'

On Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, anthropologist and writer Scott Thybony will discuss his book, “The Disappearances; a Story of Exploration, Murder and Mystery in the American West.”

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New staff joins North Conejos

LA JARA — North Conejos School District introduces new staff for the 2017-2018 year:

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ASU Human Performance Lab can help reach fitness goals

ALAMOSA – Reach your fitness goals with help from the Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education (HPPE) Department. HPPE continues to offer the community a variety of affordable fitness tests.

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Scarletts celebrate 50th

ALAMOSA — Please join the daughters of Tom and Karyl Scarlett as they celebrate their parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Bear's eye view

Megan Cerny photographed this bear at Second and Ross Avenue in Alamosa on Monday.

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Labor Day Weekend in Creede

Charlene Ameel, left, offers fruit salsa at the Off Broadway station during this Saturday’s annual Creede Salsa Fest.

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View ‘Lone Ranger’ poster

Johnny Depp is headed back to Creede — or at least his signature is.

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Balloons aloft near Creede

Scenes from the balloon rally at Creede

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Society Hall presents Buddy Mondlock September 8th

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, Alamosa’s premier live music venue at 400 Ross Avenue, invites the public to another wonderful musical evening with Buddy Mondlock, Friday September 8th at 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. Fuhrman: Is coffee good or bad for you?

VALLEY — You’ll be happy to know that getting up and enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee is fine. However, that’s where it must end.

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City employees assist PALS

City of Alamosa employees stand with PALS members after raising $340 for the children’s program through the Employee Wellness Program’s first Walk/Run for a Noble Cause.

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Talk set on Jewish-Muslim relations in 11th century Islamic Spain

ALAMOSA–One night in 1066, Muslim inhabitants of the city of Granada in Spain rose up and slaughtered their Jewish neighbors in what has been described by some as the first pogrom on European soil.

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Eye on Extension: Keep food safe outdoors!

VALLEY — This time of year often makes for a great time to get outdoors to be active as summer temperatures begin to drop, but before colder temperatures set in. Warm weather is also connected with higher risk of foodborne illness so it’s important to focus on ways to keep food safe in outdoor settings.

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Adams State celebrates Hispanic Serving Institution Week

ALAMOSA – Adams State University has been a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) since 2000. In honor of Hispanic Serving Institution Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Adams State Office of Title V will host workshops for campus and community members, on September 14 and September 15.

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SLV Health Trauma participates in ‘Stop the Bleed’

VALLEY — A nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign has been started over the past couple years in an attempt to educate first responders and the general public on how to potentially save lives when the opportunity arises.

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Conejos Clean Water hosts veterans at Antonito event

ANTONITO — Pinon coffee, flower-infused cheese balls, Amish Fried Pies and a stick-to-the-ribs beef, potatoes and veggie dinner delighted guests of Conejos Clean Waters’ Veterans Fields debut event at Café del Valle last Saturday night.

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Protect preteens today from HPV cancers tomorrow

National Immunization Awareness Month concludes with a reminder that everyone needs vaccines throughout their lives.

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Perdue unveils new USDA Ethics App

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices to provide Executive Branch employees answers to questions about government ethics issues

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Parks and Wildlife now accepting permit applications for elk hunting in San Luis Valley National Refuge Complex

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is home to three United States Fish and Wildlife national wildlife refuges: Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista.

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Van Iwaardens celebrate 50th

Bob and Carol Van Iwaarden celebrated their 50th anniversary on August 26.

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Valley artists in Taos show

TAOS, N.M. — Arte de Descartes XVII is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through September 9 at the Stales Gallery in Taos, N.M.

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Local artist Mara Kali to be featured at Shumei Gallery

CRESTONE — Local artist Mara Kali’s works will be on display at the Shumei Gallery in Crestone for the month of September.

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Elisandro turns 1 today

CAPULIN — Elisandro Celestino Trujillo is 1 year old today.

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Sierra Grande School constructs greenhouse

BLANCA — The Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI), a program of La Puente, and Sierra Grande School are partnering to construct an 18’x36’ Greenhouse Classroom for the K-12 school and the surrounding Blanca-Fort Garland community.

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Remember immunizations on back-to-school list

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.

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Guest artist recital is September 5 at Adams State

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Department of Music presents a Guest Artist Recital with Dr. Jeffrey O’Flynn, clarinet, and Doug Smith, marimba and voice, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Leon Memorial Hall.

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Rio Grande County Museum hosts fall festival and exhibit

DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County Museum and Cultural Center staff is working on an agricultural fall exhibit featuring haying, potato, lettuce harvests and livestock ranching stories and photos of the past.

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Furry Friends

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area celebrates the 101st birthday of the National Park Service

On August 25th the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 101st birthday. To commemorate the event the Park Service offered free entry to all National Parks including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin Sept. 12

The Valley Community Chorus, in conjunction with the SLV Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” in the fall 2017 season.

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Save the date to 'Save the Ranch' September 23

The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust will celebrate conservation at the Headwaters Hoedown on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the lovely La Garita Creek Ranch in Saguache County.

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Art show features varied sculptures

CREEDE — Sandhill crane sculptures won first place in the Creede Arts Council’s (CAC) Sculpture Show.

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Fungus foraging

Abundant moisture throughout the San Luis Valley in recent weeks has resulted in a plethora of mushrooms, especially in the forested areas of the surrounding mountains.

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Organic Farmers Market held on Wednesdays

ALAMOSA — Local and “fresh as it gets “ Organic Farmers Market is being held at the Alamosa Rio Grande Farm Park on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

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Eye on Extension: Body condition scoring animals

VALLEY — Body condition scores on animals describe the relative fatness, or body condition, of an animal.

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ASC Cares events are September 12 and 19

Fall semester at Adams State University means it is time once again for the annual ASU Cares volunteerism events.

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Dog rescued from dumpster

MOGOTE — “I think that anyone looking at this picture of this dog who was thrown away into a dumpster is as disgusted as I am,” said Diana Hamilton, director of the Valley Humane League.

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La Puente backpack drive helps SLV students

VALLEY — Education is a cornerstone of equality and opportunity. Helping promote education is a key way La Puente works to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty in the SLV.

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Zacheis Planetarium announces September schedule

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through September 30.

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Secretary Perdue announces Tony Tooke as new Forest Service chief

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region.

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Now's the time to protect hay from winter wildlife damage

Anyone who relies on hay to feed livestock during the winter should start planning now to protect that valuable crop from deer and elk.

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Latino Heritage Intern completes service in the Valley

VALLEY — Marissa Ortega, Latino Heritage Intern, completed her service hours at the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Furry Friends: Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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DeSouchet, Croley wed

VALLEY — William and Janis DeSouchet are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Aimee DeSouchet to Gared Croley, the son of Kevin and Roberta Croley of Scottsville, Kentucky.

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hONEyhoUSe returns to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present the powerhouse vocal group hONEyhoUSe in concert Friday August 25th at 7:30 p.m.

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Make summer holidays delectable with the help of California avocados

(NAPSA)-It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season.

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Chamber welcomes new director

CREEDE— After spending a 20-day vacation in her senior year of college with her future partner, Erin Yurkinas knew where she planned to spend the rest of her life.

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Montaño accepted in New York

Former Valley resident and graduate Melanie Montaño was recently accepted in the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York.

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Help find and bring Tinker home

Tinker, a 15-pound mutt, 14 year-old female, is black and tan with upright ears and lives at 11923 County Road 5 S in Alamosa.

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Pepper commissioned to officer in the U.S. Navy

NEW PORT, R.I.—Monte Vista native Chief David Pepper was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy on August 1.

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Colorful fruits and vegetables linked to longer life

VALLEY — Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments present in fruits and vegetables.

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Eye on Extension: Fall weed control may work best in the SLV

VALLEY — Fall is an excellent time to manage biennial and perennial weeds. Control of these weeds works best when they are storing nutrients for the winter.

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Flying W Wranglers perform at Orient Land Trust event

Orient Land Trust, providing land conservation, recreational and educational opportunities in the upper San Luis Valley, is proud to present the Flying W Wranglers on September 16, at 4 p.m. at the historic Everson Ranch for a 2ndChuck Wagon Harvest Dinner Concert & Dance.

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Adopt a dog from Conour Shelter

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Monte Vista Elks Lodge donates to community

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Elks Lodge #2456 received the Gratitude Grant from Grand Lodge in the amount of $2,000.

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Discarded fishing line is dangerous to wildlife

STATEWIDE – Fishing line can help reel in the big one, but when monofilament is left carelessly along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife.

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First annual NFP barbecue held

ALAMOSA — Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nationwide, free, voluntary program for low-income, first-time mothers and falls under Valley-Wide Heath Systems’ umbrella of services in the San Luis Valley.

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Adams State University STEM Saturdays begin August 26

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays begin August 26.

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Blues duo to perform in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Join Missy & Heine Andersen for an evening of soul-fueled, Americana blues at San Luis Valley Brewing Company on August 18, at 8:30 p.m. San Luis Valley Brewing Company is located at 631 Main Street, Alamosa, 587-2337.

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Music is in the air throughout the San Luis Valley

VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has supported musical endeavors since its inception. They are particularly fond of a recently completed project with Adams State University’s music program and Music Department Chair Dr. Beth Robison, t

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ALMA presents final 2017 Sundays at Six concert

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association presents Don Richmond & The Rifters at Sundays at Six, August 27, in Cole Park, Alamosa. Don’t miss this final free Sundays at Six concert for 2017!

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Dog Day at Fort Garland is August 19

FORT GARLAND — The dog days of summer are upon us and Fort Garland Museum is celebrating with Dog Day at the museum on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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A plant rich diet is best for preventing type 2 diabetes

VALLEY — A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition reported that higher plant protein intake is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

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SLV Veterans Coalition offers free dinner in Antonito

ANTONITO — Café Del Valle, 604 Main St, Antonito, will host a dinner for veterans, families, and the SLV community with food provided by Nature’s Table, Local Foods Coalition, and Valleybound Antonito School and community garden.

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Youth excel in Market Beef Show

The Market Beef Show was held Thursday at the SLV Fair.

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SLV Fair shares winners of varied 4-H competitions

MONTE VISTA – This year’s San Luis Valley Area Fair featured a number of special 4-H contests, including a fashion revue, cake decorating contest, cupcake decorating contest, and robotics competition.

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SLV Health clinics awarded more than $20,000

VALLEY —On the morning of Tuesday, August 1st, SLV Health was recognized for their efforts in reducing non-urgent Emergency Department (ED) visits.

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Eye on Extension: Preserve food, preserve nutrients!

VALLEY — With the end of summer approaching, (can you believe it?) it is a great time to preserve fresh and local fruits and vegetables for months ahead.

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Wildwood hosts Art Patience & Trailogue

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Art Patience & Trailogue, featuring New Age music, on Sunday, August 20 at 7 p.m

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Fort Garland Market receives financing initiative

FORT GARLAND — This small, unincorporated community founded around a pioneer military fort doesn’t have a town hall, but it has a center.

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Pedal tractor pull at SLV Fair

Yeneli Salvio, 8, crosses the finish line for the second round at the pedal tractor pull at the 115th Annual San Luis Valley Fair held at the Ski Hi Complex on August 7.

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Sales celebrate 65th anniversary

PUEBLO — Former Alamosa residents Don and Teresa Sales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on August 24th.

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Chili’s is now ALMA Supporter

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that Chili’s Grill & Bar in Alamosa has become a Supporter of its organization for 2017.

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‘Red Hot Patriot’ returning to CRT

CREEDE—“Red Hot Patriot,” the dynamic one-woman show starring Rhonda Brown, returns to the Creede Repertory Theatre for two fundraising performances at the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.

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Adopt a dog from Conour Shelter today

These pets are available for adoption from Conour Animal Shelter.

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Studio tour planned September 8-10

VALLEY — The 19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour will be held on Friday, September 8, from 4-7 p.m. with free live music on the Costilla Plaza and some selected studios open.

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Missing Dog

This dog has been missing from its home in Center for over a year.

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Sundays at Six features Genetics on August 20

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present Genetics at Sundays at Six, August 20, in Cole Park, Alamosa.

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Outdoor storytimes continue at the Rio Grande Farm Park

ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park has been hosting free outdoor storytime events throughout the summer as part of Weekends on the Rio.

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Weekday market begins at the Rio Grande Farm Park

The Rio Grande Farm Park and the Alamosa Farmers Market hosted their first weekday market last Wednesday, August 2nd at the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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For young, healthy looking skin, look to your diet

VALLEY — The skin is the largest organ of the human body and a barrier that protects us from microbial pathogens and other damaging elements.

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SLV Federal Bank hires new commercial loan officer

VALLEY — Walter Roybal, Fort Garland has joined San Luis Valley Federal Bank as a commercial loan officer to assist the bank’s business members with all their loan needs.

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Re-enactment set at Fort Garland Museum

FORT GARLAND — On Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the ‘citizen soldiers of Dodd’s Independent Company’ will be at Fort Garland Museum.

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Help find lost cat

This beloved family pet was last seen on July 31st.

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All weather work

Despite the wet day, construction workers make progress on the foundation for Alamosa County’s jail expansion Thursday afternoon.

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Fort Garland hosts Trujillo homestead talk August 9

FORT GARLAND — On Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, archaeologist Marilyn Martorano will present “Guns, Fire and Sheep: The Archaeology and History of the Trujillo Homesteads National Historic Landmark in the San Lu

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Eye on Extension: Rain reduces hay quality

VALLEY — All across the San Luis Valley we see alfalfa or grass hay in windrows in the field. The recent rains have caused the hay to be in the field longer than hoped.

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R. Carlos Nakai Quartet comes to Shumei September 8

CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute is very pleased to announce they will be hosting the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (RCNQ) on Friday, Sept. 8th at 7 p.m.

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Sunday concert features SLV Big Band August 13

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present The SLV Big Band at Sundays at Six, August 13, in Cole Park, Alamosa.

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The Bridge celebrates 10 years with original song, awards

ALAMOSA– A song written by the residents at The Bridge of Alamosa, featuring a line of drums and other instruments, was a highlight of the facility’s 10th anniversary celebrated recently.

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Drivers participate in 'Road-eo'

Adams 14 School District Training Coordinator Paul Alvarez tests bus drivers at annual All Valley School Transportation In-Service training program on Wednesday

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Timely vaccinations vital for disease protection

Alamosa Immunization Coalition wants people to know the importance of vaccines all across the lifespan and is observing National Immunization Awareness month with extra reminders about vaccines.

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San Luis Valley promises weekend of fun

Five different events are happening this weekend across the Valley.

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Trooper Adam Jennings recieves C.A.S.T. award

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Adam Jennings received the C.A.S.T. (Citizens Appreciate State Troopers) 2017 Award at the Governor's Mansion on July 28.

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Fun workshop yields nine custom-made beaver felt hats

ALAMOSA — “These high-quality beaver hats would cost $800 and up to buy. In Santa Fe they would sell for about $1500,” said nationally known beaver felt hat maker, Tom Hirt.

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Dynamite concert kicks off 96th Annual Ski-Hi Stampede

Old Dominion entertains thousands of country music fans on Thursday night at the Ski-Hi Stampede with their hit songs “Break up With Him” and “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.”

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How berries help keep the heart healthy

VALLEY — Berries are one of my favorite super foods – delicious, rich in fiber and phytochemicals, and low in calories.

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Brown, Barnum exchange vows

MOSCA — Former San Luis Valley resident Captain Caleb Brown, United States Marine Corps, graduated June 16 with his master’s degree in applied physics from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California

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Eye on Extension: Celebrate timeless traditions at the 2017 SLV Fair

VALLEY — Hundreds of 4-H members from all over the Valley will be spending their next week gearing up for the San Luis Valley Fair. This annual tradition is a celebration of the agricultural heritage of the Valley, and the learning and achievement of loca

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PALS says goodbye to Tim Dellet

ALAMOSA — Please join La Puente and their PALS Children’s Program as they wish a fond farewell to their seasoned director Tim Dellet, and his wife Gena, on Monday, July 31st from 4-6 p.m. at Milagros Coffee House in Alamosa.

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CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency receives awards

ALAMOSA – Leavitt Group recently awarded CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency with an “Agency Excellence Award.” Dan Bowers, a local managing co-owner, was additionally awarded with the “Excellence in Leadership” award. Bowers accepted the awards during Leavitt G

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Volunteers assist local families

Volunteers from the Howard Kansas United Methodist Church joined with Christian Community Services Project to help some families in Monte Vista.

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Donors support Luther Bean Museum and Salazar center

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Luther Bean Museum and Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center hosted a fundraiser on July 15, attended by 63 people.

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Covered Wagon Days events at Rio Grande County Museum

DEL NORTE — Saturday, August 5th will bring a variety of events to the Rio Grande County Museum with the celebration of the annual Covered Wagon Days.

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New book shares memoir of San Luis Valley

VALLEY — Former San Luis Valley resident Eve Bauer, now of Los Alamos, N.M., has recently released a book, “Journey to Forgiveness: Through for the Life and Death of a Farmer.”

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Sweet retreat from rain

Alamosa Parks & Recreation staff Samantha and Lexi, left, provide a popular stop during the City Services Fair Wednesday evening in Cole Park.

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Look who is turning the big 1

VALLEY — Juliet Jade Martinez was born on July 27, 2016 in Albuquerque, N.M. to Nick and Danielle (Duran) Martinez of Velarde, N.M.

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Santa Maria Trout Club hosts veterans

VALLEY — The Santa Maria Trout Club in conjunction with Santa Maria Reservoir Company hosted nine veterans from the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area representing Healing Waters Fly Fishing Project from July 9 to July 12.

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Rains cause flooding in Saguache area

Not all of the recent rains are beneficial, as evidenced by the flooding over the roads near Saguache on Tuesday evening.

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CRT presents outreach tour play

CREEDE — Celebrating 34 years of bringing excellent bilingual musical theatre to schools across the Southwest, Creede Repertory Theatre’s Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT) is one of the largest providers of educational theatre to the rural Southwest, se

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Wildwood welcomes The Jess Wayne Band

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Jess Wayne Band featuring Folk Blues Jazz Americana on Sunday, August 13 at 7 p.m

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Splashing in the puddles

Youth play in the flooded parking lot by the City Market gas station on Wednesday evening after unusually heavy rains descended on Alamosa and surrounding areas.

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Boots on the Ground awards recently presented

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group (SLV Joint IOG) is pleased to honor three partner agency staff members with the “Boots on the Ground” award in recognition of employees who exemplify the spirit of cross-systems collaboration.

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Comments on SLV big-game planning can be submitted on-line

MONTE VISTA — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is evaluating big-game management in the South San Juan mountain area in Game Management Units 80 and 81.

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Manassa event is all American

The American Flag was proudly displayed during demolition derby with ‘M’ Mountain in the background on Saturday evening as a part of the Manassa Pioneer Days.

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Giving Tree Band to perform in Alamosa July 30

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association happily continues its Sundays at Six series on July 30 in Cole Park, Alamosa with The Giving Tree Band.

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Crestfest shares entertainment

CRESTONE — Crestfest will be held Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at the Challenger Golf Course in Crestone.

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Rio Grande County dedicates signs at Summitville

SUMMITVILLE— As part of a heritage tourism project, Rio Grande County in partnership with representatives of the EPA and the Rio Grande Emergency Water Conservation Action Team held a dedication ceremony at the Summitville mining site over the weekend to

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Adopt a dog from Conour Animal Shelter today

These dogs are available for adoption at the Conour Animal Shelter.

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Medication is not the answer for high blood pressure

VALLEY — If you are over the age of 65, chances are your doctor has given you a prescription for a blood pressure-lowering medication.

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The Jazz Club coming to Creede Theatre

CREEDE—Creede Repertory Theatre presents The Jazz Club! Feeling energized after the show? Back by popular demand! Watch CRT’s lobby transform into Birdland at 9,000 feet.

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Society Hall welcomes Emily Robinson back to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Kerrville New Folk winner and former Alamosa resident Emily Scott Robinson, with special guest Bethel Steele, in concert Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

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La Jara police sergeant a life-saver

While many small towns have growing lists of opiate deaths, La Jara’s list has been lowered by the quick actions of its chief and sergeant.

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Moose nation near Creede

A kayaker fishing Love Lake above Creede had no idea that he had company until alerted by another fisherman across the lake.

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Eye on extension: Have a berry healthy summer

VALLEY — Berries, berries, berries! These colorful little fruits are not only delicious but also one of the top sources for phytonutrients.

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Alamosa SADD represents Colorado at national conference

TAMPA, Fla. — Eight members of Ortega Middle School (OMS) and Alamosa High School (AHS) Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) recently attended the SADD National Conference in Tampa, Florida

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Local students become Junior Archaeologists for a week

VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and The Fort Garland Museum (a History Colorado Museum), partnered for their third annual Junior Archaeologist Camp.

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Brentano String Quartet performs in Taos July 30

TAOS, N.M. — The Brentano String Quartet will perform July 30 in Taos.

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Valley-Wide welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Emelin Martinez

VALLEY — Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC as the chief medical officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (“Valley-Wide”).

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Museum features artists

DEL NORTE — Wade Collins and Byron Williams, artists from Saguache, will both be part of the art shows and displays with Rio Grande County Museum.

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The Rifters to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents for Covered Wagon Days The Rifters, dance and show on Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

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McAuliffe, Freel honored at BOCES

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On July 10 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference, Nita McAuliffe and Tina Freel were recognized.

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The Southern Colorado Film Festival is accepting entries

ALAMOSA – The sixth annual Southern Colorado Film Festival will take place from October 12 through October 14 in Alamosa.

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The Tumbling Wheels scheduled at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Tumbling Wheels, featuring American Folk Country & Soul, on Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

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San Luis Valley hemp fabric woven for National Project

As a collaboration between Fibershed, Rezolana Institute and Adams State University’s Community Partnerships, hemp has been grown, decorticated, blended with wool, spun and woven into fabric that provides a San Luis Valley fabric sample in Fibershed’s nat

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Moyers celebrate 67th anniversary

Alan and Patricia Moyer celebrated the anniversary of their July 15, 1950 wedding date, which took place in Madison, Wisconsin

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Archaeological survey being conducted in Conejos County

CONEJOS COUNTY – The San Luis Valley has a long and rich human history, as the area served as a seasonal hunting ground to prehistoric and Native American cultures.

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Heaven to Home opens

Joined by Alamosa Chamber of Commerce members, family and friends, Raina Walters prepares to cut the ribbon on Heaven to Home, newly located off Highway 160 (451 Santa Fe Avenue) in East Alamosa in the State Farm building.

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Museum shares events during Covered Wagon Days

DEL NORTE — Rio Grande County Museum will host Angie Krall, forest archaeologist for the Rio Grande National Forest, with a presentation about the ongoing research at the Bunker Site (5SH614) a high potential paraje (camp) associated with the Old Spanish

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Grammy winner Laurie Lewis to play Society Hall

Society Hall at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa is thrilled to host Grammy winning fiddler, singer-songwriter and bandleader Laurie Lewis, with her all-star band the Right Hands, in concert Friday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m.

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Diesel Barbosa celebrates 1st birthday

Diesel Barbosa celebrated his first birthday on June 18.

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Sangre recognized at FBLA national conference

More than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $170,000 in cash awards.

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Valley teachers explore the Four Corners region

Twenty teachers, four Adams State professors, and one grant coordinator set out on a 929-mile adventure this summer to the Four Corners region.

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Auger steps down from CRT

CREEDE— Creede Repertory Theatre announced that Catherine Augur has decided to step down as executive director after nine years with the company.

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'Company of Friends' fills museum with music

"Company of Friends" took time on Thursday morning to provide entertainment at the San Luis Valley Museum in downtown Alamosa.

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KW Farms supports ALMA

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that KW Farms in Alamosa has continued to be a Supporter of the organization for 2017.

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Sargent grad takes 337th MI BN command

RUCKERSVILLE, VA. — Sargent High School graduate Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan E. Velasquez, son of Gene and Edna Velasquez, recently participated in the Change of Command ceremonies as the Incoming Commander for the 337th MI BN.

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Cordovas to perform for Sundays at Six in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association continues its Sundays at Six series on July 23 in Cole Park, Alamosa with Cordovas.

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Eye on Extension: Hot summer weather and your pets’ emergency care

MONTE VISTA — We are well aware of the need to protect our pets during extreme hot or cold weather.

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Meld concert, dance planned July 21

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Milo Hayes Meld for a dance and concert on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

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Bagwells celebrate 60th

MANASSA — Bill and Marilyn Bagwell are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Library hosts 'Discovery Dinosaurs'

Miss Debbie, right, from the University of Colorado, asks youngsters if they can identify what part of a dinosaur she is holding during her “Discovering Dinosaurs!” talk outside the Alamosa Public Library in Cole Park on Wednesday.

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Adopt a dog!

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter.

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Rep. Lawrence running for state treasurer

State Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas and Teller Counties) announced that she is running to be Colorado’s next State Treasurer.

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Weekends on the Rio continues Sunday

ALAMOSA — Come out this Sunday, July 16 for a day full of outdoor fun at Cole Park, Rio Grande Farm Park, and on the Rio Grande.

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Myers graduates from National Intelligence University

BOLLING AFB, Virginia — Major Stephanie Myers recently graduated with a master of science degree in technical intelligence with an emphasis in cyber from the National Intelligence University at Bolling Air Force Base in Virginia.

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Dempsey to be commemorated with postmark

Beginning July 21, the Manassa Post Office will offer a special pictorial postmark celebrating the town’s most famous resident, Jack Dempsey.

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Local PEO Chapter supports ASU students

The Chapter V, P.E.O. members support Adams State University students with a renewable scholarship.

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Be careful of Colorado's wild critters this summer

STATEWIDE – Wildlife is active on many fronts at this time of year, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding state residents to be bear aware, to be cautious in moose habitat, and to leave young wildlife alone.

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Guided wildflower tour set

CREEDE — Community members are invited to a free, guided wildflower tour on the beautiful and conserved Soward Ranch near Creede on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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ASU students attend national conference

In June, Adams State University Phi Beta Lambda students attended the PBL 2017 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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Walmart donates to food bank network

ALAMOSA — Each year the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley (FBNSLV), a program of La Puente, serves nearly 11,000 individuals across the Valley.

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Annual Meet the Artists Show today in Creede

CREEDE— C. Waters Gallery announces the 9th Annual Meet the Artists Show and Sale on Thursday, July 13, from 3-7 p.m. Located at N. 128 Main Street in Creede.

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Do not fly drones over wildfire areas

Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” or drones over or near wildfires.

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Fort Garland hosts Sand Creek Massacre talk

On Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum, Dr. Shelby Tisdale, director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, Durango, will present “An American Tragedy: The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.”

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Summitville tour and dedication ceremony set July 14-15

SUMMITVILLE — Guided tours of the Summitville mine and water treatment plant, along with a dedication ceremony will occur on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15.

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Society Hall features western singer-songwriter Mike Blakely

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present nationally known western singer-songwriter Mike Blakely in concert Thursday July 13th at 7:30 p.m.

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Possible funnel clouds spotted

A possible tornado was visible near Hooper Thursday afternoon.

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Sargent School district celebrates 100 years

MONTE VISTA—Sargent Schools celebrated their 100th anniversary as a school district by hosting a reunion celebration Saturday, July 1 attended by alumni from many different eras and generations.

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SdCNHA seeks board applicants

VALLEY – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is seeking to fill a board member position from residents in Costilla County.

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Creede Repertory Theatre gears up for annual Kid Show

CREEDE— The Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) is pleased to announce that the 2017 KID Show will air on July 20-22.

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Chapter DP-P.E.O. awards three scholarships this year

ALAMOSA – Three recent San Luis Valley high school graduates are the recipients of the Chapter DP-P.E.O. scholarships.

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Sundays at Six features rockabilly music in Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Sundays at Six continues on July 16 in Alamosa with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, bringing rockabilly and much more to Cole Park at 6 p.m.

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Elks hold annual bike rodeo

MONTE VISTA — Approximately 60 children participated in the 2017 Bike Rodeo Safety Day at Fullenweider Park in Monte Vista.

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Eye on Extension: Increasing your Vitamin N

VALLEY — Pediatricians around the country are increasingly writing prescriptions for more “vitamin N”.

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Mitsch Bush announces bid for District 3 seat

Diane Mitsch Bush announce on Thursday that she is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Colorado’s District 3, a seat currently held by Republican Scott Tipton.

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Valley 4-Her wins state title

FORT COLLINS – Valley 4-H member Kristine Hoffner of Saguache County, along with teammates from Gunnison County, won first place in the team Consumer Choices contest at the Colorado State 4-H Conference, June 20-23 at Colorado State University in Fort Col

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RC participates in ‘Lids for Kids’

ALAMOSA – Red Cross volunteers aided the 2nd Annual “Lids for Kids” event June 29th in Alamosa to promote health, fitness and safety.

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Camp gives SLV youth a pass to the outdoors

Sometimes it seems like children don’t get outside as much these days. That’s not true for the 51 kids and 11 youth counselors who attended the 2017 Youth Conservation Camp at Beaver Creek in South Fork on June 20-22.

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A new place-based curriculum presented for Valley teachers

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA), in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), has launched a place-based program to train local teachers on creating lessons and curriculum about local culture, history and herit

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Anne Hills July 14

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Singer Songwriter Anne Hills on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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Ladies Aid new cookbook's out

The Ladies Aid Society (LAS) has published a new cookbook, “Recipes form the Upper Rio Grande, Vol. II.”

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Group enjoys English Valley tour

On Saturday, June 17, the La Verada del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association sponsored a geologic road tour/field trip to English Valley, which is located a few miles northwest of Del Norte near the West Fork of the Old Spanish Trail.

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Enjoy July 4th holiday in SLV

VALLEY — Stay and enjoy a variety of special events in the San Luis Valley over this Fourth of July holiday.

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Xcel Foundation grant expands Adams State services for veterans

ALAMOSA — Adams State University’s Veterans Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to expand the center’s services to support veteran student success and career exploration.

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Eye on Extension: More on supplements

VALLEY — Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, enzymes, and other substances that may be “supplemented,” or added to diet, in order to complete dietary needs or to make up for a nutrition deficiency – they are NOT intended to

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Peyton continues to pay it forward

ALAMOSA—As many know when Peyton Sanchez sets his mind to something, he gets it done.

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'Sean Thompson Sings for CRT' set July 9

CREEDE — Sean Thompson is back in Creede, fresh off his run opposite Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard.

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ALMA presents Vogts Sisters for Sundays at Six

Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Sundays at Six continues on July 9 in Alamosa with The Vogts Sisters, bringing their sweet folk harmonies to Cole Park at 6 p.m.

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Community supports local hospital fundraiser

More than 300 people came to support the barbecue lunch and quilt auction event on June 24 for the Conejos County Hospital.

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OMS students enjoy DC

Ortega Middle School teachers, Beth Hackett and Kathy West took a group of 39 student to Washington D.C. and New York from June 5th-June 10th.

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Rice named to AMA board

CHICAGO, Ill. — Mary Rice, laboratory director at San Luis Valley Health, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance’s Board of Directors for a one-year term on June 13.

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Big catch at Mountain Home

Proving there’s great fish to be caught in the reservoir, local resident Jeremy Berry holds a 40-inch 20-pound Northern Pike he pulled out of Mountain Home Reservoir on Sunday.

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Smashing action on Saturday

The mini division was wild and crazy with 22 cars entered and buzzing around. Some vehicles were more acrobatic and even left two wheels during the derby.

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La Jara Glory Days parade

This nice float advertised the annual Conejos County Hospital barbecue and quilt raffle during the La Jara Glory Day parade Saturday morning.

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Rumsey wins state pageant

FORT GARLAND — A Fort Garland girl has just won Little Miss Colorado Natural.

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Colorado State Fair begins concert ticket sales

The 2017 Colorado State Fair’s Southwest Motors Events Center series includes a diverse, star-studded lineup. The stage spotlights will be shining on a variety of shows including country, classic rock, legendary musicians and up-and-coming superstars.

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Photography show opens June 30

CREEDE — Mountain Shootout Photography Show will open June 30 at 6 p.m. at the Creede Visitor Center.

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Pedaling toward a better world

Dozens of service-oriented cyclists will take to the highways and byways of the United States this summer, riding over 3,600 miles with the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, coast-to-coast from San Francisco, CA (June 2) to Savannah, GA (August 5).

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County clerks' conference held

Colorado’s county clerks and their staffs learned about election security and costs, motor vehicle registration kiosks and privacy vs. public access from a stakeholder’s viewpoint at their conference in Snowmass Village last week.

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Public input needed for elk and deer herd planning

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is evaluating big-game management in the South San Juan mountain area and the public is invited to upcoming meetings where issues and plans for Game Management Units 80 and 81 will be discussed.

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Rollin’ Deep brings crowd to Alamosa

The 23rd Annual Rollin’ Deep Car Show on Sunday, June 18, drew 80 official entries but altogether about 100 vehicles to Cole Park in Alamosa.

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Mutton Bustin' action

Seven-year-old Gavin Graber holds on tight as a rides a sheep for the 2017 Alamosa Round-Up mutton busting event at the Alamosa Fairgrounds Wednesday evening.

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7th Annual RMEF Art Show starts July 8

ANTONITO — It’s time for the annual Rocky Mountain Estates Community Firehouse Art Show and Fundraiser!

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Furry Friends: Dogs available as of June 24, 2017

Shown are dogs available for adoption at the Valley Humane League.

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Eye on Extension: Watering around the house in dry times

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley’s climate is considered semiarid. This means that periods of drought are common.

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Taylor Lobato joins Colorado Farm Bureau

CENTENNIAL -- Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) welcomes Taylor Lobato to the organization’s core team. Lobato will support the organization’s public policy goals as director of policy communications.

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The Bridge hosts Chili Cook-Off

The Bridge at Alamosa held its 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Father’s Day.

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Community celebrates Helen Lester

ALAMOSA — Members of the community gathered at a festive Garden Party at Hospice del Valle on Thursday, June 15, to celebrate Helen Lester, her long nursing career and her dedicated contribution to the community at large.

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‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ to open at CRT

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesserling.

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Peewee Archaeology Day set

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum will be hosting Peewee Archaeology Day On June 24th from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Rockey Farms Field Day planned on July 18

CENTER — Rockey Farms welcomes the community on Tuesday, July 18 to participate in its first field day event.

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Keep safe distance from mamma moose if seen

STATEWIDE — Since early June, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated two separate moose conflicts resulting in injuries to three people, and agency officials are cautioning everyone to be extra vigilant this time of year.

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Boy Scout leads volunteers at Home Lake State Wildlife Area

MONTE VISTA — On a number of days in June, Sargent High School senior Ethan Reschke has been spending his time at Home Lake State Wildlife Area.

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Total eclipse of the sun forever stamp issued

WASHINGTON — Jim Cochrane, chief customer and marketing officer of the United States Postal Service dedicated the first-of-its-kind Forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the Moon from the heat of a finger.

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Alamosa Elks observe Flag Day

Every year, Frank “Boogie” Romero organizes fellow veterans to take part in the BPOE Elks 1297 Alamosa Flag Day observance.

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Bouchey earns Ph.D. from Brown University

ALAMOSA — Stephanie Nicole Quintana Bouchey, daughter of Ronald and Arliene Quintana of Alamosa, received her Ph.D. from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on May 27.

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Kiwanis Club meets K-9 officer

The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista was privileged to have as their program on June 7 K-9 Lena with Officer Michael Martinez

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Local property manager achieves prestigious national designation

ALAMOSA — Chuck Kelley, a local leader in the residential property management field, has just been awarded the prestigious RMP ® (Residential Management

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Tim Dellett rides again, last time from Alamosa

Tim Dellett is a common sight on the San Luis Valley roads in spring and summer, stretched out on his red Redline touring bike.

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Adams State drawing class studies downtown perspective

Adams State art students in professor Gene Schilling’s drawing class took advantage of beautiful June weather recently to sketch scenes in downtown Alamosa.

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Nashes celebrate 50th anniversary

As of March 4, Wayne and Sharon Nash of Del Norte have been married 50 years.

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Healthcare coalitions conducting exercise

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on Thursday, June 15 to support Valley hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies participating in a three-day statewide exercise.

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Who’s who in water: Colorado Water Conservation Board

VALLEY — The Colorado Water Conservation Board is a known name with an often unknown role.

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Indian Nickel to open Sundays at six

ALAMOSA — Sundays at Six returns June 25 to Alamosa! Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Kicking off the season is a local favorite, Indian Nickel, bringing Old Rock & Roll and Spanish music. The concert

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Adams State Upward Bound awarded new grant

ALAMOSA—Adams State University’s Upward Bound program was recently awarded a five-year grant of $2,388,246 to continue its service to San Luis Valley high school students, according to Upward Bound Director Angelica Valdez.

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Donna K's Cat Tales: Spaying and neutering works

First, as always, I’d like to thank all of those who, so generously donate their time and money to help the feral, abandoned, and misplaced cats and kittens in our care.

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Animal products, the microbiome, and heart disease

VALLEY — Although steaks, hamburgers and all matter of red meat are popular menu fare, studies reveal red meat intake is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death.

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Cottens celebrate golden anniversary

MONTE VISTA — Larry and Lorell Cotten of Monte Vista are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

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High water at Mountain Home

Anyone who is planning to boat, fish, hike or camp at Mountain Home State Wildlife Area is advised to use caution because of the high and rising water level of the lake, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has advised.

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Weekends on the Rio begins on Sunday, June 25th

ALAMOSA — The first Weekends on the Rio day of events is set for Sunday, June 25th!

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Sangre de Cristo Peaks 4-H Club serves community

VALLEY — On June 6th, the Sangre de Cristo Peaks 4-H Club planted flowers in planters on Worth Street in Center.

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Archaeology exploration tour set June 26-28

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum is offering the opportunity to tour a variety of archaeological sites here in the San Luis Valley.

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Eye on Extension: Stopping the summer slide

VALLEY — Research has shown that children can lose one to two months of math and reading skills over the summer.

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Professor Lyell looks back on impressive career

ALAMOSA – Dr. Ed Lyell, emeritus professor of business, said his life has been full of adventures of heart, mind, sports, and travel.

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CDOT warns truckers: Beware 'the wolf' on Highway 160

Dryer roads and mild weather can mean safer driving conditions for most motorists. However, when traveling through Colorado’s mountains, semi-truck drivers can encounter challenging and dangerous conditions regardless of the weather.

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Smoke visible from NM fire

Smoke from a New Mexico wildfire is visible in the San Luis Valley.

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Cumbers and Toltect RR voted top attraction

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad was announced as the winner in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for both Top Attraction in New Mexico and Top Attraction in Colorado.

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Brooke Eden to perform at the 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival

Country music artist Brooke Eden will be playing this year’s San Luis Valley Potato Festival on Saturday, September 9. This year’s Potato Festival promises to be bigger than ever, with the concert moving to Ski Hi Park Arena for the first time!

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Teacher recruitment night planned

BLANCA — The Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) will host a teacher recruitment night for prospective teachers who have a bachelor’s degree or are in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree

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Garretts celebrate 50th anniversary

ALAMOSA — Happy 50th anniversary Bill and Linda Garrett.

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ASU Migrant Education Program presents STEM Academy

ALAMOSA — Twenty-three high school students from across Colorado are becoming immersed in the sciences this week as part of the Migrant Education Program’s STEM Academy at Adams State University

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Vintage Wines aids CRP

The Center for Restorative Programs held its "Vintage Wines, Fresh Voices" fundraiser on June 9.

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Mito returns for ‘Afternoon of Flamenco and Classical Guitar’

CRESTONE — Shumei International Institute is happy to welcome back flamenco guitarist, composer, musician, and vocalist, Miguel “Mito” de Soto on Sunday July 9th at 4 p.m.

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Enjoy folk music’s finest at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents folk artists Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

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Walmart supports Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs appreciate Walmart's support.

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Adler & Hearne with Bittersweet Highway at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s premiere live music venue, Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne in concert Friday June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.

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‘The Syringa Tree’ opens at CRT

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre’s “The Syringa Tree” by Pamela Gien runs June 16 through August 26.

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Kickstands up!

Cyclists got an early start from Alamosa on Sunday as they began the 447-mile Ride The Rockies tour, which kicked off in Alamosa and will conclude this weekend in Salida.

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Tandem Duo to perform at Wildwood Thursday, June 22

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Tandem Duo, performing marimba and violin, on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

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Lids for Kids event is June 29

SLV Health will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Lids for Kids event on Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30 p.m. at Cole Park in Alamosa

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Local Visiting Angels earn palliative care certification

Visiting Angels is proud to announce that nine more members of their caregiving staff were recently certified in Palliative Care in the San Luis Valley.

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Alamosa Optimist Club honors Students of the Month

Students for the month of May are honored.

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Shrine Circus proceeds help kids with transportation costs

MONTE VISTA — The local Sand Dunes Shrine Club is responsible for bringing the Shrine Circus to the Valley. Without the public’s purchase of Shrine Circus tickets, the Sand Dunes Shrine Club could not continue to help San Luis Valley children get to Shrin

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Adopt a dog

These dogs are available for adoption at the Conour Animal Shelter.

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Alamosa Optimist Club announces students of the year

Optimist Club honors outstanding students of the year.

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First MV Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt donated to Transportation Museum

Peg Schall, Monte Vista Historical Society volunteer at the Transportation Museum, pictured in the buggy donated by Gordon and Roena Rowe, is accepting the First Monte Vista Kiwanis Club Crane Quilt and a plaque donated in loving memory of Janet Black, th

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Colorado Potatoes power Ride the Rockies

Each year, 2,000 cyclists from around the country and the world travel to beautiful Colorado to participate in Ride The Rockies.

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Celebrate Creede’s 125th birthday

CREEDE — Creede is thrilled to announce that it will be celebrating its 125th birthday this summer!

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Fasting rejuvenates the immune system

VALLEY — The concept of therapeutic fasting is not new, yet only recently have its profound immune boosting benefits been discovered.

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Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

The Adams State University Luther Bean Museum and Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center continue to improve, thanks in large part to the generous donation from the Salazar family in 2016.

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Mullins awarded MAI designation

ALAMOSA – The Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute would like to announce that Monte G. Mullins, MAI, SRA, owner of MG Mullins & Company of Alamosa, has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI membership designation.

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Eye on Extension: Vitamins and minerals, how much to take?

VALLEY — You’re in the pharmacy aisle on what seems like a simple mission, pick up some vitamins. But a quick glance at a bottle’s label can send you running for a dictionary. Things like “RDA” or “DV” are just a few examples of an alphabet soup that’s on

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Gylling, Cerny to wed

ALAMOSA—Megan Faye Gylling and Tyler Matthew Cerny, along with their parents, Miriam and Andy Baines, Walter and Kristi Gylling, Beth and Roger Tooker and Keith and Debbie Cerny, wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

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Rails & Ales Brewfest & Block Party set Saturday, June 17

ALAMOSA — The 10th Annual Rails & Ales festival churns into Alamosa next weekend bringing with it 40 craft breweries and 1,000 thirsty patrons.

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Bill Bowers presents ‘All Over the Map’ at Creede Repertory Theatre

CREEDE — On Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Creede Repertory Theatre will proudly host a special performance of “All Over the Map,” the newest production by nationally-lauded mime Bill Bowers.

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Wildwood Sounds hosts Carey Morin

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Fingerstyle Guitarist Carey Morin on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com

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Valley veterans visit Not Forgotten Outreach

“I can’t stop wars and there will always be soldiers, but I can do this little bit,” declared Kym Sanchez, founder and president of Not Forgotten Outreach (NFO) as she gazed out at 10,000 garlic plants growing tall.

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Former resident missing from LA

Tony Baca, Jr., 42, originally from Alamosa, has been reported missing.

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Exhibit opens at Ventero Open Press in San Luis

Ventero Open Press Fine Art is proud to host an exhibition “Old Town – New Art”. Ventero Open Press is located in San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado and will hosting a show featuring new work by a new generation of San Luis Valley artists.

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Deadline nears for Sargent celebration

A 100-Year All-school Reunion of Sargent Consolidated School District will be held Saturday, July 1 at the school campus with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

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Celebrate with Ride the Rockies

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the great entertainment lined up for the Ride the Rockies Celebration on Saturday, June 10. More than 2,000 cyclists will be riding into Alamosa on Saturday to enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun and hospitalit

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B&G clubs to hear Olympian

ALAMOSA — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will headline the 25th anniversary celebration of Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley on Saturday, September 30.

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Boys & Girls Club youth visit goat ranch near Del Norte

Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley toured the Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy operations near Del Norte.

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MV Kiwanis Club awards scholarships

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Key Club Scholarships.

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Alamosa Rotary funds several library projects

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce a partnership with the Alamosa Friends of the Library and the City of Alamosa to fund several projects thanks to the recent receipt of a Rotary District 5470 grant.

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SPMDTU adds three new members

ANTONITO — The Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos (SPMDTU) held its Biennial Get-together/Picnic in their headquarters building in Antonito on Saturday, June 3.

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Walt Wilkins coming to Society Hall in Alamosa June 11

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Texas singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins in concert Sunday, June 11th at 7:30 p.m.

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Wet Paintbrush hosts grand opening

Along with private events, the studio will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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KRZA building named historic

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa Historic Preservation Advisory Committee recently presented KRZA with a plaque designating the radio station’s building at 528 Ninth Street in Alamosa as historic.

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Nabers celebrate 60th

MONTE VISTA — Jim and Pat Nabers of Monte Vista are celebrating 60 years of marriage, June 13, 1957 to June 13, 2017.

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Macias, Diaz plan September wedding

ALAMOSA — Ed and Melodie Macias of Alamosa announce the engagement of their daughter Erika Macias of Alamosa to Martin Diaz, son of Segundo and Margarita Diaz of Alamosa.

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Dr. Fuhrman shares safe summer grilling tips

VALLEY — Warm weather and outdoor living usually means firing up the outdoor grill. But before you throw that burger or steak on the barbecue, be aware research has shown that turning up the heat on meat can cause potentially cancer-causing substances to

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Dance studio donates to SLVH Miner center

ALAMOSA — At the Friday, May 19 performance, Aubrey Lucero, owner of Mountain Valley Dance Studio, donated $1,000 from this spring’s dance recital ticket proceeds ($1 per ticket) to the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center.

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Waste diversion study exposes missed recyclables in trash

VALLEY — The old proverb “Waste not, want not,” means folks can manage their wasteful tendencies for profit and the common good, and that’s exactly what the SLV Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) and its Conejos Clean Water (CCW) partner are providing with its Was

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Eye on Extension: Managing spring weeds is crucial

VALLEY — The first weeds of the year seem to be a rite of passage into spring.

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First Annual ArtScape will open on June 2

ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa will celebrate 17 sculptures created by artists from near and far on June 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alamosa Welcome Center. The community is encouraged to join the celebration.

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Furry Friends, June 2, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852-3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates 2017 kindergarten graduation

Alamosa Elementary sends kindergarteners to the next level with a special ceremony.

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ASU, CSU sign ag education agreement

Adams State University and Colorado State University today launched a new degree program in agriculture. The partnership allows Adams State to offer San Luis Valley-area students the opportunity to study agriculture without leaving their home community by

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Creede Theatre begins season with ‘She Loves Me’

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre opens its 52nd season this weekend with “She Loves Me.”

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Ray and Colette Skeff Scholarships awarded

VALLEY — A scholarship was awarded in the amount of $1,500 to Steven Valdez at the Monte Vista Senior Awards Night on May 25.

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Martinez scholarship awarded to MV seniors

MONTE VISTA — Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Moises Juarez and Daniel Chacon, who excelled in academics, athletics and community services, were awarded Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each on May 25.

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School's out for summer!

Alamosa Elementary concluded the school year with a field day of fun Thursday.

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Safe drug disposal available for home use

Hospice del Valle recently implemented a new “Medication Management Program” in which prescription or over-the-counter medications can be easily and safely disposed in the home.

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Adams State Nursing Dept. reaccredited

The Adams State University Nursing Department has been reaccredited for the next 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Dr. Melissa Milner accepted the position as chair of the department, after serving as interim chair for the las

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Memorial Day in Creede

Creede’s annual Memorial Day tribute in Basham Park finished with “Taps” played by DeAunn Lowe.

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Wildwood Sounds Mini Music Festival VIII set in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Mini Music Festival VIII on Saturday, June 10.

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San Luis Valley Museum hosts artist Laura Lunsford

ALAMOSA — Artist Laura Lunsford will be at the San Luis Valley Museum during the Annual Art Walk on June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Alamosa Artwalk is this weekend

ALAMOSA — The 15th annual Alamosa Artwalk will be June 2 and 3 in downtown Alamosa.

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Alamosa High School seniors honored at Maroon & White Night

The Alamosa High School stage was filled Monday night, May 22, with seniors ready to embark on their next journey — higher education.

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Ortega Middle School commemorates Rite of Passage

The future class of 2021 was honored in the annual Rite of Passage ceremony on Tuesday evening, May 23, at Ortega Middle School.

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Available at the dog pound as of May 26, 2017

Here are the adoptable dogs currently available at the Valley Humane League. Valley Humane League is now open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and can be reached at 719-589-3385.

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Guided birding tour set on conserved ranch

ALAMOSA — Community members are invited to a guided birding tour on a beautiful, conserved ranch along the Rio Grande, near Alamosa, on Saturday, June 3 from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

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Why regaining lost weight is dangerous

VALLEY — Regaining the weight after losing it on a diet is much more common than keeping the weight off.

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Award renamed for Reed

Maroon Pride Booster Club President Tim Hillis presents a plaque to Connie Reed, on behalf of her stepson, Jerry Reed.

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Toys for Tu Casa

Tu Casa staff stands with employees of Del Mar Carpet One to pick up donated toys for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Eye on Extension Raise your hand for the 4-H program

VALLEY — What do country singer Jennifer Nettles, actress Aubrey Plaza, cartoonist Jim Davis, animal scientist Temple Grandin, and former president Jimmy Carter all have in common? All are alumni of the 4-H program!

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AES fifth graders celebrate Journey to Success

Alamosa Elementary recognized 177 fifth graders Monday evening in a special ceremony.

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Local robotics team competes in Colombia

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The San Luis Valley 4-H youth robotics team of Mason Torr and Michael Ward, along with coach Amy Henschen, competed in the RoboRAVE International robotics competition in Medellin, Colombia, May 11-13. They won fifth place in the high

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Alamosa State Bank establishes endowment at TSJC

ALAMOSA — Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation recently finalized a gift agreement with Alamosa State Bank that creates an endowed scholarship for students attending the TSJC Valley Campus.

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Adams State Career Center adds Civic Engagement program

The Civic Engagement program, a new one to Adams State University, aims to help students gain experience outside of the classroom or “world experience” as Katherine Lewis, assistant director of Civic Engagement and Career Services, would say.

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Casias earns Daniels Scholarship

Alamosa High School senior Manuelito Casias has been awarded the Daniels Scholarship.

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Plan your next road trip along scenic and historic byways

A new partnership between the Colorado Byways Program and MyScenicDrives.com is offering a new way to explore Colorado’s 26 Scenic and Historic Byways – just in time for the summer season.

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Valley to host Memorial Day events

VALLEY — Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor those who have served this country, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Several celebrations are scheduled throughout the San Luis Valley this Memorial Day weekend, some patriotic, some h

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Benton-Maestas is Colorado Governors Fellow

ALAMOSA – Andréa Benton-Maestas, Adams State University, Title V PPOHA activities director, was recently named a Colorado Governors Fellow.

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It’s a dog day afternoon at the Alamosa library

ALAMOSA — MOOSE will be at the Alamosa Public Library again on June 7th, 2017 from 3-5 p.m.

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Memorial Day encampment set

FORT GARLAND — Fort Garland Museum will hold its annual living history military encampment on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28.

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‘Whatever Works’ opens

ALAMOSA — There’s a new store in town, “Whatever Works” as in “Art n Stuff.”

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Trout Unlimited monthly meeting set on May 30

ALAMOSA — Please join SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday May 30th at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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Mortensen open house set

SANFORD — Rod and Jan Mortensen would like to invite family and friends to join them in celebrating the marriage of Emily Jo Mortensen to Thomas James Willard and the graduation of Jaclyn Kay Mortensen.

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Dr. Furhman: How much protein do we need?

VALLEY — We are all taught that protein is a super nutrient that will make us lean, strong, and healthy. We do need protein, but more is not necessarily better, and high-protein foods are not always healthful.

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Wisener students perform recital

The students of Samantha Wisener performed their spring piano recital at ASU on May 9

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Stevens is new SLV AHEC director

ALAMOSA — The Board of Directors of the San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center is proud to announce the selection of the new San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center Executive Director Eric Stevens.

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Sierra Grande holds graduation

Sixteen seniors graduated from Sierra Grande on Saturday.

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Kiwanis Club of Alamosa inducts newest member

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa Kiwanis Club welcomed Adelaide Whitehead as the eighth new member to join the club this year.

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MV Key Club installs officers

Monte Vista High School Key Club installed new officers on May 8 with a candlelight ceremony held at Monte Vista High School.

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Eye on Extension: Enjoy a safe grilling season

VALLEY — Summer means long days enjoying the outdoors. This includes family and friends getting together for a meal cooked on the grill.

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Wildwood Sounds presents The Heartstring Hunters

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents The Heartstring Hunters playing Indie Folk Rock on Saturday, May 27, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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New Yorker makes a big impact on emergency care in the Valley

ALAMOSA — From South Korea to New York to Afghanistan to Alamosa – Francis Song has seen more and done more than most.

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Kelly Gallegos named Nightingale Luminary

SLV Health Conejos County Hospital Administrator Kelly Gallegos was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Statewide Nightingale Luminary Award winner at the reception on May 13.

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Retirement party set for Deb Huss

Deb is retiring after 38 years as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher and has worked with many children and families in the San Luis Valley.

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Annual National Small Print Art Show planned for May 27

The National Small Print Art Show will have its opening reception May 27 at 4 p.m. at the Creede Repertory Theatre.

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Sargent recognizes students

April 2017 Students of the Month at Sargent Jr./Sr. High School are:

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Farm Credit supports FFA

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado proudly supports FFA organizations in the San Luis Valley. Ty Kendrick, Loan Officer and FFA liaison, recently delivered a $200 donation to each of the five Valley schools who currently have an FFA chapter.

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Conour Animal Shelter dogs for May 18, 2017

To adopt or reclaim any of these pets, contact Conour Animal Shelter at 852- 3366 or 2825 Sherman Ave., Monte Vista, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Please don’t rush to rescue young wildlife

As birds and mammals give birth, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that newborn wildlife may be found in backyards, along trails, or in open spaces. The best course of action is to leave them alone.

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Sargent hosts Bike-A-Thon

SARGENT — Students at Sargent Elementary School recently completed a Bike-A-Thon to raise funds for a digital marquee for the building.

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Pucker up!Pucker up!

During the month of April Alamosa Elementary PTO hosted a friendly competition between the K-2 and 3-5 schools.

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Skoglund Middle School students receive new shoes

CENTER — Just in time for summer vacation, Skoglund Middle School students received new shoes from an organization that realizes success in school is often tied to self-perception and what students wear.

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Adams State welcomes new alumni

Standing-room-only aptly describes the scene in Adams State University’s Plachy Hall gym on Spring Commencement day, May 13.

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Fuhrman: Should we only buy organic produce?

VALLEY — There is not a definite “yes” or “no” answer to this question.

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The City of Alamosa is a Major Sponsor of ALMA

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to announce that the City of Alamosa has continued to be a Major Sponsor of the organization.

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Jerry Reed Memorial Chess Tournament underway at AHS

ALAMOSA — Eric Robinson, a tenth grader at Alamosa High School organized a Jerry Reed Memorial Chess tournament that began last week.

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First Southwest Bank employees teach local fourth graders to save

ALAMOSA — Celebrated annually during April’s Financial Literacy Month, Teach Children to Save Day is an opportunity for First Southwest Bank to teach young people in our community the value of saving.

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Sierra Grande holds boat races

Sierra Grande held its boat races on Wednesday.

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Alamosa SO awards scholarship

ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson is pleased to announce that Melissa Bower is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Alamosa County.

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Sangre de Cristo NHA thanks community for their support

ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is thankful for a successful turnout of nearly 200 people at their Celebration of Cultural Music event on April 22nd.

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Valley youth compete in Envirothon

DENVER — Students from four schools recently represented the San Luis Valley at the Colorado state Envirothon competition held in Denver on April 25-26th.

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Eye on Extension: Using native shrubs in landscapes

VALLEY — What makes native shrubs better than introduced plants? Let’s thing about the advantages they offer.

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Alamosa is ‘Spark Something Great’ grant recipient

ALAMOSA — Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems and software, announced the recipients of its 2017 Spark Something Great Educational Grant. The winners, selected from a record 119 grant applications, represen

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ScSEED names new development director

SAGUACHE — Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development is pleased to announce the appointment of its new development director, Roland Gyallay-Pap, effective April 1.

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Plant sale, open house set

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Community Greenhouse will host its annual plant sale and open house on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 1201 Edison Avenue in Alamosa.

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Adams State Agri-business students make their mark

ALAMOSA — Students in Adams State University’s Agri-business program have been highly visible at the local, state, and national levels, according to program director Dr. Zena Buser.

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Town of Hooper honors Pat Stoops

HOOPER — The Hooper Town Board is proud to announce Pat Stoops of Hooper as a recipient of the Hooper Outstanding Community Member Award.

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Alamosa High School announces academic awards

AHS recognized top students.

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Steffens celebrate 60th

COLORADO SPRINGS — Harold and Margaret Steffens will be celebrating 60 years of marriage this month.

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Scouts attend Iron Man Quintathalon

PONCHA SPRINGS — The High Mountain District of the Rocky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts held an Iron Man Quintathalon on Saturday, May 6, at the High Mountain Adventure Base near Poncha Springs.

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MV Co-op hosts informative safety day

MONTE VISTA—The 15th Annual Farm Safety Day, hosted by Monte Vista Co-op (MVC) and sponsored by Progressive Agriculture, was held at Ski Hi Park last Thursday, April 27.

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SLV 4-H robotics teams excel at national contest

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Three San Luis Valley 4-H youth robotics teams competed in the RoboRave USA robotics competition, Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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OMS hosts Reality Store

Ortega Middle School hosted the 18th Annual Reality Store on Monday welcoming eighth graders from schools throughout the Valley. Students were served a dose of reality as they went from booth to booth, setting up a checking/savings account, paying taxes,

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Fuhrman — Choosing the highest-nutrient foods

VALLEY — Prevailing food myths largely contribute to our overweight population and poor health for many.

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Businessman showcases entrepreneurial spirit

MONTE VISTA — Job creation and access to capital are two key factors that drive economic development in Colorado’s rural communities.

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National Nurses Week celebrated

VALLEY — Nurses are the most trusted profession nation-wide for the 15th year in a row. The American public has again ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released in December, 2016.

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Society Hall hosts Wernicks

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Pete and Joan Wernick in concert Friday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

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Garoutte, Ortega engaged

ANTONITO — Justin Garoutte of Antonito is to be married to Ethan Ortega of Portales, New Mexico.

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ASU seniors exhibit artwork

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Cloyde Snook and Hatfield Galleries are pleased to present two group exhibitions featuring Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts students.

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Valley Humane League shares dogs available May 5, 2017

Here are the adoptable dogs currently available at the Valley Humane League.

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Earth Day project focused on conservation along the Rio Grande

ALAMOSA — United Campus Ministry partnered with the BLM, ASU EARTH, SLVEC, and Spirit of the Wild Horses to provide a community service camping trip for students and faculty.

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Adams State Commencement Ceremony is set for May 13

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Graduate Commencement Ceremony, for students receiving their master’s degrees, begins at 1:30 p.m. May 13, in Plachy Hall Gym.

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Shelter dogs available

Conour Shelter shares available dogs.

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VHL hosts adoption day

The Valley Humane League is having a dog adoption day .

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Sanderson is Sargent Teacher of the Year

SARGENT — Sargent School District is pleased to announce their 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, Kendra Sanderson.

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'Her Voice Uplifted' concert is March 7

The Department of Music at Adams State University presents Her Voice Uplifted: A Concert Celebrating Female Composers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Leon Memorial Hall.

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Help find missing pup!

This sweet puppy has gone missing .

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Eye on Extension: The unexpected benefits of travel

VALLEY — I’m currently gearing up to head to Colombia for an international robotics competition with members of one of my local 4-H robotics teams.

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SLV Symphony Spring Classics Concert is May 7

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Symphony will present its Spring Classics Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Leon Memorial Hall on the Adams State University campus.

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‘State of the State Forum’ planned

ALAMOSA – Dr. Jose Moreno of California State University, Long Beach will offer a “State of the State: Undocumented Learners in a National Landscape” presentation and forum.

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ASU business students receive financial support from Alta Fuels

ALAMOSA – Alta Fuels continues their support and encouragement of Adams State University School of Business students by awarding Melanie Morgan, Miranda Sandoval, and Bonnie Sweitzer the Alta Fuels/Alta Convenience Scholarship.

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Alamosa Elementary celebrates cultural diversity

Amid blue, cloudless skies Alamosa Elementary 3-5 celebrated Friday morning with a Cultural Diversity Festival and fun.

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Adams State Pan American Day releases results

Alamosa High School student Mara Schwiesow and Sargent High School student Ana Serna received scholarships to Adams State University, valued at $600, during the annual Pan American Days, hosted by El Parnaso, the Adams State Spanish Club, on April 20.

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Robinson recieves Exemplary Faculty Award

Adams State University's Annual Employee Recognition ceremony, April 25, concluded with the announcement of the Exemplary Faculty Award. Dr. Tracey Robinson, professor of human performance and physical education, was honored for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Adams State honors many dedicated faculty and staff

The annual Adams State University Employee Recognition Ceremony honored many faculty and staff members.

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Trees planted during Arbor Week

Volunteers, with lots of help from the Alamosa Department of Parks and Recreation (ADPR) crew, planted 13 trees during Alamosa’s Arbor Week.

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PALS plant trees

PALS children do a great job of planting a Skyline Honeylocust in the southwest area of Cole Park

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MVHS grad honored at Penn State

ALLENTOWN, PA — Dr. Denise T. (Alarid) Ogden, professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University -Lehigh Valley Campus, was recently awarded the prestigious 2017 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Convenient Care Community Clinic welcomes Sheryl Bacon

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Advanced Practice Nurse Sheryl Bacon has recently joined our team at the Convenient Care Community Clinic in Alamosa.

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Essay winners advance

FCE Chapter sponsored essay contest winners at Sargent Elementary were recognized.

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Sargent Elementary students honored

Sargent Elementary March Students of the Month are recognized.

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Sargent honors March students of the month

March students of the month at the Sargent junior/senior high are recognized.

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Trees planted at RG Farm Park

The Rio Grande Farm Park, Valley Wide Health Systems, and the new Social Ops group put on an Earth Day Workday to plant 285 trees and shrubs at the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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Weekend of Walks set

ALAMOSA — Jonathon Stalls, the founder of the community walking movement Walk2Connect, will be in Alamosa on Mother’s Day weekend (May 12th-14th) for a weekend full of walks sponsored by the Rio Grande Farm Park.

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Volunteers serve at Alamosa's 9Health Fair

Alamosa hosted the 9Health Fair on Friday.

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AE shares spring program

Youngsters perform their spring program at Alamosa Elementary.

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Will Act for Change presents ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

ALAMOSA — Adams State University Theatre’s Will Act for Change is presenting a reading of the new stage adaptation of ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis.

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Creede Repertory Theatre announces 2017 casting

CREEDE — Creede Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer repertory casting.

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Adams State Faculty Lecture will address rape culture

ALAMOSA — “Our Rape Culture: How we all help create it” is the topic of Adams State University’s next Faculty Lecture, to be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in McDaniel Hall room 101.

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Lamb becomes regular Homelake visitor

HOMELAKE — The residents at Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake have spent numerous hours this spring enjoying a new visitor named Kiwi.

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Mariachi extravaganza set for May 6

SAN LUIS — Mariachi San Luis will be hosting their 19th mariachi extravaganza on May 6th at 6 p.m. at the Centennial School gym.

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MVHS inducts new NHS members

The Monte Vista High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 11 new members.

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Hooper honors Garner

HOOPER — The Hooper Town Board is proud to announce that Hooper resident Larry “Animal” Garner is a recipient of the Hooper Outstanding Community Member Award

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Volunteers clean up Rio Grande

Eight Adams State students and community members participated in the Rio Grande River Clean-up on April 24.

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Alamosa embraces Arbor Week

Alamosa Mayor Josef Lucero presents the Arbor Week proclamation for April 22-28 to tree board members.

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Tipton visits DaVita Alamosa Dialysis Center

ALAMOSA –U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton visited the DaVita Alamosa Dialysis Center on Wednesday, April 19 .

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Society Hall presents Jeffrey Foucault with Megan Burtt opening

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present an American songwriter and record producer Jeffrey Foucault the evening of May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. with Denver singer Megan Burtt opening.

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Seniors celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month

Alamosa Senior Citizens share upcoming events.

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DNCC presents a night of comedy with Sam Adams

DEL NORTE — The Del Norte Chamber of Commerce is partnering with High Valley Community Center to host Sam Adams for a night of comedy on Saturday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at High Valley Community Center, 595 Grand Ave., Del Norte.

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Adams State percussion concert to feature violinist Chloe Trevor

Internationally recognized violin soloist Chloe Trevor will be featured in the concert "Xochiquetzal: Percussion Works of Goddesses, Earth, Skies, and Souls," to be held Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Adams State University’s Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Lecture set on 'Hidden History of the Upper Rio Grande'

Home to long-forgotten mining towns, defunct fisheries and neglected cabins, the turbulent headwaters of the Upper Rio Grande conceal a largely unknown history.

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Adams State Theatre ‘Good Kids’ will spark dialogue on difficult subjects

ALAMOSA –In conjunction with the production, Good Kids, the Adams State University Theatre Department has organized several events to raise awareness about sexual assault, bystander intervention, and personal culpability in the age of social media.

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Gonzales 70th anniversary is today

ALAMOSA — Corelia (Cora) and Jose (Joe) Agapito Gonzales were married on April 25, 1947 in Costilla, NM and made their home in Alamosa shortly after.

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Optimists honor students of the month

The Alamosa Optimist Club recognizes outstanding students at Alamosa Elementary School.

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Disturbing sign

These anti-Semitic messages have been reported to the Crestone Town Hall and Saguache County Sheriff’s Office as evidence of a hate crime.

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SdC NHA announces photo contest winner

ALAMOSA – The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is pleased to announce Veronica “Annette” Martinez-Mascarenaz from Romeo as the winner of the 2017 photo contest.

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Hatmaking workshop full steam ahead at Trinidad State

ALAMOSA — Over 20 years ago economics and happenstance steered Tom Hirt of Penrose towards hatmaking with beaver hats on permanent display at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and the (Gene) known for his high quality, beave

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Adams State music scholarship fundraiser is April 25

ALAMOSA – Feed your soul with live music and feed a music student with worthy scholarships. Come rock, pop, and jazz out at the Adams State University music scholarship spring fundraiser.

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Vigil to retire from Rio Grande Savings & Loan

MONTE VISTA—The Board of Directors of Rio Grande Savings & Loan has announced that Donn Vigil will officially retire from his position as president and CEO on Friday, April 28, after 38 years of service

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Eye on Extension: Spring lawn care makes for a good start

VALLEY — The secret to a good looking lawn starts with good management in the spring.

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La Llave Family Resource Center celebrates with open house

ALAMOSA—La Llave Family Resource Center staff came together with supporters from the community, funders and friends to celebrate the official opening of their new location.

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Trinidad State students honored as Rising Stars

The 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon was held on April 11 at Arapahoe Community College’s Littleton Campus (ACC). Two students from Trinidad State—one from Alamosa and one from Trinidad—were recogn

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La Puente to host Crop Walk Sunday at Cole Park

Twelve percent of people across all developing countries struggle with hunger. That amounts to roughly one in every eight people not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

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Trout Unlimited auction is Saturday

ALAMOSA — Please come support coldwater fisheries at the Annual SLV Trout Unlimited Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 22nd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m.

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Bruyére is keynote for EARTH Week

ALAMOSA– Dr. Cindy Bruyère, project scientist for National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Capacity Center for Climate & Weather Extremes, will speak at Adams State University from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Carson Auditorium.

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Donors help Kiwanis buy new flags

MONTE VISTA — The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista wants to thank all the businesses and individuals that donated funds to purchase new flags for the club.

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Adams State hosted the annual undergraduate sociology conference

ALAMOSA –The Adams State University Department of Sociology hosted students and faculty from Fort Lewis College and Western State Colorado University for the 11th Annual Undergraduate Sociology Conference, on April 7 and 8.

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Society Hall presents Mann and Dudrow, Brumm and Hibshman

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present a “Voices of the Valley” evening on Friday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m., featuring Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow.

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Tickets for ‘Good Kids’ play go on sale April 20

The Adams State University Theatre production “Good Kids,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, on the Main Stage and continuing nightly April 29, and May 5 and 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 7. Tickets go on sale April 20, at the ASU Theatre Box Office.

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Library gives free books to 4-year-olds

ALAMOSA — Head to the Alamosa Public Library at 300 Hunt Avenue to pick up a free book for your 4-year-old between April 17 and May 1 or as long as supply lasts.

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Ezequiel Rivera benefit concert set

BLANCA — A benefit concert to help the Rivera family with expenses associated with little 7-year old Ezequiel’s treatment for a brain tumor will be held on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Blanca/Fort Garland Sierra Grande School.

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Is the DASH diet the best diet for heart health?

VALLEY — The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health specifically to reduce blood pressure, and has been extensively studied.

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Scotland in Del Norte

Del Norte High School staff members celebrated Tartan Day

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Eye on Exteions: The value of summer employment

VALLEY — As the school year starts to wind down, it’s time for teens to start thinking about their summer plans. One option for teens is to find a summer job

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Valley Courier columnist, former Adams State VPAA publish essays

Two Alamosa residents are featured in A Year in Mississippi, an anthology of essays by prominent Southern writers recently published by University Press of Mississippi

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Satish Kumar is guest speaker for Shumei event

CRESTONE — This year the Shumei International Institute in Crestone will celebrate it’s 15th anniversary. The theme this year is “Ecology and Spirituality—Think Globally, Act Locally.”

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Good Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe observes Good Friday.

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Local guild ‘quilts it forward’

Paraphrasing the “pay it forward” idea, members of the SLV Quilt Guild “quilt it forward” as they create beautiful and comforting quilts for local organizations that assist various types of victims

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Sustainability Fair is April 26

ALAMOSA — The Adams State University EARTH Week Sustainability Fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Student Union Building.

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Lecture series continues with controlling mosquito-borne disease

Adams State University Dr. Adam Kleinschmit, assistant professor of biology, will discuss recent advance in science to control the spread of diseases by mosquitoes.

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Trinity Lutheran hosts art show

The Trinity Lutheran School students and their art teacher Amy Provence put together an art show.

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Student documentary explores food insecurity

ALAMOSA — The documentary “A Meal Out of Reach,” produced by Adams State University students, will be premiered during Hunger Education Week, Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in McDaniel Hall room 101 on the Adams State campus.

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Tonso to lead Potatoes USA Domestic Marketing Committee

MONTE VISTA —David Tonso of Monte Vista was elected to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 16 at the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting in Denver.

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Bring signs back

The lighted signs on Highway 159 had really cut down the number of horses hit and people injured.

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Sunshine Christian School meets firefighters, police

Alamosa Fire and Police Departments hosted Sunshine Christian School students recently.

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ASU will celebrate EARTH Week

The Adams State University Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation and Health (EARTH) has planned a week of activities to celebrate sustainability.

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Round Mountain to perform in Del Norte at Wildwood

Wildwood Sounds presents Round Mountain with guest Nick Kunz on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

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Comedy with Voth and Saucerman at Society Hall

On Friday, April 14th, Society Hall is pleased to present comedians Chris Voth and Talon Saucerman for a great evening of laughter and enjoyment.

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Zacheis Planetarium continues free shows

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium has released the free public showings schedule through May 13.

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Sangre de Cristo NHA receives mini-grant from The Colorado Trust

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area was awarded a mini-grant from The Colorado Trust to assist with the April 22 Celebration of Cultural Music.

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Benjamin Kern earns doctoral degree

Former San Luis Valley resident Benjamin D. Kern has completed the course study at the University of Illinois, Champaign, needed to receive his PhD in kinesiology.

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McClure, Salazar honored in La Voz

Adams State University President Beverlee J. McClure and Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar were among 20 women recognized during Women’s Month by La Voz, a bilingual newspaper published in Denver

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City Market assists Tu Casa

City Market Manager Steve Valdez and Maria Lucero, right, present a welcome donation from City Market to Tu Casa staff.

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Here's your sand back

A recent Sand Dunes visitor sent back a bottle of sand.

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VEGI kicks off growing season, thanks volunteers

More than 55 community members gathered to honor outstanding volunteers and partners at the 2017 Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI) Kick-Off.

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Enjoy scorch folk at Wildwood Sounds

Wildwood Sounds presents Hogan & Moss playing scorch folk and old time music on Friday.

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Gardner receives COSSA Distinguished Service Award

According to COSSA, the Distinguished Service Award “recognizes leaders who have gone above and beyond to promote, protect, and advance the social and behavioral science research enterprise.”

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Go fish: 2017 Colorado fishing licenses are now valid

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds Colorado anglers that 2017 fishing licenses are valid as of April 1.

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Sanford FCCLA makes a difference

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus.

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Two special astronomy events planned at Adams State

Learn more about solar eclipses and take a look through the powerful telescopes at the dark night sky.

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Old Dominion to headline Stampede

Emerging as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound, Old Dominion will be the featured act at this year’s Ski Hi Stampede on Thursday, July 27.

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Local teams kick bot at RoboRAVE Colorado

Youth from 20 robotics teams from Colorado and New Mexico participated in the RoboRAVE Colorado youth robotics competition on Saturday, April 1 at Monte Vista High School in Monte Vista.

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SdC NHS inducts members

MOSCA – The Sangre de Cristo Chapter of the National Honor Society held its new member induction ceremony on March 30.

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Eye on Extension: Warm winter means early pest problems for pets

VALLEY — With the warm weather we have had for much of the first part of the year, pests of people and animals are showing up early. Yes, fleas have been found already this year. As always, one of the best control plans is to get an early start on control

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Support The Rio Grande Farm Park Seeds Of Change® application

Vote for The Rio Grande Farm Park’s Seeds of [email protected] application and give them another reason to celebrate.

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Wildwood hosts Lliam Christy concert

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Lliam Christy playing flamenco guitar on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15.

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Join Fort Garland for Fun Fridays starting April 7

Join the Fort for a day of play based activities for students 5-10 years old. Learn how to play the flute, paint a pony and other fun activities.

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Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs

As ice comes off the lakes and reservoirs, many opened to boating on March 1 and several more will follow in April and May. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has coordinated a successful mandatory inspection and decontamination program statewide since 2008.

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Wolf Creek shares Fun Race results hosted last Saturday

Wolf Creek Ski Area hosted Fun Race #7 last Saturday, March 25. Fun was word of the day, with more than 61 racers competing in 14 different age brackets for both men and women.

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Society Hall hosts Pint & A Half for CD release show

Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present the Salida duo Pint & A Half in concert, with special guests Don Richmond and Jahil Bragassa on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m., celebrating the release of their already highly acclaimed ne

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Conservation legacy internship awarded

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in cooperation with the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and the National Park Service Regional Office has hired Zoe Rierson for a 3-month internship to identify significant locations in the National

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Library shows Rael photos of San Antonio Mountain

Adams State University’s Nielsen Library is showing an exhibit of photographs from Michael C. Rael’s book Sentinel in Sight – Photographs of San Antonio Mountain. The exhibit will be on display on the library’s second floor through May. It is free and ope

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Sangre de Cristo heritage area hosts musical celebration

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area invites the community to “A Celebration Of Cultural Music!” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1112 8h Street, Alamosa.

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SLV residents honored at CEMA conference

Each year the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) and Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management host a large conference for Colorado responders. This successful event provides a host of wonderful speakers, educational br

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Cohn recognized for educational leadership

Former Alamosa resident and Adams State University alumnus Lorraine “Raina” Cohn was recently named Coalition On Adult Basic Education (COABE) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Runner-Up.

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The story continues to be great for Jandy Stelter

Jandy Stelter may have started her great story at Adams State University, but she continues to fill her pages with travel, dedication to her teaching profession, supporting her favorite political candidate, and rooting on the Green Bay Packers.

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The 'exploding' middle class lecture planned for April 11

Adams State University Dr. Michael Tomlin promises to make the truth about the middle class “perfectly, precisely, and outstandingly clear.” His Faculty Lecture The Exploding Middle Class: Everything you read about it shrinking is wrong!, begins at 7 p.m.

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Foundation supports Rio Grande Water Fund

Thanks to The Taos Ski Valley Foundation’s initial donation to The Nature Conservancy for the Rio Grande Water Fund program last year, land managers—for the first time ever—have gained invaluable knowledge about fire history in the Taos area.

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Colorado's county clerks 'out there on the front lines'

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams told county clerks including clerks from the San Luis Valley at a recent regional gathering that his office is reviewing how to implement voter-approved ballot measures, including one that changes signature gathe

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Area youth spring into Rio Water Camp

The Rio Grande Watershed Conservation & Education Initiative and the Alpine Achievers Initiative hosted two days of water camp during spring break for children from the Monte Vista Kids Connection.

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Will Act for Change presents Breaking the Silence After

In one year on average 112,695 people in America are shot by guns.

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Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

There are many common household goods and human habits that can harm pets. For Pet Poison Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Ciepluch, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how to protect your pet’s health.

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Family still seeking 'justice for Jacque'

It’s been three years since the death of Jacqueline (Jacque) Amber Jones who died on March 26, 2014 in Monte Vista.

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Be alert at RR crossings

Two recent train accidents occurring on clear days at crossings equipped with flashing lights and bells have evoked a warning from local railroad company San Luis Central.

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Library to celebrate 115th

It’s their birthday, and they want everyone to help celebrate it!

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Three Classics opens March 14 at Adams State

The Adams State University Theatre production Three Classics will feature the short plays, “(Anti)gone,” “In His Bold Gaze, My Ruin is Writ Large,” and “Prometheus Rendered.” The one-acts, directed by senior theatre major John-Christian Maheu will open at

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ASU holds Piedra Pump Climbing

The Adams State University Piedra Pump Climbing Competition brought in climbing teams across Colorado including Colorado University, CSU-Pueblo, Metro State University of Denver, Fort Lewis College and the University of Northern Colorado.

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Sparks are flying at Trinidad State Junior College

It’s pretty much impossible to find a San Luis Valley farmer or rancher who doesn’t need to weld once in a while. That reality gave birth a few years ago to winter night welding classes at Trinidad State Junior College.

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Guest pianist will perform at ASU

Adams State University Music Department will welcome Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, guest pianist, in a recital starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Leon Memorial Hall.

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Hoffman is mentor at Climate Training

Mary Hoffman, executive director of Adams State University Community Partnerships, served as a mentor at The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, held in Denver, March 2-5. Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore conducted the training

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'Ten Finger Tapping' featured at Wildwood Sounds March 19

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Andreas Kapsalis, Ten Finger Tapping Guitar P, on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com.

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Kretsingers recieve award

Alamosa residents Trudi and John Kretsinger received the Friend of Organic Agriculture Award at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference held February 17-18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Farm to School making ground

Who has the child at heart? San Luis Valley food service directors do! Eight of them showed up on an early snowy morning last week to meet with local farmers to plot out a path to farm to school and fresher, more local produce for their kids.

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AHS harvests seed potatoes

Alamosa High School's Greenhouse Management class recently harvested another certified seed potato crop. Local farmers Brendon Rockey and Matt Seger donate the nuclear potato seed to the class. AHS students plant them, set up a drip irrigation system and

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Emergency responders earn credits at EMS Symposium

Teamwork, service and continuing education credits – all good reasons to return once again to the Emergency Medical Services Symposium at Trinidad State in Alamosa on February 17-19.

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Valley documentary released

The picturesque San Luis Valley is located in the heart of Southern Colorado. The resident in the San Luis Valley are decedents of the Spanish conquistadores whose families have lived here for hundreds of years.

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B&G benefit concert will feature Flobots and 2MX2

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley is bringing two Denver-based rock and hip-hop groups to town for a benefit concert March 7.

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Trinity Lutheran celebrates Dr. Seuss

Registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year will open to the public on April 3rd

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Society Hall presents Carin Mari and Fred Hargrove

Society Hall is proud to present an evening of western music with rising star Carin Mari and Fred Hargrove in concert on Friday March 3rd at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.

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Adams State Choir Concert is March 3

The Adams State University Chamber and Concert Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Alamosa Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Nine nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner

Nine Valley nurses who were honored at the 13th SLV Nightingale Dinner on February 24 at Adams State University.

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Guest percussionist will perform at ASU

Adams State University Music Department will welcome Caleb Pickering, guest percussionist, in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Leon Memorial Hall.

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  • Conover named director of Salazar Center for North American Conservation

    FORT COLLINS — Beth Conover has spent her entire career working at the intersection of environmental policy and community development.

  • Tres Piedras District to conduct prescribed burn

    TAOS, NM — Fire managers on the Carson National Forest in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish plan to take advantage of favorable conditions and weather forecasts to implement the Tio Gordito prescribed burn.

  • Educators Hall of Fame seeking nominations

    ALAMOSA - The Adams State University Teacher Education Department is seeking applications for outstanding educators for the ASU Educators Hall of Fame. Nominations for 2019 are due on or before December 7.

  • ASU faculty lecture will focus on Tax Reform or Trickle-down Re-boot

    ALAMOSA – Adams State University business faculty will discuss and analyze the effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on tax laws as well as the economic impacts of TCJA.

  • Operation Christmas Child drive begins

    ALAMOSA — Sites in the Alamosa area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

  • Colton Coleman

    ALAMOSA — Colton Coleman was born on September 21, 2018, to Holly and Darin Coleman of Alamosa

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    ALAMOSA — Burkie Josef Ross Espinoza was born on October 4, 2018, at SLV Health to Jessica and Burkie Espinoza II of Alamosa.

  • Blood drive is Tuesday

    ALAMOSA — An Alamosa Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Alamosa Rotary Club will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, at the Alamosa LDS Church, 927 Weber Drive.

  • Donors sought for officer banquet

    ALAMOSA– Donations are being solicited for an Officer Appreciation Banquet here scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 at the National Guard Armory from 6-8 p.m.

  • Support Centauri HOSA project

    LA JARA — The Centauri High School HOSA club is holding is annual National Service Project and would like to invite the public to help them.

  • Ski areas honor active military and vets

    VALLEY – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are dedicated to honoring the service of our active duty military and veterans

  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program deadline shared

    VALLEY — The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

  • FSA shares 2019 acreage reporting dates

    VALLEY — The Farm Service Agency would like to remind all San Luis Valley producers

  • Colorado specialty crop projects funded

    MONTE VISTA – Colorado specialty crops have been awarded grants totaling over $768,000 through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crops Program.

  • Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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  • Furry Friends

    Valley Humane League has several dogs for adoption. Please call the shelter at 589-3385, see alamosavalleyhumaneleague.org or visit 6414 Co. Rd. 107 S, right next to Alamosa Valley Veterinary (Alpine Vet) Alamosa, Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Alamosa senior center hosts Medicare consultation

    ALAMOSA — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is here! Now’s the time to think about Medicare coverage options for 2019.

  • Make A Difference Day is October 27

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  • Courthouse opening set

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    SAN LUIS — Sponsored by The Land Rights Council a meeting for plaintiffs in the Lobato v Taylor case will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 in the Economic Development Office, San Luis.

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    ALAMOSA — Immediately following the ASU homecoming parade on Saturday, the Alamosa County GOP candidates are hosting a free lunch on the lawn in front of the Century Property Management Building, 823 Main Street, Alamosa (corner of Ross and Main).

  • Mutt Strut is Saturday in Cole Park

    ALAMOSA — Mutt Strut, a benefit for the Valley Humane League, will be held Saturday, October 6 at Cole Park, Alamosa. Meet at the west pavilion.

  • Free application day set at higher education institutions

    VALLEY — Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday announced that all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, including Adams State University, will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday, Oct. 30 as part of the inaugural Colorado Free Application Day.

  • Conejos Writers’ Circle retreat set

    ANTONITO — The Conejos Writers’ Circle will offer its annual Fall Retreat on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, at the Steam Train Hotel located at 402 Main Street in Antonito.

  • Tu Casa, Inc. expands its programming to meet the needs of survivors

    VALLEY — Tu Casa, Inc. is excited to announce they will be offering a safe space for women in the community to come together and talk about their experiences surrounding domestic violence.

  • Join the dream team

    DEL NORTE — Are you someone who would like to see your community represented in an attractive manner?

  • Comments sought on CWD management plan

    STATEWIDE — From October 1-31, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is asking for interested individuals to review and comment on the chronic wasting disease (CWD) adaptive management plan created by the CWD Advisory Group.

  • CPW reminds people to remain bear aware

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents and visitors that bears have entered a phase called hyperphagia

  • Early Iron Club selects new officers

    VALLEY — The Early Iron Club has selected officers to lead the club this year.

  • ASU trustees will meet on October 5

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, Oct. 5, in Richardson Hall room 3-200.

  • Saguache candidate forum is Oct. 10

    CRESTONE—A Saguache County candidates forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Crestone Charter School, 330 E. Lime Ave.

  • Star party set for Friday

    DEL NORTE — Weather permitting, the Lookout Mountain Observatory Association will host a public star party on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Del Norte Observatory.

  • Republican women meet

    ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet Thursday, Oct. 4, at 12 p.m. noon at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa.

  • Rock climbing workshop planned

    OJO CALIENTE, NM — Coming up on Thursday, October 11th, is the second of a two-part workshop series on Rock Climbing in the Carson National Forest.

  • Daniels Scholarship applications open

    STATEWIDE —Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

  • Alamosa seniors host flu clinic Thursday, October 4

    ALAMOSA — Protect your community with flu immunity!

  • Help missing pup get back home

    Help missing pup get back home

  • Refuge friends meet Oct. 3

    MONTE VISTA— The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the Carnegie Public Library in Monte Vista.

  • Creede FS office open weekly

    CREEDE – The Rio Grande National Forest’s office in Creede will be open one day a week starting the first week of October.

  • Alamosa council meets Wed.

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the council chambers, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • MV Historical Society meets

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Historical Society, Inc., will hold its annual meeting on October 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Nino’s Restaurant.

  • Flu shots in MV on October 3

    RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Rio Grande County Public Health has flu vaccination clinics scheduled throughout the month of October.

  • City changing intersection Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — The City of Alamosa will be changing the intersection of Fourth Street and West Avenue from a two-way stop to a four-way stop controlled intersection.

  • Stretch of Rio de Los Pinos now open to the public

    CONEJOS COUNTY —Western Rivers Conservancy and the Rio Grande National Forest successfully completed a project on the Rio de Los Pinos that conserved 628 acres of scenic open space, including more than a mile of the river, and created new recreational access to this high-elevation trout stream.

  • Colorado Life Magazine to visit Alamosa

    ALAMOSA – Staffers from statewide publication Colorado Life Magazine will be visiting Alamosa in October

  • MVHS announces homecoming royalty

    MVHS announces homecoming royalty

  • Sag. County officials meet

    SAGUACHE — Saguache County commissioners meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m. Agenda items include employee service pin presentation and presentation of 2019 budget draft.

  • VFW hosts bingo Oct. 2

    ALAMOSA — VFW in Alamosa will host a bingo, $1,199 must go, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with $5 packs. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

  • School board meets Oct. 1

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa school board meets Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at 209 Victoria Ave.

  • Utility aid available

    VALLEY — EOC- Energy provides bill payment assistance to households across Colorado who are behind on their energy bill and are at risk of not having energy for their home.

  • Intersection closure required on 12th St.

    ALAMOSA — As the sewer infrastructure continues to be replaced on 12th Street in Alamosa, the following areas will be closed:

  • New interactive maps highlight San Luis Valley wildfire risk

    ALAMOSA – In the last 18 years, wildfires have burned nearly 300 square miles in the San Luis Valley, destroying hundreds of homes.

  • AHS offers free Friday night fun Oct. 5

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Alumni Association is hosting a pre-game homecoming bash on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alamosa High School stadium

  • New Medicare cards in the mail; watch for scams

    STATEWIDE — New Medicare cards have finally started to be mailed to Colorado’s Medicare beneficiaries.

  • Car show set in La Jara

    LA JARA — The Centauri Falcon Football Team is proudly kicking of “Homecoming weekend” with a fun day loaded with a “CAR SHOW” and concessions.

  • Farm market is Saturday

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • Self-defense class in Saguache

    SAGUACHE—The Saguache Sheriff’s Office along with Kuma Tactical will be teaching a women’s self-defense class on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Saguache at the Mountain Valley School Gym

  • Community potluck in La Jara

    LA JARA — The annual La Jara Community Potluck is Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the La Jara Elementary School.

  • Tri-County announces activities

    MONTE VISTA — Tri-County Senior Citizens Center shares the following upcoming and ongoing activities:

  • Register for 2018 SLV Nonprofit Collaboration Summit

    ALAMOSA — What would happen if nonprofits gathered simply to spend time together, network, and resource share?

  • Great Sand Dunes announces free events in October

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes is a park for all seasons, but fall is one colorful season not to be missed.

  • Senior center menus shared for the month of October

    VALLEY — Following are the October menus for the senior centers throughout the San Luis Valley.

  • Free entrance at reptile park

    HOOPER — Colorado Gators Reptile Park is offering free admission to all guests in appreciation of locals this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and features 300 alligators including three albinos.

  • Fall festival planned Saturday

    BLANCA — Everyone is invited to a fall festival on Saturday, September 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Blanca Park right behind Calvary Blanca, 607 Broadway St. Blanca, with free burgers and hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, drinks, bounce houses for kids, free raffle and live bluegrass music with the Tooley Family Band.

  • Glow walk is Saturday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Education Foundation (AEF) and Alamosa School District (ASD) present the 2018 5K Glow Run/Walk on Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m. at the high school stadium.

  • Special meeting set today

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa County commissioners will hold a special meeting today, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way, to discuss the 12th Judicial District Attorney budget.

  • Court, probation operations in Alamosa move to new location

    ALAMOSA – Probation and some court operations in Alamosa will be closed the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 27, and all operations will be closed all day Friday, Sept. 28, to allow for the move to a new courthouse location.

  • Public invited to budget hearing

    ALAMOSA — The board of supervisors of the Mosca-Hooper Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1

  • Tipton’s Every Kid Outdoors Act passes House

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bipartisan Every Kid Outdoors Act (H.R. 3186), passed out of the House with a bipartisan vote of 383-2.

  • Creede school open house is Friday

    CREEDE—Creede School will host a Career & Technical Education open house on Friday, Sept. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. to showcase the work of the students and faculty.

  • Rocky Mountain Region gives new job application times

    STATEWIDE – The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service announced new application time frames for over 900 temporary jobs available for the 2019 field season

  • Open house set at new jail

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson and Alamosa County Commissioners Darius Allen, Helen Sigmond, and Michael Yohn invite the public to step inside the new addition of the Alamosa County Detention Center at 1315 17th St., Alamosa, on Friday, September 28, from 4–6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Funding available for agricultural hydropower projects

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

  • Farm Service Agency shares program announcements, reminders

    (NAP) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program FSA wants to remind producers that Monday, October 1st is the deadline to obtain crop year 2019

  • Jacianna Sarai-Elidia Suazo

    ALAMOSA — Jacianna Sarai-Elidia Suazo was born on September 1, 2018

  • Jeremiah Rickey Antonio Lucero

    ALAMOSA — Jeremiah Rickey Antonio Lucero was born on September 14, 2018

  • Brystal Lynn Behil

    MONTE VISTA — Brystal Lynn Behil was born on September 17, 2018

  • 'Speak Up' event is Thursday

    ALAMOSA — A “Speak Up and Out for Her” event will be held on Thursday, September 27, at noon at the corner of Hwy 160 and Richardson in Alamosa to observe a minute of silence at 12:30 p.m. in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford and sexual assault survivors everywhere who have been silenced for too long.

  • Food to be distributed

    ALAMOSA — The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place on Thursday, September 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse, 8735 Independence Drive, just north of the Department of Human Services.

  • Birth: Quinton Mitchell Wilcox

    SALIDA — Quinton Mitchell Wilcox was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida on Sept. 13, 2018, at 2:20 p.m.

  • Public input forums on aging set

    VALLEY — Interested in the future of the San Luis Valley’s aging community and what is available for seniors?

  • Meeting set for timber salvage projects

    LA JARA – The Rio Grande National Forest is inviting input on four proposed timber salvage projects the Conejos Peak Ranger District.

  • Enjoy fall with Alamosa seniors

    ALAMOSA — Fall is upon us and it’s by far my favorite time of year!

  • Explore the outdoors with Cloverbuds on September 29

    ALAMOSA – Valley youth ages 5 to 7 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds, a fun activity-focused youth development program, run by San Luis Valley 4-H

  • El Pueblo History Museum to host Borderlands lecture series

    PUEBLO – El Pueblo History Museum will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the United States for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series this fall.

  • Season’s last sale at Spines

    ALAMOSA — Spines Book Outlet will hold its traditional bag and box sale on Saturday, October 6th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Stults takes study tour to Israel

    SEWARD, Nebraska — Grace Stults from Monte Vista joined other students from Concordia University, Nebraska, who traveled internationally this past summer on mission and study trips.

  • Clay & Fiber Show opens in La Veta

    LA VETA — The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday, Sept. 29 for the new Clay & Fiber Show in La Veta.

  • Public meeting set for timber salvage projects in SLV

    LA JARA – The Rio Grande National Forest is inviting input on four proposed timber salvage projects the Conejos Peak Ranger District.

  • Songwriters McAfee and Jacobs-Strain to appear at Society Hall

    ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is excited to present Oregon singer-songwriters Michelle McAfee and David Jacobs-Strain in concert Friday, September 28th at 7:30 p.m.

  • Colorado Master Gardener class offered

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Gardener Training will be offered by Colorado State University Extension Office here in the San Luis Valley in 2019.

  • ‘Put Waste in its Place’ collections set

    VALLEY — South Conejos School District

  • VFW student contests open now

    VALLEY— The VFW Posts and Auxiliaries of District 7 would like to encourage high school and middle school students in the San Luis Valley to participate in their scholarship programs.

  • Recruitment continues to address Colorado’s skilled worker shortage through WORK Act

    STATEWIDE — The Department of Labor and Employment has now begun the fourth phase of recruiting grant applicants for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act, more commonly known as the WORK Act.

  • Start new year with soup, food safety

    STATEWIDE – Start the New Year off right with these great food safety tips.

  • January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

    WOLF CREEK – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas will celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month this January by offering special programs and promotions for beginners learning to ski or ride.

  • Fire officials warn fire danger is high this dry winter

    STATEWIDE – San Juan National Forest fire officials are warning that continued dry conditions in Southwestern Colorado mean that fire danger is a concern.

  • Taos Forest Service office increases map prices

    TAOS, NM — USDA Forest Service visitor maps increased in price from $10 to $14 effective January 1.

  • Workforce Centers to offer series of Job Readiness Workshops

    VALLEY — The workforce centers in the San Luis Valley will hold a series of training events for job seekers. Job Readiness Workshops are designed to help job seekers – particularly those who are new to the job market -- with the basic skills needed to conduct an effective job search, find sustained employment and effectively market themselves to employers.

  • American Lung Association and Anthem partnering to help Coloradans quit smoking

    STATEWIDE — The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and the American Lung Association in Colorado are partnering in many ways to help Coloradans quit smoking, improve lung health through exercise and fight lung disease in the new year.

  • San Luis Valley Plant Strong meeting set

    VALLEY — Curious about a plant-based diet? Are you a wannabe vegetarian? Thinking about going plant strong?

  • Tips to avoid travel scams

    VALLEY — AARP Foundation ElderWatch, a partnership between the AARP Foundation and the Colorado Attorney General’s office, distributes Smart Tips to senior centers, senior living facilities and other interested parties who want to learn about the latest fraud and scams targeting seniors in Colorado.

  • Report examines Colorado’s talent pipeline

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Workforce Development Council released its annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, which assesses issues related to the supply and demand of talent in Colorado and strategies for strengthening the state’s talent pipeline.

  • Governor submits plan for new revenue

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday submitted budget amendments for both the current year and next year’s budgets. The state is expecting new revenue above the September 2017 projections, from both improving economic conditions and investor income, but also the newly adopted federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

  • Birth — Jessa Kensley Garcia

    Jessa Kensley Garcia was born December 7, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Lloyd and Michelle Garcia.

  • Birth — Derek Milton Petty

    Derek Milton Petty was born December 22, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Robert and Eva Kelly.

  • Marketing board mixer is Jan. 4

    The Alamosa County Marketing District Board invites the public to a mixer at the Bistro Rialto from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 4.

  • City meets tonight

    The Alamosa city council will meet today, January 3, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including a public hearing on an ordinance prohibiting marijuana consumption clubs within the city limits.

  • County meets today

    Alamosa County commissioners will hold a special meeting today, January 3, at 2 p.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way, to discuss participation in an opioid class action lawsuit.

  • Lights On, Monte

    The Monte Vista Neighborhood Watch along with the MVPD has proclaimed the first two weeks in January as “Lights On, Monte!”

  • Women's march set

    ALAMOSA — January 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon is the 2nd SLV Women’s March.

  • 'Heat is On' campaign continues

    STATEWIDE — For many, the new year marks a time for self-improvement, reflection and growth. For those who decide to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, it could mean jail time, steep fines and other penalties.

  • New law increases consequences for hit and run

    STATEWIDE — Beginning January 1, 2018, drivers leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death will be subject to suspension of their driver license.

  • Helpful steps to a healthier you for the New Year

    (StatePoint) Want to make resolutions you’ll keep this new year? Think simple, sustainable changes. Follow these four steps for a healthier you, inside and out.

  • Assessor's website is user-friendly

    During the Mineral County commissioner meeting held on Dec. 19 Mineral County Assessor Libby Lamb spoke with the board about her new website and computer program, stating that both are extremely user-friendly and that she is happy with the switch.

  • Run water to save frozen pipes in MV

    Residents are again encouraged to run a thin stream of water through their faucets in an effort to combat frozen water lines.

  • Birth — Oaklyn Cedar McCoy

    Oaklyn Cedar McCoy was born December 18, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Jason and Brandi McCoy of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Chloe May Nicole McGinnis

    Chloe May Nicole McGinnis was born December 25, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Garrett and Amanda McGinnis of Manassa.

  • Fiber arts group meets

    The Valley Fiber Arts group will hold its last meeting of the year on Saturday at 1 p.m., 757 County Rd. 29.

  • Casting call for Saguache production

    The Saguache Community Players are seeking actors for their upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

  • Bennet, Gardner announce grant for NREL Solar Forecasting System

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Garner (R) this week announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will receive nearly $2 million dollars to fund a project to improve the accuracy of solar forecasts that can be used in grid operations.

  • USDA among best places to work in federal government

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been rated by employees as among the top 10 best places to work in the federal government, moving up two notches to come in at seventh place in the 2017 rankings.

  • Learn cake decorating with 4-H Cloverbuds on Jan. 6

    MONTE VISTA – Valley youth ages 5 to 7 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds, a fun activity-focused youth development program, run by San Luis Valley 4-H.

  • Farm Service Agency is vital source of assistance to farmers and ranchers

    WASHINGTON – Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau wraps up 2017, readies for centennial celebration

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Farm Bureau closed another successful year of protecting the future of agriculture and rural values.

  • Farm toy show set for Jan 13

    LAMAR — The annual fundraiser for the Prowers County Farm Bureau and Lamar Elks Club is planned for January 13th, 2018.

  • Monte Vista to honor councilors

    Please join the City of Monte Vista on Jan. 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. to honor exiting council members.

  • Holiday trash route shared

    The City of Alamosa shares its New Year’s Day Trash Schedule:

  • Tips for New Year’s resolutions

    VALLEY — It’s time to set those New Year’s resolutions again. Or is it?

  • Ice rink is open in Monte Vista

    The free Monte Vista ice rink is open, weather permitting, every day until 7 p.m. Check online at www.SkateMonteVista.com or call 852-6168.

  • Blood drive is today in Alamosa

    The Alamosa Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Alamosa Rotary Club will be held today, Tuesday, December 26, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Alamosa LDS Church, 927 Weber Drive.

  • C&T Scenic Railroad aids Toys for Tots, food banks

    ANTONITO -- The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad conducted a holiday fundraising effort during the weekends of December 9 and 10, and December 16 and 17, in Antonito and Chama, New Mexico, to help Toys for Tots and area Food Banks provide for families in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico.

  • Volunteer meeting is today; dinner on Monday

    ALAMOSA — A volunteer orientation meeting for Alamosa’s Community Christmas Dinner will be held at 1112 Eighth Street, Alamosa at noon on Saturday, Dec 23.

  • Donna K's Cat Tale: How about a kitten for Christmas?

    VALLEY — Season’s greetings to all of the cat lovers in the San Luis Valley.

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces new integrated purchasing system

    STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to announce the arrival of a new integrated purchasing system, which will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permits, and more.

  • Light parade is Saturday

    Alamosa Round-UP’s 7th Annual Christmas Light Parade will be held on Saturday, December 23, at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Alamosa.

  • Tips for supporting Alzheimer’s caregivers

    VALLEY — While more than 90 percent of people agree that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia should be a group effort among family or close friends, about one in three caregivers (39 percent) handle caregiving tasks alone, according to an Alzheimer’s Association survey.

  • Fuelwood available in New Mexico

    TAOS, NM — With the absence of significant snow and an abundance of wood, the public can now get fuelwood at Canjilon Lakes through a dead and down permit.

  • Preparations underway for SLV Regional Science Fair

    ALAMOSA — The 69th San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair (SLVRSF) will be held March 1st and 2nd, 2018, at Plachy Hall, Adams State University, Alamosa.

  • New bill would help fund Colorado’s fish and wildlife

    DENVER — A nationwide alliance of government, business, education and conservation leaders has united to create a 21st-century funding model for critically needed conservation of the nation’s most precious natural resources -- fish and wildlife.

  • Gallegos reappointed to Western State board

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced boards and dommissions appointments including to the Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University.

  • Del Norte hosts meal for Christmas

    A free community Christmas dinner will be held in Del Norte at the county annex building on December 25.

  • 'Kids like Me' bowling event set

    Amarah’s Kids Like Me will have a FREE bowling party at Alamosa Bowl, 204 Victoria Ave., Alamosa, from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

  • Farm Incubator applications welcome

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Farm Park is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Farm Incubator program.

  • Generators safety tips shared

    VALLEY — Generators are critical during severe weather events, when the power can go out, as well as bringing power to remote job sites and in disaster recovery and emergencies.

  • Connect for Health Colorado® open enrollment continues

    DENVER — More than 149,000 Coloradans selected healthcare coverage for 2018 through the state health insurance Marketplace through December 17, a rate 7 percent ahead of signups one year ago, according to new data released by Connect for Health Colorado®, mid-way through the Open Enrollment period for 2018 coverage.

  • Trinchera Blanca Foundation supports Mountain Home Reservoir project

    FORT GARLAND – The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee (FGRC) has received $35,000 from The Trinchera Blanca Foundation to help The Trinchera Irrigation Company (TIC) preserve water in Mountain Home Reservoir during its planned upgrade, allowing county residents to continue fishing, camping and boating as work on the reservoir proceeds.

  • Life Insurance Policy Locator finds $1.3M

    STATEWIDE — Since its launch in November 2016, thousands of U.S. consumers have reaped the benefits of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Join seniors for concert today

    ALAMOSA — Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Alamosa Senior Citizens!

  • Toy drive underway

    The Ministerial Alliance Community Christmas Outreach plans a gift giveaway.

  • County meets Dec. 20

    Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at 8900 Independence Way with agenda items including mill levy certification, opioid class action presentation and Rio Grande forest plan update.

  • Library hosts movie night

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community: Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., invites the public to “Movie Night at your Library.” J

  • Commissioners urge changes at sheriff’s office

    CONEJOS — Following up on an often-heated meeting Nov. 15 at the Sanford Community Center, the Conejos Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) have taken action to help alleviate some of the pressure felt by the county sheriff.

  • Alamosa library shares events

    ALAMOSA — Mark calendars: Alamosa Public Library closure dates for the Christmas holiday:

  • Wildwood Sounds hosts jam session

    ALAMOSA — Wildwood Sounds presents “We Be Jammin’” open mic and jam session on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at 850 Grande Ave. (Highway 160), Del Norte.

  • Saguache Democrats to meet Monday

    SAGUACHE—The Saguache County Democratic Party Central Committee will meet on Monday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saguache Road & Bridge Meeting Room, 305 3rd St.

  • Creede Elks host dinner on Sunday

    CREEDE — The Creede Elks Lodge #506 will host the annual Christmas Dinner at the Underground Mining Museum on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

  • DHS to briefly close Dec. 20

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County DHS will be closed on Wednesday, December 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for staff development.

  • Commodities to be distributed

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on December 20 at the Ski-Hi Arena starting at approximately 10 a.m. until they run out of food.

  • City sets interviews, meeting

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council will interview the dozen candidates for the open council seat beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Library hosts ‘Planting Seeds for Kindergarten’

    ALAMOSA — “Planting Seeds for Kindergarten” is the Alamosa Public Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

  • Homelake to host wreath laying ceremony Sunday

    MONTE VISTA – On Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake will host a wreath-laying ceremony at 3749 Sherman Avenue, Monte Vista.

  • Alamosa opens ArtScape Public Art on Loan Call to Artists

    ALAMOSA — The 2nd Annual ArtScape Public Art on Loan Program has opened its Call to Artists for the 2018-2019 downtown business district exhibits.

  • Santa will be at museum

    ALAMOSA — Santa will be at the San Luis Valley Museum, 401 Hunt Ave., Alamosa from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

  • Amarah's drive continues

    ALAMOSA — Donations are still welcome for the annual Kids Like Me Toy Food Warm Clothing Drive spearheaded by Amarah’s Hope For Kids Like Me founder and local columnist Amarah.

  • Christmas Story Family Night

    ALAMOSA — Early Steps to School Success and the Alamosa Public Library invite preschool children ages 0-5 years old to Christmas Story Family Night at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in the story room of the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave

  • AG candidate in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Bradley Levin, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, will be in Alamosa on December 21 for a meet and greet at The Roast, 420 San Juan Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Rotary meeting features ALMA

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Nancy Harris of ALMA will be guest speaker on Monday, December 18 at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 6th Street.

  • Pet Talk: Holiday travel: Should pets come along or stay home?

    VALLEY — Will you be traveling this holiday season? If so, will you bring your dog or cat with you?

  • Valley Food Co-op hosts gluten free cooking class

    ALAMOSA — The Valley Food Co-op will be hosting a FREE gluten-free cooking class this Sunday, Dec. 17th, at 1 p.m.

  • Library hosts holiday stories

    ALAMOSA — Be sure to join the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, for holiday-themed storytimes December 19 and 22 at the regular times.

  • Ft. Garland food pantry opens

    FORT GARLAND — La Puente’s Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Ft. Garland Food Pantry.

  • Help provide firewood

    VALLEY — As the temperature drops below zero, it takes more wood to heat the homes of people who use wood as their sole source of heating.

  • Antonito hosts Santa

    ANTONITO —Visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Antonito Water Park.

  • Party for kids at Legion Hall Dec. 16

    ALAMOSA — The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a Christmas party for children to age 12.

  • Annual Christmas Bird Count set at Great Sand Dunes Dec. 30

    SAND DUNES — Great Sand Dunes is looking for birders of all skill levels to volunteer in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), held at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on Saturday, December 30th.

  • Colorado specialty crops grants applications are now open

    STATEWIDE — To help develop and promote the state’s specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program.

  • Alzheimer’s warnings often show during the holidays

    STATEWIDE — It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season.

  • Department of Ag promises new SNAP flexibilities to promote self-sufficiency

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to promote self-sufficiency, integrity in the program, and better customer service.

  • BLM suspends or delays parts of waste prevention rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Trump’s goal to reduce the burden of federal regulations that may hinder economic growth and energy development, the Bureau of Land Management announced in the Federal Register that the agency will temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in its 2016 final Waste Prevention Rule (also known as the Venting and Flaring Rule) until Jan. 17, 2019.

  • Bennet, Gardner introduce bipartisan public lands management bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week introduced a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Before it expired in 2011, FLTFA allowed the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service in the Western United States to use the proceeds from sales of certain federally designated areas to protect lands of exceptional conservation value.

  • Conejos drive deadline is Friday

    CONEJOS — Area residents are reminded that Friday, Dec. 15, is the last day to drop off donations for the 4th Annual Conejos County Gift of Giving Drive, which is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots to collect toys.

  • ASU trustees meet this week

    ALAMOSA — The Adams State University trustees will met December 14-15 in Richardson Hall Room 3-200, Alamosa.

  • Monte Vista school board meets Thursday

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista school board meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 395 East Prospect Ave. A 6 p.m.

  • Antonito seniors host Christmas dance

    ANTONITO — On Friday, December 15, will be the annual black tie (optional) Christmas party and dance at the Antonito Senior Center from 1-4 p.m.

  • Firewood permits expire December 31

    MONTE VISTA – Due to the low snowpack, there continues to be a high demand for Rio Grande National Forest firewood permits.

  • Gifts welcome for La Puente Christmas party

    ALAMOSA — As the holiday season is underway, La Puente Outreach Service Center has once again begun planning for the Annual Community Christmas Party.

  • Turkey shoot this weekend

    VALLEY — There will be a turkey shoot at the Del Monte Gun Club on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17 starting at 10 a.m. each day.

  • Seniors sponsor Texas trip

    LA JARA — Northerners Senior Citizens in La Jara are sponsoring a trip to San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico April 28-May 5, 2018.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Join Alamosa seniors for ladies Christmas tea

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens request the presence of your company (gals) this Friday, December 15th at 2 p.m. for our Annual Ladies Christmas Tea.

  • RG museum board meets Dec. 12

    The annual board meeting for the Rio Grande County Museum will be held on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Rio Grande County Museum.

  • North Conejos board meets Dec. 12

    The North Conejos School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, at the district administration office in La Jara.

  • Brain & Body class planned Dec. 14

    Ann Carter will conduct a Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body class at the Alamosa Senior Center, 92 Colorado (Cole Park) in Alamosa, on Thursday, December 14th at 10 a.m.

  • Ecosystem council meets Dec. 14

    The San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council will hold its annual board meeting on Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m. at The San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District office, 623 Fourth St., Alamosa.

  • RGSO offers concealed weapons course this weekend in Del Norte

    A concealed weapons firearms training course will be offered by the Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office on December 15 and 16.

  • Annual St. Nick at the Bricks today

    The Alamosa Alumni Association along with Alamosa Maroon Pride, AHS Student Council, AHS Choir, Ef's Restaurant and the 5 Star Riders Car Club will host the fourth annual St. Nick at the Bricks on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 4-6 p.m. in front of the Alamosa High School athletic stadium.

  • Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship applications are due February 15

    STATEWIDE — The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Spicy Pork Ragu recipe shared

    STATEWIDE — Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. Try pork loin, chops, sausage or a traditional ham for your holiday meals.

  • BLM plans prescribed burns in SLV

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Field Office in conjunction with the Interagency Fire Management Unit will be conducting prescribed burns at Baxter Peak and Blanca Wetlands this winter.

  • Support Toys for Tots on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — Join the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the 501st Legion in spreading Christmas cheer from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Walgreens in Alamosa.

  • Spay clinics set in SLV this weekend

    VALLEY — The Colorado Animal Welfare League will be in the San Luis Valley to spay dogs and cats this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9 in Center at the fire station and December 14, 15 and 16 in Antonito.

  • New pets, old pals require holiday precautions

    STATEWIDE — December should be filled with fun, frivolity and family. But for pets, the food, decorations, parties and travel that accompany this time of year can add up to unhappy holidays if not properly addressed in advance by their owners.

  • Zapata Ranch wins Conservationist of the Year - Ranching Division

    ALAMOSA — The Mosca-Hooper Conservation District (MHCD) in Alamosa County is proud to announce that Zapata Ranch has won Conservationist of the Year, Ranching Division, from the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD).

  • Annual Holiday Sing-Along Dec. 17

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Live Music Association and La Puente invite the community to sing along to traditional holiday carols and other holiday songs, at 6 p.m. December 17, at Milagros Coffee House, Alamosa.

  • Valley-Wide recognized for heart attack and stroke reduction efforts

    VALLEY — The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) have announced the names of 310 physician practices and health systems nationwide being recognized for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

  • Secretary Zinke shares recommendations

    WASHINGTON – On December 5, in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, Executive Order (EO), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released the final report outlining recommendations he made to the president on some national monument designations under the Antiquities Act.

  • Helpful tips shared to help reduce holiday stress

    VALLEY — The holidays are supposed to be relaxing, joyous and fun, but for millions of Americans they bring stress, anxiety and even depression.

  • Receptions planned for Steenburg, Bergann

    The City of Alamosa would like to invite the public to the farewell celebrations of two dedicated civil servants.

  • Veterans coalition to meet

    The Veterans Coalition of the SLV monthly meeting with the VA ECHCS (Eastern Colorado Health Care System) will be held at a new and larger venue, the SLV Health Education and Conference Center.

  • Democrats host auction

    The Alamosa County Democrats will host a holiday auction and fundraising event on Sunday, December 10, from 4-7 p.m. at The Barn at La Manzanilla Farm, 6491 State Highway 17 in Alamosa.

  • School board meets Dec. 12

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tuesday, December 12, at 8751 Lane 7 North, Mosca at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free dental screenings offered

    ALAMOSA — SLV Global Dental Care will offer free dental screening for children and adults from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 235 Carson Ave., Alamosa.

  • Breakfast With Santa planned

    ALAMOSA — Mary Hennessey’s Breakfast With Santa fundraiser for Kids Place will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Presbyterian Church, Fourth and San Juan Ave., Alamosa.

  • 2018 taxable maximum amount announced

    VALLEY — In October of each year, the Social Security Administration announces adjustments that take effect the following January that are based on the increase in average wages.

  • Santa to stop at the Depot

    ALAMOSA — Santa will be at the Depot on Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Wildwood hosts open mic show

    DEL NORTE — The Ancient Valley Open Mic Big Holiday Show will be held on Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m.

  • ‘The Circle Book’ seeks submissions

    VALLEY — The Conejos Writers Circle is accepting submissions for its seventh annual anthology, The Circle Book, through December 15.

  • Alamosa public library offers online resource

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa Public Library’s Online Resource -- ChiltonLibrary.com -- provides access to repair, maintenance and service information for popular vehicles.

  • Seniors sponsor Texas trip

    LA JARA — Northerners Senior Citizens in La Jara are sponsoring a trip to San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico April 28-May 5, 2018.

  • Senior bazaar was resounding success

    What a fantastic turnout we had for our Annual Christmas Bazaar!

  • Watch for log trucks on Forest roads

    Visitors to the Rio Grande National Forest should stay alert for log truck traffic on forest roads this winter.

  • Buser, Hixson named to judicial commission

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced appointments to the Commissions on Judicial Performance including the 12th Judicial District (San Luis Valley.)

  • Tips to avoid these common student financial aid mistakes

    VALLEY — Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. Follow these tips from KHEAA to make sure you get the help you need.

  • Strauss graduates from leadership program class

    SAGUACHE – Nonprofit executive leader from Saguache, Megan Strauss, recently graduated from Community Resource Center’s Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program in Denver and has returned to the San Luis Valley prepared to use her experience to better her nonprofit, Alpine Achievers Initiative and her community.

  • County to hold buget hearing

    Alamosa County commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way, with a public hearing on the 2018 budget.

  • New officials to take oath of office Wed.

    The new city councilors and judge will take their oaths of office, and outgoing city councilors and mayor will be recognized, during the Wednesday, Dec. 6 city council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa.

  • Give wisely during the holidays

    VALLEY — In a 2016 survey, the AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that 80 percent of Coloradans give to charity, but only 46 percent of those who gave verified the legitimacy of the charity.

  • Alamosa library to host movie night

    ALAMOSA — Free to the community: Alamosa Public Library invites the public to “Movie Night at Your Library.”

  • Red Cross urges ‘Give Something That Means Something’

    VALLEY — After responding to a string of historic disasters, the American Red Cross is appealing to the public to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season.

  • Legion bingo is tonight

    American Legion in Alamosa will host bingo, $1,199 must go, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

  • Police offer holiday season safety tips

    Unfortunately the holiday season can oftentimes spur an increase in criminal activity in communities.

  • Bazaars planned

    VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including:

  • Postal service provides tips holiday

    The U.S. Postal Service has been busy making sure every sleigh is ready to go this holiday season!

  • Seniors host bazaar

    The Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Alamosa Senior Center will feature quilts, art pieces, afghans, specialty baskets and a variety of jewelry, items for the home and crafts on December 2nd from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Prescribed burn planned on RG National Forest

    The San Luis Valley Interagency Fire Management Unit plans to conduct a prescribed burn in December in English Valley weather permitting.

  • Birth — Abrielle Dawn Chavez-Sandoval

    Abrielle Dawn Chavez-Sandoval was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Jesus Sandoval of Antonito and Anna Chavez of La Jara.

  • Birth — Brodee David Lundberg

    Brodee David Lundberg was born November 18, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Caleb and Hannah Lundberg of Manassa.

  • Birth — Devin Lee Trujillo

    Devin Lee Trujillo was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Joseph Trujillo and Maria Castro of Center.

  • Rio Grande non-profits participate in Colorado Gives Day

    ALAMOSA – The Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation and Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust are two local non-profits working to protect, conserve, and restore the Rio Grande for agriculture, recreation, and habitat purposes.

  • Friends of the Library presents ninth volume

    ALAMOSA — Friends of the Alamosa Public Library invites everyone to a reading and reception to celebrate publication of the ninth volume of its literary and art collection, “Messages From the Hidden Lake.”

  • Alamosa Library to host ‘Foundational Fun’ events

    ALAMOSA — Attention all parents, grandparents, caregivers, daycare providers, and preschool teachers – the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, is hosting three “Foundational Fun” interactive events for you to learn how to use the five best practices in the early learning experiences you provide for the young children in your care.

  • CSFS now accepting seedling tree orders

    ALAMOSA – The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting orders for conservation seedlings to be delivered next spring.

  • Deadline nears to submit FSA ballot

    STATEWIDE— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Clarice Navarro reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ballots.

  • Burn for the birds

    MONTE VISTA — In late October, partners from several agencies conducted a prescribed burn on Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Colorado explores market opportunities with Cuba

    STATEWIDE – Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown and a Colorado contingent of agricultural companies, manufacturers, and a financial services company have recently returned from Cuba to discuss export/import opportunities with the market.

  • Egg cartons needed

    The Alamosa Food Bank is seeking donations of empty egg cartons.

  • Gingerbread Festival set

    Children are in invited to the free Gingerbread Festival this Saturday, December 2, from 9—11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1115 10th St., Alamosa.

  • Del Norte hosts parade of lights

    The 2017 Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Del Norte.

  • Governor candidate to be in Alamosa on Friday

    Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson will be holding a meet and greet event with voters in Alamosa on Friday.

  • Local filmmakers to exhibit films

    SALIDA –The Salida Council for the Arts has announced details of the kick-off party for their “Breck Film Fest – Film On The Road” Festival.

  • First Southwest sponsors financial literacy program

    ALAMOSA — Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First Southwest Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas completely free.

  • South Fork hosts Winterfest

    SOUTH FORK— The South Fork Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the town and local businesses are getting ready to host their annual Winterfest.

  • Holiday festival headed to M.V.

    MONTE VISTA—This year’s Monte Vista Holiday Festival will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 with the theme “Bringing Peace and Joy Back to Christmas.”

  • Annual Monte Vista Refuge Christmas Bird Count set

    MONTE VISTA — Interested birders of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in the 60th Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count on Saturday December 16.

  • Stults participates in winter concerts

    SEWARD, Nebraska — Grace Stults of Monte Vista will be participating in the Winter Jazzfest/Handbell choir concerts on Dec. 8 and 9 in Weller chapel on Concordia University, Nebraska’s campus.

  • High school artists opening reception is December 1

    ALAMOSA–A group Adams State University art students will host a Pop Up Art Exhibition by San Luis Valley high school students. An opening reception for “Homegrown – Young Valley Artists” will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the San Luis Valley Museum, located at 401 Hunt Ave. in Alamosa.

  • New Colorado rules increase marijuana product safety

    STATEWIDE — Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Colorado will begin implementing the new permanent medical and retail marijuana rules promulgated in response to statutory mandates established in the 2017 legislative session.

  • Brew pub hosts Ry and Sky

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Brewing Company presents an evening of singer/songwriters with Ry Taylor and Sky Choice on December 8.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors host annual bazaar on Saturday

    ALAMOSA — This week is our Annual Christmas Bazaar and I couldn’t be more excited! So far we have some great quilts, art pieces, afghans, specialty baskets, a variety of jewelry, items for the home and beautiful handmade crafts!

  • Special meeting set

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa city council will hold a special city council meeting November 29 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave., Alamosa.

  • Food to be distributed on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — The next commodities (TEFAP) distribution for Alamosa County will take place on the fifth Thursday of November this month due to the holidays, Thursday, November 30th from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse, 8735 Independence Drive.

  • Guardrail repair underway

    CONEJOS COUNTY —Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be performing roadside work this week along US Highway (US) 285 and along Colorado Highway (CO) 142.

  • AHS After Prom hosts craft fair

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa High School After Prom Committee will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Alamosa High School Commons Area.

  • Bank hosts giving tree in SF

    SOUTH FORK— Community Banks of Colorado in South Fork will again be hosting the giving tree within their South Fork branch. Beginning on Dec. 1, the bank will host an open house event with warm beverages and light snacks.

  • Toy drive underway

    MONTE VISTA—To make a donation (gift or monetary) to the “Angels Among Us Toy Drive, please call Bob Bryning at 850-1994.

  • Ski & Gear Swap is Saturday

    ALAMOSA — San Juan Nordic Club will sponsor a Ski & Gear Swap (skis, bikes, backpacks) on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Colorado State Forest Service office.

  • Call blocking supports veterans

    VALLEY — A call blocking specialist has launched a free e-toolkit to help prevent veterans becoming the victims of telephone fraud.

  • Take library's Storytime to Go

    ALAMOSA — Can’t make it to Storytime at the Alamosa Public Library? That’s okay, check out the Storytime to Go Kits designed to bring Storytime into your home!

  • S Conejos sets special meeting

    ANTONITO — South Conejos School Dist. RE10 is presenting a budget for a new baseball field plan and invites the public to a special board meeting on November 28 at 6 p.m. in the Flex Area of South Conejos School, 13099 Cty Rd. G, Antonito.

  • SLVREC meeting is Tuesday

    MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley REC board meets on Tuesday, November 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the headquarters building at 3625 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista.

  • Sargent board meets on Monday

    SARGENT — Sargent school board meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, in the high school library with board reorganization and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Watershed meeting includes chili contest

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Watershed quarterly meeting will be a different kind of event on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. in the Alamosa County Conference Room, 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa.

  • Rosemary workshop set

    The “Mother” Rosemary plant dwarfs Joel Kaufman at the Alamosa Community Greenhouse located at 1201 Edison Avenue in Alamosa. A hands-on workshop will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 2 p.m. to prune this fragrant shrub.

  • U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level

    WASHINGTON – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau concludes annual meeting

    DENVER — More than 300 members and friends of the Colorado Farm Bureau gathered on Nov. 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver to conduct its 99th Annual Meeting.

  • Pile burning planned on the Rio Grande National Forest

    VALLEY – The Rio Grande National Forest plans to burn numerous piles of woody debris in timber sale and thinning projects areas on the Rio Grande National Forest this winter.

  • Ski Passport Program opens

    WOLF CREEK – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced that registration is open for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program.

  • Comment on deer management plan for South Grand Mesa herd

    MONTROSE – A proposed management plan for the South Grand Mesa Mule Deer herd, which includes Game Management Units 52, 411 and 521, is now available for public comment.

  • Villa Mall HobbyTown hosts craft fair

    The Villa Mall HobbyTown Craft Fair is on again at 3211 Main Street, Alamosa! It will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature handcrafted gifts, jewelry, woodworking and local crafts.

  • Edward Jones financial advisor announces grand opening

    Robert McConnell of the financial services firm Edward Jones invites the public to join him at a grand opening celebration.

  • Antonito hosts tree lighting

    The public is invited to the 1st Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Antonito Water Park.

  • No paper on Thanksgiving

    The Valley Courier will not publish a paper this Thursday, Nov. 23, on Thanksgiving Day and will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

  • Light parade event adds 5K

    The 2017 Alamosa Christmas Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23 down Main Street to Cole Park where entries will be displayed.

  • Support Gift of Giving

    Caring Conejos County residents are again launching its Gift of Giving program to make Christmas merrier for children in need.

  • Alamosa shares trash route changes for holiday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa shares its Thanksgiving trash schedule:

  • Thanksgiving meals offered:

    Thanksgiving meals offered:

  • Professors will present research on gender bias in STEM fields

    ALAMOSA – While there has been an increase in the number of women majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, there is still discrepancies in the number of women who complete their degrees, end up working in STEM fields, and advance onto higher level positions in both academia and industry.

  • Alamosa KOA receives award

    ALAMOSA – The Alamosa KOA Campground has earned the prestigious 2018 KOA President’s Award from Kampgrounds of America.

  • Questions to generate conversation with kids

    To celebrate Parents Day during American Education Week, NEA compiled some favorite questions from ParentsTogether.

  • National Education Association commemorates Education Week

    The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week.

  • President proclaims Nov. 12-18 American Education Week

    AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Emergency physicians offer tips for a safe holiday

    WASHINGTON, DC —Thanksgiving should be a time for family, friends and plenty of delicious food, not for preventable trips to the emergency room.

  • Funding now available for agricultural energy projects

    STATEWIDE –The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) are seeking applicants for agricultural energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

  • Birth — Lily Vera Gutierrez

    Lily Vera Gutierrez was born November 10, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Almosa to Dennis and Krystal Gutierrez.

  • Birth — Bristol Raine Bond

    Bristol Raine Bond was born October 27, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Almosa to Bart and Krista Bond.

  • Birth — Brandon Blaze Bernal Martinez

    Brandon Blaze Bernal Martinez was born November 15, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Freddie Bernal and Amanda Martinez.

  • Birth — Arik Zane Buckley

    Arik Zane Buckley was born November 8, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Benjamin and Lorenza Buckley.

  • Legislators comment on secret wait lists at Colorado VA facilities

    WASHINGTON — U.S. senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), released the following statements on Thursday following a Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report finding secret wait lists at a number of Colorado VA facilities. Johnson and Gardner requested the inspector general investigation in September 2016.

  • Pick up nuts from PEO on Saturday

    Nuts that have been ordered from PEO Chapter DP may be picked up Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alamosa Methodist Church, 2005 Mullins Ave.

  • Gun club hosts turkey shoot

    Del Monte Gun Club Turkey Shoot will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.

  • Senior bazaar is Saturday in Monte Vista

    Tri–County Senior Citizens will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the center, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista.

  • Enjoy lighting ceremony this evening

    The 10th Annual Alamosa Celebration of Lights will once again feature the traditional lighting of the Alamosa Municipal Complex (300 Hunt Ave.), starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 17.

  • Remember ASU on Giving Day

    ALAMOSA – The holidays inspire acts of giving and sharing abundance. Provide Adams State University students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals and succeed in a chosen career.

  • National 'Utility Scam Awareness Day' cautions shared

    The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC), which advises and advocates on behalf of consumers regarding state regulated utility costs, is helping to raise awareness about utility scams for the second annual “Utility Scam Awareness Day” today.

  • Sacred Heart Bazaar set

    “Holiday Bazaar 2017” will be held Friday, Dec 1st from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 2nd from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 709 4th St. in Alamosa.

  • Duck Brand announced Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

    The fads of prom are ever-changing – from grand ball gowns and traditional black tuxes to two-piece dresses and elaborately patterned jackets.

  • Free tickets offered to veterans

    Ten FREE tickets to the Rusty Z Comedy/Hypnotist show are available because of the generosity of SLV Federal Bank and Hosers Carwash and Detailing.

  • AHS After Prom hosts craft fair

    The Alamosa High School After Prom Committee will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Alamosa High School Commons Area.

  • SLV Women's Forum to meet Nov. 18

    SLV Women’s Forum planning session will be held to celebrate the first anniversary of the SLV Women’s March.

  • Karaoke night is Friday

    ANTONITO — Antonito Senior Center is hosting a karaoke night on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at 701 Main St., Antonito, $1 cover charge.

  • San Juan Nordic Club plans social

    ALAMOSA — The San Juan Nordic Club’s annual social is Thursday, November 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Square Peg Brewerks, 625 Main Street in Alamosa.

  • Celebration of Lights is Friday

    ALAMOSA — The 10th Annual Alamosa Celebration of Lights will be held at Alamosa City Hall, 300 Hunt Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

  • Celebrate the holiday season with bazaars

    VALLEY — Several bazaars and craft fairs are scheduled in coming weeks in the San Luis Valley including:

  • Alamosa Seniors: November is the month to be thankful

    We had a great turn out for the raising of a new flag last Friday! Thank you, Roy Kiefer for the ceremony honoring our veterans and their wives and to those who have so faithfully served our country!

  • MV crane fest seeking creative merchandise

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and Monte Vista Crane Festival committee are asking San Luis Valley businesses to get creative when it comes to Sandhill Crane-related merchandise this coming March.

  • Stetson Romero nominated for SRAC 2017 Rider of the Year

    VALLEY — What a truly amazing race season it has been for Stetson Romero!

  • Local products make unique gifts

    STATEWIDE – Memories of juicy peaches and crisp sweet corn are fading as the summer produce season has past, but the holidays are another great time to buy local.

  • Forest Service Christmas tree permits for sale

    VALLEY — Christmas tree cutting permits are once again for sale at all Rio Grande National Forest offices.

  • Sangre de Cristo shares first quarter honor roll

    MOSCA — Following is the Sangre de Cristo Honor Roll.

  • Sanford community meeting set

    SANFORD — There will be a meeting at the Sanford Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. with Conejos County Sheriff Howard Galvez concerning the home invasions and theft that have been occurring in the community.

  • Food to be distributed

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on November 15 at the Ski-Hi Arena starting at approximately 10 a.m.

  • Taos Chamber Music Group presents “Joyeux Noel”

    TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the holidays with the music of France in “Joyeux Noel” on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

  • Stakeholder meetings set to present Waste Diversion Plan

    VALLEY --- Results of the region’s Waste Diversion Study showing how recycling can be done on a broader scale and give more Valley locations to recycle will be revealed at stakeholder meetings open to the public during the second week of November in Crestone, La Jara, and Alamosa.

  • Craft, bake sale set for November 18

    ALAMOSA — First Christian Church’s 17th Annual Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 518 First Street, corner of First and State in Alamosa.

  • State board reviews proposed revisions to Colorado Academic Standards

    DENVER — The Colorado State Board of Education at its two-day November board meeting heard updates on the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) review and revision process, which is required by state law every six years.

  • Governor declares November “Hire a Veteran First” Month 

    DENVER - Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month.

  • Couple seeks homes for books in an SLV Library

    ALAMOSA – A Denver-area couple with connections in the San Luis Valley are cleaning out their library as many in the golden years do.

  • Mental Health Colorado offers new data dashboard

    STATEWIWDE – Mental Health Colorado is launching an innovative one-stop-shop for communities to learn more and act on mental health and substance use disparities in their region.

  • Perdue launches veteran resources at Department of Ag

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the launch of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resources to provide comprehensive and timely support to veterans interested in opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, and in rural America.

  • South Fork prepares for annual Thanksgiving dinner

    SOUTH FORK— Volunteers from all over the Valley are preparing for the annual South Fork Thanksgiving dinner as the day of the feast draws near.

  • Colorado Farm Bureau urges congress to delay the Health Insurance Tax

    CENTENNIAL – Colorado Farm Bureau officials along with state and local business leaders called on Congress to delay the Health Insurance Tax, or HIT, at a roundtable meeting in Centennial.

  • CSU potato researcher to speak at Rotary Monday

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Dr. David Holm of the Colorado State University SLV Research Station will be guest speaker on Monday, November 13 at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Senior sought for veteran center position at Homelake

    HOMELAKE — The Colorado Veterans Community Living Center is currently looking for one senior citizen to train there as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which trains seniors for gainful employment opportunities.

  • Colorado Ski Country USA resorts feature free kids skiing

    WOLF CREEK – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are committed to providing fun and affordable skiing and riding opportunities for families by offering Kids Ski Free programs across the state.

  • Colorado farmers and ranchers share nutrient and water quality best management practices

    STATEWIDE — Across Colorado, farmers and ranchers are using best management practices to help keep nutrients out of lakes and streams and improve Colorado’s water quality.

  • Perdue applauds passing of Resilient Federal Forests Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936) as an important step toward better management of national forests.

  • Nominating commission sets interview dates for high court vacancies

    The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission has rescheduled a meeting to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor to a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals created by the retirement of the Hon. Dennis Graham, effective Feb. 12, 2018.

  • Justice for All Summit sets priorities

    A group of more than 110 people representing many segments of Colorado’s legal community have reviewed and prioritized more than 60 recommendations to help improve the state’s capacity to ensure everybody has equal access to the courts.

  • Republicans meet Nov. 9

    Alamosa County Republicans meet at 12 p.m. noon on Thursday, November 9th at the Bistro Rialto in Alamosa.

  • Coats for kids

    Knights of Columbus Council 2096 along with surrounding councils and the Colorado National Guard will be hosting a coat distribution on November 11 at the Columbus Home Association Event Center (also known as the Knights of Columbus Hall) at 1112 Eighth in Alamosa.

  • CenturyLink offers technology grants to Colorado teachers

    VALLEY – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) believes that connecting teachers and students to creative ways to use technology can expand their opportunities for education and improve the lives of their communities.

  • Downtown institute announces speakers for MV November 15

    MONTE VISTA – Today Downtown Colorado, Inc. announced the team of experts who will lead the Monte Vista Business Development Institute taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 4–8 p.m. at the Monte Vista Information Center located at 947 1st Ave Monte Vista.

  • USDA issues safety-net payments to Colorado farmers

    STATEWIDE – USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting SED Jenny Peterson announced that approximately 16,000 Colorado farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year.

  • Cruz arrested for violent crimes in Springs

    Miguel Lerma Cruz, age 37, aka Danny Ortega, has been formally charged by grand jury indictment with drug distribution and firearm related crimes following a violent carjacking and police chase, Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and ATF Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston announced.

  • Bennet introduces LGBT seniors bill

    U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Al Franken (D-MN) on Tuesday introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act to improve services available for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults.

  • Seniors host comedy

    Antonito Senior Center is hosting a stand-up comedy night on Friday, Nov. 10, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at 701 Main St., Antonito.

  • Flu clinic is Saturday

    Rio Grande County Public Health will host a flu vaccination clinic at the South Fork Fire Station from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.

  • Support MVFD chili supper

    Support the Monte Vista Fire Department on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 4-7:30 p.m.

  • Veterans invited to coffee Nov. 9

    Thursday morning coffee, Nov. 9, at the San Luis Valley Museum will be very special as the museum will honor the veterans with their "Hall of Heroes" Exhibit.

  • City shares Veterans Day changes for trash routes

    The City of Alamosa shares its Veterans Day trash schedule routes

  • Seniors welcome donations for auction, holiday bazaar

    Thank you, Vinaya Wall, for donating your time and talent to teach the “Write Your Story” class! Everyone is enjoying it so much and no one wants to see it end! Due to Vinaya being out of town next week, the next class will resume on the 11/20.

  • CDOR reminds taxpayers of secure communication channels

    STATEWIDE –To help prevent identity theft, the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) would like to remind taxpayers of the communication channels the Department uses to contact them regarding their tax account.

  • Community Choir now accepting applications for Martha Oliver Award

    ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus will accept applications for the Martha Oliver Award for vocal singing starting November 1.

  • Give your friends gifts from the Arbor Day Foundation

    VALLEY – Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation.

  • Community colleges generate nearly $6 billion for Colorado

    STATEWIDE – A third-party analysis of the economic impact of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) reveals $5.8 billion in added income to the state in fiscal year 2015-16, equal to approximately 2.0 percent of the Gross State Product of Colorado.

  • C&TSRR conducting holiday toys, food drive

    ANTONITO — To help make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) will once again be running holiday trains to collect food and toys to distribute in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

  • Chamber recital features Stults

    SEWARD, Neb. — Concordia University, Nebraska’s Chamber Recital is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.

  • Birth — Brailey Greyson Mendoza

    Brailey Greyson Mendoza was born October 31, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Derik Mendoza and Ocean Dodds.

  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program applications accepted

    VALLEY – Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) began accepting applications for its 2017/2018 season on November 1.

  • Sierra Grande School District hosts community meeting

    BLANCA — Sierra Grande School District is holding a community meeting to help shape its facilities for “21st Century Learning.”

  • Diabetes class begins Nov. 9

    Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Cultural Competency group is hosting a free diabetes class from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Valley-Wide administrative building, 128 Market Street (east entrance), Alamosa.

  • Tipton aide in Saguache

    Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Field Representative Brenda Felmlee will hold office hours from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 at the Saguache Road and Bridge Meeting Room, 305 Third Street, Saguache.

  • Voted yet?

    Those who have not yet returned their ballots may take them to their respective court houses by 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 7.

  • Craft fair is November 18

    ALAMOSA – Shop early for holiday gifts at the Adams State University Classified Employees Council Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Plachy Hall Field House.

  • Lunch honors SLV Health veterans

    ALAMOSA — On Friday, November 10, at noon, the public is invited to attend a free lunch sponsored by San Luis Valley Health.

  • Downtown Colorado, Inc. plans to visit Monte Vista

    MONTE VISTA – Downtown Colorado, Inc. will host a Downtown Institute for Business (DIBs) in Monte Vista.

  • Free art workshop set Nov. 11 at Great Sand Dunes

    SAND DUNES — San Luis Valley artist Lynette O’Kane will complete an Artist in Residence at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve from November 1-15.

  • VHL is seeking volunteers

    VALLEY — The Valley Humane League (VHL) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves the needs of at-risk animals.

  • Stults leads vespers in Cantamus Women's Choir at Concordia University

    SEWARD, Neb. — Grace Stults of Monte Vista and the Cantamus Women’s Choir from Concordia University, Nebraska, will debut their inaugural season with a performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 5 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

  • Historic amounts of heroin seized

    The Pueblo Police Department, the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the FBI Denver Division, all parts of the Southern Colorado Safe Streets Task Force, announced the seizure of historic amounts of heroin from two residences and a business located in Pueblo.

  • Madyson Investments shut down

    Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome obtained an emergency court order against Joseph David Ryan and his companies, collectively known as “Madyson Investments,” which include Madyson Capital Management LLC, Madyson Equity Group LP, Madyson Holdings Inc., Madyson Realty Fund I LLLP, and Madyson Realty Partners LLC, all located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Birth — Attikus Jayce Lucero

    Attikus Jayce Lucero was born October 18, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Anthony Lucero and Bobbi Abeyta.

  • Rio Grande County Clerk office shares election reminders

    The Rio Grande County Clerk's office will be closed for all business except elections on Tuesday, November 7.

  • Lipke to perform in fall recital

    SEWARD, Neb. — Concordia University, Nebraska, will hold its Fall Composer Recital at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and its Fall Honor Recital at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.

  • Diabetes workshop planned

    CREEDE — Six-week Diabetes Workshop specifically geared for those living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, caregivers or a support person is planned November 14 through December 19 at the First Baptist Church, 600 La Garita Street, Creede.

  • Annual San Luis Valley Holiday Book Fair is set for November 11

    ALAMOSA – The Second Annual SLV Holiday Book Fair: A Blizzard of Books will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Adams State University Nielsen Library.

  • Library to host essential oils workshop

    ALAMOSA — Join Alamosa Public Library on November 20th from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Ave., for a free, hands-on class: ”Emotional Wellness with Essential Oils.”

  • Colorado Consumer Protection Month set

    On Wednesday Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced the launch of the first annual Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM).

  • Plan now for Veterans Day parade

    The Veterans organizations of Alamosa, American Legion Post 113, Post 899 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Ladies Auxiliaries will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Parade on Main Street in Alamosa at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

  • Colorado squash is featured recipe

    STATEWIDE – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state.

  • USDA offers farm loans for underserved groups, beginning farmers

    STATEWIDE – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) acting Executive Director Jenny Peterson reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  • Farmer Olympic Games set

    On Saturday, Nov. 4th the ASU Agribusiness Club will host a Farmer Olympic Games. Community members of all ages are welcome to compete in the seven farm-based games.

  • School board date changed

    The North Conejos School District November board meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

  • Prescribed burning planned at dunes

    The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve this winter.

  • Ortega Middle School honor roll for first quarter

    ALAMOSA — Following are the first quarter honor rolls for Ortega Middle School, Alamosa, for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Alamosa Senior Citizens thank volunteers

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Senior Citizens would like to thank all of those who volunteer their time teaching classes and providing services!

  • Workers’ compensation loss cost will see reduction

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), recently approved a large reduction of 12.7 percent for the average “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums for 2018.

  • Connect for Health Colorado® to launch open enrollment Nov. 1

    STATEWIDE— Connect for Health Colorado opens for business Wednesday, November 1, with an improved customer support tool and an urgent message to consumers: Check your options, you may be surprised.

  • Tipton aide hosts office hours

    Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Field Representative Brenda Felmlee will hold office hours from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 at the South Fork Town Hall, 0100 Silver Thread Lane, South Fork.

  • Republican women meet Nov. 2

    San Luis Valley Republican Women will meet this Thursday, Nov. 2, at Juanito's Mexican Restaurant in Alamosa at 12 p.m. noon.

  • Transportation meeting Nov. 2

    The next meeting of the San Luis Valley Transportation Planning Region is November 2 at 10 a.m. in the Alamosa County Services Center, second floor meeting room, 8900 Independence Way, in Alamosa.

  • Cat food donations welcome

    Generous donations from the Valley community have helped to feed more than 1,000 cats and kittens in the San Luis Valley, both feral and pet owned cats whose owners have limited means.

  • Students to hold food drive in MV

    On Wednesday, Nov. 1, S.H.O.C.K members will be canvassing the community of Monte Vista asking for canned food donations for the local food bank.

  • City council meets Nov. 1

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at city hall, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Benefit set for fire victim

    ALAMOSA — Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart #3290 4th Degree is serving breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 29 after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses at Sacred Heart Church, 715 Fourth St., Alamosa, to benefit Lorrayne Garcia, a member of the community who lost her home to a fire. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

  • 'Best of' cash winners told

    ALAMOSA– Among the more than 200 entries received in this year’s sixth annual “Best of Alamosa” survey, three participants will be receiving a $50 bill for their willingness to vote.

  • At Home Healthcare recognized

    ALAMOSA – At Home Healthcare announced that it has been named to the top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

  • Celebrate Physical Therapy Month

    VALLEY — It is that time of year again to celebrate Physical Therapy Month. But why is it that it only comes one time per year when it should be celebrated on a daily basis? Valley-Wide Physical Therapy works diligently to improve the physical well being of all patients who enter the clinic.

  • Pet Talk: Keep pets safe this Halloween

    VALLEY — Children and adults may love the spooky traditions of Halloween, but our pets are less likely to appreciate the costumes, masks, and parties associated with Halloween night.

  • Tips on packing school lunches they’ll love

    (NAPSI)—What your child eats for lunch matters, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • ASU STEM Saturdays continue in November

    ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays have two more sessions available in November. STEM Saturdays are free.

  • Turn in Weekends on the Rio Passport to win prizes

    ALAMOSA — Remember spending summer Sundays at Weekends on the Rio events, enjoying a story under the cottonwoods at the Rio Grande Farm Park, working up a sweat at Zumba, or floating down the river on a paddleboard?

  • Tipton defends water rights

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) and U.S. Sen. John Barraso (R-WY) urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to implement policy changes that will require federal agencies to recognize state authority for permitting water use when deciding permits, leases, licenses, and any other land use agreements.

  • Peyton benefit set tonight

    Air Ambulance is conducting a membership drive and benefit for Alamosa youth Peyton Sanchez tonight, October 27, at 7 p.m. during the Alamosa high school football game at the Alamosa High School Football Field, 805 Craft Drive, Alamosa.

  • FSA county committee elections to begin

    VALLEY – Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Jenny Peterson announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6.

  • Boys & Girls Club hosts haunted house

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley are hosting a haunted house at 1115 10th Street, Alamosa, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

  • City opens new office at cemetery

    The City of Alamosa is excited to invite the public to the Parks & Cemetery Office Ribbon Cutting and Open House Tuesday, October 31, from 1-2 p.m.

  • Trial set in San Acacio shooting case

    Trial will begin in December for a Costilla County man who is accused of shooting a utility worker here in September of last year.

  • RG National Forest sets forest plan meeting

    Rio Grande National Forest will hold four public meetings concerning the draft forest plan and environmental impact statement during the first two weeks of November.

  • U.S. Forest Service map prices set to increase

    STATEWIDE – For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps.

  • Forest Service taking surveys

    TAOS, NM — Forest Service and contract employees are now working in developed and dispersed recreation sites on the Carson National Forest to conduct National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) surveys.

  • Volunteers announce collection sites for global Christmas project

    VALLEY—Several locations in the multi-county Southern Colorado Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.

  • Library sale offers books, crafts for the holidays

    ALAMOSA — Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Friends of the Library holiday sale Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alamosa city council chambers, 300 Hunt Ave.

  • Alamosa seniors share upcoming events

    The Alamosa Senior Citizens would like to extend a big thank you to The Bank Shot, The Elks, Van’s Machine shop and many, many others for donating your aluminum cans for us to recycle! We so appreciate your thoughtfulness!

  • MV hosts gun show

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista Rotary Club Outdoor and Gun Show will be held at Ski Hi Park on Oct. 28-29.

  • Rio Grande Silver exploration corridor extension approved

    CREEDE – Divide District Ranger Martha Williamson recently signed a decision notice approving a proposal submitted by Rio Grande Silver, Inc. to extend a corridor to further aid exploration for precious metals.

  • First Southwest assists Side by Side

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Community Fund (FSWCF) recently received a Rural Business Development Grant for Side by Side, a pet nutrition company based in Telluride, who utilized the funds for their brand’s marketing and community growth.

  • Adams State spring classes begin Jan. 16

    ALAMOSA –Registration for the Adams State University spring semester begins November 1. Classes begin January 16, 2018.

  • Birth: Juel Martinez

    CENTER — Juel Martinez was born October 10, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Justin Martinez and Monica Garcia of Center.

  • Birth: Grayson James Garcia

    MONTE VISTA — Grayson James Garcia was born September 29, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Presley Garcia and Adianna Gallegos of Monte Vista.

  • VCC will accept applications for Martha Oliver Award

    ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus will accept applications for the Martha Oliver Award for vocal singing starting November 1.

  • Public encouraged to provide feedback on Colorado Academic Standards

    STATEWIDE – The public has an opportunity through Nov. 27 to offer feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) that have been under review since May.

  • Help participate in ‘Make a Difference Day’ October 28

    DEL NORTE — Make a Difference Day, the national day to help others, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon with trash accepted at the SLV Regional Landfill between Monte Vista and Del Norte.

  • Trinidad State eligible to compete for Aspen Prize

    VALLEY — Colorado’s Trinidad State Junior College was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

  • Lipke to perform in Mary Poppins at Concordia

    SEWARD, Neb. — Concordia presents an evening of music, laughter and theatre in the production of the musical “Mary Poppins.”

  • Prescribed burns planned at national wildlife refuges

    VALLEY — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns this fall on the Alamosa, Baca, and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges to remove old, matted vegetation to improve wildlife habitat.

  • Remove items from cemetery

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Cemetery will be having a major clean-up on Monday, October 23rd. Any items left at grave sites will be disposed of by maintenance staff. If there are items you would like to keep, they must be picked up by Monday at 8 a.m.

  • Cooking Matters hosts store tour

    ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition’s Cooking Matters program is offering a FREE Store Tour at the Valley Food Coop, 3211 Main St. next to Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa, on Thursday October 26th.

  • Rio Reels Film Fest celebrates rivers

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Headwaters Restoration Project and the Headwaters Alliance are partnering to host Rio Reels Film Festival on October 27 from 6-9 p.m.!

  • 'Future of the Frontier' spotlights Costilla County

    “The frontier has driven the American imagination and economy,” said Brian Kempf.

  • Taos area clean up planned

    Community members are invited to partner up with the Carson National Forest and Taos County on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. until noon for a much needed clean-up of Miranda Canyon on the Camino Real Ranger District.

  • Republicans meet Oct. 19

    Alamosa Republicans’ monthly meeting is this Thursday at 12 p.m. noon at the Bistro in Alamosa.

  • Nut orders still accepted

    PEO ladies have been making calls the past two weeks to take orders for their nut sale.

  • Give blood on Tuesday

    The Alamosa Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Alamosa Rotary Club will be held Tuesday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Alamosa LDS Church at 927 Weber Drive.

  • Rio Grande National Forest provides status of forest management projects

    There is a lot happening with forest management on the Rio Grande National Forest.

  • Nominations sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

    Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.

  • ASU trustees meet Oct. 20

    Adams State University trustees meet on Friday, October 20 beginning at 9 a.m. in Richardson Hall.

  • Seniors to host dance on Friday

    Tri- County Senior Citizens will host a Halloween dance on Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista.

  • North Conejos school board to meet Oct. 19

    The North Conejos school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at the district administration office in La Jara.

  • Rotary to tour fire station

    ALAMOSA— The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce its next meeting will be a field trip to the Alamosa Fire Station #1 at 4th and Hunt on Monday, October 23 at noon.

  • Taos Mountain Balloon Rally to be held

    TAOS, NM — The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally will take place this year Friday through Sunday, October 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse.

  • Homelake participates in ‘Wreaths Across America Day’ December 16

    HOMELAKE — The Homelake Cemetery has participated in the “Wreaths Across America” since 2007 and this program has encouraged families to purchase a wreath to be placed on the grave of their loved one or another fallen troop member, whether at Homelake or another cemetery of their choice.

  • The Colorado Trust Board of Directors learn about SLV

    VALLEY — Tori Martinez, executive director of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, presented the history of the San Luis Valley (SLV) to board members from The Colorado Trust and their team.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors celebrate October birthdays

    Thursday is my mom, Marie Buck’s birthday. I’m so thankful for her.

  • Sandra Dallas to speak

    The San Luis Valley Quilt Guild is pleased to present “A Persian Pickle Afternoon with Sandra Dallas.”

  • BEST event set at Mountain Valley

    A BEST for Mountain Valley Schools BBQ/potluck information event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Saguache Community Center.

  • ASU seeks community input

    ALAMOSA – Adams State University is in the process of reviewing and revising its Academic Master Plan, which frames the ongoing analysis of all academic programs and demonstrates alignment of programs with the university’s mission.

  • October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

    VALLEY — For more than 30 years, October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month; however, it became “official” in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

  • Food safety classes set

    ALAMOSA—Basic Food Safety classes will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the SLV Health Education & Conference Center, 1919 Main St, Alamosa.

  • Nominate a special nurse

    VALLEY — Nominate a special nurse for the 2018 SLV Nightingale Award. Think about a nurse who has touched you or your family in a compassionate, caring way.

  • Optimist Club opens essay contest

    VALLEY — The Optimist Club of Alamosa is encouraging area students to write an essay on this year’s topic: “Can Society Function Without Respect?”

  • October menus shared for SLV senior centers

    VALLEY — Following are the October menus for the senior centers throughout the San Luis Valley. Reservations are required.

  • CDOT hosts annual health fair

    ALAMOSA — The Colorado Department of Transportation 11th Annual Health Fair “Get on the Highway to Good Health” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 1112 8th Street, in Alamosa. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Wildwood presents Peter & Will Anderson's traditional jazz

    DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Peter & Will Anderson, featuring traditional jazz, on Sunday, October 22, at 7 p.m.

  • ASU receives new Upward Bound Math-Science grant

    ALAMOSA — Students in three San Luis Valley school districts will benefit from the Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program, funded by a new grant to Adams State University from the Department of Education.

  • Colorado PERA community outreach tour to visit Alamosa

    ALAMOSA – As part of a statewide community outreach tour, the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) will be in Alamosa on Wednesday, October 18, at the Alamosa Family Rec Center, 2222 Old Sanford Rd.

  • Tipton staff to hold office hours in SLV

    VALLEY —A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) staff will hold office hours in Conejos and Mineral Counties in October.

  • College In Colorado hosts annual College Application Month

    STATEWIDE — College In Colorado, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is again hosting College Application Month throughout the month of October.

  • October 16 is income tax extension deadline

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) reminds taxpayers who did not submit their income tax return by the April deadline that the extension due date for Colorado’s 2016 income tax filing is Monday, Oct. 16.

  • Prescribed burning to take place in Valley

    LA JARA — Rio Grande National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burning on the Conejos Peak Ranger District approximately 17 miles southwest of Antonito, between FSR 130 and 125.

  • Alamosa Rotary Club hosts Loren Howard

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Loren Howard, CEO of SLV Rural Electric, will be the speaker on Monday, October 16, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Final farm market is Saturday in Alamosa

    The final Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State.

  • ‘Rural Experience’ event planned in the Valley

    VALLEY – Community Resource Center (CRC) is excited to announce the newest addition to its rural community development and capacity building programming with the Rural Experience.

  • Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative names Colorado ethics champions

    ALAMOSA — The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs recently selected faculty members from regional colleges who will serve as campus ethics champions and expand the program’s reach in promoting principle-based ethics education.

  • Library hosts essential oils workshop

    ALAMOSA — Join the Alamosa Public Library for a free, hands-on class ”Introduction to Essential Oils – Natural Solutions for Health and Wellness.”

  • Colorado Potatoes holds video contest

    STATEWIDE — Recently, two more salad bars were donated by the Colorado potato industry as part of their prize for winning the 2017 Colorado Potatoes Video Contest.

  • USDA processing pending CRP continuous enrollment offers

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fiscal year.

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s class set

    CENTER — Center Conservation District will be hosting a Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s Continuing Education Credits (CEC) Class on October 18.

  • BLM proposes to suspend parts of waste prevention rule

    WASHINGTON —As part of President Trump’s goal to reduce the burden of federal regulations that hinder economic growth and energy development, the Bureau of Land Management announced in the Federal Register a proposal to temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in the 2016 final Waste Prevention Rule (also known as the Venting and Flaring Rule) until January 17, 2019.

  • City offers large item pick up

    ALAMOSA — To facilitate fall cleanup efforts, the City of Alamosa will be offering large item trash pickup Tuesday, October 24th through Friday, October 27th for city solid waste customers.

  • SdC National Heritage Area seeks board members

    VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is seeking to fill several volunteer board member positions from residents in Costilla and Conejos Counties.

  • BLM temporarily closes Penitente Canyon for race

    MONTE VISTA – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is temporarily closing the campground at Penitente Canyon Oct. 12-15 for the 12 Hours of Penitence mountain bike endurance race.

  • South Conejos School shares community eligibility provision

    ANTONITO — South Conejos Schools is participating in a Universal Breakfast and Lunch Program for the current school year 2017-2018.

  • 8th Annual Rio Research Roundup includes San Luis Valley schools

    VALLEY — On Wednesday, October 11, dozens of student teams will gather at diverse points along the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo watershed to measure vital signs of the river and its tributaries.

  • Alamosa seniors selling raffle tickets

    Thank you to all of those who have purchased and sold raffle tickets! The Alamosa Senior Citizens are currently taking awesome donations for our silent auction.

  • County officials meet Wednesday

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Alamosa County Service Center, 8900 Independence Way.

  • Calling all 3-D art makers

    ALAMOSA — What is the role of public art in Alamosa? How can it benefit the community? The Rio Grande Farm Park (RGFP) invites artists to a community information session where these ideas and more will be discussed on Wednesday, October 11.

  • Colorado Master Gardener class offered Jan-Apr 2018

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Gardener Training will be offered by Colorado State University Extension Office here in the San Luis Valley in 2018.

  • Alamosa city voter forum October 16

    ALAMOSA– A public forum for candidates for City of Alamosa mayoral and council positions will be held Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

  • First Southwest Bank Alamosa announces new board members

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Bank announces the recent appointment of four new board members to the team.

  • Miriam Lipke to perform with University Symphonic Band

    SEWARD, Neb. — Miriam Lipke of Alamosa as part of the University Symphonic Band of Concordia University, Nebraska, will perform in the fall concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska.

  • Colorado Master Gardener class offered

    VALLEY — The Colorado Master Gardener Training will be offered by Colorado State University Extension Office here in the San Luis Valley in 2018.

  • Rotary hosts AirMedCare Network speaker

    ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Cara Reano of AirMedCare Network will be the speaker on Monday, October 9, at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street in Alamosa.

  • Red Cross helps 219 people in September

    The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responded to more than 100 calls in September, an increase of more than 140 percent of those experienced during the month of August.

  • Bennet addresses Las Vegas shooting

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet on Thursday spoke on the Senate floor about the Las Vegas shooting and the urgent need to address gun violence across the country.

  • Ceremony remembers victims of domestic violence

    As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join in honoring the lives of women and men who have lost their lives to domestic violence during a special ceremony from 5-7 p.m. today.

  • Rio Grande County Public Health offers flu clinics

    Rio Grande County Public Health has flu vaccination clinics scheduled throughout the month of October.

  • Volunteers, visitors welcome at rail cars on Saturday

    The Locomotive 169/Business Car B-1 Restoration Team will be holding its monthly October Volunteer Session this Saturday, October 7.

  • Drum group to perform at Alamosa Farmer's Market

    The Alamosa Farmers’ Market welcomes locals and visitors to downtown Alamosa this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and State, rain or shine.

  • Colorado Scholarship Initiative announces scholarships

    STATEWIDE – The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) announced the availability of another $7 million to fund matching student scholarships.

  • Valley place-based teacher workshop set

    ALAMOSA — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is proud to sponsor a 2017 SLV Place-based Teacher Workshop at the Adams State Nielsen Library 1701 First Street, Alamosa.

  • Kids’ Crane Festival to take flight October 14

    MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge is hosting the 13th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival on Saturday, October 14.

  • Birth — Javielynn Rae Archuleta

    Javielynn Rae Archuleta was born on September 27, 2017, at SLV Health in Alamosa to Stephanie Dawn Archuleta of Center and Gerald "Tommy" Archuleta of Heaven.

  • Birth — Toby James Rivera

    Toby James Rivera was born September 12, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Eric and Jessica Rivera of Monte Vista.

  • Birth — Gael Amir Mateo Lorenzo

    Gael Amir Mateo Lorenzo was born September 22, 2017 at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa to Pedro Mateo Diego and Ana Lorenzo Basilio of Alamosa. Gael weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches at birth.

  • Social Security expands fraud project

    The Social Security Administration announced that through a collaboration with the Social Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), it is planning to expand its successful Fraud Prosecution Project to 33 United States Attorneys’ Offices nationally.

  • VALE grants offered

    The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board for the 12th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache, announces the availability of local VALE grant funds for programs and projects that provide services to victims of qualifying crimes.

  • Senator Bennet cosponsors bill to close automatic weapon loophole

    Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet on Wednesday cosponsored the Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, legislation to close a loophole in the law that allows semi-automatic firearms to be altered to fire at the rate of automatic weapons.

  • Rep. Tipton advocates for ski areas during natural resources hearing

    Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) advocated for ski areas and recreation on public lands during a recent hearing in the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

  • La Jara Canyon fire scheduled

    Fire managers on the Camino Real District of the Carson National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather to conduct a prescribed fire in La Jara Canyon near Palo Flechado Pass sometime between October 15 and November 23.

  • Refuge prescribed burns set

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on the Alamosa, Baca and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges this fall.

  • USDA issues farm safety net and conservation payments

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.

  • Nonprofit collaboration summit scheduled

    San Luis Valley nonprofits are invited to attend the 2nd Annual SLV Nonprofit Collaboration Summit from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 at River of Life Church in Alamosa.

  • RGWCD board meets Oct. 17

    The Rio Grande Water Conservation District board meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at 8805 Independence Way, Alamosa.

  • SdC school board meets Oct. 10

    The Sangre de Cristo School Board of Education meets Tues., October 10, at 8751 Lane 7 North, Mosca with an executive session from 6-6:30 p.m. and an open session starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Legion Auxiliary to meet Oct. 11

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 will hold its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on October 11 at the American Legion building at 514 Fourth Street, Alamosa.

  • PEO sells nuts as fundraiser

    ALAMOSA — PEO Chapter DP members will begin taking calls for the annual nut sale in the next two weeks.

  • Democratic party chair to be in MV

    MONTE VISTA — Morgan Carroll, chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, will host a meeting for local registered democrats, activists and party leaders on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Carnegie Public Library (downstairs meeting room) in Monte Vista beginning at 10 am.

  • Food drive underway

    ALAMOSA — The Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley is holding its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with the goal to provide Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings to 600 families in the San Luis Valley.

  • Robotics program looking for coaches

    MONTE VISTA – The San Luis Valley 4-H Robotics program is currently recruiting adults ages 18 and up to serve as volunteer coaches.

  • New USCIS form streamlines work authorization process

    WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

  • Annual Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival is Oct. 13-15

    SALIDA — Autumn is a wonderful time to celebrate the region and its abundant harvest!

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors plan for December bazaar

    ALAMOSA — A big thank you to Dan Gutierrez, Leonard Jaquez, Julian Garcia, Trini Maestas, Mike Maestas, Harry Larsen and Jim Ornelas, the folks who helped check out, pick up, transport and assemble our new (to us) pool table!

  • Brewery hosts Alpine Achievers fundraiser

    On Friday, October 6, the San Luis Valley Brewing Company will host an evening of Bluegrass & Brews in support of the valley’s Alpine Achievers Initiative (AAI).

  • City council meets Oct. 4

    Alamosa city council meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 300 Hunt Ave., with agenda items including a public hearing on an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on medical and retail marijuana stores.

  • Lunch-Learn features Tu Casa Wednesday

    Tu Casa, Inc. hosts Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 4, from 12-1 p.m.

  • Smart Driving Class offered in Monte Vista

    AARP Smart Driving Class will be held in Monte Vista on Saturday October 14th from 1-5 p.m. at the Tri County Senior Center, 311 Washington Street.

  • Food bank to change hours

    LAMOSA — Starting October 9th, the Alamosa Food Bank will have new hours.

  • Free cooking class planned

    MOSCA — The Sangre School is hosting a FREE 6-week nutrition and hands on cooking class through the SLV Cooking Matters program starting Tuesday, October 3rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • SBA rolls out new Lender Match tool

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the launch of Lender Match, the SBA’s online referral tool connecting small business borrowers with participating SBA lenders.

  • Celebrate Saguache

    SAGUACHE — Saguache County commissioners are hosting a 150th anniversary celebration of the county at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 501 Fourth Street, Saguache.

  • Mars Habitat Project site changed

    ALAMOSA – Due to the wind and rain forecast for the next two days, the Adams State University Mars Habitat Project will be on display inside the High Altitude Training Facility (the Bubble) located near Plachy Hall.

  • Nominations accepted for Shining Stars of VR awards  

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) are calling for nominations for the first-ever Shining Stars of VR awards.

  • Pop Up Exhibition opens in Alamosa

    ALAMOSA — Take a moment to come by and look at all the wonderful artworks in the Pop Up Exhibition titled “Threshold.”

  • Seniors encouraged to apply for Daniels Scholarship

    VALLEY —Motivated college-bound high school seniors are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

  • Alamosa to host free Citizens’ Academy

    ALAMOSA — Transit Alliance is taking its Citizens’ Academy to rural communities in 2017 in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

  • Application opens for Judicial Nominating Commission

    VALLEY – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on Judicial District Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.

  • Forest Service office in Creede will be open one day a week

    The Rio Grande National Forest’s office in Creede will be open one day a week starting the first week of October.

  • Governor candidate to be in Alamosa on Saturday

    Republican candidate for governor Doug Robinson will hold a meet and greet event with voters in Alamosa on Saturday, Sept. 30 to discuss with them his vision for Colorado.

  • Donations accepted for fire victim

    On September 18th Lorrayne Garcia and her family lost their home to a tragic fire.

  • Candidate Miller plans meet/greet

    Alamosa school board candidate Thom Miller MD will host a meet and greet at Milagros in downtown Alamosa on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3-5 p.m. for voters to ask questions and talk about issues that concern them.

  • First Southwest Bank earns Bank Enterprise Award

    ALAMOSA — First Southwest Bank is proud to announce the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI Fund) recently granted First Southwest Bank more than $227,000 in Bank Enterprise Awards (BEA), the maximum amount presented for this award.

  • Free park passes for fourth graders

    STATEWIDE – With the start of the new school year, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year.

  • Skiing passports offered

    WOLF CREEK — Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced that registration is open for the fifth and sixth Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card.

  • Alamosa Seniors: Seniors plan many fall events

    My favorite time of year! I love the colors and the cool (ok-today it was downright cold) morning air.

  • End of Life Options Act to be discussed

    ALAMOSA — Colorado citizens voted last November to approve the End of Life Options Act.

  • Auditions for Messiah soloists will be held Saturday, October 7

    ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus and the San Luis Valley Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on December 8, in Adams State University Richardson Hall.

  • Commodity distribution today in MV

    MONTE VISTA — The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on Sept. 27 at the Ski-Hi Arena starting at approximately 10 a.m. until they run out of food.

  • Food to be distributed on Thursday

    ALAMOSA — The next commodities distribution for Alamosa County will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. or as long as product is available at the Alamosa Food Bank Warehouse, 8735 Independence Drive, just north of the Department of Human Services.

  • PTO Adult Fun Run deadline today

    ALAMOSA—The Alamosa Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will once again sponsor the annual Fall Adult Fun Run/Walk on Wed., Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m. preceding the annual AES fun run.

  • County officials meet

    ALAMOSA — Alamosa County commissioners meet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 a.m. at 8900 Independence Way.

  • Funding available for projects addressing Colorado wildfire risk

    STATEWIDE – The smoke from summer wildfires has served as a reminder to Colora