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Annual South Fork Fishing Derby returns on June 15

There is no better way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend in South Fork than to gather the family and head out to the South Fork Youth Fishing Clinic on Saturday, June 15.

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Stampede scholarship applications open

Applications are now open for the annual Ski-Hi Stampede Adams State University Foundation (ASUF) scholarship, with an application deadline of June 24.

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Gift of ART’ on display at Milagros Coffee House through June

SLV Painters present a “Gift of ART” show that will hang in Milagros Coffee in Alamosa through June.

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Polis visits with local EMS responders

On May 24, Governor Jared Polis visited with local first responders in recognition of their work, efforts, and contribution toward the SLV Youth Justice League project.

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Eleventh Annual ASU Student Scholar Days begins April 4

ALAMOSA – The eleventh annual Adams State University Student Scholar Days includes presentations from disciplines across campus.

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Furry Friends for March 21, 2018

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 Kiwanis supports early learning center with donation

At the March 14 Kiwanis meeting Mary Baumfalk, president, presented a $150 check to Marsha Mangan, Sargent Early Learning Center, for the outdoor play campaign.

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The Nature of Flow is next faculty lecture

Flow is a desirable state of concentrated focus, complete absorption, energy, and high performance.

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SLV Federal Bank promotes Kristy Miller

Kristy Miller of Monte Vista has been promoted to mortgage loan officer.

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ASU will celebrate Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta

Adams State University alumna Victoria Martinez will speak at a luncheon honoring Cesar Chavez at 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Student Union Building La Mesa Dining Hall.

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Termain to address Homelake Foundation annual meeting, dinner

MONTE VISTA – Colorado Division Director of Veterans Community Living Centers Lt. Col.-Retired Aaron Termain, retired from the United States Army after 29 years of service, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Homelake Historic Preservation and Restoration meeting, dinner and fundraiser on March 28 at Dos Rios Restaurant.

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ASU Art Dept. will dedicate Butters’ bike

ALAMOSA – Often described by friends as “larger than life,” the late Adams State University alumnus Joshua “Butters” Hendren, Class 2010, could often be seen riding his custom tall bicycle.

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Alamosa High School graduate is one of 2018 Top Litigators

If Kris Reed and his team didn’t win their patent case defending a public transit system, it would be little exaggeration to say that the city of Chicago might have come to a grinding halt.

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Moffat School concentrates on kindness, not walking out

MOFFAT — “As April quickly approaches, I could not be more proud of students and staff at the Moffat School,” said Principal Jillian Sciacca M. Ed.

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Alamosa mayor to advocate for kids in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Local advocates from Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Alamosa, Aurora and Centennial, including students from Metro State University and a local high school and Ty Coleman, mayor of Alamosa, will travel to Washington, D.C.

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Stubbs is Volunteer of the Year

Michelle Stubbs was presented with the San Luis Valley Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017.

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Kiwanis Club of Alamosa inducts newest member

ALAMOSA – The Alamosa Kiwanis Club welcomed Amy McKinley to the club on March 15.

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Rotary talk features ‘Mining for Gold at Summitville’

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Bill Ellithorpe will be the speaker on Monday, March 19 at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 6th Street.

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Eye on Extension: Eat at home

VALLEY — When it comes to cooking, more and more Americans are opting for convenience.

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Monte Vista schools serve locally grown potatoes

MONTE VISTA — The agriculturally rich San Luis Valley is famous for delicious potatoes and the abundance in which they are produced and distributed; however, local residents are not always sure if the potatoes on their plates were rooted in the Valley’s soil.

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Crane quilt winner announced

The Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Crane Quilt is Elfie Gallegos from Sanford.

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Dennis Lopez to give lecture

ALAMOSA — The Colorado Field Institute will host a winter lecture on geography and linguistics in the San Luis Valley by Dennis Lopez.

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Raya, Espinoza are Youth of the Year

ALAMOSA — On Saturday, February 17th, the Boys & Girls Club of the San Luis Valley proudly introduced the 2018 Youth of the Year Adrian Raya and Jr. Youth of the Year Juanita Espinoza.

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Turkey hunting seminar scheduled in Pagosa Springs

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two events for turkey hunters in April in the Pagosa Springs area – a mentored turkey hunt for youth and women hunters, and a seminar on the basics of turkey hunting.

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TSJC Educational Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary

The Trinidad State Junior College Educational Foundation has been in existence since 1968 with a focus on raising, accepting, and managing private gifts that benefit Trinidad State Junior College.

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Adams State summer courses help students finish early

ALAMOSA – In less than four years, Alex Lopez, John Owsley, and Brittany Wilson will graduate from Adams State University with little or no student loan debt.

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Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds return to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds are coming back to Alamosa!

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Adopt a new puppy!

MONTE VISTA — Conour Animal Shelter still has four of the 10 lab mix (best guess on breed) puppies left!

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Adams State will host reading by local authors

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University English Department will host “Writing West: An Evening of Readings and Conversation” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Nielsen Library Cooper Room.

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Marijuana Enforcement Division adopts a universal symbol

Effective immediately, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) and State Licensing Authority, Mike Hartman, adopted a single universal symbol for packaging, labeling and on-product marking of medical and retail marijuana, concentrate and product by removing the “M” from the existing medical symbol.

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Wolf Creek Ski Area proud to be solar powered

It’s a busy Spring Break week at Wolf Creek Ski Area. Eight chairlifts are busily spinning full of skiers from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado.

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Crestone Shumei gallery features Starseed

CRESTONE — Blue Starseed is Shumei’s featured artist for the month of April. An Art Symposium will be held on April 15th at 3 p.m.

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Alumnus assists at Top of the Nation Honor Band

Duane Zanotelli ’72 ’73 returned to his alma mater as a saxophone guest clinician for the Adams State Top of the Nation Honor Band.

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The next Adams State Faculty Lecture is set for March 14

ALAMOSA – Black or white, on or off, right or wrong, many of us have built our understanding of the world on the rigid acceptance of binary oppositions.

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Furry Friends for March 9, 2018

Valley Humane League has several dogs for adoption.

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Adams State Art Symposium final events scheduled

ALAMOSA – Closing night for La Monarca, an Adams State University Art Symposium, will include five short films spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal. The event is free and open to the public.

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Rodriguez is San Luis Valley Emergency Manager of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS — During the annual Colorado Emergency Management Conference held at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs February 27th through March 1st the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) recognized outstanding professionals in the Emergency Management field.

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Eye on Extension: Prevention is worth a pound of cure

VALLEY — Prevention is worth a pound of cure. That old adage is true in agriculture in general and livestock production for sure.

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SLV Painters ‘On the Wing’ now showing at Milagros

ALAMOSA — Colorful paintings that celebrate spring highlight “On the Wing”, a new show by the San Luis Valley Painters group displayed all month at Milagros Coffee House on the corner of State and Main streets in Alamosa.

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Alamosa Rotary features ‘compassion fatigue’ talk

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Juliette Watt will be the speaker on Monday March 12 at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 6th Street.

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Helpful spring car maintenance tips

VALLEY — Winter’s cold temperatures and icy conditions have been hard on your car, so it is likely showing some signs of wear and tear.

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Crane festival begins today in Monte Vista

It’s that time of year again when folks in the San Luis Valley celebrate the return of thousands of Sandhill Cranes with the Monte Vista Crane Festival, held every second weekend in March.

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Adams State play 'Dog Sees God' opens March 13

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre production “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” directed by senior theatre major Brandon Duran, opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, and will continue nightly through March 16, in the Xperimental Theatre.

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Art alumnus Tilahun recognizes Adams State for contributing to his success

ALAMOSA – Adams State University art alumnus Abel Tilahun, Class 2010, recently opened his one-person show, “Vital Signs,” at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and credited his art professors for his success.

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Sanford shares science fair winners

SANFORD — Congratulations to the following Sanford students who participated in the SLV Regional Science Fair 2018.

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Winds and percussion concert is set to take place March 8

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Winds and Percussion Ensemble will welcome Dr. Tracy Doyle, professor of music, who will solo during the performance.

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Furry Friends for March 7, 2018

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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Dr. Reginaldo Garcia retires

Dr. Reginaldo Garcia will be retiring as the San Luis Valley Program Director for the University of Colorado Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center.

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City Market donates to Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley

The Kroger Foundation gifted $1,000 to the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley, which was made possible through the Foundation’s “Zero Hunger, Zero Waste” social impact plan.

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Kiwanis Club assists Monte Vista School District with a donation

At the February 21, 2018 Kiwanis Meeting, Mary Baumfalk, President, presented a $500 check to Kevin Wright, Monte Vista School District Delta Center, for the purchase of two Chromebooks for the students.

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Adams State students involved in ongoing research

Dr. Kristy Duran’s student research projects never really end.

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Eye on Extension: Last Chance to Join 4-H for 2018

As spring approaches, so does our 4-H new member enrollment deadline! 4-H, the country’s largest youth development program, provides fun, educational opportunities for youth.

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2019 SdCNHA grant cycle now open

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is pleased to announce our 2019 grant application cycle is now open.

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Trooper Tips: Distracted driving

“After all of these years, I’m surprised, I’m still surprised.”

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Creede Arts Council invites ideas to refresh the Willow Creek Journal

The Creede Arts Council is looking for input from the community to improve the Willow Creek Journal (WCJ).

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Santa Fe artist will lead hands-on workshop at Adams State

An award-winning Chilean film and Arthur López, a distinguished santero artisan, will be featured during the fourth week of La Monarca, an Adams State University Art Symposium.

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Wildwood hosts guitarist Kapsalis

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents 10 Finger Style Tapping Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis on Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

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CPW's big game applications are now available

Applications are now open for limited 2018 big game, sheep and mountain goat hunting licenses.

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Furry Friends for March 1, 2018

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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Wildwood Sounds hosts blues singers March 10

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, featuring the blues, on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m.

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ASU HPPE Mental Training Lab open to community

The Adams State University Joe I. Vigil Center for Human Performance and Coach Education (CHPCE) is excited to announce that the CHPCE Mental Training Lab is now open to the community in addition to Adams State students and staff.

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Alamosa welcomes Birdie's Boutique

Birdie’s Boutique, a resale shop offering women’s clothing, accessories and more, has joined the Alamosa business community.

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Monte Vista Kiwanis Club hosts Crane Festival Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and beverages at the Annual Monte Vista Kiwanis Club Crane Festival Pancake Breakfast to be held on Saturday, March 10, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Ski-Hi Complex in Monte Vista.

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Visit San Luis Valley sites during crane festival

Leading up to the first day of spring, Sandhill Cranes flock by the thousands into Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

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Valley closer to permanent radar system

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley has been a bit of black hole when it comes to accurately forecasting weather and the storms that bring water.

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La Jara Elementary highlights local foods at lunch

LA JARA — “The only taste I have is that Valley taste” is the new slogan coined by three fourth-graders, Jarious Montoya, Adam Jacques and Kit White at their school’s first Farm to School event.

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hONEyhoUSe is back at Society Hall March 2

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present the powerhouse vocal group hONEyhoUSe in concert Friday March 2nd at 7 p.m.

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Beer Fest set in Crestone

CRESTONE — The Crestone Artisans Gallery is having a Beer Fest! With help of the wonderful Crestone Brewery, the Crestone Artisans Gallery is having a St. Patty’s Day celebration.

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Adelante seeks to strengthen SLV families through trainings

ALAMOSA — La Puente’s Adelante Supportive Services Housing program hosted the first “Strengthening Families: Protective Factors” training in the San Luis Valley.

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Duran, Martinez plan May wedding

ALAMOSA — Alberta and Eric Medina of Alamosa and Carlos Duran of Monte Vista announce the engagement of their daughter Danielle Leigh Duran of Alamosa to Nicholas John Martinez of Velarde, New Mexico, son of Benny and Angela Martinez of Velarde, New Mexico.

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Alamosa High School Forensics team earns awards

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa High School Forensics team attended the Colorado State Festival Tournament at the end of January and came home with plenty of awards to show for it, including a State Champion.

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Documentary film series will feature Mission of San Miguel

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley has been referred to as the cultural cradle of Colorado because of its roots in the establishment of Colorado and its long lasting traditions and values.

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Plane celebrates 90th year

The family of Harold William “Bill” Plane invites folks to celebrate his 90th birthday with them.

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Nuts and seeds for a healthy weight and a long life

VALLEY — Nuts and seeds are healthful, natural foods that are full of beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals.

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Firefighters respond to brush fire

Alamosa firefighters respond to a brush fire by the Rio Grande behind the Adams State University baseball fields early Sunday afternoon.

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Owsley celebrates 90th

ALAMOSA — The family of Marilyn Owsley invites friends to an open house celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday, March 3.

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Coleman inspires tourism conference attendees

The San Luis Valley Tourism Association held the annual tourism conference on Wednesday at Adams State.

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Emergency professionals sharpen their skills at TSJC EMS Symposium

ALAMOSA — It takes a certain skill set to quickly assess and address the injured at the scene of an accident or a medical emergency.

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Hatt & Glass to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Max Hatt & Edda Glass, featuring Cinematic Folk Jazz, on Friday, March 9th at 7 p.m.

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ASU Career Fair open to community

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Office of Civic Engagement and Career Services will host the seventh annual Career Fair from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Adams State Student Union Building Banquet Rooms.

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Nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner

VALLEY — Congratulations to 11 Valley nurses who were honored at the 14th SLV Nightingale Dinner on February 16 at Adams State University.

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Eye on Extension: Pay yourself first in 2018

VALLEY — A key principle to building wealth is saving money.

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Help kids by eating pancakes on National Pancake Day

ALAMOSA – National Pancake Day is Tuesday, February 27th from 6 a.m. -10 p.m.

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ASU art alumni express personal experiences through artwork

ALAMOSA – Two talented Art Department alumni, Matthew Capell ‘10 and Nora McBride ‘11 recently returned to Adams State University to exhibit their artistic talents in the Hatfield Gallery show, “Fractalrefinery Inspaceonline.”

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Missing Black Lab

ALAMOSA — Snoop, a 3-year-old black Labrador Retriever, has been missing since Feb. 21.

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ASU Counselor Education hosted SOAR symposium

ALAMOSA – Over 400 San Luis Valley educators, counselors, social workers and community members who work with students, clients, and families impacted by addictions, attended the Adams State University Counselor Education Department “Supporting Outcomes and Advocacy for Recovery (SOAR)” symposium on Feb. 21.

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San Luis Valley significance as a borderland is ASU Faculty Lecture

ALAMOSA – Colorado began at the crossroads of several nations, states, and empires.

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SteamPlant in Salida hosts an arts collaborative

SALIDA — New, inspired art in many forms has taken the stage at the SteamPlant for the month of February.

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Quilt funds scholarships

MONTE VISTA — Members of the Kiwanis Club of Monte Vista are again sponsoring their Annual Crane Quilt Raffle.

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La Monarca continues free events for public

ALAMOSA – The third week of La Monarca, an Adams State University Art Symposium, includes a Chilean film and a hands-on workshop on photograms. The following events are free and open to the public.

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Learning the music business hits a high note

ALAMOSA–Adams State University music business major Zachary Carpenter ’18 will graduate with experience in his field thanks to an internship with Heart Dance Recordings.

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A welcome sight

Snow capping the Sangre de Cristos is a welcome sight after a winter with well below average snowpack.

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ALA Booklist features local author Hatcher

VALLEY — Nationally acclaimed ALA Booklist has reviewed the work of local author, Bill Hatcher, who is a member of the Conejos Writers Circle.

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Club 95 announces semesterians

Wearing their new T-shirts that were given as rewards, members of Ortega Middle School’s Club 95 pose for a photo in the school’s auditorium.

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Alamosa Home opens new artwork, design collections

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Home is pleased to invite the public to an opening of new artwork and design, featuring works by Perla Kopeloff on Saturday, February 24th, from 4-6 p.m.

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Cat food, supplies donated

The San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society thanks the employees of San Luis Valley Health for donations of cat food and supplies.

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Cold frame workshop is Sunday

ALAMOSA — VEGI and the Alamosa Community Garden join together to offer a cold frame building workshop on Sunday, February 25, from 2-4 p.m. at Boyd Community Garden between 11th and 12th and State (just two blocks east of the Community Greenhouse) in Alamosa.

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Moffat School hosts ‘Harvest of the Month’ event

MOFFAT — The cafeteria in Moffat School was covered with farmer stories, a map showing the distance different foods traveled to reach the school and quinoa plants amidst balloons and streamers last Wednesday as surprised students filed in for lunch.

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Unique Antonito school brings dream to reality

Imagine a school that bases its curriculum on academics, arts, justice and the community — then visit the Antonito Home School Consortium.

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TU hosts program on bamboo rods

ALAMOSA — Please join SLV Chapter of Trout Unlimited for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 7 p.m. at the SLV Health, Education and Conference Center at 1921 Main Street in Alamosa.

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Your DNA’s ‘age’ depends on what you eat

VALLEY — Telomeres are the caps of DNA at the ends of our chromosomes that protect our genetic material and make it possible for our cells to divide.

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Rifters return to Society Hall

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 regional favorite the Rifters for a concert Saturday, February 24th at 7 p.m.

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‘Be the Art’ in Creede

Well known SLV resident Joe Montano is amazed at a painting that is almost more real than he is during the annual “Be the Art” event Friday in Creede during the town’s annual Cabin Fever Days.

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Adams State community engagement meeting set

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Office of Civic Engagement will host community organizations at an informational session to explore ways to partner and connect Adams State students with the San Luis Valley community.

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SLV Pizza cuts ribbon at new site

Alamosa Chamber of Commerce members welcome San Luis Valley Pizza Company at its new location at 1210 Eighth Street in Alamosa.

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Eye on Extension: Planning for the spring garden

VALLEY — With all the unseasonably warm weather we have had it is almost impossible to not be thinking about spring gardens.

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Mumper is merit finalist

Alamosa High School Senior Jackson Mumper has advanced as a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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SLV Health receives prestigious Summit Award

VALLEY — San Luis Valley Health received a Summit Award as the Hospital Provider of Choice; and also two Pinnacle Awards as the Hospital Provider of Choice and for Patti Thompson as the Inspiring Administrator at the 2018 HealthCare Service Excellence Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Celebrate Billy Adams' birth today

ALAMOSA — The man who gave Adams State University its start and his name was born February 16 in 1861.

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CASB visits DC

Alamosa School District Board of Education member Arlan Van Ry joined members of the Colorado Association of School Boards in DC to meet with state legislators.

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CASB visits DC

Alamosa School District Board of Education member Arlan Van Ry joined members of the Colorado Association of School Boards in DC to meet with state legislators.

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Planetarium shares schedule

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

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Furry Friends-February 16, 2018

Conour dogs available as of February 16, 2018

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Corcoran brings something different to the Shumei Gallery

CRESTONE — “The Jungle Sale” by local artist Terry Corcoran will occupy the Shumei gallery during the month of March.

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Apply now for Upward Bound

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Upward Bound program is currently accepting applications. Deadline to submit an application is February 16.

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Free weaving workshop included in art symposium

ALAMOSA – A hands-on workshop Natural Dyes and Rio Grande/Chimayo Style Weaving will be held during the second week of the La Monarca, Adams State University Art Symposium.

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Local youth organizes camp and community service project

LARKSPUR – Local 4-H member Kristine Hoffner, 17, of Center, organized the Youth Fest 4-H Camp, February 9-11, in Larkspur.

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Adams State will award first doctorate degrees in May

Richard Adlsey was the first to defend his doctoral dissertation at Adams State University.

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Wildwood hosts Charlie Milo Trio

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Charlie Milo Trio, featuring rock funk jazz blues, on Saturday, February 24th, at 7 p.m.

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Community shows their love for law enforcement

Red met blue this Valentine’s Day.

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Powder for Valentine's Day

Skiers flocked to Wolf Creek Ski Area in love with the fresh powder that fell Monday and Tuesday, February 12th and 13th.

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San Luis Valley Health presents Tim Gard events

ALAMOSA — The pressures, stress, and expectations we face day in and day out can take a toll on our resilience and drain our sense of resourcefulness.

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AHS harvests seed potato crop

Alamosa High School Greenhouse Management class recently harvested its annual certified seed potato crop

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Annual tourism conference set for February 21

ALAMOSA— The San Luis Valley Tourism Association will host the annual SLV Tourism Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Adams State University’s Student Union Building.

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Free tax preparation offered again at Trinidad State College

ALAMOSA — Trinidad State will again offer free tax preparation on the Valley Campus this tax season.

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Dr. Hart joins community band

Dr. Kerry Hart has assumed the conducting responsibilities for the San Luis Valley Community Band.

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SdCNHA awards scholarships to local students

VALLEY — The SdCNHA is proud to provide an annual scholarship to students who participated in the District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition.

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How fiber-rich foods protect against breast cancer

VALLEY — Breast cancer - two words that strike fear in every woman.

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Creede hosts annual ‘Creede Talks’

CREEDE — On the Sunday afternoon (February 18) of Creede’s “Cabin Fever Daze” the Creede Community Foundation will host a series of demonstrations, film and lectures from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre, with an optional $10 lunch catered by Arp’s Restaurant of Creede.

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Colorado Christian University brings jazz and symphonic bands to Alamosa

ALAMOSA — Music lovers have an opportunity to enjoy an evening of fine symphonic and jazz music on Wednesday, February 21st at 7 p.m.

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Sierra Grande Elementary shares science fair winners

BLANCA — Sierra Grande School held the local elementary science fair on Thursday, January 18th for fourth and fifth graders.

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Archaeologist to present winter lecture Feb. 21

ALAMOSA — The Colorado Field Institute will hosts a winter lecture on “What’s New with the Old?” Angie Krall will be sharing recent research that has occurred on the Rio Grande National Forest over the past five years.

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Donna K's Cat Tales: Cat food needed

As always, thanks to those who have helped us feed the cats and kitties.

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Eye on Extension: Horse project opportunities abound

VALLEY — For kids who love horses, 4-H offers a variety of fun opportunities to learn and grow.

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Dr. Knaus retires from SLV Health

ALAMOSA — Dr. Kendal Knaus is retiring from a remarkable career at San Luis Valley Health, Alamosa, after serving in the medical field for more than 40 years.

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Local students graduate from Adams State

ALAMOSA – At the Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony, Adams State University awarded undergraduate degrees to the following San Luis Valley students, who completed the necessary credit hours.

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La Monarca Art Symposium begins February 14

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Art Symposium kicks off with a screening of Don’t Call Me Son on February 14 and the first hands-on art workshop Storytelling in Contemporary Native American Ceramics on February 16.

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Yoder to perform at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — How often, in the history of the San Luis Valley, have you had the opportunity to hear a world-class hammered dulcimer player?

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A good place to gather

The Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference and Trade Fair in Monte Vista is a great place to gain new information.

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'Treasure and Terminating' continues through Feb. 10

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Theatre production Treasure and Terminating, two one-acts, directed by senior theatre majors Brittany Pollard and Michael Ricci, opened at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 and continue nightly through February 10, in the Xperimental Theatre.

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‘Be The Art’ opens in Creede Feb. 16

CREEDE — Austin’s HBMG Foundation presents Be The Art. For the first time an entire American town will be captured on canvas.

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Adams State University STEM Saturdays begin February 24

Adams State University continues to encourage young students to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs.

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Lipke in All-State Band

Alamosa Junior, Melody Lipke, was recently selected by audition to perform with the Colorado All-State Band on April 5-7.

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Kiwanis hosts superhero event

Kiwanis Club of Alamosa hosted a successful “Superhero Meet and Greet” and costume contest during Alamosa’s recent ice fest.

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SLV Federal Bank continues commitment to ASU students

The San Luis Valley Federal Bank awarded scholarships to 11 Adams State University students for the 2017/2018 academic year.

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Eye on Extension: Instead of spanking

VALLEY — Spanking continues to be an acceptable form of discipline because many parents believe spanking will stop misbehavior quickly, train children not to do things that are forbidden, and teach children to listen.

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Doping scandal presentation is Feb. 6

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Department of Human Performance and Physical Education is pleased to host The Russian Doping Scandal: An insider’s crusade for ethics in international sport, with special guests Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov, at 6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 6, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Kiwanis awards scholarships

ALAMOSA — Kiwanis Club of Alamosa would like to congratulate the two recipients of the Robert Foote and Frank Moore Memorial Scholarships! Jisella Cortez Ruiz and Colten Smith are both deserving, hard-working college students, and the club wishes them the best in their academic journeys!

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Local youth perform in honor band

On January 19 & 20, band students from seven middle schools gathered to rehearse and perform as members of the San Luis Valley Music Educators’ Middle School Honor Band.

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‘Rough and Tumble’ to play in Del Norte

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Rough and Tumble, featuring folk Americana music, on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

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Rescued dog needs home

"Sammi" needs a new home.

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The 2018 District History Fair winners announced

ALAMOSA – Middle and high school students competed in the annual District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition, on Saturday, January 27.

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4-H chapter visits capitol

House District 62 Representative Donald Valdez welcomes the Southern Colorado chapter of 4-H to the legislature in Denver on January 30.

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Budding scientist ups the game at Trinidad State robotics program

Before he ever graduated high school, Hayden Alworth, was making his mark on the Trinidad State robotics’ program.

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Moose returns after successful kickoff

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

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Wildwood Sounds welcomes 'Roosevelt Dime'

Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Roosevelt Dime, featuring Rock Pop R&B Blues Bluegrass, on Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m.

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AES shines at Colorado Elementary All-State Choir

ALAMOSA — On Saturday, January 27, six students from Alamosa Elementary School, under the direction of music teacher Ryan Sederquist, participated in the Colorado Elementary All-State Choir (CEASC).

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Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin Feb. 13

ALAMOSA – The Valley Community Chorus is pleased to announce the spring 2018 program will feature choral music from the African-American Experience.

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Conejos County Rotary Club recognizes Davidson

LA JARA- On January 25 Conejos County Rotary Club members awarded and recognized Richard “Dick” Davidson for the 30 years of service to the club.

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Please help find missing dog

Isis, a 3-year-old short haired Collie mix, has been missing since October.

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Women’s march draws 350

Women’s marches were celebrated across the nation this past weekend, including one in Alamosa last Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Living Legends to perform at Adams State

ALAMOSA — On Tuesday night, Brigham Young University’s Living Legends celebrate the Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian cultures in their show “Seasons” with a performance of culturally inspired dance, music, and costumes.

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Eye on Extension: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

VALLEY — Yes, it is alarming; the Equifax data breach may have exposed more than half the adults in this country to identity theft and financial fraud.

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San Luis Valley places well in ag photo contest

VALLEY – Across the seasons and across the state, Colorado provides picturesque agricultural landscapes for photographers.

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Veterans thank Senator Tipton's office

Richard Nagley, right, Veteran Coalition of the San Luis Valley, presents a letter of appreciation from the coalition to Brenda Felmlee for her support from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s office.

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County honors Employees of the Quarter

The employees were voted to be honored by their coworkers for the first Employee of the Quarter awards at Wednesday's county commissioners meeting.

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Waverly Road performing free at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa is pleased to host Waverly Road, a stellar group of local musicians on Friday, February 2nd.

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Lunar eclipse is set to take place January 31

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium Director Dr. Robert Astalos, professor of physics, encourages the campus and community to view the full lunar eclipse on January 31.

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Adams State Chamber Choir will perform at Broadmoor

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Chamber Choir will perform at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference in Colorado Springs on January 25, at the Broadmoor.

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ASU nursing graduates pass rate on NCLEX increases

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Nursing Department continues to achieve goals and graduate well-prepared nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Toastmasters hosts demonstration meeting

ALAMOSA — Alamosa Toastmasters is offering a free demonstration meeting of the wonderful benefits of Toastmasters on Monday, January 29, at noon at The Bridge at Alamosa on 3407 Carroll St.

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Gonzales on Dean’s List

FORT COLLINS — Brandon Travis Gonzales was named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s Academic List in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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Furry Friends from January 25, 2018

Furry Friends from January 25, 2018

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The District History Fair is Jan. 27

ALAMOSA - The Adams State University Department of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish will host the District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition, on Saturday, January 27.

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Adams State chapter of American Chemical Society wins an award

ALAMOSA — The Adams State student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received an Honorable Mention award for its activities during the 2016-17 academic year.

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Trout Unlimited to hear about Alaskan trip

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

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Creede students get the opportunity to taste local foods

CREEDE - Students of Creede School were greeted by giant, walking vegetables last Tuesday as they entered the cafeteria for a special lunch.

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Colorado’s county clerks face unique challenges this year

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado’s county clerks are bracing for major changes this year, from mailing primary ballots to unaffiliated voters for the first time ever to revamping the Motor Vehicle operations their offices handle.

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Alamosa Elementary dedicates wishtree

A wishtree was dedicated on January 15th in Carroll Park in Alamosa.

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Antonito Train Depot undergoes restoration

ANTONITO — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, Colorado Preservation Inc., The History Colorado State Historical Fund, and the Town of Antonito are pleased to announce that Phase I of the exterior restoration is complete.

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Museum hosts Master Santero Geronimo Olivas

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Museum presents Master Santero Geronimo Olivas in a special program from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at 401 Hunt Ave., Alamosa.

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Please help find lost dog

Please help return this wolf mix.

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ASU history professor featured in Colorado Experience documentary

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Luther Bean Museum assisted the Colorado Experience documentary series with the episode “Settling the Sand Dunes.”

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Adams State hosts San Luis Valley teachers for professional development

Seventy-five teachers from across the San Luis Valley participated in a Professional Learning Community workshop held January 19 at Adams State University.

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Eye on Extension: Winter watering of lawns and trees is needed

VALLEY — This winter we have seen extremes in dry air, low snowfall, little soil moisture and fluctuating temperatures.

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Apply for ASU robotics apprenticeship

ALAMOSA — For the third year, Adams State University will offer the summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, funded by a grant from the Army Research Office.

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Adams State HPPE can help reach your 2018 fitness goals

ALAMOSA – Let 2018 be the year you reach your fitness goals. The Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education (HPPE) Department continues to offer the community a variety of affordable fitness tests.

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Red River Songwriters back at Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Some of the most talked about shows at Alamosa’s Society Hall venue in the last couple of years have been an amazing gathering of several of the most popular and up-and-coming Texas songwriters working today, called the Traveling Red River Songwriters Festival.

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Catch the “Crane Craze”—It’s profitable for everyone

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and Monte Vista Crane Festival Committee are encouraging businesses to do something special to ramp up excitement for bird-lovers visiting the Valley this March---and bring in more profits.

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Wayside Stage Stop now historic

The Alamosa city council on Wednesday added the Wayside Stage Stop to the Alamosa Register of Historic Places.

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La Puente holds Winter Vigil

AmeriCorps volunteer Kelsey Huber, left, lights international volunteer Verena Keul's candle at La Puente's annual Winter Vigil on Wednesday.

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National Popcorn Day is Friday

National Popcorn Day, a day to honor one of America’s oldest and most beloved snacks, is January 19.

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Colorado Field Institute hosts a winter lecture on SLV plants

ALAMOSA — Because of its unique geography, the San Luis Valley (SLV) hosts a variety of vegetation types, ranging from dry grasslands to alpine tundra.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife observes International Snowmobile Safety

STATEWIDE — January 20-28 is International Snowmobile Safety Week and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds snowmobilers to think safety first when riding the trails this winter.

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Local author to speak in Denver

DENVER — Local author Sandra Wagner will be speaking on January 22 at History Colorado, located at 1200 Broadway, Denver, as part of their Colorful Colorado lecture series.

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Boom Days art exhibit opening reception is set for January 25

ALAMOSA – Adams State University Art Professor and Art Department Chair Claire van der Plas will exhibit her paintings, Boom Days, from January 22 through February 22, in the Cloyde Snook Gallery.

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Join in winter vigil tonight at La Puente

Today we will come together as a community to honor and celebrate the lives of those we have lost within the last year.

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Furry Friends for Jan. 16

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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Krivchenia brings classical piano event to Shumei, Crestone

Sunday February 18th at 2 p.m. join Shumei in Crestone for an afternoon of classical music with Grisha Krivchenia.

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Adams State students provide free tax preparation assistance

For the ninth year, the Adams State University School of Business is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to help hard-working families become more financially secure by providing free tax preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program.

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Community seed exchange is Jan. 27

Share locally grown, non-hybrid seed with your community at the Community Seed Exchange from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Adams State University Nielsen Library.

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SDCNHA director earns master degree from Arizona State

Tori Martinez, executive director for the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in sociology, on December 12, 2017.

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Dull Blades sharp in pond hockey

For the third year running, the Dull Blades won Level 1 of the Creede Pond Hockey tournament this weekend.

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Eye on Extension: Archery puts kids on target for success

VALLEY — A young person straddles the shooting line, nocks an arrow with care, and adjusts their grip on the bow and bowstring.

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Cancer Care: Hope in the San Luis Valley

ALAMOSA — Cancer. No one wants that as a diagnosis. However, with early detection and improvements in treatment, people with cancer are living longer and with a better quality of life.

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Centauri seventh grader is Miss Colorado Jr. High School America

VALLEY — On Sunday January 7th, Amaya Garcia-White Buffalo was crowned Miss Colorado Jr. High School America 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree.

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Tu Casa, Inc. sets Winter Gala

ALAMOSA —Tu Casa Inc. is starting off 2018 by hosting a Winter Gala with a very important theme. The gala will help community members understand What is Love?

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Welcome powder

Wolf Creek Ski Area finally received a long awaited 11 inches of snow improving conditions tremendously on Wednesday.

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High school equivalency classes at TSJC are alive and well

ALAMOSA — The loss of grant funding for Trinidad State’s Valley Campus adult education program last spring seemed dire, but after a commitment of college resources and a whole lot of hard work, the program has bounced back with new energy and focus.

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Reinke honors Central Pump with Diamond Pride Award

CENTER – Reinke has recognized Central Pump, LLC in Center with a Diamond Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company’s marketing year success.

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Vasquez earns Eagle Scout rank

Shawn Vasquez of Boy Scout Troop 274 recently achieved the honorable rank of Eagle Scout.

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Still time to register for ASU listening classes

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

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Anti-bullying speaker takes positive approach

ALAMOSA – Josh Drean, recognized as one of the most entertaining and prolific youth speakers in the nation, is kicking off his “Defeat Bullying Positively” tour with a fresh perspective on how to eliminate bullying in schools.

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Boots on the Ground awards presented to Valley partners

VALLEY — The San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group (SLV Joint IOG) is pleased to honor two 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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Society Hall hosts Valley favorite Indian Nickel in concert

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, the performance space, concert hall and community gathering place at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa, is proud to feature one of the San Luis Valley’s most beloved and longest-running bands, Indian Nickel, in concert Saturday, January 13th at 7 p.m.

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Wildwood hosts The SLV Jazz Club

DEL NORTE — The SLV Jazz Club, formerly known as Bebop Anonymous, will perform an intimate concert at Wildwood Sounds on Friday, January 19th.

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New saloon opens in SF

SOUTH FORK— Dave Bates and his wife have spent the last year and a half working to bring a new business to the South Fork area.

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RG County recognizes 100 years of service

DEL NORTE— The Rio Grande County Commissioners paused during their meeting on Dec. 27 to recognize several employees for an accumulated 100 years of service.

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Crowther will present annual lecture recognizing MLK Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Adams State University Professor of History Dr. Ed Crowther will present “Fifty Years Since King” beginning at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Porter Hall 130.

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Eye on Extension: Start out the new year with health in mind

VALLEY — Six is the number of pounds the average American gains between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

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ASU graduate exhibits in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Adams State University graduate Abel Tilahun is displaying his artistic work “Vital Signs” in a solo exhibition from January 27 through March 11, with a gallery talk from 5-6 p.m. and opening reception from 6-9 p.m. on January 27 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C.

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Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser features 1979 Cadillac Coupe

ALAMOSA — Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley, in partnership with Ray & Colette Skeff, are offering a Skeff Classic, 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, to the highest bidder.

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Trooper Tips: Move over, it's the law … still

I know my readers would never intentionally break the law, or endanger anyone’s life. So this time I wanted to talk to you about the move over law.

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Democrats at the Theater! is planned Saturday

MONTE VISTA — The Rio Grande County Democratic Party will host Democrats at the Theater! on Saturday, Jan. 6 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Vali 3 Theater in Monte Vista.

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'Pawsitive' readers wanted

ALAMOSA — For children learning how to read, the Alamosa Public Library will again offer a “pawsitive” reading experience with a furry friend - a dog called Moose. Moose, a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners, will be a kind and patient listener on five special, upcoming dates.

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Colorado Parks & Wildlife shares ice safety tips

STATEWIDE — Winter has finally arrived across Colorado bringing freezing temperatures and snow to the state.

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Potatoes USA shares tasty recipes for everyone

VALLEY — Enjoy some potato recipes, courtesy of Potatoes USA. See PotatoGoodness.com.

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Exercising literacy

While kids are still out of school and the days are unseasonably warm, take a stroll around the Alamosa City Hall, 300 Hunt Avenue, to read the latest book featured in the StoryWalk, sponsored by the Alamosa Literacy Council with support from many community organizations and businesses.

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CPAC donates to food bank

Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) presented a donation for $4,500 to the Monte Vista Emergency Food Bank on Friday, Dec. 15.

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Wreaths help remember fallen at Homelake

MONTE VISTA— The annual Wreaths Across America event was held on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Homelake Veterans Cemetery.

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Local businesses help keep folks warm this winter

ALAMOSA — Century Property Management and their generous vendors undertook a different project this holiday.

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Results shared of 60th Monte Vista NWR Christmas Bird Count

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge held their annual Christmas Bird Count on December 16 in the San Luis Valley.

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Students create interactive robotic display in Porter Hall

Sliding back the glass from the Porter Hall display case, Jennifer Weeks, instructs the humanoid robot to dance.

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Gabrielle Louise and Friends return to Society Hall

ALAMOSA — Society Hall at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa is proud to welcome back to Alamosa Gabrielle Louise on Friday, December 29th.

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‘Hogwarts’ theme takes top window honors for Spencer’s

ALAMOSA– In spite of only three entries this year, judges had their work cut out for them determining the winner of the fourth annual train-themed window decorating contest here this year.

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Eye on Extension: Youth volunteerism might surprise you

VALLEY — While negative stereotypes abound on the outlooks, lifestyles, and attitudes of young people today, most youth in the country are actually healthy, happy and productive members of society.

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Dell’s 12th year of Christmas giving

ALAMOSA — More than 100 kids in need had presents under their tree this year thanks to the efforts of some very giving clients, friends, community members, and all the employees of Dell’s Insurance Agency, Inc. in Alamosa.

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La Puente spreads spirit of Christmas

ALAMOSA — At La Puente they believe as President Coolidge “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.

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San Luis celebrates old fashioned Hispanic Christmas

VALLEY — Mis Oremos and Mis Crismas are holiday traditions that are unique to the villages of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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Alamosa Public Library hosts Christmas family night

Although Nayalise Meek, 3, is still not sure about Santa, as long as mom Starla Meek is close, she is willing to get a little closer during the family night on Wednesday.

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Community Museums launch new podcast

The Community Museums of History Colorado have launched a new podcast, COauthored, to bring the museums’ oral history collections to a wider audience.

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King, Abeyta earn emergency awards

On November 4th, the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado (EMSAC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) hosted their 2017 Colorado EMS Awards Ceremony in Keystone.

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MVNHS brightens Christmas

The Monte Vista High School chapter of the National Honor Society made Christmas a little better for seven special elementary students.

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Businesses support Amarah’s toy drive

Local businesses helped provide toys for Amarah's annual toy drive for Kids Like Me.

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Arellano to perform at Wildwood

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Chris Arellano, featuring Nuevo Americana Trio music, on Saturday, January 6th, at 7 p.m.

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Colorado Grand makes donations to SLV organizations

VALLEY — This week, the Colorado Grand partnered with the Colorado State Patrol to issue checks to three San Luis Valley organizations.

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Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike

STATEWIDE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to welcome in the new year by once again participating in First Day Hikes.

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Cattlemen’s dinner is January 6

ALAMOSA — It’s time again for the SLV Cattlemen’s Annual Business Meeting and Dinner.

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Olympic fever sweeps Colorado Ski Country

WOLF CREEK – Come February, all eyes will be on the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Veterans memorial taking shape

CONEJOS — The artistry of Pete Perea will soon grace Veterans Boulevard with unique flagpoles.

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GEAR UP students provide gifts for kids

GEAR UP students of Alamosa and Centauri spent two weeks collecting 300 gifts for children connected to the Department of Human Services.

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‘Snow: II Falling’ premiers at Concert of Carols this weekend

VALLEY — Australian composer Felicity Wilcox’s “Snow: II Falling” will receive its American Premier at the three Concert of Carols performances this weekend.

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Crestone artists present exhibit

CRESTONE — “SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS, perspectives from Crestone” is a project CrestoneArtists group has organized as a way to express and share the unique relationship between art & spirituality in the community.

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Antonito welcomes the Clauses

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were a big hit at the Antonito Water Park on Sunday.

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Dale Adamson earns Milken Educator Award

ALAMOSA – It didn’t take long for Adams State University alumnus Dale Adamson to gain recognition in his chosen career. Friday morning, during a surprise student assembly at Howard D. McMillan Middle School, in Miami Florida, Adamson received a Milken Educator Award.

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Adams State University commencement spotlights first generation graduates

ALAMOSA — Like 43 percent of the graduates at Adams State University’s fall commencement ceremony, both of the day’s speakers were the first in their families to attend college.

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Valverde named Adams State Inclusive Excellence Liaison

ALAMOSA — Dr. Matthew Valverde was recently named Inclusive Excellence Liaison for Adams State University. In this role, he will lead new and continuing programs that build on current initiatives of the ASU Community of Inclusion, Equity, Leadership, and Opportunity (CIELO).

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Cherubs, one and all

A standing room only crowd experienced the annual Christmas program Monday night at Alamosa’s Trinity Lutheran School.

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Kids shop with cops

Skylar Berry, 6, scans the shelves for a video game for his brother with Alamosa Police Officer William Squires during Shop With a Cop at Wal-Mart on Dec. 16.

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Working Together Program assists Valley parents in need

ALAMOSA — San Luis Valley nonprofit organizations, businesses and education providers, along with the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, have joined forces in the “Working Together Program” to improve the lives of qualifying legal residents in Alamosa, Costilla and Saguache counties. Trinidad State helps with the education piece of the partnership by overseeing GED or Job Certificate needs.

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Traditional Hispanic recipes shared for Christmas

Making tamales is an annual tradition and typically a big family endeavor throughout the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.

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Eric Carpio named to Latino Leadership Institute Fellowship

PUEBLO – The Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver has named History Colorado Community Museums Philanthropy Officer Eric Carpio to its Winter 2018 Fellowship.

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Hispanic cultural traditions shared for Christmas

The tradition of luminarias in the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area dates back more than 300 years. The tradition began when the Spanish villages along the Rio Grande displayed unique and easy to make Christmas lanterns, called luminarias, to guide the spirit of Christ along their paths.

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NC teacher pursues ASU master’s degree through distance learning

ALAMOSA – Being a single mother of three and teaching full-time doesn’t stop Covey Denton from setting a high bar.

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Les Amis to perform in Crestone at Shumei January 28

CRESTONE — Join Shumei at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 28th at Shumei International Institute for an afternoon of amazing music.

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Eye on Extension: Take the stress out of the holidays

VALLEY — Are the holidays a stressful time? Do you feel overextended? Too much to do?

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A look at San Luis Valley Reservoirs: Part 1

VALLEY — Reservoirs are a part of the very fabric of the San Luis Valley.

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Christmas dinner to honor Lucero

ALAMOSA — One of Pat Lucero’s Christmas dinner wishes was for a larger place to hold the annual free community dinner.

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Taylor Trujillo to give message on behalf of ASU Class of 2017

ALAMOSA — The Message from the Class of 2017 will be given at Adams State University’s fall commencement ceremony by Taylor Trujillo, of Del Norte.

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Make home entertaining a piece of (lingonberry) cake

(NAPS)—Whether you’re entertaining family, brunching with friends or eating at your desk, few things can brighten your day quite so delightfully as a coffee break.

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Furry Friends from December 15, 2017

Furry Friends from December 15, 2017

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La Puente needs volunteers to spread Christmas cheer

ALAMOSA — La Puente believes that every person should not only be warm during this cold season, but should also get to experience the magic that makes Christmas such a special time of the year.

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Wisener students perform at recital

The students of Samantha Wisener performed their winter piano recital at ASU on Dec. 12th.

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Secretary of State Williams visits the Valley

VALLEY — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams admired the scenery and marveled at the warm weather during his visits with five county clerks, including Costilla and Conejos and to see how the southern Colorado officials fared in the Nov. 7 election.

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See the Sugar Plum Fairy dance tonight in ‘The Nutcracker’

ALAMOSA — Get your ears and eyes ready to enjoy a winter wonderland with Mountain Valley Dance Studios.

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Celebrate the holiday season with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

STATEWIDE — It’s the season to celebrate the chill in the air, the snow in the mountains, the crackle of a roaring fire and time spent with friends and family.

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Antonito senior pool players rule

The Antonito Pool Team defeats the Alamosa Pool Team on Thursday, December 7 at Antonito with a score of 19 games to 8 games.

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Winter lecture features Jicarilla Apache expert

ALAMOSA — The Colorado Field Institute will host a winter lecture on the Jicarilla Apache historical connection to southern Colorado on Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Porter Hall Room 130, Adams State University, Alamosa.

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CPW sponsors family activities at Sportsmen’s Expo

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is coordinating the Youth Fair at the International Sportsmen’s Expo, where more than 500 companies pack three giant halls with fishing and hunting products, expert presentations, and a variety of informational booths.

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SdC National Heritage Area hosts workshop

ALAMOSA — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is embarking on an educational journey through the history of the San Luis Valley with local educators.

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St. Nick at the Bricks continues to grow in fourth year

The Alamosa Alumni Association, in conjunction with Ef’s Restaurant, the 5 Star Riders Club, Maroon Pride and AHS Student Council hosted the Fourth Annual St. Nick at the Bricks Tuesday evening at Alamosa High School.

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Annual Concert of Carols to feature four performances

VALLEY — Mt. Blanca Fine Arts Association will be presenting four Concert of Carols performances this year.

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Volunteers build bat boxes

ALAMOSA — A generous donation from La Jara Trading Company provided funding for two bat boxes to be installed at the Rio Grande Farm Park early next year.

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Mariachi San Luis plans reunion

VALLEY — All former and current Mariachi San Luis members are invited to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary in 2018.

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DN class offers Christmas gift ideas

DEL NORTE — The Del Norte High School manufacturing class offers beautiful hand crafted gifts for the holidays.

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Get your last minute gifts by local artists available December 16

ALAMOSA – Need that last minute gift to give your favorite uncle, cousin, sister, friend or sweetheart and want to make it special?

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Valley residents support Make A Difference Day

VALLEY — The October 28 Make A Difference Day event was a success thanks to San Luis Valley residents, business and community support.

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Winter encampment set at Fort Garland Museum

FORT GARLAND — On Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the “citizen soldiers of Dodd’s Independent Company” will be at Fort Garland Museum for a winter encampment.

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San Luis Valley conservation poster winners announced

VALLEY — The Rio Grande Watershed Association of Conservation Districts (RGWACD) was pleased to recognize the top five poster winners in the annual conservation poster contest at the recent quarterly meeting on December 5th.

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Wilbur-Ellis supports annual Christmas dinner

For several years now, Wilbur-Ellis has been donating $1,000 to the Free Community Christmas Dinners annual event.

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‘Grounds for celebration,’ coffee house celebrates 20th

ALAMOSA - You could say this day has been “brewing” for the last 20 years.

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Cancer center update Monday

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Kelly Gurule of the SLV Health Foundation will be the speaker on Monday December 11 at noon at Jaunito’s Restaurant, 1019 Sixth Street.

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Eye On Extension: Cold weather can change animal care strategies

VALLEY — Cold weather finally moved into the San Luis Valley. We had a long, warm, dry fall.

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Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter on December 9, 2017

Dogs available at Conour Animal Shelter on December 9, 2017

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AE hosts Living Museum

Alamosa Elementary fifth graders took part in the annual Living Museum on Thursday.

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Monte Vista Coop, Land O’Lakes assist La Puente

As part of their commitment to rural communities where Land O’Lakes, Inc. members, employees and facilities are located, Land O’Lakes Foundation is pleased to match donations with the Monte Vista Coop which helps enhance the quality of life in rural communities.

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Tickets still available for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

ALAMOSA — From the moment the curtain rises, the magic of live theatre begins. A breathtakingly beautiful set, incredible acrobatics, and hilarious scenes make the Adams State University Theatre production, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a show to behold.

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Regional High School Exhibition awards Adams State scholarships

ALAMOSA –The Adams State University Art Department Hatfield Gallery Juried Regional High School Exhibition includes Adams State scholarships for awards given to the top three artworks.

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Support ‘Christmas at the Museum’

DEL NORTE — “Christmas at the Museum” this year is focused on the Gift Shoppe and Snow People as fundraising for the Rio Grande County Museum, Inc. 501 (c) 3 Corporation that helps to fund many of the activities, events and supplies and equipment used in the museum.

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Helpful fire prevention tips shared

VALLEY — DIY Network host and fire building expert for Pine Mountain, Jason Cameron, can speak to a number of tips on fireproofing your home for the holidays including:

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Adams State agribusiness students attend Farm Bureau meeting

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter traveled to the annual state meeting in Denver from November 17 through November 20 and competed in the CFB Collegiate Discussion Meet.

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The National Forest Service hosts virtual job fairs by phone

STATEWIDE– The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service will host two virtual job fairs by phone for job seekers interested in working for the U.S. Forest Service next summer.

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Fourth Annual St. Nick at the Bricks Dec. 12

ALAMOSA— The Alamosa Alumni Association along with Alamosa Maroon Pride, AHS Student Council, Ef’s Restaurant and the 5 Star Riders Car Club will be hosting the fourth annual St. Nick at the Bricks for the Alamosa and surrounding communities on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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Find 'A Whole New World' at Ortega Middle School

Tonight the public is invited for a performance of "Aladdin Jr." at Ortega Middle School.

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Santa helps spread the joy

FT. GARLAND --The Fort Garland Revitalization Committee (FGRC) would like to extend its thanks to all who assisted in organizing the event providing books, pizza, fire hats and stuffed stockings to more than 100 local youth!

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Local groups provide dictionaries

LA JARA — On November 16 the Conejos County Rotary Club and Costilla County Economic Development Corporation delivered dictionaries to third grade students in Conejos and Costilla counties.

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Sargent Junior High Career Exploration Program approved

Sargent Teacher James Holmes is guiding explorations in STEM areas with junior high students.

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Adams State agribusiness students compete in case study competition

ALAMOSA – Adams State University agricultural business students Miranda Sandoval ’18 and Pauline Luhman ’19 competed in the Daniels’ Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) case study competition at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on November 2.

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True hunger vs. toxic hunger

VALLEY — What are the physical sensations you associate with hunger? For most people these sensations include stomach grumbling, headaches, light-headedness, shakiness, irritability, fatigue, and inability to focus.

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Susan Gibson returns to Society Hall

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 Susan Gibson, a true troubadour and voice of the “Wide Open Spaces” and the hearts and lives that inhabit them, for a concert Sunday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

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Sugar, spice and gingerbread

Alitza Garcia, 5, decorates a gingerbread man at the Boys and Girls Club Gingerbread Festival on Dec. 2.

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New group is 'rockin' out in the San Luis Valley

ALAMOSA — A simple hunt that brings joy to many of all ages is a new trend in the San Luis Valley — people are painting and hiding rocks for people to find and enjoy.

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Trooper Tips: Snow tires

When the weather starts to turn a little colder and the mountains are getting their first snowfall, it’s time again to talk about winter driving.

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Cloverbuds program helps introduce youth to 4-H

VALLEY — Every year, we have parents who wonder why their young children can’t participate in the 4-H club program.

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Wildwood hosts Del Norte’s own Sarah Off December 15

DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Sarah Off, featuring violin music, on Friday, December 15th, at 7 p.m

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San Luis Valley donors benefit from state tax credit

ALAMOSA – During the year-end giving season, donors have the opportunity to realize a 25 percent state income tax credit by giving to a community organization certified through the San Luis Valley Enterprise Zone Contribution Tax Credit program.

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Sargent honors students

November Elementary Students of the Month at Sargent

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Adams State students attend annual HACU Conference in California

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (CASA) Center recently sent five students and two staff members to the annual Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Conference. HACU’s Annual Conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

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Two performances of Handel’s Messiah are scheduled

ALAMOSA – The SLV Symphony Orchestra and the Valley Community Chorus will present the Christmas Movement of Handel’s “Messiah,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in Adams State University Richardson Hall Auditorium.

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Adams State Art Department opening reception is today

The Adams State University Cloyde Snook Gallery will host an opening reception for Duck, an art student exhibit, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Art Building.

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Alamosa FFA hosts Creed Speaking Contest

ALAMOSA — On November 16 the Alamosa FFA Chapter hosted their first Leadership Development Event of the year with the Creed Speaking Contest at the Ortega Middle School Auditorium.

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Furry Friends from November 30, 2017

Valley Humane League has several dogs for adoption.

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Thrift store fashion show benefits SLV food bank

The lights went down and the music went up on Saturday, Nov. 11, as the Rainbow’s End thrift store held its 4th Annual Fashion Show at Adam State University’s Carson Auditorium in Alamosa.

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Valley-Wide welcomes new dental hygienist

ALAMOSA — Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that dental hygienist Danielle Abel, RDH, has joined the VWHS dental practice.

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Ellis Paul returns to Alamosa to play Society Hall December 3

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 Ellis Paul, one of the best known and highly honored contemporary folk singer-songwriters in the country for a concert Sunday, December 3rd at 7 p.m.

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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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Homelake Foundation launches fund drive for future museum

ALAMOSA – The Homelake Historic Preservation and Restoration Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to tackle Phase 4 to renovate the old administration building into the center’s museum.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Veterans Day celebrated

Scenes from Alamosa's Veterans Day parade

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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‘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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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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Furry Friends for Oct. 30

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

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rock Creek colors

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slurping 'stone soup'

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy birthday 'Reedo'

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

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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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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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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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Harvest exhibit opens

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

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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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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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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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'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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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Artists open studios to public

Artists open their studios during the Rio Costilla Studio Tour.

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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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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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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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New staff joins North Conejos

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

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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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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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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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Bear's eye view

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Youth excel in Market Beef Show

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

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Possible funnel clouds spotted

A possible tornado was visible near Hooper Thursday afternoon.

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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Rumsey wins state pageant

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nashes celebrate 50th anniversary

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vintage Wines aids CRP

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Memorial Day in Creede

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help find missing pup!

This sweet puppy has gone missing .

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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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Shelter dogs available

Conour Shelter shares available dogs.

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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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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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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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Scotland in Del Norte

Del Norte High School staff members celebrated Tartan Day

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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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Good Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe observes Good Friday.

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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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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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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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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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VHL hosts adoption day

The Valley Humane League is having a dog adoption day .

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Change@ 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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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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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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'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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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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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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'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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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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