SLV wins Starburst awards


VALLEY — The Colorado Lottery is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Starburst Awards, recognizing excellent use of lottery funds for the betterment of communities via public projects. Since 1992, the Starburst awards have highlighted creative work in Colorado that has a high economic and social impact from rural to urban and from plains to peaks.

The 2018 Award recipients include the City of Alamosa for its multi use pavilion and ice rink and the Western Rivers Conservancy’s San Luis Hill State Wildlife Area in Costilla County.

“This year’s award recipients represent a cross-section of exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities and open space protection for generations to come,” said Colin Waters, Community Relations Specialist with the Colorado Lottery. “Lottery players and all Coloradans should be proud that their support of Lottery games plays a major role in protecting the Colorado outdoor way of life.”

More than $18 million in lottery funds are represented in these 11 projects. Proceed amounts range from $150,000 to more than $4.8 million, and accounted for approximately 24 percent of all project costs. Starburst Awards will be presented to recipients throughout the summer.