• New solar project coming to Alamosa

    A new project is set to break ground this August in the San Luis Valley that is expected to provide power to 194 homes.

  • Rural Philanthropy Days outreach meetings set

    Please join the Community Resource Center and the Anschutz Family Foundation on for an outreach meeting to learn about the September 2019 San Luis Valley Rural Philanthropy Days conference, which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. There will be four meetings held in the San Luis Valley:

  • Toy gun confusion dominates CWC discussion

    his year’s Ski Hi Stampede went off with a hitch—for the most part. Monte Vista Police Chief John Rosecrans said during the early August “Coffee with a Cop” meeting at Java Dave’s that his officers broke up a few fights during the event’s late-night dances and made some drunk and disorderly arrests. But the most disturbing calls they received came from several Thursday evening Stampede-goers about kids atop a large metal storage container near the Ski Hi complex playing with guns.

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Conquistadors welcome Three Guys Pub

The Monte Vista Conquistadors welcomed Three Guys Pub to Monte Vista last week.

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Local 4-H Club organizes teddy bear drive

The Blue Spruce 4-H Club raised funds and purchased more than 130 teddy bears to donate to Rio Grande County and Valley first responders. The bears are intended to help provide comfort to kids experiencing traumatic events.

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Across the Street-What’s a teacher to do? No, really’

When I went off to college to learn to be a teacher, the responsibility of an elementary school teacher was mostly teaching “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic,” the 3Rs. Social studies, science and physical education rounded out the curriculum. Then

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HVCC teen program donates to veterans center

The High Valley Community Center (HVCC) teen program worked on a new project to close out the summer season.

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Renowned quilter to be featured at Milagros in August

Bea Mansanarez of Monte Vista will be the featured artist of the month for August at Milagros Coffee Shop. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy Bea’s quilts.

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