• Judge Powell resigns

    A week after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) raised concerns regarding the practices of Monte Vista Municipal Judge Powell the city of Monte Vista received a resignation from Powell.

  • Monte Vista to host business institute

    Local businesses will have the opportunity to hone their skills during a business institute that will be hosted by the city of Monte Vista on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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New location, same great service

The Monte Vista Conquistadors extended their congratulations to 360 Insurance and Greenfields Financial Services Agent Shari Oliver last Friday. Oliver has relocated to her new building at 729 First Ave. and can still be reached at 852-8840 for all of auto, home, farm and ranch, commercial and life policies! Pictured is 360 manager Curt Rahm with Shari Oliver and Conquistadors Karleen Pepper and Charlotte Crites.

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Sargent Crowns Royalty

Photo by Aaron Parrill

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Billy Adams Award to be presented to Monte Vista native Camila Alire

The institution founded by Billy Adams in 1921 has produced graduates who share his dedication to higher education. Billy Adams’ founding spirit is demonstrated by alumni like Dr. Camila Alire, who has found ways to give back to her alma mater. In honor of her commitment and service, Alire will receive the university’s Billy Adams Award at the Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony during Homecoming, Oct. 20. For reservations and tickets, call the ASU Alumni Relations Office at 719-587-8110.

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ASU to host workshop, field day

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 Oct. 18 and 19.

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Kid’s Crane Festival coming to MVNWR

The 13th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m. before the fun begins for the entire family.

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  • Briefs

    SLVH seeks equipment donations

    Do you have wheelchair, walker or other medical equipment in good shape to donate? Please contact Helen Ross at 719-587-6341 or [email protected] to make a donation to help San Luis Valley Health provide these to patients who do not have the financial means to obtain these items. Thank you for helping patients in their time of need.

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    Outdoor and gun show Oct. 28-29

    The Monte Vista Rotary Club Outdoor and Gun Show will be held at Ski Hi Park on Oct. 28-29. Hours will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The daily entrance fee is $10 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Monte Vista Rotary Club to support local projects. For more information, see montevistarotary.wixsite.com/gunshow.

  • Briefs

    Sargent candidate forum Oct. 24

    A Sargent School Board Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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    Robotics open house set for Saturday

    The San Luis Valley 4-H Robotics program is currently recruiting adults ages 18 and up to serve as volunteer coaches.

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    Veteran’s group helping vets return to the land

    Veteran Fields held the first annual Harvest Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Adams State University’s Vista Restaurant in Rex Stadium.

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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veteran Supports Martinez

    After reading Saturday’s Valley Courier, Oct. 7 couldn’t help notice the article on the front page of the Courier, honoring Matthew Martinez as Adams State’s Exceptional New Alumnus, for all of his achievements. It was this article that prompted me to write this letter. Matthew has had my vote from the get go, not only is he the best man, he is the most qualified.

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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep up the good work, Angelo

    I am writing this letter concerning a young man by the name of Angelo Rodriguez. Angelo is a junior at Monte Vista High School. He earned the title of drum major as a freshman for the High School Band.

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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader supports Sigala for Council

    I am writing to endorse Victor Sigala for city council. Mr. Sigala has already proven himself as an asset to the community and will continue that legacy as a council member. Linda Archuleta, Monte Vista

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