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  • There’s life in that leaf litter

    Every fall, after the leaves, twigs and other natural debris fall to the ground, a rich community of animals springs to life—weird, prehistoric-looking creatures with names like water bears, sow bugs, springtails and harvestmen. It’s a mind-blowing world filled with herbivores, predators, parasites, parasites who feed on other parasites (hyperparasites) and symbiosis.

  • Job fairs connect candidates to careers

    Even in big cities such as Denver and Colorado Springs, finding the right job isn’t always an easy task. Drill that down to less populated areas such as the San Luis Valley and job opportunities seem like slim pickings. That’s where the Colorado Work Force centers in Monte Vista and Alamosa come in. Both are tapped into dozens of local job listings, from police officers and emergency dispatchers to nurses, human resource professionals, wait staff, dump truck drivers and store managers.

  • MVHS marching band moves onto regionals

    The Monte Vista High School marching band won first in the Class 1A competition this weekend at Legend High School in Parker, Colo. Though they were the only 1A band in the competition, some 24 other high school bands competed in other classes. The performance helped ready the Pirates for the upcoming regional competition to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, where they will face the stiffest instrument-toting rivals they’ve had in years. They’ll be competing against five other 1A bands for only three available spots at the state competition in Pueblo in late October.

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MVCC talks resolutions, amendments, more

Alamosa City Manager Heather Brooks attended Monte Vista’s City Council meeting on Oct. 4 with an offer for Monte Vista to join a new program implemented in Alamosa in June, thanks to a LEAD grant.

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Info sought in semi rollover near Monte Vista

A semi rollover accident took place Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3 after 4 p.m. on Rio Grande County 3E (Homelake road) near Proximity Malt.

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Fun, games, food at the best Kid’s Crane Fest ever

The Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge was a flurry of activity this weekend: kids hunting for eggs, folding origami Sandhill Cranes, imprinting elk and crane tracks into plaster casts and gobbling up hot dogs.

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Democrats enjoy second annual JFK Dinner

The Rio Grande County Democrats officially kicked off their midterm election efforts with the Second Annual John F Kennedy Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Area school children enjoy pumpkin patch

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

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USDA visits Colorado Quinoa, rural grant recipient

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

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MVC, Land O’ Lakes give back

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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