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Monte Vista Pirates have a new captain

“Working together to do what’s right for the kids is my main focus,” said Scott Wiedeman, recently promoted to superintendent for the Monte Vista School District.

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Senator Gardner visits Monte Vista

Senator Cory Gardner visited Monte Vista last Monday, July 1 on a tour around the San Luis Valley to receive updates on local agriculture. Gardner and two of his staff toured the local potato processing facility Grower–Shipper Inc. with local industry representatives CEO/President Jamey Higham and Operations Manager Lee Jackson of Farm Fresh Direct; Jim Ehrlich, director of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Moe Bond with Grower-Shipper and Farm Fresh of Colorado and Miguel Diaz of Martinez Farms.

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MVPD preparing for Stampede

“Say something when you see something,” the familiar words came up again at Saturday’s Coffee with a Cop, held at Mountain View Restaurant.

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Rawinski awarded Gerald Vigil Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Rawinski is this year’s annual Gerald Vigil Scholarship winner. The recent Monte Vista high school graduate shows great talent and plans to use the scholarship to attend Western Colorado University this fall.

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Farmers market begins Friday in downtown

The Monte Vista Farmers Market will open for the 2019 season on Friday, July 12 in the parking lot at the corner of Hwy 160 and Jefferson, across the street from the chamber office and the Monte Villa Hotel. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 13.

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Creede Sculpture Show to feature work by Huberto Maestas

The Creede Arts Council (CAC) hosts the Creede Sculpture Show at Basham Park in Creede. The public is invited to both the preview and award Presentation on Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. and the opening party on Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m.

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ASU joins groundbreaking College Transfer Network

Adams State University becomes the first institution in Colorado to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN), a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to transfer lower division general education credits as a block to any IPN member institution. With Adams State’s membership, the network consists of 31 institutions across 13 states.

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Tobin Fire breaks out at foot of Mt. Blanca

A fire broke out last Tuesday afternoon on the Southside of Mount Blanca in heavy timber and brush.

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Your Night Sky

Ophiucus is the 13th zodiac constellation and moderately bright. It’s also called Sphiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Although it contains 14 stars, not all are visible without binoculars or a telescope. It’s a pentagon shape with its brightest star Rasalhague at the top.

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URGED welcomes Adams State Business Department director

The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development group held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 9. Board members welcomed Liz Hensley the Adams State University (ASU) Business Department director who presented the 2017 economic development study that was conducted by her and three ASU students.

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    Ripcord’ generates laughter, thought

    With a combined 60-plus years of experience on the Creede Repertory stages, there was no better choice than to have Christy Brandt and Annie Butler appear in the starring roles of this year’s production of “Ripcord.”

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    Commodity distribution next week

    The TEFAP program will be distributing commodities in Rio Grande County on Wednesday, July 24 at the Ski-Hi Park starting at approximately 10 a.m. until the food is gone. Eligible TEFAP recipients are able to receive each month in Monte Vista as long as they are Rio Grande County residents.

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    Tickets available for Keeping the Dream Alive fundraiser

    Rio Grande Hospital’s (RGH) only annual fundraiser, Keeping the Dream Alive, is scheduled for Aug. 10.

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    Rock and Mineral Show headed to Creede Aug. 2-4

    Creede, in the heart of Mineral County, hosts its 18th Annual Rock and Mineral Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2, 3 and 4 at the popular Underground Mining Museum. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

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    CDOT hosting telephone town hall on July 17

    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall on Wednesday, July 17 to have a conversation with residents about transportation needs and improvements in Southwest Colorado. Part of the “Your Transportation Plan” statewide planning effort, the telephone town hall will allow residents of the following counties to speak directly with and provide feedback to CDOT: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties.

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    Carnegie Corner

    Last day to claim prizes for the 2019 Summer Reading Program is Thursday, July 18.

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    SLV Health Foundation sponsoring Ranch Rodeo on Friday

    The San Luis Valley Health Foundation will host a Ranch Rodeo on Friday, July 19 at the Alamosa Rodeo Grounds, 2262 Old Sanford Road.

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    Alzheimer’s classes coming to chamber

    On Tuesday, July 23, the Alzheimer’s Association will host an “Effective Communication” class, which is great for caregivers from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Monte Vista Chamber, 947 1st Avenue.

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