A childhood dream comes true

Since a very young age Brandon Stevens has dreamt of becoming a police officer. Longtime residents of Monte Vista likely have a vivid memory of the little boy who would patrol the Lariat neighborhood on a bike, dressed up as an officer and hand out fake tickets to wrong doers. On the night of Thursday, June 6, Stevens’ dream came true, as he officially took the oath of office at a meeting of the Monte Vista City Council and became the newest member of the Monte Vista Police Department.

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PEO STAR scholarship awarded to Smith

The P.E.O. Star Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, was presented to Elora Smith, a senior at Sargent High School. The scholarship was presented at the Sargent High School awards ceremony by Lisa Robirds.

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Free summer meals offered at Kids Connection

To meet the needs of local kids and teens, Care and Share Food Bank is once again sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for children ages 1-18. The program will provide free lunch and breakfast during the summer at the Monte Vista Kids Connection, 134 Washington St. from May 27-Aug. 8. Meals will be served Monday through Thursday‚ breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 12-1 p.m.

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Glen E. Martinez scholarships awarded

Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Angelo Rodriguez and Grace Beckner who excelled in academics, athletics and community service, were awarded the Glen E. Martinez Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 each on May 21. The funds will assist these seniors in their journey to pursue a higher education.

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Well safety after flooding

With the rapid runoff and standing water or flooding in some areas around the San Luis Valley, some home owners may need to check their well when the water recedes.

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Trooper Tips

Well it’s camping season again, and that means everyone is getting ready to head to the mountains with the family. A lot of you have camping trailers that you’ll be using on the weekends, so I wanted to talk a little about trailer safety.

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Forty-seven participate in 10th Annual Glen Martinez 5K

On a beautiful Saturday, May 25, the Monte Vista Golf Course welcomed 47 men and women to participate in the 10th Annual Glen Martinez 5K Run/Walk.

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    Girls soccer wrapped up and the Del Norte girls carried

    Adams State University students will benefit from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) thanks to regional counties including Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

  • Obituaries

    Del Norte girls soccer players receive end of season honors

    Girls soccer wrapped up and the Del Norte girls carried their competitive spirit from one arena to the next.

  • Sports/Outdoors

    2019 CHSAA All-State Baseball announced

    Alamosa High School senior pitcher/first baseman Caden Alonzo was selected Second Team 3A All-State for the 2019 season.

  • Sports/Outdoors

    Board of trustees approve realignment

    The new football alignment for the next two-year cycle has been newly minted. The new alignment is made off a number of different criteria including but not limited to enrollment numbers, geography and school participation percentage.

  • Community

    Stampede parades to honor educators

    This year marks the 98th year of the San Luis Valley Ski Hi Stampede. This summer parade goers, as well as participants are in for a treat. The theme chosen for the 2019 stampede parades will be “Super Heroes Teach.”

  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor

    The Martinez family would like to thank all of you runners, walkers, and golfers who participated in the Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk and Veterans Golf Tournament on May 25 and 26 to support and honor Glen for his service to his country and his ultimate sacrifice to help keep our freedom alive.

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    Mosquito spraying will be twice/week

    Due to several citizen requests and the higher than normal water levels, the Monte Vista Public Works Department will increase mosquito control measures to twice per week beginning June 18.

  • Community

    Area schools awarded BEST grants

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