• Welcome to the 96th Annual Ski Hi Stampede

    MONTE VISTA—Welcome to the 96th Annual Ski Hi Stampede, Colorado’s “oldest pro rodeo.” Beginning in 1919 the event has been held every year in Monte Vista for nine decades except for two years during World War II.

  • 7/26 classifieds

    05 Notices WE BUY ANTLERS: 5 miles west of Del Norte on US 160 at Elk Ranch. 719-657-0942. (8/2 TFN) SACKETTS: Sam Elliott, Jeff Osterhage, Tom Selleck, Terence Hill, Whoopi Goldbert. FIND ME! Puppy Chow (8/2) INVITATION FOR BIDS:

  • Planning and zoning commission continues work on proposed ordinance

    MONTE VISTA—The City of Monte Vista’s Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday evening, July 13, to continue their work on the proposed zoning ordinances for marijuana facilities.

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McAuliffe, Freel honored at BOCES

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On July 10 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference held at Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, Nita McAuliffe, executive director/director of exceptional student services of the San Luis Valley BOCES was recognized with

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Valley-Wide welcomes new chief medical officer

SAN LUIS VALLEY — Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Emelin Martinez, FNP-BC as the chief medical officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (“Valley-Wide”).

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RGCM featuring Saguache artists

DEL NORTE—Wade Collins and Byron Williams, artists from Saguache, will both be part of the art shows and displays with Rio Grande County Museum. Collins will show his western art through the middle of August and is the featured artist in the Museum for Co

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Steel Stampede Car Show set at Chapman Park

MONTE VISTA— Fast Friends presents the Fourth Annual Steel Stampede Car Show and Gearhead Festival Saturday, July 29 in Monte Vista’s Chapman Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Your Night Sky

I never complain about rain or snow because we always need the moisture. Occasionally we will have a few clear nights for sky viewing. Now is the time to look for Mercury, and meteor showers that are coming up.

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  • Sports/Outdoors

    RMEF annual banquet Aug. 12

    ALAMOSA—The Rio Grande Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will be hosting their annual banquet

  • Sports/Outdoors

    Register now for the Bee’s Knees

    DEL NORTE—It’s time for the Bee’s Knees 5K Trail Run/Walk, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 in Del Norte at 7:30 a.m.

  • Community

    Rhythms on the Rio looking for artists and volunteers

    SOUTH FORK—The Rhythms on the Rio, taking place in South Fork on the banks of the Rio Grande, is looking for a few more volunteers as they prepare to launch this weekend of fun, family and music! Come join in.

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    11th Annual Keeping the Dream Alive fundraiser set

    DEL NORTE—Please join the 11th Annual Rio Grande Hospital benefit “Keeping the Dream Alive” Saturday, Aug. 12. Dinner will be served from 5:30–6:30 p.m., followed by a short program to review the past year’s events and future plans of Rio Grande Hospital.

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    SLV brand is just the beginning

    ALAMOSA — Now that the San Luis Valley has a brand it’s time to figure out how to best utilize it. The brand, which was chosen by the public in April, is only the first phase of Valley Initiative Partners’ (VIP) “Blueprint 2.0” plan.

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    RGPP finishes phase two of Communities that Care

    MONTE VISTA—The Rio Grande Prevention Partners (RGPP) Community board held their monthly meeting at the Information Center last Tuesday, July 18. Prevention Coordinator Nancy Molina began by thanking RGPP’s youth board for their dedication to special proj

  • Community

    Mayor proclaims National Health Center Week

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista City Council met for their second meeting of the month on Thursday, July 20. Mayor Debbie Garcia opened the meeting by declaring National Health Center Week for Aug. 13-19.

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    Staff reports shared with city council

    MONTE VISTA— During last Thursday’s (July 20) Monte Vista City Council meeting, staff reports shared with the council included budget discussion, police department statistics, a public works update and more.