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  • GUEST COLUMN - Monte Vista BOE voices concern

    By the Monte Vista Board of Education In light of the increased attention being given to the possibility of growing or selling cannabis products in the Monte Vista community, we the members of the Monte Vista School Board, feel it imperative that we raise a voice of concern. While we appreciate the recent efforts by the Monte Vista City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission members to create regulations to govern this industry, we are deeply concerned about the well-known negative impacts this industry will have on our youth and young adults.

  • Principals share test scores at BOE meeting

    MONTE VISTA— Monte Vista School District building principals shared Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores at the Thursday, Sept. 14 meeting of the board of education.

  • Kids Connection, city manager update council

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista City Council met in regular session on Thursday, Sept. 7. In addition to the upcoming election that was reported in last week’s newspaper these are some of the top issues discussed at the meeting.

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Calvary Baptist celebrates fall

The Calvary Baptist Church held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Rodriguez becomes state trooper

Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez of the Monte Vista Police Department was recognized and honored at the city of Monte Vista’s Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Rodriguez served the MVPD for nine years from April 11, 2008 to Sept. 12, 2017.

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Monte Vista Middle School takes it outdoors

MONTE VISTA—Friday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m., the bell at Monte Vista Middle School rings throughout the halls, while 75 seventh graders carrying their pencils, notebooks and curiosities journey across to the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area for class.

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RGCM hosting ag exhibit

DEL NORTE— Fall has arrived and with it, the time of harvest. The farm and ranching families throughout the history of Rio Grande County found this to be the time of seed shows, fairs and with some of the rural churches, time for the “Harvest Home” celebrations. It is a time of hard work, but also the time that the money from the year’s work will soon be coming so that the farmer and rancher can make it through the winter and to the next growing season.

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Tri-County chili cookoff winners announced

MONTE VISTA—Tri-County Senior Citizens held their first annual chili cookoff on Friday, Sept. 15.

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: Jackie Manzanares family says thank yous

    Dear Editor, Our family is very grateful for all the kindness shown to us with the loss of Jackie. The many cards of sympathy and prayers, the beautiful arrangements of flowers sent, to the visits from friends and family offering their support, love and comfort at this very difficult time.

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: Basketball club says thanks for donations

    The MVP Elite Traveling Basketball Club would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations:

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: Get out and vote, Monte Vista

    Dear Editor, Hello, Monte Vista, my favorite hometown. I would like to pass a thought from one of our country’s President, “if you are disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures and run for office yourself”.

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: Becker looks for vote of confidence

    Dear Editor, I’m pleased to write this letter, as candidate for mayor, to express my intent to help make a positive difference for our city.

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: Martinez looks out for best interest of others

    Dear Editor, As someone who has known Councilman Matthew Martinez for the past four years, I was unnerved to read the “New Direction” article in which Mr. Martinez was unrightfully condemned for his democratic process procedures.

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    LETTERs TO THE EDITOR: CPAC thanks sponsors

    Dear Editor, Colorado Potatoes would like to thank our sponsors for the 2017 San Luis Valley Potato Festival! This event would not be possible without your help!

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    Sunflower Bank collecting gift cards for hurricane relief

    MONTE VISTA—In order to give back to its Texas neighbors after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage are collecting gift cards for ongoing relief donations at all bank branches and mortgage offices across its seven state footprint. The gift card collection is in partnership with the Houston Food Bank that will be distributing the cards to those in need in southeast Texas.

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    Neighborhood Watch is on the move

    MONTE VISTA—According to Gary Johnson, head of the Monte Vista chapter of Neighborhood Watch, a project they have been working on for the last two years, is coming to fruition. The project involves adding new signs and relocating some of the old ones.