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  • Sargent candidate forum Oct. 24

    A Sargent School Board Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

  • Halloween dance coming up

    Tri- County Senior Citizens will host a Halloween dance on Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 311 Washington St., Monte Vista. Enjoy a costume party, finger foods and music by Tim Longmire. Cost is $15 per couple, $7 single; come enjoy a fun evening.

  • Fight the flu.  Get a flu shot.

    Rio Grande County Public Health will host a flu vaccination clinic at the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. For more information, call Rio Grande County Public Health at 657-3352 or go online to www.rgcph.org.

  • Meet Your Monte Vista Chamber

    “Meet Your Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce” on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sand Hill Inn and Suites lobby (1519 Grande Ave.) Become familiar with the new Monte Vista Chamber, its directors, goals, accomplishments and plans; meet other members. Snacks and drinks will be served.

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ASU to host workshop, field day

Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology, will present a workshop and field day at Adams State University on Oct. 18 and 19.

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Kid’s Crane Festival coming to MVNWR

The 13th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m. before the fun begins for the entire family.

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New citizens take oath at dunes

Continuing the tradition set by the National Park Service’s 100th birthday last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hosted a naturalization ceremony at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve’s amphitheater last Wednesday. Seventeen adults from nine different countries who reside all over Colorado became American citizens at the second ceremony to ever be held at the park.

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Monte Vista native named ASU’s Exceptional New Alumnus

Matthew Martinez’s guiding principle has always been to “give back.” That’s what spurred his enlistment in the Marine Corps, his current work on behalf of veterans, and service as a city councilor in Monte Vista.

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