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  • Sargent 100-year celebration set for July 1

    MONTE VISTA— A 100-Year All-school Reunion of Sargent Consolidated School District will be held Saturday, July 1 at the school campus with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

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ABC winners announced

Sunflower Bank presented the winners of their ABC Program with their checks last Thursday afternoon, May 11. The ABC Program enters local students into a drawing for $10 for every A grade that they earn. Drawing winners and dedicated scholars were Moses M

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Key Club installs new officers

Courtesy photo Monte Vista High School Key Club installed new officers on May 8 with a candlelight ceremony held at Monte Vista High School.

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Farm Credit supports local FFA chapters

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado proudly supports FFA organizations in the San Luis Valley.

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Sargent Students of the Month recognized

April Students of the Month for Sargent Jr./Sr High School are front row:

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Businessman showcases entrepreneurial spirit

MONTE VISTA — Job creation and access to capital are two key factors that drive economic development in Colorado’s rural communities.

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  • Community

    South Fork Friday Market coming soon

    SOUTH FORK—For such a small town, the South Fork Friday Market has one of the best artesian, farmers markets in the San Luis Valley. For the last three years, the Friday Market has become known as the largest and most diverse markets in South Fork.

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    State track qualifiers announced for SLV

    AN LUIS VALLEY — State track qualifiers from the San Luis Valley include 20 relays and 34 individuals: Class 1A—Boys (4 individuals) Dillon Palmgren—Sangre de Cristo—110 hurdles (7th; 16.82) Tanner Freel—Sangre de Cristo—Shot Put (6th; 42’ 7”)

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    Nominate a teacher to be the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year

    COLORADO–Each year the Colorado Teacher of the Year program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and talented K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire profession in Colorado.

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    Kiwanis Club seeks help for projects

    MONTE VISTA—The Monte Vista Kiwanis Club needs help for two upcoming projects. The first event is assisting with cleaning of an area of the Monte Vista Cemetery (north of Hwy. 160) on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please bring a own rake and ot

  • Opinion

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wiescamp family expresses gratitude

    Dear Editor, The Wiescamp family wants to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who reached out to help us in our time of need. When it became known that Dale was missing, an outpouring of support emerged from throughout the San Luis Valley and beyond

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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nurses address recent articles on pain

    Dear Editor, This message is in response to the three articles in the May 3 “Valley Courier” about chronic pain, access to pain medication, patient and community safety with regards to narcotic drugs and the inappropriate prescribing practices by a local

  • Community

    RG Democrats speak with Sen. Bennet about healthcare

    MONTE VISTA— The Rio Grande County Democrats held a meeting at Carnegie Public Library in Monte Vista last Tuesday night, May 9. In addition to the regular business conducted, the local party joined a conference call with Senator Michael Bennet and was on

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    SLV Health hosting Medical Hall of Fame

    LAMOSA—The Medical Hall of Fame for the San Luis Valley reception is scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m.