• Monte Vista PD Chief Lopez resigns

    MONTE VISTA—Monte Vista City Council met for a brief meeting on Thursday, June 15 with all of the council members in attendance. After approving the consent agenda, council accepted the resignation of Lori Ybarrondo from the Vali Theater Advisory Board “w

  • One arrested in attempted vehicular assault

    MONTE VISTA—On June 5 at 8:07 p.m., the Monte Vista Police Department responded to a disturbance in progress in the area of the 200 block of Clearview Drive in Monte Vista.

  • CU medical students study rural living in RGC

    MONTE VISTA—Students from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus visited Rio Grande County last week for Rural Immersion Week. The week is designed for medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, advanced practice nursing and veterinary students t

  • Work continues on proposed marijuana ordinance

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, June 8 to continue working on the proposed marijuana facility zoning ordinances. The commission hopes to meet every two weeks until they are comfortable with the langua

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ASU Upward Bound awarded new grant

ALAMOSA— Adams State University’s Upward Bound program was recently awarded a five-year grant of $2,388,246 to continue its service to San Luis Valley high school students, according to Upward Bound Director Angelica Valdez. One of the federal TRiO progra

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It’s not too late to join our Summer Reading Program. The theme is “Build a Better World,” and children in grades K-6 are eligible to read for prizes this summer. Bring a parent/guardian to the library to register.

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Monte Vista community garden groundbreaking Saturday

MONTE VISTA—The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the community to join the Jessie May Olson Memorial Community Garden groundbreaking/ribbon-cutting ceremony and yard sale on June 24.

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Sargent 100-year reunion committee finalizes business

MONTE VISTA— Sargent School will be hosting a 100-year reunion and anniversary celebration on July 1. The reunion committee met on Thursday evening, June 15 at Sargent Community Church to finalize some of the details for the event.

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Monte Vista grad wins full scholarship to CSU

DENVER— Colorado Garden Foundation (CGF), a non-profit that funds horticultural-specific projects and scholarships throughout Colorado, has awarded two full-ride scholarships to graduating Colorado seniors, to pursue agriculture and horticulture related c

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    Board of education discusses changes, budget

    MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista Board of Education met Thursday, June 15 for their June meeting. Superintendent Robert Webb began the meeting by noting unfortunately the Monte Vista Band Director Josh Garcia had submitted his letter of resignation that day.

  • Opinion

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR - MVP Elite Basketball thanks sponsors

    Dear Editor, We would like to thank SLV Auto Repair, Pepper Equipment/Lenco West and Discount Auto for their generous sponsorship to Western State Team Camp this coming Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25.

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    News in Brief

    Celebrate Resistance Summer Saturday MONTE VISTA—Democrats, progressives and liberals are invited to socialize and celebrate Resistance Summer with free hot dogs and soda at the west end of Chapman Park in Monte Vista on Saturday, June 24 beginning at

  • Classifieds

    6/21 classifieds

    04 Lost and Found LOST: AMERICAN PITBULL, reward offered. Blak & white with 2 dots under right ear, 6 months old, red & blue collar, Monte Vista. 870-321-1727. (7/12) 05 Notices WE BUY ANTLERS: 5 miles west of Del Norte on US 160 a

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    Brooke Eden to perform at 2017 Potato Festival

    MONTE VISTA— Country music artist Brooke Eden will be playing this year’s San Luis Valley Potato Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9. This year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever, with the concert moving to Ski Hi Park Arena for the first time.

  • Opinion

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Student questions BOE procedure

    Dear Editor, I read Ms. Chelsea’s article about the emergency board meeting on May 15, 2017. I really do love her writing, but it says, and I quote “only parents, students and citizens” were allowed to speak. I was not allowed to speak. I put my name on

  • Community

    Visit Monte Vista museums

    MONTE VISTA—Monte Vista’s museums are opening for the season with a new jigsaw puzzle and Crane Festival quilt at the Transportation Museum and copies of the publication featuring photos from the O.T. Davis collection at both the Transportation Museum and

  • Obituaries

    Iliean L. Taylor, 94

    PUEBLO— Iliean L. Taylor, 94, passed away on May 26, 2017 in Pueblo, Colo.