John D. Baker

John Baker completed this final chapter of his earthly life early Monday morning, March 22, 2021, of complications of Parkinson’s Disease at Aspyre Rock Creek in Fort Collins where he had been a resident since mid-November. It is a blessing that he no longer is suffering from the symptoms of Parkinsons. We believe he is at peace and has transitioned to a room in God’s heavenly mansion.... more

Marty D. Heimsoth

Longtime San Luis Valley resident Marty D. Heimsoth, 75, died March 24, 2021, at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo.... more

Elsie Maxine Ward

Elsie Maxine (Zanetell) Ward, 90, a long-time Monte Vista resident, passed away peacefully at the River Valley Inn, on Feb. 17, 2021, three weeks after a debilitating stroke. Born to Henry and Elsie Zanetell, in Aguilar, Colo., Maxine was the fourth of five children.... more

Franklin Bruce Bassett

Franklin Bruce Bassett, 85, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 17, 1935 in Tampa, Fla., to Franklin Oak Bassett and Alliene Tuggle Bassett.... more

Chester Van Kimberling

Chester Van Kimberling, 80, of Monte Vista, Colorado passed away on March 10, 2021 at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte, Colorado. He and his twin brother were born in Kilgore, Texas on April 6, 1940 to Chester and Rosabella Kirch Kimberling. ... more


Robert Forrest Crow

Robert Forrest Crow, Communications Pioneer in San Luis Valley, Colorado was born February 20, 1934 in Del Norte, Colorado and passed away February 28, 2021 at the age of 87 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.... more


Berdena Elaine Clark

Berdena Elaine Clark was born on October 16, 1928 in Grinnell, Iowa to Edward and Minnie Lincol... more

Ryan Mark Stuebs

Beloved Son, Father, Brother, Spouse, Uncle, and friend, Ryan Mark Stuebs, “Nibbs," age 44, died by his own hand tragically, early the morning of March 1, 2021.... more

Larry Kent Benns

LOWRY — A quiet and unassuming man with countless talents and abilities, who only recently moved to South Dakota, left this life March 1 and will be sorely missed and cherished always by his loving wife and four children.... more

Rebecca Kay Aultman

San Luis Valley resident Rebecca Kay Aultman, 66, died March 6, 2021 at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara.... more

Glenda Ann Johnson

Glenda Ann (nee Price) Johnson, of Cedar Hill, Mo., was born July 22, 1952 in Leadville to Idos and Sally (nee Ray) Price and entered into rest Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at her residence at the age of 68 years 6 months and 24 days.... more

David G. Colville

Lifetime Colorado resident and rancher, David G. Colville, 86, of Del Norte, passed away at home surrounded by family on Feb. 12, 2021.... more

Galen Ray Harrison

Galen Ray Harrison, 76, of Center, passed away from COVID-19 Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs.... more

Eutimio “Tim” Joseph Atencio

Eutimio “Tim” Joseph Atencio, of Richland, Wash., beloved husband, father, Grandpa, brother, and uncle, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Feb. 19, 2021, with family by his side.... more

Donna Marie Stoeber

Lifelong San Luis Valley resident Donna Marie Stoeber, 86, died Feb. 15, 2021, at the River Valley Inn Nursing Home in Del Norte.... more


Michael J. Fuchs April 5, 1949 – Jan. 30, 2021

Michael Joseph Fuchs, the fourth son of Hugh and Margaret Fuchs, passed away Jan. 30, 2021, at Rio Grande Hospital.... more

Dorothy Ann Cochran

Dorothy Ann Cochran, 87, formerly of Monte Vista, Colo., passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, in Colorado Springs of natural causes after a three-year degenerative illness.... more

Max Jay Capron

Our beloved Max Jay Capron passed away on Dec. 21, 2020 in Del Norte, Colo.... more

Patricia Louise Smedly

Patricia died Jan. 5, 2021, in Grand Junction, Colo.... more

Sherrill E. Mix, 82

Sherrill left this world due to complications of Parkinson’s Lewy Body Dementia on Jan. 7, 2021 at the Rio Grande Hospital... more

Elizabeth “Betty” June Nash

Elizabeth “Betty” June Nash passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2021, attended by her loving daughter and dedicated cats.... more

Kirk Ray Thompson, 52

Kirk Ray Thompson passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by family after a courageous fight with cancer.... more

Ernesto “Ricardo” Velasquez, 48

Ernesto “Ricardo” Velasquez was born on Oct. 15, 1972, in Del Norte to Richard and Cora Velasquez. He passed away on Dec. 25, 2020.... more

Robert (Bobby) Blea, 71

Robert (Bobby) Blea of Grand Lake, Colorado went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2020. He will remain forever in our hearts.... more