Monte Vista Pirates have a new captain

“Working together to do what’s right for the kids is my main focus,” said Scott Wiedeman, recently promoted to superintendent for the Monte Vista School District.

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Senator Gardner visits Monte Vista

Senator Cory Gardner visited Monte Vista last Monday, July 1 on a tour around the San Luis Valley to receive updates on local agriculture. Gardner and two of his staff toured the local potato processing facility Grower–Shipper Inc. with local industry representatives CEO/President Jamey Higham and Operations Manager Lee Jackson of Farm Fresh Direct; Jim Ehrlich, director of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Moe Bond with Grower-Shipper and Farm Fresh of Colorado and Miguel Diaz of Martinez Farms.

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MVPD preparing for Stampede

“Say something when you see something,” the familiar words came up again at Saturday’s Coffee with a Cop, held at Mountain View Restaurant.

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Rawinski awarded Gerald Vigil Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Rawinski is this year’s annual Gerald Vigil Scholarship winner. The recent Monte Vista high school graduate shows great talent and plans to use the scholarship to attend Western Colorado University this fall.

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Farmers market begins Friday in downtown

The Monte Vista Farmers Market will open for the 2019 season on Friday, July 12 in the parking lot at the corner of Hwy 160 and Jefferson, across the street from the chamber office and the Monte Villa Hotel. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 13.

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Creede Sculpture Show to feature work by Huberto Maestas

The Creede Arts Council (CAC) hosts the Creede Sculpture Show at Basham Park in Creede. The public is invited to both the preview and award Presentation on Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m. and the opening party on Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m.

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ASU joins groundbreaking College Transfer Network

Adams State University becomes the first institution in Colorado to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN), a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to transfer lower division general education credits as a block to any IPN member institution. With Adams State’s membership, the network consists of 31 institutions across 13 states.

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Tobin Fire breaks out at foot of Mt. Blanca

A fire broke out last Tuesday afternoon on the Southside of Mount Blanca in heavy timber and brush.

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Your Night Sky

Ophiucus is the 13th zodiac constellation and moderately bright. It’s also called Sphiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Although it contains 14 stars, not all are visible without binoculars or a telescope. It’s a pentagon shape with its brightest star Rasalhague at the top.

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URGED welcomes Adams State Business Department director

The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development group held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 9. Board members welcomed Liz Hensley the Adams State University (ASU) Business Department director who presented the 2017 economic development study that was conducted by her and three ASU students.

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