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Creede Animal Clinic to welcome new ‘Doc’

CREEDE — Creede Animal Clinic is excited to announce the upcoming association of Dr. Adam Lusk with our veterinary practice in Creede. Dr. Lusk will join the practice in late June 2024. In addition to his general knowledge of veterinary medicine with pets, Dr. Lusk brings 15 years of intensive experience in equine medicine. Doc Howard has almost stopped doing any horse work, so this will be a welcome addition that will enable us to offer quality equine medicine once again.

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Golden Pick Hockey heads to Creede for a goal in 2024

CREEDE — Nothing says Creede in January like warm fire pits, cold ice and pond hockey. For nearly two decades, the Golden Pick Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournaments have brought people out of their warm homes to enjoy the short winter days on the ice in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. The 17th annual Golden Pick Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament is set for Jan. 13 and 14.

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A Review: CRT’s version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a must see

CREEDE — A 10-year-old girl’s comment after watching “A Christmas Carol” that “Marley got a raw deal”, led playwright Tom Mula to write “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” currently on stage at the Creede Repertory Theatre. But there’s only one weekend left to see this classic.

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Famous big band sound coming to the San Luis Valley

ALAMOSA — Have you ever wanted to experience firsthand the magic and majesty of a universally beloved big band? Now's the chance for you and your family and friends to experience it live in Alamosa, when the Alamosa Live Music Association hosts the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Richardson Hall at Adams State University.

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El Pomar Foundation awards $62,500 to SLV organizations

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Pomar Trustees approved $62,500 allocated to 11 nonprofit organizations and government entities in the San Luis Valley at the Foundation’s May Trustees meeting.

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Woodcarver’s Rendezvous makes its way to Creede

CREEDE — The annual Woodcarver’s Rendezvous is ready to hit the streets of Creede beginning on July 8. The event is a weeklong chance for anyone wanting to learn the art of woodcarving and more to come and join the fun. This year features several new classes and offers something for everyone wanting to spend a few days creating works of art with talented and experienced instructors.

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CRT shines and tells a fairytale with pizzazz

CREEDE — Fairytales are an important part of any childhood. Takes as old as time shaped the fortunes of many and continue to do so for years to come. One such fairytale — “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” — hit center stage at the Creede Repertory Theatre this past week and nothing short of magic happened.

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Creede School District adds wrestling team to athletics

CREEDE — In a meeting with the Creede wrestling representatives and athletic department leaders, the Creede School District Board of Education approved adding wrestling to its athletic teams.

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Creede Trunk-or-Treat

Creede hosted a trunk-or-treat event over the weekend for all the little ghouls and goblins.

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Mineral County taking ownership of new school marquee sign

MINERAL COUNTY — Mineral County Commissioner Jesse Albright gave a brief update to the board on a project that has been in the works for several months now stating that the purchase of a new marquee sign for the Creede School District may need some additional help from the county.

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Creede Board of Education hosts school safety panel

CREEDE — With the start of school quickly approaching, the Creede School District Board of Education hosted a strategic meeting on July 19 to review some of the district’s policies pertaining to school safety, COVID and other pertinent policies that would affect the coming school year.

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Rio Grande Victim Advocate Arthur receives certification

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — During the Rio Grande County Commissioner meeting on Wednesday, June 15, Rio Grande County Sheriff Don McDonald announced that the department’s Victim Advocate Courtney Arthur received National Advocate Credential Program (NACP) certification which will serve the department in several ways, including the potential for more funding in the future.

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Charges dismissed against Joergensen, will be released from state hospital

ALAMOSA — After almost four years of court proceedings, including being found incompetent to stand trial multiple times, Chief Judge Gregory Lyman with the Colorado District Court has dismissed all charges against Jesper Joergensen.

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Great Sand Dunes has free programs, events during ‘We Love Our National Park’ celebration

MOSCA — To honor the Great Sand Dunes National Park, and to celebrate being the Gateway Community, Visit Alamosa will launch the second annual, month-long “We Love Our National Park Celebration” on April 1.

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CSP: Man seriously injured in rollover crash 

MINERAL COUNTY — A man was seriously injured in a rollover crash on Highway 149 near milepost 14, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

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Creede Trustees makes Dark Sky Lighting official

CREEDE — City of Creede Board of Trustees on Nov. 9 approved Ordinance 433, which pertains to Dark Sky Lighting. Set to go into effect in December, the ordinance will apply to all outdoor lighting within Creede’s city limits.

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Rio Grande Hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment begins

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Rio Grande Hospital (RGH) had a successful kick-off of its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at the Knights of Columbus in Del Norte on Thursday, Oct. 28.

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Officials secure win for San Luis Valley: Weather radar system now online

SAN LUIS VALLEY — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-District 3) and local leaders secured a win for the San Luis Valley by ensuring data from its new radar system is now incorporated into National Weather Service systems.

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Humphreys celebrate 10 years of generating hydroelectric power

CREEDE — Descendants of A.E. Humphreys and their friends gathered at the dam holding back the reservoir by the same name Saturday, Aug. 21, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the hydroelectric plant that continues to deliver single phase power to Creede through an agreement with the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC).

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Mineral County weighs allowing mattresses at landfill

MINERAL COUNTY — Mineral County commissioners opened a brief discussion pertaining to the acceptance of mattresses and other debris at the county landfill after having tabled discussions in previous meetings.

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Biden names SLV native Salazar as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

WASHINGTON DC — Ending weeks of speculation, President Joe Biden named Ken Salazar — former Secretary of the Interior under President Barack Obama, former US Senator from Colorado and native of the San Luis Valley — as the new U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

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2021 Donkey Dash sprints through Bachelor Loop

CREEDE — Creede hit the road running on Saturday with the 2021 Donkey Dash. The event kicked off Saturday afternoon, June 12, and was greeted by Colorado blue skies, warm sunshine and braying donkeys lined up on Main Street.

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Collaborative effort brings interpretive signs to RGNA

The San Luis Valley is widely known for its collaborative partnerships. The beautiful new interpretive signs in the Rio Grande Natural Area (RGNA) at the Highway 142 bridge are a prime example of public and private entities working together to achieve good outcomes for the communities and visitors alike.

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Bears come out of hibernation and it's time to be ‘Bear Aware’

SAN LUIS VALLEY — After a high conflict bear year last year, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is reminding the public to continue to be Bear Aware now that the animals are waking from hibernation.

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SLV Cattlemen’s donates 500 pounds of beef

ALAMOSA — In recognition of Colorado “Meat-In” day, members of the San Luis Valley Cattlemen’s Association donated 500 pounds of ground beef to La Puente Homeless Shelter on Friday, March 19.

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Road crews begin constructing wildlife crossings on US 160 in Archuleta County

PAGOSA SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation and Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. will begin building new wildlife crossings this month on US Highway 160 near Chimney Rock National Monument and Lake Capote.

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Great Sand Dunes begins recruitment for Conservation Internship Program

SAN LUIS VALLEY — Great Sand Dunes is actively recruiting energetic, committed young adults who are interested in a career with a federal land agency for this year’s Conservation Internship Program.

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COVID-19 vaccination enters Phase 1B.4 on March 19

SAN LUIS VALLEY — Having COVID-19 illness does not guarantee against getting sick from it again in the future. It is rare, but there have been more than 800 documented second infection cases in Colorado.

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Working from the epicenter of Center

CENTER — Center’s Skoglund Middle School Principal Luis Murillo responded to the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic during spring break last year at the same time when U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) kicked off a year-long tour of the state’s 64 counties to hear stories from constituents and local leaders.

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Spring fishing clinics at the Rio Grande Club

SOUTH FORK — The Rio Grande Club and Resort in South Fork is hosting a series of fly-fishing clinics beginning Saturday, March 13, and slated to run on Saturdays through May 22.

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SLV REC lineworker scholarship renamed in honor of Martin Christensen

MONTE VISTA — With the recent passing of former REC lineman, Martin Christensen, SLV REC Board of Directors voted to name the lineworker scholarship in his honor. The Martin Christensen Memorial Lineworker Scholarship is valued at $4,000 and covers tuition costs for one Valley student at any accredited lineworker school.

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Rio Grande County administers 777 COVID-19 vaccines

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Rio Grande County Public Health Department in partnership with Rio Grande Hospital and Rio Grande Hospital Clinics continue to issue COVID-19 vaccines for people in the San Luis Valley.

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CBI releases 2020 statewide crime statistics

LAKEWOOD — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has posted the 2020 crime data for hundreds of statewide law enforcement agencies through the Colorado Crime Stats website.

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Creede School District responds to concerns related to non-binary student

CREEDE — In meetings held by the Creede School District Board of Education on Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, public complaints were heard from parents, community members and Creede BOE member Tim Bachicha regarding a student identifying as non-binary.

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Sheriff seeks animal cruelty charges against Mosca man

SAGUACHE COUNTY — Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick had been aware of Jerry Brown’s cows breaking through fences to eat another rancher’s feed in January, but he didn’t realize how severely neglected the herd was until he saw videos and visited the pasture on Jan. 28. With the help of local ranchers and officials from multiple agencies, Warwick started feeding the animals before sunset.

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A telescopic historical view of Del Norte 

DEL NORTE — The town of Del Norte is wrapped in a rich history that few know about. The small mountain town once contended to be the capital of Colorado only to lose to Denver in the early days of the town’s history.

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SLV Health employees honored for years of service

ALAMOSA — Twenty-five years ago, Janet McGinnis started working at San Luis Valley Health. This year, she was honored, along with 78 other employees, who together have logged a total of 760 years of service with the healthcare organization with a special Years of Service celebration.

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Sargent School District honors new, returning National Honor Society members

MONTE VISTA — Sargent Junior High and Sargent High National Honor Society inducted new members in February. These outstanding students met the rigorous selection criteria of earning a 3.7 cumulative grade point average and consistently demonstrate strong leadership, character traits, and a commitment to service. The high school inducted 10 new members and the junior high inducted 12 new members.

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Anonymous donor surprises nurses

ALAMOSA — The holiday season had one more surprise to the nurses who work on the third floor of the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. An anonymous donor gifted every nurse with a gift card from City Market as a gesture of appreciation for all of their hard work.

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Sheriff seeks animal cruelty charges against Mosca man

SAGUACHE COUNTY — Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick had been aware of Jerry Brown’s cows breaking through fences to eat another rancher’s feed in January, but he didn’t realize how severely neglected the herd was until he saw videos and visited the pasture on Jan. 28. With the help of local ranchers and officials from multiple agencies, Warwick started feeding the animals before sunset.

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RGH continues to fulfill community needs

Rio Grande Hospital (RGH) continues to grow its services to meet the needs of the community. Thanks to an anonymous donor, RGH was able to purchase a state-of-the-art machine for Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT).

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Zodiacal Light and Orion's Nebula

The Zodiacal Light is back for February, March and early April. It just won't be visible when the moon is shining, so you'll have to wait until the moon comes up later.

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Additional Articles

  • 20th Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour seeking participants

    The Creede Arts Council is proud to be hosting the annual Silver Thread Studio Tour on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and is seeking artists from South Fork and Creede to participate. The Studio Tour showcases artists in the area – from emerging artists to those with national recognition. Previous venues have included private homes, studios, and art galleries where artists may exhibit their work.

  • Mineral County sheriff looks to a year of change and success

    MINERAL COUNTY — Over the past year, Mineral County has watched as the newly elected sheriff and his department took the first year to develop policies, review regulations and procedures throughout the department, reassess patrols and work with the community to increase safety throughout the county.

  • 12th Judicial District announces Mineral County Court vacancy

    The Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Feb. 26 at the Alamosa County Courthouse, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Mineral County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Ruth Acheson. The vacancy will occur on May 1.

  • Brittain, Adelman lead in Creede BOE race

    Incumbents Kara Jo Brittain (408) and Casey Adelman (341) based on initial unofficial results on Tuesday were on the way to retaining their seats on the Creede School District Board of Education over Lori Heinrich (251).

  • Sawmill Meadows receives approval, begins construction

    SOUTH FORK — The Town of South Fork Board of Trustees approved the new affordable workforce housing project, Sawmill Meadows, during a meeting on Sept. 26. According to project engineer and owner Matt Dorsett, construction for the project began this week.

  • RGNF to host two temporary jobs open houses

    DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) will soon be hiring up to 35 positions for temporary, or seasonal, jobs along with other units across the Rocky Mountain Region. In an effort to attract more local candidates, the forest will host two informal open-house events for community members to learn about and ask questions about the application process. Here are the details:

  • West end of San Luis Valley sets plans for Halloween

    RIO GRANDE COUNTY — Spooky season is just around the corner and there are several family friendly events planned for the western end of the San Luis Valley. With Halloween taking place on a Tuesday this year, most of the events will take place the weekend before.

  • Mineral County is Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Grant recipient

    DENVER — Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 2023 funding recipients of the Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Community Grant, including Mineral County. This grant program provides funding for local communities, municipalities, businesses and nonprofit organizations working to create innovative ways to reduce human-bear conflict and keep communities safe.

  • Mineral County S reports on summer activities

    MINERAL COUNTY — “We’ve been busy, but everything is going really well this summer,” began Mineral County Sheriff Terry Wetherill. “Besides some minor traffic incidences and a few other things, the county has been relatively quiet.”

  • Keeping Creede clean one closet at a time

    CREEDE — The second week of July has become a tradition in Creede. The Ladies Aid Society will be hosting its annual Rummage Sale at the Virginia Christensen Multi-use Facility on La Guarita Street.

  • Creede Headwaters Music Festival lineup released

    CREEDE — The Creede Headwaters Music Festival was a hit in the summer of 2022 with a lineup that many thought could not be matched. Creede Headwaters Music Festival member Bob Holt has released the lineup for this year, and it looks to be as good, if not better. This year’s music festival will take place on the weekend of Aug. 26 and 27.

  • Creede Board of Education receives financial report

    CREEDE — The Creede School District Board of Education received a finance report during its meeting on March 27 and learned it will need to address its teaching salary schedule.

  • Mineral County Sheriff gives update to commissioners

    MINERAL COUNTY — Mineral County Sheriff Terry Wetherill gave a brief update to commissioners during their mid-month meeting on Wednesday, March 15. Wetherill began by stating that the department is putting the final toucheson updating their policy manual, saying that it was a worthwhile investment.

  • Creede School District breaks the norm, hosts spring homecoming

    CREEDE — The Creede School District is in for a fun and busy week as they set the stage and celebrate a Homecoming. Since the district does not have a football team, school officials decided to host the annual event during basketball season.

  • CAC opens call for entry for 2023 Willow Creek Journal

    CREEDE — The Creede Arts Council announced that the call for entry for the 2023 Willow Creek Journal is officially open. The Willow Creek Journal is a community-centered annual anthology.

  • SLV Emergency Managers release additional draft of regional hazard mitigation plan

    SAN LUIS VALLEY — As part of an effort to complete a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan per requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines, local officials have released another draft of the document for review by San Luis Valley leaders in the six counties included in the region.

  • Community Christmas Celebration is Dec. 14

    CREEDE — The Creede Community Christmas Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Creede Community Church on Main Street in Creede.

  • Veterans Day Parade set for Monte Vista

    MONTE VISTA — For the first time in several years, Monte Vista will have a Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.

  • CRT Young Audience Outreach tour in full swing

    CREEDE — As the curtains closed for Creede Repertory Theatre’s 2022 season, one of its other programs hit the ground running and has, to this point, visited six states and has performed this year’s production of “Casa Alfonsa” for 9,000 students.

  • Health fair is Saturday in Creede

    CREEDE — On Saturday, Sept. 24, there is a health fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the Creede school located at 450 Corsair Dr. Anyone 18 years old or older can participate in all screenings, and, new this year, minors can participate in some free screenings.

  • SLV emergency managers continue Hazard Mitigation Plan work

    SAN LUIS VALLEY — San Luis Valley officials, including emergency managers, from all six counties met for their final Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting on Monday afternoon. The purpose of the meeting was to strategize about the few final steps of the plan and the final implementation of the plan once it receives approval from FEMA.

  • Rio Grande Headwaters Hoedown is set for Oct. 1

    ALAMOSA — The Rio Grande Headwater Land Trust recently announced it will be hosting its 12th annual Headwaters Hoedown on Oct. 1 at the Colorado Farm Brewery from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Artists open their studios for the Silver Thread Studio Tour on Aug. 13

    CREEDE — The Creede Arts Council and area artists are presenting the 18th Annual Silver Thread Studio Tour on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Creede Repertory Theatre pulls back curtain on 2022 season

    CREEDE — The Creede Repertory Theatre rolled back the curtain on its 57th season of productions.

  • FOMCES dinner is on Aug. 14

    MINERAL COUNTY — The Friends of Mineral County Emergency Services (FOMCES) have been raising money for local emergency service organizations for several years through their bi-annual dinner and silent auction. This year, the group is eager to gather at the Virginia Christensen Multipurpose Building for another meal and auction of donated items from local businesses on Aug. 14.

  • Preliminary legislative maps are a starting point

    SAN LUIS VALLEY — The preliminary maps for redistricting the state legislature were unveiled last week for both the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate. Some significant changes have been made in several districts in both bodies of the legislature.

  • Woodcarver’s Rendezvous is back for 2021 classes

    CREEDE — The Fourth of July celebrations in Creede were a smash hit and now that the major holiday is in the rearview for another year, the town is ready to welcome back the Woodcarver’s Rendezvous after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event begins on July 10 and will be slightly different than those in the past, but one thing remains the same, it will yield some beautiful artwork and offer an opportunity to learn some fantastic skills from instructors from around the US.

  • FOMCES back on track with annual fundraisers

    MINERAL COUNTY — After a year off, the Friends of Mineral County Emergency Services announced it will be hosting its annual fundraising events throughout the summer in addition to its bi-annual appreciation dinner in August.

  • 2021 National Small Print Show winners announced

    CREEDE — The public is invited to join the Creede Arts Council for its first online exhibition of the National Small Print Show. CAC is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the National Small Print Show, and honoring its founder, Larry Basky.

  • HWA organizing two cleanup days in May

    CREEDE — Headwaters Alliance (HWA) is asking for volunteers to help clean up Highway 149 on the east side of the floodplain on May 5 and the Lower Willow Creek Floodplain on May 8.

  • 10-digit local dialing begins April 24 in 719 area code

    Beginning April 24, Colorado customers with numbers in the 719 and 970 area codes should start dialing 10-digits (area code and telephone number) for all local calls. This is known as a permissive dialing period because if you forget and dial just seven digits, your call will still be completed.

  • Judge rules Joergensen will remain in custody

    SAN LUIS — Accused of setting the Spring Creek Fire, Jesper Joergensen will remain in custody after a judge refused to dismiss criminal charges against him following a virtual hearing Monday morning in which the defendant was determined still mentally incompetent to stand trial.

  • URGED hosts OEDIT presentation for possible tax relief program

    SAN LUIS VALLEY — The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development (URGED) group held its March meeting on March 9 and welcomed Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) representative Tom Monaco who gave a presentation on a potential tax relief program for Rio Grande County and the San Luis Valley.

  • OptiMystics holding St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17

    MONTE VISTA — Citizen action group the OptiMystics is putting together a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Monte Vista on March 17. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m.

  • Mineral County discusses moving to level Green

    MINERAL COUNTY — Mineral County Commissioners met with Silver Thread Public Health District Director Tara Hardy for a brief COVID-19 update during their meeting on March 1. Hardy reported that Mineral County was maintaining zero cases as of Monday and have maintained that case rate for the past two w