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5 fires in one day thought to be deliberately set: Quick response prevented a disaster

by M.Diane Bairstow On June 16, the day after the Sheriff enacted a Level 1 Fire Ban, 3 fires of suspicious origin were started in the Crestone area approximately 30 minutes apart. An hour later, another fire erupted east of Saguache, and 1 1/2 hours later, another west of Saguache was started. These fires are […]

by Keno Is the hole in the ground south of Crestone a meteor crater or not, and if not, what is it? Well it sure looks like one, and many geologists believe it is, but a few others say they aren’t sure. It’s a Crestone mystery that’s not completely solved. Known as the “Crestone Crater” […]

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by Matie Belle Lakish Although Saguache County’s November elections are months behind us, the repercussions of 197 initial “missing” ballots from the Crestone/Baca area continue to plague the County Clerk’s office and generate state-wide media coverage. An initial vote count on election night indicated the winner of the Commissioner’s race to be Republican Stephen Carlson, […]

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Five fires thought to be caused by arson

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Five fires thought to be caused by arson

Be on the alert for any suspicious activity by M.Diane Bairstow On June 16, the day after the Sheriff enacted a Level 1 Fire Ban, 3 fires of suspicious origin were started in the Crestone area approximately 30 minutes apart. An hour later, another fire erupted east of Saguache, and 1&1/2 hours later, another west […]

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RESOLUTION NO: 15 DECLARING A FIRE HAZARD EMERGENCY IN SAGUACHE COUNTY WHEREAS the Board of County Commissioners of Saguache County has authority under the provisions of C.R.S. 30-11-107 (county Powers) and pursuant to the provisions of C.R.S. 30-15-401 to do and make all acts and to make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient […]

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Wildfire in the Sangres

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There is currently a 2400 acre wildfire on the east side of the Sangre de Cristos, just over the mountains from Villa Grove. See fire incident report at: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2306

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The Way of Nature Fellowship

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MONTE VISTA, Colo. — The lake at San Luis State Park will not fill with water this spring because of low snowpack in the Sangre De Cristo mountain range. The decision to not fill the lake was made jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Rio Grande Water […]

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Due to continued dry and windy conditions Superintendent Art Hutchinson announced today that all areas within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are under Stage 1 Fire restrictions effective June 3, 2011 and remain in effect until further notice. “Disappointing winter snowfall accumulations coupled with inadequate spring moisture totals and continuing windy conditions have […]

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The Crestone Eagle: June 2011

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The Crestone Eagle: June 2011

Spring runoff on Cottonwood Creek, photo by Bill Ellzey

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The Formation Committee is pleased to announce that the Service Plan for the proposed new Fire District has been finalized and is ready for public review. Statutory law requires that a Service Plan for a proposed new District contain the following information: a description of the proposed services; a financial plan showing how the services […]

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San Luis Valley faces drought

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by Keno It was all or nothing as far as the past winter snows went for the state of Colorado, and as a result today some locations see a record run off while other places see drought conditions. The San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountains sadly were on the short side for snowfall, […]

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review by Paul Shippee Is our world falling apart? Is anyone paying attention? You can learn the compelling on-the-ground facts by reading this new book by Lester Brown, founder of Earth Policy Institute (www.earth-policy.org). Who is Lester Brown? He is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism, according to the famous Harvard biologist […]

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