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November 2017: Letters to the Editor

Acknowledging Stephanie Gaines Letter to the Editor: This fall Crestone-End-Of-Life-Project has been celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Stephanie Gaines, our founder and director, has been busy acknowledging everybody and anybody that has ever helped and supported us, while she herself has slipped unnoticed into the background. This illustrates two marked characteristics of Stephanie.  Number one, an […]

Colo. US Senator Bennet calls for investigation into Trump Election Integrity Commission

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Colo. US Senator Bennet calls for investigation into Trump Election Integrity Commission by Lisa Cyriacks In a letter to the US Government Accountability Office, Michael Bennet (CO) and two other Democratic Senators, Cory Booker (NJ) and Amy Klobuchar (MN), asked the federal watchdog agency to examine how much federal money is being spent by the panel […]

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University president, Gunnison Mayor & Colorado DACA recipient call on Tipton to sign Dream Act

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University president, Gunnison Mayor & Colorado DACA recipient call on Tipton to sign Dream Act On a press call October 23, ahead of the December 8 omnibus deadline, Western State Colorado University President Greg Salsbury and Gunnison Mayor Jim Gelwicks joined Carlos Lerma, a DACA recipient at Western State Colorado University and Nicole Melaku, Executive […]

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Forest Plan for Rio Grande National Forest

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Forest Plan for  Rio Grande National Forest

  USFS releases Draft Forest Plan.  Alternative D strongly supported in Saguache County by Susan M. Pierce The citizens of the San Luis Valley have a rare opportunity to have a say in the management policies of their local National Forest—one they will not have for another few decades. For the first time in 21 […]

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November 2017: Skies Over Crestone

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November 2017: Skies Over Crestone

by Kim Malville The skies of November are going to be relatively quiet. All bright planets are clustered around dusk or dawn and will not be especially easy to see. I had initially written an article about the total eclipse of August and the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics to the discoverers of […]

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The Crestone Eagle : November 2017

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The Crestone Eagle : November 2017

“Crestone, better than Northern Exposure.” A big buck deer wanders past the town hall on an autumn morning. photo by Kizzen Laki

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Headlines

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‘12 Hours of Penitence’ happening Oct. 14 Mountain bike endurance race in Penitente Canyon benefits SLV teens Eric and Raleigh Burt of Kristi Mountain Sports announced that the 3rd year of the endurance race, “12 Hours of Penitence” (12 HOP), will take place the morning of October 14 in the beautiful Penitente Canyon in the […]

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23,000 marijuana plants seized in big Bonanza bust by Mary Lowers On September 14 at two in the afternoon Saguache County Sheriff Office (SCSO) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) along with members of the Colorado Drug Task Force conducted a raid on a suspected illegal marijuana growing operation five miles up County Road LL56 […]

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The ‘Ghost Town’ of Liberty

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The ‘Ghost Town’  of Liberty

by Mary Lowers In late August I took a trip though the Liberty Gate at the southeast end of the Baca Grande and went back in time, to the day when miners and ranchers populated the area. I was fortunate along with my photographer friend Brisa Storey and old friend Patti Rodriguez in getting to […]

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October 2017: Skies Over Crestone

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October 2017: Skies Over Crestone

by Kim Malville Jupiter will be visible for only a few days in the western twilight at the beginning of October. It will reach conjunction with the sun on October 26 and then it will reappear in the morning skies around November 7. Saturn will, however, will be visible low in the southwest twilight throughout […]

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The Crestone Eagle: October 2017

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The Crestone Eagle: October 2017

The fall roundup is dusty business. To this cowboy, doing it the traditional way on horseback is worth getting a little grit in the teeth. photo by Wendy Shattil/Bob Rozinski 

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October 2017: Letters to Editor

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Love letter Dear Crestone Community, I am so sorry that I left Crestone for  Arizona without saying good bye.  I would have cried. Crestone will always be my “home town.”  I am missing all the hugs at the PO and grocery stores and restaurants. And the special and interesting people. Thank you all for the […]

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27th Annual Crestone Energy Fair Sept. 8, 9 & 10 Resilient Regeneration Crestone celebrates its 27th consecutive year of hosting a local sustainability fair. The weekend will include educational presentations, community symposiums, unifying and harmonizing ceremonies, film viewings, hands-on demonstrations, music and guided home tours. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available with basic 10’x10’ […]

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Upper Willow Valley, a radiant place

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Upper Willow Valley,  a radiant place

by Emmy Savage The following account is part of a series about walking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as spiritual practice.  This fall, I will be doing more hikes and writing about them when the weather is cooler and more stable.  The beetle kill devastation on the Willow Lake hike is heartbreaking but it […]

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September 2017: Skies Over Crestone

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September 2017: Skies Over Crestone

by Kim Malville September 1: Look to the southwest about 45 minutes after sunset. Jupiter will be close to the horizon and Spica will be below it. Above, some 20 degrees away, will be brilliant Arcturus. September 6: Full moon September 11: Just after sunset look for Jupiter and Spica close together. September 22: Equinox […]

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September 2017: Letters to the Editor

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A visit to Crestone Dear Editor: In July I traveled from Indiana to Colorado.  Crestone was one of my stops.  I had heard about this wonderful community of people, the open air pyre and wanted to see for myself what was going on here. Crestone and its spiritual communities, the art gallery and Saturday market, […]

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The Crestone Eagle: September 2017

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The Crestone Eagle: September 2017

Reflections on a pool in Spanish Creek double the golden colors of autumn in this scene.   photo by Bill Ellzey (taken on an iPhone 4)  

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Secretary of Interior Zinke & Congressman Tipton aggressively pursuing privatization of public lands by Christine Canaly, Director,  SLV Ecosystem Council It’s called the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 or HB (House Bill) 2936, co-sponsored by our very own Representative from Congressional District 3, Scott Tipton, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, from Arkansas. A toned-down version […]

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Everson Ranch: A new take on SLV heritage ranching

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Everson Ranch:  A new take on SLV heritage ranching

by Mary Lowers I am lucky. For example, on an overcast Tuesday in July I was cruisin’ north, windows cracked and dog in the back seat, to tour the Orient Land Trust’s Everson Ranch. This one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old heritage ranch has been modernized using historical facades for buildings to bring together an educational and working agricultural facility […]

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August 2017: Skies Over Crestone

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August 2017: Skies Over Crestone

by Kim Malville This is the month of the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. First, let’s see what is in the sky before that event. August 2: Saturn will be below and to the left of the moon. August 7/8:  Full moon. This is the eclipse season when often there are connected eclipses […]

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August 2017: Letters to Editor

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Enlightening trees & flowers Dear Editor, I want to give thanks from my heart to the Crestone community of people who have put their time and energy into planting trees and flowers in Crestone. Wow—it’s awesome to feel so good to drive downtown and be filled with such renewing energy of beauty and love. We are […]

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