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The noble potato: past & present and The potato’s virtues

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The Crestone Eagle, April 2009: The noble potato, at home in any garden or farm, from high altitude deserts and beyond. Photo from Chokecherry Farm in Crestone. story & photos by Nicholas Chambers Hailing from the South American alpine and grown for over forty centuries, the potato has been the staple of the peasant and […]

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School & community center possible for Crestone?

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The Crestone Eagle, April 2009: by Matie Belle Lakish For years, the vision of a community center and school large enough to hold the myriad activities of our diverse community has floated and swirled around Crestone, always waiting for just the right combination of land, money, leadership, and opportunity to bring it to fruition. Maybe […]

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BLM defers oil & gas leasing in the San Luis Valley

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The Crestone Eagle, April 2009: by Ceal Smith Public lands in the San Luis Valley will not be auctioned off for oil and gas development in the May 14 Bureau of Land Manage-ment (BLM) lease sale. Since last fall over 30,000 acres between Villa Grove and Crestone, in Saguache County have been under consider-ation for […]

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Judge halts drilling on Baca NWR

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The Crestone Eagle, March 2009: As part of ongoing litigation, the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Lexam Exploration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reached an agreement to “cease all construction activities on the Lexam Road,” “not begin construction” on access roads or well pads and to “remove all construction equipment” related to drilling […]

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Storing the Sun

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Storing the sun The Crestone Eagle, March 2009: by Nicholas Chambers In speaking of such feats as storing the sun, we are also discussing methods to bottle wind, yoke water, or cruciblize earth. Accessing the sun’s energy when it is not shining is a matter of modern alchemy—of tapping into the other living and elemental […]

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Biodiesel Fueling Ahead

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 24, 2009 CONTACT Alejandra Garza de Gutierrez (303)866-5288 Abigail Vacanti (303) 866-4882 BIODIESEL FUELING AHEAD SB098 passes final with bipartisan support in Senate DENVER – Friday, the Senate passed a bill on final reading sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) which assigns the same tax-exempt status for biodiesel […]

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Desert Sage

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For FMarch, 2009 Desert sage will serve good meatloaf! With no peas added!

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February Specials

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Here are the specials for Feb at Harvest. Food- Monday Food- Tuesday Call 256-6363

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Solar energy & the future of the San Luis Valley

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by Nicholas Chambers On Saturday January 17, the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) and Water Protection Coalition (SLVWPC) co-sponsored a standing-room only presentation and panel discussion in Alamosa regarding the coming boom of solar energy in the Valley. Concerns about mega-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) and what impacts that may have on agricultural water […]

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Ritter introduces new C0 Sen. Michael Bennet—promises SLV won’t be forgotten

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by Lisa Cyriacks When introduced January 13 in Alamosa, Senate designee Michael Bennet told the standing-room-only crowd that he intended to carry forward Ken Salazar’s values and agenda. Bennet also informed those present that he intended to retain Senate aide Charlotte Bobicki and keep the San Luis Valley office open, a statement that was met […]

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Senate approves Baca National Wildlife Refuge Management Act

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On January 15, the United States Senate passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (S.22) by a vote of 73-21. The public lands package includes legislation championed by United States Senator Ken Salazar that will amend the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act of 2000 to assist in the administration of […]

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Letters

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Freebox Fairies Dear Editor, I wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Freebox Fairies who have been keeping up with the cleaning and maintenance of the freebox this winter. It’s a thankless job in the best of weather, and even more of a chore in winter. To all the FF’s out there, I say […]

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Thanks to you

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They just kept coming in the door. They ate up all the food, drank up all the beer and wine, talked and laughed, hugged and told stories and had a great old time. Me too. The Crestone Eagle 20th Year Open House & Celebration held in January drew around 150+ people. Many more said that […]

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January 2009 › Astrologically Speaking

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Astrologically Speaking . . . with Ananur – January 2009 Mercury will be turning retrograde this month, starting on January 11 at 9:45am until February first at 12:11am. January 1 Mercury enters Aquarius. What a way to begin the New Year. I say that because our President, Mr. Barak Obama was born with Aquarius rising. […]

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January 2009 › Letters

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Thank You Dear Editor, My, my, my! I’ve just read Mary Lowers’ review of The Collection and am humbled by her kind words. I thank you for your interest in the book. Publishing and editing The High Valley Independent allowed many early events to be recorded. Retuning to HVI to compile The Collection brought boundless […]

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Passing the Buck

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Passing the buck Small things can make a big difference in how we all survive here. Economics are local and sustainabilty isn’t just about growing our own food—it’s about sustaining our communities during these times of “recession.” The other day several advertisers paid their bills. I made a deposit at the credit union and paid […]

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Healing & celebration

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As I write this editorial, it is the end of October, and certainly, the end or an era. Our country is so hungry for change, so deeply wants to recover its sense of self worth, heal its wounds and create a better future, that I believe that Obama and Biden will win this election. Yip! […]

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Why I’m voting for Barack Obama

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My main reasons for voting for Barack Omama for president of the United States are: • He expresses values that resonate with my own. Honesty, compassion for people, service, a belief in the goodness of people, a love of family. • Team player. He brings people together. We’ve had years of us-against-them. He strengthens our […]

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