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Monte Vista, Colorado: NEW photo contest event for the 2017 Monte Vista Crane Festival

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January 12, 2017 – It’s been said that it’s near to impossible to take a bad picture in Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley. So, this year the Monte Vista Crane Festival (March 10-12) is hosting its first annual photo contest, with a theme of “What you love most about nature in the San Luis Valley.” […]

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Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes on December 31st

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Birders and nature enthusiasts in the San Luis Valley will join birders across the western hemisphere to participate in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), held at Great Sand Dunes National Park on Saturday, December 31st. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to participate. The park is also looking for […]

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Adams State will recognize World AIDS Day—to host quilt display Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 1

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Since 1988, World AIDS Day, held on Thursday, December 1, provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. This year, Adams State University will once again display SLV panels from the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt […]

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Key reminders for Colorado voters

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COLORADO Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall and Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett offered the following key reminders to voters last week in advance of the General Election.    Elections in Colorado are conducted by mail with Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPC) available for those who would like additional assistance with voting or who […]

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SLV Local Foods Coalition Hosts Harvest Soirée

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The San Luis Valley is a cornucopia of agricultural production that culminates in the fall season. In observance of the plentiful harvest the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC) will host its fourth annual harvest celebration event at the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park on Sept. 25 from 11:30 to 5 p.m. All are […]

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Crestone Woman Missing

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By Mary Lowers Khristall Phoenix Risesinger, 29, has been missing from the Crestone area for weeks and her friends and family are very concerned and have been trying find out what’s happened to her. Sources close to the hunt for the missing woman tell me that this morning, Monday, August 22 Saguache County Sheriffs and […]

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Spanish Creek fire near Baca subdivision update: “Low activity” fire being monitored

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Crestone Eagle—According to Tad Crawford, Baca Fire Dept. Assistant Chief the lightning caused fire 1.5 miles up Spanish Creek continues to burn as a “low activity” fire with visible smoke. It is being closely monitored. The area of the fire is in a rocky and difficult to access location. The safety of firefighters was considered […]

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Update on Spanish Creek Fire, Visible from Baca Grande Subdivision

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CRESTONE, Colo. US Forest Service – A one-tenth acre fire is burning in the Spanish Creek drainage on the Rio Grande National Forest about three miles southwest of Crestone. The small fire is burning in steep, rocky terrain and has not been spreading. Firefighters have not directly engaged the fire on the ground due to […]

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Spanish Creek fire above Crestone/Baca area being suppressed

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According to Crestone/Baca firefighter Chris Botz, a small lighting caused fire 1.5 miles up Spanish Creek was reported.  A US Forest Service Hand Crew Team has been called and is working to suppress this small fire on the western side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. As of mid-day today, the fire was around 1/10 […]

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Climber Dies in 100 Foot Fall on Crestone Needle

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By Mary Lowers According to a source close to a Sunday July 10 search and rescue mission, an unidentified man fell 100 ft from the Crestone Needle to his death. Two men, who both were experienced climbers from Lakewood and Parker Colorado, were into their climb when the incident occurred. The victim’s climbing buddy watched […]

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CPW investigating lion attack on boy in western Colorado—Tips to be lion safe

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ASPEN, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are investigating a lion attack on a five-year-old-boy that occurred Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m. in the community of Lower Woody Creek, a few miles north of Aspen. Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputies and a Forest Service Ranger were the first to arrive at the scene and […]

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Saguache County primary election ballots mailed, vote by June 28

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Saguache County Clerk & Recorder, Carla Gomez, announces that the 2016 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered Democratic and Republican party voters beginning June 6, 2016. The ballot packet will include: 1 ballot, 1 secrecy sleeve with instructions, and 1 return envelope.  Voters […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors holds giant yard sale June 4

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Thank you to the Crestone Community for supporting Neighbors Helping Neighbors AND a request to donate, volunteer and purchase at our upcoming Garage Sale on June 4th at the Elephant Cloud parking area between 9am and 3pm. The garage sale is a wonderful way to donate and re-circulate useable items in excellent condition that you […]

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Colorado Film Office announces Colorado Revealed Video Contest winners Videos demonstrate the “reel” Colorado

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DENVER – Thurs., April 21, 2016 – The Colorado Office of Film, Media and Television today announced the winners of the Colorado Revealed Video Contest. Five winners were chosen from 59 film entries that were competing for the total prize of $15,000 plus commemorative Hateful 8 filmstrips from Kodak. The contest received over 7,000 votes and […]

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Public Health Confirms Hantavirus Associated Death in Saguache County

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SAGUACHE— The laboratory at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed a recently deceased resident of Saguache County was exposed to hantavirus, according to Saguache County Public Health Director, Ginger Stringer. To protect confidentiality, public health officials are unable to disclose the identity of the deceased or exact location of exposure. Hantavirus Pulmonary […]

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Town of Crestone voters approve retail marijuana

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At their April 5 election, Town of Crestone residents approved having retail marijuana stores in the Town.  The vote was 30 in favor and 13 opposed.  The voters also reelected Mayor Karina Danforth, who ran unopposed.  She received 39 votes.  Two trustees out of a field of three were elected.  The tally was James Adam […]

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Friends of the Dunes to host special screening of PBS documentary Heart of the World April 1

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The Friends of the Dunes are pleased to provide a free viewing of the PBS documentary Heart of the World before it debuts nationally on PBS stations. The documentary will air at Adams State University Carson Auditorium on Friday, April 1  at 7pm. This free event will offer a one-hour glimpse into the 3-hour documentary […]

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Public Health and Safety Advisory, unsafe pesticides discovered in some medical and retail marijuana products in Colorado

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March 21, 2016 – In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues […]

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Attempted car theft in Baca Grande

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By Mary Lowers The Crestone/Baca community came together March 20 to help an elderly Baca resident who had someone attempt to steal his car from his home in the the Baca development. The thief or thieves, who are as we go to press unidentified, got the vehicle stuck in deep sand. Saguache County deputies tried […]

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Fire Weather Watch for Sangre de Cristos and San Luis Valley

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 313 PM MDT SUN MAR 20 2016   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS… LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING .   * AFFECTED AREA… THE […]

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Friends of the Dunes will Host a Special Screening of the PBS documentary, “Heart of the World” April 1

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The Friends of the Dunes are pleased to provide a free viewing of the PBS documentary, Heart of the World, before it debuts nationally on PBS stations. The documentary will air at Adams State University Carson Auditorium on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7pm. This free event will offer a one-hour glimpse into the 3-hour […]

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