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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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Crestone Mercantile Given Philanthropy Award

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By Mary Lowers At a luncheon banquet attended by more than 700 people in Denver March 9, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) presented the annual Business for the Arts Awards. The awards honor companies and individuals for their exemplary partnerships and engagement with the arts. Our own Crestone Mercantile was selected to […]

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Sanders wins Colorado on Super Tuesday, wins Saguache County by more than 2 to 1

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By Lisa Cyriacks Bernie Sanders defeated former Secretary of State and U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton in Colorado’s Democratic presidential caucuses. In Saguache County, Precincts 1 (Saguache) 10 delgates,  and Precinct 5 (Baca Grande) 15 delegates, selected 100 per cent of their delegates for Bernie. Hillary Clinton did not receive the minimum votes to receive […]

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Caucus info for Crestone voters

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Caucus March 1 at 7 pm. Democrats: Residents of the Baca Grande will caucus at the POA Hall. Residents of Crestone and Casita Park will caucus at the Community Building in Crestone. Republicans: Residents from the Baca Grande, Crestone and Moffat all caucus at the Moffat School. Must be a registered voter and party member.

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Crestone Creative Council Youth Program Ceases

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The Crestone Town Board of Trustees and Town Staff have met with concerned parents and the youth director of the Crestone Creative Council Youth Program.  The Town Board fully understands the importance of a youth program in our community and wishes to support youth in ways that are feasible for a small town. This program […]

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Adams State College: Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion is February 17

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ALAMOSA (February 10) – The Adams State University Department of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish will host a panel discussion, The Politics of the Black Lives Matter Movement: Policing the Police, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free and open to the public.   Moderated […]

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Remains found in Saguache County

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by Mary Lowers On Tuesday Jan 10 human remains were excavated and removed from an unmarked grave between Hwy17 and US 285 in Saguache County. Saguache County Deputies assisted Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agents in the excavation and removal of the unidentified human remains. According to SCSO Deputy Wayne Clark, the remains have been transported […]

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Debris Pile Burns Planned at Baca National Wildlife Refuge January 25th – March 18th

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During 2014 and 2015 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has been involved in fire mitigation efforts along North and South Crestone Creeks on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge (refuge). These efforts, which are designed to reduce wildfire risk and improve wildlife habitat, have resulted in the removal of large quantities of cottonwood deadfall […]

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Saguache County seeks Marijuana Task force members

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Saguache County is seeking a diverse group of county citizens to comprise a Marijuana Task Force with the goal of gathering information, and producing a recommendation, for County regulations and direction in relation to Amendment 64.  The Task Force will consist of 9 appointed by the Board of County Commissioners during their January 5, 2016 […]

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Public hearing Dec. 8 to consider vacating CO Road 67.5 near Crestone for land swap

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Public hearing Dec. 8 to consider vacating CO Road 67.5 near Crestone for land swap by Sandia Belgrade There is a proposal to exchange roads, one owned by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Baca Wildlife Refuge (USFWS) that accesses the Baca Grande subdivision and a road presently located in the Wildlife Refuge that […]

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Early results show marijuana tax revenue will stay with state

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By Lisa Cyriacks With 43 of 64 counties reporting, early results show that approximately two-thirds of voters approved the State keeping excess tax revenue. State Senator Pat Steadman, D-Denver, who led efforts to place the issue before voters, said Coloradans are responding consistently given prior votes on the marijuana tax issue. The first $40 million […]

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ASU CASA will host Navajo Walkers presentation Oct. 27, women to walk from Alamosa to sacred Mt. Blanca on Oct. 24

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ALAMOSA (October 23) – At dawn on January 6, 2015, a group of young Diné (Navajo) women and their supporters began to embark on a 1200-mile trek through Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado visiting their four sacred mountains—a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the tragic “Long Walk.” The group will share their experiences at […]

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Historical bone burial today at 3 pm at the Crestone Cemetery

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be in Crestone Wednesday October 14. They are coming here to bury human bones from their collection at the Crestone Natural Burial Grounds at the Crestone Cemetery. Not much is known about the twenty individuals whose remains will be buried here. After consulting various religious and secular […]

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