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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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Busy weekend for Search and Rescue in the Sangre de Cristos, 2 missions, 3 people rescued

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By Mary Lowers Two Search and Rescue (S&R) missions were launched on the weekend of July 11. Saguache County S&R, Custer County S&R, and the Western State Mountain Rescue Team from Gunnison were all needed to bring a woman, 39 with a broken leg and other injuries down from 13000 ft on a south facing […]

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Flood event possible on N. Crestone Creek

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June 2, 2015—Due to high water run off and warm weather there is a potential for flooding on North Crestone Creek. According to Crestone Town Administrator Akia Tanara, Pat McDermott and Jim Swanson of the Colorado Division of Water Resources are very concerned that Crestone may see a flood event in the next couple of […]

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Property Notice of Valuations Received Local residents have questions Protests must be mailed by June 1

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by Lisa Cyriacks In early May Notices of Valuation were mailed to all property owners in Saguache County. Controversies in valuations over the past couple of years, including a lawsuit against the county, have increased awareness by property owners of what these valuations might mean when it comes to next year’s property tax bill. “The […]

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Celebrate National Park Week with Free Admission and Special Events at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, home to the tallest dunes in North America, will celebrate National Park Week, April 18 through 26, 2015. To get the celebration going, Great Sand Dunes will waive entrance fees and provide ranger programs and engaging social media events on opening weekend, April 18 and 19. With no […]

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Forest plan public meeting scheduled to discuss recreation on March 30

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CRESTONE, Colo. – The U.S. Forest Service and National Forest Foundation (NFF) will hold a public meeting near Crestone to discuss and receive public input for the Rio Grande National Forest’s plan revision. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Baca Grande Property Owners Association Building, […]

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Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and SLV Small Business Development host workshop: “Ca$hing in on Tourism: Increase your Bottom Line”

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The San Luis Valley Small Business Development Center (SLV-SBDC) and the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SDCNHA) will be hosting a free business innovation workshop: “ Ca$hing in on Tourism” on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 8 am to 1:30 pm at the SLV Water Conservancy District (623 4th Street Alamosa, CO). This workshop […]

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BLM seeks public comment on Xcel transmission line

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MONTE VISTA, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office, in cooperation with the Pike San Isabel National Forest, is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment authorizing Xcel Energy to rebuild three existing transmission lines. The transmission lines are nearing the end of their serviceable life and would be […]

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Women’s Voices in Art opens in Hatfield Gallery on February 16

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ALAMOSA (February 9) – The Adams State University Hatfield Gallery, in conjunction with the second annual Women’s Week, will feature an exhibit by women. Women’s Voices in Art opens February 16 and continues through March 12. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Art Building. […]

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Saguache County Holiday Office hours

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Saguache County offices will be closed 1/2 day on December 19th for the county employees’ Christmas dinner. County offices will be closed all day December 24 as well as Christmas day. Court is open on the 24th.

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