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POA announces this week’s weed spraying schedule

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by Alison McClure POA Community Manager Dear Community Members, The Baca Grande POA Maintenance Department will be spot spraying for White Top/Hoary Cress (depending upon the weather conditions) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (September 11, 12 or 13, 2012).  Signs were posted in these areas on Friday, September 7.  The signs will be removed when […]

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Colo. Dept. of Public Health & Environment approves Baca Grande Water & Sanitation Soda Ash Treatment Plan

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– BGWSD press release The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has approved the Baca Grande Water & Sanitation District’s plan and design for the implementation of soda ash as a water treatment process to replace the use of the orthopolyphosphate (OPP), Seaquest.  The District received approval on Friday, August 31. With this […]

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Saguache County Accepts PILT, Gifts Schools with $594,000

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By Matie Belle Lakish Saguache County Commissioners rejected pleas by school officials for another week to work out a solution to allow both schools and Saguache County to benefit from Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Development (SRS) funding for the next year.  Schools wanted to further research an option that would transfer SRS funding to […]

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New stop signs in Crestone

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Surprise! A pair of new stop signs have been added in downtown Crestone. Alder Street and Golden Avenue will be the busiest intersection in town when the new Crestone Charter School opens September 4. There are now 4-way stop signs at this intersection for the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles.  Everyone is asked to […]

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Forest Service seeks comments on Village at Wolf Creek Access Project

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MONTE VISTA –The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) is seeking comments on the Village at Wolf Creek Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) during a 45-day public comment period upon publication in the Federal Register on Friday, August 17.  The analysis was initiated as a result of a land exchange application submitted by Leavell-McCombs […]

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Prescribed burn of mitigation brush pit planned for July 28

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CRESTONE—Weather permitting, commencing Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 AM, the Baca Grande POA mitigation pit will be ignited.  The Baca Grande Fire Department will monitor the prescribed burn for 48 hours.  Personnel and fire equipment will be present for the duration of the burn.  If the weather conditions are not favorable, the burning of the […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted from Federal Lands

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MONTE VISTA—Due to the current extended period of moisture, fire restrictions have been lifted from federal lands in the Upper Rio Grande Valley including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Bureau of Land Management’s San Luis Valley Field Office, Rio Grande National Forest and the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The […]

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Sheriff announces cancellation of fire restrictions for Saguache Cty.

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Sheriff announces cancellation of fire restrictions for Saguache Cty.

SAGUACHE COUNTY—Today Saguache County Sheriff Mike Norris released this announcement: Cancellation of Fire RestrictionsPursuant to Saguache County Ordinance 2012-6, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DECLARATION OF OPEN FIRE BANS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF, after consultation with the Forest Service/BLM, and having received beneficial rainfall which has greatly reduced the fire […]

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Saguache County hand count election results are in

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Saguache County hand count election results are in

SAGUACHE COUNTY—The Saguache County Clerk’s Office completed the hand count of ballots for Saguache County’s primary election on Wednesday, June 27.    The following unofficial results are only for the contested races: J. Anderson 454 – M.B. Lakish 285 K. Anderson 316 – L. Thompson 310 C. Martinez 516 – A. Valdez 105 B. Davidson 134 […]

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Open burning, private use of fireworks banned in Colorado

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Open burning, private use of fireworks banned in Colorado

DENVER — Thursday, June 14, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order that bans open burning and private use of fireworks throughout Colorado because of very dry conditions and high fire danger.   The ban does not apply to campfires in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed camp and […]

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Saguache County issues Stage 1 fire restrictions—open fire ban in 5 SLV counties & public lands

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Effective June 6, 2012, a Stage 1 Fire Ban is in effect for Saguache County and five other counties in the San Luis Valley, as well as the surrounding federal land management agencies. The fire ban restrictions as posted by Ordinance by Saguache County are: (1) The following activities are hereby deemed to be “open fires” for the purposes of this […]

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Crestone Emergency Services District mil levy fails to pass

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In an exceedingly close vote, the final tally for the Crestone Emergency Services District mil levy vote has the ballot question failing. According to the Judges’ Certificate of Election Returns the vote is YES 323 and NO 324.  The vote failed by 2 votes (a tie is considered a fail). The votes cast for Director […]

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Town of Crestone election results

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Town of Crestone election results

April 4, 2012 At an election held at the Town Hall in the Municipality of Crestone, County of Saguache, and State of Colorado on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described offices: Kairina Danforth had               Twenty-nine (29) votes […]

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San Isabel Fire Update, Tuesday afternoon

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San Isabel Fire Update, Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday, April 3, 2 pm. According to Saguache County Sheriff Mike Norris,  The San Isabel fire is contained with mop up crews continuing to make sure that any burning timber is down and moved to safe “black areas”.  Some hot spots and flare ups continue. One hot shot crew has been released and it is […]

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San Isabel Fire Update, Tuesday

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Tuesday, April 3 8am. No official word from the Saguache County Sheriff yet, but overnight snows of 1” or more and continuing light snowfall and lack of wind indicate that the fire event on San Isabel Creek is nearly over.  Today local firefighters and hot shot crews will be doing mop up work and containing […]

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San Isabel fire update, 10 pm

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According to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office, the San Isabel fire is deemed “nearly contained”. 150 to 200 acres were burned, no structures were damaged. Crews will be out overnight to watch the scene, with a mop up tomorrow. Two “hot shots” teams from Arizona and California, who had been in Colorado fighting the North […]

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San Isabel fire update

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San Isabel fire update

Monday, April 2: As of 6 pm the fire along San Isabel Creek drainage near Road 66 in Saguache County was diminished.  Fire crews continue to work hot spots as strong gusty east winds threaten to flare up the fire. The Saguache County Sheriff office says that approximately 50 acres have been burned and 3 […]

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Wildfire off County Road 66

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Wildfire off County Road 66

Fierce winds fanned a wildfire along San Isabel Creek north of Crestone shortly before noon on Monday, April 2. Smoke from the fire is visible on the left, and a dust cloud is kicked up on the Baca Wildlife Reserve on the right. photo by Janet Woodman A dangerous large fire was reported at approximately 11am, […]

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Phone outages across SLV Monday, Feb. 6

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Telephone outages have been reported in Southern Colorado and throughout the San Luis Valley today, Monday, February 6. People in the Crestone and Alamosa area are reported to have local phone service, but no long distance or cell phone service. According to KRDO.com, and NewsChannel 13, “A CenturyLink representative says a fiber optic line was […]

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Saguache County Clerk recalled

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Unofficial elections results are: Yes to recall       941 No to recall        453 Carla Gomez      762 Pat Jenkins        319 by Crestone Conglomerate http://larrycalloway.com

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Fish & Wildlife to hold public workshops on alternatives for SLV refuges

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking comments through February 24, on various alternatives regarding management scenarios for Colorado’s San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Refuge Complex) over the next 15 years. The draft alternatives are outlined in a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Refuge […]

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