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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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Photo of Lunar Eclipse, submitted by Peter Taylor

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(click to enlarge) I got up at 6:00 AM on December 10th to witness this most amazing spectacle, and was not disappointed at all!  Of course, I took quite a few, trying various setting on the camera, and I think the attached picture is one of the better ones.  I kind of like the way […]

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The Driver License office will be closed until Nov. 7th, 2011

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The Driver License office will be closed until Nov. 7th, 2011 Please call the State Driver License offices to make appoint: Alamosa – 589-4274 Salida – 539-2802 New Regulations! ALL DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWALS In order to be in compliance with Real ID ACT, all applicants will now need one document to prove their residential address, […]

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Earthquakes in southern Colorado

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There have been a series of earthquakes this week in southern Colorado.  Monday (8/22) night a 5.3 tremor was felt in Trinidad, CO, east of Crestone across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Crestone.  Read more at http://huff.to/soco_nonmquake.

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Tessera withdraws SunCatcher application

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by Matie Belle Lakish Tessera Solar, LLC has withdrawn its application to build a massive array of SunCatchers on 1500 acres southeast of Saguache. On July 11, Saguache County Commissioners received a letter, by email, from Tessera’s Brent Bailey, Vice-President and General Counsel. The message included the following: “Tessera has had ongoing reviews of the […]

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Rio Grande National Forest Fire Restrictions Lifted

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MONTE VISTA – The Rio Grande National Forest has removed fire restrictions effective Friday, July 15th.  Recent moisture has reduced the fire danger throughout the middle and upper elevations of the forest.  Fire danger is still high in much of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the lower elevations of the San Luis Valley.  Stage […]

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State officials seize Saguache County Credit Union

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The Denver Business Journal wrote: Colorado’s Division of Financial Services assumed control of Saguache County Credit Union on Friday because of what officials called its deteriorating financial condition. The National Credit Union Administration has been appointed conservator for the credit union and will operate it “for the foreseeable future,” a state annoucement said. The credit […]

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A fireban was issued by Saguache County as of June 15. It states:

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RESOLUTION NO: 15 DECLARING A FIRE HAZARD EMERGENCY IN SAGUACHE COUNTY WHEREAS the Board of County Commissioners of Saguache County has authority under the provisions of C.R.S. 30-11-107 (county Powers) and pursuant to the provisions of C.R.S. 30-15-401 to do and make all acts and to make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient […]

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Wildfire in the Sangres

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There is currently a 2400 acre wildfire on the east side of the Sangre de Cristos, just over the mountains from Villa Grove. See fire incident report at: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2306

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Structure fire at top of Willow Creek Way – Worst fire in 11 years

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Structure fire at top of Willow Creek Way – Worst fire in 11 years

by M. Diane Bairstow The call came in at 5:45pm Tuesday, March 15 during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Baca Grande Fire Dept. (BGFD). As all the firefighters were present, the response time was immediate. When the BGFD arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were issuing from the roof, and bystanders told responders […]

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Hwy. 50 near Cotopaxi blocked by rockslide

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A major slide of rocks & boulders onto Hwy 50 between Canon City and Salida has blocked both lanes of traffic. Before cleanup can begin, Colorado Dept. of Transportation will have to bring down additional rocks threatening to fall on the roadway. Highway officials say they don’t know when US 50 will reopen. No injuries […]

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At the Baca Grande Property Owner’s Association Annual Membership Meeting Friday, Nov. 12 Treat Suomi and Joy Hill were elected to the board of directors to fill the two available seats.  Treat received 675 votes, Joy 500 votes. Incumbent board member Diane Dunlap, who was running for reelection, only received 400 votes. The meeting was […]

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