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Saguache County to see severe budgetary cuts

by Sandia Belgrade,  with Peter Peterson,  County Assessor   JoAnn Groff, Property Tax Administrator for the state of Colorado, has announced that this county …

Membership surging as Crestone/Baca Indivisible works to hold Congress & Trump administration accountable

The Crestone/Baca Indivisible group held its first organizational meeting at the home of Chalet II …

Women’s March in the San Luis Valley draws hundreds

by Lori Nagel On January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of our new US President, millions…

SLV projects receive $1.4 million in GOCO grants

by Rosemary Dempsey, Dir. Communications, GOCO The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded three grants totaling more than…

State issues $2.35 million in marijuana research grants

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has awarded $2.35 million in grant funding for seven research…

One person, one vote . . . except when electing POTUS

Electoral College makes the final decision by Lisa Cyriacks The 2016 election was hugely partisan and highly unusual. The “real” presidential vote by the Electoral College on December 19, when…

How Saguache County voted: marijuana excise tax approved, sales tax for law enforcement defeated

by Lisa Cyriacks The law enforcement sales tax proposition intended to build a new jail…

Public entities question County tax valuations

by Sandia Belgrade The last meeting of November had an outpouring of people representing various…

County faces election dilemma; Clerk asks for help

County faces election dilemma; Clerk asks for help by Sandia Belgrade   When the Director…

Colorado: Red, purple—now blue? Republicans in national races are being challenged by Democrats

by Lisa Cyriacks   Colorado was a hotly contested swing state in the 2008 and…

Twelve hours of Penitence rides into second year

by Jason Anderson   Saguache County’s homegrown mountain bike race, the “Twelve hours of Penitence,”…

Colorado voters get to decide; General election ballot certification underway

by Lisa Cyriacks Six statewide ballot questions have already qualified for the 2016 ballot. And…

Hemp: A $600 million industry looks to the San Luis Valley

by Sandia Belgrade “Why use up the forests in the making for centuries if we…

Two county tax questions approved for Nov. ballot – Potentially as many as seventeen statewide initiatives

by Lisa Cyriacks Saguache County Commissioners approved two ballot questions for raising taxes. The first…

Concerned Crestone/Baca citizens meet with SLV Rural Electric management over smart meters

by John Rowe  A group of concerned citizens from Crestone and the Baca met with…

Potential sales tax to benefit law enforcement; Saguache County residents present proposal

by Lisa Cyriacks A bi-partisan committee met with the County Commissioners to present a proposal…

Rust murder suspect charged with multiple crimes

by Mary Lowers Saguache County resident Charles Moises Gonzales, 46, currently incarcerated in the Colorado…

Hemp takes center stage at Saguache County meetings; short-lived hemp moratorium lifted

by Sandia Belgrade The  Saguache County Commissioners did a quick turnaround on hemp. In their…

Another Hantavirus fatality in SLV confirmed

Lab tests confirmed in May that a Rio Grande County resident, who recently fell ill…

Saguache County considers new marijuana regulations

Saguache County considers new marijuana regulations Public hearing May 12 by Lisa Cyriacks Saguache County…

Sanders, Cruz win at Colorado state conventions

Sanders, Cruz win at Colorado state conventions Choosing presidential candidates ‘feels like democracy,’ but reality…

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