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Mammoths roamed  the San Luis Valley

Mammoths roamed the San Luis Valley

by Mary Lowers   During the Pleistocene Era, two million to ten thousand years ago, several species of megafauna grazed in the San Luis …

The Women’s March  January 21, 2017  Crestone women report

The Women’s March January 21, 2017 Crestone women report

Women’s March on Washington DC: The people speak! by Jan Foster Miiller Pink hats abound. My …

Along the Huerfano River: A book review

by Mary Lowers Arcadia Publishing’s latest volume in the Images of America series is a compelling history in…

Winter Solstice & Ancient Observatories

  by Mary Lowers In these dark days on our planet it gives me great comfort to think…

Why do elk bugle, and other fascinating elk facts

  by M. Diane Bairstow Starting in August, we begin to hear them. The lonely bull elks bugling…

Rock art in the San Luis Valley

Rock art  in the San Luis Valley by Mary Lowers Rock Art is images carved, drawn or painted onto solid rock surfaces. Carved or engraved images are petroglyphs, drawn or painted images are pictographs, and images including…

This solar house: Building with awareness

This solar house: Building with awareness

by Paul Shippee This article is about super energy-efficient, conscious home building. As an example…

Saints in  the San Luis Valley The early Mormon settlements

Saints in the San Luis Valley The early Mormon settlements

by Mary Lowers The Latter Day Saints or Mormons are one of the groups responsible…

The Pedestrian Pathways Project brings  a whole new look  to downtown Crestone

The Pedestrian Pathways Project brings a whole new look to downtown Crestone

by Kairina Danforth, Mayor, Town of Crestone Once upon a time, we were a small…

2015 Collective  Biodiesel Conference hosted by  Crestone Energy Fair

2015 Collective Biodiesel Conference hosted by Crestone Energy Fair

by Nicholas Chambers The Collective Biodiesel Conference is an internationally-attended conference of DIY (do-it-yourself) practioners,…

Crestone Music Festival announces headliners August 12-14

Crestone Music Festival announces headliners August 12-14

by Tom Dessain Crestone Performances Inc. is proud to announce that the Fabulous Thunderbirds will…

Historic birding  around Crestone  & Saguache County

Historic birding around Crestone & Saguache County

by Pat Richmond A half century ago, Kansas bird lovers Ed and Helen Ryan purchased…

Crypto Jews of southern Colorado & northern New Mexico

Crypto Jews of southern Colorado & northern New Mexico

by Mary Lowers Crypto Jews were victims of the Spanish Inquisition who, while outwardly Catholic,…

Nordic skiing &  snow shoeing  in the Crestone area

Nordic skiing & snow shoeing in the Crestone area

  by the Crestone Nordic Ski Alliance  The snow is here and hopefully we will be…

Solstice celebrations in the Southwest

Solstice celebrations in the Southwest

by Mary Lowers One thing all humans have in common is celebration on or near…

The history of  Japanese settlers in the San Luis Valley

The history of Japanese settlers in the San Luis Valley

by Mary Lowers Since the last decades of the nineteenth century Japanese have been part…

The science  behind autumn colors  in the San Luis Valley

The science behind autumn colors in the San Luis Valley

About birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness—perhaps…

The new Moffat School  is open for classes

The new Moffat School is open for classes

by Larry Joseph Calloway After a delightful ribbon-cutting, the new Moffat Consolidated School is now…

Annual Crestone  Energy Fair August 28-30

Annual Crestone Energy Fair August 28-30

The 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair August 27-30 is proud to welcome the Collective Bio-Diesel…

Historic floods  in the high desert &  the Crestone flood of 1911

Historic floods in the high desert & the Crestone flood of 1911

  by Mary Lowers As James McCalpin tells us in Crestone: Gateway to Higher Realms,…

Tiny houses: The next big thing, or too close for comfort?

Tiny houses: The next big thing, or too close for comfort?

  by Carrie Caverly In the land of “McMansions” where the average house size has…

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