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Forest Plan for  Rio Grande National Forest

Forest Plan for Rio Grande National Forest

  USFS releases Draft Forest Plan.  Alternative D strongly supported in Saguache County by Susan M. Pierce The citizens of the San Luis Valley …

The ‘Ghost Town’  of Liberty

The ‘Ghost Town’ of Liberty

by Mary Lowers In late August I took a trip though the Liberty Gate at …

Upper Willow Valley, a radiant place

by Emmy Savage The following account is part of a series about walking in the Sangre de Cristo…

Everson Ranch: A new take on SLV heritage ranching

by Mary Lowers I am lucky. For example, on an overcast Tuesday in July I was cruisin’ north,…

Ziggurat: Climb up, commune with the divine

The Ziggurat, local Crestone landmark, was commissioned by Najeed Halaby, father of Queen Noor of Jordan, for private…

Water wars in the Wild West

Water wars in the Wild West by Mary Lowers This story is a little-known but dramatic tale of regional history which kicked off in 1874 when Ute Chief and diplomat Ouray, and other Ute leaders, signed…

May 2017: Speaking of Trails: Collaboration to expand Crestone trail systems

May 2017: Speaking of Trails: Collaboration to expand Crestone trail systems

  By Jason Anderson: Saguache Cty. Commiss’r Note: All accounts below should be considered commentary: political…

Gone agro:  Back to the future with local food

Gone agro: Back to the future with local food

  by Stacia Burton What is possible when we come together as a movement, an…

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,…

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

Along the Huerfano River: A book review

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

Winter Solstice &  Ancient Observatories

Winter Solstice & Ancient Observatories

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

Why do elk bugle, and other fascinating elk facts

Why do elk bugle, and other fascinating elk facts

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

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.…

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,…

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