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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by Matie Belle Lakish Tessera Solar, LLC has withdrawn its application to build a massive array of SunCatchers on 1500 acres southeast of Saguache.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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