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George William Berkstresser, 85

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--George William Berkstresser, 85, passed away on Jan. 31, 2014 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.
George was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Sioux City, Iowa to Dr. C. F. Berkstresser and Julia Johnson Berkstresser.
George graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City and spent one year at Iowa University before joining the U.S.

Performers announced for concert

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
MONTE VISTA, Up and coming country music star Craig Campbell will open for Gretchen Wilson at this year's 93rd annual Ski Hi Stampede concert on Thursday, July 24. Concert tickets will go on sale this week.
Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin''' climbed to 24th on the Billboard charts last week, while Wilson's rapid ascent to the top started with her

District continues tech, facilities projects

Modified: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
Facilities Committee has recently submitted a second grant proposal to Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for completion of the athletic track after receiving recommendations from GOCO representatives on how to improve the new grant proposal in order to put it into a more favorable light for approval.
"A group of community members and staff put together a very positive proposal with

M.V. to advance watch program

Posted: Sunday, Apr 20th, 2014
MONTE VISTA, The first in a series of meetings planned to bring the Neighborhood Watch Program back to life was held at the Monte Vista Information Center on Saturday, April 12.
The crime rate continues to rise at an alarming rate for town as small as Monte Vista. The mayor, city council, administration, police department and concerned citizens are embarking

BREAKING NEWS! Man briefly escapes custody

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
DEL NORTE, While being transported from the Rio Grande County Courthouse in Del Norte back to the Rio Grande County Jail by deputies at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18, David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, briefly escaped.
Marquez bolted away from his escort and made it half a block away to 630 Oak Street where he attempted to

Sportsman roundtable set for M.V. next week

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- All hunters and anglers who are concerned about wildlife and related issues are invited to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region "Sportsmen's Roundtable" meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 14, at the Monte Vista Co-Op in the San Luis Valley.
The meeting is part of the statewide "Sportsmen's Roundtable" process set

Residents urged to be aware of scams

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- Several San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC) members have been contacted by scammers trying to commit credit card fraud. The callers tell members their electric bill is past due and unless a credit card number is provided immediately, crews will be dispatched to disconnect the member's electric power.
SLVREC will never ask members for credit card

Sargent board completes budget cuts

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--The following information was taken from the minutes of the Sargent School District's March meetings:
March 11 special meeting:
The board took action to approve administrative recommendation to discontinue the business program for the 2014- 15 school year and formally notify Mrs. Adams of the board's intent to cancel her teaching contract. Discussion also took place pertaining to

M.V. considers relocating program

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
ista City Council gave their conditional approval for Kids Connection to move from the basement of the Bill Metz Central Auditorium into the city-owned "Guzlow Building" on Highway 160.
Kids Connection has been looking for a larger base of operations and has had an average of 60 children attending during the school year. During the summer that number jumps to

Monte Vistan sought in Pueblo carjacking

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
VALLEY -- Local authorities are searching for a man from Monte Vista in conjunction with a carjacking Tuesday morning in Pueblo.
David Marquez, 44, of Monte Vista, is wanted on kidnapping and robbery charges, according to the Pueblo Police Department, which has enlisted the assistance of San Luis Valley law enforcement to locate Marquez.
Marquez had not yet been apprehended

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