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Hearts on the Ground Awards announced

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
SAN LUIS VALLEY -- The San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group (SLV Joint IOG) was pleased to honor the following foster families at their December 14th meeting:
Bj and Soledad Baumgardner, Crystal Birdsong, Julie Kotalik, Jocelyn and Mitchell Buhr, Ruth and Tim Byler, Nancy Butler and Lee Carpenter, Christina and Philip Eicher, James and Silvia Evans, Mary and

Third annual ‘Walk of Love’ a success

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Jesse Varner and Michael Mora believe that love is the answer. These "Warriors of Light" held the third annual Walk of Love in Monte Vista on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Beginning at Chapman Park and ending at Marsh Park several local citizens joined the organizers on the sunny afternoon to display signs encouraging unity and love through downtown.

Harlan named classified employee of the year

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Melissa Harlan was named Monte Vista School District's Classified Employee of the Year at the Thursday, Feb. 16 school board meeting. Harlan has served the school for the last 17 years and in different capacities. She is currently the Monte Vista High School librarian.
Harlan herself is a 1987 graduate of Monte Vista High School and has

City council talks SLV branding

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Former Creede Mayor Eric Grossman attended the Thursday, Feb. 16 Monte Vista City Council meeting on behalf of Valley Initiative Partners (VIP) to give a presentation on the SLV Branding Initiative. Grossman explained how the idea got started, what the goal is and the next step.
Grossman said that San Luis Trustee Gabrielle Aragon had a discussion

Colorado public health talks Hantavirus

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) accepted an invitation from Emily Brown and the Rio Grande County Department of Public Health to speak at the 2017 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference and Trade Fair. Representatives took the opportunity to speak about Hantavirus and associ

Monte Vista offers plenty of recreation

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Recreation Supervisor Jaime Hurtado gave his monthly report at the Feb. 2 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council. Hurtado shared the many ongoing recreational opportunities for the citizens of Monte Vista and his outside-the-box thinking for the future.
Hurtado began by commending the many young people who attended the city council meeting. "It's always good to

Hemp industry growing in Colorado

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The 2017 Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference and Trade Fair was held in Monte Vista during the week of Feb. 7-9 at Ski Hi Park in Monte Vista. There were lot of informational booths and special presentation of interest to local citizens and agricultural producers.
One such important presentation was on the industrial hemp industry. Duanne Sinning

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