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Farmers think mud is fun

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Photo by Ashli Adams
On Saturday, Sargent Elementary held what they call a Farmers Fitness Fun Run. There were over 150 participants with proceeds going to the Sargent Elementary Science Program. See more photos on Page 8A.
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Martinez announces candidacy for House District 62

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
MONTE VISTA-- Monte Vista native Matthew Martinez is announcing his candidacy for Colorado's House District 62. Martinez is currently an elected city councilor for the city of Monte Vista. He sits on the Monte Vista Planning and Zoning Commission and is the city representative to the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee.
Martinez is a 2005 graduate of Monte Vista High
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Delta Center, OLA graduate 18 Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--Proud parents and big smiles were seen as the Byron Syring Delta Center and Monte Vista On-Line Academy graduated 18 students at its 42nd annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16. Superintendent of the Monte Vista School District Mr. Robert Webb began the commencement.
Webb said he was always impressed and interested in seeing how students from
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Fallen Valley officers remembered

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista Police Department (MVPD) held a fallen officer memorial service on Wednesday, May 13 at Chapman Park. The event was one of the numerous events held throughout the country for National Police Week. During National Police Week the services and sacrifices of law enforcement are honored, and tribute is paid to those who have lost their
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Hindes qualifies for state

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015

RYE, Colo.--Monte Vista senior Shelby Hindes and Alamosa senior Taylor Hackett qualified for the Class 4A State Golf Championships after last Wednesday's Southern Class 4A Regional Tournament.
A total of 84 qualifiers advance to the State Championships which will compete on May 18 and 19 at the River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. In addition, the top one-tenth of
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Countywide recreation department discussed

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--Officials representing Rio Grande County held a roundtable discussion on the evening of May 11 to discuss the possibility of forming recreation districts.
The options presented were between individual municipality recreation special districts, similar to that formed by the High Valley Community Center in the 2014 election in Del Norte, or a countywide recreation department. The Rio
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BLM opens to community

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Bureau of Land Management held a public open house on Thursday, May 7 for their new San Luis Valley Field Office. BLM Colorado Associate State Director Greg Shoop was present at the event.
Shoop said the San Luis Valley was a special place and he had a deep appreciation for it. "There are great partners to
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Three MVPD officers promoted to corporal

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The May 7 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council was a joyous celebration as three officers were promoted to the leadership position of corporal. Another officer was also sworn in and welcomed back to the community of Monte Vista.
Eugene Ortega, Robby Martinez and Mike Ruybal were each promoted to corporal. Ortega has been an officer
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RG Hospital clinic breaks ground

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 8 for their new location in Monte Vista. The clinic will be at the old location of Super Foods and will have new services and new providers including a specialist room. There are also plans to partner with Valley-Wide Health Systems for an X-Ray
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