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Arrests made in South Fork sexual assault case

Modified: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
SOUTH FORK--Multiple arrests have been made involving the alleged sexual assault of an 8-year-old South Fork girl dating back to late 2015.
In November 2016, the CBI was requested by South Fork Police Chief Don McDonald to assist with a complex sexual assault investigation. Following an extensive investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the South Fork

Public works presents multiple projects to city council

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- Public Works Director and acting City Manager Rob Vance presented three times on recent developments to the Monte Vista City Council on the evening of Thursday, March 16. The first was the promotion of Lowell Bolt to streets and parks supervisor. Bolt has been employed with the city for nine years. Vance also took the time to recognize

MVPD makes more drug arrests

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The Monte Vista Police Department continues to remove drugs and their distributors from the city streets. The MVPD made four more drug arrests in the month of March making a total of nine arrests over the last two months.
Police Chief Evan Lopez reported two arrests were made on March 15.
Amanda Martinez, 31, Center was

Strohmayer resigns as RGC coroner

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
RIO GRANDE COUNTY -- Saying Rio Grande County Commissioners were not providing an adequate budget for the office -- and he could no longer personally subsidize it-- long-time Rio Grande County Coroner Rusty Strohmayer resigned on Friday.
His official letter of resignation, submitted to the county commissioners early afternoon on Friday, March 17, states, "I am resigning from the office

Kids Connection updates council

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA--Kids Connection Director Anika Velasquez attended the Thursday, March 1 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council and provided an update on the programs functions in the new facility.
Velasquez said the new facility has presented many challenges and the opportunity for positive change. "We have new ideas and are reinventing the program. It's also given us a

Crane coloring contest winners announced

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The sunny, warm weather welcomed another celebration of cranes over the weekend. The 34th Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival included some new features this year, including a kids

MVHS Pirate FBLA asking for donations to help La Puente

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has been working on a community service project creating hygiene kits for the local homeless shelter, La Puente.
Dezirae Sandoval, Cedric Perea and Spencer Wingert are the leaders of the group project.

Radeaux addresses Crane Festival

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- An eager and receptive crowd enjoyed the Monte Vista Crane Festival's keynote address by artist Radeaux on Saturday, March 11 at the Vali 3 Theater. A Pueblo-based nature artist who has visited the wildlife refuge and included the cranes in his work, Radeaux owns the John Deaux Art Gallery in Pueblo and has done the illustrations and cover art

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