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Farm Credit helps kick start economic development

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
RIO GRANDE COUNTY--The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council is currently conducting a membership drive in Rio Grande County, asking municipalities, Rio Grande County and businesses to invest in a three-year public private partnership to kick-start long-term economic development in Rio Grande County.
URGEDC members are convinced that in order to benefit the future economic stability and growth across

Annual potato festival harvests crowd

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--The 2014 San Luis Valley Potato Festival drew a steady crowd all day long on Saturday, Sept. 6 in celebration of one of the Valley's principal crops.
Ninety percent of Colorado's potatoes are grown in the San Luis Valley according the CSU Extension website.
"It has been a great day," said volunteer Bob Bryning. "The fine folks

BLM to open office in Monte Vista

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- City Manager Forest Neuerburg presented some very good news to the Monte Vista City Council at last week's meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Neuerburg said city staff has been in contact with developers who have purchased the old Ford dealership building on the east side of Monte Vista. The developer has proposed annexing to the city and


Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
We have been informed that Sanford School District is currently in LOCKOUT. An attempted kidnapping occurred at another location. Be on the lookout for a white Pontiac with tinted windows and Virginia license plate number U-XFE4847.

GOCO grant makes MVHS track a reality

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--The all-weather track is down and awaiting sport competition at the Monte Vista High School. This new track will allow Monte Vista to host Colorado High School Sports Association (CHSAA) events for the first time in 30 years, as its previous cinder track did not meet their standards.
The City of Monte Vista in a partnership with the

Celebrate the potato this weekend

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- Each fall the San Luis Valley's many potato farms and packing sheds, along with individuals and families who contribute to Colorado's rich potato legacy, are celebrated with a harvest festival, and this year's is shaping up to be one for the history books.
On Sept. 5 and 6 the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee will host the 2014

Planning for the future of water

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014

ALAMOSA -- As more people move to Colorado, the state is trying to make sure there will be enough water for them once they get here.
Recognizing Colorado's population will only continue to grow in future years, the state is developing a water plan encompassing all nine river basins including the Rio Grande Basin in the San Luis Valley.

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