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Beaver Creek Youth Camp has slow year, looks to future

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

SOUTH FORK--In 1940 several of the area's Methodist church organizations came together to bring the community a youth camp. After selecting a piece of land in the Rio Grande National Forest and obtaining a lease with the U.S. Forest Service, construction of the camp began.
The camp was built with much volunteer help keeping the organization within budget. It

One-dollar bills land D.N. man in jail

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--On Friday, Aug. 22 at approximately 5:42 p.m., officers from the Monte Vista Police Department were called to San Luis Valley Federal Bank located at 330 Solar Avenue, regarding a possible hazardous material call. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Joseph Michael Gutierrez, 24, of Del Norte was at the bank's drive-up window attempting to exchange numerous one-dollar bills for

PD seeks info on attempted robbery

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--On Saturday, Aug. 23 at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers from the Monte Vista Police Department were called to the Nazarene Thrift Store located at 730 1st Avenue, regarding an attempted aggravated robbery.
Upon arrival, officers were told that employees exited the thrift store after closing for the day. One employee, who was inside her vehicle in the parking

Commissioners enjoy lighter agenda

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014

DEL NORTE-- Rio Grande County Road and Bridge Supervisor Pat Sullivan gave the commissioners his monthly update at last week's meeting (Wednesday, Aug.13).
"We completed the base work and paving on the 1 South," said Sullivan. "We also completed a half mile of overlay on Maxeyville."
Sullivan said his crew had also done the base work at the landfill

McCullough shows talent at the Windsor

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014

DEL NORTE-- Monte Vista resident and Colorado native Susan McCullough had an opening reception for the exhibit of her oil paintings at the Windsor Hotel and Dining Room on Friday, Aug. 15.
Originally slated to be held in the courtyard of the Windsor, rains forced the paintings featured in the exhibit to be moved inside to keep them from

Council looks to clean up community

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014

MONTE VISTA--Former interim city manager and government consultant Mark Garcia, from GOV-PLUS, gave an update to the Monte Vista City Council on the progress of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) project at a council meeting in July.
"I think the first step in moving forward is to appoint a new URA Commission," said Garcia. "The recruitment and appointment of

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