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Sargent High School holds fall NHS induction

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014
SARGENT-- Sargent High School held a fall National Honor Society induction on Sept. 18. Three students were inducted in the traditional ceremony, senior Bailey Rogers, juniors Mary Hood and Sunny Martinez. Each of these students met the GPA requirement, showed outstanding leadership, service and character. They join the other 25 current Sargent NHS students in this honorable organization.
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Theatre future to be discussed during upcoming presentation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- Mayor Debbie Garcia and City Manager Forrest Neuerburg announced an upcoming presentation at the Vali Theater - for the theater.
"Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a presentation by Kammie Cathcart, who ramrods the theatre in Holly, Colo.," said Garcia. "The theatre down there has been run by volunteers for more than 25
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Documentary to feature drive-in

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- Filmmaker David Gewertz from Dayton, Ohio was in town over the weekend making a documentary on drive-ins that are attached to motels. The Star Drive-In/Movie Manor Motel is one of the last two left in the United States.
"In May, I filmed the first of the two drive-ins left in the United States in Fairlee, Va. and
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BOE's possible appeal clarified

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014

MONTE VISTA, At the last Monte Vista Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Sept. 11, there was a notation about the possible intention to file a reconsideration request, or appeal, of the performance ranking assigned by the Colorado Department of Education to the school district.
"Under Colorado Department of Education guidelines, a district must notify CDE if the district
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Senior fun day entertains all ages

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
Courtesy Photos
Senior Fun Day, held at Tri-County Seniors Center on Friday, Sept. 12, brought out fun and games, complete with clowns Wanda (above) aand dancing to music by Bernal Maestas and Alex Lopez (at right).
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August busy month for MVPD

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014

MONTE VISTA -- Monte Vista Police Chief James Grayson and his department were busy as usual the past month with 12 more forcible entry burglaries, which makes a total of 42 burglaries this year and 105 time-consuming follow-up investigations performed by the officers in the month of August.
There were three burglary-in-progress reports. There were also 31 suspicious
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Budget restructuring begins for city

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- The city of Monte Vista has started a preliminary budget process with the goal of reducing overall general fund spending by five percent for 2015.
"The initial thought process on the budget reduction was to offset additional expense in general fund this year which have reduced the general fund reserve balance," said City Manager Forrest Neuerburg. "Following
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Homecoming parades into Monte Vista

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Photos by Beth Cerny
Monte Vista High School's annual homecoming parade strutted down Adams Street last Thursday, clockwise, from top: homecoming king and queen Daniel Borunda and Shelby Hindes, the pirate mascot, high school marching band. See more photos on Page 6A.
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Monte Vista City Council moves forward

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--During the Sept. 4 city council meeting, City Manager Forrest Neuerburg asked the council for approval to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) for engineering services to include a design of a comprehensive response to the I&I issue and to get estimates on videotaping and mapping of the sewer lines.
"An area of contention in our potential application
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Memorial park benefits from potatoes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
MONTE VISTA-- Every September the Monte Vista community comes together to celebrate one of the San Luis Valley's lifelines, the potato. This year's festival shaped up to be one for the history books.
On Sept. 5 and 6 the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) hosted the 2014 Potato Festival in Monte Vista. Not only was this year's event expanded into
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