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Dugan Ranch near Rio Grande conserved

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
MONTE VISTA -- In 1999 the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) was founded as the community‘s land trust, dedicated to serving the entire San Luis Valley. In 2007, RiGHT launched the Rio Grande Initiative, the landscape scale effort with many partners to protect land and water along the Rio Grande and its tributaries.
One of the first ranches
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House lost in morning blaze

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

MONTE VISTA -- An early morning structure fire south of Monte Vista left two residents homeless.
Monte Vista Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said the house fire about nine miles south of Monte Vista was fully engulfed when his department was called out shortly after 3 a.m. on Thursday.
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Economic developers discuss Valley

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
Part 1 of a 3 part series
MONTE VISTA-- Economic developers as well as community leaders convened at the Vali 3 Theater on Friday, Jan. 13 for the second annual Economic Summit hosted by Upper Rio Grande Economic Development. Specials guests Frank Gray, Clarke Becker and Karah Reygers facilitated the discussion.
Gray is the president of Castle Rock Economic
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Doug Davie, Pam Bricker say goodbye

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
RIO GRANDE COUNTY-- Community leaders and citizens filled the board room of the Rio Grande County Commissioners on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4 to bid farewell to longtime commissioner Doug Davie and outgoing commissioner Pam Bricker.
Davie is retiring after serving four terms on the board of county commissioners for a total of 16 years. A Valley native,
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Glover wins El Camino

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Photo by Anthony Guerrero
Robert Glover from Monte Vista was the proud winner of the 1983 El Camino Conquista, which was donated by Ray and Colette Skeff. The total amount raised for the various community projects was $6,650. All money generated by this raffle will be divided accordingly to the following groups: Kiwanis, Monte Vista Community Foundation, Faith Hinkley Veterans
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Recreation department envisions the future

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
MONTE VISTA-- The Monte Vista Recreation Department has big visions for the future. Recreation Supervisor Jaime Hurtado attended the Thursday, Jan. 5 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council and presented some ideas to make the recreational opportunities in Monte Vista even greater.
The first idea Hurtado shared is to have more indoor recreation especially during winter months. Ski
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Heavy snowstorm hits San Luis Valley

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
MONTE VISTA--After a relatively dry winter, the first major snowstorm of the season for the San Luis Valley fell on the night of Thursday, Jan. 5. Temperatures fell to record lows and travel became difficult or impossible.
In Monte Vista the snow accumulated to around seven inches. The heavy snowfall on Thursday night made for a bright and cold
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