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MVMS student's poster goes national

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014

SAN LUIS VALLEY -- Brie Valdez dug a little deeper, and now her conservation poster is up against winners from across the country for national honors.
The Monte Vista Middle School sixth grader is the first San Luis Valley conservation poster contest contestant to go all the way to the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) competition in nine years,
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Sunday glitch doesn't ruin grand reopening

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- The grand opening of the resurrected Vali 3 Theatre this past weekend was well attended. The generosity from members of the community continues to astound the organizers.
"The first $50 drawing was won by Treven Roepke, and this very generous young man donated it back to the theatre on Friday," said volunteer Jim Poston. "Saturday night, Jordan
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Mistrial denied in murder case Monday

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014

DEL NORTE--Witness recollections and attorney reactions were the order of the day Monday in the double homicide trial of Daniel Bessey, 43.
Bessey is accused of killing Sarah Janay Beasley, 29, and John Salazar, 54, in the early morning hours of Feb. 13, 2012, at the home they shared in Monte Vista.
Dr. Leon Kelly, a pathologist with
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Annual All-Valley banquet honors football’s best

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014

ALAMOSA--For over 36 years the All-Valley Football Committee has been honoring the San Luis Valley's best football players. Over 1,584 players have been selected and honored over the years.
Last Wednesday was no different as the Alamosa Rodeway Inn hosted the 2014 version. With Centauri's Dave Forster as the master of ceremonies, the festivities saw a hearty meal
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Trial set for alleged methamphetamine dealers

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014

MONTE VISTA -- A federal grand jury has indicted two men arrested in one of the biggest local drug busts in the San Luis Valley, and a trial on their drug charges is currently scheduled for Jan. 20, 2015.
United States Attorney's Office Public Affairs Officer Jeff Dorschner confirmed this week that both Jose Enrique Cubillas-Varela, 28, of Seperanza
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City retains Farish

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014

MONTE VISTA, Monte Vista City Council members approved a variety of ordinances and resolutions for the benefit of the city at last week's meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4.
The Colorado Imperial Annexation was approved as recommended by City Manager Forrest Neuerburg on the second and final reading after there were no changes or additional public comments.

Attorney
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M.V. baby makes national headlines

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- San Luis Valley Health welcomed its biggest baby last Monday.
The story went viral on social media and national news websites, making one of Yahoo's top stories and USAToday.com.
Mia Yasmin Garcia weighed 13 pounds 13 ounces when she was born to Alisha Hernandez and Francisco Garcia of Monte Vista on December 1, 2014, in the
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Light up the Night...

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
At 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, the Memorial Tree prayer and lighting on Monte's Corner took place with luminaries shining bright and lined up in memory of loved ones who have passed and also giving thanks for those who are still living.
The "Light up the Night" ceremony was part of Monte Vista's annual holiday festival/parade of lights.
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Bessey murder trial gets underway

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014

DEL NORTE-- Following two days of jury selection involving some 300 persons and some preliminary motions, the long-awaited trial of Daniel Bessey began in earnest Friday and continues this week.
Bessey is accused of killing Sarah Janay Beasley, 29, and John Salazar, 54, in the early morning hours of Feb. 13, 2012, at the home they shared in Monte
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