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Monte Vista Schools prepared to take on new year

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista School District held its all district meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The meeting began with a pancake breakfast and continued with a presentation from Superintendent Robert Webb updating the district staff on several different departments, finances and programs.
Webb began by reminding staff about the Monte Vista Education Foundation. The foundation is funded by

Teen invents ‘Freedom Cane,’ patent pending

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

ALAMOSA--Sargent High School senior Mary Hood is likely one of the few teenagers with a patent pending on a product that could save someone's life someday.
The 17-year-old Alamosa resident developed a "smart cane," now called the Freedom Cane, as a science fair project that took her all the way to the international science fair this year, and she

MVPD shows support for Grayson

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista City Council meeting held on Thursday, Aug. 20 began with a strong demonstration of support for Monte Vista Police Chief Jim Grayson. Several officers attended the meeting to voice opposition to a perceived dismissal of Grayson.
Led by Officer Billy Calder the officers expressed concern with their belief the chief was being dismissed by

More than $25,000 in drugs, cash seized in Monte Vista

Modified: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
MONTE VISTA--On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at approximately 11:15 a.m., a plain clothed Monte Vista Police Officer observed what he believed to be drug activity in the parking lot behind the Monte Villa Inn in downtown Monte Vista. He maintained surveillance while the vehicle traveled a short distance to the mobile home park at 909 Acequia Drive, where uniformed officers contacted

Zollars named RGC judge

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
RIO GRANDE COUNTY -- Last Thursday Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment of Barbara Zollars as Rio Grande County Court judge in the 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties).
She will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Patrick H. Hayes, Jr. to the District Court bench in the

Local legend Ernie Wilkinson dies

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
MONTE VISTA-- "I never had a dull moment and only an occasional bad day" Charles Ernest "Ernie" Wilkinson.
Wilkinson, whose life was certainly devoid of "dull moments," passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 91.
An author whose newspaper columns entertained and educated audiences for many years, Wilkinson had also written an autobiography, "Colorado Outdoor Living,

'Fast Friends' donates to MVCF

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015
Larry "Animal" Garner, founder and director of Fast Friends, presents a $1,020 check to Debbie Garcia and Bob Bryning of the Monte Vista Community Fund.
Fast Friends is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for community projects. The proceeds from the Second Annual Steel Stampede Car and Gearhead Show were designated for the Faith Hinkley Veteran's Memorial Park.

M.V. continues to fight drug problem

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 19th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--The Monte Vista Neighborhood Watch Program continued its series of educational presentations on Monday, Aug. 10.
Shane Benz of Ascension Counseling was the featured guest speaker. As a former drug addict he provided an informational presentation on substance abuse, signs of use by teenager and the effects it has on schoolwork, relationships and family. Benz is proud

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