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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

SLV Fair wraps up in Monte Vista

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
Photo by Lauren Krizansky
Sheep Showmanship Junior Grand Champion Kyler Liddell handles swine Friday during the SLV Fair Round Robin competition. See related story and more photos on pages 6A and 8A.

Mountain King facing EEOC lawsuit

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
DENVER--Mountain King Potatoes, the name under which Smokin' Spuds, Inc. and Farming Technology, Inc., operate a potato warehouse in Monte Vista, created a hostile work environment by allowing managers to sexually harass female employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed Friday, according to a press release.
The EEOC also charged, according to

Communications tower approved

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014

DEL NORTE, A proposal by Jade Communications (gojade.org) and owner Alan Wehe to replace the existing 70' telecommunications tower with a 180' tower at the location of the Monte Vista Co-op was approved by the Rio Grande County Commissioners at the meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
The tower had been previously approved by the Rio Grande County Planning

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