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Falcons soar over Pirates in SPL title game

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--Friday night saw the Centauri Falcons in a near flawless game as they defeated the Monte Vista Pirates 42-6 to capture back-to-back SPL titles.
The Falcons started out strong and managed to keep their strength throughout the game. Falcons quarterback KC Jarvies struck first with a 34-yard carry for the first touchdown with 2:52 left in

Costumes fill up Ski Hi for annual carnival

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014

MONTE VISTA--The Kids Connection Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 24 was a huge success with hundreds of children and adults coming to enjoy games, prizes, snacks, music and a mini pumpkin patch all inside the Ski Hi Recreation Complex.
"We had around 200 attendees of all ages throughout the night, and the costume contest was a huge success,"

Whirlwind campaign tour brings Hickenlooper to Valley

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014

DEL NORTE, The large campaign bus rolled into the parking lot a little later than was scheduled Sunday for a meet and greet at Boogie's Diner in Del Norte. On the side of the bus was Hickenlooper * Garcia - Colorado Up 2014, in blue and brown lettering.
Using the Twitter hash tags #‎Hicktory‬‪#‎PickHick to update his supporters

Water rules: Be prepared or stop pumping

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014

ALAMOSA -- It's not a broken record; the needle's just stuck.
Sounding like a broken record, for several years the Colorado Division of Water Resources has warned well users that rules would be coming soon. Several years' worth of advisory committee meetings and groundwater model runs later, it appears the well regulations are finally close to completion.
"We anticipate

Beautification continues

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Photos by Jennifer Alonzo
City of Monte Vista Public Works employee Ramon O'Cana questions if the sign he is hanging is straight. The signs went up around downtown Monte Vista last week, one more step in the town's beautification project.

Fullenwider Park's sign

Strohmayer protests comments by Grayson in Journal article

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014

MONTE VISTA, Rio Grande County Coroner Rusty Strohmayer came before the Monte Vista City Council on Thursday, Oct. 16, to protest remarks made by Monte Vista Police Chief James Grayson that were reported in the Oct. 8 edition of the Monte Vista Journal.
"I have a big problem with the chief of police," said Strohmayer. "He doesn't seem to

‘Santa’ robs Family Dollar at gunpoint

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
MONTE VISTA--On Oct. 19 at approximately 9 p.m., a male wearing a red "hoodie" sweatshirt and a Santa Claus style-faux beard robbed the Family Dollar store located at 1369 East Highway 160 in Monte Vista. The male, described as approximately 5'4" tall, was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. He locked employees in the bathroom of the store before taking cash and fleeing the

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