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Snowstorm hits Valley, cancels school

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

SAN LUIS VALLEY--For the first time all winter, the San Luis Valley could declare a snow day on Monday.
After unseasonably warm temperatures and extended periods with no precipitation, this past weekend began to make up for some of the winter the Valley had missed so far.
Weekend snowfall reports ranged from 8 inches in Alamosa to nearly

Valley Publishing awarded 13 at CPA conference

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
MONTE VISTA--Valley Publishing staff received 13 awards at the Colorado Press Association's annual awards banquet held Feb. 21 in Denver-- five first place awards, six second and two third.
With 13 being the highest number of awards ever presented to Valley Publishing newspapers, Publisher Jennifer Alonzo says, "I am incredibly proud of our staff for such an amazing showing at

New clinic moves closer to reality

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

MONTE VISTA, The future Rio Grande County Hospital Clinic to be built in the former Super Foods building cleared yet another stepping stone as the Monte Vista City Council gave its resounding conditional approval for the plans at their meeting Feb. 19.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) had met on Feb. 10 and found the development is

Walk of Love brings peace to Monte Vista

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

MONTE VISTA--Jesse Varner and Michael Mora asked for help in their quest to end violence in the community and the world.
Almost 30 people showed up on a dreary winter day to make that happen. The first ever Walk of Love, was held in Monte Vista on Saturday, Feb. 21.
"We are two guys that are tired of

Annual ag conference addresses many topics

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015

SAN LUIS VALLEY -- For 19 days last year US potato growers had access south of the border, but a lawsuit quickly took it all away.
After more then a decade of work to gain entrance to the market, a Mexican growers' lawsuit prompted a temporary injunction against the joint decision to permit American potatoes anywhere in the neighboring

MVMS student wins state art contest

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
MONTE VISTA-- Aeneas Gomez, seventh grade student in Robin Wolfe's art class at Monte Vista Middle School achieved an exciting feat. Gomez's artwork was selected as the overall winning high school submission in the statewide Colorado Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition. 
His work will be made into a three-foot by five-foot flag and will placed on display at the

Man dies following domestic disturbance

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
MONTE VISTA--On Sunday evening, Feb. 15 at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers from the Monte Vista Police Department were called to the area of Eighth and Monroe streets regarding a reported domestic disturbance involving an automobile crash.
Upon arrival, officers found that a vehicle had stuck a tree and a male person, later identified as Kendrick Marquez, 25, had apparently been critically

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