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Parade winners announced

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014
MONTE VISTA-- The 2014 Ski-Hi Stampede award winners for this year's parade themed "Country Roots and Cowboy Boots" were as follows:

Senior Division Floats
Stampede Award, Sunflower Bank, Float with the most creative design
Pride of the Valley, Kiwanis Club, The most unusual or unique
Sweepstakes Award, Crooked Pole Boot Repair, Best adaptation of the theme
Children's Favorite, Colorado Parks

93rd Ski-Hi Stampede wildly successful

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014
MONTE VISTA -- The 93rd Annual Ski-High Stampede came to Monte Vista over the weekend and there was a rare traffic jam in town as thousands of people came to see the parade while treating themselves and their children to one of the largest carnivals still travelling the road.
The Ski-Hi Stampede is the oldest Pro-Rodeo in

It was a doggone good day...

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
Photo by Jennifer Alonzo
Amelie Pacheco and Mattie Belle from Del Norte smiled for the camera before taking their turn in the Monte Vista Co-op's Open Dog Show competition on Friday during the Co-op's annual Customer Appreciation Days. See show results on Page 3A.

Closed and locked playgrounds upset parents

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

MONTE VISTA-- A sign hangs on a Bill Metz Elementary fence, "the playground will be closed evenings and weekends due to vandalism."
School playgrounds in Monte Vista that were paid for in whole or in part with grants from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) have been closed due to vandalism or maintenance according to signs posted on the entrance gates.

Citizens fill city council meeting

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

MONTE VISTA, The Monte Vista City Council members were pleased to greet the many members of the public that came to attend and participate in the governmental process at the meeting on Thursday, July 17.
There were several people from the Neighborhood Watch program, including block captains that came to offer suggestions and relay questions and concerns from the

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