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Farmers market offers fresh produce, lots more

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The Monte Vista Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, goat milk products, homegrown meats, jewelry, wafels, cheesecakes and much more. The market runs Fridays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Monte Villa Inn on 1st Avenue.

Photos by Jennifer Alonzo
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Local man dies in crop duster crash

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- A Monte Vista High School graduate died in a crop dusting accident Friday morning after his plane crash landed in a barley field just inside the Alamosa County line off Road 6 East and Highway 112.
The pilot, Dusty Claunch, 27, of Monte Vista, was deceased at the scene. Dusty had worked for Rio Grande Sheriff's Office for
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Marijuana discussion smokes up

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--Tempers and shouting smoked up the Monte Vista City Council chambers during the regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 as the topic of a retail marijuana facility was the first issue of discussion. Community members and the council deliberated and argued amongst themselves and with each other for 90 minutes about how best to handle the subject before them.
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M.V. grad dies in crop duster crash

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- A Monte Vista High School graduate died in a crop dusting accident Friday morning after his plane crash landed in a barley field just inside the Alamosa County line off Road 6 East and Highway 112.
The pilot, Dusty Claunch, 27, of Monte Vista, was deceased at the scene. Dusty had worked for Rio Grande Sheriff's Office for
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Many talents showcased at SLV Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Courtesy Photos
Above: Annika Holder, 11, of Monte Vista decorates her cake during the SLV Fair Cake Decorating Contest last week.
At left: Senior Reserve Champion winner Devyn Mitchell, 14, models a dress she sewed in the SLV Fair Fashion Revue.
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Cross country trek takes Bramble through SLV

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
ALAMOSA -- Somewhere west of the San Luis Valley, headed towards Pagosa, Brett Bramble is walking along Highway 160 this week.
Every mile has a purpose for the 31-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia. Brett's transcontinental journey from the east to the west coast is for Brittany, his sister who died of a drug overdose a couple of weeks after her 28th
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Vehicles recovered, two arrested

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
MONTE VISTA-- On Aug. 7 at approximately 8:12 p.m., the Monte Vista Police Department responded to Mark's Auto Repair, located in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue for a report of stolen vehicles.
Investigation revealed that six vehicles had been stolen from the property. All the vehicles were entered as stolen. A few days later the vehicles were recovered
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Golf club presents plan for the future

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
MONTE VISTA--A special work session of the Monte Vista City Council met on Monday night, Aug. 8; first hearing community input on a proposed retail marijuana facility within city limits, which was reported in last week's Monte Vista Journal. Improvements to the Monte Vista Golf Club facilities were discussed in the second part of the work session.
Several members of
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